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EU heavy truck market sees 19.4% gain in 2015; pos

9 February 2016

Recent data from ACEA confirm that 2015 was a year of positive growth for the EU27 heavy (16t and over) truck market, the 260,135 sales total representing a gain of 42,269 units, or 19.4% versus the previous year's 217,866-unit result.


NA Class 8 truck sector under mounting pressure

10 December 2015

Volvo Trucks North America’s decision to cut the workforce at its Virginia truck plant by around 25% in February 2016, is likely to send shivers through the entire North American heavy truck manufacturing sector. It is also a somewhat unfortunate baptism for Martin Lundstedt, the former president and CEO of major rival Scania, who replaced Olof Persson as Volvo president and CEO on 22 October.


ANALYSIS: Japan under attack from foreign brands

16 July 2015

Vehicle sales ended the first half of CY2015 down 11%, due mostly to a tax rise for Kei-models. Yet not every OEM is suffering. Mazda was up 47% in June, while multiple European brands are also enjoying high percentage gains.


Volkswagen - 2Q14 results insight

1 August 2014

The VW Group that operates eight passenger car brands, three truck brands and one motorcycle brand, reported solid 2Q14 results. Sabine Blümel takes a closer look at the group's passenger car business.

Latest interviews


Q&A with TRW

20 August 2010

Driver assistance technologies aim to make the vehicle capable of perceiving its surroundings, interpret them, identify critical situations, and assist the driver in performing driving manoeuvres. The object is, at best, to prevent accidents completely and, at worst, to minimise the consequences of an accident for those concerned. Matthew Beecham talked with Andy Whydell, senior manager for electronics product planning at TRW Automotive, about the company’s driver assistance technologies.


Q&A with Behr

18 March 2009

In its annual report, Behr states that the key trends its engine cooling business faces are turbocharging and exhaust gas recirculation. The combination of the two will enable compliance with stricter emissions standards while offering minimum fuel consumption. Matthew Beecham talked with Dr Thomas Heckenberger, director, technology centre, Behr Group and Dr Simon Edwards, director of advanced engineering, Engine Cooling, Behr Group, to find out more.


Q&A with Hugh Foden, Cummins Engines

5 February 2007

Hugh Foden is Executive Director, Engine Business at Cummins Engines – the world’s largest independent diesel engine maker which historically has been focused on the heavy commercial vehicle sector but which is increasingly moving into lighter weight diesels. In his role he is responsible for sales and marketing, customer support across a territory that includes Europe, the Middle East, Africa and the CIS. A recent focus has been developing new business in Eastern Europe and the CIS. Dave Leggett interviewed him.

Latest news


just-auto Plus only VW commercial vehicles sales up 3% in 2016

21 March 2017

Volkswagen Truck and Bus GmbH - which houses the MAN, Scania, Volkswagen Caminhões e Ônibus, and RIO brands - can look back on 2016 as a successful fiscal year. Sales of commercial vehicles increased by 3% to around 184,000 vehicles. This enabled...


VW Group global sales down 2.6% this year

20 March 2017

In the first two months of the year, the Volkswagen Group delivered 1.5m vehicles to its customers throughout the world, 0.9% down on the same period of last year. Despite the 'dieselgate' crisis, sales were up in North America. The main negative was China.


just-auto Plus only Scania income up 6% to SEK10,184m in 2016

17 March 2017

Scania’s net sales rose to a record level of nearly SEK104bn (US$11.7bn). Total deliveries of trucks and buses and coaches reached all-time high levels. Service revenue amounted to a record of almost SEK22bn, an increase of 5% (7% in local...


just-auto Plus only Scania connected vehicles reach 250,000 milestone

28 February 2017

Connectivity is an integral part of Scania’s customer offering since many years. As Scania now launches a new connectivity offering, the number of connected Scania vehicles has reached a quarter million. This amounts to two thirds of Scania’s...


just-auto Plus only Man/VW Truck and Bus names new procurement head

23 February 2017

Dirk Große-Loheide (52) will become a new Executive Board member at MAN Truck & Bus AG responsible for the commercial vehicle manufacturer's procurement activities from 1 March 2017. He succeeds Ulf Berkenhagen, who is leaving the company. In...


just-auto Plus only Scania begins battery electric bus trial in Sweden

9 February 2017

Scania will start its first field tests of coming battery electric buses in the northern Swedish city of Östersund. Three Scania Citywide LF buses will be in operation from the end of 2017 with an additional three buses added in early...


