Infiniti To Relocate Global Headquarters To Hong Kong

With China seen by many as the future in terms of greatest sales potential when it comes to consumer goods, many organizations are looking to establish a stronger presence in the region.

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New Saab 9-3 Photo Leaked?

It’s been a leaky autumn so far in the motoring universe. Supposed actual pictures and specs have been “leaked” on Toyota’s upcoming FT-86 coupe (FR-S to us in North America); as well as details on Honda’s new generation CR-V crossover.

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Hyundai Targets 7 Million Global Sales in 2012, Could Oust Toyota From Top Three

While many other automakers, including Japanese and American manufacturers, have taken a bit of a battering in recent years due to economic uncertainty and natural disasters, Hyundai and Kia have been bucking the trend, reporting steady gains in market share, particularly in entry level segments, where their vehicles have proved appealing to cost conscious buyers.

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Volkswagen Poised to Overtake Toyota as World's Largest Automaker

If sales continue to grow steadily in emerging markets, then it looks very likely that by the end of this year, Volkswagen AG will overtake Toyota as the world’s biggest volume producer of automobiles.

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US Auto Sales Rise As Import Price Gap Increases Thanks To Rising Yen

Imported vehicles in the United States are selling at their highest price premium in more than a decade, as a result of a weak US dollar compared with other currencies like the Euro and Yen.

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Suzuki Asks VW To 'Remedy' Contract Infringements

Amid the ongoing dispute between Suzuki Motor Co and Volkswagen AG, Suzuki has written to VW, alleging various breaches of contract and asking VW to address the situation.

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Jaguar Land Rover Global Sales up 26 Percent in September

Despite these uncertain economic times, some luxury car makers have made healthy sales gains in recent months, particularly Land Rover. Along with sister company Jaguar, which had been languishing behind somewhat, the JLR group collectively boasted a 26 percent gain in global sales last month.

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GM To Work With BMW On Improving Fuel Efficiency

It’s no secret that the upcoming Corporate Average Fuel Economy targets, whereby all automakers who sell vehicles in the US, must achieve 35.5 miles per gallon as a fleet average between now and 2016 and  54.5 mpg for cars and light trucks by 2025, represent a formidable hurdle.

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Canadian Union Voices Concerns Amid New UAW Contract

In perhaps a case of robbing Peter to pay Paul, head of the Canadian Auto Worker’s Union, Ken Lewenza  has expressed some concern over a tentative new agreement south of the border between the UAW and General Motors.

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Aston Martin Aiming To Maximize Resources

It’s tough being an independent automaker; just ask Saab. Although Aston Martin has weathered the storm far better since going it alone, it’s still finding things rather tough in the high-end luxury segment.

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BMW Targets 25% Sales Growth by 2020, 2 Million Vehicles Annually

Herbert Diess, BMW’s board member in charge of purchasing said in a recent interview that this expansion will come by the way of reducing purchasing costs, while keeping a keen eye on quality. BMW has already cut its annual parts purchasing costs by $5.5-billion, but thanks to good quality parts, their warranty costs have also decreased. Currently, BMW spends $37-billion on parts purchasing alone. Diess says this number will grow with the increase in production numbers.

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German State Aid to BMW and Volkswagen Under Investigation

Given the current financial struggles plaguing many of the European Union member states, legislators are paying closer attention to aid granted for various programs. In the case of Germany, EU investigators have opened a probe regarding state funding supplied to automakers BMW and Volkswagen.

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General Motors Rejoins World's 20 Largest Corporations List

Albeit just barely. After having languished in the number 38 spot since 2010, thanks to corporate earnings, the General was able to beat out Bank of America Corp, by some $1.4 million in profit to secure its place once again on the Top 20 World’s Largest Corporations list.

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Aston Martin Considers IPO, Plans Major Push in Chinese Market

Since it was sold by Ford Motor Company to a group of private investors back in 2007, Aston Martin has been looking at new avenues for opportunities and growth. Among them, has been the recent expansion into the city car market with the Toyota iQ based Cygnet, as well as strategies to cater to buyers in new and emerging markets.

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Saab Sells 582 Cars to Chinese Buyer to Cover Payroll, Bankruptcy Still Looms

Saab‘s parent, Swedish Automobile (formerly Spyker Cars), announced that an unnamed Chinese company will purchase 582 Saab cars at a total value of 13 million Euros ($18.4 million) in order to help the automaker pay wages to its employees and part of the money it owes to suppliers.

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