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GM to launch dual-fuel car in 2014

General Motors said Wednesday it will launch a car next year with the ability to operate on both gasoline and compressed natural gas, taking advantage of abundant US gas supplies.

GM to launch dual-fuel car in 2014
Toyota unveils cars with auto pilot
Toyota unveils cars with auto pilot

Toyota on Friday unveiled the next generation of cars featuring an auto pilot system that will swerve to avoid collisions and also keep to the middle of the road, all without drivers touching the wheel.

Toyota unveils cars with auto pilot
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Hyundai cars to ditch cigarette lighter socket

Hyundai Motor said Thursday it would stop putting cigarette lighter sockets in cars made for the domestic market in favour of a USB power point.

Hyundai cars to ditch cigarette lighter socket
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Toyota chairman calls for more hybrids in US

Toyota chairman Takeshi Uchiyamada challenged automakers Monday to step up sales of hybrids in the United States, calling them "a long bridge" into future vehicles.

Toyota chairman calls for more hybrids in US
Audi to produce luxury cars in Brazil from 2015
Audi to produce luxury cars in Brazil from 2015

Audi, the top-of-the-range carmaker owned by German auto giant Volkswagen, on Tuesday said it would start producing cars in Brazil from 2015.

Audi to produce luxury cars in Brazil from 2015
Nissan to begin production in Myanmar: report
Nissan to begin production in Myanmar: report

Japanese automaker Nissan plans to begin producing small cars and trucks in Myanmar with its Malaysian partner as early as this year, the Nikkei business daily.

Nissan to begin production in Myanmar: report
Electric cars dominate at Frankfurt auto show
Electric cars dominate at Frankfurt auto show

Electric cars by German builders are just some of the nearly 70 world premieres at the 65th edition of the IAA auto show opening later this week.

Electric cars dominate at Frankfurt auto show
Frankfurt IAA show offers signs of hope for automakers
Frankfurt IAA show offers signs of hope for automakers

The world's automobile makers are counting on the IAA auto show, which opens in Frankfurt this week, to give the sector a boost as recovery signs are becoming increasingly discernible in Europe.

Frankfurt IAA show offers signs of hope for automakers
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Glare from London 'fryscraper' blamed for melting cars

A British property developer said Tuesday it was investigating after sun rays reflected from its half-finished London skyscraper melted parts of several cars, including a luxury Jaguar.

Glare from London 'fryscraper' blamed for melting cars
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Ford recalls 370,000 vehicles due to steering risk

Ford Motor Co. said Friday it was recalling about 370,000 vehicles in North America due to possible corrosion of the steering shaft that could cause a loss of steering.

Ford recalls 370,000 vehicles due to steering risk
GM, Hyundai recall vehicle in US
GM, Hyundai recall vehicle in US

General Motors and Hyundai both recalled large numbers of vehicles in the United States Friday.

GM, Hyundai recall vehicle in US
New government bailout for Australian auto industry
New government bailout for Australian auto industry

The Australian government Monday pledged a fresh Aus$200 million (US$177 million) bailout package for the car manufacturing industry.

New government bailout for Australian auto industry
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Astana-Borovoye autobahn generates $20 thousand a day

The state budget has been receiving 3 million tenge ($20 thousand) per day since commissioning of Kazakhstan's first 6-lane toll road.

Astana-Borovoye autobahn generates $20 thousand a day
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Volvo trucks reports profit drop but sees sales pick up

Swedish heavy truck and construction equipment maker Volvo reported that profits plunged in the second quarter.

Volvo trucks reports profit drop but sees sales pick up
Detroit becomes largest US city to file for bankruptcy
Detroit becomes largest US city to file for bankruptcy

Detroit on Thursday became the largest city in US history to file for bankruptcy protection after decades of decline and mismanagement rendered the home of the nation's auto industry insolvent.

Detroit becomes largest US city to file for bankruptcy
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Ford sees turnaround in Europe

The steep contraction of Europe's auto industry -- which has trimmed sales, forcing carmakers to absorb punishing losses and slash production -- appears to be reaching bottom.

Ford sees turnaround in Europe
Dongfeng, Renault to set up $1.8 bn JV: media
Dongfeng, Renault to set up $1.8 bn JV: media

Ambitious Chinese automaker Dongfeng Motor and France's Renault may sign a deal this month for an 11 billion yuan ($1.8 billion) joint venture after a decade of talks.

Dongfeng, Renault to set up $1.8 bn JV: media
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GM to invest $691 million to boost Mexico operations

General Motors announced Wednesday that it will invest $691 million to boost its operations in Mexico, a nation whose low wages and proximity to the United States are increasingly attracting automakers.

GM to invest $691 million to boost Mexico operations
Chrysler agrees to recall of 2.7 million Jeeps
Chrysler agrees to recall of 2.7 million Jeeps

Chrysler announced Tuesday that it would bow to the US safety regulator's pressure to recall 2.7 million Jeep Libertys and Jeep Grand Cherokees over a fire risk that caused dozens of deaths.

Chrysler agrees to recall of 2.7 million Jeeps
Ford to halt car production in Australia in 2016
Ford to halt car production in Australia in 2016

Ford announced Thursday it would cease making vehicles at its unprofitable Australian plants in 2016 and axe 1,200 jobs, ending an era that began in 1925 with the firm's first local car.

Ford to halt car production in Australia in 2016