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BRAZIL: Nissan will enlarge its model line to grow in Brazil

Brazil’s current weak auto sales, likely to spill over from 2014 into 2015, seems to be far from the best background for the huge investment...

CHINA: Ford to launch Lincoln

Ford is to take its premium Lincoln brand to China with an eye on buyers who currently choose Audi, BMW and Mercedes....

SWEDEN: Nevs headcount climbs to 700+ as 9-3 deliveries start

National Electric Vehicle Sweden (Nevs) says it now employs more than 700 people at its Trollhättan plant in Western Sweden as 9-3 productio...

BRAZIL: Nissan opens new Resende factory and supplier park

Nissan has officially opened its BRL$2.6bn (US$1.5bn) factory complex in Resende, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil which is one of the largest automot...

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CHINA: Ford to launch Lincoln 17 Apr 2014

Graeme Roberts

Ford is to take its premium Lincoln brand to China with an eye on buyers who currently choose Audi, BMW and Mercedes.


INDIA: Tata restructuring production at all plants 17 Apr 2014

Graeme Roberts

In a bid to tackle declining volumes in recent years and boost plant viability and margins, Tata is reworking production at its six plants.


SWEDEN: Nevs headcount climbs to 700+ as 9-3 deliveries start 17 Apr 2014

Simon Warburton

National Electric Vehicle Sweden (Nevs) says it now employs more than 700 people at its Trollhättan plant in Western Sweden as 9-3 production starts to ramp up.


INDIA: Mahindra and Mahindra plans seventh auto plant 17 Apr 2014

Graeme Roberts

Mahindra & Mahindra seventh automotive plant in Tamil Nadu will start operations by 2015-16 with a completely new model range, a local media report said.


UK Third successive quarter of growth in Europe 17 Apr 2014

Graeme Roberts

The European new car market recorded a third successive quarter of growth thanks to a 9.3% year on year increase in March.


MEXICO: Faurecia supplying parts for 2015 VW Golf 17 Apr 2014

Graeme Roberts

Faurecia is supplying parts for the 2015 Mexican built NAFTA Volkswagen Golf being launched this spring.


UK: MG reveals concept EV 17 Apr 2014

Graeme Roberts

SAIC Motor’s MG division has revealed a UK designed and developed electric vehicle as part of the brand’s 90th anniversary celebrations.


US: Discovery Sport to replace Land Rover's Freelander 17 Apr 2014

Graeme Roberts

Land Rover has confirmed the first nameplate in its redesigned Discovery family - previewed in concept form at the New York motor show this week will be the Discovery Sport "premium compact SUV".


BRAZIL: Nissan will enlarge its model line to grow in Brazil 17 Apr 2014

Fernando Calmon

Brazil’s current weak auto sales, likely to spill over from 2014 into 2015, seems to be far from the best background for the huge investment just made by Nissan in Resende, 100 miles northwest of Rio de Janeiro City.


INDIA: Toyota Kirloskar union deadlock unbroken after talks 16 Apr 2014

Graeme Roberts

Renewed talks between Toyota Kirloskar Motor management and its employees union to end the deadlock over labour issues at two plants near Bangalore have failed.


INDIA: Maruti-Suzuki union receives powerful backing from NTUI 16 Apr 2014

Simon Warburton

One of India's major organised labour groupings is hailing recent union elections for Maruti-Suzuki workers as a "huge step forward" following significant industrial unrest at the Manesar plant near Delhi.


BELGIUM: First quarter Europe tyre sales show double digit growth 16 Apr 2014

Simon Warburton

Figures from the European Tyre and Rubber Manufacturers Association show first quarter double digit growth in almost all tyre segments.


JAPAN: Suzuki plans simpler, cheaper hybrid (than Toyota) 16 Apr 2014

Graeme Roberts

Suzuki Motor has said it will introduce an affordable, simplified petrol-electric hybrid technology in its cars.


SWEDEN: Nevs starts first 9-3 deliveries to dealers 16 Apr 2014

Simon Warburton

National Electric Vehicle Sweden (Nevs) has started the very first delivery of its 9-3 models to dealers across Sweden with the demonstrator vehicles available for test drive.


GERMANY: Hella develops matrix LED headlamp system with Audi 16 Apr 2014

Dave Leggett

Hella has announced that it has developed and supplied to Audi a headlamp system that automatically adjusts high-beam light patterns for other traffic and pedestrians.


US: Chevrolet adds Trax to small SUV lineup 16 Apr 2014

Graeme Roberts

Chevrolet is to sell the Trax small SUV in the US. Unlike Europe, where both Chevrolet and Opel/Vauxhall versions were sold from the off, General Motors launched the model line with the more upmarket Buick Encore version.


BELGIUM: Toyota on track for 2015 fuel cell car launch 16 Apr 2014

Dave Leggett

Toyota is on track for the launch of its first hydrogen fuel cell vehicle in 2015, with limited numbers also earmarked for Europe, according to remarks made by Toyota Motor Europe executives.


US: GM CEO recall comments draw senator's retort 16 Apr 2014

Graeme Roberts

Comments made by General Motors CEO Mary Barra ahead of the New York auto show have attracted a sharp retort from a US senator.


GERMANY: BMW raises i3 output to 100 a day 16 Apr 2014

Dave Leggett

BMW is raising output of the i3 electric car at its Leipzig factory as it takes the model to North America and reports continued high demand.


INDIA: Union claims major election victory at Maruti-Suzuki plant 16 Apr 2014

Simon Warburton

Maruti-Suzuki is declining to comment on union claims the labour body has won 11 out of 12 seats against what it refers to as a "management installed puppet panel" at the automaker's Manesar plant.


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