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Carmakers think local to sell global

Carmakers move to a more localised model

The world’s three biggest automotive companies – Toyota, GM and Volkswagen – are starting to see global sales markets as individually targetable rather than one homogenous whole. Lillie Guyer looks at how each is altering its international strategy.

Oakland County blossoms to become Michigan investment hub

Oakland County blossoms to become Michigan investment hub

Oakland County in Michigan has suffered along with near neighbour Detroit in recent years, with the decimation of the auto industry bringing high unemployment levels to both locations. However, Oakland's long-standing commitment to attracting investment is behind a remarkable turnaround over the past couple of years.

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ARaymond moves with the times

French company ARaymond has a lengthy history of supplying the auto industry, dating back to the 19th century. However, as its CEO and president explains, the company is more concerned with its future than its past, a factor behind its willingness to embrace modern management styles.

Who is leading the auto R&D race?

As environmental demands become more and more prominent, and drivers' expectations of improving technological developments get higher and higher, the battle to be the leading automaker in R&D spending is a fierce one. Lillie Guyer looks at the contenders for this crown.

US carmakers look ahead with optimism

Reignited: US carmakers look ahead with optimism

Despite new US government efficiency targets and worries over interest rates, car industry bodies are shrugging off doubts and revising their sales estimates upwards

Mexico moves into the fast lane

Entering the fast lane: why automakers are flocking to Mexico

Its close proximity to the US, cheap labour and uncomplicated, duty-free export opportunities have seen automotive companies from all over the world coming to Mexico. Lillie Guyer reports.

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GM announces $449m investment

US auto manufacturer, General Motors, has announced that it will spend $449m on next-generation electric vehicles and advanced battery technology production.

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Auto industry adapts to survive

Three US players in the automobile industry describe how they have fended off the economic downturn by investing in technology and realigning internal practices.

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A jump-start for the US

Automakers are responding to a US government injection of ‘green’ dollars into the industry by retooling for a new era in car manufacture.

From a spark to a flame

Could electric vehicles re-energise the flagging US auto sector and help fuel economic revival in the rust belt? Lillie Guyer examines the initiatives which encourage battery manufacture and how companies are responding.

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