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PSA eyes Opel - the week

17 Feb 2017 | Graeme Roberts

It would be fair to say la merde a frappé le ventilateur when news broke - on Valentines Day, no less, that Opel was on the block. Again. Wi...

ANALYSIS - Citroën future models

16 Feb 2017 | Glenn Brooks

This is the second feature in a five-part series which examines the current and future models for PSA Group's passenger car brands. Followin...

Has GM finally lost patience with Europe?

14 Feb 2017 | Dave Leggett

PSA Peugeot Citroen has confirmed that it is in talks over the possible acquisition of General Motors' European business unit that operates...

The week - some JLR engines go walkies

10 Feb 2017 | Graeme Roberts

The most-read story on just-auto this week is an embarrassing one for the automaker concerned - the theft of an unspecified number of engine...

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VW Car-Net – an ecosystem of connected services

16 Feb 2017 | Matthew Beecham

Volkswagen’s Car-Net platform provides a variety of in-vehicle internet-based services, including remote vehicle access, roadside assistance, diagnostics and maintenance, and the ability to set speed and boundary alerts. To find out more, we caught up with Dr Marcus Heitmann, general manager for Volkswagen Car-Net.

Adient on lighter, customised autonomous car seats

13 Feb 2017 | Matthew Beecham

Continuing just-auto’s series of interviews with tier one component manufacturers, we spoke to executives from Adient, the world's largest global automotive seating supplier. In this interview, they explained their Vision Seat, Chrysler Portal concept, AI17 seats for autonomous driving, customisation options and advances in lightweighting. By using a wide range of technologies, the supplier has reduced the overall weight of its seats by 20-30 percent over the past decade.

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GM CEO wants Opel independent after sale to PSA

17 Feb 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Opel should remain an independent company with current management in place after a possible sale to PSA Peugeot Citroën, GM CEO Mary Barra has insisted in negotiations with the French company.

UK union requests ugent PSA CEO talks

17 Feb 2017 | Simon Warburton

British union leaders are requesting urgent talks with the CEO of PSA Groupe as speculation grows any new Franco-German alliance could be at the expense of future UK commitments.

Geneva show debuts list - Hyundai i30 Wagon

17 Feb 2017 | Glenn Brooks

The i30 estate will make its world debut at the Geneva motor show, Hyundai has announced.

Ford plans pothole plotter

17 Feb 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Ford claims costly car repairs could be prevented with the help of an ingenious, crowd-sourced virtual pothole map, which it is researching, with testing due to start later this year.

Valeo sales rise 14% to EUR16.5bn in 2016

17 Feb 2017 | Simon Warburton

Valeo has unveiled 2016 net income up 27% to EUR925m (EUR985m) with sales up 14% to EUR16.5bn.

Volvo Car UK to recruit 300 new technicians

17 Feb 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Volvo Car UK is launching a nationwide recruitment drive for 300 new technicians to join its 119-outlet dealer network by 2020, in line with the brand's increasing sales and its growing product range.

Valmet Uusikaupunki plant begins GLC production

17 Feb 2017 | Simon Warburton

Valmet Automotive has started series production of the Mercedes-Benz GLC SUV at its Uusikaupunki plant in Finland.

GM downplays factory closures if PSA deal seals

16 Feb 2017 | Graeme Roberts

General Motors has downplayed the possibility of large-scale factory closures in Germany and Britain following any deal to sell its European brands to Peugeot maker PSA Group, officials in both countries have said.

Nissan Europe's aftersales chief faces challenges

16 Feb 2017 | Chris Wright

Cars are become safer, more reliable and people are actually driving less – all of which are giving carmakers a headache because they are experiencing a squeeze on one of their most lucrative profit centres - aftersales.

Kia Europe shows off redesigned Picanto

16 Feb 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Kia's redesigned Picanto city car has been unveiled ahead of its public debut at the Geneva show in March. The new, entry level tiddler will go on sale across Europe from 1 April. It made its domestic debut, as the Morning, in January.

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