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    Official: First new Land Rover Discovery Sport rolls off assembly line
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    When Land Rover revealed the new Discovery Sport at the Paris Motor Show, it didn't just present a new model; it kicked off a whole new era for the British purveyor of sport-utility vehicles. And that new era has officially started now with the production of the very first model you see ...

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    Official: Jaguar opens new engine plant in the UK
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    The heads of Jaguar Land Rover are having a busy couple of weeks opening factories. Just days after inaugurating the company's first overseas plant in China, the automaker's new Engine Manufacturing Centre in the UK is being inaugurated, as well. The plant near Wolverhampton, England, marks the ...

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    Report: Citroen's offbeat C4 Cactus an early sales success, production boosted
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    It may not be everybody's prickly cup of tea, but Citroën has reportedly found enough buyers for its kinda strange-looking C4 Cactus that it has found it necessary to boost production at its assembly plant in Madrid, adding shifts on Saturday to help meet demand. With more markets, including ...

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    Official: Lotus rolls out factory delivery program for Elise, Exige and Evora
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    "We are delighted to open our doors to customers so that they can collect their new car from us direct." – Jean-Marc Gales Buying a Lotus sports car now comes with an added perk – you get a peek behind the curtain at the famous factory in Hethel, England. It's the centrepiece of ...

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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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