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INDIA: Datsun horror inspires national crash tests

November 26, 2014 - 15:00
A minimum national standard for vehicle occupant protection is being proposed for India. This follows the recent negative publicity for Nissan after footage of a Datsun Go being crashed went viral.

INDIA: Datsun horror inspires national crash testing

November 26, 2014 - 15:00
A minimum national standard for vehicle occupant protection is being proposed for India. This follows the recent negative publicity for Nissan after footage of a Datsun Go being crashed went viral.

US: Alcoa rises on reports of aluminium Lexus models

November 26, 2014 - 14:21
The share price of Alcoa Inc has risen by 2% in New York after a report that Toyota is planning aluminium body panels for a new generation of Lexus models.

UK: Bentley BY716 SUV to be called 'Bentayga' - report

November 26, 2014 - 13:41
De Telegraaf is claiming it has information which reveals the name of the big SUV that Bentley is due to begin selling in 2016.

DETROIT 2015 DEBUTS: Nissan Titan video preview

November 26, 2014 - 13:23
Nissan North America has announced the first in a series of short films which show elements of its next big pick-up. The 2016 Titan will be revealed at the NAIAS in mid-January.

UK: Jaguar Land Rover named "most trustworthy OEM" by suppliers

November 26, 2014 - 12:42
Tata-owned Jaguar Land Rover has been named "most trustworthy OEM" in a survey of automotive suppliers conducted by IHS Automotive.

ITALY: Pirelli signs MOU for possible expansion of Egypt plant

November 26, 2014 - 11:47
Pirelli Tyre and the Minister of Investment of the Arab Republic of Egypt have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), the object of which is the evaluation of the possible expansion of the Alexandria Tyre (Atco), which is over 90% controlled by Pirelli and produces radial truck tyres in Alexandria, Egypt.

US: Mazda recalls 100,000 Mazda6 sedans over TPMS

November 26, 2014 - 11:31
Mazda Motor is recalling model year 2014 and 2015 Mazda6 sedans in the US as the tyre pressure monitoring system might fail to alert drivers to low tyre pressure, Reuters reported.

GERMANY: Ford starts production of Mondeo Hybrid

November 26, 2014 - 10:34
Ford has started production of the new Ford Mondeo Hybrid - the first hybrid electric car built and sold by Ford in Europe.

FRANCE/JAPAN: Renault-Nissan sell 200,000 EVs in four years

November 26, 2014 - 10:18
The Renault-Nissan Alliance has sold 200,000 electric vehicles since launching the Leaf some four years ago and is claiming a 58% share of the global EV market.

US: Honda failed to report 1,700 accidents in 11 years

November 25, 2014 - 14:45
Honda has admitted that it failed to report 1,729 accidents involving death and injury in its vehicles to US safety regulators since 2003 blaming errors in data entry and an "overly narrow interpretation" of its legal reporting requirements.

US: More downs than ups, says GM's Ammann

November 25, 2014 - 14:36
Demand in most parts of the world will continue to be soft while the US will continue its slow growth, according to General Motors' president Dan Ammann.

SOUTH KOREA: Visteon confirms talks to sell HVCC stake

November 25, 2014 - 11:59
Visteon has confirmed it is in talks with Hahn & Company regarding the potential sale of Visteon's ownership interest in Halla Visteon Climate Control Corp. (HVCC) to the Korea-based private equity company.

CHINA: Mahle expands tech centre

November 25, 2014 - 11:46
Mahle says it is celebrating the third major expansion phase of its research and development centre in China.

GERMANY: Mercedes adds Shooting Brake to CLA family

November 25, 2014 - 11:39
Mercedes-Benz has added the CLA Shooting Brake to the CLA compact car range.

GERMANY: Ford breaks ground for new engineering centre in Cologne

November 25, 2014 - 10:53
Ford is building a new climatic wind tunnel test centre at its engineering centre in Merkenich, Cologne.

GERMANY: Carmakers looking to use more carbon fibre, says SGL boss

November 25, 2014 - 10:23
More carmakers are looking to use parts reinforced with carbon fibre to help them make lighter and more fuel efficient vehicles, according to the CEO of SGL Group Juergen Koehler.

US: Edmunds sees Black Friday boost for November car market

November 25, 2014 - 10:20
Edmunds forecasts that 1,261,813 new cars and light trucks will be sold in the US in November for an estimated Seasonally Adjusted Annual Rate (SAAR) of 16.7m. It says the market will get a boost from the impact of Black Friday's retail sales stimulus later this week.

THAILAND: Auto-Sleepers to assemble motor-homes in Thailand

November 25, 2014 - 10:08
UK luxury motor-home manufacturer Auto-Sleepers plans to set up an assembly plant in Thailand to tap what it sees as a lucrative market for motoring holidays.

SWEDEN: Volvo Group makes EUR400m provision for EU antitrust probe

November 25, 2014 - 09:53
Volvo Group says it has decided to make a provision of EUR400m in respect of an on-going antitrust investigation by the European Commission into heavy truck pricing and the possibility of collusion between a number of European heavy truck makers.