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Honda Recalls More Vehicles Affected by Takata Airbag

Honda has made further recall of 2003 – 2004 Honda CR-V models sold in the United States. The announcement was a follow-up to a recent defect determination by Takata, the vehicle’s airbag inflator supplier. As contained in a release last week, the latest recall expansion will add approximately 127,000 passenger front airbag inflators not previously subject to either a recall ...

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Two Millionth Land Rover Defender Sells For £400,000

A one-of-a-kind Land Rover Defender, last week, sold for a record £400,000 at a prestigious charity auction at Bonhams. Proceeds from the sale will be donated to Land Rover’s humanitarian and conservation partners. The unique vehicle, the two-millionth of the iconic Series Land Rover and Defender models manufactured at Land Rover’s Solihull plant since 1948, was sold to a bidder ...

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Kia Motors Granted Autonomous Driving License

…Plans To Roll Out Partially Driverless Car in 2020 Kia Motors has been granted a license by the US state of Nevada to carry out testing of its autonomous driving technologies on public roads for the first time in real-world conditions, an important part of its roadmap for autonomous driving. Alongside sister company Hyundai, Kia plans to introduce a range ...

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VW Group Continues Structural and Staff Realignment

The Volkswagen Group is becoming more streamlined and speeding up its internal decision-making process. To that end, functions in the area of responsibility headed by CEO Matthias Müller are being restructured. The number of top managers reporting direct to the CEO has been almost halved, and new appointments to several posts will take effect in the first quarter of 2016. ...

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GM to Power Assembly Plant with Wind Energy

…Builds 125,000 Trucks Annually with Renewable Power General Motors’ Arlington Assembly plant will soon be able to build up to 125,000 trucks a year using wind power from turbines whose blades span the length of a football field in diameter. Arlington Assembly produces more than 1,200 vehicles daily, including the Chevrolet Suburban and Tahoe; GMC Yukon and Yukon XL; and ...

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Five Stars and More for Mercedes-Benz GLC

The Mercedes-Benz GLC has achieved the top score in the Euro NCAP rating. Continuing the Mercedes-Benz success story, the new mid-size SUV received five stars for occupant safety, child safety, pedestrian protection and its assistance systems – giving it the maximum score in the Euro NCAP rating. The basis for this outstanding result is the perfect interaction between active and ...

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VW Blames Emission Cheats on Systemic Failure

By: MATILDA FRANCES Volkswagen AG has at last admitted that the recent emission scandal, which almost paralysed the company’s investment fortune, has been caused by systemic failure within the company, rather than actions of few engineers, as it earlier claimed. Hans Dieter Pötsch, the company’s chairman, made the confession on Thursday at a two-hour press conference held in Wolfsburg. According ...

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Emission Scandal: VW AG Holds Press Conference

As part of its efforts to convince the world that it can be trusted once again, the embattled VolkswaVolkswagen Aktiengesellschaft has concluded arrangement to hold a press conference on Thursday, December 10th 2015 beginning 11.00am CET (10.00am UTC). The auto maker plans to use the occasion to update automotive world on the current status of the clarification process concerning the ...

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