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UK: Jaguar Land Rover opens engine production centre

Tata owned Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has officially opened its new "Engine Manufacturing Centre" in the English West Midlands....

SAO PAULO SHOW: World premieres

The media preview days of the 2014 São Paulo Motor Show were 28 & 29 October. Here follows a list of vehicle and concept global debuts....

CHINA: Lifecycle & body extension for Infiniti QX50

An Infiniti spokesman has told just-auto.com that the aged QX50 crossover will not be replaced "in the near future". This follows the recent...

BRAZIL: VW launches Cross Up, will produce Jetta locally

Media and car enthusiasts visiting the São Paulo Auto Show (media days were Tuesday 28 and Wednesday 29 October) will see evidence of Volksw...

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US: NHTSA ramps it up with Takata over airbags 31 Oct 2014

Dave Leggett

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has sent a special order to TK Holdings, Takata's American unit, asking for documents related to the defective airbags.


UK: Jaguar Land Rover opens engine production centre 31 Oct 2014

Dave Leggett

Tata owned Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has officially opened its new "Engine Manufacturing Centre" in the English West Midlands.


CZECH REPUBLIC: Skoda deliveries up 13% this year 31 Oct 2014

Dave Leggett

Skoda says that deliveries of its vehicles so far this year (to the end of September) are up 13% to 774,100 vehicles.


UK: Honda opens 'first commercial scale green hydrogen refuelling facility' 31 Oct 2014

Dave Leggett

A consortium of businesses including BOC and Honda have joined the Swindon mayor Cllr Teresa Page, and other dignitaries at a ceremony to mark the official launch of the UK's first commercial scale solar-powered hydrogen production and refuelling facility.


JAPAN: Denso books H1 net sales of US$18.9bn 31 Oct 2014

Simon Warburton

Denso has posted first half net sales totalling JPY2.07bn (US$18.9bn), a 4.2% rise, while consolidated operating income was JPY161.3bn (US$1.5bn), a 16.1% decrease from the previous year.


US: TE Connectivity books full-year US$14bn net sales 31 Oct 2014

Simon Warburton

TE Connectivity says full-year net sales were US$13.9bn, up 5% on an actual and organic basis versus the prior year, while fourth quarter net sales increased to US$3.58bn.


UK: Johnson Matthey to acquire Clariant battery materials business 31 Oct 2014

Simon Warburton

Johnson Matthey says it has entered into an agreement to acquire the battery materials business of Clariant for US$75m.


US: BorgWarner posts Q3 net sales up 13% to US$2.03bn 31 Oct 2014

Simon Warburton

BorgWarner has booked third quarter net sales of US$2.03bn, up 13%, while operating income was US$238m.


NORWAY: Norsk Hydro posts US$223m Q3 EBIT 31 Oct 2014

Simon Warburton

Norsk Hydro ASA's underlying earnings before financial items and tax (EBIT) rose to NOK1.5bn (US$223m) in the third quarter from NOK544m in the second quarter.


SWITZERLAND: Oerlikon Group sales grow 26% to US$913m 31 Oct 2014

Simon Warburton

Oerlikon says Group sales grew 26% to CHF877m (US$913m), with order intake up 19% to CHF845m.


NORWAY: Kongsberg secures major OEM EUR17m manual shifter contract 31 Oct 2014

Simon Warburton

Kongsberg Automotive (KA) says it has received nomination from a major - unnamed - European OEM for supply of the complete manual gear shifter system.


BELGIUM: Europe-wide mandate for ESP on cars & LCVs 30 Oct 2014

Glenn Brooks

From 1 November, all cars and light commercial vehicles registered in European Union member states, with a GVW of fewer than 3.5 tonnes, must have ESP as standard equipment. The regulation will take effect for all other vehicles on 1 November 2015.


SAO PAULO SHOW: World premieres 30 Oct 2014

Glenn Brooks

The media preview days of the 2014 São Paulo Motor Show were 28 & 29 October. Here follows a list of vehicle and concept global debuts.


CHINA: Lifecycle & body extension for Infiniti QX50 30 Oct 2014

Glenn Brooks

An Infiniti spokesman has told just-auto.com that the aged QX50 crossover will not be replaced "in the near future". This follows the recent introduction of a made-in-China version of the now seven-year old model.


CHINA: BYD posts 26% drop in Q3 profit 30 Oct 2014

Dave Leggett

Chinese vehicle maker BYD has posted a 26% drop in its third quarter profit (at 22.8 million yuan) and forecast that full-year 2014 profit could be down by over 20%.


CHINA: LG Chem starts work on Nanjing EV battery plant 30 Oct 2014

Dave Leggett

LG Chem has held a ground breaking ceremony for the construction of electric-car battery plant in Nanjing, China, to meet what it describes as "growing demand in the world's biggest car market"


GUANGZHOU DEBUTS: Infiniti QX50L (LWB & facelift) 30 Oct 2014

Glenn Brooks

Various world premieres for the November 2014 Guangzhou motor show have been announced. Ongoing updates are being made to the list ahead of the media preview days.


US: Visteon concept for HMI uses eye movement 30 Oct 2014

Dave Leggett

Visteon has developed a Human Machine Interface (HMI) concept based on eye movement.


INDONESIA: Low Cost Green Cars to be 'game changer' in Indonesia - analyst 30 Oct 2014

Dave Leggett

The low cost green cars (LCGC) policy is set to be a game changer for the Indonesian automotive market, according to the analysts at Frost & Sullivan.


LA DEBUTS: Porsche Panamera Exclusive Series 30 Oct 2014

Glenn Brooks

Various world premieres for the 2014 LA international auto show have been announced, and others will follow. Ongoing updates are being made to the list ahead of the 18 & 19 November media preview days.


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