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    Report: CEO Says Kia Needs India Car Factory  

    A Korean newspaper quotes Kia CEO Park Han-woo as saying the automaker should build a factory in India to counter slowdowns in the Chinese and Russian markets....More
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    Daimler Boosting Compact-Car Output in Hungary  

    The German luxury automaker says strong demand for compact cars including the B-Class and CLA models is prompting its decision to increase production at the Kecskemet plant....More
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    Takata Rival Daicel Raising Airbag Inflator Output  

    Daicel will increase production at its Japan plant and may raise output at its overseas facilities to meet rising demand apart from rival Takata's replacement of defective airbag inflators....More
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    VW Brazil Workers End 10-Day Strike  

    The automaker agreed to reinstate 800 laid-off employees and, according to union officials, offer annual raises of 1% plus inflation adjustments through 2019....More
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    Ford Upping Production of Popular Germany-Built Vehicles  

    Bolstered by a 4.2% sales increase in Europe in December, the automaker is increasing production of its top-selling Fiesta hatchback and Focus, C-Max and Grand C-Max models....More
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    Japanese Regulators May Hike Supplier Oversight in Wake of Takata Recalls  

    The comments by Japan's transport minister indicate possible changes to laws that prevent regulators from directly investigating supplier problems....More
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    VW Expanding Slovakia Plant, Report Says  

    A Slovak newspaper says the German automaker will invest 500 million euros to renovate and expand its production plant in the Central European country....More
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    FCA Plans to Hire 1,500 at Italian Plant  

    The Italian-American automaker cites strong sales of its new Jeep Renegade and Fiat 500X models in rehiring 500 workers at the Melfi plant and adding 1,000 more....More
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    UPDATE 2-Brazil automakers expect small rebound from 2014 slump  

    (Adds industrial production figures) By Alberto Alerigi and Brad Haynes SAO PAULO, Jan 8 (Reuters) - Automobile production in 2015 in Brazil will likely barely recover from a sharp plunge last year, as weak sales and exports drag on an industry quickly shedding jobs. Anfavea, the national automakers association, on Thursday forecast a 4.1 percent rise in vehicle output this year after a 15.3 percent drop in 2014 due to tighter credit, shaky consumer confidence and expiring tax breaks. Output rose 10 percent in 2013....More
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