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ANALYSIS: Europe's car market in 2014, and 2015

The market might have been up by 5.4% in 2014 but there were some surprising brands on the list of those which saw their sales effectively c...

VEHICLE ANALYSIS: Volkswagen Golf GTE

When it comes to electric vehicles, the science that discharges power from charged up batteries is proving stubborn....

PLDB Future Models - LA & Guangzhou shows insights

With Europe's big motor shows of 2014 now gone, it's now time for California (LA, first press day today, November 18) and southern China (Gu...

VEHICLE ANALYSIS: Kia electrifies its Soul

Kia Motors (UK) is taking a softly-softly approach to the launch of its first battery-electric car, targeting just 100-200 sales in 2015 thr...

Latest Interviews

INTERVIEW: Shell's Dr. Jens Sommer 11 Nov 2014

Calum MacRae

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.


Q&A with Allison Transmission 13 Oct 2014

Matthew Beecham

Allison, the automatic transmission specialists, is rolling out FuelSense, a fuel-saving solution that automatically adjusts shift schedules, selects neutral and manages vehicle acceleration to maximise transmission fuel economy. Last month, Kenworth became the third OEM to adopt the package. Manlio Alvaro, director of EMEA Marketing, tells just-auto that testing indicates FuelSense has the potential to reduce fuel consumption by up to 20 per cent when compared to the previous generation of Allison Electronic Controls without these fuel saving feature

Latest News

German OEMs back free trade agreement with US 29 Jan 2015

Dave Leggett

The leaders of German car companies have united in support of a free trade agreement between the EU and the US that they believe would slash their costs and boost competitiveness.


Mercedes contracts out R-Class build 27 Jan 2015

Graeme Roberts

Desperate for more SUV building space at its Alabama assembly plant, Mercedes is contracting out build of its now China-only R-Class to AM General of Hummer fame.


Mercedes A-class output at Valmet soars in 2014 26 Jan 2015

Graeme Roberts

Production at Valmet Automotive, which assembles the Mercedes-Benz A-Class under contract at Uusikaupunki, rose from 7,600 units in 2013 to more than 45,000 units in 2014 with turnover exceeding EUR300m.


Daimler adds Mercedes CLA wagon at Kecskemét 20 Jan 2015

Graeme Roberts

Mercedes-Benz has stated building the CLA Shooting Brake (wagon) at its newest plant in Kecskemét, Hungary.


Deal ends 10-day Volkswagen Brazil strike 19 Jan 2015

Graeme Roberts

Workers at a Volkswagen factory in Brazil voted to end a 10-day strike after the automaker agreed to cancel 800 layoffs and presented a new labour deal good to the end of 2019.

Latest blogs

On this day... 11 Sep 2014

Dave Leggett

Here we are again. September 11. On that day in 2001, I was in Frankfurt at the auto show.


Driver fined for wearing Google Glass 1 Nov 2013

Glenn Brooks

Daimler might be one manufacturer that is enthusiastic about Google Glass but it seems a highway patrol officer in California was less than happy to see someone wearing the specs.

Company research

Daimler AG - Strategy and SWOT Report

Daimler AG - Strategy and SWOT Report

Daimler AG - Strategy and SWOT Report, is a source of comprehensive company data and information. The report covers the company’s structure, operation, SWOT analysis, product and service offerings and...

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Daimler AG - Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Partnerships & Alliances and Investment Report

Daimler AG - Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Partnerships & Al

MarketLine's Company Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Partnerships & Alliances and Investments reports offer a comprehensive breakdown of the organic and inorganic growth activity undertaken by an organi...

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Daimler AG (Formerly DaimlerChrysler AG) - Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Partnerships & Alliances and Investment Report

Daimler AG (Formerly DaimlerChrysler AG) - Mergers & Acquisi

MarketLine's Company Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Partnerships & Alliances and Investments reports offer a comprehensive breakdown of the organic and inorganic growth activity undertaken by an organi...

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