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Audi TDI tech is 25 years of age

High-tech TDI engines that provide economy and performance sit at the heart of the Audi brand's values and technological DNA. As Audi marks...

COMMENT: NUMSA should end constant state of war

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Critters count at Hyundai-Kia proving ground

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COMMENT: Has ZF fired M&A starting gun with TRW?

Is ZF Friedrichshafen's mooted takeover of TRW Automotive a ploy to smooth the peaks and troughs of any future recession?...

Latest Interviews

INTERVIEW: Anne Ruthmann, Citroën C4 Cactus PM 8 Jul 2014

Glenn Brooks

Citroën C4 Cactus Chef de Projet Anne Ruthmann answers questions on key suppliers, lightweight technology, sales prospects and other topics.

Q&A with Johnson Controls Automotive Interiors 8 Jul 2014

Matthew Beecham

Continuing just-auto’s series of interviews with tier one manufacturers, Matthew Beecham spoke to Han Hendriks about consumer expectations of car interiors, JCI’s Interior Vision 2025 and their new operating model tailored at innovation management. Han represents JCI’s Interiors business worldwide and is the innovation leader of this business.

Latest News

Union puzzled no one buyer for Unipart Automotive 25 Jul 14

Simon Warburton

UK labour body, Unite, is expressing surprise no-one came in with a bid for Unipart Automotive, which yesterday (24 July) went into administration with the loss of more than 1,200 jobs.

Ford’s 15 vendors move to Sanand, invest US$83m 25 Jul 14

Graeme Roberts

More than 15 vendors of Ford have moved to Sanand in Gujarat, investing around INR5bn (US$83m) and occupying over 130 acres of land in the Ford Vendor Park within Sanand GIDC estate, reports The Financial Express.

Dana’s net sales for Q2 down 5% to US$1.71bn 25 Jul 14

Graeme Roberts

Dana's net sales for the second quarter ended 30 June 2014 were down 5% to US$1.71bn compared with $1.80bn in the same period of 2013. Income from continuing operations before income taxes were down 7.75% to $119m compared with $129m. Net income of the firm was down 6.3% to $90m compared with $96m in the year ago period.

Valeo’s net income up 38% to US$352.76m in H1/2014 25 Jul 14

Graeme Roberts

Valeo's sales for the first half of 2014 were up 7% to EUR6.35bn (US$8.54bn) compared with EUR5.94bn in the first half of 2013. EBITDA for the period was up 11% to EUR740m compared with EUR666m. The net income rose 38% to EUR262m from EUR190m.

SA strike still on as peace clause proves tricky 24 Jul 14

Simon Warburton

South Africa's Department of Labour says all parties in the country's protracted metalworking strike have accepted wage proposals, but divisions still remain concerning future bargaining methods.

1,200 jobs under threat at Unipart Automotive 24 Jul 14

Simon Warburton

UK labour body, Unite, says it is asking for a rapid meeting with authorities handling Unipart Automotive, following the component supplier's placing into administration today (24 July).

Latest blogs

Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupé: tilting suspension tech explained 3 Jun 14

Glenn Brooks

As the first version of the new S-Class Coupé goes on sale in Germany, Mercedes-Benz has revealed technical details of the car's revolutionary suspension system, which allows the car to lean into bends.

Some detail on Tesla's li-ion battery 'gigafactory' 27 Feb 14

Dave Leggett

Panasonic is one of the companies looking at partnering with Tesla on its plans for a big new facility dedicated to lithium ion battery production.

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