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Honda looks to revamped Acura NSX to fire up brand

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TOKYO With its aggressive design and six-figure price tag, Honda Motor Co's revamped NSX is a far cry from its "cheap and cheerful" Civic sedans, but the automaker is betting the sportscar launched in Japan on Thursday will turbo-charge its brand image.

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France denies it omitted elements in Renault emissions report 24 Aug 2016

PARIS France's Environment Ministry on Wednesday denied it had omitted key elements concerning some Renault cars in a report on vehicle pollution it commissioned following the Volkswagen emissions scandal last year.

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VW sees car output back to normal by Monday after supplier deal 24 Aug 2016

HAMBURG/BERLIN Volkswagen said on Wednesday production of cars at its German plants should be back to normal by next Monday after it resolved a dispute with parts suppliers over contract terms.

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Hyundai Motor reaches tentative wage deal with union 24 Aug 2016

SEOUL Hyundai Motor reached a tentative wage pact with its South Korean labour union on Wednesday, potentially avoiding more strikes and production losses at its biggest manufacturing base.

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Daimler adopts Silicon Valley tactics to counter new rivals 24 Aug 2016

FRANKFURT Mercedes-Benz maker Daimler is embracing Silicon Valley management techniques in a drive to speed up decision making, empower staff and fend off new rivals such as electric carmaker Tesla Motors. | Video

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Lamborghini sees worldwide sales doubling by 2019 after SUV launch 23 Aug 2016

NEW YORK Luxury automaker Lamborghini expects to at least double production to 7,000 vehicles a year by 2019 once it rolls out a new SUV, but it will not lose its focus on making sports cars, Chief Executive Officer Stefano Domenicali said Tuesday.

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Tesla touts speed and driving range with new upgraded battery 23 Aug 2016

SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON Tesla Motors Inc crowned itself the maker of the world's fastest production car on Tuesday, saying a new version of its Model S all-electric sedan can accelerate from 0-60 miles per hour in just 2-1/2 seconds.

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VW, suppliers settle dispute after marathon talks 23 Aug 2016

BERLIN Volkswagen and two of its parts suppliers on Tuesday resolved a contract dispute that had hit output at more than half of the carmaker's German plants and threatened to undermine its recovery from a diesel emissions scandal. | Video

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VW, U.S. states to hold settlement talks over excess emissions 23 Aug 2016

Volkswagen AG has agreed to hold settlement talks with several U.S. states that sued the German automaker for hundreds of millions of dollars over environmental law violations, the automaker said in a court filing on Tuesday.

Factbox - Prevent Group, the supplier that hit VW's production 23 Aug 2016

FRANKFURT Volkswagen and two of its parts suppliers on Tuesday resolved a contract dispute that had hit output at more than half of the carmaker's German plants and threatened to undermine its recovery from a diesel emissions scandal.