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News Overview : August 1, 2007

Mitsubishi announces new generation compact SUV, the Concept-cX

The MITSUBISHI Concept-cX represents a new-generation compact SUV, realizing an ideal balance between environmental and everyday practical performance.

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Michael Schumacher to unveil the Ferrari 430 Scuderia at the Frankfurt Motor Show

The new Ferrari 430 Scuderia will join the road-going V8 line-up alongside the F430 coupé and the F430 Spider

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Re-designed Saab 9-3 will enter North American market by early September

The re-designed Saab 9-3 range, expected at North American dealerships in early September 2007, features frontal styling inspired by Saab’s award-winning Aero X concept car

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KIA to extend PRO-cee’d family with three-door model at the Frankfurt Auto Show

Kia Motors Corporation has revealed the first ‘preview image’ of its new Kia Pro-cee’d three-door hatchback model

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Audi Golf Shoot Out sees Fasth and Karlson as winners

Impressive playing skills, professional golfers from all over the world close-up, enjoyment galore for the spectators and 5,000 euros for a good cause

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Greenpeace demonstrates at Porsche. The ”King of Climate Pigs” took it with humour

For the first time in the history of the company now going back almost 60 years, Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG in Stuttgart received a visit today from Greenpeace

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New MINI Van, the Clubman will be on the road in the November

Based on a concept first shown at Frankfurt Motor Show in 2005, the new car is a modern interpretation of its famous Mini predecessors taking into account all the demands and technologies of the 21st century.

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Toyota’s next step in Hybrids is the “Plug-in” vehicle

Toyota announced that it will provide Toyota plug-in (PHEV) hybrid prototypes to the Advanced Power and Energy Program at the University of California, Irvine

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Volkswagen's completely autonomous Touareg Stanley goes on world tour

The Volkswagen Touareg Stanley has been on exhibit since the start of this month in the “i-Space” of the Science Centre in the island state of Singapore.

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Peugeot’s interpretation of driving pleasure, the 308 RC Z

The 308 RC Z concept car is a new Peugeot interpretation of driving pleasure. The car is a 2+2 coupé, with true versatility

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Business News

Surprise at Ford: Company reports a net profit of $750 Million for second quarter

Ford Motor Company reported a net profit of 31 cents per share, or $750 million, for the second quarter of 2007. This compares with a net loss of 17 cents per share, or $317 million, in the second quarter of 2006.

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For the first time Bentley reports results and it is strong results for the first half year of 2007!

For the fourth year running, Bentley Motors has recorded an increase in global sales volumes. The first half of 2007 saw an increase in sales of 18.8 per cent over the same period in 2006

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GM reports net income of $891 million for second quarter 2007

General Motors Corp. released its preliminary financial results for the 2007 second quarter, marked by record automotive revenue

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Volkswagen successful: forecast raised to €5.1 billion profit before tax in 2007

The Volkswagen Group has raised its forecast for fiscal year 2007 and will reach its target one year earlier than originally planned.

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Renault and Bajaj confirm first talks about cooperation

Bajaj Auto (Bajaj) and Renault (Renault) are in preliminary deliberations to jointly understand customer requirements and business potential for “very competitive vehicles” in India.

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News from China

Infiniti's New Chinese Market Strategy

"The Chinese market is playing a more and more important role in the world auto market, especially to Infiniti, the premium unit of Japanese automaker Nissan." Said vice president of Nissan recently.

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Chrysler Grand Voyager MPV to be launched in China

Chrysler Group recently said it plans to officially introduce the latest generation Chrysler Grand Voyager MPV into the Chinese market as of next year.

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Beijing Auto to be the largest shareholder at Beijing-Benz

Beijing Automotive Industry Holding Corp is expected to become the largest shareholder at Beijing-Benz DaimlerChrysler Automotive Co Ltd (BBDC)

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Beijing Hyundai to develop six models within three years

Beijing Hyundai recently disclosed they will begin developing its own models in the coming three years.

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Guangzhou Honda to Build a new Automobile R&D Center


Guangzhou Honda Automobile Co., Ltd. (GHAC), Honda’s automobile production and sales joint venture in China, announced the establishment of a wholly-owned R&D subsidiary in China.

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Manufacturing News

DaimlerChrysler’s Rastatt Plant celebrates its 2 millionth vehicle

The two millionth vehicle has just rolled off the assembly line at the DaimlerChrysler plant in Rastatt, which is celebrating its 15th anniversary this year

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Honda to Build Second Auto Plant in Thailand

Honda of Thailand announced it has begun construction of its second auto plant

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Mercedes-Benz brand spokesman Goepfarth to join Board of Management on August 1, 2007

The appointment of Michael Göpfarth, 40, to the Board of Management of EvoBus GmbH as of August 1, 2007, was confirmed today by the EvoBus GmbH Supervisory Board

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Toni Melfi is new Head of Communication at Audi Ingolstadt

As of 1st August 2007, Toni Melfi (40) will be the new Head of Communication at AUDI AG.

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