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RESEARCH SNAPSHOT: Active grille shutter market

5 July 2016

The aim of an active grille shutter (AGS) is to respond to the driving environment in order to reduce drag and improve fuel economy. During motorway driving, for example, the louvres would close thereby pushing the air around the vehicle to improve aerodynamics. If the car is towing a load or slow moving in traffic, the louvres would remain open to help maintain the best engine temperature.  Given that an increasing number of cars now have an AGS, here is our round-up of the market.


THE WEEK THAT WAS - The internet of what, now....?

18 March 2016

You gotta love the way buzzwords and jargon spread like a Californian wildfire around the auto industry. I'd heard 'the Internet of Things' mentioned with ever-growing frequency in the months before hearing it in almost every presentation during my fascinating, week-long look at the [buzzwords alert] Connected Car sector in Ontario late last year.


RESEARCH SNAPSHOT: Mirrorless cars

17 February 2016

Given that wing mirrors add weight, cost and wind resistance to the car, it is not surprising that some automakers wish to eliminate them thereby creating a sleeker look.  As suppliers anticipate a change to mirror regulations, many are developing mirrorless systems using vehicle mounted cameras and dashboard monitors. Here is our snapshot of who is doing what..


January 2016, management briefing (Part 2)

26 January 2016

The second part of this month’s briefing reviews just some of the supplier autonomous driving innovations that caught our eye in the consumer electronics show (CES) and Detroit auto show this month. While they may not be household names, the likes of Autoliv, Bosch, Continental, Delphi, Denso, Magna, Valeo, Visteon and ZF TRW will heavily influence how your autonomous car will perform. Here, the tech talk is on sensor fusion (critical for self-driving cars), connectivity and vehicle-to-everything. In the meantime, semi-autonomous technologies are becoming more affordable thereby paving the way for mass-vehicle market growth.

Latest interviews


Magna VP on Industry 4.0, VR and RocketSpace

13 July 2017

Continuing just-auto/QUBE’s series of interviews with tier one component suppliers, we spoke to Ian Simmons, Vice President, Business Development, Corporate R&D, Magna International about Industry 4.0, virtual reality (VR) technologies and its venturing strategy.


Magna Steyr President on Telemotive, FCREEV - Q&A

26 March 2017

Magna Steyr is a global, brand-independent engineering and manufacturing partner to automakers, offering solutions for a range of services with development and assembly strategies. The company used the Geneva show earlier this month to exhibit a self-charging electric fuel cell vehicle and, more recently, is reported to have submitted a plan to build a new car plant in Slovenia capable of building up to 200,000 cars a year. To learn more about these developments and its acquisition of Telemotive, we spoke to Günther Apfalter, president of Magna Steyr.


Magna VP on smart materials, connectivity - Q&A

16 March 2017

Continuing just-auto’s series of interviews with tier one component suppliers, we spoke to Ian Simmons, Vice President, Business Development, Corporate R&D, Magna International about smart materials, connectivity and autonomous car interiors.


Industry 4.0 more effective than low labour costs

11 January 2017

Johannes Roters is the CEO of Yanfeng Automotive Interiors, the vehicle interior giant created by the 2015 70:30 joint-venture between Yanfeng Automotive Trim and Johnson Controls interior business (now Adient). just-auto's Calum MacRae was provided with an update to the company's strategy and progress at the 2017 NAIAS in Detroit.

Latest news


Magna has Plan B if Slovenia plans thwarted

19 July 2017

Magna says it is "sure" it will secure approval for its new vehicle assembly plant in Slovenia, although the supplier maintains it has an alternative plan should talks collapse.


Slovenia Magna decision imminent as 3,000 apply

18 July 2017

Slovenia's Ministry of Economy says 3,000 people have already applied for jobs at Magna's potential new plant in the country as the supplier waits on government approval for its site.


Magna Steyr announces Jaguar E-Pace Job One timing

14 July 2017

Now details of Jaguar's new E-Pace SUV, and its manufacturing location are officially out of the bag, contract assembler Magna Steyr has confirmed production start timing.


Magna Steyr to contract assemble Jaguar E-Pace SUV

13 July 2017

Tata Motors' premium automobile brand Jaguar got right to the point when unveiling the new E-Pace compact SUV at a media technical briefing today (13 July) in London: they're not going to make it.


Magna waits for new Slovenia plant green light

11 July 2017

Slovenia's Ministry of Economy says it is waiting for approval from its Environment counterparts to finally agree the first phase of a Magna plant in the country, which could see nearly 5,000 jobs created.


just-auto Plus only Magna joins PlanetM project

30 June 2017

As the auto industry continues to discuss mobility and the need for new transportation solutions, some critics cite concerns about the ability of autonomous vehicles to “read” changing road conditions, temporary lane changes and construction. To...


Magna announces Lincoln Continental supply deals

22 June 2017

Magna said it had received a special Lincoln Luxury World Excellence Award from Ford for its supply deals for the new Continental.


Jaguar teases E-Pace SUV

21 June 2017

Tata Motors' Jaguar has issued 'teaser' photos of the compact performance Jaguar E-Pace SUV it will reveal on 13 July.


Magna to contract build BMW PHEV

19 June 2017

Magna International will assemble BMW's new 5-series plug-in hybrid at its Austrian Magna Steyr factory as part of a strategy to produce electric cars on a contract basis for global automakers, the company said.


just-auto Plus only Magna introduces new D-Optic LED headlamps

14 June 2017

D-Optic lighting is unique for automotive applications because it is scalable and is custom-developed for a vehicle's specific shape and styling. LEDs and lenses can be added or subtracted to suit each unique design. The innovative headlamps make their...