Scania to build CV assembly facility in Thailand

7 February 2017

Scania says it has identified Thailand as one of the key markets in Asia and is expanding its industrial and commercial presence in the country.


just-auto Plus only VW Truck and Bus sales up 3% in 2016

20 January 2017

Volkswagen Truck & Bus sold around 184,000 trucks and buses under the MAN, Scania and Volkswagen Caminhões e Ônibus brands in fiscal year 2016. This marks a 3% increase over the previous year. Of this, MAN Truck & Bus accounted for...


just-auto Plus only Scania to introduce autonomous truck platooning

10 January 2017

Scania will design the world’s first full-scale autonomous truck platooning operations, based on its own advanced technology. The platoon will traffic public roads while transporting containers between port terminals in Singapore. The aim is to organise...


just-auto Plus only VW Group global sales up 7.9% in November 2016

19 December 2016

Worldwide deliveries by the Volkswagen Group rose by 7.9% to 899,400 units in November. The Company delivered 9.38m new vehicles from January to November 2016, an increase of 3.1%. "November was a strong month for all our Group brands. We are headed for a...


just-auto Plus only Volkswagen Group October 2016 global sales up 4.7%

14 November 2016

Worldwide deliveries by the Volkswagen Group grew 4.7% to 870,300 units in October. The group delivered 8.5m vehicles from January to October 2016, an increase of 2.6%. "Our delivery figures show that our vehicles convince many buyers. Our customers'...


just-auto Plus only Scania/Higer inaugurate new bus factory in China

14 November 2016

Scania and Higer inaugurated a new, state-of-the-art bus and coach factory in Suzhou, China. The new factory will exclusively build Scania Touring and Scania-Higer dual-branded high-end buses and coaches. Scania and Higer started to cooperate in 2006....


just-auto Plus only Volkswagen Truck & Bus YTD 2016 sales up 3%

31 October 2016

Volkswagen Truck & Bus sold 132,860 trucks and buses from January through September 2016, up 3% year-on-year. MAN Truck & Bus sold 19,670 vehicles in the period from July through September, up 7% on the same quarter of the previous year. Scania...


just-auto Plus only Scania sales rise 8% in first nine months of 2016

31 October 2016

Scania’s sales reached SEK75.2bn (US$8.3bn) in the first nine months of 2016 and the company’s underlying operational performance was strong. Higher vehicle volume in Europe and increased service revenue was partly offset by negative currency rate...


VW Group operating profit up this year

28 October 2016

Despite the impact of 'dieselgate' Volkswagen Group generated an operating profit before special items of EUR11.3 (10.2)bn in the first nine months of the year, representing an increase of 10.5%.


just-auto Plus only Volkswagen Group September 2016 sales rise 7.1%

17 October 2016

The Volkswagen Group delivered 947,600 vehicles to customers in September, an increase of 7.1% compared with the previous year. 7.6m vehicles were handed over to customers worldwide from January to September, representing a rise of 2.4%. "All passenger...


just-auto Plus only Volvo partners over heavy vehicles research centre

6 October 2016

A new research centre for manufacturing heavy power trains, engines, gearboxes and axles, has opened at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm. The Volvo Group is one of three partnering companies behind the new centre. The centre is called...


just-auto Plus only MAN and Scania join over drivetrain development

29 September 2016

Under the umbrella of Volkswagen Truck and Bus, the MAN and Scania brands have determined clear principles for their joint development projects and have concluded a corresponding basic agreement. In future, teams consisting of engineers from both brands will...


