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BMW redesigns flagship Rolls-Royce

Bo Andersson re-emerges as Yazaki Europe president

Eyeing Chevrolet SUVs and Ford Mustangs - the week

ANALYSIS - future Chevrolet SUVs & pick-ups

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IAA world debuts - Dacia Duster

The next Dacia Duster will have its world debut at the Frankfurt IAA.

Porsche boosts all numbers in first half results

Porsche announced operating profit, sales revenue, unit deliveries and headcount increases for the first half of 2017.

Bo Andersson re-emerges as Yazaki Europe president

Japanese wire harness supplier, Yazaki, has netted one of the industry's most experienced managers in Bo Andersson as its new Europe President.

Renault-Nissan alliance global sales up 7%

Vehicle sales at the Renault Nissan Alliance rose 7% to 5,268,079 vehicles in the first half of the calendar year resulting from an increased demand...

Renault Group H1 net income leaps 54% to EUR2.4bn

Renault Group has unveiled first-half net income soaring 54% to EUR2.4bn (US$2.8bn), while revenue rose 17% to EUR29.5bn.

Mitsubishi Fuso building electric truck in Europe

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC) has celebrated the start of production of what it claims is the world's first all electric light...

Panasonic develops drowsiness control technology

Panasonic Corporation has developed technology for detecting and predicting a person's level of drowsiness prior to driving.

BMW redesigns flagship Rolls-Royce with new platform and engine

BMW's Rolls-Royce has redesigned its flagship Phantom limousine for the first time since the first 'German' version was launched in 2003.

2040 ICE ban an issue for UK powertrain production

The UK's thriving automotive engine production sector will have to adapt in the long-term as electrification gathers...

Ford Brazil re-engines and updates EcoSport with no price rise

Time flies. It's 14 years since Ford Brazil was first in the blue oval empire to launch the EcoSport B-SUV [initially...

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Eyeing Chevrolet SUVs and Ford Mustangs - the week

Our analysis of current and future vehicle model lines has always been popular with both readers (and customers who subscribe to our auto industry search engine PLDB) and, this week, we published two looking at future Chevrolet SUVs and pickup trucks and the success of the latest (recently updated) Ford Mustang, helped by, finally, the availability of factory right hand drive.

ASEAN vehicle sales rise 8% in H1

New vehicle sales in South-east Asia’s six largest markets increased by 4.8% to 781,800 units in the second quarter of...

Why the Ford Mustang is so successful the world over

Talk to Audi, Porsche, Mercedes-Benz and BMW and you'll hear that sales of sports coupes and convertibles are in decline...

ANALYSIS - future Chevrolet SUVs & pick-ups

The final instalment in a series which has looked at the current and future vehicles of General Motors now goes under...

Despite Brexit, business case strong for BMW's UK Mini investment - ANALYSIS

As BMW confirms that the electric Mini will be built at the Oxford plant in the UK, the decision inevitably raises Brexit questions amid continuing uncertainty over future trade arrangements between the UK and EU. However, it also shows that a strong business case for industrial investment in the UK can be decisive even while that uncertainty persists.

SUVs rule the roost - the week

There's no sign yet of any let-up in the popularity of SUVs. Large, small, medium, compact, crossover, they just keep on...

Why non-premium brands should study the Škoda Superb

So-called value brands are in a death squeeze as premium makes continue to colonise their traditional territory. Or so...

Volvo’s safety trademark spelt out on the S60

Continuing just-auto/QUBE's review of interior design and safety technology trends, we take a closer look at Volvo’s...

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The virtual world and automotive

The virtual world is edging closer and impacting the buying and driving experience. There are virtual reality headsets...

BMW Group future product strategy

BMW is pouring money into renewing both its global model range and trying to create sub-segments which it could dominate...

All change at Ford

Ford has changed its CEO and reshuffled its top management as it seeks a corporate reset in the face of falling profits...

Where next for PSA Group? Future model strategy revealed

We take a forensic look at PSA Group brands and future new model strategy

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China New Energy Vehicle Report

China New Energy Vehicle Report

Published: Jul 2017

This up to date report responds, among other things, to the following questions: Who dominates the market currently and why? What changes can be expected or not? How difficult will it be for the various OEMs to meet the fuel saving targets and the NEV carbon credit quotas laid down by the government? What impact will changes of the regulation have and how will technology trends be affected? What are reasonable game plans of the OEMs in terms of model mix in order to achieve the regulation? Why might 48V and plug-in hybrids be the winners out of all this?


Automotive Vision Systems - technology, trends and forecasts to 2031

Automotive Vision Systems - technology, trends and forecasts to 2031

Published: Jul 2017

New to just-auto this quarter, this report has been extracted from QUBE and provides a comprehensive overview of automotive vision systems - glazing, mirrors and wipers - and assesses major suppliers, top markets, technology trends and market size forecasts.


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