Toyota introduces new 2020 Highlander and hybrid at New York International Auto Show; TNGA-K platform

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Toyota introduced the next-generation three-row 2020 Highlander SUV at the New York International Auto Show. Arriving in Toyota dealerships in winter, the Highlander gasoline model will arrive in December 2019 and the Highlander Hybrid will make its way to customers in February 2020. Just as the first RAV4 launched the compact crossover SUV segment 22 years ago, the original Highlander redefined the midsize family SUV when it arrived in 2001.

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Electric vehicle spotlight (EVS): Magna International


Magna International has over 60 years of experience manufacturing auto parts. more… The post Electric vehicle spotlight (EVS): Magna International appeared first on Electrek. This week’s EV spotlight is on an automotive manufacturer that is by no means up and coming.


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Gen 5 2019 Toyota RAV4 debuts at New York International Auto Show; 2.5L inline-4 and Toyota Hybrid System

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Toyota introduced the fifth-generation RAV4 at the New York International Auto Show. Over the last five years, RAV4 sales volume has doubled; RAV4 currently ranks as the number-one-selling vehicle in the Toyota lineup, as well as the best-selling non-pickup-truck in the country.

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2019 Honda Insight production model to make global debut at New York International Auto Show; series hybrid with 55 mpg city

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The all-new, production version of the 2019 Insight ( earlier post ) will make its global production debut at the 2018 New York International Auto Show (NYIAS). The hybrid battery unit will be assembled at the company’s Marysville Auto Plant in Ohio, with the 1.5-liter Atkinson cycle engine manufactured by Honda’s Anna, Ohio engine plant, which also produces the engine for the Ohio-made 2018 Accord Hybrid.

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Volvo Cars and Geely Auto to deepen collaboration; new combined powertrain company

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Volvo Cars and Geely Auto have agreed on a wide-ranging collaboration that will maximize the strengths of the Swedish and Chinese automotive groups, delivering synergies in powertrains, sharing of electric vehicle architecture, joint procurement, autonomous drive technologies and aftersales. Volvo Cars and Geely Auto confirmed the combination of their existing powertrain operations into a new standalone company.

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Honda to introduce Clarity Plug-In Hybrid and Honda Clarity Electric at 2017 New York International Auto Show

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The all-new Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid and Honda Clarity Electric will make their worldwide debut at the 2017 New York International Auto Show. The Clarity series also features advanced technologies, including Display Audio with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, and standard Honda Sensing safety and driver-assistive technologies.

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Auto Expo 2020- Complete coverage of electric cars in a single article

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Complete details of all electric cars showcased at Auto Expo 2020 India Auto Expo is a big platform for all. The post Auto Expo 2020- Complete coverage of electric cars in a single article appeared first on Electric Vehicles_(India).

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Johnson Controls to unveil micro hybrid lead-acid/Li-ion battery demonstration module at North American International Auto Show

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will introduce a 48V Micro Hybrid battery demonstration module as part of its full spectrum of advanced energy storage solutions for automobiles at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Johnson Controls, Inc. Leveraging a dual voltage architecture, Johnson Controls’ Micro Hybrid battery system would involve a low voltage lead-acid battery and a 48 volt Lithium-ion battery that enable optimization of energy generation and consumption, thus saving fuel.

Lexus LF-Gh Hybrid Concept to debut at 2011 New York International Auto Show

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Lexus announced that the LF-Gh hybrid concept will make its world debut at the 2011 New York International Auto Show. The new concept will be on display in the Lexus exhibit at the New York International Auto Show from 20 April – 1 May 2011. Lexus says that the LF-Gh, which stands for L exus F uture G rand Touring H ybrid, sets out to redefine the premium grand touring sedan.

2011 184

BMW Concept Active Tourer PHEV and diesel 328d to make US debut at New York International Auto Show

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BMW will introduce the Concept Active Tourer plug-in hybrid ( earlier post ) for the first time in North America at the 2013 New York International Auto Show on 27 March. In addition to other introductions, the automaker will also showcase the diesel-powered BMW 328d. The Concept Active Tourer features a 1.5-liter 3-cylinder gasoline engine coupled with an electric motor which allows for nearly 95 mpg (2.48 l/100 km).

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Hyundai showcases RM20e racing midship electric sports car, Prophecy concept EV at Auto China

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At the 16 th Beijing International Automotive Exhibition (Auto China 2020), Beijing Hyundai Motor Company showcased its RM20e electric racing midship sports car prototype and Prophecy concept EV model, demonstrating the reach of its EV ambitions.

