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New Nissan Leaf EV will have ProPilot Assist

Kia does RHD Stinger testing in UK ahead of launch

JLR's big hire - the week

Velar redefines Range Rover luxury - COMMENT

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Daimler powertrain workers want EV assurances

Electrification plans for upcoming new vehicle models are causing some industrial niggle at a Daimler powertrain plant.

Japanese OEMs line up to support Takata

As embattled Takata faces bankruptcy, Toyota, Nissan and Honda are among OEMs who will continue to support the company following a bankruptcy that...

Tesla eyeing Shanghai for new assembly plant

Tesla is considering a location in the Shanghai area for a plant to serve the Chinese market, according to reports.

ZF and Hella to partner on sensors

ZF and Hella announced they would partner on sensor technology, particularly for front camera systems, imaging and radar systems.

Geely acquires Proton stake and all of Lotus

DRB-Hicom Berhad has signed an agreement for China’s Zhejiang Geely Holding Group (ZGH) to take a 49.9% equity in Malaysian carmaker Proton Holdings...

Kia does RHD Stinger testing in UK ahead of launch

Kia said right hand drive versions of its upcoming Stinger 'grand turismo'  have also undergone a further level of dynamic testing in the UK to...

VW to buy back European diesels in specific cases

Volkswagen has agreed to buy back diesel cars equipped with illicit emissions control software after deciding not to appeal a German court ruling...

Volkswagen planning five I.D. electric cars - report

A Dutch website has published what appears to be a Volkswagen presentation which details plans for the I.D. range of electric cars. According to a slide, there will be five EVs for various regions between 2019 and 2022.

New Nissan Leaf EV will have ProPilot Assist

Nissan has released an image of its upcoming, redesigned all-electric Leaf's instrument cluster showing ProPilot Assist...

Takata to file for bankruptcy Monday - report

Takata will seek bankruptcy protection from creditors on Monday, two news agency sources said, as the airbag supplier...

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JLR's big hire - the week

Just what an embattled prime minister kicking off Brexit negotiations needed this week - one of the home team announcing it's going to need 5,000 more people here in the UK. Jaguar Land Rover company plans to hire 1,000 electronics and software engineers as well as 4,000 additional personnel, including in manufacturing, and it already employs 37,000.

Velar redefines Range Rover luxury - COMMENT

Tata-owned premium car maker Jaguar Land Rover is adding, this year, another model to the Range Rover sub-brand's range...

Air quality debate needs to move on from diesel cars - JLR

The debate on air quality in cities has become unhelpfully fixated on diesel cars that are a small part of the overall...

ANALYSIS - SUVs mean Buick could pass Toyota in China

Buick cars and light trucks are the focus of the second feature in the series concerning the current and future vehicles...

ANALYSIS - M4 Convertible and future BMWs

The 2 Series Active Tourer is BMW's best seller in many European markets yet all of the brand's other even-number models are niche vehicles. Having just announced a facelift for the two-door 2 Series cars and a 6 Series GT as well as an 8 Series concept, there has also been news for the 4 Series, in the form of a mid-cycle restyle. That includes the fastest open-top variant, the M4 Convertible Competition.

Automakers mix virtual reality with the real world

Forget glossy brochures and the pantomime of buying a new car. Game software and wearable technology is changing the way...

VW Polo ready to bat off Fiat Brazil's Argo - the week

News from the fascinating market that is Brazil drew the most eyeballs to just-auto this week as Our Man in Sao Paulo,...

GM China's future vehicles - Baojun and Wuling

Baojun and Wuling are two of the best selling brands in China, and each is controlled by the SAIC General Motors Wuling...

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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

2017 Russia Automotive Forum

As the Russian automotive market and industry eyes a slow recovery, the industry gathered at the annual Russia...

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Lightweight monotube dampers – Q&A with BWI Group

As OEMs pursue lighter vehicles to help comply with CO2 emissions legislation, ever more pressure is being placed on...

INTERVIEW - Mazda's UK MD

In an age and an industry where executives scramble to climb ever higher up the corporate ladder, it is refreshing to...

Driving passion - the psychology of driving a car

Continuing just-auto/QUBE’s series of interviews, we spoke to Thomas Ebenfeld, psychologist and...

AvtoVAZ CEO Nicolas Maure looks to build on recent up-tick

Russian giant, AvtoVAZ  recently unveiled sales figures which appear to bear out the slightly more...

The art of painting carbon fibre – Q&A with Project 12

As the application of carbon fibre in car manufacture increases, demand for custom and novel...

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3M: Automotive Bonding

The latest addition to the Automotive Attachment Tape family - is a high performance tape that has the potential to simplify the attachment process while reducing overall costs and...

Uncover hidden value to reach Operational Excellence factsheet

Lectra’s expertise in automotive cutting room processes has matured throughout more than 20 years of successful partnerships with the world’s largest groups. Download our Uncover...

Boost Innovation With New Technology

Cutting solutions introduced to the market 10 to 15 years ago may still be reliable and productive, but they are not capable of responding to new market requirements, most notably...

If you thought AWD technology couldn’t deliver both efficiency and performance, think again.

Although AWD vehicles are known for improving safety and performance, they often create complexity, production cost, and fuel economy challenges for automotive manufacturers.

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Global vehicle lightweighting - technology, trends and the future

Global vehicle lightweighting - technology, trends and the future

Published: Apr 2017

Updated in the last quarter, this report has been extracted from QUBE and provides a comprehensive overview of the vehicle lightweighting megatrend, the technologies, materials and suppliers involved, and material content forecasts out to 2030.


Tata Motors Limited - Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Partnerships & Alliances and Investment Report

Tata Motors Limited - Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Partnerships & Alliances and Investment Report

Published: May 2017

Marketline's Tata Motors Limited Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Partnerships & Alliances and Investments report includes business description, detailed reports on mergers and acquisitions (M&A), divestments, capital raisings, venture capital investments, ownership and partnership transactions undertaken by Tata Motors Limited since January2007.


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