Hankook to become OEM supplier for Scania

22 September 2016

Hankook is to be an OE supplier for various Scania heavy-goods trucks and buses in the future.


just-auto Plus only Scania trucks provide best aerodynamic performance

22 September 2016

Aerodynamic characteristics were a key focus for Scania as it developed its new generation of trucks. The record-low levels of air drag in the range significantly reduce both fuel consumption and environmental impacts. Vehicles with an aerodynamic shape use...


just-auto Plus only VW Truck&Bus offers Rio cloud-based operating sys

21 September 2016

As of the beginning of 2017, Volkswagen Truck and Bus will be offering an open and cloud-based "operating system" for the entire transportation industry. It is a first that all players in the supply chain, shippers, dispatchers, carriers, drivers...


just-auto Plus only VW corporate strategy emphasises on sustainability

12 September 2016

For the eighth time, worldwide CSR officers from group, brands and regions gathered at the Volkswagen headquarters to attend a three-day closed meeting, the group CSR meeting. At the forefront of the agenda was an exchange of views on the key future topics in...


just-auto Plus only Scania selects SKF technologies for nextgen trucks

8 September 2016

SKF is supplying a range of bearings, seals and linear actuation technologies for Scania’s new generation of trucks. The result of over 10 years of development, during which time SKF has worked in conjunction with Scania on developing tailored solutions,...


just-auto Plus only Scania introduces new S and R cab family

30 August 2016

With its new truck range, Scania introduces its next-generation S and R cab family. Brimming with new features, the range is stronger, safer and aerodynamically optimised. The unmistakably Scania-unique cab range has been fundamentally redesigned to meet...


just-auto Plus only Scania holds discussions on UN sustainability goal

30 August 2016

In conjunction with a Sustainable Transport Forum in Paris Scania, together with the Swedish Embassy and Business Sweden, hosted a high-level round table discussion on how transport can contribute to the fulfilment of the global sustainability goals. The...


just-auto Plus only Scania holds Sustainable Transport Forum in Paris

25 August 2016

Scania held a Sustainable Transport Forum in Paris on 23 August, in conjunction with the launch of the new generation Scania. Keynote speakers at the event included the former secretary-general of the United Nations, Kofi Annan. The Sustainable Transport...


just-auto Plus only Scania unveils its new truck range in Paris

24 August 2016

Scania is introducing a new truck range, the result of ten years of development work and investments in the region of SEK20bn (US$2.39bn). With the new range, Scania is extending its offering and can now, thanks to its unique modular system, supply more...


Asko to test electric lorries with Scania

19 August 2016

Norway’s largest convenience goods wholesaler, Asko is to test electric powertrain lorries with Scania.


just-auto Plus only Scania presents rollover side curtain airbags

17 August 2016

Scania’s new truck generation can be equipped with rollover side curtain airbags integrated into the headliner moulding above the doors - a unique solution which has never previously been offered in trucks. Scania’s rollover side curtain airbags...


just-auto Plus only Scania H1 2016 sales surge 7%

28 July 2016

Scania’s sales reached an all-time high at SEK50.1bn (US$5.834bn) and the company showed a strong operational performance in the first half of 2016. Summary of the first six months of 2016 Operating income amounted to SEK1,348m, negatively impacted...

Scania AB news

just-auto Plus only VW commercial vehicles sales up 3% in 2016

21 March 2017

Volkswagen Truck and Bus GmbH - which houses the MAN, Scania, Volkswagen Caminhões e &Ocir...


VW Group global sales down 2.6% this year

20 March 2017

In the first two months of the year, the Volkswagen Group delivered 1.5m vehicles to its customer...


just-auto Plus only Scania income up 6% to SEK10,184m in 2016

17 March 2017

Scania’s net sales rose to a record level of nearly SEK104bn (US$11.7bn). Total deliveries...


just-auto Plus only Scania connected vehicles reach 250,000 milestone

28 February 2017

Connectivity is an integral part of Scania’s customer offering since many years. As Scania...


just-auto Plus only Man/VW Truck and Bus names new procurement head

23 February 2017

Dirk Große-Loheide (52) will become a new Executive Board member at MAN Truck & Bus AG...


just-auto Plus only Scania begins battery electric bus trial in Sweden

9 February 2017

Scania will start its first field tests of coming battery electric buses in the northern Swedish...



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