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Kia Europe sees eighth year of growth - Paris show

Opel planning chief finding predictions problems

PSA has big plans for Iran - Paris show

Management briefing - Paris motor show preview

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Let the EV range war commence - Paris show

Renault may have been a little too quick with its press release claiming a new range record of 250 miles (400kms) for its Zoe EV. A walk over to the...

Raj Rao to head Ford smart mobility subsidiary

Ford has announced that it has appointed Rajendra "Raj" Rao as CEO of Ford Smart Mobility LLC, Ford’s subsidiary specialising in future mobility...

Volkswagen presents I.D. electric car – Paris show

Volkswagen has shown its I.D. electric car at the Paris Motor Show. The company says the I.D. will hit the road in 2020 as part of its programme for a...

Toyota drops diesels after VW scandal - Paris show

Toyota decided to drop diesel engines from its new C-HR compact following Volkswagen's emissions scandal and will probably do the same for future...

PSA has big plans for Iran - Paris show

PSA Peugeot Citroen has plans to sell more than 150,000 Peugeot vehicles in Iran in the second half of this year as it eyes the leading position it...

China good, US slow, says BMW in Paris

BMW is doing better than expected in China while growth in the United States remains sluggish, the board member in charge of sales and marketing said.

VW hopeful of US settlement by year-end - Paris

Volkswagen hopes to agree the 'dieselgate' fine with the US government by the end of the year, a media report said.

Opel planning chief finding predictions problems

As someone charged with looking into the future, Toscan Bennett, vice president strategy and planning for Opel, is finding it harder and harder to make predictions.

Kia Europe sees eighth year of growth - Paris show

Kia Europe chief Michael Cole had plenty of reasons to be cheerful at the Paris show, his brand has seen record sales...

DRB to sell majority stake in Proton

DRB-Hicom, the parent company of Proton Holdings, is preparing to sell a 51% stake in Malaysia’s first national car...

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Time is running out for Proton - Analysis

Malaysia’s DRB-Hicom has stepped up its efforts to find a strategic partner for its struggling car subsidiary Proton, just four years after it acquired a controlling stake in the country’s first national car company.

VW stands back to let Seat and Skoda shine

Not so long ago, in the London Sunday Times, Jeremy Clarkson chose his 10 ‘stinkers’ - the worst cars sold in the UK....

Driving the 570PS & 176mph Porsche Cayenne Turbo S

It’s been in production for more than six years now so to keep the Cayenne range competitive against newer, lighter...

THE WEEK THAT WAS - Mobileye v Tesla

The spat between Tesla and Mobileye resurfaced again this week and was the most-read news item. Mobileye reiterated it...

Management briefing - Paris motor show preview

This, the first of two management briefing reports concerning the 2016 Paris Mondial de l’Automobile, offers a sneak preview of the confirmed and likely world debut cars and concept vehicles.

Ford charts path for long-term growth - Analysis

At its recent ‘Investor Day’, Ford’s senior management set out its strategic priorities. The plan is to build on core...

THE WEEK THAT WAS - Ford sets out its stall

A big event this week was Ford's Investor Day on Wednesday. I know when I'm beat so we called on our resident economist...

Drilling down into Toyota's latest hybrid tech

We recently reviewed the latest, fourth generation Toyota Prius. Now, Graeme Roberts looks at Toyota's hybrid sales...

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Paris 2016

There are some notable no-shows but there is still plenty of excitement around the bi-annual Paris show. We're there and...

UK to leave the EU - what might it mean?

The UK has voted in a national referendum to leave the EU. It’s a move that brings a range of uncertainties in areas...

China's 2016 Global Automotive Forum in Chongqing

'New normal', 'still room to grow', 'lead or be knocked out'. Just three takeaways from this year's GAF in the key...

Explore PSA Peugeot Citroën's new business plan - 'Push to Pass'

PSA Peugeot Citroën has presented a new five-year business plan that includes ambitious financial targets and plans for...

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Lighter, more efficient transmissions

Lightweight materials is a hot topic in automotive manufacture in the battle to reduce carbon emissions. Now a technical...

Blueprint Acoustics on tomorrow's car audio

While the automotive audio market is dominated by some well-known brands, smaller technology firms are attracting...

Car connectivity brings Big Data opportunities

With more and more cars offering some form of connectivity, opportunities are emerging for the...

Why games tech is driving car design

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Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (6503) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (6503) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

Published: Aug 2016

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (Mitsubishi Electric) is a manufacturer of electrical and electronics items. It develops, manufactures and sells electric and electronic equipments for residential, commercial and industrial applications. The company’s products are find application in several areas such as information processing and communications, space development and satellite communications, consumer electronics, industrial technology, energy, transportation and building equipment. Mitsubishi Electric also provides other services which include logistics, real estate, advertising, procurement, finance and others. Geographically, through its subsidiaries, the company operates in North America, Asia, Europe, South and Central America, Oceania and Africa. Mitsubishi Electric is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.


German Car Manufacturing in 2016-17: Developing circumstances require dynamic response

German Car Manufacturing in 2016-17: Developing circumstances require dynamic response

Published: Aug 2016

Summary The German car manufacturing industry has been hit by several major incidents in 2015/16, including an emissions scandal involving Volkswagen, slowing growth in the Chinese market, Britain which is Germany's largest car export market voting for Brexit, and a potential Trump run US post the elections in November 2016. Increased protectionism and slow growth in the worlds largest car market can have a serious impact on German car manufacturers.


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