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AMF links with Dialog eZ Cash

| Auto Finance, Car News, Sri Lanka | October 14, 2013

AMF links with Dialog eZ Cash

Associated Motor Finance Company PLC (AMF), which specializes in leases of motorbikes and three wheelers, became the latest company to ink an agreement with Dialog eZ Cash.

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Tesla says Model S fire triggered by a highly uncommon occurrence

| Car News, Electric Vehicles, Tesla Motors | October 13, 2013

Tesla says Model S fire triggered by a highly uncommon occurrence

By now, you’ve seen the Tesla headlines, read the reports that its stock dropped, and maybe even discussed the Model S fire with friends and coworkers. But there is now some more official information to share.

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Maruti to decide on starting assembly unit in Sri Lanka

| Car Industry, Car News, Manufacturing/Plants, Sri Lanka, Suzuki | September 9, 2013

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Maruti to decide on starting assembly unit in Sri Lanka

The country’s largest car maker Maruti Suzuki India (MSIL) will take a final decision on setting up an assembly unit in Sri Lanka by the end of the current financial year. The facility, if commissioned, would be the first facility for the small car giant outside its home base in India.

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BMW reveals new Genius programme

| BMW, Car Industry, Car News | May 25, 2013

BMW reveals new Genius programme

BMW has revealed it will introduce a new programme that will help explain some of the advanced technology available in its cars to potential customers.

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Panasonic Battery now in Sri Lanka

| Battery Dealers, Car News, Sri Lanka | May 8, 2013

Panasonic Battery now in Sri Lanka

Adding to the company’s sustainability initiatives, Douglas & Sons (Pvt.) Ltd (DSL) launched PANASONIC batteries on 8th March 2013. The event was witnessed by DSL’s prominent and loyal battery dealers.

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Geely to invest $398 million in new powertrain plant in China

| Car News, China, Geely | March 17, 2013

Geely to invest $398 million in new powertrain plant in China

Chinese carmaker Geely is expected to invest 2.5 billion yuan (398 million U.S. dollars) to build its largest powertrain manufacturing center in the coastal city of Ningbo, according to an agreement signed between Geely and the local government on Thursday, 14 March 2013.

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FAW-Toyota launches ‘Ranz’ EV in China

| Car News, China, Electric Vehicles, New Cars | March 17, 2013

FAW-Toyota launches ‘Ranz’ EV brand on the Chinese auto market

The FAW-Toyota joint venture launched a new sub-brand for electric vehicles. The brand is called ‘Ranz’ and the first car is expected to hit the Chinese auto market in 2013, a concept car will debut on the Shanghai Auto Show in April.

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China’s First Auto Works (FAW) to invest $5.7 billion in R&D

| Car Industry, Car News, China | March 17, 2013

China’s First Auto Works (FAW) to invest $5.7 billion in R&D

Chinese media reported recently on a huge investment plan by First Auto Works, or FAW. Total investment in research and development over the next 5 years is 35.5 billion yuan or 5.7 billion USD. The ailing Hongqi (Red Flag) brand is the biggest benefactor with 10.5 billion yuan, showing that FAW is serious about resurrecting the once-famous brand.

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Fooling the police with a ‘safety belt T-shirt’ in China

| Car News, China | March 17, 2013

Fooling the police with a ‘safety belt T-shirt’ in China

Chinese drivers who don’t like to wear a safety belt can now buy an innovative ‘safety belt T-shirt’, priced between 35 (SLR 700/=) yuan and 50 yuan (SLR 1,000/=) in various online shops.

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Geely and Volvo to set up R&D center in Sweden

| Car Industry, Car News, China, Geely, Volvo | March 17, 2013

Geely and Volvo to set up R&D center in Sweden

Geely Holding, majority owner of Volvo Car Corporation (Volvo Cars) and Geely Auto, will establish a Research and Development Centre in Gothenburg, Sweden. The Centre will develop a new modular architecture and set of components for future C-segment cars, addressing the needs of both Volvo Cars and Geely.

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