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Peugeot seeks high margins with £40,000+ Traveller

3 May 2017 | Glenn Brooks

Groupe PSA might be in the process of taking over Adam Opel and Vauxhall Motors but it also has several JVs with one of GM’s main rivals, Toyota. An LCVs venture in France produces not just vans but MPVs too. The Peugeot Traveller is one of three such models.

VW tries V6 TDI in Amarok to tackle dominant Hilux

25 January 2017 | Glenn Brooks

Is there a market for a £40,000 pick-up? There is. Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles’ UK outpost is in fact so confident of the revised Amarok’s success that it has dropped the previous four-cylinder variants and installed a 3.0-litre V6 diesel in their place.

Skoda Auto future models - a global analysis

15 November 2016 | Glenn Brooks

Following the recent reviews of Volkswagen and Audi future vehicles, this, the third of a six-part series, concerns Skoda. It will be followed by a look at what's ahead for SEAT. After this comes Bentley, Lamborghini and Bugatti, to be followed by Porsche in chapter six, the last of these being the final part of the overall analysis of the Volkswagen Group's passenger car plans.

VW revs up its global CV ambitions - ANALYSIS

6 September 2016 | Colin Whitbread

Volkswagen’s intent to acquire a 16.6% (post dilution) stake in Lisle, Illinois-based Navistar, coupled with a strategic technology and supply cooperation and the establishment of a purchasing joint venture represents a significant step forward for the German company’s global ambitions, ambitions that have so far been tempered by a lack of presence in the North American heavy truck sector. 

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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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Visedo and Sisu team on hybrid truck power system

25 May 2017 | Simon Warburton

Finnish companies Visedo and Sisu Auto have teamed to develop a hybrid electric parallel power system for the heavy truck market capable of delivering 850kW (1140hp) and more than 5000Nm torque.

just-auto Plus only ZF developing all-electric central drive CeTrax

24 May 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

ZF Friedrichshafen AG offers a broad product and services portfolio for the electrification of commercial vehicles. The company focuses on all-electric drive solutions for urban vehicles and hybrid...

just-auto Plus only MAN elect new Supervisory Board chairman

23 May 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

The Supervisory Board of MAN Diesel and Turbo SE has elected Andreas Renschler as chairman of the Supervisory Board until 2022. Renschler is chief executive officer of Volkswagen Truck and Bus and...

just-auto Plus only MAN/partners establish development partnership

22 May 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

Luxembourg's gloves are off: from 2020, the country plans to implement its zero-emissions target for inner-city transport and will no longer buy buses with conventional drives. For this reason,...

just-auto Plus only Allison to introduce its new fuel-saving software

22 May 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

Allison Transmission to present FuelSense 2.0 with DynActive Shifting, its latest fuel-saving software, at the 2017 Brisbane Truck Show at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, 25-28 May...

BYD becomes 'local auto manufacturer' in Argentina

17 May 2017 | Graeme Roberts

CTS Auto/BYD Auto, a firm controlled by renewable energy technology company BYD, has been authorised to become a local auto manufacturer in Argentina.

just-auto Plus only Volvo Trucks/Renova test autonomous refuse truck

17 May 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

Together with Swedish waste management company Renova, Volvo Trucks is currently testing and researching how automated vehicles can contribute to safer, more efficient refuse handling and create a...

just-auto Plus only Daimler Trucks launches new Fuso truck in Japan

17 May 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

Presenting its all new heavy duty truck Fuso Super Great (above 15t) Daimler Trucks is determined to expand its position in the Japanese market. With the latest generation of the Fuso flagship, the...

New PSA JV to build LCVs in Uzbekistan

16 May 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Groupe PSA and SC Uzavtosanoat have announced an equally owned joint venture (JV) - Uzbekistan PCA - to build a production plant in the Free Industrial Zone of Jizzakh, 200km (120 miles) from Tashkent, in Uzbekistan, to produce Peugeot and Citroën LCVs for passenger and freight transport.

Tata Motors signs new assembly deal in Thailand

16 May 2017 | Tony Pugliese

Tata Motors has signed a vehicle assembly agreement with Thailand’s Bangchan General Assembly Company, as it looks to maintain its presence in South-East Asia's largest pickup truck market.

Isuzu India develops local vendors for global use

15 May 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Isuzu is gradually increasing component sourcing from India for its global operations as it develops local vendors in the country.

Hino expands Toyota parts output in Arkansas

12 May 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Hino Motors Manufacturing USA has officially started production of Toyota Tacoma rear axles and front knuckle assemblies in Arkansas.

TLV warns "free ticket" if France moves UK border

11 May 2017 | Simon Warburton

Flemish road haulage association, Transport Logistics Vlaanderen (TLV) is warning any reintroduction of the British border at Calais back to Dover will trigger a "free ticket" to yet more waves of migrants desperate to reach the UK..

FTA cautions "huge delays" if Le Touquet deal axed

10 May 2017 | Simon Warburton

Britain's Freight Transport Association (FTA) is warning against the potential "huge impact" for the UK supply chain should France tear up the Le Touquet Treaty in place since 2003 as Brexit talks gather steam.

Philippine sales rise 5% in April

10 May 2017 | Tony Pugliese

New vehicle sales in the Philippines increased by 4.8% to 29,038 units in April, from 27,697 units in the same month of last year, according to a data released jointly by the Chamber of Automotive Manufacturers of the Philippines (CAMPI) and the Truck Manufacturers Association (TMA).

BYD delivers 60ft articulated electric bus to CA

10 May 2017 | Simon Warburton

BYD has delivered what it says is America's first 60-foot articulated battery-electric transit bus to the Antelope Valley Transit Authority (AVTA) in Los Angeles County, California.

Mercedes announces logistic operators' support

9 May 2017 | Graeme Roberts

In cooperation with sales partner Fahrzeug-Werke LUEG AG, Mercedes-Benz Van Sales Germany is starting an innovative and completely new operator programme at the parking area connected to the recently inaugurated Amazon Logistics Distribution Centre in Bochum.

just-auto Plus only Paccar introduces new proprietary front axle

9 May 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

Paccar is introducing a new proprietary front axle for its Kenworth and Peterbilt vehicles in the third quarter of 2017. The Paccar axle is designed for construction and vocational applications...

just-auto Plus only BYD introduces battery-electric refuse truck

9 May 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

BYD, the world’s largest manufacturer of electric vehicles, formally introduced its class 8 battery-electric refuse truck at the 2017 ACT Expo at the Long Beach Convention Centre. This new...

Mercedes-Benz sets Sprinter van sales record

8 May 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Mercedes-Benz Vans said sales of its large Sprinter model line set a new first quarter record, up 10% year on year to around 45,000 worldwide.

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