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EU heavy truck market sees 19.4% gain in 2015; pos

9 February 2016

Recent data from ACEA confirm that 2015 was a year of positive growth for the EU27 heavy (16t and over) truck market, the 260,135 sales total representing a gain of 42,269 units, or 19.4% versus the previous year's 217,866-unit result.


Briefing - ADAS highlights at CES

18 January 2016

Among those traditional automakers taking space at this year’s consumer electronics show (CES) – and stealing much of the limelight - were Audi, BMW, Ford, GM, Mercedes-Benz, Toyota, Hyundai-Kia and VW. Presentations from new names such as Faraday Future and potential disrupters Google and Apple gave the show an extra buzz. The accent was on personalisation of the driver experience via cloud connectivity, shared autonomous vehicles and even drone technology. In this month’s management briefing – the first of two parts – we draw on automakers’ plans for partial- and fully-autonomous cars to see what we can learn from it all. Our second part turns the spotlight on supplier ADAS innovations - from Autoliv to ZF TRW - that caught our eye in Vegas and Detroit over the past few weeks.


NA Class 8 truck sector under mounting pressure

10 December 2015

Volvo Trucks North America’s decision to cut the workforce at its Virginia truck plant by around 25% in February 2016, is likely to send shivers through the entire North American heavy truck manufacturing sector. It is also a somewhat unfortunate baptism for Martin Lundstedt, the former president and CEO of major rival Scania, who replaced Olof Persson as Volvo president and CEO on 22 October.


2015 TOKYO SHOW: World premieres

29 October 2015

A list of world premieres at the 2015 Tokyo motor show appears below.

Latest interviews


HERE Automotive on strategies to support autonomou

1 February 2016

At the 2016 CES, Cat Dow talked with Floris Van Der Klashorst, vice-president of HERE Automotive. HERE's a creator of connected navigation solutions and since December 2015 has been owned by an alliance of the German automakers Audi, BMW and Daimler.


Q&A with Magna Closures

28 November 2014

Magna Closures designs, engineers and manufactures a range of vehicle closure modules, systems and components for the automotive industry. In this interview, Matthew Beecham spoke to David O'Connell, Vice President – Global Engineering and R&D, Magna Mirrors & Magna Closures about the company’s SmartLatch, PureView sliding window and how it strikes a balance between providing a door which improves side-crash safety yet reduces overall vehicle weight.


Q&A with TI Automotive

17 November 2014

Emissions legislation, weight, packaging, safety and cost are the main factors driving fuel tank innovation. Matthew Beecham talked to Albert Boecker, Product & Advanced Engineering Director, Global Fuel Tank Systems, TI Automotive about the supplier’s fuel system technology and what can be done about ‘fuel slosh’.


INTERVIEW: Shell's Dr. Jens Sommer

11 November 2014

Dr. Jens Sommer has worked as Senior Transmission Expert in Shell Global Solutions in Germany since 2010. Currently, he is based at Shell's new Technology Centre in Shanghai to support local OEMs. As Senior Transmission Expert, Dr. Sommer is in charge of manual transmission and dry dual clutch transmission fluid development activities, which covers passenger cars as well as heavy duty applications.

Latest news


Daimler shows fully electric heavy freight truck

29 July 2016

Daimler Trucks has shown the Mercedes-Benz Urban eTruck in Stuttgart and says it is the first fully electric truck with an admissible total weight of up to 26 tonnes


Mercedes-Benz breaks ground for US Sprinter plant

28 July 2016

Daimler's Mercedes-Benz Vans has broken ground for its new Sprinter plant to supply North America.


just-auto Plus only Here appoints new CFO

27 July 2016

HERE, the location cloud company announced the appointment of Peter Meier as chief financial officer (CFO). He will start at HERE on 15 August 2016. “Peter is a proven leader with profound knowledge of both international financial markets and...


just-auto Plus only MFTBC/SYC jointly to enhance Fuso business in Taiwan

26 July 2016

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC), one of Asia's leading commercial vehicle manufacturers, cooperating with Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (DICV), under the umbrella of Daimler Trucks Asia (DTA), and Shung Ye Trading, (SYC), a leading...


