Automotive industry company news
Attracting over 750,000 visitors in 11 days, the São Paulo motor show saw several locally made and imported new model launches of varying de...
If I had to think of one adjective to describe this week's autobiz news, 'interesting' is as good a fit as any. Bit of this, bit of that....
| 30 May 2014
In a bit of a change from my usual weekly epistle, may I first draw your attention to some articles from Our (occasional) Man in Russia, Simon Warburton, fresh back from (deep breath) the St Petersburg International Economic Forum 2014. We've bundled up his articles, including the odd travelogue blog, here in one handy all-inclusive take-home pack. Well worth a read.
| 28 Mar 2014
OK, OK, I admit it - just-auto.com this week is looking a bit like Assembly Plant News.com
| 25 Feb 2014
Dave Leggett considers some of the big strategic drivers for the global automotive industry. In particular, he believes that the the shift of global demand to emerging markets and the growth of "mega-platforms" will reinforce auto industry scale economies - favouring the bigger groups.
| 15 Jan 2014
With all the global vehicle debuts of this year's NAIAS now revealed, Glenn Brooks looks ahead to the other big motor shows of 2014, and the cars likely to be launched there.
| 13 Mar 2012
Magna International has just announced 2011 full year net income of US$1bn, although European vehicle production fell by 4%. Magna International Europe and Magna Steyr Group president Guenther Apfalter talked to Simon Warburton at company headquarters south of Vienna about challenges in Europe and the direction the company is headed.
| 24 Feb 2011
A third automotive company - DR Motor - has shown its hand at the last minute expressing an interest in moving into part of Fiat's Termini Imerese plant in Sicily, as the Italian and Sicilian governments prepare to divide up EUR450m (US$621m) in grants for the site
| 2 Jun 2015
Tata Motors' luxury vehicle unit Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has appointed a new head of sales in China where the company has seen a slow down in sales in recent months. Mark Bishop succeeds Yi Lu, who resigned in mid-April citing personal reasons.
| 26 May 2015
Against the background of an overvalued Brazilian real and an expanding market (for nearly a decade), the Chinese automakers' strategy for selling cars and light commercial vehicles here has been to offer well equipped models with no available additional options.
| 25 Feb 2015
Qoros is to show its latest model - the Qoros 3 City SUV - at the Geneva Motor Show next week.
| 9 Feb 2015
Chery Automobile, telematics firm Pateo Corp and Internet car service platform Yongche Inc are to establish a joint venture to build fully electric 'smart' cars for a new sharing service in China.
| 6 Feb 2015
Tata Motors' Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has launched its locally made Range Rover Evoque in China.
| 4 Feb 2015
Qoros Automotive has announced the appointment of Phil Murtaugh as Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately.
| 29 Jan 2015
According to JATO Dymanics, Brazil remained the world's fourth largest auto market in 2014, staying ahead of Germany by a mere 67,000 units.
| 23 Jan 2015
Independent of obligations imposed by the industrial policy, all automakers building cars in Brazil (or about to) intend to increase their local content percentage. This is due to spiralling logistic costs, direct and indirect tax rises on imports and, especially, because there is a clear tendency towards a dollar to real valuation in this and in the years to come.
| 20 Jan 2015
Subaru maker Fuji Heavy Industries has put on hold plans to manufacture vehicles in China due to slowing demand.
| 12 Jan 2015
In automotive terms, 2014 surely will not be missed after the Brazilian domestic market’s 7.1% sales downturn. Combined with the 2013 0.9% slump, this means that, at 3.498m units, Brazilians bought some 8% less cars, LCV and HCV, last year than in the record 2012.
| 7 Jan 2015
Ricardo said it had worked with Qoros on NVH for the brand's new 3 City SUV.
| 19 Dec 2014
BASF's Coatings division says it is the sole supplier of automotive coatings for the new plant of the Chinese automaker, Chery in Jacarei, Brazil, which started operations in August, 2014.
| 10 Dec 2014
Magna International has relocated its Shunde mirrors manufacturing facility in Guangdong province and renamed it Guangdong Magna Automotive Mirrors.
| 8 Dec 2014
Jaguar Land Rover has started building its manufacturing plant in Itatiaia, in the east of Rio de Janeiro state, as part of a spend of BRL750m/$300m and is considering a second model for the new plant after the previously announced Land Rover Discovery Sport.
| 1 Dec 2014
China Automotive Systems has begun construction of the first stage of a factory in Sao Paulo, Brazil which will assemble steering units sold to South American automakers.
| 20 Nov 2014
Three Chinese automakers have been told to recall a total of 560,000 cars because of fuel pump defects.
| 21 Oct 2014
Tata Motors luxury vehicle unit Jaguar Land Rover has opened its first full manufcaturing facility outside the UK, in China.
| 20 Oct 2014
Tata Motors' Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) reportedly is talking to local governments in several southern states about setting up a factory in the US which would be a first for a British carmaker in the world's second-largest vehicle market.
| 14 Oct 2014
Chery Jaguar Land Rover Automobile is scheduled to begin production of the Range Rover Evoque a week from today on 21 October, 2014.
| 3 Sep 2014
Since the landing of the first Chinese-made vehicle in 2008, the Changhe M100, the Brazilian market has been reasonably receptive but the mood has changed with time.
| 1 Sep 2014
China’s Chery Automobile opened its first car assembly plant in Brazil last week, in the city of Jacarei in Sao Paulo state.
| 12 Aug 2014
Qoros Automotive, the premium brand joint venture between Chery Auto and Israel Corp, has announced it will open its first authorised dealership and a city showroom in Beijing.
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