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ANALYSIS: Renault tries again in Qashqai segment

2 February 2015

Frustrated with seeing Alliance partner Nissan's Qashqai selling over 200,000 units per annum in Europe, while its rival Koleos cannot manage even 10,000 registrations, Renault is having a rethink. Its answer? The Kadjar.


COMMENT: PSA phoney war becomes real

13 December 2013

After what has felt like a phoney war for much of the last couple of months, events at PSA Peugeot Citroen seem to be moving at an increasingly rapid pace.


PLDB LISTING UPDATE

11 July 2013

Over 500 vehicles have been updated in our live database of current and future new passenger car product over the past week, and we've added new future models.


Management briefing: ASEAN growth prospects (2)

29 May 2013

In the last decade of last century, before the term “BRICs” had even been coined, there was another acronym that loomed large on the agenda of any global automaker. ASEAN, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, looked like a potential powerhouse for growth. In this month's management briefing, Mark Bursa takes a look at the region's automotive prospects. In this instalment, he looks at developments in the major markets with forecasts.

Latest interviews


Q&A with Nissan's global head of Product Planning

2 April 2013

Keno Kato is corporate vice president of Global Product Strategy and Product Planning for Nissan and Infiniti. Glenn Brooks recently met him and took the opportunity to ask a variety of questions concerning future model plans.


Interview with Nissan's Executive VP, Andy Palmer

12 July 2011

Despite the understandable difficulties of this year, Nissan's Andy Palmer is upbeat about Nissan's prospects and the benefits flowing from close alliance with Renault. But there's no need for full merger, he tells Dave Leggett.


Interview with Renault's Pelata

23 November 2010

Renault’s chief operating officer Patrick Pelata talks exclusively to just-auto about the company’s alliance with Daimler, the market in Europe and the rest of the world as well as the company’s future in Formula One.


Honda China production disrupted by floods

11 June 2008

Honda has said that it has partially restarted manufacturing operations at its joint-venture facilities in China, which were hit last week by flooding.

Latest news


Faurecia expands its clean mobility partnership

5 July 2017

Faurecia has signed a joint venture agreement for its Clean Mobility (emissions control) business with Dongfeng Motor Parts and Components Group in Wuhan.


2017 Auto Shanghai motor show world premieres

24 April 2017

Auto Shanghai 2017 did not disappoint, with a vast number of concept, prototype and production model world debuts. The most important vehicle premiere will probably prove to be the Wuling Hong Guang S3, this being the first SUV for the number one brand in the world's largest market.


Visteon wins Dongfeng cockpit controller deal

21 April 2017

China's second largest vehicle manufacturer, Dongfeng Motor, has chosen Visteon's SmartCore cockpit domain controller technology for a future domestic light vehicle programme. This will be the first SmartCore application in China.


Nexteer and Dongfeng Components sign JV agreement

10 April 2017

Nexteer Automotive has signed an agreement to form a joint venture with Dongfeng Motor Parts and Components Group. The joint venture, equally owned by both parties, will design and manufacture electric power steering (EPS) systems for Dongfeng Motor Group and its affiliated companies.


FAW and Dongfeng in advanced R&D alliance

21 February 2017

China’s FAW Group Corporation and Dongfeng Motor have signed an agreement to set up a jointly-owned R&D centre focused on the development of advanced technologies such as fuel cells, smart connectivity and lightweight materials.


Donfeng-Nissan spin off Venucia brand

9 February 2017

China’s Dongfeng Motor and Nissan Motor have spun off their jointly developed Venucia brand into a stand-alone company.


PSA Group global sales grow 5.8% in 2016 to 3.1m

11 January 2017

PSA Group sales grew 5.8%, to 3,146,000 units last year as the company continues its 'Push to Pass' plan, which provides for 121 regional launches by 2021.


Honda sales sneak past Toyota in China

9 December 2016

Honda Motor sales in China passed Toyota Motor's in the first 11 months of 2016 as new models attracted buyers and set the Japanese rivals up for a 'photo finish' in their full year rankings in the world's top car market.


Dongfeng Honda plans third auto plant in China

8 December 2016

Dongfeng Honda Automobile, a Honda automobile production and sales joint venture in China, plans to build a third automobile production plant to meet increasing demand from the continuously growing car market in China.


2016 Guangzhou motor show - world premieres list

21 November 2016

The following cars, crossovers, MPVs, SUVs and concepts were world premieres at the 2016 AutoGuangzhou motor show.


Dongfeng expands Thai truck and bus operations

8 November 2016

Chinese truck maker Dongfeng Commercial Vehicles Company plans to aggressively expand its medium and heavy-duty vehicle operations in Thailand, according to local reports.


just-auto Plus only Renault appoints new Asia-Pacific chairman

4 October 2016

As of 1 January 2017, François Provost is appointed chairman of Asia-Pacific region, in replacement of Gilles Normand, assigned to another position in the Groupe Renault. He will report to Stefan Mueller, EVP, chief performance officer. In close...


just-auto Plus only Leoni acquires Chinese partner to supply Dongfeng

13 September 2016

Leoni has purchased 51% of the wiring harness manufacturer Wuhan Hengtong Automotive in China. By doing so, the leading European provider of cables and cable systems to the automotive sector and other industries, will become a supplier of the Dongfeng Group...


just-auto Plus only Ricardo to supply Proteus 300 for DFCVs research

8 September 2016

Ricardo has been selected by DongFeng Commercial Vehicles (DFCV) to supply a complete turnkey solution for an advanced single-cylinder diesel research engine and associated vital laboratory equipment, to support the firm – one of China’s biggest...


