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    Report: Fiat contemplating sub-brand to compete with Dacia, Datsun
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    You can add Fiat to the admittedly short list of automakers considering a low-cost brand to rival Dacia. The inexpensive Eastern European brand from Renault-Nissan has performed on the balance sheet like a premium model line, and the money the alliance is taking off the table is encouraging other ...

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    Report: Renault planning a Tata Nano rival. Again.
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    Four years ago, Renault confirmed that it would partner with India's Bajaj Auto to develop a rival to the Tata Nano. At the time, as everyone waited for the Tata Nano to arrive, you could have used a Richter scale to measure the tremors the executive suites of any automaker with an interest in ...

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    Report: Mazda latest automaker to mull plant in Mexico
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    According to The Wall Street Journal, Mazda is seriously considering a new plant in an emerging market, with Mexico being mentioned as the most likely target in order to have a base to enter additional markets in South and Central America. Of course, a plant in Mexico might also be used to supply ...

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    REPORT: Suzuki CEO indicates joint projects with VW to start in January
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    Volkswagen and Suzuki won't waste anytime at all in getting started on their assorted joint projects. Well, unless you count the holidays, which we'll let slide. At the launch of the new Suzuki Alto, CEO Osama Suzuki told reporters that the newly tied-at-the-hip automakers will begin "Actual, ...

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    REPORT: GM-SAIC pondering Tata Nano fighter?
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    Though the minuscule Tata Nano hasn't even been on the market for a complete year, the impact it's had on the automotive world may be exactly inverse to its size and price. In other words, it's had a huge effect, proving to the world that it's possible to build a business plan around selling ...

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    REPORT: AutoShanghai show bucks trend to show record attendance figures
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    In the introductory videos for the Bertone Mantide, designer Jason Castriota says "There's a reason we introduced the car here," in Shanghai -- and the performance of the Shanghai Motor Show appears to justify that kind of thinking for nearly every automaker there. The show was physically larger ...

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    Russia expected to be third largest global market by 2012
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    Russia has long been included under the "emerging markets" umbrella that carmakers have been saying would lead to future industry growth. The economic fallout put an end to those predictions, with Russia suffering just as badly – and if you include the oil sector, some would say even worse ...

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    Rendered Speculation: Honda to create mini-hatch for emerging markets
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    Lost in the jeers following Honda's move to cancel the NSX – a car it could probably sell based solely on its ridiculously wonderful exhaust note – is news that the Big H is planning an A-segment car for markets outside of Japan. Now that the microcar segment is what's cooking, and the ...

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    PSA/Citroen to launch low-cost car for emerging markets
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    Following the approach taken by rival Renault, PSA/Peugeot-Citroen is working on an entry-level car set to debut in emerging markets in 2011. The Renault Logan has done well in Russia and Romania, which has prodded this interest and action from PSA. The new five-passenger vehicle will be assembled ...

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    Russia now Europe's biggest automotive market
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    Russia has just passed Germany as Europe's largest market for new car sales -- for the first half of the year, at least. In fact, Russian consumers managed to snatch up 41% more cars for the first half of this year as compared to the previous year. Not only that, but the vehicles being sold in ...

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    Automakers turn eyes East and its explosive opportunities
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    Businessweek (BW) provides a detailed description of the conditions in the emerging automotive markets of China, India and Russia. According to the business journal, Chinese demand for automobiles grew between 60% to 70% per year between 2001 through 2004, only to be slowed down when the government ...

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    Toyota struggling in emerging markets
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    Toyota Motor may be eating other automakers' lunch in North America and Europe, but it's having problems developing a successful strategy for emerging markets in Brazil, Russia, India and China.Established automakers around the world are rushing to plant a flag in these markets of the future, but ...

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