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JAPAN: Honda to expand capacity in India

Honda Cars India (HCIL), Honda Motor’s automobile production and sales subsidiary in India will expand its second car production plant, the...

BELGIUM: Russia still there long term: CLEPA

Russia presents "more questions than answers" at the moment says European supplier association, CLEPA, but despite undoubted challenges, the...

GERMANY: Next Mercedes target: one-tonne trucks

Daimler's Mercedes-Benz plans to follow rival Volkswagen into the one tonne pickup truck segment by the end of the decade but not in North A...

BELGIUM: 'No resting on laurels' as EC mulls stricter environmental targets

Work has started in the European Commission (EC) to mull even stricter environmental goals as the relentless drive to cut CO2 emissions cont...

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JAPAN: Honda to expand capacity in India 27 Mar 2015

Graeme Roberts

Honda Cars India (HCIL), Honda Motor’s automobile production and sales subsidiary in India will expand its second car production plant, the parent company in Japan announced on Friday.


BELGIUM: Russia still there long term: CLEPA 27 Mar 2015

Simon Warburton

Russia presents "more questions than answers" at the moment says European supplier association, CLEPA, but despite undoubted challenges, the market is one for the long term.


GERMANY: Next Mercedes target: one-tonne trucks 27 Mar 2015

Graeme Roberts

Daimler's Mercedes-Benz plans to follow rival Volkswagen into the one tonne pickup truck segment by the end of the decade but not in North America or Asia, at least initially.


BELGIUM: 'No resting on laurels' as EC mulls stricter environmental targets 27 Mar 2015

Simon Warburton

Work has started in the European Commission (EC) to mull even stricter environmental goals as the relentless drive to cut CO2 emissions continues.


UK: Car sharing won't replace car ownership - BMW 27 Mar 2015

Dave Leggett

BMW Group's head of sustainability communications, Glenn Schmidt, has told just-auto that emerging business models in areas such as car sharing will work alongside the continuing desire of consumers to own cars.


NEW YORK DEBUTS LIST: 2016 Scion iA added 27 Mar 2015

Glenn Brooks

Toyota Motor Sales USA has revealed the model name for Scion's small Mazda-based sedan.


BRAZIL: Mahindra throws in the towel 27 Mar 2015

Fernando Calmon

After fruitless attempts to boost its low sales of utilities and pickup trucks in Brazil, Mahindra’s import, assembly and sales agent Bramont has closed its its assembly line in Manaus, capital of the state of Amazonas, 4,000km/2,500mi north of São Paulo City.


JAPAN: Toyota sets one in two hybrid course 27 Mar 2015

Graeme Roberts

Toyota plans to increase the production of hybrid vehicles in Japan in order so that by 2016 every second car sold locally is a hybrid.


US: UAW hails government Alcoa US$259m conditional loan 27 Mar 2015

Simon Warburton

America's UAW labour body is welcoming the US government's decision to make a conditional commitment for a US$259m loan to Alcoa.


MEXICO: Kia Motors car output plans revealed 27 Mar 2015

Graeme Roberts

Kia Motors plans to manufacture the Forte compact and an unnamed small car at its first plant in Mexico, in Nuevo Leon.


CHINA: China Automotive Systems net profit up in 2014 27 Mar 2015

Graeme Roberts

China Automotive Systems' net sales for full year 2014 were up 56.47% to US$11.82m compared with $7.56m in 2013.


UK: Consortium to develop zero emission light commercials 27 Mar 2015

Graeme Roberts

Millbrook, the former Vauxhall proving ground operation that is now an independent test and technology centre, said it was joining a UK industry consortium to develop a new class of zero-emission, light commercial vehicle (LCV).


SMMTCONNECT: Connected cars could give huge boost to the economy - SMMT 26 Mar 2015

Chris Wright

Research commissioned by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) has found the development of connected and autonomous vehicles will help generate 320,000 jobs in the country as well as delivering other benefits to the economy.


UK: Tata's Jaguar Land Rover announces GBP 600m plant and R&D spend 26 Mar 2015

Graeme Roberts

Tata Motors' Jaguar Land Rover has announced a GBP600m plant and R&D spend in central England where it is based.


EXCLUSIVE: Renault replacing Laguna & Latitude with one model 26 Mar 2015

Glenn Brooks

A spokesman for Renault has told just-auto that "a D segment sedan and wagon" range will replace the current Laguna and Latitude/Safrane models. There will not be a successor for the Laguna coupe.


INDIA: Ford opens Sanand car and engine plants 26 Mar 2015

Graeme Roberts

Ford India has officially opened its new vehicle and engine manufacturing facility in Sanand, Gujarat.


BELGIUM: Gestamp uses economic crisis to thrive 26 Mar 2015

Simon Warburton

Spanish supplier, Gestamp, says it has used the economic crisis of the past few years to diversify its portfolio and post significantly improved revenue.


CHINA: BMW to increase localisation 26 Mar 2015

Graeme Roberts

BMW plans to step up component localisation in China and will launch six more models specifically designed for the market in the next few years. It already makes special long wheelbase models there.


SMMTCONNECT: Carmakers moving beyond traditional dialogue - Ford 26 Mar 2015

Chris Wright

Carmakers are increasingly talking to different industry sectors, governments and organisations, moving beyond their traditional tier one suppliers as connected and autonomous cars become a reality.


BELGIUM: Certain Europe consolidation necessary: CLEPA 26 Mar 2015

Simon Warburton

European automotive supplier body, CLEPA says a certain amount of consolidation in the component sector is necessary as the segment recovers after the deep recession of the past few years.


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