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Volkswagen Showcases Touareg Hybrid at New York International Auto Show

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unveiled the second generation Touareg and showcased the brand’s first hybrid at the 2010 New York International Auto Show. Volkswagen of America, Inc. Volkswagen had earlier introduced the new Touareg in Germany in February. Earlier post.). With the hybrid model, a supercharged, direct injection V6 gasoline engine is paired with an electric motor and an eight-speed automatic transmission, reducing fuel consumption and CO 2 emissions by about 40%.

Which electric cars are you most eager to see at this week's auto shows? Take our Twitter poll

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This week, two auto shows on opposite sides of the world will focus on electric cars—and the transition there. The Shanghai auto show in China has become a showcase for electric-car concepts since the country announced that it plans to require all new cars in the future to become electric. The New York International Auto Show is one of the. New York Auto Show Shanghai Auto Show Polls

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Fiat to preview Viaggio at the Beijing International Auto Show; turbocharged engines only

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Fiat will stage the world preview of the new Viaggio at the Beijing International Auto Show on 23 April. The new four-door, five-passenger Fiat Viaggio is based on the CUSW (Compact US Wide) architecture which is also the basis of the new Dodge Dart, recently presented at the Detroit Motor Show last January. The CUSW architecture is, in turn, derived from the Compact architecture originally developed for the Alfa Romeo Giulietta.

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Mazda SKYACTIV fuel-saving technologies to make US debut at NY International Auto Show

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Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) will unveil its SKYACTIV technologies ( earlier post ) at the upcoming New York International Auto Show, alongside the North American debut of its MINAGI Concept and the United States debut of its refreshed 2012 Mazda3. SKYACTIV is a suite of technologies, including completely redesigned, efficient internal combustion gasoline and diesel engines, manual and automatic transmissions, and an advanced body and chassis.

2011 184

Tesla protest seemingly helps drive foot traffic to EV maker’s booth at Shanghai Auto Show


A day after a protest against Tesla in China that was covered by international media outlets, the EV maker’s booth at the Shanghai International Auto Show remained popular, with numerous visitors checking out the company’s all-electric vehicles.

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Toyota to Debut Dedicated Hybrid Concept at 2010 North American International Auto Show

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Toyota Motor Sales, USA, announced that it will stage the world debut of a new dedicated hybrid concept vehicle during the 2010 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The vehicle will be revealed during a news conference held on Monday, 11 January at COBO Hall. Toyota provided no further details, although it did provide two teaser images: Click to enlarge.

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Acura to debut 3 new vehicles at the 2012 North American International Auto Show including its first gasoline-electric hybrid

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Acura will unveil three new vehicles at the 2012 North American International Auto Show including a new compact sports sedan, a redesigned RDX crossover sport utility vehicle, and a concept version of the next generation Acura NSX super car. The Acura ILX Concept is a styling study of a new luxury compact sedan scheduled for launch in spring 2012.

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Nissan Taxi Of Tomorrow debuting on eve of New York International Auto Show

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The 2014 Nissan NV200 Taxi, New York’s Taxi of Tomorrow, will make its global debut tonight at a special event in SoHo with Nissan President and CEO Carlos Ghosn and New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg. Earlier post.). The new taxi is powered by a proven 2.0L 4-cylinder gasoline-fueled powertrain (with a 150,000-mile warranty), engineered to enhance the emission performance and fuel efficiency of the taxi fleet.

2012 190

AMP to show new battery-electric “all-American” SUV at Detroit International Auto Show

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an electric vehicle company specializing in SUV Electric Vehicles, will unveil an expansion of their product line with a battery-electric version of an “iconic American SUV” at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit in January. AMP Holding Inc.,

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2020 Detroit Auto Show cancels amid COVID-19 pandemic; expected conversion of TCF Center to field hospital

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The North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) will cancel its June 2020 show in Detroit in light of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic sweeping across the world and the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s expected plans to repurpose TCF Center into a temporary field hospital.

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Toyota to debut NS4 advanced plug-in hybrid concept and Prius c at 2012 North American International Auto Show

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will debut NS4, an advanced plug-in hybrid concept vehicle, at the 2012 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., The reveal will feature the world premiere of the concept vehicle as well as the North American debut of the Prius c hybrid during Toyota’s news conference on 10 January.

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UK launching new £1B Automotive Transformation Fund to help move UK auto sector to zero emissions

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The program is being delivered as a collaboration between the Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC), Innovate UK, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and the Department for International Trade. In the UK, the competition for the first £10 million (US$13 million) of a new £1-billion (US$1.3 billion) Automotive Transformation Fund has begun. The overall program will offer a share of up to £1 billion of funding for industrial research and capital projects.

