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Mitsubishi retools flagship Japan plant before hybrid push

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 26, 2014

Mitsubishi is overhauling its flagship assembly plant in Japan to slash production costs and boost capacity as it readies for increased output of plug-in hybrid vehicles. The renovations at Mitsubishi's Okazaki plant in central Japan aim to cut the cost of body assembly 30 percent....
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Volkswagen puts its faith in Tennessee

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 21, 2014

In conjunction with its announcement last week that it would invest $900 million to expand its Tennessee factory to accommodate a mid-sized cross-over tailored to the U.S. market, VW also mapped out plans for a new vehicle r&d center at its Chattanooga site, deviating from a tradition of central planning from Wolfsburg....
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