SWEDEN [13:15BST 29 August update]: Court approves NEVS reorganisation application

The District court of Vänersborg, Sweden, on Friday (29 August) approved the application for reorganisation from Saab owner National Electric Vehicle Sweden.

RUSSIA: Renault looks to 80% localisation as rouble pressure grows

Renault Russia says it is looking to up the localised content of its vehicles to 80% as the fallout from the current political turmoil involving Moscow and Ukraine continues to take its toll on the rouble.

SOUTH KOREA: Kia Sorento goes large for third generation

The third generation Sorento, first revealed to the media in South Korea, is longer, lower and wider. The Hyundai Motor group brand wants to sell 270,000 units of this new SUV in 2015.

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Renault's Russian director, Bruno Ancelin, says he was "heavily surprised" there was no appetite for a trade union at the company's Moscow plant when he arrived to take up his post.

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[13:15BST update]: Court OKs NEVS reorganisation

Graeme Roberts | 29 Aug 14

The District court of Vänersborg, Sweden, on Friday (29 August) approved the application for reorganisation from Saab owner National Electric Vehicle Sweden.


SOUTH KOREA: Kia Sorento goes large for gen three

Glenn Brooks | 29 Aug 14

The third generation Sorento, revealed earlier today (29 August) to the media in South Korea, is longer, lower and wider. The Hyundai Motor group brand wants to sell 270,000 units of this new SUV in 2015.


Fiat clears another Chrysler merger hurdle

Graeme Roberts | 29 Aug 14

Fiat SpA will spend less than the limit it set to buy shares from investors who opted to withdraw before the automaker merges with Chrysler Group, clearing a key hurdle before the deal can close, Bloomberg News reported on Friday (29 August).

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As automakers increasingly use simulation to supplement their vehicle test programmes, just-auto spoke to Chris Hoyle, technical director of rFpro, a UK company that has modelled the Nordschleife circuit at the Nürburgring, Germany, with unprecedented accuracy.


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The original 1960s fastback Mustang is one of my all-time favourite car designs.


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