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The 2015 Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show got underway yesterday at the shiny new Indonesian Convention and Exhibition centre in B...
The big news this week was that Jaguar Land Rover announced a plan to build a 300,000-unit capacity plant in Slovakia. We knew that a plant...
| 28 Jul 2015
Just as in Europe, India or the USA, looking at China as one market doesn't give you the full picture. Differences across geographical areas are one reason why some models are suddenly hugely popular, while others are fading rapidly.
| 20 Jul 2015
The protocols which govern the use of motor vehicles are enshrined in the United Nations Convention on Road Traffic. One of its key stipulations is that "every driver shall at all times be able to control his vehicle". Those 12 words are currently the greatest barrier to the introduction of self-driving vehicles.
| 16 Jul 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.
| 9 Jul 2015
The 12 percent YoY rise in the June German passenger cars market has seen some notable changes to the usual pecking order. Opel muscled past both Ford and BMW to take fourth position behind Volkswagen, Mercedes-Benz and third-placed Audi.
| 8 Jan 2015
We spoke to Gunter Kraemer about BorgWarner’s recent expansion in the rapidly growing turbocharger market.
| 18 Sep 2014
Mentor Graphics is a major supplier of software tools that help engineers design electronic systems and components. Headquartered in Oregon, US, Mentor generates annual revenues of some US$1bn. Its tools are involved in the design of almost every electronic gadget you can think of. To find out about its automotive business, Matthew Beecham spoke to Martin O’Brien, General Manager, Integrated Electrical Systems Division Mentor Graphics.
| 28 Aug 2015
Predictions on when new vehicle sales in Brazil might vary. A GDP decline of a shade over 2% is now estimated for this year to be followed by 0.5% to 1% in 2016.
| 27 Aug 2015
Magna International has announced that its Magna Powertrain operating group was nominated by the Volkswagen Group as a 'Future Automotive Supply Tracks' (FAST) strategic partner for outstanding performance in manufacturing driveline systems for VW vehicles.
| 26 Aug 2015
SKF has signed a three-year agreement with MAN for the supply of truck-matched wheel-end units.
| 24 Aug 2015
Following an earlier deal with Scania, SKF has now signed a three year agreement with MAN for the supply of truck-matched wheel-end units.
| 21 Aug 2015
Volkswagen has denied a report in Wirtschaftswoche that capacity utilisation at the company's 20 Chinese car and components plants is falling.
| 20 Aug 2015
Reports in Japan say that, following a one-year pause, Toyota is to ask suppliers to cut prices as it seeks to improve its competitive position.
| 20 Aug 2015
Volkswagen plans to launch the brand Skoda in South Korea by the end of 2015, according to sources.
| 19 Aug 2015
Japan's Auto Parts Industries Association (JAPIA), says it is liaising with its 446 members as the fallout from last week's Tianjin Port explosions continues.
| 19 Aug 2015
Volkswagen Group says it is unable to reach the devastated Port of Tianjin to determine the number of vehicles destroyed in last week's hazardous material inferno, but adds its nearby component factory is functioning normally.
| 19 Aug 2015
The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has opened an investigation into Volkswagen 2015 Tiguan featuring a Takata airbag, as the airbag may rupture.
| 18 Aug 2015
Hyundai has confirmed to just-auto to the 'best of its knowledge' all of its vehicles stored at Tianjin were damaged in the recent huge explosion, which so far has killed at least 114 people.
| 18 Aug 2015
Production is again running at full capacity at Škoda's three sites in the Czech Republic after the factory holiday.
| 17 Aug 2015
Hyundai Motor estimates it has lost stock worth KRW160bn (US$136m) in the huge warehouse explosion in the Chinese port of Tianjin last week.
| 14 Aug 2015
Speculation is mounting up to 10,000 cars may have been destroyed in Wednesday night's (12 August) massive Tianjin Port explosions, which are believed to have been the equivalent of 21t of TNT detonating.
| 11 Aug 2015
Škoda says the new Škoda Superb has been "transformed into a concert hall on wheels" with the exclusively developed Canton sound system.
| 10 Aug 2015
Volkswagen Group has nominated the first 44 suppliers who will be collaborating on a new common strategic level under the joint FAST (Future Automotive Supply Tracks) initiative.
| 7 Aug 2015
Nexen Tire says it has become an official partner of Manchester City Football Club as a part of the company's sports marketing plan.
| 6 Aug 2015
Sales of imported vehicles in South Korea increased by 14.3% to 20,707 units in July, compared with 18,112 units in the same month of last year, according to the Korea Automobile Importers and Distributors Association.
| 4 Aug 2015
Americans flocked to dealer lots in July, snapping up more than 1.5m cars and trucks, an increase of 5.3% from July 2014, well above analyst forecasts.
| 31 Jul 2015
The launch of Volkswagen's Up TSi powertrain option is the first time Brazil has produced a car more advanced, in engine technology, than its sibling marketed in Europe.
| 30 Jul 2015
Volkswagen's premium Audi Group division boosted operating profit 9.1% to EUR2.9bn in the first half of 2015.
| 30 Jul 2015
Volkswagen Group boosted second quarter 2015 operating profit 4.9% to EUR3.49bn on sales up 9.9% to EUR56.04bn.
| 5 Jun 2015
The departure of head designer Luc Donckerwolke from Bentley (replacement found) is an interesting one, not least for the question of where he will pop up next.
| 2 Jan 2015
We're well used to China-only models from the long-established foreign automaker players there like Volkswagen and General Motors but now even the (relative) newcomers are getting in on the act.
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