Smart to beta test parcel delivery to vehicles

25 July 2016

Daimler's Smart brand's think tank to accelerate the development and implementation of creative urban mobility projects has come up with 'smart ready to drop', a service that makes online shopping easier.


Seeger replacing Källenius to market Mercedes

25 July 2016

Daimler's supervisory board has named Britta Seeger a member of the board of management for Mercedes-Benz Cars marketing and sales effective on 1 January 2017. Seeger replaces Ola Källenius who will head group research and Mercedes-Benz cars development.


just-auto Plus only Fuso launches its new range FA and FI in Paraguay

22 July 2016

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC), one of Asia’s leading commercial vehicle manufacturers, cooperating with Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (DICV) under the umbrella of Daimler Trucks Asia (DTA), has launched its all-new Fuso range...


just-auto Plus only Daimler Germany appoints new management board member

22 July 2016

The supervisory board of Daimler has appointed Britta Seeger (46) as member of the board of management for Mercedes-Benz Cars marketing and sales, effective 1 January 2017. Britta Seeger will take over responsibility for Mercedes-Benz Cars marketing and sales...


Daimler posts solid Q2 results on record sales

21 July 2016

Daimler has posted record figures for unit sales and EBIT adjusted for special items in the second quarter of 2016.


Paris show world debuts list - Hyundai i30

19 July 2016

The world premiere of the next generation Hyundai i30 will be at the Paris motor show.


Daimler demos semi-automated bus in Netherlands

18 July 2016

Daimler's Mercedes-Benz bus unit said on Monday its new, semi-automated city bus with CityPilot shows what urban public transport will look like in the future because it operates more safely, efficiently and comfortably than today's conventional buses.


Mercedes-Benz announces digital marketing plan

14 July 2016

Mercedes-Benz is investing massively in the development of its digital competence as part of its 'best customer experience' sales and marketing initiative. The aim is to quickly set up a 'digital unit' headed by Sabine Scheunert, as part of a cross-departmental joint initiative between marketing and IT.


just-auto Plus only Daimler achieves Q2 2016 group EBIT above market expectations

12 July 2016

Daimler (ticker symbol: DAI) has achieved a group EBIT adjusted for special reporting items for the second quarter that is significantly above market expectations. Group EBIT adjusted for special reporting items sums up to EUR3,973m (US$4,400.83m)(Q2 2015:...


Mercedes sets new first half records

6 July 2016

Mercedes-Benz completed the first half of 2016 with new records. In the first half of 2016, 1,006,619 vehicles were delivered (+12.1%). In June, 188,444 cars were sold (+11.1%). Record unit sales for the 40th month in succession.


just-auto Plus only Daimler Germany reveals new Smart Brabus pricing

6 July 2016

The training camp is over and it's time to head out on the road, the new Smart Brabus with an output of 80 kW/109 hp and extensive technical and visual modifications to the exterior and interior will be available to order from 8 July in fortwo, fortwo...


just-auto Plus only Mercedes-Benz OM 470/471 engines approved for alternative fuels

5 July 2016

Mercedes-Benz Trucks approves the use of alternative fuels according to norm prEN 15940 with immediate effect for the latest generations of the OM 470 (displacement 10.7 l) and of the OM 471 (displacement 12.8 l). These include the subgroups hydro-treated...


Daimler boosts pension assets

4 July 2016

Daimler AG's Supervisory Board has decided to add around EUR1.8bn to the company's pension assets. The pension contribution will be made in form of a transfer of the shares in Renault S.A. and Nissan Motor Co. Ltd. to the pension assets of Daimler AG. The transfer will result in a onetime positive EBIT impact in 2016 of about EUR0.5bn.


just-auto Plus only Mercedes US sales up 1.5% in June 2016

4 July 2016

Mercedes-Benz US (MBUSA) on 1 July 2016, reported June sales of 28,473 vehicles, which closes out the second-quarter at 162,777 year-to-date. Mercedes-Benz vans also reported best-ever June sales with 3,085 units, and smart reported 407 units, bringing MBUSA...


