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    Hyundai Plans Sonata Hybrid for Chinese Market  

    The automaker says production of the new sedan in China makes it the first Sonata hybrid to be produced outside Korea....More
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    Indian Automaker Preparing to Bid for Pininfarina  

    Sources say Mahindra & Mahindra intends to submit a formal bid for the Italian car-design studio in time for an April 29 shareholder meeting....More
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    Supplier Continental Steps Up China Investment  

    CEO Elmar Degenhart says the German supplier plans to invest about €1 billion in China to 2019, the same amount it invested from 2010-2014....More
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    Mahindra & Mahindra Pursuing Pininfarina, Sources Say  

    Two sources familiar with the negotiations say the Indian automaker intends to present a formal offer for the Italian design studio before its April 29 shareholder meeting....More
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    German Automakers Predict Steep Drop in China Market  

    The VDA auto-industry group predicts sales growth in China could fall to as low as 6% this year from 12.7% in 2014, although German automakers raised their share of the country's market to 23% in the year's first two months from 21.2% prior-year....More
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    Audi Positioned to Meet China Demand, Execs Say  

    The Volkswagen-owned brand's China president, Dietmar Voggenreiter, says the country's growing middle class is finding models such as its A4 and Q5 appealing and affordable....More
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    Lotus' Parent Company Expanding Into China  

    Malaysian conglomerate DRB-HICOM's automotive subsidiaries Proton and Lotus will form a joint venture with Chinese automaker Goldstar to build, sell and provide after-sales service for Lotus cars in the country....More
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    E-Commerce Giant Alibaba, Shanghai GM to Market Cars Online  

    Shanghai GM becomes the latest automaker to partner with Alibaba to offer online sales and financing for GM products and collaborate on marketing and aftermarket services....More
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    Toyota Engineer Calls EV Growth Unsustainable  

    Yoshikazu Tanaka, chief engineer of Toyora's Miraj fuel-cell electric vehicle, says battery-powered EVs will not be a practical long-ranger alternative to conventional cars even with advances in quick-charging technology....More
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    Japan May Miss Target for FCEV Hydrogen Stations  

    The government hopes to have about 100 hydrogen fueling stations operating by March 2016, but only 76 have been approved since the deadline to apply for subsidies expired last month....More
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    Chinese E-commerce Giant Forms Automotive Unit  

    Alibaba's automotive-business unit includes car-marketing services based on its big data-analysis capabilities, and e-commerce company has partnered with automaker SAIC to invest in development of Internet-connected cars....More
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    Former FAW-VW Executive Gets Life Sentence for Bribery  

    Shi Tao, former deputy general manager of the FAW-Volkswagen joint venture's sales arm, was convicted of taking ¥33 million for steering business orders to advertisers and car dealers....More

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