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CHINA: Volvo plant starts exporting to the US

Volvo's Chinese plant in the south western city of Chengdu has completed its first luxury sedan made for the US market....

GERMANY: DAS could help meet EU accident target by 2020: Bosch

Bosch says driver assistance systems (DAS) could see European Union (EU) targets to halve traffic accidents met by 2020....

BRAZIL: Local fleet grows at slower pace

In the last few years, the Brazilian vehicle fleet, besides growing thanks to strong market expansion, has been rejuvenated. But this began...

GERMANY: Bosch predicts ICEs will beat EU CO2 targets

Bosch is estimating gasoline engines for sub-compact cars will beat strict European Union CO2 emission limits of 95g by some margin, with th...

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CHINA: Volvo plant starts exporting to the US 26 May 2015

Chris Wright

Volvo's Chinese plant in the south western city of Chengdu has completed its first luxury sedan made for the US market.


GERMANY: DAS could help meet EU accident target by 2020: Bosch 26 May 2015

Simon Warburton

Bosch says driver assistance systems (DAS) could see European Union (EU) targets to halve traffic accidents met by 2020.


BRAZIL: Local fleet grows at slower pace 26 May 2015

Fernando Calmon

In the last few years, the Brazilian vehicle fleet, besides growing thanks to strong market expansion, has been rejuvenated. But this began to reverse last year as combined registrations of light and heavy vehicles dipped by 9%.


GERMANY: Bosch predicts ICEs will beat EU CO2 targets 26 May 2015

Simon Warburton

Bosch is estimating gasoline engines for sub-compact cars will beat strict European Union CO2 emission limits of 95g by some margin, with their diesel counterparts going even further.


US: GM upgrades Corvette plant paint shop 26 May 2015

Chris Wright

A new paint shop is included in General Motors' US$439m spend on its Chevrolet Corvette plant in Bowling Green, Kentucky.


BRAZIL: Big Four steadily losing market share 26 May 2015

Fernando Calmon

Though Brazil sales are estimated to fall 13% to 19% in 2015, depending on the forecaster's optimism or pessimism, not all brands will be hit. The market seems more prone to shrinkage in the lower price ranges where the dominant 'older' four - automakers established here for decades - are suffering most.


US: Marchionne merger overtures to GM's Barra rebuffed - report 26 May 2015

Dave Leggett

A report in the New York Times suggests that FCA chief Sergionne Marchionne approached General Motors' CEO Mary Barra to discuss combining the two corporations, but was rebuffed.


INDIA: Honda begins Jazz exports to South Africa 26 May 2015

Chris Wright

Honda Cars India has started exporting its small Jazz [Fit in some markets] to South Africa from its plant in Rajasthan where it increasing production of the model from 120,000 to 180,000 units a year.


GERMANY: Daimler spending big at Berlin and Bremen plants 26 May 2015

Graeme Roberts

Daimler is continuing to back Berlin as a production location with the announcement of a EUR500m (US$545m) spend to develop the city's Mercedes-Benz plant into a high-tech component factory.


2015 VILLA d’ESTE CONCORSO: Debuts list 26 May 2015

Glenn Brooks

The Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este 2015 took place from 22-25 May. BMW and Zagato had vehicle world premieres at the event.


FRANKFURT DEBUTS LIST: Škoda Superb estate added 26 May 2015

Glenn Brooks

Skoda is the latest vehicle manufacturer to announce a motor show world premiere for the 2015 Frankfurt IAA.


JAPAN: Mazda CX-5 output reaches 1m from five assembly plants 26 May 2015

Graeme Roberts

Mazda Motor Corporation said cumulative production of the CX-5 crossover passed 1m at the end of April 2015. This was three years and five months after production commenced in November 2011.


UK: Car market has topped out - Vauxhall chief 22 May 2015

Dave Leggett

The UK car market continues to turn in high monthly numbers, but it is topping out according to Vauxhall MD Tim Tozer.


GERMANY: Bosch transportation strategy: "Goes beyond the Hood" 22 May 2015

Simon Warburton

Bosch says it is evaluating in equal measure the impact of transportation needs as much as its technology on board future vehicles.


GERMANY: Automated cars to slash human mistakes: Bosch Mobility chairman 22 May 2015

Simon Warburton

Bosch says adopting automated driving systems could help avoid most accidents as such technology increasingly occupies the thoughts of consumers and legislators.


MALAYSIA: Perodua targets higher exports 22 May 2015

Tony Pugliese

Malaysia's second national car company Perodua, which has Japan's Daihatsu Motor as its strategic partner, plans to begin exports of the Axia small car in the second half of 2015.


GERMANY: Bosch looks to clean energy souce for future vehicles 22 May 2015

Simon Warburton

Bosch says electric-based vehicles based on renewable energy sources "make real sense" as debate continues to rage surrounding power generation for future mobility.


SOUTH KOREA: Korean plug-in market set for growth spurt 22 May 2015

Dave Leggett

Reports in the Korean media say that the plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) and electric car market is set for a growth spurt amid prospects for new government incentives and product introductions.


UK: FCA orders engine noise cancellation tech from Harman 22 May 2015

Dave Leggett

Harman says it has been awarded a contract from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) to equip Fiat Chrysler vehicles with Engine Order Cancellation (EOC) technology, which decreases perceptible cabin noise.


US: Honda begins production of 2016 Pilot SUV in Alabama 22 May 2015

Dave Leggett

Honda has started the mass production of the all-new 2016 Honda Pilot at Honda Manufacturing of Alabama (HMA) on 21 May.


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