Magna produces 275,000 folding roofs for Fiat 500C

6 June 2017

Magna says it has sold 275,000 soft-top convertible roofs produced for the Fiat 500C at its roof system facility in Tychy, Poland.


Magna expanding its seat trim facility in Serbia

31 May 2017

Magna has started construction to expand its seat trim facility in Odžaci, Serbia, from 4,300 square metres to 10,000 square metres.


just-auto Plus only Magna develops ClearView system

16 May 2017

Statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration show that nearly 840,000 blind spot accidents occur each year in the US, resulting in 300 fatalities. Magna International, a leader in camera-based advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and...


Magna boosts Q1 2017 operating income 19%

11 May 2017

Magna International first quarter 2017 operating income rose 19% year on year to US$806m with net income of $586m also up 19%. Earnings per share increased 25% to $1.53 including the favourable impact of a reduced share count.


Magna inks China seating joint venture deal

28 April 2017

To expand its seating expertise in China and throughout Asia, Magna has entered into a joint venture cooperation agreement with China's Hubei Aviation Precision Machinery in a deal expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2017.


Magna Rus rejigs as weak suppliers exit market

4 April 2017

Magna Automotive Rus says the recent global recession had seen the weakest manufacturers disappear from the market, with the Canadian giant component producer reorganising its supplier structure to cope with the new market conditions.


just-auto Plus only Magna to invest in Vector Institute on AI research

31 March 2017

Magna is playing a key role in bolstering Canada's artificial intelligence (AI) expertise and leadership position by investing in the next generation of AI research and experts. Magna announced it has committed to invest CA$5m into the Vector Institute, a...


Magna to build a car plant in Slovenia

20 March 2017

Magna has reportedly submitted a plan to build a new car plant in Slovenia capable of building up to 200,000 cars a year.


Magna develops composite subframe prototype

14 March 2017

Magna International, working with Ford, has developed a prototype carbon fiber composite subframe claimed to reduce mass by 34% compared to a stamped steel equivalent.


just-auto Plus only Magna supplies ADAS/AWD components for Levante

9 March 2017

Magna International announced on 8 March 2017 it is supplying camera-based driver assistance systems and all-wheel-drive components in the new Maserati Levante, as the traditional Italian sports brand enters into the luxury SUV segment for the first...


Magna cites renewables for EV technology uptake

8 March 2017

Magna says the increasing availability of alternative energy sources coupled with a gradually fall in battery prices, could help to drive a rapid increase in the uptake of electric vehicles.


Getrag buy drives joint effort improvements -Magna

8 March 2017

Magna says its recent US$1.9bn acquisition of Getrag allows it to generate powerful synergies as the Canadian supplier looks to capitalise on the increasing popularity of all-wheel and four-wheel drive vehicles.


just-auto Plus only JLR reveals three new vehicles at the Geneva show

8 March 2017

Jaguar Land Rover has unveiled three ground breaking new vehicles at the Geneva Motor Show – the Range Rover Velar, Jaguar I-Pace Concept and ‘Project Hero’ a bespoke humanitarian version of the Land Rover Discovery. The Range Rover Velar...


just-auto Plus only Magna to develop Audi’s new Quattro AWD system

7 March 2017

Magna International a leading independent supplier of 4WD/AWD systems to global automakers, announced its role as development partner to Audi on the new quattro ultra all-wheel drive system. The next-generation AWD system was launched on the Audi A4 allroad in...


Magna posts 2016 net income of US$2bn

24 February 2017

Magna has unveiled 2016 income from continuing operations before income taxes of US$2.78bn and net income from continuing operations attributable to Magna International of US$2.03bn, increases of US$129m and US$85m respectively.


Magna opens new seating headquarters in Michigan

31 January 2017

Magna has moved its seating business to new headquarters in Novi, Michigan, with space for around 450 employees.


Magna plans paint shop in Slovenia to support Graz

13 January 2017

Magna International will build a new paint facility in Slovenia to help support new programmes going into its Graz, Austria contract vehicle assembly facility.


Magna shows off ultralight door module

10 January 2017

Magna International, in cooperation with the US Department of Energy (DOE) and partners FCA US and Grupo Antolin, announced it had developed a new, ultralight door architecture that achieves the project objective of 42.5% mass savings compared to an average current production door.


Magna and Innoviz Technologies partner over LiDAR

21 December 2016

Magna International and Innoviz Technologies announced that they are partnering to deliver LiDAR remote sensing solutions for the implementation of autonomous driving features and full autonomy in future vehicles.


Arconic inks wheel deal with PACCAR

14 December 2016

Arconic has inked a long-term agreement with PACCAR, a designer and manufacturer of light, medium and heavy-duty trucks.

Magna International Inc. news

Magna has Plan B if Slovenia plans thwarted

19 July 2017

Magna says it is "sure" it will secure approval for its new vehicle assembly plant in Slovenia, a...


Slovenia Magna decision imminent as 3,000 apply

18 July 2017

Slovenia's Ministry of Economy says 3,000 people have already applied for jobs at Magna's potenti...


Magna Steyr announces Jaguar E-Pace Job One timing

14 July 2017

Now details of Jaguar's new E-Pace SUV, and its manufacturing location are officially out of...


Magna Steyr to contract assemble Jaguar E-Pace SUV

13 July 2017

Tata Motors' premium automobile brand Jaguar got right to the point when unveiling the new E-Pace...


Magna VP on Industry 4.0, VR and RocketSpace

13 July 2017

Continuing just-auto/QUBE's series of interviews with tier one component suppliers, we spoke to I...


Magna waits for new Slovenia plant green light

11 July 2017

Slovenia's Ministry of Economy says it is waiting for approval from its Environment counterparts...



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