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ANALYSIS - current & future Datsun vehicles

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Thai sales jump 20% in February

Thailand’s new vehicle market continued to recover in February with sales rising by 19.9% to 68,435 units from depressed year earlier sales of 57,090...

Indonesia sales rise 7.5% in February

New vehicle sales in Indonesia rose by 7.5% to 94,800 units in February, from year-earlier sales of 88,200 units, according to data from industry...

just-auto Plus only SEAT revenue up 3.2% at EUR8,597m in 2016

SEAT obtained the best financial results in its history in 2016. The company made progress towards sustainable profitability and concluded the year...

just-auto Plus only Nissan launches new Innovation Lab in Paris

Nissan on 23 March 2017 announced the launch of its new Innovation Lab in Paris, one of Europe’s biggest start-up scenes. Designed to develop...

just-auto Plus only Nissan Indonesia appoints new president director

Nissan announced the appointment of Eiichi Koito as the new president director for Pt. Nissan Motor Indonesia, effective 1 April 2017. He will be...

just-auto Plus only New 2017 Honda CR-V earns IIHS Top Safety Pick+

The 2017 Honda CR-V, America's best-selling SUV, has earned the highest possible safety rating of Top Safety Pick+ from the Insurance Institute...

just-auto Plus only Michelin Pilot tyres selected for Alpine A110

At the 2017 Geneva Motor Show, Alpine presented its new A110 First Edition fitted with Michelin Pilot Sport 4 tyres in 205/40 ZR 18 front and 235/40...

Geely to withdraw Proton bid

China's Zhejiang Geely Holding Group has decided to withdraw its bid to acquire Malaysia's first national carmaker Proton, according to reports in China.

BorgWarner committed to UK as Article 50 looms

BorgWarner says it remains strongly committed to the UK despite current uncertainty triggered by Britain's decision to...

ANALYSIS - 2017 Levorg and future Subarus

Subaru's UK importer believes there is a niche for the brand as "the affordable Land Rover", pricing its models between...

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ANALYSIS - current and future Datsun vehicles

Future models for the three brands of Nissan Motor are the latest to be explored in just-auto's ongoing series. Datsun comes first, to be followed by Infiniti, and then a look at Nissan.

RESEARCH SNAPSHOT - Review of automotive glazing trends

Continuing just-auto/QUBE's series of research snapshots, this one takes a closer look at some trends in the application...

ANALYSIS - future Volvo cars and SUVs

Following on from two recent features concerning future models for the Lynk & Co, Geely and Geely Emgrand brands, now...

BREXIT - UK-EU trade uncertainties cloud outlook

The outlook for the UK's automotive sector after Brexit - the now omnipresent term for the UK's exit from the EU -...

THE WEEK - More Chinese Volvos are a-coming

The Chinese are coming - certainly some of the Volvo models they make over there.

ANALYSIS - New C3 leads Citroën sales fightback

Groupe PSA's sales fightback continues, with Citroën starting to gain the new vehicles it has needed for some time to...

ANALYSIS - Why Geely should sell 1m+ cars in 2017

The first of three features looking at the future models of Zhejiang Geely/Geely Auto was published recently. Now comes...

Manufacturing (and driving) the world's fastest diesel car

Porsche says its new Panamera 4S is the world’s fastest diesel car. How fast? Top speed is 177mph and with launch...

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2017 Russia Automotive Forum

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

Geneva Motor Show 2017

March brings the annual Geneva Motor Show. A showcase for new models and concepts aimed at Europe, the industry's top...

PSA to acquire Opel/Vauxhall from GM

General Motors' loss-making European operations under the Opel/Vauxhall brands are to be sold to PSA in an EUR2.2bn...


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Bosch on trends in the fuel injection market

Continuing just-auto/QUBE’s series of interviews with tier one automotive component suppliers, we spoke to Rasmus Frei,...

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Continuing just-auto’s series of interviews with tier one automotive component suppliers, we spoke to Silvano Veglia,...

Ford of Europe on connectivity developments

Ford is doing much in the Connected Vehicle Technologies space. Its award-winning SYNC 3 system...

Magna VP on smart materials, connectivity and autonomous car interiors

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Robert Bosch Automotive Steering on electrification and automated driving

Continuing just-auto’s series of interviews with tier one component suppliers, we spoke to Alexander...

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2017 Automotive Megatrends and Markets Report

2017 Automotive Megatrends and Markets Report

Published: Feb 2017

This report reviews developments in major automotive global markets - with a particular emphasis on growth opportunities - and also considers the new forces, the ‘megatrends’, that are reshaping personal mobility and the industry that provides that. As well as reviewing major car market developments, we give consideration to the next wave of emerging markets. If China has emerged as by far the world’s largest vehicle market, attention will start to turn to the places that will similarly emerge as major sources of automotive demand in the future.

Five trends that will reshape the auto industry by 2030

Five trends that will reshape the auto industry by 2030

Published: Feb 2017

How electrification, autonomous cars, urban mobility, connectivity, and emerging markets will change the auto industry

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