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Mazda changes pickup truck alliance - the week

15 July 2016 | Graeme Roberts

Biggest story of this week, as far as you lot were concerned, the announcement Mazda is to end a long-standing alliance with Ford on 'medium' pickup trucks and hitch up with Isuzu instead.


PSA claims class firsts for revamped van line

5 April 2016 | Graeme Roberts

PSA Peugeot Citroen is claiming a couple of firsts for its redesigned mid-size Peugeot Expert and Citroen Jumpy/Dispatch model lines - a new, compact 4.6m long version and the availability of hands-free electric sliding side doors.


ANALYSIS - 2016 Mitsubishi L200 Triton

26 February 2016 | Glenn Brooks

In the UK, Mitsubishi is effectively an SUV specialist, best known for the Shogun SUV, and more recently, for the highly successful Outlander plug-in hybrid. In a few markets, however, this is a mainstream brand. In Australia, the aged Lancer sells surprisingly well but the real local success story is the Triton, a pick-up that doubles as a family car.


NA Class 8 truck sector under mounting pressure

10 December 2015 | Colin Whitbread

Volvo Trucks North America’s decision to cut the workforce at its Virginia truck plant by around 25% in February 2016, is likely to send shivers through the entire North American heavy truck manufacturing sector. It is also a somewhat unfortunate baptism for Martin Lundstedt, the former president and CEO of major rival Scania, who replaced Olof Persson as Volvo president and CEO on 22 October.


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Engine downsizing has peaked say Federal Mogul

4 July 2016 | Calum MacRae

In a wide-ranging interview, as part of Federal Mogul Powertrain’s recent Technology Briefing days held in Augsburg, Germany just-auto’s Calum MacRae interviewed the division’s Chief Technology Office, Gian Maria Olivetti. Mr Olivetti has been with Federal Mogul since 2007. Before Federal Mogul he enjoyed stints at Fiat Powertrain Technologies and Iveco. 


Interview with Ford of Britain's MD

18 September 2015 | Calum MacRae

At the 2015 IAA, we caught up with Ford of Britain’s newly-appointed chairman and managing director Andy Barratt. Prior to taking up his new role he had served as Ford of Britain’s director of sales since 2011.

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Daimler shows fully electric heavy freight truck

29 July 2016 | Dave Leggett

Daimler Trucks has shown the Mercedes-Benz Urban eTruck in Stuttgart and says it is the first fully electric truck with an admissible total weight of up to 26 tonnes


just-auto Plus only Continental supplies tyres for Volvo concept truck

29 July 2016 | just-auto plus Extended News

Continental, the worldwide premium tyre manufacturer and technology company, was announced to be the official tyre supplier of the Volvo Concept Truck project. Main goal of the project is...


Maruti Suzuki launches first LCV

28 July 2016 | Graeme Roberts

Suzuki Motor Corporation subsidiary Maruti Suzuki India has entered India's light commercial vehicle (LCV) segment for the first time with the Super Carry compact truck.


More details of GM-Isuzu light truck split surface

27 July 2016 | Tony Pugliese

More details have emerged of the ending of the long-standing joint venture between General Motors (GM) and Isuzu Motor to co-develop largely Asian-made pick-up trucks, according to reports in Japan citing Isuzu company sources.


Toyota Australia launches Euro 5 diesel Hiace vans

27 July 2016 | Graeme Roberts

Toyota Australia has revised its diesel-powered HiAce range to improve fuel economy in the city while meeting stricter Euro 5 emissions standards.


just-auto Plus only MFTBC/SYC jointly to enhance Fuso business in Taiwan

26 July 2016 | just-auto plus Extended News

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC), one of Asia's leading commercial vehicle manufacturers, cooperating with Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (DICV), under the umbrella of...


just-auto Plus only Scania to exercise its defence rights in EU investigation

25 July 2016 | just-auto plus Extended News

As previously communicated, Scania, along with a number of other truck manufacturers has been investigated by the European Commission concerning inappropriate exchange of information during the...


just-auto Plus only VW Truck and Bus H1 2016 sales rise 4%

22 July 2016 | just-auto plus Extended News

Volkswagen Truck and Bus has sold 89,640 trucks and buses in the first three months of 2016, up 3% on the prior-year level. During the first six months, MAN Truck and Bus sold 39,700...


just-auto Plus only Fuso launches its new range FA and FI in Paraguay

22 July 2016 | just-auto plus Extended News

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC), one of Asia’s leading commercial vehicle manufacturers, cooperating with Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (DICV) under the umbrella of...


just-auto Plus only Scania research shows impressive vehicle light weighting results

21 July 2016 | just-auto plus Extended News

The use of composite materials in the structure of a vehicle’s chassis can reduce weight by up to 40%, according to new research from Scania and Stockholm’s KTH Royal Institute of...


Volvo Group agrees EU antitrust probe settlement

20 July 2016 | Graeme Roberts

The Volvo Group said it had reached a settlement with the European Commission putting an end to a long-running EU antitrust investigation.


Volvo Group boosts Q2 profit and margin

19 July 2016 | Graeme Roberts

Truckmaker Volvo Group boosted second quarter operating margin to 7.8% from 7.1% a year ago as sales fell 7% to SEK78.9bn (US$9.21bn). Operating income increased to SEK6.1bn from SEK6bn.


Daimler demos semi-automated bus in Netherlands

18 July 2016 | Graeme Roberts

Daimler's Mercedes-Benz bus unit said on Monday its new, semi-automated city bus with CityPilot shows what urban public transport will look like in the future because it operates more safely, efficiently and comfortably than today's conventional buses.


just-auto Plus only JAC H1 2016 sales rise 14.15%

15 July 2016 | just-auto plus Extended News

In the first half of 2016, the automobile industry has been under recovery and has maintained a constant increase trend. From January to June, JAC sold a total of 333,639 units, up by...


International introduces predictive cruise control

14 July 2016 | Graeme Roberts

International Truck said it now offers new, predictive cruise control technology on its ProStar and LoneStar Class 8 on-highway trucks. Unlike conventional predictive cruise technology, the company's predictive cruise control uses preinstalled GPS maps and the latest commercial route data to make adjustments to cruising speed without the need to pre-drive the route.


just-auto Plus only Volvo Trucks develops I-Shift transmission integrated enhanced powertrain

13 July 2016 | just-auto plus Extended News

Volvo Trucks’ unique powertrain is now more efficient than ever before. With the latest generation of Euro 6 engines and the integrated intelligent Volvo I-Shift transmission, Volvo Trucks is...


just-auto Plus only Scania wins a large trucks supply deal in Saudi Arabia

6 July 2016 | just-auto plus Extended News

In its largest single deal ever in the gulf region, Scania will deliver 300 trucks to the Al Bassami International Group, a leading transport company that is specialised in passenger vehicle...


just-auto Plus only VECV global sales surges 18.5% in June 2016

5 July 2016 | just-auto plus Extended News

VE Commercial Vehicles (A Volvo Group and Eicher Motors joint venture) has sold 4935 units in June 2016 as compared to 4163 units in June 2015, recording a growth of 18.5%. This includes 4878 units...


Ford US sells over 1m F-150 EcoBoost pickups

29 June 2016 | Graeme Roberts

Ford said it had now sold over 1m F-150 pickups with segment-exclusive EcoBoost engines in the US.


Wabco/ZF develop collision avoidance for CVs

29 June 2016 | Graeme Roberts

WABCO Holdings has demonstrated the prototype of a claimed breakthrough collision avoidance technology for commercial vehicles.



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