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The week - Results season is upon us, again

28 Apr 2017 | Graeme Roberts

That came around again quickly - results season again is upon as, depending on whether automakers and parts suppliers work on calendar year...


Tomorrow's winners prepare for change today

25 Apr 2017 | Dave Leggett

How much disruption will the auto industry experience over the next ten years or so? It's a question that many are asking as attempts to ske...


Autonomous tech creeping in - the week

21 Apr 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Autonomous driving will, of course, arrive in stages; there are already defined levels of autonomy and quite a bit of the tech needed is alr...


ANALYSIS - 2017 Audi A5 Coupé 2.0 TDI

18 Apr 2017 | Glenn Brooks

SUVs and crossovers might be stealing sales from many two-door cars but that doesn't mean premium-priced models are disappearing. Far from i...


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Opel chief interior designer on the new Insignia

27 Apr 2017 | Matthew Beecham

Continuing just-auto/QUBE's review of interior design and technology trends, we borrowed the new Vauxhall Insignia Grand Sport to take a closer look and got the inside story from Stefan Arndt, Adam Opel AG's chief interior designer.


Volkswagen head of compact cars on Tiguan Allspace

19 Apr 2017 | Matthew Beecham

Continuing just-auto/QUBE's review of interior design and technology trends, we borrowed a Volkswagen Tiguan to take a closer look and got the inside story from Dr Jochen Böhle, head of product development for Volkswagen’s compact car line-up.

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Renault revenues surge 25% in Q1

28 Apr 2017 | Dave Leggett

Renault has reported that its group revenues surged by 25.2% to EUR13,129m in the first quarter, boosted by the contribution of AvtoVAZ and higher global vehicle sales across its brands and through JVs across the world.


Volkswagen Group expands digital supply chain

28 Apr 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Volkswagen Group Procurement's global supplier network currently includes about 40,000 partners and the group business platform ONE, which was developed to make cooperation with all these partners even leaner and more efficient in the future, is now live, the automaker announced.


Volvo Cars reports Q1 operating profit up 11%

28 Apr 2017 | Dave Leggett

Geely-owned Volvo Cars has reported an operating profit of SEK3.5 billion (USD318m) for the first three months of the year, up 11% year-on-year. It said the increase was mainly driven by strong demand for the XC60 and 90 series model ranges.


VW develops Coasting - Engine off function

28 Apr 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Volkswagen has shown a new coasting function for internal combustion engines, which shuts off the engine completely, at the Vienna Motor Symposium.


Lear completes Grupo Antolin auto seating buy

28 Apr 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Lear Corporation announced the completion of its acquisition of Grupo Antolin's automotive seating business.


UK car output up 7.3% in March

27 Apr 2017 | Dave Leggett

UK car manufacturing output was up by 7.3% in March to 170,691 vehicles, the biggest monthly output total in 17 years. The latest gain was driven by strong export demand.


Fiesta knocks Golf off Europe's top seller perch

27 Apr 2017 | Graeme Roberts

European new car sales boomed in March 2017 with new registrations for the month totalling 1.93m units, a 10.8% rise year on year and a record for the month.


ACEA and CLEPA warn of European Brexit damage

27 Apr 2017 | Dave Leggett

Ahead of the EU-Brexit summit this weekend, European automobile manufacturers and suppliers have sounded the alarm over the potential damage that Brexit could do to the competitiveness of their industry, which represents 6.5% of EU’s GDP and provides employment to some 12.2 million Europeans across the continent.


FCA Q1 2017 EBIT up 11%

27 Apr 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) booked record first quarter adjusted EBIT of EUR1.5bn (US$1.63bn), up 11% year on year and confirmed its full year guidance.


Valeo Q1 2017 sales up 22%

27 Apr 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Valeo announced first quarter of 2017 sales up 22% year on year to EUR4.8bn (US$5.2bn).



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