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Next year's new Hyundai i20 will be the last car from the brand which people will buy primarily on price, says UK president and managing director Tony Whitehorn.
Volkswagen Group says it will invest a total of EUR85.6bn (US$106.3bn) in new models, technologies and its global presence in its Automotive Division during the next five years.
Mullen Technologies, the firm which bought the assets of the bankrupt Miles EV, has announced plans to reintroduce the Coda electric sedan. Its new name will be Mullen 700e.
Delphi says it will partner with Ottomatika, a company started by Carnegie Mellon University, which provides advanced automated driving software, to jointly develop technology that will help accelerate automated driving.
General Motors Canada has named Stephen Carlisle as president and managing director, succeeding Kevin Williams, who has led the organisation since 2010.
Opel Group has appointed current executive chief engineer, vans, light commercial vehicles and Alliance Programmes, Charlie Klein, as VP vehicle engineering Europe.
BMW is testing Google Glass eyewear for use in quality assurance in production at its Spartanburg plant in the US.
American Honda says it will launch an updated Acura ILX sedan in early 2015, with distribution at nationwide dealers.
Deutsche Post's DHL unit is in talks with Volvo Car Group on a partnership that would allow the parcel delivery service to remotely deliver to Volvo Car customer's cars according to reports.
China is poised to replace the US as Volvo Cars largest market in 2014 with sales of at least 80,000 cars, up from 61,146 in 2013.
SEAT is hiring 233 temporary workers at its Martorell facilities near Barcelona to cope with a one-off increase in demand for the Ibiza and Audi Q3 models.
It won't be fully revealed until January's NAIAS, but the covers have been partially removed from a 2016 Chevrolet Volt at an event in Los Angeles.
SKF has inaugurated its expanded lubrication systems manufacturing facility in the Czech Republic.
Michelin has opened its newest plant in North America, which will produce the Michelin X Tweel Airless Radial Tyre for commercial applications.
With the Chery Tiggo 3 and Great Wall's Haval H2 both selling up a storm in China's B-SUV vehicle class, the Dongfeng Yueda Kia JV is keen to get in on the action. Thus the debut of the Kia KX3 prototype at the Guangzhou motor show.
ZF Friedrichshafen and TRW say they welcome the decision by stockholders of the US supplier to approve the acquisition of the Michigan-headquarted company by its German counterpart.
Audi has revealed an experimental hydrogen fuel cell version of the A7 Sportback at the LA auto show. But there's a twist: it's also a plug-in hybrid.
GM Chief Executive Officer Mary Barra has announced the production of a new SUV in Rüsselsheim by the end of the decade as part of GM's ongoing commitment to its still loss-making European operations.
IKCO Iran Khodro says it is evaluating the Syrian market with a view to either supplying CKD kits or utilising an existing factory in its neighbouring country by next year.
New vehicle sales in Thailand fell by 20.5% to 70,791 units in October, compared with the already depressed 88,989 units sold in the same month of last year, according to data released by the Federation of Thai Industries.