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Lexus LF-LC hybrid 2+2 sport coupe design concept debuts at North American International Auto Show

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Lexus unveiled a new design concept for a hybrid 2+2 sport coupe at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The LF-LC concept. Click to enlarge. Showcasing the future design direction for Lexus with an emphasis on a driver-focused vehicle, the front-engine, rear-wheel drive LF-LC features Advanced Lexus Hybrid Drive. The concept car’s glass roof features a lightweight, cantilevered pillar with a glass-to-glass roof pillar—a first.

2012 196

Schaeffler awarded International Grand Prix award for new P2 hybrid module

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Schaeffler was awarded the International Grand Prix Award for Automotive Innovations in the OEM New Technologies category at the automotive aftermarket show EQUIP AUTO in Paris for the newly developed high-voltage P2 hybrid module ( earlier post ). Located between the internal combustion engine and transmission, the hybrid module can transmit internal-combustion torques of up to 800 N·m to the transmission.

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BMW Group 1st international automaker to obtain autonomous driving road test license in China; new R&D center in Beijing

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The BMW Group thus has become the first international auto maker to obtain the Autonomous Driving road test license in China, marking a big step on its path to Autonomous Driving. Now, it is a great honor to be the first international vehicle manufacturer to obtain an autonomous road test license in China.

2018 197

Daimler first automotive company to test UBQ’s climate-positive thermoplastic material in auto parts

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Based on a lifecycle analysis completed in 2019, UBQ was deemed the “most climate-positive thermoplastic material on the market”, according to Quantis, an international provider of environmental impact assessments.

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BASF and GAC R&D Center co-develop 3 electric concept cars; debut at Auto Guangzhou 2018

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GAC R&D Center) introduced three co-developed electric concept cars at Auto Guangzhou 2018, featuring futuristic designs that address the diverse needs of China’s drivers. Car sharing and electrification are highly important developments in the world’s largest auto market. Exterior auto body paints co-developed by BASF and GAC R&D Center underline a unique personality for each concept vehicle. BASF and the Research and Development Center of Guangzhou Automobile Group Co.

2018 189

SAE International Forms New Committee to Create Vehicle Battery Standards

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SAE International is creating a new Vehicle Battery Standards Committee which will serve as a center for standardization to support the ongoing development of new and advanced battery technologies. The SAE Vehicle Battery Standards Committee will report to the SAE Motor Vehicle Council, which is responsible for development of all passenger car, light duty truck and van standards within SAE International. Schutt, PhD, Chief Executive Officer, SAE International.

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Volvo Cars, POC and Ericsson to demo connected car and bike helmet prototype at International CES 2015

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Volvo Cars, protective gravity sports gear manufacturer POC and Ericsson will present an innovative safety technology connecting drivers and cyclists at the International CES in Las Vegas next month. Since spring 2013, all new Volvo cars are equipped with Auto brake for cyclists. The technology consists of a connected car and helmet prototype that will establish 2-way communication, offering proximity alerts to Volvo drivers and cyclists with the goal of avoiding accidents.

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Visteon to showcase e-Bee vehicle concept at 2013 International CES

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Visteon Corporation will showcase the e-Bee vehicle concept at the 2013 International CES show in Las Vegas next week. For user comfort, there is a gentle air diffusion feature, a cluster ion generator and a fragrance auto diffusion system. Representing Visteon’s vision of mobility in the year 2020, the e-Bee vehicle concept is designed to explore new and alternative ways of using a vehicle, including car-sharing, private ownership and short-term rental.

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MEMA partners with Auto-ISAC to address cybersecurity risks associated with connected and automated vehicles

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The Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA), an international trade association representing vehicle suppliers that manufacture and remanufacture components and systems for use in passenger cars and heavy trucks, is now a strategic partner of the Automotive Information Sharing and Analysis Center ( Auto-ISAC ).

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Geely Auto’s flagship Bo Rui GE hybrid selected as part of China’s diplomatic fleet; 48V MHEV or PHEV

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Geely Auto’s flagship B-segment hybrid sedan Bo Rui GE has been selected as an official diplomatic concierge vehicle by the Beijing Service Bureau for Diplomatic Missions. According to Geely Auto Group CTO Feng Qingfeng, the Bo Rui GE MHEV delivers fuel economy of 5.8L/100 km (40.5 Since then, Geely Auto has delivered more than 185 vehicles to be used as diplomatic concierge vehicles including the full electric Emgrand EV and now the Bo Rui GE.

