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GM confirms $1B investment in US manufacturing

The new investment is expected to create and 'retain' approximately 1,500 jobs.   http://bit.ly/2j4Teap

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Mazda developing spark plug-less engine

Mazda is in the final stages of developing a compression-ignition engine that runs on gasoline. The four-cylinder unit will use homogeneous charge compression ignition (HCCI) tech to burn gasoline without the use of spark plugs, potentially resulting in a 30-percent jump in fuel economy.   

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Italdesign previews Geneva-bound concept

Italian design house Italdesign has released a teaser image that previews a new concept. The photo reveals little about the upcoming model; all we know at this point is that it will make its debut at the Geneva Auto Show.   

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Chevrolet Bolt platform to spawn more models

The Chevrolet Bolt's platform will underpin additional electric vehicles, according to Bloomberg. GM boss Mary Barra declined to provide more specific details, such as when the Bolt-based models will arrive and what segment they will compete in.   

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GM to create more 1,000 jobs in the U.S.?

General Motors is preparing to invest $1 billion into the United States and create over 1,000 jobs, sources familiar with the company's plans told Automotive News. The investment isn't a direct response to president-elect Donald Trump's recent criticism. GM hasn't commented on the rumor.   http://bit.ly/2iwMYwc

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Renault previews aluminum-bodied Alpine sports car

Renault's born-again Alpine sports car will use lightweight aluminum construction, the company has confirmed. Tentatively named A120, the first Alpine of the 21st century is expected to debut in the coming months.   

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Opel teases Crossland X crossover

GM-owned Opel has published a teaser image that previews a new model named Crossland X. The crossover will replace the Meriva MPV.   

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