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    CORRECTED-Mitsubishi recalls Lancer sedans with Takata air bags  

    (Corrects paragraph 1 and headline to collectively show that Mitsubishi is one of nine automakers, not the ninth, to say it will conduct a limited regional recall, deletes second sentence in 7th paragraph saying Mitsubishi was the last to announce recall) DETROIT, July 18 (Reuters) - Mitsubishi Motors Corp is recalling cars made with Takata Corp air bags in Florida, Hawaii, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands....More
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    Jeep Repair Deadline Can Be Moved Up, Chrysler Says  

    Chrysler tells NHTSA it can fit trailer hitches onto 1.56 million older Jeep SUVs by March, after the regulator approved the automaker's plan to protect rear fuel tanks by installing the hitches....More
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    Top GM Lawyer, Delphi CEO to Face U.S. Senate on Ignition Defect  

    GM general counsel Michael Milliken likely will be asked about his department's handling of private lawsuits filed over crashes involving the defective switches, while Delphi CEO Rodney O'Neal is to testify about his company's production of the parts....More
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    UPDATE 4-BMW to recall 1.6 mln cars on concerns over Takata air bags  

    (Adds NHTSA comment) By Ben Klayman DETROIT, July 16 (Reuters) - German automaker BMW said on Wednesday it is recalling about 1.6 million cars worldwide to replace passenger-side front air bags made by Takata Corp because the inflators could break apart during deployment and injure passengers. The recall affects 3 Series vehicles produced between May 1999 and August 2006....More
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    BMW to Raise Annual China Capacity to 400,000 Units  

    The German luxury automaker says the one-third increase in capacity at its two Chinese plants is designed to raise its profile in the world's largest auto market and offset slow sales in Europe....More
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    Audi Adding Third Shift at Hungary Assembly Plant  

    The Volkswagen-owned luxury brand is boosting production at its plant in Gyor, Hungary, which produces the TT Coupe and Roadster sports cars and the A3 Limousine and Cabriolet....More
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    UPDATE 4-Ford, Toyota halt some South African output due to strike  

    * NUMSA strike affects Ford's Pretoria plant * Toyota says to halt some production from Tuesday * NUMSA, employers expected to meet on Monday * Smaller UASA union says likely to accept offer this week (adds Mercedes Benz, NUMSA and industry comments) By Wendell Roelf...More
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    Porsche Announces Major Investment in German Plant  

    The Volkswagen-owned luxury-car maker will invest more than $546 million in the German plant, which will build Boxster and Cayman models exclusively in the future....More
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    CORRECTED-Demand from U.S. automakers could boost aluminium price -Japan industry body  

    (Corrects paragraph 9 to show target is 6.5 mln T, not 650,000 T, and that current demand is 4 mln T) * Ford plans to launch aluminium-intensive truck, others could follow * Could push aluminium price to $2,500 per T -Japan industry body * Premiums paid by Japanese buyers are too high -industry group...More
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    Honda to Shut Japan Plant Thursday Due to Typhoon  

    A spokesman says the plant in Southern Japan is being closed for employee safety and the Japanese automaker does not expect the facility itself to be damaged by Typhoon Neoguri....More
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    REFILE-GM Korea CEO warns of output cut as strike vote looms  

    (Refiles to restore dropped letter in seventh paragraph) SEOUL, July 8 (Reuters) - General Motors' South Korea chief warned employees that a potential strike could lead to further production cuts in one of its major Asian manufacturing bases, according to an email sent to staff and obtained by Reuters. GM's 15,000 unionised workers in South Korea plan to cast ballots on Tuesday and Wednesday on whether to stage a strike for a fourth consecutive year, signalling a resurgence of summer labour unrest in the country's auto industry....More
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Aug 19, 2014
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Dodge Undergoes Brand ‘Purification’

The brand moves from overall mainstream to so-called mainstream-performance....More
Aug 15, 2014
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Is Your Classic Car Worthy of Historical Register?

“If we had a local fruit truck from Birmingham here or local delivery truck that is still around, a local firetruck, that’s every bit as important as the Washington Monument on the national level. It’s all part of our heritage, and heritage starts local," Mark Gessler says....More
Aug 11, 2014
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U.S. Luxury-Vehicle Sales Heading for Record Year

The upward movement in luxury penetration to 12.9% in 2014 has been an ongoing process for at least 34 years since the segment held a 4.8% share in 1980....More

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