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  • *Honda starts orders for NSX in Japan after U.S. launch. TOKYO, Aug 25- With its aggressive design and six-figure price tag, Honda Motor Co's revamped NSX is a far cry from its "cheap and cheerful" Civic sedans, but the automaker is betting the sportscar launched in Japan on Thursday will turbo-charge its brand image. Starting at 23.7 million yen, the bespoke hybrid...

  • Singapore is taking the next step in the world's move towards self-driving vehicles with the first public trial of autonomous-drive taxis.

  • *Honda starts orders for NSX in Japan after U.S. launch. Starting at 23.7 million yen, the bespoke hybrid model becomes available to order in Japan on Thursday, having launched in the United States earlier this year. Marketed under the Acura badge, Honda's stalled premium brand in the United States, China and other regions, the NSX marks the latest effort by the...

  • SINGAPORE— The world's first self-driving taxis will be picking up passengers in Singapore starting Thursday. It will beat ride-hailing service Uber, which plans to offer rides in autonomous cars in Pittsburgh, by a few weeks. The ultimate goal, say nuTonomy officials, is to have a fully self-driving taxi fleet in Singapore by 2018, which will help sharply cut...

  • Aug 24- Ford Motor Co said on Wednesday it was recalling about 91,000 vehicles worldwide to replace faulty fuel-pump parts that could potentially cause a car to stall without warning. Ford said it would replace fuel-pump control modules in about 88,151 vehicles, including certain of its 2013-15 model year Ford Taurus sedans, Ford Flex crossover utility...

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    Ford Motor said on Wednesday it was recalling about 91,000 vehicles worldwide to replace faulty fuel-pump parts that could potentially cause a car to stall without warning.

  • HAMBURG/ BERLIN, Aug 24- Volkswagen said on Wednesday production of cars at its German plants should be back to normal by next Monday after it resolved a dispute with parts suppliers over contract terms. VW and the two suppliers on Tuesday resolved the dispute affecting 28,000 workers at six of VW's 10 German factories, a day after Europe's largest automaker...

  • Under the agreement reached on Wednesday, Hyundai will increase workers' basic monthly pay by 58,000 won; give each worker a one-off payment of 3.3 million won as well as bonus and incentives payments worth 3.5 times their basic monthly wage; and each worker will also receive 10 Hyundai shares, the company said. Hyundai, the world's fifth-biggest carmaker...

  • DETROIT— Hot cars are a danger to children, particularly in a sweltering summer like this one. So far this year, 26 children in the U.S. have died after they were left in hot vehicles, according to Kids and Cars, a Kansas City- based advocacy group. Within 10 minutes, a car's temperature can rise 20 degrees, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

  • Aug 24- Ford Motor Co said on Wednesday it was recalling about 91,000 vehicles in North America to replace faulty fuel-pump parts that could potentially cause a car to stall without warning. Ford said it would replace fuel-pump control modules in about 88,151 vehicles, including certain of its 2013-15 model year Ford Taurus sedans, Ford Flex crossover utility...

  • DETROIT— Ford is recalling more than 88,000 cars and SUVs in North America because the engines can stall without warning due to a fuel pump problem. The recall covers certain Ford Taurus and Police Interceptor sedans, Ford Flex wagons, Lincoln MKS sedans and Lincoln MKT SUVs from the 2013 through 2015 model years. The company will notify customers to bring their...

  • SEOUL, Aug 24- Audi is recalling 1,534 A8 cars in South Korea due to a stalling problem, the transport ministry said on Wednesday, adding it was the first country where the German carmaker was recalling the model for such a defect. The Volkswagen division will expand the recall to the United States and other countries, South Korea said, in what would be a further blow...

  • FRANKFURT, Aug 24- Mercedes-Benz maker Daimler is embracing Silicon Valley management techniques in a drive to speed up decision making, empower staff and fend off new rivals such as electric carmaker Tesla Motors. Chief Executive Dieter Zetsche is sweeping away layers of bureaucracy and encouraging a more experimental approach to new products.

  • SAN FRANCISCO/ WASHINGTON, Aug 23- Tesla Motors Inc crowned itself the maker of the world's fastest production car on Tuesday, saying a new version of its Model S all-electric sedan can accelerate from 0-60 miles per hour in just 2-1/ 2 seconds. Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk said the company will offer a larger upgraded battery pack for performance versions of...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 23- Luxury automaker Lamborghini expects to at least double production to 7,000 vehicles a year by 2019 once it rolls out a new SUV, but it will not lose its focus on making sports cars, Chief Executive Officer Stefano Domenicali said Tuesday. "We will push like hell to" sell 3,500 or more of the SUVs, Domenicali said in an interview, adding interest in it is...

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  • SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 23- Tesla Motors Inc Chief Executive Elon Musk said on Tuesday the company will offer a larger upgraded battery pack for performance versions of its Model S and X vehicles that will extend range and allow for super fast acceleration. Musk said that if the weather is not too hot, a driver could travel from San Francisco to Los Angeles without...

  • Aug 23- Electric car maker Tesla Motors Inc will launch a 100 kilowatt hour battery for its Model S and Model X cars, Chief Executive Elon Musk said on Tuesday.

  • DETROIT— Tesla Motors says a new version of the Model S electric car is the quickest production car in the world from zero to 60 miles per hour. The LaFerrari and the Porsche 918 Spyder with gas engines were faster, but they were million-dollar specialty cars that can no longer be bought new, CEO Elon Musk said Tuesday. The Model S P100D starts at $134,500, while the...

  • Aug 23- Tesla Motors Inc Chief Executive Elon Musk said on Tuesday that the company planned to make a product announcement later in the day, sending the company's share price higher. "Tesla product announcement at noon California time today," Musk tweeted. The Silicon Valley electric car manufacturer declined to offer details before the announcement, but its...