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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.

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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.


Magna Exteriors on appeal of carbon fibre - Q&A

1 June 2016

Until recently, the use of carbon fibre in car manufacture has been confined to high-end, low-volume vehicles. Joe Laux, Magna Exteriors director advanced engineering, tells just-auto why demand from OEMs for the lightweight material is now growing.

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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 secures "multiple" seating wins from BMW

7 December 2016

Magna says it has won "multiple" new seating programmes from the BMW Group which will be supplied from a new manufacturing facility in Spartanburg County, South Carolina.


JLR to build redesigned Discovery in two plants

30 November 2016

Tata Motors' Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) will build the redesigned Land Rover Discovery at two European plants - at 'the home of Land Rover' in Solihull, near Birmingham in the UK and the planned new plant in Nitra, Slovakia.


Magna books Q3 sales and profit rises

3 November 2016

Magna booked sales of US$8.8bn for the third quarter ended 30 September, 2016, an increase of 16% over the third quarter of 2015.  This was achieved despite North American light vehicle production increasing only 1% and European light vehicle production declining 2%, compared to the third quarter of 2015, the supplier said.


just-auto Plus only Magna JV in China celebrates two milestones

28 October 2016

Magna International, celebrated start of mass production of the new third generation dual-clutch transmission 7DCT300 at its joint venture plant with Jiangling Motors Group in Nanchang. The 7DCT300 is designed for vehicles in the mid-range and compact...


Ford Super Duty features Magna’s Eyeris system

28 October 2016

Magna International has announced that its its vision-based driver-assistance technologies are featured in the 2017 Ford Super Duty Trailer Reverse Guidance system.


just-auto Plus only Magna automotive seating with EZ Entry options

27 October 2016

Magna International continues to transform automotive seating with its latest innovations: the Pitch Slide and Tip Slide 2nd Row EZ Entry vehicle seats. Both smart solutions are designed to address the seating needs of today's SUV owner with easier...


Magna produces 500,000 liftgates for Nissan Rogue

12 October 2016

Magna International says it has produced a total of 500,000 liftgates for the Nissan Rogue crossover utility vehicle at its Decostar exteriors facility in Carrollton, Georgia


just-auto Plus only Magna supplies powertrain solutions for new Giulia

3 October 2016

Magna International has equipped the new Alfa Romeo Giulia with innovative and smarter technologies. The all-wheel drive sports sedan, which is expected to hit the market this fall, is powered by Magna’s transfer case and front axle drive. Magna is the...


Magna signs agreement to acquire closures supplier

26 September 2016

Magna International said it had signed a purchase agreement to acquire the BÖCO Group of Companies, an automotive supplier of latches, hinges and strikers, to help bolster its product portfolio and engineering capabilities in key regions.


Magna accelerates work on active aerodynamics

21 September 2016

With global automakers continuing to address the challenge of increasing fuel economy and reducing carbon emissions in their vehicles, Magna International has accelerated its development work in active aerodynamic systems, an innovative technology it says is "designed to help auto manufacturers clear regulatory hurdles".


BMW contracts some new 5 series assembly to Magna

15 September 2016

Magna International said it would manufacture the new 5 Series sedan for the BMW Group at its contract vehicle assembly facility in Graz, Austria.


just-auto Plus only JLR breaks ground for new plant in Slovakia

15 September 2016

Jaguar Land Rover has started construction of its new manufacturing facility in Slovakia. The ground breaking ceremony was attended by prime minister Robert Fico and Andy Garth, UK ambassador to Slovakia. Jaguar Land Rover continues to lead the automotive...


just-auto Plus only Grupo Antolin supplies door panels for Dodge RAM

13 September 2016

Grupo Antolin completed one year of acquisition of the interiors division of Magna on 31 August, 2016. As a result of this operation the company has become one of the main vehicle interior suppliers with a workforce of more than 28,000 people in 161 factories...


Magna supplies drivetrain/cameras to S-Max Vignale

7 September 2016

Magna International said it was supplying Ford with S-Max Vignale componnets including the Eyeris electronic vision system and a transmission made by recently acquired subsidiary Getrag.


China NEVs can go global - ex-Hyundai India chief

10 August 2016

Former India Hyundai president, BVR Subbu, says China has real export potential with its burgeoning expertise in the field of new energy vehicles [NEVs].

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Magna Rus rejigs as weak suppliers exit market

4 April 2017

Magna Automotive Rus says the recent global recession had seen the weakest manufacturers disappea...


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...


Magna Steyr President on Telemotive, FCREEV - Q&A

26 March 2017

Magna Steyr is a global, brand-independent engineering and manufacturing partner to automakers, o...


just-auto Plus only Magna Steyr President on Telemotive, FCREEV - Q&A

23 March 2017

Magna Steyr is a global, brand-independent engineering and manufacturing partner to automakers, o...


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...


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 Si...



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