Commercial vehicles: Latest news and analysis articles
PSA Peugeot Citroen is claiming a couple of firsts for its redesigned mid-size Peugeot Expert and Citroen Jumpy/Dispatch model lines - a new...
In the UK, Mitsubishi is effectively an SUV specialist, best known for the Shogun SUV, and more recently, for the highly successful Outlande...
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 shi...
Volkswagen's diesel issues and some wider ramifications continued to make the news this week....
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.
Ford's UK fleet director Phil Hollins is responsible for UK market leader Ford's fleet sales. Dave Leggett recently caught up with him at a launch event for the new Transit Connect.
Wabco says it has entered into a new long-term agreement with Cummins to manufacture and supply air-compressor technology globally.
Ford Motor, which announced record quarterly profits on Thursday (29 April), said last night it was idling its F-150 pickup factory near Kansas City for a week in May to rectify a problem preventing the plant from reaching production targets.
Volkswagen says that more than 42,000 of its heavy trucks and buses were sold in the first quarter of 2016, up 6% on last year and helped by a 24% surge to sales in Western Europe.
Mack Trucks today says it is to plough around US$70m its Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania, truck assembly operations during a three-year period.
New van sales rose 3% year on year in the first three months of 2016, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).
Cummins has been awarded a US$4.5m grant from the US Department of Energy (DoE) to develop a Class 6 commercial plug-in hybrid electric vehicle, which it says can reduce fuel consumption by at least 50% compared to conventional models.
Ford said it would spend R2.5bn (US$170m) to expand its Silverton assembly plant in Pretoria, South Africa, to produce the redesigned Everest, an SV derivative of the redesigned Ranger pickup truck launched at the end of 2015.
Exports of British-built commercial vehicles (CVs) jumped by more than a third last year, with almost nine in 10 destined for EU countries, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).
Kia Motors and Total Lubrifiants have renewed their partnership agreement for another five years with Total remaining Kia's "preferred" aftermarket lubricants supplier exclusively across a network of 5,500 dealers in 180 countries - including west European markets from 1 January, 2017.
Meritor has unveiled a five-year agreement with Navistar for brakes and rear axles, as well as front axles for medium-duty and bus applications.
Competition in Brazil's compact pick-up segment - currently between the Fiat Strada, VW Saveiro, Chevrolet Montana and the beefed-up Renault Duster Oroch - is set to be fiercer from now on.
Mercedes-Benz Vans claims it has become the first manufacturer of commercially operated vans to open an online sales channel. The pilot is being launched in the Netherlands with the Mercedes-Benz Citan and in cooperation with the local dealer network.
Analysts insist the recent deal ending sanctions against Iran "has to hold" as suppliers and OEMs - including those from Russia - eye the market as providing genuine opportunity.
Knorr-Bremse's Russia division estimates the current crisis in the automotive sector will end sooner than some of the more pessimistic predictions, as the country starts to benefit from a slowly rising oil price.
British commercial vehicle manufacturing made moderate gains in February with overall output up 1.5% year on year to 8,471 units, according to Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) data.
Mercedes-Benz Vans division has reported record sales, revenue and EBIT figures for the financial year 2015 and said that it expects further expansion in 2016.
GAZ Group says it is in negotiation with Iran to construct a manufacturing plant as the ending of sanctions opens up the hitherto largely closed country.
BYD has launched an electric coach, developed using its pure electric bus expertise, and currently under homologation testing prior to its introduction in Europe. Paris was chosen for a preview appearance thanks to a drive by the city’s mayor to reduce pollution from such vehicles.
Russian monthly vehicle sales have surprisingly bucked their trend of unremitting free-fall to record a major slowdown in decline to just 13.4% last month.
Britain's Freight Transport Association (FTA) says UK Prime Minister, David Cameron and French president, Francois Hollande, are echoing suggestions made by the haulage body to solve the continuing migrant crisis at Calais.
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Mercedes-Benz has wasted no time in basking in Germany's reflected glory of winning the World Cup on Sunday night and becoming the first side since reunification to lift the golden trophy.
- THE WEEK THAT WAS - Diesel developments
- Comment - emissions 'failures' hardly a surprise
- ANALYSIS - supercharged Jaguar XF
- ANALYSIS - 2016 Kia Carnival Platinum
- THE WEEK THAT WAS - VW agrees a deal with the US
- JLR achieves aluminium recycling milestone
- Ford books record Q1 pre-tax profit
- Ford to idle top-selling truck's plant for a week
- Mitsubishi orders plunge in crisis
- German government incentivises electric car sales