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    India: Maruti recalling A-Star units over fuel gaskets

    Suzuki’s Indian subsidiary Maruti Suzuki is recalling around 100,000 units of its A-Star small hatchback to replace defective fuel pump gaskets and O rings. The OEM says this is a preventive measure, and that no problems have been reported so far. The recall includes models sold both locally and overseas.…

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  • US: Hutcherson appointed as Force Protection’s new COO

    The board of directors of Force Protection, a US-based developer and manufacturer of blast- and ballistic-protected wheeled vehicles, has appointed Randy Hutcherson as the company’s chief operating officer, with effect from 18 February 2010. As the COO, he will be responsible for the day-to-day operations at Force Protection. Hutcherson has…

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  • US: Cummins to pay penalty for Clean Air Act violations

    Columbus, Indiana-based engine manufacturer Cummins has agreed to pay a penalty of US$2.1m and recall 405 engines to install the correct after-treatment devices (ATDs). The penalty concerns a settlement agreement aimed at resolving alleged violations of the Clean Air Act, as was announced by the country’s Justice Department and the

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  • India: Takashi Nagai named new CEO of Honda Siel Cars

    Honda’s joint venture Honda Siel Cars India (HSCI) has named Takashi Nagai as the company’s new president and chief executive officer. Nagai, the fourth president of HSCI, will take over responsibilities as the OEM’s head, starting on 1 April 2010. Nagai succeeds Masahiro Takedagawa, who has served as the company’s…

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    Germany: BMW confirms EV for Leipzig plant

    BMW has confirmed it is preparing its Leipzig, Germany plant for series production of an electric vehicle and is making additional investments in a number of facilities in Bavaria. In a joint venture with SGL Carbon – SGL Automotive Fibers GmbH & Co KG – carbon fibre materials will be

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  • Switzerland: Infiniti shows V9X V6 diesel at Geneva

    Infiniti has announced details of its new V9X V6 diesel engine that will power future versions of the EX30d, FX30d and M30d models. The engine has been developed in Europe by Infiniti engineers working with other engineers from Renault and Nissan. Work on the direct injection 2,993cc V6 began in

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  • US: Kia to show next-gen Optima/Magentis at NY show

    Kia will unveil its next generation Optima (Magentis in Europe) model at the New York Auto Show in early April. The OEM has released teaser images of the midsize sedan ahead of the official debut, showing a longer and wider version of the current model. The revised Optima is scheduled…

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  • Thailand: Michelin considers production expansion

    Michelin is reportedly considering expanding its production in Thailand in anticipation of economic growth, reports local news agency TNA. Frederic Vincent,  the managing director of Michelin Southeast Asia and Oceania, recently met with Thailand’s Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjaiva. According to Vincent, the supplier considers Thailand its most important production base…

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  • India: Toyota Etios to enter production by December

    Hiroshi Nakagawa, the managing director of Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM), has said that the OEM will commence production of its Etios model by December 2010. Hatchback and sedan versions of the Etios concept were unveiled at the AutoExpo held in the country’s capital early in January 2010. “Etios means spirit…

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  • Germany: Mercedes multi drive platform for F 800 Style

    Mercedes-Benz will unveil its latest concept car, the F 800 Style, at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show. The five-seat upper-range sedan measures 4,738mm long, 1,938m wide, and 1,445mm high, with a 2,924mm wheelbase. Its most innovative feature is perhaps what the OEM calls a multi drive platform – it is

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  • Japan: NEC unveils new MCUs for dashboard applications

    NEC Electronics has introduced 14 new 8-bit All Flash microcontrollers (MCUs), the 78K0/Dx2 product series with simple gauges for automotive dashboard applications. NEC is targeting this new line at manufacturers of small cars and two-wheelers. According to the supplier, this new offering includes a range of peripherals with either 80…

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  • US: EPA changes CARB retrofit funding

    The Obama administration is asking Congress to approve an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) budget for 2011 totalling US$10bn which would involve cutting US$20m in California Air Resources Board (CARB) truck diesel emissions retrofit grants. The money would instead be assigned to a nationwide emissions reduction programme covering rail and marine

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  • China: Primary school buses to be standardised

    China’s General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ), and the Standardization Administration, have jointly issued standards for primary school buses to ensure safety. These standards will come into effect on 1 July 2010. The Chinese authorities have defined school buses as those vehicles that are able to carry…

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