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2013 SAE International High Octane Fuels Symposium (HOF): the potential for high octane fuels (Part 1)

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The 2013 SAE International High Octane Fuels Symposium (HOFS) this week in Washington, DC, explored the pros and the cons of high octane fuels, with a particular focus on using ethanol as the source of the octane improvement. The “ obvious driver ” for the consideration of a high octane fuel (HOF), said Prof. John Heywood, one of the speakers, is that higher octane fuels would lead to higher compression ratios which would lead to more efficient engines and reduced fuel consumption.

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Ford holding auto app developer conference; hackathon with LA data

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Major technology companies host annual developer conferences, but this is the first time an auto manufacturer has hosted such an event. Ten finalists will be invited to compete in the Pursuit finals, displaying their innovations during the Connected Car Expo at the LA Auto Show, 18-20 Nov. The grand prize winner will receive a prize package including a feature announcement with Ford on stage at the 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show.

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LeEco showcases autonomous EV concept LeSEE at Auto China 2016

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China-based internet company LeEco unveiled its LeSEE electric car concept this week at Auto China 2016—The 14th Beijing International Automobile Exhibition. in Atomic Energy, and a Masters in Semiconductor Physics from the Fudan University and an EMBA from China Europe International Business School. Earlier post.) The LeSEE electric concept features an advanced autopilot and driver assistance systems, intelligent inductive charging and car sharing capabilities.

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Electric car battery research pact seeks to keep German auto prowess

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For the past 50 years, the German auto industry has enjoyed quite the roll of growth and success in the U.S., built largely on its expertise with one specific technology: the internal combustion engine. But now the importance of that advantage is fading, with electric cars on the rise and the highest-value component within them the battery pack. VW battery pack lithium-ion batteries battery reuse

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NSF director to highlight critical role of basic research in transportation technology at Washington Auto Show

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National Science Foundation (NSF) Director France Córdova will participate in MobilityTalks International, a public policy forum hosted by the Washington Auto Show on 24 January. Córdova will join an international group of automotive industry experts, lawmakers and regulators to deliver remarks and participate in a question and answer session focused on best practices related to connected and autonomous vehicles. The Washington Auto Show opens at the Walter E.

2017 150

Dongfeng Nissan unveils VIWA EV concept at Auto Shanghai 2013

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At Auto Shanghai 2013, Dongfeng Nissan Passenger Vehicle Company (DFL-PV), the passenger vehicle business unit of Nissan’s joint venture in China, unveiled VIWA, a new electric vehicle concept, under the VENUCIA brand. VENUCIA unveiled its first-ever mass-produced EV, the e30, at the China (Guangzhou) International Automobile Exhibition last November, Ren Yong, deputy managing director of DFL-PV, said.

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Hyundai introduces 2018 Sonata Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid models at Chicago Auto Show

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Hyundai unveiled the redesigned 2018 Sonata Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid models at the Chicago Auto Show. Sonata Hybrid SE has preliminary internal estimates of 39 mpg (6.03 Although the powertrains remain the same, the new Sonata Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid feature a comprehensive exterior and interior redesign, safety, suspension and new and improved infotainment and connectivity features.

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Kia unveils Soul EV at Chicago Auto Show

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Kia Motors America (KMA) introduced the 2015 Soul EV at the Chicago Auto Show. Internal testing and evaluation showed results exceeding 100 miles in some instances. Soul EV. Click to enlarge. Scheduled to go on sale in the third quarter of 2014, the Soul EV will be Kia’s first battery-electric car sold in the US. Kia also highlighted its Niro hybrid concept along with the 2014 Optima hybrid at the event.

Volkswagen launches the battery-electric e-Golf in Germany; “Das e-Auto”

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The e-Golf shown at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in January. Click to enlarge. Volkswagen has launched the battery-electric version of the Golf, the e-Golf, in Germany with immediate availability. Earlier post.) In launching the new e-Golf, Volkswagen is bringing the most successful European car ever onto the market as a full production electric vehicle.

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Honda to unveil new China market SUV concept at Auto Shanghai

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a wholly-owned Honda subsidiary in China, plans to stage the world premiere of an all-new concept model as well as other new Honda models at Auto Shanghai 2015 (The 16th International Automobile & Manufacturing Technology Exhibition, press days: April 20-21, 2015, public days: April 22-29, 2015). Honda Motor (China) Investment Co., Ltd.,

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