just-auto Plus only Mercedes Benz US reveals Smart fortwo Cabrio pricing

30 June 2016

Mercedes-Benz USA, on 30 June, 2016, announced pricing for the 2017 Smart Fortwo Cabrio. Arriving in US dealers this fall, the smart fortwo cabrio will start at just US$18,900, launching as the most affordable convertible on the market. A twinamic dual-clutch...


just-auto Plus only Daimler boosts pension assets with Renault/Nissan shares

30 June 2016

Daimler’s supervisory board has decided to add around EUR1.8bn (US $1.99bn) to the company's pension assets. The pension contribution will be made in form of a transfer of the shares in Renault and Nissan Motor to the pension assets of Daimler. The...


Knorr-Bremse acquires Bosch transmission business

28 June 2016

Knorr-Bremse is to purchase the on-highway CVS transmission components business from Bosch in Japan, with around 120 employees transferring.


just-auto Plus only Mercedes Dortmund plant expands production and logistics facilities

28 June 2016

Mercedes-Benz MiniBus is modernising and expanding its production and logistics facilities at the plant in Dortmund. Some EUR900,000 (US$994,749.5) have been invested for this purpose in five new cutting, grinding and welding cabins as well as in expansion of...


Daimler's Bremen plant starts Mercedes GLC product

27 June 2016

Production of the new GLC Coupe has started at Daimler's Mercedes-Benz plant in Bremen.


Force Motors opens new engine/axle plant in India

27 June 2016

Force Motors’ new plant at Chakan has been opened.


Goodwood FoS 2016 world premieres

27 June 2016

The 2016 Goodwood Festival of Speed took place between 23-26 June inclusive. The list of vehicle world premieres is published below.


just-auto Plus only Foton/Cummins/Daimler partner over internet super truck

24 June 2016

Chinese truck and utility vehicle manufacturer Beijing Foton held the inaugural ceremony of the China Internet Super Truck global innovation alliance and launched the debut of the Auman EST (Energy Super Truck) in Athens, Greece, on the morning of 22 June,...


Mercedes E-Class gets Hella's multibeam LED lights

23 June 2016

Hella has announced it is supplying claimed world first three-layered multibeam-LED headlamps for Daimler's redesigned Mercedes-Benz E-Class. The lamps were developed jointly by automaker and supplier.


car2go starts in Brussels

22 June 2016

The Daimler Group's car sharing unit, car2go, will open its 31st international location in Brussels in October 2016. What Daimler claims is "the world's largest free-floating car-sharer" starts business with 300 vehicles in an area covering around 50 square km in the city of Brussels.


just-auto Plus only Mercedes GLE-Class earns IIHS top safety ratings

22 June 2016

The 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class, a midsize luxury SUV, earns a superior rating for front crash prevention and qualifies for the Top Safety Pick+ award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. An advanced-rated front crash prevention system comes...


just-auto Plus only Mercedes-Benz Germany announces GLC Coupe pricing

17 June 2016

The commercial release of the new GLC Coupé gets under way with three variants. Customers initially have a choice between two diesel engines and a petrol model. A further five models, including a plug-in hybrid and a powerful, top-of-the-range model...

Daimler Group news

Daimler shows fully electric heavy freight truck

29 July 2016

Daimler Trucks has shown the Mercedes-Benz Urban eTruck in Stuttgart and says it is the first ful...


Mercedes-Benz breaks ground for US Sprinter plant

28 July 2016

Daimler's Mercedes-Benz Vans has broken ground for its new Sprinter plant to supply North America...


just-auto Plus only Here appoints new CFO

27 July 2016

HERE, the location cloud company announced the appointment of Peter Meier as chief financial offi...


just-auto Plus only MFTBC/SYC jointly to enhance Fuso business in Taiwan

26 July 2016

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC), one of Asia's leading commercial vehicle m...


Smart to beta test parcel delivery to vehicles

25 July 2016

Daimler's Smart brand's think tank to accelerate the development and implementation of creative u...


Seeger replacing Källenius to market Mercedes

25 July 2016

Daimler's supervisory board has named Britta Seeger a member of the board of management for Merce...



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