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Jaguar Land Rover sets fiscal year sales record

French court staves off GM&S market wolves

April Europe sales slip as diesel loses dominance

ANALYSIS - future Mercedes hybrid & electric cars

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April Europe sales slip as diesel loses dominance

European car sales dropped 7.1% year on year to 1.22m units in April 2017, the largest monthly decline since March 2013.

FCA "disappointed" at US DOJ civil lawsuit

FCA US has said it was "disappointed" the US Department of Justice Environmental and Natural Resources Division had filed a civil lawsuit accusing...

Jaguar Land Rover sets fiscal year sales record

Tata Motors' premium vehicle unit, Jaguar Land Rover Automotive, the UK's largest vehicle manufacturer, has reported record vehicle sales for the...

Ford launches new all-makes aftermarket brand

Ford dealers in Europe can now service or supply parts for all makes of other vehicles following the automaker's launch of a new Omnicraft brand of...

Renault names new Africa-Middle-East-India chief

Groupe Renault has name seasoned company executive Fabrice Cambolive senior vice president and chairman of the Africa-Middle-East-India (AMI) region.

Daimler acquires slice of large Mercedes dealer

Daimler has acquired a 15% stake in dealer group LSH Auto International, a subsidiary of Lei Shing Hong, one of the biggest Mercedes-Benz dealers...

Renault buying Intel France embedded software unit

Groupe Renault has announced it signed a final agreement on the acquisition of Intel's French embedded software R&D activity based in Toulouse and...

Geely strikes agreement to acquire Proton and Lotus

Zhejiang Geely says it has reached a binding heads of agreement with Proton owner DRB-Hicom to acquire the Malaysia-based automotive group.

EU to investigate state aid to JLR Slovakia plant

European Union state aid regulators have opened an investigation into Slovakia's plan to grant EUR125m to Tata...

French court staves off GM&S market wolves

Troubled French supplier, GM&S has been granted a bankruptcy protection lifeline until 23 June as judges have allowed it...

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ANALYSIS - future Mercedes-Benz hybrid & electric vehicles

The final feature in just-auto's focus on Daimler's current and future passenger vehicles concerns Denza, Mercedes-EQ EVs, plus Mercedes-Benz hybrids, plug-in hybrids, EVs and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles.

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Making good connections in the self-driving car

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Signs are that GM, sometimes referred to as 'Global Motors', is having a strategic rethink and tactically withdrawing from markets where the chances of making a decent buck, and consequent return to investors, are slim. Only recently, The General finally threw in the European towel: after years of good effort but continuing losses, it announced in March - eve of the Geneva show, no less, it would sell the loss-making European Opel operations to PSA Group in an EUR2.2bn deal expected to close by the end of this year. This week, GM announced cuts to its international operations which it said would save it around US$100m a year.

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All change at Ford

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2017 Russia Automotive Forum

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Geneva Motor Show 2017

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Automotive light-vehicle sensors - technology, trends and forecasts to 2031

Automotive light-vehicle sensors - technology, trends and forecasts to 2031

Published: Apr 2017

Compiled and extracted form just-auto's intelligence platform QUBE, this newly updated report offers a detailed overview of the light vehicle sensors sector with forecasts out to 2031.


Connected vehicle technologies - forecasts to 2031

Connected vehicle technologies - forecasts to 2031

Published: Apr 2017

This QUBE report from just-auto provides a comprehensive overview of the global automotive connectivity sector, major applications, top 14 markets, technology trends and market size forecasts. Use this report to gain a quick overview of the connectivity sector globally, prepare supply and demand forecasts, understand the size and scope of the top 14 markets and produce internal sales plans and forecasts.


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