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Opel unveils next generation Corsa E in Paris Opel has unveiled the next generation Corsa E in Paris and it will be formally launched at “Mondial de l’Automobile 2014 auto show to be held in Paris between October 4 to 19. Automotive > Automobile technology > News
Portsmouth Ford introduces Fusion, Explorer models to showroom With summer winding down, Portsmouth Ford is starting to heat up as the dealership continues to welcome new models to its showroom. While some of the major redesigns -- Ford F-150 and Ford Mustang -- continue to loom, the New Hampshire dealership is beginning to fill with 2015 models that are packed with new features to bring more value to Portsmouth Ford's offerings.
Supply Chain > Automobile Distribution > News South Oak Dodge gets 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Over the course of the past few months, there's been no shortage of hype surrounding the 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat. While it's still months away from touching its wheels down on the South Oak Dodge lot in Matteson, Illinois, performance car enthusiasts have plenty to look forward to from the new model.
Automotive > Automobile technology > News 2015 Toyota Highlander arrives in Chicago For the new model year, the 2015 Toyota Highlander in Chicago, Ill. continues to provide a valuable and versatile choice for families looking for a vehicle that can offer space, comfort, and fuel economy all for a great price. Those searching for the new Highlander can stop by Toyota of River Oaks to take it for a test drive.
Automotive > Automobile technology > News
Hellman & Friedman and ABRA Close Acquisition of ABRA Auto Body & Glass ABRA Auto Body & Glass, (“ABRA”), a leading national damaged vehicle repair provider, and its principal owner, Palladium Equity Partners, LLC (“Palladium”) closed today on the acquisition plans announced earlier this month for ABRA to be acquired by affiliates of Hellman & Friedman, LLC (“H&F”) and ABRA’s senior management team. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Automotive > Automobile technology > News BMW conducts Productive test at the Lausitzring No sooner is one race over than preparations begin for the next one: just one week after Macro Wittmann (DE) triumphed at the iconic Nürburgring (DE), BMW Motorsport has spent four days testing in preparation for the final phase of the DTM season. From Monday to Thursday, the BMW drivers completed over 3,000 kilometres at the Lausitzring (DE), which will host the eighth round of the touring car series on 14th September.
Automotive > Automobile technology > News Chevrolet shows off Niva concept at Moscow Motor Show By ABR Staff Writer
Chevrolet has premiered its next generation Niva concept with plenty of designing upgrades at the 2014 Moscow Motor Show.
Automotive > Automobile technology > News

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Design And Production

Ford begins the production of 2015 Mustang
By ABR Staff Writer
Ford has started the production of its 2015 Mustang at the company’s Flat Rock Assembly Plant in Michigan,US.
Design & Production > Automobile Manufacturing > News
Kia to build its first automobile assembly plant in Mexico
By ABR Staff Writer
South Korean car maker Kia is planning to build an automobile assembly plant at an investment of $1bn in Mexico.
Design & Production > Automobile Manufacturing > News

Auto Components

Vehicle coating maker Axalta Files Form S-1 Registration Statement for Proposed IPO
Axalta Coating Systems Ltd. (“Axalta”) has filed a registration statement on Form S-1 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for a proposed initial public offering of its common shares. Axalta is a leading global manufacturer, marketer and distributor of high performance coatings systems. The securities to be offered in the proposed initial public offering may include shares to be issued and sold by Axalta as well as shares to be sold by certain current shareholders of Axalta.
Auto Components > Paints & Materials > News
Axalta to invest $10.5m in Mexico plant to expand resins used in transportation coatings
By ABR Staff Writer
Liquid and powder coating supplier, Axalta Coating Systems has announced a plan to invest $10.5 m in Tlalnepantla operations center in Mexico, to improve its capacity to produce resins, which is used to make transportation coatings.
Auto Components > Paints & Materials > News

Technology

Factory built right hand model of Ford Mustang to enter testing phase
By ABR Staff Writer
US based car manufacturer Ford is set to launch its factory-built right-hand-drive configuration of its flagship Ford Mustang.
Technology > Testing > News
Johnson Controls opens crash test facility in Michigan, US
By ABR Staff Writer
Automotive supplier Johnson Controls has opened a new crash test facility at its Automotive Seating headquarters in Plymouth, Michigan, US.
Technology > Testing > News

Leasing & Insurance

Hyundai launches hydrogen powered Tucson Fuel Cell vehicle in US
By ABR Staff Writer
South Korean automotive manufacturer Hyundai has launched hydrogen powered Tucson Fuel Cell crossover utility vehicle (CUV) in the US.
101012 > News
Toyota Financial Services issues green bond for auto industry
Toyota Financial Services (TFS) issued the auto industry’s first-ever Asset-Backed Green Bond in the amount of $1.75 billion.
Leasing & Insurance > News

Supply Chain

Portsmouth Ford introduces Fusion, Explorer models to showroom
With summer winding down, Portsmouth Ford is starting to heat up as the dealership continues to welcome new models to its showroom. While some of the major redesigns -- Ford F-150 and Ford Mustang -- continue to loom, the New Hampshire dealership is beginning to fill with 2015 models that are packed with new features to bring more value to Portsmouth Ford's offerings.
Supply Chain > Automobile Distribution > News
Two new vehicles of Kia arrive at Topeka Kan.
The 2015 Kia Forte takes precedence in the compact car segment this year, taking over and setting the trend for the competition to follow. Evidence of the 2015 Kia Cadenza and Optima are apparent in the face and body of the now-sportier Forte. Available in two trims, the LX and EX, the 2015 Forte also can be found in two other body styles in addition to its sedan from; a two-door "Koup" or a five-door-hatchback.
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Green Technology

General Motors to invest $185m for energy efficient engines
By ABR Staff Writer
General Motors (GM) is planning to invest $185m for the production of small gas engines at the Spring Hill car plant in Tennessee, US.
Green Technology > Green Powertrain > News
Transport for London to roll out wirelessly charged electric buses
By ABR Staff Writer
Transport for London (TfL) is about to trial hybrid buses in east London that will be capable of charging wirelessly at the bus stop.
Green Technology > Green Powertrain > News

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