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Will Geely take control of Proton?

13 Feb 2017 | Tony Pugliese

Shares in Proton Holding’s main shareholder, DRB-Hicom Bhd, rose to a three-month high last week as speculation mounted that China’s Geely A...

ASEAN REPORT - Vehicle sales up 4.2% in 2016

1 Feb 2017 | Tony Pugliese

New vehicle sales in southeast Asia’s six largest markets are estimated to have risen by 4.7% to 947,241 units in the fourth quarter of 2016...

Trump and Putin to trigger Russia stagnation thaw?

27 Jan 2017 | Simon Warburton

A whirling dervish of supposed Kremlin spies, honeytraps, MI6 agents and double bluffs defined a week eerily reminiscent of Cold War days, b...

Why RSM Samsung matters to Groupe Renault globally

11 Jan 2017 | Glenn Brooks

Alpine and Dacia were the first marques for a new series concerning Groupe Renault. Future model plans for RSM's Samsung brand make up this,...

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Hyundai-Kia design chief's design philosophy

18 Oct 2016 | Roger Stansfield

There is a corner of the Korean auto industry which, if not forever German, is taking on an increasingly strong Teutonic influence. just-auto catches up with Hyundai-Kia design chief Peter Schreyer and his colleagues.

Why hydrogen is coming, according to Kia

3 Dec 2015 | Roger Stansfield

"In future, all energy will come as electricity." Those words are not from some environmental activist or soundbite politician, but from a senior figure within the auto industry, which perhaps makes them all the more surprising.

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FAW and Dongfeng in advanced R&D alliance

21 Feb 2017 | Tony Pugliese

China’s FAW Group Corporation and Dongfeng Motor have signed an agreement to set up a jointly-owned R&D centre focused on the development of advanced technologies such as fuel cells, smart connectivity and lightweight materials.

Kiekert to open new JV door-closure systems plant

21 Feb 2017 | Dave Leggett

Kiekert AG, a specialist in automotive locking systems, is opening a new joint-venture facility to produce door-closure systems in South Korea with KwangJin Sanggong Company. 

Hyundai Mobis joins Auto-ISAC

21 Feb 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

Hyundai Mobis joins the global alliance for a coordinated response to cyber threats, such as hacking, in the age of connected cars and smart cars.

Honda targets strong growth in Malaysia

20 Feb 2017 | Tony Pugliese

Honda Malaysia plans to introduce four new models this year to help lift domestic sales to over 100,000 units, according to CEO Katsuto Hayashi.

Tata Motors/Microsoft ink strategic agreement

20 Feb 2017 | Dave Leggett

Tata Motors and Microsoft India have announced a strategic agreement to 'redefine connected and personalised driving experiences for Indian customers'.

Mitsubishi Philippines begins Mirage G4 production

20 Feb 2017 | Dave Leggett

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) has announced that production of the Mirage G4 (Philippine market name; Attrage in some other markets) has started at the vehicle assembly plant of Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corporation (MMPC).

Chinese Audi dealers demand US$4bn to cover losses

17 Feb 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Audi dealers in China are demanding CNY28bn yuan ($4bn) to cover losses over the past three years that they blame on the automaker adding too many distributors, potentially worsening a sales decline that saw BMW and Mercedes-Benz overtake the luxury brand last month, Bloomberg reported.

Yet another facelift for nine-year old Citroën C5

17 Feb 2017 | Glenn Brooks

Another world premiere for April's Auto Shanghai 2017 has been been added to's debuts list. Astonishingly, the poor selling Citroën C5 is to be given yet another facelift.

GKN and SDS commence AWD Disconnect production

16 Feb 2017 | Graeme Roberts

GKN Driveline’s Chinese joint venture partner SDS has commenced production of its complete all-wheel drive (AWD) Disconnect system for small to medium-sized vehicles in China.

Great Wall to launch premium brand SUVs

16 Feb 2017 | Tony Pugliese

China’s leading SUV manufacturer, Great Wall Motor, plans to launch a new high-end SUV brand later this year to help drive sales of premium models.

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