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POLAND: Jaguar Land Rover in talks for Eastern Europe plant - reports

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) is reportedly in talks that could result in a new manufacturing plant in Eastern Europe....

JAPAN: New Honda chief sets out vision

Honda’s new president and chief executive officer, Takahiro Hachigo, has unveiled his future vision for the company with the advancement of...

SOUTH KOREA: Domestic sales jump 11% in June

Domestic sales by South Korea’s five main automakers jumped 11.5% year on year to 135,218 units in June, from 121,221 units in the same mont...

UK: Record half year for new car sales

New car registrations in the United Kingdom rose 7% year on year in the first half of 2015 to 1,376,889 – a record half year result....

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POLAND: Jaguar Land Rover in talks for Eastern Europe plant - reports 6 Jul 2015

Dave Leggett

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) is reportedly in talks that could result in a new manufacturing plant in Eastern Europe.


JAPAN: New Honda chief sets out vision 6 Jul 2015

Chris Wright

Honda’s new president and chief executive officer, Takahiro Hachigo, has unveiled his future vision for the company with the advancement of a six region, global operation structure, including the start of production in Africa for the first time.


SOUTH KOREA: Domestic sales jump 11% in June 6 Jul 2015

Tony Pugliese

Domestic sales by South Korea’s five main automakers jumped 11.5% year on year to 135,218 units in June, from 121,221 units in the same month last year, according to data released individually by the vehicle manufacturers and compiled by just-auto.


UK: Record half year for new car sales 6 Jul 2015

Graeme Roberts

New car registrations in the United Kingdom rose 7% year on year in the first half of 2015 to 1,376,889 – a record half year result.


FRANCE: Goal of 75g CO2 achievable: Valeo R&D 6 Jul 2015

Simon Warburton

Valeo says it has the technology to reach 75g of CO2 per 100km as European regulations look to turn the screw ever tighter on vehicle fuel emissions.


UK: Honda Swindon plant to export Type R to Japan 6 Jul 2015

Graeme Roberts

Honda Motor Company CEO, Takahiro Hachigo, on Monday (6 July) said the latest British built, Civic Type R three door hatchback would be exported to Japan with the first cars reaching showrooms this autumn.


GERMANY: ZF and TRW continue local and global supply roles 6 Jul 2015

Simon Warburton

ZF TRW says it expects the newly-merged giants to continue their previous roles of working in support of domestic and worldwide supply chains as the nascent company beds down to become the globe's third largest component manufacturer.


UK: Commercial vehicle sales set half year record 6 Jul 2015

Graeme Roberts

Commercial vehicle registrations in the UK reached a record half year total of 209,515 (up 21.8% year on year) in 2015, the SMMT announced on Monday (6 July).


CHINA: Dealers thank BMW for support 6 Jul 2015

Dave Leggett

BMW's Chinese dealers have thanked the company for its support in the face of slowing market demand at a meeting in Beijing.


INDIA [updated 16:10BST]: FCA to start Jeep production 3 Jul 2015

Chris Wright

Fiat Chrysler will spend $280m to build Jeeps in India from 2017 - through an expanded joint venture with Tata Motors - becuase it wants to almost to double the SUV brand’s 1m sales in 2014 by 2018.


GERMANY: ZF TRW to 'continue direction' of affordable safety 3 Jul 2015

Simon Warburton

Newly-formed ZF TRW says it will retain the 'affordable safety' value adopted by the US supplier as huge company settles in to its position as the world's third largest component producer.


GERMANY: TRW acquisition by ZF more than 1+1=2: Peter Lake 3 Jul 2015

Simon Warburton

ZF TRW says it is looking to leverage the power of its combined operations and insists there is relatively little duplication in the new company following the acquisition by the German supplier of the American component producer.


AUSTRIA: Jaguar Land Rover signs manufacturing agreement with Magna Steyr 3 Jul 2015

Dave Leggett

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has agreed a manufacturing partnership with Magna Steyr, an operating unit of Magna International Inc, to build some future vehicles in Graz, Austria.


GERMANY: New ZF TRW supplier stresses core values 3 Jul 2015

Simon Warburton

Newly-formed ZF TRW says it will develop a common culture in time as the new mega supplier looks to capitalise on the overall worldwide recovery in the automotive sector.


CHINA: Johnson Controls forms auto interiors JV 3 Jul 2015

Graeme Roberts

Yanfeng Automotive Interiors, a joint venture between Huayu Automotive Systems (HASCO) subsidiary Yanfeng Automotive Trim Systems and Johnson Controls (JCI), has been launched.


GERMANY: BMW testing hydrogen fuel cell vehicles 3 Jul 2015

Graeme Roberts

BMW will begin testing hydrogen fuel cell vehicles this month.


CHINA: Dealers thank BMW for support 3 Jul 2015

Dave Leggett

BMW's Chinese dealers have thanked the company for its support in the face of slowing market demand at a meeting in Beijing.


UK: OnStar wins magazine technology award 3 Jul 2015

Graeme Roberts

General Motors' OnStar 'personal connectivity and service assistant', currently being launched by Vauxhall in the UK and Opel in Europe, has received an award from a top consumer magazine.


US: Nissan axes Pathfinder Hybrid - reports 3 Jul 2015

Graeme Roberts

Nissan has axed the Pathfinder Hybrid in the US.


GERMANY: Ford’s ‘significantly enhanced’ EcoSport on sale in Europe 3 Jul 2015

Graeme Roberts

What Ford is billing a 'significantly enhanced', updated EcoSport B-SUV is now available to order in Europe.


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