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VW goes local in India to lift sales

July 17, 2014 16:52 CET
VW will increase the amount of locally made parts in the cars it sells in India to help lift falling sales. Five years after entering India, VW has captured just 2.1 percent of the market because its cars are seen as relatively expensive....
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Volkswagen plans $250 million investment in India

July 15, 2014 10:36 CET
Volkswagen plans to invest 15 billion rupees ($250 million) in India over the next five to six years. VW's market share in India fell in the last fiscal year to 2.1 percent from 2.4 percent....
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In India, torrential rains mean good business

10:42 am U.S. ET | June 16, 2014
We've all seen the stereotypical pictures of peak monsoon season in India: Throngs of people wading waist-deep through cities swamped with muddy water....
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India's blast from the past is on its last legs

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 2, 2014
News out of India seems to spell the end of production of the Hindustan Ambassador -- the Amby, as it is affectionately known in India....
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GM to start exporting cars from India in 2nd half of year

9:23 am U.S. ET | May 28, 2014
General Motors will start exporting vehicles from India in the second half of the year, aiming to ramp up local capacity utilization rates amid a slowdown in the domestic auto market....
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India's Hindustan Motors halts output of iconic Ambassador

May 27, 2014 06:01 CET
Hindustan Motors, the maker of the iconic Ambassador, has halted production of the four-door sedan citing weak demand and a lack of funds. The move casts doubt on the future of a vehicle that has looked essentially the same for nearly six decades....
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Mahindra to add 100-plus jobs in U.S.

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 19, 2014
Indian automaker Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd., which unsuccessfully tried to introduce its light trucks in the United States in 2006, plans to add about 110 engineering jobs at its technical center in suburban Detroit....
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Who will build the new Jeeps?

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 12, 2014
When the Allied armies won World War II overseas, they did so in a Jeep....
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Fiat Chrysler targets 850,000 sales in China by 2018

May 8, 2014 06:01 CET
Fiat Chrysler, a bit player in Asia, plans to boost local production and sales significantly in China and India through 2018....
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Fiat Chrysler targets 850,000 vehicle sales in China in 2018

5:10 pm U.S. ET | May 6, 2014
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, a bit player in Asia, plans to boost local production and sales significantly in China and India through 2018. In 2018, the automaker wants to sell about 850,000 vehicles in China, versus 130,000 in 2013....
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Global vehicle sales will likely peak in next decade, analysts say

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 1, 2014
The planet that Henry Ford put on wheels is poised for a stall. The world will reach "Peak Car" -- a point at which annual global sales growth will top out -- in the next decade, analysts predict....
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Ford tweaks India-built EcoSport for Europe

Feb. 11, 2014 08:05 CET
Ford has tweaked the EcoSport subcompact SUV for European markets as it hopes the model will help it return its operations in the recession-hit region to profit by 2015....
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Jaguar Land Rover sales fuel tripling of Tata Motors profit

Feb. 10, 2014 13:07 CET
Jaguar Land Rover reported third-quarter profits that more than doubled to 619 million pounds ($1 billion), helping to buoy parent Tata Motors, which is struggling to revive its Indian auto business....
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Tata Motors names Mistry interim chief as Slym successor sought

Feb. 7, 2014 11:57 CET
Tata Motors Chairman Cyrus Mistry will lead the automaker while it seeks a replacement for Karl Slym, the automaker's managing director, who fell to his death in Thailand last month....
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Tata boss Slym quarreled with wife before his death, Thai police say

1:34 am U.S. ET | Jan. 28, 2014
Thai police investigating how Tata Motors chief Karl Slym died said he had an argument with his wife on the eve of his death. Slym, a former GM executive from England, fell from a Bangkok hotel window....
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Asia boosts status as production powerhouse

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 28, 2014
Where will the bulk of the world's cars be built this year? More than a third of the global total will be manufactured in Asia -- and we're not talking about Japan....
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Thai police say Tata boss Slym quarreled with wife before his death

Jan. 28, 2014 07:34 CET
Thai police investigating how Tata Motors chief Karl Slym died said he had an argument with his wife on the eve of his death. Slym, a former GM executive from England, fell from a Bangkok hotel window....
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Asia flexes status as production powerhouse

2:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 27, 2014
Where will the bulk of the world's cars be assembled this year? More than a third of the global total will be manufactured in Asia -- and we're not talking about Japan....
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Tata Motors Managing Director Slym dies after Bangkok hotel fall

Jan. 26, 2014 15:19 CET
Tata Motors Managing Director Karl Slym died after falling from a high floor in a Bangkok hotel. The Englishman, who joined Tata in 2012 after a 17-year stint at GM, was in Bangkok for a Tata Motors Thailand board meeting....
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Cooper Tire drops Apollo Tyres merger bid, citing financing

9:15 am U.S. ET | Dec. 30, 2013
Cooper Tire & Rubber dropped plans to merge with India's Apollo Tyres, saying financing for the transaction is no longer available following a valuation dispute with the Indian competitor....
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GM will open Singapore headquarters to back emerging-market thrust

Nov. 13, 2013 08:04 CET
General Motors will open a new headquarters in Singapore headed by former Volvo CEO Stefan Jacoby to oversee markets including Southeast Asia and India....
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Continental to concentrate more on growth opportunities outside Europe

Oct. 23, 2013 15:40 CET
Continental is banking on growth outside Europe to help offset continued weakness in the region and is investing in adding tire production capacity in fast-growing markets....
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GM found responsible in India emissions test case, source says

6:32 am U.S. ET | Oct. 22, 2013
An Indian government-appointed panel investigating General Motors' recall of 114,000 Tavera vehicles says the company flouted testing regulations, a senior government official who has seen the report said....
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Ford's tilt toward China, Asia begins to pay off

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 6, 2013
A century after Henry Ford's assembly line in Michigan moved for the first time, among the changes in Ford's vehicle production, none is more dramatic than simply where it takes place. Ford vehicles assembled in China and the rest of Asia now outnumber those built in Europe for the first time. By 2015, Ford will have the capacity to produce more cars and trucks in Asia than it made last year in North America....
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Lamborghini bullish on U.S., India as tax crackdown hits China sales

Sept. 23, 2013 14:28 CET
Lamborghini is counting on long-term growth in the U.S. and India to help offset a slowdown in China sales hit by a government campaign against conspicuous spending....
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