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A spokesman for Volvo Cars has confirmed to just-auto that production of the S60 has just ended at Torslanda. The D segment sedan has for so...
Volkswagen is to slash investment spending by EUR1bn a year, change diesel emissions control technology and launch an electric Phaeton flags...
Transport for London (TfL), the body that oversees integrated transport services in the UK capital, has confirmed it is one of the first cus...
Plastic Omnium says new plants starting production will allow it it cope with expected global demand in the next five years....
A spokesman for Volvo Cars has confirmed to just-auto that production of the S60 has just ended at Torslanda. The D segment sedan has for some years been made at both Ghent and the suburban Gothenburg facility but all production outside China is now in Belgium.
Volkswagen is to slash investment spending by EUR1bn a year, change diesel emissions control technology and launch an electric Phaeton flagship, the brand's management board announced on Tuesday.
Transport for London (TfL), the body that oversees integrated transport services in the UK capital, has confirmed it is one of the first customers for Toyota's hydrogen fuel cell powered Mirai sedan. Other early buyers are private car service Greentomatocars and hydrogen energy system manufacturer ITM Power.
Jatco has announced that it has jointly developed with Nissan Motor the Jatco CVT7 W/R, a new CVT (continuously variable transmission) for front-wheel-drive compact vehicles designed to enhance fuel efficiency.
Audi has started production in Curitiba in the Brazilian federal state of Parana. This latest of 13 assembly factories worldwide is the first in South America.
A world premiere for January's 2016 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) has been announced by Volvo Cars.
For the fourth time this year, Brazilian automakers association Anfavea has reviewed home market sales, production and export forecasts. In December last year it predicted zero growth for sales this year, then 13% and 21% declines.
Former Volkswagen Group CEO Martin Winterkorn, who quit last month, will step down from his remaining posts related to the company, the Sueddeutsche Zeitung newspaper and TV stations NDR and WDR reported, without citing sources. The resignations are expected in the coming days, as soon as a few remaining formalities have been dealt with, they said, according to Reuters.
General Motors India has shipped the first 3,000 left hand drive Chevrolet Beats to Mexico. The vehicles have left Mumbai and are expected to arrive in Mexico within eight weeks with sales commencing in December 2015.
China is introducing measures to encourage the adoption of electric vehicles and other 'new-energy' vehicles in the country, including regulations designed to accelerate the roll out of recharging infrastructure nationwide. The government wants the country to have a recharging infrastructure in place to support the use of 5m electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles by 2020.
The BMW Group achieved its best ever September result last month as deliveries of BMW, Mini and Rolls-Royce brand vehicles rose 7.8% year on year to 215,413 for the month. Year to date sales rose 7.5% to a record 1,644,810.
Six industrial companies - Air Liquide, Daimler, Linde, OMV, Shell and Total - have formed a cross-sector joint venture, H2 Mobility Deutschland. The creation of the limited partnership paves the way for a staged expansion of hydrogen (H2) filling stations across Germany, which will bring the total to around 400 by 2023.
Nissan Europe is launching the redesigned Navara pickup truck line at its Barcelona plant.
Hitachi Automotive Systems said it had started to supply Nissan Motor with the high-output lithium-ion battery pack used in the Murano Hybrid launched in August in China.
Faurecia and Beijing WKW Automotive Parts have signed a 50/50 joint-venture agreement to create an entity named Beijing WKW-FAD Automotive Interior Parts (BWKWFAD). Beijing WKW Automotive Parts is a major supplier of vehicle interior aluminium decoration in China.
Kongsberg Automotive has been awarded a 10 year agreement with a European premium automaker for the global supply of front seat heating and ventilation for mid-size luxury vehicles. The contract is worth an estimated EUR76.2m (US$86.6m) over its lifetime, and production is scheduled to start in the first quarter of 2018 in Pruszkow, Poland.
Plastic Omnium says new plants starting production will allow it it cope with expected global demand in the next five years.
Ford announced on Monday it would spend CNY11.4bn (US$1.8bn) on research and development in China by 2020. It said it would "significantly build up its research and development capabilities in the country" - especially at its Nanjing Research and Engineering Center (REC) - and develop more vehicles in China, for China.
Saint-Gobain says it is seeing real potential in emerging markets such as India, where its focus on weight and noise reduction are key business opportunities.
FCA's Fiat has revived the Tipo nameplate for the three-box sedan revealed in May at the Istanbul Motor Show as the first chapter of its 'Fiat Ægea' Project. Sales of the car will start in Italy in December and be gradually extended to the other EMEA region countries, though not the UK, as we reported last week. The Tipo badge will be used in all markets except Turkey.
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