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Takata to recall 35m-40m more airbags in US

Takata said in a statement it had agreed to initiate future expanded recalls covering all non-desiccated frontal airbag inflators containing...

A claimed Ford first - 10-speed automatic for 2017 F-150

Ford said its 2017 F-150 pickup truck line, produced in multiple assembly plants primarily for North America, will have more torque and bett...

"Collective holiday" for Renault Russia plant

Renault Russia's Moscow factory is to scale back production for one week as the market continues to face huge challenges related to plunging...

RHD UK Ford Edge prospects go large on pricey Sports

Ford of Britain said over 60,000 prospective buyers have configured a Canadian-made Edge since January 2016 while right-hand-drive productio...

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Takata to recall 35m-40m more airbags in US 5 May 2016

Graeme Roberts

Takata said in a statement it had agreed to initiate future expanded recalls covering all non-desiccated frontal airbag inflators containing phase-stabilised ammonium nitrate (PSAN) in the US not covered by previous recalls. The estimated tally is 35m-40m.


A claimed Ford first - 10-speed automatic for 2017 F-150 5 May 2016

Graeme Roberts

Ford said its 2017 F-150 pickup truck line, produced in multiple assembly plants primarily for North America, will have more torque and better from a second generation, 3.5-litre EcoBoost V6 engine and 10-speed transmission.


"Collective holiday" for Renault Russia plant 5 May 2016

Simon Warburton

Renault Russia's Moscow factory is to scale back production for one week as the market continues to face huge challenges related to plunging consumer confidence.


RHD UK Ford Edge prospects go large on pricey Sports 5 May 2016

Graeme Roberts

Ford of Britain said over 60,000 prospective buyers have configured a Canadian-made Edge since January 2016 while right-hand-drive production has just begun.


Tesla advances build plan by 2 years 5 May 2016

Dave Leggett

Tesla has said it is bringing its build program forward by two years to accommodate higher orders for the Model 3 and raise overall volume to 500,000 units a year.


French government insists on slashing Renault CEO’s pay 5 May 2016

Graeme Roberts

Following the shareholders vote against Renault CEO Carlos Ghosn's EUR7.2m (US$8.3m) remuneration, French economy minister Emmanuel Macron said that the country would insist on reducing the payout.


Ford takes a stake in the cloud 5 May 2016

Graeme Roberts

Ford on Thursday said it had invested in Pivotal, a cloud-based software platform company headquartered in San Francisco, to further enhance its software development capabilities and deliver innovations to customers more quickly.


Inteva begins roof parts production at new factory in Romania 5 May 2016

Graeme Roberts

Inteva Products has begun production in a new facility in Oradea, Romania. The new site produces roof system components for European customers and currently employs 150 people, with plans for additional growth. This is the supplier's second site in Romania, expanding the footprint it already has in that and other eastern Europe countries.


Continental Q1 2016 operating profit up 6% 5 May 2016

Graeme Roberts

Continental said it had boosted first quarter 2016 sales by 3% year-on-year to EUR9.85bn. Net income rose 12% to EUR734m and earnings per share to EUR3.67 from EUR3.28.


Hankook expands OE tyre supply to Nissan 5 May 2016

Graeme Roberts

Hankook Tyre announced it was supplying its highway all-season Dynapro HT tyres in sizes P265/70R16T and P265/60R18T, and aggressive all-terrain Dynapro AT-M in size P265/75R16T for the Nissan Frontier.


Kumho supplies tyres for Chrysler Pacifica 5 May 2016

Graeme Roberts

Kumho Tyre announced it is supplying original equipment (OE) tyres for the redesigned 2017 Chrysler Pacifica minivan that replaces the Dodge Caravan and Chrysler Town & Country (Grand Voyager for export).


Ford China April 2016 sales down 11% 5 May 2016

Graeme Roberts

Ford’s year-to-date sales in China have increased 7% from 2015 with 391,294 vehicles sold. In April, the automaker sold 82,324 vehicles, down 11% year on year.


Ford develops mobile aeroacoustic wind tunnel 5 May 2016

Graeme Roberts

Ford has developed what it claims is the world’s first fully mobile aeroacoustic wind tunnel, an innovative, patent-pending test system that allows for sources of unwanted wind noise in early production vehicles to be identified faster and solutions developed sooner. Customers receive cars designed with a quiet interior essential to delivering a refined vehicle experience. 


VW Chattanooga starts mid-size SUV test production 5 May 2016

Graeme Roberts

Volkswagen's US factory in Chattanooga, Tennessee, has reached an early production milestone with the completion of the first assembled metal test body for the upcoming midsize SUV.


Meritor Q2 2016 operating income shrinks a little 5 May 2016

Graeme Roberts

Meritor announced second fiscal quarter (to 31 March 2016) sales of US$821m, down 5% year on year. Operating income was $33m versus $39m and adjusted EBITDA was $81m, compared to $87m. Adjusted EBITDA margin was 9.9% versus 10.1%.


PSA France builds 1m Euro 6 BlueHDi engines 5 May 2016

Graeme Roberts

The millionth Euro 6 BlueHDi diesel engine rolled off the assembly line at Tremery, in the Moselle region of France this week.


Volvo Cars swings to profit in Q1 4 May 2016

Dave Leggett

Geely-owned Volvo Cars has posted Q1 earnings gains boosted by strong sales of its recently launched and high margin XC90.


SUVs drive moderate March growth across Europe 4 May 2016

Graeme Roberts

March 2016 was another positive month for European new car registrations, ending a strong first quarter which saw sales of 3.93m units, up by 8.1% year on year, according to analysis by JATO Dynamics. Although volumes grew at a slower rate (+5.6%) than recorded in February 2016 (+13.8%), positive results in 23 of the 29 markets analysed meant growth continued. YTD figures showed gains in 26 markets, with 16 of them posting double-digit growth. The March SAAR was 14.98m units.


Google self-driving car project and FCA to collaborate 4 May 2016

Graeme Roberts

The Google Self-Driving Car Project and FCA have announced a claimed first-of-its-kind collaboration to integrate Google's self-driving technology into redesigned 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivans to expand Google's existing self-driving test programme. This is the first time Google has worked directly with an automaker to integrate its self-driving system, including its sensors and software, into a passenger vehicle.


Delphi Q1 results beat expectations 4 May 2016

Dave Leggett

Delphi has reported first quarter results that beat Wall Street analyst expectations as revenues grew 7% on strong vehicle production schedules in its major operating regions.


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