Tuesday 26 July 2016
 
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Multi-use SsangYong XLV arrives in Bahrain

Motorcity, the distributor of a wide range of international passenger cars in Bahrain, has announced the arrival in the kingdom of the new SsangYong XLV, a multi-role lifestyle SUV with additional boot space. Following a rapid growth in the compact SUV market, SsangYong responded

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GM, Isuzu end pick-up truck tie-up

General Motors Co and Isuzu Motor Co have agreed to stop working together on developing midsize pick-up trucks made in Asia, as the US automaker focuses on the higher end of the market while the Japanese firm sticks to selling vehicles for everyday commercial purposes. The automa

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Daimler Buses unveils autonomous city bus

Daimler Buses, the world’s biggest bus manufacturer, has unveiled its autonomously driving city bus of the future, which recently drove for the first time on a route of about 20 km in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. On a section of the longest bus rapid transit (BRT) line in Eu

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CEO says Audi plans three electric car models by 2020

Audi aims to have three electric car models by 2020 and for electric vehicles to account for 25 to 30 per cent of its sales by 2025, chief executive Rupert Stadler told a German newspaper. Audi's electric cars push, reported by Reuters earlier this week, is part of a strategi

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Dubai to promote use of hybrid vehicles

The Dubai Supreme Council of Energy has adopted a strategy to achieve sustainable development to create a low-carbon economy and promote the use of hybrid cars and electric vehicles. Between 2016 and 2020, 2 per cent of all cars purchased will be either electric or hybrid vehicle

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Fiat Chrysler recalling 410,000 vehicles

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV said on Friday it is recalling nearly 410,000 vehicles worldwide because of a defect that can lead to a loss of propulsion. The automaker said it will update software and replace wire harnesses to address the electronic issue that appears in a small n

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GM raises full-year forecast after strong second-quarter profit

General Motors Co on Thursday raised its forecast for full-year profits after reporting a record second-quarter profit as it continued to capitalise on strong sales of pickup trucks and sport utility vehicles in the US. The earnings handily beat Wall Street expectations, sending

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VW profit tops forecast, but takes another dieselgate hit

Volkswagen said cost cutting and rising European car sales helped it to beat first-half underlying profit forecasts, though it set aside another €2.2 billion euros ($2.4 billion) to cover costs related to its "dieselgate" emissions scandal. Europe's biggest car

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Hyundai plans standalone store for luxury brand

Hyundai Motor on Thursday said it plans to open its first dedicated store for its Genesis luxury car line near Seoul later this year, as the South Korean automaker looks to build a separate identity for the brand. Hyundai Motor, best known as a value automaker, launched Genesis a

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Volkswagen's Audi plans electric car push to put heat on Tesla

Audi will aim for electric cars to account for a quarter of its sales by 2025 as part of a strategic overhaul following the emissions scandal at parent Volkswagen, company sources said, in a move that could step up the challenge to US group Tesla. Audi, which has been slow to emb

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