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ANALYSIS - Diesel & hybrid to come for Honda Civic

24 Apr 2017 | Glenn Brooks

The 2SV series Civic currently being rolled out across European markets is a crucial car for Honda Motor Europe. The division saw its region...


ANALYSIS - 2017 Lexus IS 300h

21 Apr 2017 | Glenn Brooks

The IS hybrid is one of those cars you don't often see, especially in the UK, which is a pity, as the IS 300h deserves to be far more popula...


ANALYSIS - Nissan future models part 1

20 Apr 2017 | Glenn Brooks

This is the first of two features which looks at the future models of the Nissan brand. Here, the focus is on cars, from Kei-class to Luxury...


Japanese automakers strengthen grip on SE Asia

4 Apr 2017 | Tony Pugliese

The Japanese auto industry maintained its strong grip on the vehicle markets of southeast Asia last year, according to exclusive data provid...


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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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GM steps up China electric/hybrid launch plan

24 Apr 2017 | Tony Pugliese

General Motors plans to launch at least 10 electric (EV) and plug-in hybrid vehicle models in China by 2020, company officials told reporters at the Shanghai motor show.


Hyundai Motor exec visits crisis-hit China JV ops

24 Apr 2017 | Dave Leggett

Hyundai Motor Vice Chairman Chung Eui-sun is reportedly heading to China for a market inspection following the carmaker's large sales reversals after a diplomatic dispute has hit Chinese demand for Korean goods, including cars.


Go Auto and Great Wall to build plant in Malaysia

24 Apr 2017 | Tony Pugliese

Malaysia’s Go Auto Group plans to spend MYR2bn (US$455m) on a plant in Gurun in Malaysia’s Kedah state by 2021 with its Chinese partner Great Wall Motors.


MMC plans engine plant in China

24 Apr 2017 | Dave Leggett

Mitsubishi Motors (MMC) is planning a new plant in China to supply engines for locally built Outlander sport utility vehicles.


2017 Auto Shanghai motor show world premieres

24 Apr 2017 | Glenn Brooks

Auto Shanghai 2017 did not disappoint, with a vast number of concept, prototype and production model world debuts. The most important vehicle premiere will probably prove to be the Wuling Hong Guang S3, this being the first SUV for the number one brand in the world's largest market.


Korean regulator targets importer practices

24 Apr 2017 | Dave Leggett

South Korea's antitrust regulator wants local units of foreign cars and dealerships to revise their 'unfair policies' on refund and maintenance services to their customers.


Visteon wins Dongfeng cockpit controller deal

21 Apr 2017 | Graeme Roberts

China's second largest vehicle manufacturer, Dongfeng Motor, has chosen Visteon's SmartCore cockpit domain controller technology for a future domestic light vehicle programme. This will be the first SmartCore application in China.


Yokohama Geolandar tyres for Mazda CX-5

21 Apr 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Yokohama Rubber said its Geolandar G98 tyre has been adopted as original equipment on Mazda's redesigned CX-5 crossover SUV. The model uses the 225/65R17 102V size.


China premium car market growth ahead - Audi

20 Apr 2017 | Dave Leggett

China's premium car market will grow by around half over the next decade, according to remarks made in Shanghai by Audi CEO Rupert Stadler.


Porsche eyes electrification for power, emissions

20 Apr 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Porsche reportedly is looking to expand its range of electric powered vehicles to add power and adapt to Chinese emissions restrictions that are expected to become the world's toughest.



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