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    Report: Automakers stuck on structural adhesives for new cars
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    The biggest benefit of adhesives is that they allow automakers to mix and match structural materials. Whether shedding pounds to gain speed or points of fuel economy, weight is always the enemy when it comes to automotive efficiency. With increasing regulation forcing automakers worldwide to ...

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    Report: Will global automakers drop local JV partners if China's government says they can?
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    Chinese economic policies could be in for a big change, as President Xi Jinping pushes the communist country to open its domestic markets even further. That could mean big things for the auto industry, especially when it comes to the country's far-reaching joint-venture system. According to ...

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    Report: These are America's 15 busiest auto plants
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    Still got that fireworks-induced, patriotic buzz going on? This might help keep you seeing red, white and blue a bit longer. Of the 15 most productive auto plants in the States, Automobile Magazine says the top two spots – and more than half the total tally – are occupied by American ...

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    Report: These are North America's top producing auto plants
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    Volkswagen has the honor of being this year's top producing North American automotive manufacturer by a wide margin with its Puebla, Mexico facility. The factory managed to produce 510,041 units last year, beating out second-place Nissan and its Aguascalientes, Mexico plant by a staggering ...

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    Report: Audi confirms plans for North American plant, likely in Mexico
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    Audi will begin construction of a new manufacturing facility in North America, according to Ward's Auto. While the German luxury manufacturer hasn't chosen a specific location as of yet, early whispers hint to a location in Mexico. Previously, Audi parent company Volkswagen had investigated the ...

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    Harbour Report: GM and Ford more efficient, still lose money on every vehicle
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    The 2006 edition of the Harbour Report - a benchmarking study of U.S. automobile manufacturing - shows Nissan had the industry's most efficient North American manufacturing operation in 2005, followed (in order) by Toyota, Honda, General Motors, Chrysler Group and Ford. On average, Nissan ...

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