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Volkswagen planning five I.D. electric cars - report

23 Jun 2017 | Glenn Brooks

A Dutch website has published what appears to be a Volkswagen presentation which details plans for the I.D. range of electric cars. Accordin...


New Nissan Leaf EV will have ProPilot Assist

23 Jun 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Nissan has released an image of its upcoming, redesigned all-electric Leaf's instrument cluster showing ProPilot Assist technology, its new...


Takata to file for bankruptcy Monday - report

22 Jun 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Takata will seek bankruptcy protection from creditors on Monday, two news agency sources said, as the airbag supplier faces billions of doll...


EU fines for Automotive Lighting and Hella over cartel - Valeo let off

22 Jun 2017 | Dave Leggett

The EU's European Commission has fined Automotive Lighting and Hella a total of EUR26.7m for participating in an automotive lighting cartel,...

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Volkswagen planning five I.D. electric cars - report

23 Jun 2017 | Glenn Brooks

A Dutch website has published what appears to be a Volkswagen presentation which details plans for the I.D. range of electric cars. According to a slide, there will be five EVs for various regions between 2019 and 2022.


New Nissan Leaf EV will have ProPilot Assist

23 Jun 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Nissan has released an image of its upcoming, redesigned all-electric Leaf's instrument cluster showing ProPilot Assist technology, its new driver-assistance technology claimed to reduce "the hassle of stop-and-go highway driving".


Daimler powertrain workers want EV assurances

23 Jun 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Electrification plans for upcoming new vehicle models are causing some industrial niggle at a Daimler powertrain plant.


Japanese OEMs line up to support Takata

23 Jun 2017 | Dave Leggett

As embattled Takata faces bankruptcy, Toyota, Nissan and Honda are among OEMs who will continue to support the company following a bankruptcy that could come as early as Monday (26 June).


Tesla eyeing Shanghai for new assembly plant - report

23 Jun 2017 | Dave Leggett

Tesla is considering a location in the Shanghai area for a plant to serve the Chinese market, according to reports.


ZF and Hella to partner on sensors

23 Jun 2017 | Graeme Roberts

ZF and Hella announced they would partner on sensor technology, particularly for front camera systems, imaging and radar systems.


Geely acquires Proton stake and all of Lotus

23 Jun 2017 | Graeme Roberts

DRB-Hicom Berhad has signed an agreement for China’s Zhejiang Geely Holding Group (ZGH) to take a 49.9% equity in Malaysian carmaker Proton Holdings Berhad (Proton). DRB also sold its entire stake in Lotus Advance Technology to ZGH and Etika Automotive. The signing came 30 days after both parties signed a heads of agreement on the deal in Putrajaya.


Kia does RHD Stinger testing in UK ahead of launch

23 Jun 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Kia said right hand drive versions of its upcoming Stinger 'grand turismo'  have also undergone a further level of dynamic testing in the UK to optimise steering and suspension components for export markets such as the UK and Australia before the car's release.


VW to buy back European diesels in specific cases

23 Jun 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Volkswagen has agreed to buy back diesel cars equipped with illicit emissions control software after deciding not to appeal a German court ruling backing plaintiffs' calls for compensation, a media report said.


Ford recalls Indian made cars in South Africa

23 Jun 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Ford is recalling nearly 16,000 Indian made Ikon and Figo models in South Africa due to a potential fire risk, a media report said on Friday.


just-auto Plus only VW announces top management changes

23 Jun 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

Otto Wachs (60), CEO and managing director of Autostadt GmbH, is leaving the Group in mutual respect and on the most cordial terms after...


just-auto Plus only ZF develops integrated electric drive another step towards zero emissions

23 Jun 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

ZF's Vision Zero Vehicle is helping to set the course for an accident-free and zero local emissions future. The vehicle features a 150...


Takata to file for bankruptcy Monday - report

22 Jun 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Takata will seek bankruptcy protection from creditors on Monday, two news agency sources said, as the airbag supplier faces billions of dollars in liabilities stemming from the biggest recall in automotive history.


EU fines for Automotive Lighting and Hella over cartel - Valeo let off

22 Jun 2017 | Dave Leggett

The EU's European Commission has fined Automotive Lighting and Hella a total of EUR26.7m for participating in an automotive lighting cartel, in breach of EU antitrust rules. Valeo was alsio in the cartel, but not fined because it revealed the cartel to the Commission.


Honda India to export diesel engines

22 Jun 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Honda Cars India will for the first time export the fully assembled 1.6-litre diesel engine from its Tapukara plant in Rajasthan. Exports start from July.


Nissan-Renault plan driverless ride-hailing service

22 Jun 2017 | Dave Leggett

Nissan and Renault plan to launch driverless ride-hailing and ride-sharing services over the next decade, according to a Reuters report.


WannaCry virus stops Honda plant for a day

22 Jun 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Honda Motor said it halted production at a domestic vehicle plant for a day this week after finding the WannaCry ransomware that struck globally last month in its computer network.


New vehicle initial quality is best ever - JD Power

22 Jun 2017 | Graeme Roberts

New vehicle quality is at its highest level ever, improving a significant 8% from last year, according to the JD Power 2017 US Initial Quality Study.


Magna announces Lincoln Continental supply deals

22 Jun 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Magna said it had received a special Lincoln Luxury World Excellence Award from Ford for its supply deals for the new Continental.


Peugeot returns to African pickup truck market

22 Jun 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Peugeot is returning to the African pickup truck market with a double cab model apparently sourced from China.

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