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Daimler expects Mercedes-Benz brand sales to overtake Audi and BMW sales in China this year

Daimler expects Mercedes-Benz brand sales to overtake Audi and BMW sales in Chin

According to the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung newspaper, German carmaker Daimler is hopeful that the sales of its Mercedes-Benz brand in China will surpass the sales of Audi and BMW in the country this year.

The newspaper report is based on the information shared by Daimler's management board member Hubertus Troska, who asserted that the carmaker's strategy for China - the world's biggest car market - has started to pay off.

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GM recalls nearly 500,000 vehicles for three different issues

GM recalls nearly 500,000 vehicles for three different issues

Bigwig US automaker General Motors (GM) has revealed in a recent announcement that it is recalling 500,000 vehicles due to three different problems. The recall is the latest addition to the automaker's series of vehicles recall this year; with more than 20 million vehicles having been recalled by the company thus far in 2014.

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Daimler, Nissan jointly investing $1.36 billion to produce premium small cars at a Mexico plant

Daimler, Nissan jointly investing $1.36 billion to produce premium small cars at

In a statement released on Friday, automakers Daimler AG and Nissan Motor Co have revealed that they are making a joint investment of $1.36 billion to jointly produce premium small cars at a US manufacturing facility in Mexico.

According to the information shared by the two companies, the mentioned investment will be made to build a manufacturing plant with a yearly production capacity of 300,000 vehicles in Aguascalientes in central Mexico. The plant already hosts Nissan's $2 billion car-manufacturing complex.

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NHTSA: Seven bigwig automakers to recall millions of vehicles due to defective airbags

NHTSA: Seven bigwig automakers to recall millions of vehicles due to defective a

In a Monday statement, US auto safety agency - National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) - revealed that seven leading automakers will announce the recall of millions of vehicles worldwide due to defective airbags.

According to the NHTSA, the new round of vehicle recalls resulting from faulty airbags will be announced by BMW, Chrysler, Ford, Honda, Mazda, Nissan and Toyota.

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J.D. Power releases its annual survey of new vehicle quality

J.D. Power releases its annual survey of new vehicle quality

The annual survey of new vehicle quality was released by consulting firm J. D. Power and Associates on Wednesday. The findings of the survey revealed that the quality of vehicles has been adversely impacted by the race to equip vehicles with most up-to-date technology.

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GM announces recall of 3.6 million more cars in US for ignition-switch issues

GM announces recall of 3.6 million more cars in US for ignition-switch issues

On Monday, General Motors issued a recall of 3.6 million more cars in the US due to ignition-switch defect. The latest recall implies that safety crisis at GM is growing disquietingly; with the automaker having already recalled 2.6 million cars earlier this year for the same problem.

The vehicles which have now been recalled by GM include 2005-2009 model year Buick LaCrosses; 2000-2005 Cadillac DeVilles; 2004-2005 Buick Regal LS and GS; 2004-2011 Cadillac DTS; 2006-2011 Buick Lucerns; 2006-2008 Monte Carlos; and 2006-2014 Chevrolet Impalas.

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Tesla reportedly in talks with BMW about future collaboration

Tesla reportedly in talks with BMW about future collaboration

Close on the heels of Tesla CEO Elon Musk's recent announcement about the company's decision to open source its patents, in an evident effort to jumpstart the electric vehicle (EV) industry, a Wall Street Journal (WSJ) report has revealed that Musk has been in talks with BMW about future collaboration.

With Tesla already manufacturing electric systems for automakers like Daimler and Toyota, the WSJ report - citing the details shared by Musk himself - said that Tesla moved to communicate with BMW as a part of the company's ongoing push to promote electric cars.

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Electric car maker Tesla Motors opens its patents to other automakers

Electric car maker Tesla Motors opens its patents to other automakers

In a rather unusual attempt to persuade the manufactures of gasoline-powered vehicles to expand into the electric vehicle (EV) arena, electric car maker Tesla Motors said in a Thursday announcement that it is opening its intellectual property (IP) to rivals.

The announcement made by Tesla's CEO Elon Musk underscores a somewhat dramatic "give away" in which the entire patent portfolio of the company will be opened up to all automakers; provided that they promise not to take the legal route over IP.

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Hyundai launches its hydrogen fuel-cell car in United States

Hyundai launches its hydrogen fuel-cell car in United States

On Tuesday South Korean automaker Hyundai Motor Co marked the expansion of its market for alternative zero-emission electric vehicles by launching its hydrogen fuel-cell car - the company's hydrogen-powered Tucson crossover - in the US market.

Hyundai launched its hydrogen fuel-cell car in the US in a special ceremony at the Tustin Hyundai dealership in California. According to the automaker, the debut of its hydrogen fuel-cell cars in US marks the commercial launch of mass-produced hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles in the country.

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GM issues recall for 89,000 vehicles due to airbags and other issues

GM issues recall for 89,000 vehicles due to airbags and other issues

On Friday, US automaker General Motors (GM) - which has been on a recall spree of sorts this year - announced the recall of another 89,000 vehicles due to defective airbags and other issues.

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