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  • May 12, 2015
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    2015 WardsAuto Interiors Student Competition: Makoto Takahashi

    Relaxation is the theme of College for Creative Studies student Makoto Takahashi’s futuristic Subaru XV. Its seats recline fully and allow occupants to watch movies or surf the Internet while the vehicle’s windows and moon roof turn into projector screens....More
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    BMW Car Sales Improve 5.6% in April  

    The German luxury automaker says a slight 0.6% uptick in China sales of BMW and Mini vehicles was offset by gains of 8.7% and 9.6% in Europe and North America, respectively....More
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    Most Midsize SUVs Fail IIHS Crash Test  

    The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety says of seven vehicles subjected to its small-overlap front-crash test, only the Nissan Murano and Jeep Wrangler earned a "good" rating, while the Ford Flex was rated "acceptable" and the rest "marginal" or "poor."...More
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    Tesla Will Modify EVs Sold in China to Meet Charging Standard  

    The automaker says it is actively involved in the process of setting national EV charging standards in China, where analysts say Tesla sales have lagged in part because of limited charging infrastructure....More
  • May 11, 2015
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    2015 WardsAuto Interiors Student Competition: Sam Patel

    College for Creative Studies student Sam Patel created an innovative seating layout for his design of a 2030 self-driving CUV....More
  • Newswire

    Volvo Truck Workers Strike in Brazil  

    Volvo says about 4,000 workers at its Curitiba plant walked off the job after their union rejected the company's offer of employment through 2015 but with cuts in pay....More
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    Volvo Cars picks South Carolina to supply toughening U.S. market  

    * $500 million investment seen initially creating 2,000 jobs * Production to start 2018 and quickly reach 100,000 a year * China-owned Volvo Cars looking to reverse US sales decline By Laurence Frost and Ben Klayman PARIS/DETROIT, May 11 (Reuters) - Sweden's Volvo Cars has chosen a site in South Carolina for a $500 million investment in its first U.S. plant, it said on Monday, targeting a bigger share of the increasingly competitive North American premium market....More
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    Suzuki Sees 2015 Recovery After First Profit Drop in 6 Years  

    Japan's fourth-largest automaker says annual operating profit fell 4.4%, short of its prediction of a 0.1% rise, as strong sales in India were undercut by slumping demand at home....More
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    GM Says It Will Miss 2017 EV Deployment Target  

    The automaker says lower gasoline prices and a jump in the number of model offerings throughout the industry are among the factors curtailing demand for electrified vehicles....More
  • May 8, 2015
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    2015 WardsAuto Interiors Student Competition: Jose Lopez

    College for Creative Studies student Jose Lopez's self-driving CUV concept is designed for a professional who loves the outdoors and fly fishing on weekends....More

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