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The LF-FC fuel-cell concept was shown at Tokyo last month and previews the next LS. While a potential fuel cell version of the next LS is some years off, the standard car should be revealed at the Detroit auto show in January.

Advanced tech previews from OEMs - PLDB

There has been a flurry of announcements in recent weeks concerning the next wave of high-tech components....

The Tivoli's sharp styling and aggressive pricing has lifted SsangYong sales, with the promise of more new vehicles on related architecture to come

Indian summer for SsangYong - ANALYSIS

SsangYong, the smallest, oldest, and worst-named of Korea’s motor manufacturers, has finally produced a car that measures up to the competit...

Equipment for the engine test cell awaits installation

Integrated Canadian test cells impress OEMs

It takes a fair bit to impress engineers from a major OEM but the boffins from a major Canadian university reckon they achieved that recentl...

Volkswagen is battling a crisis that is threatening to cause negative fallout for diesel engines in Europe

ANALYSIS: VW's self-defeating defeat devices

In September 2015, the industry – and VW in particular – was dealt a seismic shock when it became clear that VW had sought to cheat US emiss...

'Find me a restaurant.'

Finally, an intelligent conversation with a car

Ever had a conversation like this with a car?...

Think Korea's Zipcar...Socar has been quite a hit in Seoul

Yes, some car companies do good things – COMMENT

There are lots of things going on within the major car corporations that the public is not really meant to hear about – and for once we are...

Skoda's new press shop draws eyes this week 13 Nov 15

News that Škoda is building a new, energy-efficient press shop at its main factory in Mladá Boleslav drew a lot of eyes to this week. Construction has now begun on the M4 hall and, next spring, the VW Group automaker will install a servo press line in the new hall that will be able to press aluminium body panels for the first time. The new facility is expected to go into operation in February 2017 at a cost of EUR86m (US$93.47m).

Clubman takes BMW's Mini to size C 9 Nov 15

The redesigned Clubman has taken BMW's English brand into new territory where Mini previously dared not tread - would you believe C segment? That'll add fuel to the fire for the numerous 'Bini' haters out there (at least on my Facebook page) who, 14 years on, have still not grasped the idea that Mini is now a brand and not a model description. Now just 2mm shorter than a Volkswagen Golf, the latest Clubman - insiders call it the longest and biggest Mini - is 27cm (almost a foot) longer than the five-door hatchback version on a wheelbase 100mm larger, and 7cm lower with 81 litres more luggage space. And it now has four 'proper' doors. Overall length is 4,253mm, width 1,800mm and height 1,441mm. The wheelbase measures 2,670mm (D segment territory in the 1980s!) while the track is 1,564mm front and 1,565mm rear.

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Jaguar Land Rover expands engine plant capacity

Dave Leggett | 24 Nov 15 Artist's impression of how the new facility will look

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has said it will invest GBP450m to double the size of its UK engine manufacturing plant.

Volkswagen making progress on diesel emissions fix

Graeme Roberts | 24 Nov 15 Some of the VW engines can be modified for less cost than originally thought.

Volkswagen has said it has German approval to repair about 70% of its 'rigged' diesel engines and made a deal with US regulators to resubmit questionable software in other vehicles for review.

CLEPA cancels conference as Brussels on alert 4

Simon Warburton | 24 Nov 15 Brussels remains on edge as security alert maintained at maximum

European automotive supplier organisation, CLEPA,has cancelled its Aftermarket Conference scheduled for this Thursday (26 November) in Brussels, due to the Belgian Federal Crisis Centre ramping up security around the event venue.

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Chinese explosion, investments, lower JLR profit

Australian OEM supplier starts equipment sale

Edmunds predicts record Novermber US sales

Magna unveils new Mexico automotive seat plant

Leoni inaugurates Paraguay wiring harness facility

Kongsberg wins EUR17m air-brake contracts

Volvo launches in-car delivery service

Latest Auto Interviews

International Automotive Components on personalizing tomorrow’s car interiors – Q&A 18 Nov 15

Matthew Beecham

Continuing just-auto’s series of interviews with tier one suppliers, Matthew Beecham spoke to Fritz Schweindl, Director Advanced Engineering International Automotive Components (IAC) Europe. IAC is a global supplier of automotive components and systems, including interior and exterior trim.

Car firms that fail to embrace mobility challenges will lose out – Mascarenas 11 Nov 15

Dave LeggettPaul Mascarenas

Ford's former Chief Technical Officer Paul Mascarenas has told just-auto that he believes the challenges faced by the auto industry currently put it at a pivotal stage and those firms who fail to embrace the emerging mega-trends will lose out.

Denso VP on developing concepts for tomorrow’s car air-con - Q&A 10 Nov 15

Matthew Beecham

Continuing just-auto's series of interviews with tier one suppliers, Matthew Beecham spoke to Roland Priesemuth, Vice President Business Development, Denso Thermal Europe Centre about the key market drivers for climate control technologies.

Automotive Blog

Trump and Ford

Dave Leggett, just-auto editorial team Dave Leggett | 30 Oct 15

The US presidential campaigning that seems to go on forever is something that can look a little perplexing at times to overseas observers.

Sparkle in the rain

Simon Warburton, just-auto editorial team Simon Warburton | 29 Oct 15

To the backdrop of bright autumnal sunshine - not to mention a certain German automaker's woes - this year's recent FKG Suppliers Forum in Gothenburg fused a heady mixture of knowledge exchange and networking.

Is this Toyota China's Nissan Leaf rival?

Graeme Roberts, just-auto editorial team Graeme Roberts | 23 Oct 15

News just in from China suggests a Toyota joint venture there - via a new China-only brand - is readying what might be a decent five door hatchback rival for Nissan's well-entrenched Leaf EV.

Hot Automotive Issues

Volkswagen's emissions crisis

Volkswagen's emissions crisis

Volkswagen Group is at the centre of a scandal originating in the US that has revealed the rigging of emissions tests for VW diesel models. The crisis has direct implications for Volkswagen in the US and could spread to other parts of the world.

FKG Annual Suppliers' Forum 2015

FKG Annual Suppliers' Forum 2015

FKG, the Scandinavian Automotive Supplier Association, is a trade association with almost 400 members looking after the interests of the Scandinavian automotive supplier community. The FKG's annual Supplier Forum provides a valuable platform for the discussion of current concerns. This year's event in the FKG's home town of Gothenburg was as lively as ever. Simon Warburton attended for just-auto.

Frankfurt Show 2015

Frankfurt Show 2015

It's show time in Germany's financial centre again - where did two years go? All our previews and coverage are here

Quarterly results are here again

Quarterly results are here again

Second quarter, half year, first fiscal quarter, etc, etc. We have covered the ones we think you should know about. All here in one handy pack.

Auto Market Research

Global light vehicle OE wheels market- forecasts to 2030

Global light vehicle OE wheels market- forecasts to 2030

This new QUBE report from just-auto provides a comprehensive overview of the global light vehicle OE automotive wheels sector, major suppliers, top markets, technology trends and market size forecasts. Use this report to gain a quick overview of the sector and to understand the size and scope of the world's key markets.. Read more

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