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RESEARCH SNAPSHOT: Review of EPS

15 June 2015

Continuing just-auto's series of research snapshots - pulled from its automotive research platform, QUBE - Matthew Beecham looks at how the application of electric power steering (EPS) is shaping up in developed and emerging markets as well as some novel steering and reversing innovations.


THE WEEK THAT WAS: Quiet on the Stateside front

23 November 2012

I wondered why things seemed a little quiet this week until the cent dropped: something to do with lots of travel, turkey and shopping in the US, for which many take the week off.


What now for London's traditional 'black cab?

22 October 2012

"Britain 'is creating jobs faster than US' and may soon exit longest double-dip recession since the Second World War," reads a headline in today's Daily Mail - good news for Britain plc but less so for the 300-odd workers likely to lose their jobs if Manganese Bronze, maker of the iconic London 'black cab' taxi, goes bust after announcing it was putting itself into 'administration', aka voluntary bankruptcy, today.


THE WEEK THAT WAS: Saab's D-Day is close

11 November 2011

Tuesday, 15 November. Just another Tuesday to you and I but, for Saab, it's the day the memorandum of understanding signed with Pang Da and Youngman to buy the automaker and its UK national sales company runs out. As will, I suspect, creditor and government patience. Today's meeting is crunch time.

Latest interviews


Q&A with David Lindley, SAIC's UK tech MD (2)

19 June 2014

SAIC Motor technical Centre UK SMTC UK works on designing, developing and engineering advanced new vehicle and powertrain products for SAIC, one of the world's largest automotive manufacturers and owner of the MG brand. Dave Leggett interviewed SMTC UK's managing director David Lindley (part two of two).


Q&A with David Lindley, SAIC's UK tech centre MD

16 June 2014

SAIC Motor technical Centre UK SMTC UK works on designing, developing and engineering advanced new vehicle and powertrain products for SAIC, one of the world's largest automotive manufacturers and owner of the MG brand. Dave Leggett interviewed SMTC UK's managing director David Lindley.


Fiat UK interview

9 July 2008

Beware the man in shorts or tracksuit who walks into the dealer showroom on Saturday morning - it might be the boss.


SsangYong UK MD interview

16 January 2008

Former Kia UK boss Paul Williams has traded a plan to launch the Chinese Landwind brand in Europe in favour of running the Korean SsangYong brand in the UK - and he’s got big plans. Mark Bursa reports

Latest news


NextEV and Nanjing ink US$462m China plant deal

4 May 2016

NextEV and the Nanjing Municipal Government have signed a partnership agreement to build a RMB3bn (US$462m) plant for the development and production of high-performance motors, as well as electronic modules in the Nanjing Economic and Technological Development Zone.


LG Chem to supply EV batteries to Changan Auto

17 August 2015

South Korea's LG Chem has signed agreement to supply batteries for Changan Automobile's its next generation plug-in hybrid-electric vehicles.


'P2P' car sharing service rolls out in Beijing

21 May 2015

A person to person, or P2P, car sharing mobile application provider Atzuche.com has rolled out its service to Beijing.


MG updates MG6

20 March 2015

MG next month will launch an updated MG6 in the UK, replacing a line first launched here in 2011.


Kumho to move plants to Nanjing outskirts

26 January 2015

Kumho Tyre plans to shift and combine both its Nanjing plants in China to an economic development zone in Pukou following a government regulation in 2011 which requires all the factories in the city to be moved to the outskirts.


LG Chem starts work on Nanjing EV battery plant

30 October 2014

LG Chem has held a ground breaking ceremony for the construction of electric-car battery plant in Nanjing, China, to meet what it describes as "growing demand in the world's biggest car market"


HVCC to acquire majority of Chinese JV

4 June 2014

Halla Visteon Climate Control is to take a 51% stake in Japan Climate Systems (JCS) Nanjing and become the majority shareholder.


Ford revives Escort nameplate for China

22 April 2014

Ford has revived the long-serving Escort nameplate for a new model built and sold, initially at least, in China.


Mazda JVs start 3 and 6 production

11 April 2014

Mazda has started Chinese production of the redesigned 3 Axela at Changan Mazda Automobile in Nanjing and the 6 Atenza at FAW Car in Changchun. Both models produced by its local joint ventures will go on sale in May.


Ford expanding workforce and Nanjing R&D facility

11 March 2014

Ford is expanding its research and development complex in China by doubling the number of employees there by over 50% by the end of 2018, adding a new building and test track and broadening activities, the automaker has said.


Shanghai VW tally passes 10m units

18 November 2013

Shanghai-Volkswagen, the joint venture between VW and SAIC Motor Corporation, has built its 10 millionth vehicle, a Tiguan.


VW opens 16th Chinese factory

25 October 2013

Volkswagen Group executives and the usual gaggle of dignitaries from local partner SAIC Motor Corporation and government have officially opened Shanghai-Volkswagen’s new plant in Ningbo, south eastern China.


