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The week - new and future products galore

24 Mar 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Our look at future Volvos was the most popular read on just-auto this week, a pleasing result, because I know how much work it takes to put...


ANALYSIS - Volvo XC90 D5 PowerPulse

24 Mar 2017 | Glenn Brooks

Volvo continues to tweak and expand the XC90 model line-up. The Drive-E diesel can now be upgraded with a PowerPulse package that boosts pow...


Review of automotive glazing trends

23 Mar 2017 | Matthew Beecham

Continuing just-auto/QUBE's series of research snapshots, this one takes a closer look at some trends in the application of water-repellent...


Future Volvo cars and SUVs - a global analysis

21 Mar 2017 | Glenn Brooks

Following on from two recent features concerning future models for the Lynk & Co, Geely and Geely Emgrand brands, now comes the final part i...


Latest interviews


Bosch on trends in the fuel injection market

23 Mar 2017 | Matthew Beecham

Continuing just-auto/QUBE’s series of interviews with tier one automotive component suppliers, we spoke to Rasmus Frei, Senior Technical Manager Petrol Electrification, Robert Bosch UK, about fuel injection technologies and trends.


Federal-Mogul Motorparts on brake system trends

21 Mar 2017 | Matthew Beecham

Continuing just-auto’s series of interviews with tier one automotive component suppliers, we spoke to Silvano Veglia, Product Marketing Director Braking for Federal-Mogul Motorparts EMEA.

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Concentric secures OEM oil pump deal

24 Mar 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Concentric said it recently received an order from a global OEM of heavy trucks and buses to produce electric oil pumps for hybrid applications.


Gestamp IPO cleared by Spanish regulators

24 Mar 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Spain's Comisión Nacional del Mercado de Valores (CNMV) has approved the prospectus for supplier Gestamp's initial public offering of shares.


Begbies Traynor finds buyer for Zenos Cars

24 Mar 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Administrators from Begbies Traynor have agreed the sale of the assets of British car manufacturer Zenos Cars Limited to a consortium of investors, including the backers of AC Cars Limited, the British specialist automobile manufacturer, thereby securing the future of the business.


Huawei signs MoU with MetaSystem on connected cars

24 Mar 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Mobile device and information and communications technology supplier Huawei has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with MetaSystem, a UBI (usage-based insurance) specialist. The signing took place at CeBIT 2017 and will see Huawei work with MetaSystem Italy to develop connected car applications and provide a variety of end to end UBI products for the industry.


Skoda sales revenue up 9.8% to EUR13.7bn in 2016

23 Mar 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Skoda said it broke volume and financial result records in 2016 as vehicle deliveries rose 6.7% year on year to 1,126,500, boosting sales revenue 9.8% to EUR13.7bn (US$14.7bn), both new records.


White still Europe's most popular car colour

23 Mar 2017 | Graeme Roberts

White is still the most popular car colour in Europe, with a share of 29%, followed by black with 19% and grey with 18%, according to a report from BASF's coatings division.


Car exports drive UK production up in February

23 Mar 2017 | Dave Leggett

The SMMT has released data that shows UK car manufacturing output was at its highest February level for 17 years last month as car production rose 8.0% to 153,041 units.


Geely UK unit opens new electric taxi factory

23 Mar 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Geely's London Taxi Company (LTC) has opened what is claims is the UK's first car plant dedicated solely to the production of range-extended electric vehicles.


BorgWarner committed to UK as Article 50 looms

22 Mar 2017 | Simon Warburton

BorgWarner says it remains strongly committed to the UK despite current uncertainty triggered by Britain's decision to leave the European Union (EU) in 2019.


Daimler to continue Valmet compact car contracts

22 Mar 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Following the successful start of GLC production at Valmet Automotive last month, Daimler's Mercedes-Benz Cars said it would continue its long-running "successful" cooperation with Finland's Valmet Automotive which will produce the next generation of compact cars at its plant in Uusikaupunki.



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