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JLR has invested heavily in training ahead of the start of Brazilian assembly in 2016THE WEEK THAT WAS: Range Rover Evoque build in Brazil 9 Oct 15

Graeme Roberts

We'll permit ourselves a small 'told you so' this week after Jaguar Land Rover finally confirmed it would build the Range Rover Evoque in Brazil from early 2016, as well as the previously confirmed Land Rover Discovery Sport - which Our Man in Brazil first reported last May. JLR had said earlier it would only do 'new' models at the plant, but our sources said otherwise, and it makes sense to do the country's top selling JLR model locally as it (a) gets the price down, increases supply and frees up capacity at the Halewood, England, mother ship. And the high local content encouraged in Brazil allows local variation to suit market needs. JLR also now makes the Evoque at a joint venture in China (again, this gets the price down in a tax-protected market) and also assembles some models in India (ditto). All of which frees up UK capacity.

CX-3 went on sale across Europe from June, with almost 10,000 units sold in the region during Q3ANALYSIS: Forget Volkswagen, Mazda is the big news in Germany 9 Oct 15

Glenn Brooks

It has no rich parent; no manufacturing plant in Europe; sells no hybrids, EVs or PHEVs. Plus, a new roadster has just been added to the model range of this non-premium brand. A recipe for disaster, then. Not at all: Mazda is outselling Toyota, Peugeot and Fiat in Germany. And, it's closing on Nissan.

Q&A: Tedrive Steering Systems on lightweighting, autonomous driving and ambitions to crack the Chinese steering market 9 Oct 15

Matthew Beecham

Continuing just-auto's series of interviews with tier one suppliers at the 2015 IAA, Matthew Beecham met with Peter Heimbrock, Director Engineering Tedrive Steering Systems GmbH to learn about its steering innovations and ambitions to grow business in China.

Q&A: Hella on tomorrow’s ADAS cameras and sensors 8 Oct 15

Matthew Beecham

Continuing just-auto’s series of interviews with tier one suppliers at the 2015 IAA, Matthew Beecham met with Dr Christian Amsel, Member of the Executive Board, Business Division Electronics, Hella to enquire about tomorrow’s advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) cameras and sensors.

382kW/520PS 4.0-litre turbo V8 accelerates the S8 from 0 to 100 km/h (62.1 mph) in 4.1 secondsVEHICLE ANALYSIS: Audi S8 & future models 7 Oct 15

Glenn Brooks

Suddenly, the full-sized luxury sedan segment is roaring back to life. Forget the economic stalling in some parts of the world and instead see what's happening in the US, in Europe, in India, in Japan - luxury limousines are big business again, and Audi is ready to take on the S-Class and the new BMW 7er with a revised A8 and S8 range, including the new S8 plus.

Ben Patel, Tim JacksonQ&A: Tenneco on emission technologies and multi-function sensors 7 Oct 15

Matthew Beecham

Continuing just-auto's series of interviews with tier one suppliers at the 2015 IAA show, Matthew Beecham talked to Tim Jackson, Executive Vice President Technology, Strategy and Business Development, Tenneco Inc and Ben Patel, Vice President, Clean Air, Global Research and Development and Systems Integration, Tenneco Inc.

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