SAIC to sell Maxus van in Thailand in 2014

18 September 2013

As part of a plan to sell the Maxus Datong light commercial van across the world, SAIC will introduce it in Thailand in 2014 through its SAIC Motor-CP joint venture with Charoen Pokphand (CP) Group, reported The Bangkok Post.


Nanjing City to buy big fleet of 'London Taxis'

15 August 2013

Zhejiang Geely says that it will supply some 500 London Taxi TX4s to the municipal authority in Nanjing.


BAIC to take on Zhenjiang auto plant

12 August 2013

Beijing-based BAIC Group is to build a new car plant in east China after signing a strategic framework agreement with the Zhenjiang municipal government in Jiangsu province.


Valeo to start first double clutch production

8 July 2013

Valeo on Monday (8 July) officially opened its Nanjing 'expansion plant' in the Yangtze Delta Region, one of China's major automotive manufacturing bases, and will make its first double clutch systems there.


Third generation Mazda3/Atenza loses 90kg

26 June 2013

A new generation of the Mazda3 (Mazda Atenza in Japan) has been announced. The car is said to weigh some 90kg less than the old model.


VW JV breaks ground for Changsha plant

16 May 2013

Volkswagen's joint venture with Shanghai Automotive has broken ground for a 300,000-unit plant in Changsha in the province of Hunan, south-central China.


Design teams clash over Ford Escort show car

22 April 2013

Ford is having something of an internal spat over the credit for its Shanghai show car, according to The Australian newspaper.


Final list of Shanghai show world premieres

22 April 2013

Details of concepts and new models which made their global debuts on Saturday 20 April at Auto Shanghai's media preview day.


Ford and Mazda reshuffle China joint ventures

12 December 2012

The three-way joint venture between Chang'an Automobile Group, Ford and Mazda has finally ended following a lengthy procedure that began in 2010.


Changan Ford Mazda JV restructuring approved

3 December 2012

The restructuring plan for Changan Ford Mazda Automobile (CFMA) has received final approval from the Chinese government.


Anti-Japan sentiment in China hits brands

17 September 2012

A diplomatic dispute between China and Japan is threatening to put a sizeable dent in sales of Japanese brand cars in China as anti-Japanese sentiment in the country rises.


Mazda to establish R&D centre in Nanjing

5 September 2012

Mazda is to launch R&D operations with a Chinese partner in 2013 to develop fuel-efficient vehicles for the local market.


Ford breaks ground on new Hangzhou plant

29 August 2012

Ford is today breaking ground on a new JV plant in China which it says will double its production capacity in China to 1.2m passenger cars annually by 2015.


China approves Ford-Mazda-Changan JV split

28 August 2012

Ford has confirmed that the Chinese central government has approved the split of the three-way joint venture between Ford Motor, Mazda Motor and Chongqing Changan into two separate entities.


Volkswagen defies suggestions to axe losing Seat

10 August 2012

Perennial loss-making Spanish subsidiary Seat is dragging Volkswagen down and it would make sense to close it down and use its factories for other profitable group brands, an auto industry expert has said.


EXCLUSIVE: Details of new Ford Mondeo, Fiesta & ST

21 June 2012

A company spokesperson has told just-auto that Ford of Europe is planning to launch the all-new Mondeo in European markets from Spring 2013, following an unveiling at the Paris motor show.


just-auto Plus only US: Ford Silicon Valley Lab now officially opens for business

18 June 2012

The Ford Silicon Valley Lab (SVL) is now officially open for business, ready to engage the tech community in the quest for the next great idea. Ford Executive Chairman Bill Ford celebrated the grand opening of the Ford Silicon Valley Lab and to participate in...


VW to double China production

12 June 2012

Volkswagen plans to nearly double its production in China over the next few years, according to the new head of its operations in the country.

Nanjing Automobile news

NextEV and Nanjing ink US$462m China plant deal

4 May 2016

NextEV and the Nanjing Municipal Government have signed a partnership agreement to build a RMB3bn...


LG Chem to supply EV batteries to Changan Auto

17 August 2015

South Korea's LG Chem has signed agreement to supply batteries for Changan Automobile's its next...


RESEARCH SNAPSHOT: Review of EPS

15 June 2015

Continuing just-auto's series of research snapshots - pulled from its automotive research platfor...


'P2P' car sharing service rolls out in Beijing

21 May 2015

A person to person, or P2P, car sharing mobile application provider Atzuche.com has rolled out it...


MG updates MG6

20 March 2015

MG next month will launch an updated MG6 in the UK, replacing a line first launched here in 2011....


Kumho to move plants to Nanjing outskirts

26 January 2015

Kumho Tyre plans to shift and combine both its Nanjing plants in China to an economic development...



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