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ANALYSIS - The four-cylinder Porsche Cayman S

13 January 2017 | Glenn Brooks

Emissions. Reading that word surely makes executives at Volkswagen Group divisions shudder. But sometimes its use is benign: the new 2.5-litre flat-four turbo in the Porsche 718 Cayman S is low on CO2, returns more than 35mpg in the real world and sounds like no other previous Porsche engine.

AI and the future automotive experience

12 January 2017 | Dave Leggett

The recent CES included a number of innovations and concepts pitched at the emerging world of autonomous drive. However, we also heard of new concepts that utilise artificial intelligence (AI) as part of the vision of the autonomous future.

ANALYSIS - Alpine & Dacia future models [updated]

11 January 2017 | Glenn Brooks

Alpine and Dacia are the first marques for a new series concerning Groupe Renault. Future model plans for RSM's Samsung brand will make up the second feature, with a third concentrating on Renault passenger vehicles also to follow later in January.

Why RSM Samsung matters to Groupe Renault globally

11 January 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, the second feature, while a third concentrating on Renault passenger vehicles will follow later in January.

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Citroën will adapt for success in UK market - MD

19 December 2016 | Dave Leggett

Bek Hassan, Managing Director - Citroën & DS Automobiles UK, talks to just-auto about the opportunity ahead for the two brands in the UK car market, despite current 'challenging times'.

Industry 4.0 and how it will transform automotive

14 November 2016 | Calum MacRae

Industrie 4.0 is the trending "buzz terminology" in the manufacturing sector - with BMW and Daimler among many prominent proponents - and encompasses the digitalisation of industry value chains. just-auto’s Calum MacRae caught up with Prof. Dr.-Ing. Thomas Bauernhansl of the Fraunhofer IPA, who is one of the world’s foremost experts on Industrie 4.0, to find out what the implications are likely to be for the automotive sector.

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GM announces $1bn spend on US manufacturing

17 January 2017 | Graeme Roberts

General Motors has announced an additional US$1bn spend on its US manufacturing operations, as heralded by earlier media reports.

UK quits Single Market but leaves auto door ajar

17 January 2017 | Simon Warburton

British Prime Minister, Theresa May has confirmed the UK will not remain a member of the EU trade bloc's Single Market but will seek access to it through a Free Trade Agreement, which she says could see the automotive sector trading using Single Market "arrangements."

Hyundai-Kia to boost US investment

17 January 2017 | Dave Leggett

Amid criticism from president-elect Donald Trump of some vehicle manufacturers' North American manufacturing investment strategies, Hyundai-Kia is stressing that it plans high levels of investment in its US operations over the next five years.

Iran stars as Renault powers to record 2016 sales

17 January 2017 | Simon Warburton

Groupe Renault has unveiled record sales for 2016, up 13.3% to 3.18m vehicles with Iran the stand-out market booming 110% to double its market share in a single year.

Audi-FAW JV to include EVs

17 January 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Audi plans to "significantly" the range of models produced locally at FAW VW and enter new segments, including electrified vehicles.

GM bringing forward $1bn US spend announcement

17 January 2017 | Graeme Roberts

US media overnight reported General Motors will today announce around US$1bn in factory investment and job retention plans but the plans have long been in the works, would have been announced regardless of political pressure and come after several thousand jobs were axed recently.

New Tata Motors chairman named

17 January 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Tata Motors has appointed Tata group chief designate N Chandrasekaran as its chairman with immediate effect, an Indian media report said.

Germany v Italy over FCA diesel emissions, again

17 January 2017 | Graeme Roberts

A row has again broken out between Germany and Italy over vehicle emissions.

Honda to re-launch Civic in Japan

17 January 2017 | Tony Pugliese

Honda Motor plans to re-launch the Civic passenger car in Japan later this year after an absence of seven years, according to local reports.

Toyota to establish hydrogen-based society in UAE

17 January 2017 | Dave Leggett

Toyota has agreed to collaborate with Masdar, Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), Air Liquide, and Toyota distributor Al-Futtaim Motors in a joint research program to explore the potential of hydrogen energy use in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for the creation of a sustainable, low-carbon society.

Geneva show debut - BMW, Jaguar & Opel premieres

17 January 2017 | Glenn Brooks

Facelifts for the BMW 4 Series range as well as the new Jaguar XF estate and the Opel Crossland X will have their public debuts at the Geneva motor show.

Hyundai tops Chile car market for first time

17 January 2017 | Dave Leggett

Hyundai Motor has announced that it has topped last year’s sales chart in Chile for the first time ever.

China Cadillac chief sees 2017 growth but slower

17 January 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Cadillac expects slower growth in China this year after a 2016 spike spurred by the opening of a dedicated factory.

Trump threatens German OEMs with 35% US tariffs

16 January 2017 | Dave Leggett

US president-elect Donald Trump has warned German OEMs that he will impose a 35% border tax on vehicles imported to the US.

Renault inks labour deal but provokes CGT fury

16 January 2017 | Simon Warburton

Renault France and three of its major unions have inked the Cap 2020 agreement outlining the future direction for the automaker, although the more militant CGT labour body has condemned the deal as "bad for the staff and bad for the business," in a wide-ranging document outlining its grievances.

Emissions probe likely to continue - Renault

16 January 2017 | Simon Warburton

Renault is reiterating its vehicles comply with domestic and European emissions regulations, following its opinion the French Prosecutor was likely to continue with its investigation into the issue.

Daimler buys electronic payments company

16 January 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Daimler Financial Services is acquiring the electronic payment services provider PayCash Europe. By gaining a foothold in the ePayment business, the automaker will be launching its own electronic payment services provider under the 'Mercedes pay' brand name.

Shell announces Rolls-Royce oil supply deal

16 January 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Shell has announced an aftermarket/service oil supply deal with BMW's Rolls-Royce. Supply of 'genuine engine oil' actually began in October 2016 to dealers worldwide.

just-auto Plus only SKF invests further in Schweinfurt facility

16 January 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

SKF is investing a further SEK145m (US$16.23m) in improving the competitiveness of its large-size bearing production in Schweinfurt, Germany.  As part of the investment, a new,...

just-auto Plus only SKF China invests further in roller manufacturing

16 January 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

SKF is investing SEK70m (US$7.80m) in developing roller manufacturing capabilities in Dalian, China. The investment will improve utilisation of the Group’s global manufacturing capacity and...

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