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    Official: Ford kicks off 2013 Escape assembly [w/video]
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    The 2013 Ford Escape is now a production reality, the completely redesigned crossover now rolling off the lines at Ford's Louisville assembly plant. Still a top seller in its last model year, the brand-new 1.6-liter EcoBoost Escape gets 22 mpg city, 33 mpg highway and yes, the $23,295 base model ...

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    Official: Toyota boosting V6 production in Alabama, adding 125 jobs
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    Toyota's Huntsville, Alabama production facility, which makes the company's four-cylinder, V6 and V8 engines, is getting a couple of big boosts: $80 million and roughly 125 new jobs. When the spending and hiring is complete, the enlarged factory and the plant's 1,150 workers will raise ...

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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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    Official: Nissan agrees to make engines for Mercedes in Tennessee
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    Mercedes-Benz and Nissan plan on working together in the future, sharing the Mercedes A-Class platform and engines in an effort save cash on engineering and manufacturing resources. A big part of that collaboration is now official with a joint engine announcement. Nissan will produce high-end ...

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    Report: Canada lagging behind U.S. auto recovery
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    The Detroit Three are in much better financial shape than three years ago. General Motors and Ford are now profitable, and Chrysler appears poised to begin making real money soon. That success has lead to plans to spend billions of dollars on North American plants, but Automotive News reports ...

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    Report: Reuse of decomissioned U.S. auto plants on the rise
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    The Detroit Free Press reports that, of the 267 automotive plants that have closed in the U.S. since 1979, 128 have reopened with a new purpose. Astonishingly enough, 40 percent of those reopened sites were purchased between 2008 and 2010 as General Motors and Chrysler underwent restructuring, ...

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    Where big cats are made: A photo tour of Jaguar's Castle Bromwich plant
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    A photo tour of Jaguar's Castle Bromwich factory – Click above for high-res image gallery
    All Jaguars, whether steel or aluminum, are fashioned in one place: Castle Bromwich in the West Midlands of England. The factory complex originally made RAF Spitfires and Lancaster bombers for World ...

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    Hummer grinds gears: production of 2010 H3 and H3T resumes
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    2010 Hummer H3 - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Although the Hummer sale isn't officially official – which is to say, the Chinese authorities haven't told Tengzhong "Proceed!" – it is official enough that GM has restarted production of the 2010 H3 and H3T at its Shreveport, LA ...

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    REPORT: Mini 'Countryman' crossover skipping Detroit for Geneva?
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    Mini Countryman concept -- Click above for high-res image gallery
    Everyone is getting ready for the Mini Countryman -- including, perhaps, the WRC -- but everyone is going to have to wait, according to a report by those Mini-mad folks at Motoring File. The holdup is the upcoming BMW X3, which is ...

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    REPORT: Labor unrest in India to cause Ford to idle key NA crossover plant
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    Rico Auto Industries in India makes transmission parts for Ford's Flex and Edge, along with its upscale Lincoln MKT and MKX twins. Unfortunately for the Blue Oval, Automotive News is reporting that Rico's operations are in flux because of persistent troubles between labor and management. A few ...

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    Shreveport, LA mayor lobbies D.C. to close the HUMMER deal, already
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    Cedric Glover, the mayor of Shreveport, Louisiana, went to Washington, D.C. to plead his case for the sale of Hummer to Tengzhong. The only thing is, we're not sure why he went. To be more precise, we do know that he wants to protect jobs at GM's Shreveport plant that builds Hummers. The plant ...

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    REPORT: Toyota adding 850 jobs in San Antonio truck factory
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    Toyota's arrangements for its San Antonio plant are coming together after the closure of NUMMI and the announced relocation of Tacoma pickup production. The company will be adding 850 permanent and temporary workers to its labor force in Texas, taking the number of associates from 1,850 to about ...

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    Ford Fiesta U.S.-spec gets caught in Mexican factory
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    Ford Fiestas being built in Mexico -- Click above for high-res image gallery
    What is reported to be the coming U.S.-spec Ford Fiesta has been photographed during assembly in Mexico, and the minor changes we can glean so far center around the grille. Compared to its European counterpart, the ...

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    REPORT: Production lines halted at MG's Longbridge plant. This is not a repeat from 2005.
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    It is a travesty that the initials "MG" are coming to be a convenient epithet for the term "woe." The British sportscar maker has had an exceedingly trying history recently, and things haven't got any better with word that its owner, MG Motor UK Ltd. (which is really Nanjing Automobile ...

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    REPORT: GM halting Duramax production for 10 weeks
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    The revamped 6.6-liter Duramax V8 engine will go into production in April 2010 and the current Duramax, which doesn't meet emissions requirements that go into effect January 1, 2010, will cease production the day before the new year begins. In the interim, GM will be retooling the factory and ...

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    REPORT: Fiat to close Bertone purchase this week
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    On Thursday, Fiat is expected to put its John Hancock on a preliminary agreement to close its purchase of Carrozzeria Bertone, the coachbuilding arm of the Bertone company. In August Fiat won the right to acquire the builder, and it will throw €150 million at its operations over the next ...

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    Mercedes-Benz pondering C-Class production in Alabama?
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    Mercedes-Benz C-Class - click above for high-res image gallery
    The C-Class is Mercedes-Benz's biggest seller Stateside, and a report in a Stuttgart newspaper indicates the company could be looking to stabilize the revenue from its bread-and-butter sedan. The C-Class is currently produced in ...

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    FYI: UAW releases list of 2010 cars and trucks made in union shops
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    There's "Buy American!" and then there's "Buy Union!" If you're among the most serious about keeping your red-white-and-blue money in the U.S. of A North America and organized labor is close to your ticker, then you'll want to check out this list put together by the United Auto Workers. It lists ...

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    BMW plant in Spartanburg, SC produces 1.5 millionth vehicle
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    BMW invaded the South in 1993, and it's first U.S.-made product was popped out in September a year later. Fifteen years after that there have been five factory expansions, 5,000 jobs created, a methane gas pipeline installed, a center for automotive research created, a golf tournament started, ...

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    REPORT: Toyota moving Tacoma production to San Antonio
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    Now that Toyota has decided the fate of the NUMMI plant, the company has to decide where to move production of the Tacoma and Corolla models built there. The Corolla hasn't been spoken for yet, but Toyota is confirming that its Tacoma line is moving to the San Antonio factory that currently makes ...

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