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UK: JLR recreates 1948 line for Defender plant tour

With the Defender in its final year of production, Tata Motors' Land Rover has built a replica of the production line used to manufacture th...

UK: Most cars relatively unscathed by Hoegh Osaka drama: ship owner

Owners of the Hoegh Osaka carship say most of the vehicles on board the vessel are able to be driven off, with relatively few damaged by wat...

INDIA: Maruti misses third quarter profit expectations

Maruti Suzuki's third fiscal quarter sales rose 12.4% to 323,911 vehicles. Exports grew 43.8% to 28,709 units. But the company missed analys...

US: Dana ditches Venezuela unit

Dana Holding said it had completed the sale of its Venezuelan operations, CA Danaven, to Manufacturing and Logistics Solutions, an independe...

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UK: JLR recreates 1948 line for Defender plant tour 27 Jan 2015

Graeme Roberts

With the Defender in its final year of production, Tata Motors' Land Rover has built a replica of the production line used to manufacture the first models in 1948.


UK: Most cars relatively unscathed by Hoegh Osaka drama: ship owner 27 Jan 2015

Simon Warburton

Owners of the Hoegh Osaka carship say most of the vehicles on board the vessel are able to be driven off, with relatively few damaged by water ingestion.


INDIA: Maruti misses third quarter profit expectations 27 Jan 2015

Graeme Roberts

Maruti Suzuki's third fiscal quarter sales rose 12.4% to 323,911 vehicles. Exports grew 43.8% to 28,709 units. But the company missed analysts' profit expectations.


INDIA: Isuzu building US$488m truck and SUV factory 27 Jan 2015

Graeme Roberts

Isuzu Motors is building an INR30bn (US$488m) factory in Sricity, Andhra Pradesh.


GERMANY: Mercedes contracts out R-class build 27 Jan 2015

Graeme Roberts

Desperate for more SUV building space at its Alabama assembly plant, Mercedes is contracting out build of its now China-only R-class to AM General of Hummer fame.


US: Bain Capital acquiring TI Automotive 27 Jan 2015

Graeme Roberts

Fluid management TI Automotive has agreed to be acquired by private investor Bain Capital in a deal that should be completed by mid-2015.


SWITZERLAND: Three reasons why the auto industry needs women - Renault-Nissan 27 Jan 2015

Dave Leggett

Speaking from the World Economic Forum in Davos, Marie-Françoise Damesin, Executive Vice-President of both Alliance and Renault Human Resources, has highlighted three "very important reasons" why women are essential to the automotive industry.


CHINA: VW strikes supply accord with China dealers - report 27 Jan 2015

Dave Leggett

Volkswagen in China has reportedly agreed to set 'sensible' sales targets for its Chinese dealers who are suffering a drop in profitability in China's slowing vehicle market.


US: Blizzard included, KBB calls January at 1.14m sales 27 Jan 2015

Graeme Roberts

New vehicle sales are expected to increase 12.9% year over year to 1.14m units in January 2015, resulting in an estimated 16.5m seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR), according to Kelley Blue Book, which is also expecting a slight slowdown due to the east coast blizzards that hit this week.


INDIA: Nissan plans to double Datsun network 27 Jan 2015

Dave Leggett

Nissan is reportedly planning to double the size of its Datsun brand India dealership network by 2016.


GENEVA DEBUTS: Mitsubishi SUV concept 27 Jan 2015

Glenn Brooks

The media preview days of the 2015 Geneva motor show are Tuesday 3 and Wednesday 4 March. Here follows the latest list of vehicle and concept world premieres.


BELGIUM: EU Commissioner calls for standardised road pricing 27 Jan 2015

Dave Leggett

The European Union's Transport Commissioner Violeta Bulc has called for a standardised EU-wide road pricing system.


CHINA: Great Wall operating profit slipped in 2014 27 Jan 2015

Dave Leggett

Great Wall has said that its operating profit margin slipped to 14.8% in 2014 from 17% a year earlier.


JAPAN: Toyota to rethink pay system for workers 27 Jan 2015

Dave Leggett

Toyota is reportedly planning to revise how it compensates factory workers in order to reward performance and encourage young talent.


GERMANY: Porsche recalls 13,500 vehicles for fuel leak 27 Jan 2015

Graeme Roberts

Porsche has recalled 13,500 vehicles globally to check for a fuel leak.


US: Dana ditches Venezuela unit 26 Jan 2015

Graeme Roberts

Dana Holding said it had completed the sale of its Venezuelan operations, CA Danaven, to Manufacturing and Logistics Solutions, an independent and locally operated company.


JAPAN: Honda changes new model air bag supplier from Takata - report 26 Jan 2015

Graeme Roberts

Honda appears to have defected from long time airbag supplier Takata for three planned new models following the inflator recall debacle.


UK: Finally, a CV output uptick 26 Jan 2015

Graeme Roberts

UK commercial vehicle (CV) manufacturing output was up 12.6% in December, the first month of growth since July 2013.


CHINA: E-vehicles heading for 11% of all China new vehicle sales in 2020s 26 Jan 2015

Dave Leggett

The survey said that electrified vehicles are expected to account for at least 11% of all new vehicles sold in China in the next decade on the back of growing environmental awareness and stricter regulations.


FINLAND: Mercedes A-class output at Valmet soars in 2014 26 Jan 2015

Graeme Roberts

Production at Valmet Automotive, which assembles the Mercedes-Benz A-Class under contract at Uusikaupunki, rose from 7,600 units in 2013 to more than 45,000 units in 2014 with turnover exceeding EUR300m.


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