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GM will be shutting down its Orion, MI factory for seven weeks, starting February 16, as it attempts to move over 35,000 unsold vehicles built last year.

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After 700 This Year, The Japanese Automaker Will Build 2,000 in 2016

Toyota will ramp up production of its Mirai fuel-cell vehicle from 700 units this year to 2,000 in 2016 on higher demand.

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Long An Investor, Polaris Finally Makes The Jump

The world of electric motorcycles is small, and it's just been shaken with news that Polaris has bought up Brammo's bike-building business. We look at what happened and what to expect. #fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-182451{display:none;} .cke_show_borders #fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-182451, #postcontentcontainer #fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-182451{width:570px;display:block;} try{document.getElementById("fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-182451").style.display="none";}catch(e){}

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Subaru has decided not to open a joint venture factory in China with Chery, even if the Chinese government gave it permission. The Japanese brand looked at the numbers and decided that it would have to double its sales just to maintain the same profits from exporting from Japan. Growth in the Chinese market may also be slowing.

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Work officially gets under way at Toyota's new North American headquarters in Plano outside of Dallas, TX, with an official ground-breaking ceremony.

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Motley Fool Investment Writer Shares Tesla Insights

Data company Switch moves in near Tesla Gigafactory, The Motley Fool has some Tesla insights and prospective BMW i8 customers can expect a lengthy wait.

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After several years of growing sales, Subaru sees 2015 as no different. The Japanese brand thinks that it could sell around 540,000 vehicles in the US this year to make it the automaker's largest single market. To cope with all of this demand, the brand is also boosting production and later planning to add additional capacity to its SIA factory in Indiana for the Legacy and Outback.

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Georgia Pushes Its Brand As The Center Of The Automotive South

An international real-estate company had a high-profile client that wanted to relocate its North American headquarters. The client, whose identity was confidential, narrowed the list of prospective sites to Texas, North Carolina and Georgia. Would Georgia officials be interested in a discussion?

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After breaching the one-million sales mark in 2014, FCA chief Sergio Marchionne has thrown down an ambitious new challenge for the Jeep brand: reach 1.9 million by the end of 2018.

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A Reuters story says that Volvo plans to ship a small number of its Chinese-built S60L sedans to the US this year, and that they could be joined by a Chinese-built S90 sedan.

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In a world's first event, Local Motors is 3D printing an entire car at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show. By the end of the week, the company promises that the car, known as the Strati, will be driven on a test track at Cobo Hall in Detroit.

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After moving nearly 190,000 units in 2014, Porsche is expecting to hit its 200,000-unit goal three years ahead of schedule, thanks in part to the new Macan.

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Owners of the 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class are reporting that, in certain cases, their seats are secreting a white, shiny, oily residue, particularly when warmed up in cold-weather conditions. It's not clear what the residue is, or if it's safe.

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For the first time in around 40 years, the best selling car in Russia is not a Lada, as supplier troubles mean the brand's Granta subcompact was overtaken by the Kia Rio in November.

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President Barack Obama will be making a speech celebrating the auto industry's progress from the idled factory responsible for the slow-selling Ford Focus and C-Max.

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Mexico has built over three million cars in a year for the first time, and is a big part of the surge in North American auto production.

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No music track, no dialogue, no voiceover, just ten minutes of a group of women and men in a very clean room in Zuffenhausen assembling the Porsche 918 Spyder.

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Take a tour of the Porsche 911 engine factory in Zuffenhausen, Germany, as the company's flat-six mills are made in this video. The place is hypnotic in its efficiency to watch each part slowly come together to create these famously fantastic mills. Hardly any noise rises above the hum of the assembly line.

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Tesla just bought the former United Auto Workers union hall located just a stones throw from its factory in Fremont, CA. The UAW was asking $4.26 million for the land, and it included four acres and a 16,470-square-foot building. The company's purpose for the land is still a mystery.

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This month, Audi said it will boost spending by two billion euros ($2.5B US) over the next five years, for a total outlay of 24 billion euros from 2014 to 2019. Something like 70 percent of those billions will be spent on new models, technology like "connectivity and lightweight construction," and factory expansion at its plants in Ingolstadt and Neckarsulm.

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An explosion at the Fuwa Engineering Manufacturing Company's Guangdong factory has killed 17 and injured 20, in China's second serious incident involving an auto supplier this year.

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