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SWEDEN: New safety testing facility opens

AstaZero has opened its new SEK500m (US$72.3m) safety systems proving ground near Gothenburg, Sweden, the first full-scale facility for futu...

UK: Car output nudged up in July

Data released by the SMMT shows that there were 132,570 cars manufactured in the UK July - a rise of 2.8%....

SWEDEN: NEVS shows 9-3 EV prototype

NEVS has presented a Saab 9-3 Electric Vehicle designed and produced as part of a prototype series in Trollhättan....

US: Continental invests in Silicon Valley expertise

Continental has formed a business unit headquartered in Silicon Valley to focus on high tech future transport solutions for the automotive i...

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SWEDEN: New safety testing facility opens 21 Aug 2014

Chris Wright

AstaZero has opened its new SEK500m (US$72.3m) safety systems proving ground near Gothenburg, Sweden, the first full-scale facility for future traffic safety


CHINA: Lexus latest to cut prices 21 Aug 2014

Chris Wright

Toyota in China is cutting parts prices for its luxury Lexus models in response to heightened regulatory scrutiny over anti-trust issues.


SOUTH KOREA: Hyundai Motor to merge three parts makers 21 Aug 2014

Tony Pugliese

Hyundai Motor plans to merge three South Korean manufacturing subsidiaries into a single unit in an effort to streamline operations.


UK: Car output nudged up in July 21 Aug 2014

Dave Leggett

Data released by the SMMT shows that there were 132,570 cars manufactured in the UK July - a rise of 2.8%.


CHINA: SAIC and Alibaba to partner in connectivity 21 Aug 2014

Dave Leggett

SAIC Motor and Alibaba Group, China's e-commerce giant, say they are to jointly develop cars offering access to a broad range of online content and services.


UK: Toyota switches on large solar array at Deeside facility 21 Aug 2014

Dave Leggett

A large-scale embedded solar array will be switched on today (21 August) at Toyota UK's engine production centre at Deeside in North Wales.


MALAYSIA: Vehicle sales down 12% in July 21 Aug 2014

Tony Pugliese

New vehicle sales in Malaysia fell by 11.9% to 60,267 units in July, from strong year-earlier volumes of 68,431 units, according to data released by the Malaysian Automotive Association (MAA).


GERMANY: Opel hails assembly tools produced from 3D printer 21 Aug 2014

Dave Leggett

Opel says that assembly tools produced by a 3D printer are an increasingly important part of the production process.


CHENGDU PREVIEW: Mitsubishi Pajero facelift 21 Aug 2014

Glenn Brooks

CDMS 2014, the 17th Chengdu motor show, takes place on 28 August. The following list continues to be updated as manufacturers announce world premieres.


JAPAN: Hitachi Metal to buy Waupaca Foundry 21 Aug 2014

Tony Pugliese

Japan's Hitachi Metals Ltd has signed an agreement with US private equity firm KPS Capital Partners to buy Waupaca Foundry for USD 1.3 billion.


BELGIUM: Tesla opens new service centre in Antwerp 21 Aug 2014

Dave Leggett

Tesla has a new service centre with showroom in Antwerp, its third location in Belgium.


UK: Impetus appoints Fernihough as sales and marketing head 21 Aug 2014

Dave Leggett

UK-based consulting firm Impetus Automotive has appointed Ashley Fernihough to the newly created position of Sales and Marketing Director.


SWEDEN: Volvo Cars forecasts 10% sales rise for 2014 20 Aug 2014

Tony Lewis

Volvo Cars expects sales to rise by 10% this year on the back of strong growth in China and improving conditions in Europe. Earlier this year the company had forecast sales growing by 5%.


SWEDEN: NEVS shows 9-3 EV prototype 20 Aug 2014

Dave Leggett

NEVS has presented a Saab 9-3 Electric Vehicle designed and produced as part of a prototype series in Trollhättan.


US: Cadillac takes on Merc S Class 20 Aug 2014

Tony Lewis

Cadillac will launch a new large saloon to rival the Mercedes-Benz S Class and BMW 7 Series.


CHINA: China levies big fines on Japanese parts makers 20 Aug 2014

Dave Leggett

China's regulatory authorities have found a group of Japanese automotive parts makers guilty of price fixing and handed out large fines.


INDIA: VW adds diesel engine assembly line at Chakan plant 20 Aug 2014

Dave Leggett

Volkswagen has set up a diesel engine assembly line and an engine testing facility at its Chakan plant in Pune, The Economic Times said.


CHINA: NDRC fines Mitsubishi Electric 20 Aug 2014

Dave Leggett

Mitsubishi Electric saysi it has received an order from Republic of China's National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), on 19 August, for payment of a surcharge amounting to CNY44.88m (US$7.3m).


US: NGK Spark Plug to pay US$52.1m to DOJ in plea agreement 20 Aug 2014

Dave Leggett

NGK Spark Plug says it has concluded a plea agreement with the US Department of Justice (DOJ), agreeing to pay a fine of US$52.1m based on charges that it violated antitrust laws in connection with sales of automotive spark plugs and oxygen sensors.


MOSCOW PREVIEW: BMW X5 Security Plus 20 Aug 2014

Glenn Brooks

The media preview days for the 2014 Moscow motor show will be 27 & 28 August. There will be various vehicle world premieres and this list will be updated as more are announced.


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