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ANALYSIS - current & future Datsun vehicles

23 March 2017 | Glenn Brooks

Future models for the three brands of Nissan Motor are the latest to be explored in just-auto's ongoing series. Datsun comes first, to be followed by Infiniti, and then a look at Nissan.


THE WEEK - More Chinese Volvos are a-coming

17 March 2017 | Graeme Roberts

The Chinese are coming - certainly some of the Volvo models they make over there.


ANALYSIS - Why Geely should sell 1m+ cars in 2017

15 March 2017 | Glenn Brooks

The first of three features looking at the future models of Zhejiang Geely/Geely Auto was published recently. Now comes an examination of what's ahead for Geely Emgrand, one of the fastest expanding car brands in China right now. The final feature will concentrate on Volvo Car Corporation.


ANALYSIS - Volvo-Geely's Lynk & Co future models

9 March 2017 | Glenn Brooks

Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Company, owner of Volvo Car Corporation, is also the parent firm of Geely Auto. The future vehicles to be rolled out by both these divisions will be examined in a new editorial series. The first of three features, however, concerns Geely's forthcoming Lynk & Co brand.


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Magna EVP on Chinese auto market, Getrag - Q&A

8 March 2016 | Matthew Beecham

Magna International has been steadily growing in Asia since the mid-1990s and today has almost 17,700 employees at 48 manufacturing locations and 26 product development, engineering and sales offices. To find out more about the supplier’s presence and market strengths in Asia, Matthew Beecham met with Frank O’Brien, Executive VP for Magna’s business in Asia while on a visit to Magna’s North American headquarters in Detroit.


INTERVIEW: Faurecia deputy GM China Jingcheng Li

24 November 2014 | Simon Warburton

China's astonishing growth rates of recent years is starting to ebb, but still represents a powerful performance that is the envy of most of the developed world. Simon Warburton talked to global component producer, Faurecia deputy general manager China Division, Jingcheng Li, about opportunities which challenges such as emissions control and lightweighting, present.

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Borgward launches second model in China

29 March 2017 | Graeme Roberts

The revived Borgward brand has launched a second model, its Foton-based BX5 SUV, in China.


Hyundai Czech workers getting large pay rise

29 March 2017 | Graeme Roberts

'Cheap' Czech Republic labour is to get a big pay rise at Hyundai Motor's car factory.


Shanghai show debuts list - Skoda Vision E concept

29 March 2017 | Glenn Brooks

Two world premieres for April's Auto Shanghai 2017 have been added to just-auto.com's debuts list: the Škoda Vision E concept and a facelift for the Lexus NX.


PCMA Rus uses domestic expertise for components

28 March 2017 | Simon Warburton

PCMA Rus says it is looking to existing suppliers in Russia to ensure competitiveness as manufacturers seek to take advantage of the ruble depreciation.


Audi China dispute with dealers escalates

28 March 2017 | Tony Pugliese

The dispute between Audi and its Chinese dealers continued to escalate in recent weeks with dozens of dealers now refusing to accept new stocks of imported models, according to local reports.


Daimler merges car sharing units in China

28 March 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Mercedes-Benz Auto Finance is merging both car sharing operations in China, car2go and Car2Share.


GM India signs three year wage deal for Talegaon

27 March 2017 | Graeme Roberts

General Motors India (GMI) said a new three-year wage agreement, good till 31 March, 2020, just signed with the General Motors Employees union would support further advances in vehicle manufacturing quality, efficiency and an improved work environment.


Toyota launches Lexus in India

24 March 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Toyota Motor's luxury Lexus brand was launched in India today, bringing, the automaker said, "a new luxury experience, exceptional design and high quality to the world’s fastest-growing major economy".


Brazil's 'Japan week' for new model launches

24 March 2017 | Fernando Calmon

It was unplanned, they say, but 'Japanese Week in Brazil' happened here anyway as three automakers launched new models: Honda's WR-V, the 2018 Toyota Corolla and Nissan's Frontier pickup truck.


Geely to withdraw Proton bid

23 March 2017 | Tony Pugliese

China's Zhejiang Geely Holding Group has decided to withdraw its bid to acquire Malaysia's first national carmaker Proton, according to reports in China.


Skoda sales revenue up 9.8% to EUR13.7bn in 2016

23 March 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Skoda said it broke volume and financial result records in 2016 as vehicle deliveries rose 6.7% year on year to 1,126,500, boosting sales revenue 9.8% to EUR13.7bn (US$14.7bn), both new records.


VW begins Tiguan assembly in India

23 March 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Volkswagen India has begun Tiguan assembly at its Aurangabad facility in Maharashtra. The model was first shown locally at the Delhi Auto Expo in 2016 and will go on sale later this year, taking the brand into the growing SUV segment.


GEFCO diversifies offer to combat Russia downturn

22 March 2017 | Simon Warburton

Logistics operator, GEFCO says its Russian operations have been able to largely cope with the downturn in the domestic automotive market by diversifying and leveraging expertise from parent company, RZD.


Geely doubles profit in 2016

22 March 2017 | Dave Leggett

Geely has more than doubled its 2016 net profit to more than RMB5.17bn (US$740m), boosted by strong results in the Chinese domestic market. The company's SUVs continue to sell well in China.


Russia domestic quality high but a way to go - AEB

21 March 2017 | Simon Warburton

Russia's Association of European Businesses (AEB) Automotive Manufacturers Committee (AMC) is cites the "extremely high" quality of assembled vehicles for export, but concedes there is a way to go before Western international acceptance becomes widespread.


GM Brazil to refurbish plant after union deal

21 March 2017 | Fernando Calmon

Following negotiations with a key union, GM will refurbish its oldest plant in Brazil (inaugurated 1930).


China is turbo of auto industry change - Daimler

21 March 2017 | Dave Leggett

Speaking at a conference in China, Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche has said that China can be the 'turbo' of auto industry change and transformation. He also highlighted prospects for electric mobility in the world's biggest vehicle market.


Car share start-ups struggling in China

21 March 2017 | Dave Leggett

A report in the China Daily newspaper says that high cost, low fees and a limited user base are among the factors providing headwinds for mobility start-ups in China.


Sourcing Russian suppliers key - Ford Sollers

20 March 2017 | Simon Warburton

Ford Sollers says domestic suppliers are key to dealing with the challenges faced by all automakers in the Russian market as the country continues to grapple with ruble and oil price pressures, as well as international economic sanctions.


GAZ Group looks close to home for competitive edge

20 March 2017 | Simon Warburton

GAZ Group's component division says it is actively seeking to source more Russian suppliers as the company continues its drive to launch new products and cut costs.



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