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How far and how quickly will car sharing advance in cities?

Tomorrow's winners prepare for change today - COMMENT

25 Apr 17 | Dave Leggett

How much disruption will the auto industry experience over the next ten years or so? It's a question that many are asking as attempts to sketch out the future of mobility - or, more accurately, urban mobility - gather pace.


Gen Ten Civic is 130mm longer, 20mm lower and 30mm wider

ANALYSIS - Diesel and hybrid to come for new Honda Civic

24 Apr 17 | Glenn Brooks

The 2SV series Civic currently being rolled out across European markets is a crucial car for Honda Motor Europe. The division saw its regional market share slump to just one per cent in Q1. The good news is that the tenth generation model is a big improvement on the outgoing 2HC.


Autonomous driving is coming - in stages

Autonomous tech creeping in - the week

21 Apr 17 | Graeme Roberts

Autonomous driving will, of course, arrive in stages; there are already defined levels of autonomy and quite a bit of the tech needed is already in cars as standard or optional equipment. I was reminded of this just this week when key tier one supplier Bosch popped up with its finding one in four newly registered cars has an automatic emergency braking system on board to prevent accidents and, if necessary, bring the vehicle to a stop in the event of an emergency.


IS 300h is priced between £29,995 and £38,995

ANALYSIS - 2017 Lexus IS 300h

21 Apr 17 | Glenn Brooks

The IS hybrid is one of those cars you don't often see, especially in the UK, which is a pity, as the IS 300h deserves to be far more popular than it is.


Might the next GT-R look as good as this?

ANALYSIS - Nissan future models part 1

20 Apr 17 | Glenn Brooks

This is the first of two features which looks at the future models of the Nissan brand. Here, the focus is on cars, from Kei-class to Luxury, along with the 370Z/Fairlady Z and GT-R sports cars. The final part in the Nissan Motor Company series will examine Nissan brand crossovers, SUVs, MPVs, pick-ups, Hybrids, EVs and PHEVs.


Volkswagen Tiguan

Volkswagen head of compact cars on Tiguan Allspace, autonomous cars and individualisation

19 Apr 17 | Matthew Beecham

Continuing just-auto/QUBE's review of interior design and technology trends, we borrowed a Volkswagen Tiguan to take a closer look and got the inside story from Dr Jochen Böhle, head of product development for Volkswagen’s compact car line-up.


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Automotive leather sourcing still plentiful - Yanfeng

25 Apr 2017 | Simon Warburton

Yanfeng says it does not anticipate any shortage of leather sourcing for the automotive industry as increasing demand prompts a debate as to future sector needs.


Chinese premium demand fuels leather rise - Yanfeng

25 Apr 2017 | Simon Warburton

Interiors specialist Yanfeng, says rising demand for premium cars in China will fuel demand both for its products and the automotive leather segment.


Mitsubishi inaugurates new plant in Indonesia

25 Apr 2017 | Dave Leggett

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) has inaugurated a new manufacturing plant in Indonesia that will employ 3,000 workers and produce 160,000 units a year at full capacity.


Dutch oppose PPG's AkzoNobel takeover bid

25 Apr 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Dutch economic affairs minister Henk Kamp has repeated his opposition to a takeover of paint maker Akzo Nobel, saying he did not care that US rival, the automotive coatings maker PPG Industries, had raised its offer.


Mobileye inks new map data deal with Nissan

25 Apr 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Mobileye announced it had entered into an agreement with Nissan Motor to generate 'anonymised', crowd-sourced data to create next generation precision maps using the Israel based company's Road Experience Management (REM) data generation technology.


Toyota to announce Thai investment

25 Apr 2017 | Tony Pugliese

Toyota is expected to announce a major investment in its Thai passenger car business next month, according to local reports citing the country’s deputy prime minister Somkid Jatusripitak.

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