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    Report: Researchers halfway to cutting carbon fibre costs by 90%
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    Carbon fibre has been utilized for decades to build racecars, as a means to cut weight while maintaining strength. But until recently, the space-age material has been largely absent from the street on anything but supercars because of the expense to use it. Recently, BMW signaled a major shift in ...

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    Official: Mazda2 production fires up in Mexico
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    Mazda has officially kicked off production of the next-generation Mazda2 at the company's new factory in Salamanca, Mexico. Alongside the auto assembly plant, operations have also commenced at the facility's engine machining factory. "With the start of production of the all-new Mazda2, ...

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    Official: Fiat opens doors at Abarth factory on Google Street View
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    Google Street View has emerged as a great tool for checking out locations along your driving route, and even scoping out places you don't have a chance to go yourself. And that includes some great automotive installations. The online tool has taken us inside museums, race tracks and factories ...

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    Video: Meet the master craftsmen behind the mighty Nissan GT-R in Japan
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    There's no doubt the Nissan GT-R, affectionately called Godzilla is one of the most incredible Japanese performance cars ever built. If that didn't already make this car special enough, you have to watch the video below as we meet the Takumi (master craftsmen) responsible for building the ...

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    Report: World's biggest aluminum supplier says automotive-grade sales will triple
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    Novelis, based out of Atlanta, is the largest supplier of aluminum sheet to the auto industry, counting Ford, Audi and Jaguar among its clients. It's owned by Mumbai, India-based metals company Hindalco, the world's largest producer of aluminum sheet, and company reps see the aluminum market and ...

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    Report: Cadillac SRX likely to see next-gen built in China
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    Here's some shocking news to no one: People love crossovers, including those living in China. Since introducing the Cadillac SRX there in 2009, the model's sales have gone through the roof. Now, the brand is considering moving some production of the next-generation model in China to eliminate ...

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    Official: XL Sport was 200-millionth VW produced
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    Volkswagen Group is one of the largest automakers on Earth, operating 106 factories in 27 countries and building everything from motorcycles to commercial vehicles. However, it saved something very special to celebrate its latest production milestone. During VW's preview night ahead of the 2014 ...

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    Report: Next Buick Regal coming in 2017, could be imported from Germany
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    The Buick Regal is based on the Opel/Vauxhall Insignia, a pair of sedans from General Motors' European and British outfits. In fact, over 46,000 Regals from model years 2010 and 2011 were screwed together on the same lines as the Insignia twins, before GM's Oshawa, Ontario factory took over ...

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    Official: Chrysler and Google launch virtual 200 factory tour [w/video]
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    Google is no stranger to showing off some of the most interesting automotive destinations in the world, like the museums for Lamborghini and Ducati, or even a Tesla showroom. However, it's taking that technology even further with a new, in-depth look of the Sterling Heights Assembly Plant where ...

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    Report: Mercedes boosts CLA supplies, says it could sell twice as many
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    It's been a few months since we talked about the Mercedes-Benz CLA's status as an unmitigated hit, but a new story from Automotive News will allow us to revisit the sleek, fast-selling, four-door home run. Production has been increased again, with some of the extra capacity destined for North ...

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