Dongfeng-PSA China JV opens Chengdu with 4008

7 September 2016

As part of the implementation of its 'Push to Pass' plan and to support the China & southeast Asia region's goal of selling 1m vehicles in 2018, Dongfeng Peugeot Citroen Automobile (DPCA) inaugurated its fourth Chinese assembly plant, this one in Chengdu.


just-auto Plus only Chinese truck makers adopt Wabco Optiride

30 August 2016

Wabco Holding, a leading global supplier of technologies that improve the safety, efficiency and connectivity of commercial vehicles, on 30 August, 2016 reported that several major Chinese heavy duty truck manufacturers, including China National Heavy Truck...


just-auto Plus only Dongfeng Peugeot Citroën names new executive VP

27 June 2016

On 20 June, 2016, the board of directors of Dongfeng Peugeot Citroën Automobiles (DPCA) announced the appointment of Jean Christophe Marchal as executive vice president, effective 1 August, 2016. He will replace Jean Mouro, whose next role within the PSA...


PSA and Dongfeng sign new agreements

11 May 2016

PSA and Chinese partner Dongfeng have signed new agreements to strengthen their partnership and create a new medium-term plan – dubbed "5A+" - for their joint venture entity Dongfeng Peugeot Citroën Automobile (DPCA).


just-auto Plus only Magna JV starts DCT production at its plant in China

28 April 2016

Magna International on 27 April 2016, announced that Dongfeng Getrag Transmission, a 50/50 joint-venture formed in 2012 between Getrag and Dongfeng Motor Group, has started serial production at its plant in Wuhan, China. The plant is manufacturing the Getrag...


BEIJING 2016 - world premieres list

26 April 2016

As happens every two years, there was a vast number of vehicle and concept world premieres at the Beijing motor show. Arguably the most important were the Acura CDX, Changan CX70, Geely Emgrand GS, Honda Avancier, Hyundai Verna, Renault Koleos, VW Magotan and VW T-Prime.


just-auto Plus only Grupo Antolin/Dongfeng Visteon JV open new plant in China

14 April 2016

Today in Wuhan (China), Grupo Antolin opened a new plant to manufacture headliners and door panels for Renault, PSA, Nissan, Infiniti and Honda. This project is a Joint Venture with Dongfeng Visteon. The main goal of establishment this factory is to provide to...


just-auto Plus only Nissan to feature Maxima and IDS concept at Auto China 2016

1 April 2016

Nissan announced on 29 March, that it will feature its latest premium sports sedan, Maxima, and the Nissan IDS (Intelligent Driving Solution) Concept, a fully operational autonomous drive vehicle, at Auto China 2016. Nissan, China Investment Company, in...


Renault opens Dongfeng JV plant in China

1 February 2016

Carlos Ghosn, chairman and chief executive officer of Groupe Renault, and Zhu Yanfeng, chairman of Dongfeng Group, have opened the new Dongfeng Renault Automotive Company (DRAC) joint venture assembly plant in Wuhan, Hubei Province.


Wabco supplies safety technology for Dongfeng

18 December 2015

Wabco has started a new long-term supply agreement with Dongfeng Liuzhou Motor Company (DFLQ), an existing customer and one of the largest truck manufacturers in China.


World premieres at 2015 Guangzhou motor show

27 November 2015

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


just-auto Plus only CHINA: Beijing Hyundai and Dongfeng Yueda Kia score highest in J.D. Power’s APEAL Study

19 November 2015

Korea's mass market auto brands Beijing Hyundai and Dongfeng Yueda Kia have earned the highest marks for overall vehicle appeal among vehicle owners in China, according to the J.D. Power 2015 China Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL)...


Honda postpones Wuhan plant construction to 2017

23 October 2015

Honda has delayed its plans to build a manufacturing plant with joint venture partner Dongfeng Motor in China amid sluggish demand.


just-auto Plus only CHINA: Nissan launches Qashqai at starting price of CNY139,800

20 October 2015

Nissan has launched the new Qashqai in the Chinese market through its joint venture in China, Dongfeng Nissan Passenger Vehicle Company (DFL-PV). With a starting price of CNY139,800 (US$22,368), the new Qashqai is a fun-to-drive crossover boasting a...


CHINA: Dongfeng Nissan now building Qashqai 2

19 October 2015

A spokesman for Nissan has clarified to just-auto.com what the company's media release concerning the Qashqai's launch in China does not - that the car is locally built.


just-auto Plus only TURKEY: TÜBITAK choses NEVS as partner for developing Turkish National Car

19 October 2015

TÜBITAK, (the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey) which has been assigned to develop 'Turkish National Car' and realise this important mission, has chosen National Electric Vehicle Sweden, NEVS, as the industrial partner for the...

Dongfeng news

Faurecia expands its clean mobility partnership

5 July 2017

Faurecia has signed a joint venture agreement for its Clean Mobility (emissions control) business...


2017 Auto Shanghai motor show world premieres

24 April 2017

Auto Shanghai 2017 did not disappoint, with a vast number of concept, prototype and production mo...


Visteon wins Dongfeng cockpit controller deal

21 April 2017

China's second largest vehicle manufacturer, Dongfeng Motor, has chosen Visteon's SmartCo...


Nexteer and Dongfeng Components sign JV agreement

10 April 2017

Nexteer Automotive has signed an agreement to form a joint venture with Dongfeng Motor Parts and...


FAW and Dongfeng in advanced R&D alliance

21 February 2017

China's FAW Group Corporation and Dongfeng Motor have signed an agreement to set up a jointly...


Donfeng-Nissan spin off Venucia brand

9 February 2017

China's Dongfeng Motor and Nissan Motor have spun off their jointly developed Venucia brand i...



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