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    Report: Convertible demand has tanked over last seven years
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    Few things match the joy of open-roofed motoring. The wind runs through your hair, the sun beats down and the trees flash overhead, and it's then that you realize that this elemental experience is just better than being permanently ensconced in stylized cage of steel and glass. Unfortunately for ...

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    Report: Fisker's new owner working out Karma's 250 'bugs' before introducing second model
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    Fisker may be down, but it might not stay down forever. The company behind the Karma luxury hybrid shut down late last year and was purchased by Chinese OEM supplier Wanxiang Group, which intends to restart production. It just can't tell us when. Speaking with Automotive News Europe, Wanxgiang ...

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    Report: Mercedes-Benz taps Valmet to build new A-Class
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    "Is that a Uusikaupunki A-Class?" It sounds like an awfully personal question, but it's something you might be asking soon, since Mercedes-Benz is partnering with Finland's Valmet Automotive to boost production of the new A-Class. There are already more than 40,000 orders in for the new ...

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    Report: Valmet working to meet demand for sold-out Marussia B2
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    By all accounts, Marussia is just another exotic automaker hoping to sell a few supercars but just as likely to disappear into obscurity. Except that it hasn't, and may not for some time. Having potentially overextended itself by buying the majority of a Formula One racing team from Virgin, the ...

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    Geneva: Valmet Dawn gets its Tron on in Geneva
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    There are a lot of ways to describe the Valmet Dawn you see pictured above, but our favorite could be mouthed by Keanu Reeves: Whoa. And then we would expand it to WTF? As in, "Whoa the F?" That's because Valmet Automotive – the makers of the Fisker Karma, among other vehicles – has ...

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    Saab Saga Update: Genii and Spyker pondering joint bid? Workers rally in Trollhätten, etc.
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    Saab: A history in pictures – Click above for high-res gallery
    Despite the fact that the Detroit Auto Show put the focus back on General Motors' new products and pulled the spotlight away from the will-they/won't-they saga that is the Saab sale/wind-down, there are no shortage of ...

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    Fisker sends Finland good Karma
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    Back in July we told you that Fisker had tabbed Valmet Automotive to build its upcoming Karma. Now we get word that all of the contracts have been finalized and production looks certain. Valmet will be doing all of the engineering and manufacturing for the Karma, that sexy new four-door plug-in ...

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    Porsche to move Cayman & Boxster production from Finland to Austria
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    Click for a hi-res gallery of Porsche production in Finland Porsche has announced that production of its Boxster and Cayman models is to shift to component supplier Magna Steyr's facility in Austria beginning in 2012. Last year the contract with Finland's Valmet to assemble the two associated ...

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    An Aston Martin built outside of the UK? Rapide likely to go elsewhere
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    With sales of Aston Martin's existing sports and GT lineup continuing at a strong clip, the question of where to build the new Rapide four-door becomes more problematic. For a company that is still relatively low-volume (7,000 cars last year) like Aston, investing in tooling for more capacity is ...

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    Porsche produces 200,000th Boxster
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    Last week was big for Porsche as the automaker produced the 200,000th Boxster. The Boxster line, which now includes the fixed-roof Cayman variant, is in the midst of its tenth year on the road. Production of the Boxster and Cayman exceeded 27,000 cars for FY 05/06, reflecting the model's growth ...

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