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BAYLINER 195 CAPRI.

BAYLINER 195 CAPRI. Delivering big value in family runabouts is how the Capri concept got started 20 years ago, and Bayliner’s new 195 Capri takes the tradition to new heights. With a fresh look inside and out, the most exciting development is an APS III hull that works like an automatic transmission. As power is […]

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Automotive Industries

Taking The Shine Off

Taking The Shine Off Lindsay Brooke Aluminum has many merits. But not all that glistens with the lightweight metal is gold. Put the words aluminum and vehicles together, and the brain fast-forwards into exotica. Images of Acura’s pioneering NSX, Audi’s A8 luxosedan, the lightweight S2000 and Z8 roadsters soon to appear from Honda and BMW, […]

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Automotive Design & Production

Speeding telematics development

Speeding telematics development “Automakers have a lot of high-end processors in their vehicles, but they don’t have a great strategy for how those processors are going to share data,” says John Smolucha, vice president, Marketing, Encirq Corp. (www.encirq.com; Burlingame, CA). And that has become a major problem. Smolucha cites research indicating that 80% of serious […]

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Autoparts Report

Ford Freed From Customs Duties On Car Parts In Russia

Ford Freed From Customs Duties On Car Parts In Russia Ford Motor Co. said it reached an agreement with Russian customs officials that allows the automaker duty-free entry for imported parts for Focus cars assembled in Russia. Imported parts make up about 80 percent of the Focus models that Ford assembles in Russia. The so-called […]

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Automotive News Europe

BMW will build X6 crossover in US.(News)

BMW will build X6 crossover in US.(News) Byline: Diana T. Kurylko After months of speculation, BMW confirmed last month that its new mid-sized crossover will be called the X6 and that it will be produced starting in 2008 at the carmaker’s US plant in Spartanburg, South Carolina. CEO Norbert Reithofer said capacity at the plant […]

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Aftermarket Reports Improved Earnings

Aftermarket Reports Improved Earnings – Brief Article Aftermarket Technology Corp. posted higher third-quarter earnings, and affirmed its earnings forecast for the full year. Third-quarter income from continuing operations increased to $12.1 million, or 49 cents per diluted share, from $9.2 million, or 44 cents per share, in the same period of the prior year. Aftermarket […]

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Autoparts Report

Cooper Tire Acquires Max Trac Tires – Cooper Tire and Rubber Co., Max Trac Tire Company Inc

Cooper Tire Acquires Max Trac Tires – Cooper Tire and Rubber Co., Max Trac Tire Company Inc – Brief Article Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. said it has purchased Max Trac Tire Co., Inc., better known as Mickey Thompson Performance Tires & Wheels. The company, with leased locations in Stow, Ohio and Temecula, California, designs, […]

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Honda Expands Auto and Engine Plant in Alabama Capacity – Honda Manufacturing of Alabama – Brief Article

Honda Expands Auto and Engine Plant in Alabama Capacity – Honda Manufacturing of Alabama – Brief Article – Statistical Data Included Honda Manufacturing of Alabama (HMA) said it plans a 30,000-unit increase in production capacity to 150,000 vehicles and engines per year by late 2002, raising Honda’s investment in the facility to $580 million and […]

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Automotive Industries

Yazaki’s wired for the future – Supplier Profile

Yazaki’s wired for the future – Supplier Profile – Brief Article Lindsay Brooke Today’s wire harness suppliers are now in the electrical distribution systems (EDS) business, as the wire-and-connector architectures of the past slowly give way to wireless technologies and fiber optics. Heading the list of “connectivity” suppliers is Yazaki, the world’s leading harness maker […]

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Aftermarket Ignition Parts Market Expected To Expand

Aftermarket Ignition Parts Market Expected To Expand – Brief Article Demand for aftermarket coils, engine control units (ECUs), and spark plugs are expected to grow to $1.7 billion in 2008 from $1.24 billion in 2001, according to a new report. The report, North American Automotive Ignition Parts Aftermarket, from Frost & Sullivan, concludes that increasingly […]