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Renault future model plans - part 1 of 2

20 January 2017 | Glenn Brooks

Alpine and Dacia were the first marques for a four-part series concerning Groupe Renault. Future model plans for RSM's Samsung brand made up the second feature, and now Renault's current and next generation passenger vehicles are examined. The number of models means this has been split into two parts. Below are A, B, C and D segment vehicles. The final instalment will be on crossovers/SUVs, monospaces/MPVs, pick-ups and EVs.


ANALYSIS - Alpine & Dacia future models [updated]

11 January 2017 | Glenn Brooks

Alpine and Dacia are the first marques for a new series concerning Groupe Renault. Future model plans for RSM's Samsung brand will make up the second feature, with a third and fourth concentrating on Renault passenger vehicles also to follow later in January.


Dealer deliveries in India up in November

21 December 2016 | Dave Leggett

Deliveries of passenger vehicles to dealers in India were up by 1.8% in November according to data exclusively compiled for just-auto by Deepesh Rathore. However, the slight gain comes as market concerns rise over the adverse impact on the economy of the Indian government's 'demonitisation' currency reform.


Fiat & Abarth future models - a global analysis

13 December 2016 | Glenn Brooks

The final chapter in a series of articles exploring the current and next models from FCA Italy’s stable of makes centres on the Fiat brand, as well as Abarth.


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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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GM India halts new product spend for review

23 January 2017 | Graeme Roberts

General Motors has halted spending on new models for India while it reviews its future product line, a media report said.


Thyssenkrupp ups investment in China

23 January 2017 | Dave Leggett

Thyssenkrupp is further expanding its automotive components business in China. The industrial group plans to build a new plant for springs and stabilisers in the Chinese city of Pinghu


SUVs take one in four 2016 Europe sales

20 January 2017 | Graeme Roberts

The European car industry boomed in 2016 - with new car registrations for the year totalling 15.14m units, a 6.5% increase compared to 2015 and SUVs achieving a solid performance.


AEB hails Russia progress as market bottoms out

20 January 2017 | Simon Warburton

Figures from the AEB Automobile Manufacturers Committee (AMC) in Moscow, show 2016 new car and LCV sales dropped 11 % or 176,319 units to 1.42m vehicles compared with the same period the previous year.


China market expected to slow in 2017

19 January 2017 | Dave Leggett

After a 28m unit market and 14% growth in 2016, the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM) has said it expects the vehicle market to slow to 5% growth in 2017.


Jaguar Land Rover adding VR to global showrooms

19 January 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Tata Motors' Jaguar Land Rover is adding virtual reality to dealerships so "customers won’t need to wait for newly launched vehicles to arrive in their local showroom".


Audi delays JV talks with SAIC Motor until 2018

18 January 2017 | Tony Pugliese

Volkswagen announced this week it will further delay collaboration talks between Audi and China’s SAIC Motor in a move designed to appease existing dealers and its current Chinese partner FAW Group.


Nissan starts vehicle assembly in Myanmar

18 January 2017 | Dave Leggett

Nissan and its local partner Tan Chong Motor (Myanmar) Co., Ltd. (TCMM) have begun assembling cars in Myanmar (also widely known by its former name, Burma), starting with the 'New Sunny' model.


GM China to launch 18 new/refreshed models in 2017

18 January 2017 | Graeme Roberts

General Motors will launch 18 new and refreshed models this year in China to achieve continued growth in the company’s largest retail market.


Shanghai show debuts list - Mini JCW Countryman

18 January 2017 | Glenn Brooks

Another world premiere for April's Auto Shanghai 2017 has been announced, this time from Mini.


Iran stars as Renault powers to record 2016 sales

17 January 2017 | Simon Warburton

Groupe Renault has unveiled record sales for 2016, up 13.3% to 3.18m vehicles with Iran the stand-out market booming 110% to double its market share in a single year.


Audi-FAW JV to include EVs

17 January 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Audi plans to "significantly" the range of models produced locally at FAW VW and enter new segments, including electrified vehicles.


New Tata Motors chairman named

17 January 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Tata Motors has appointed Tata group chief designate N Chandrasekaran as its chairman with immediate effect, an Indian media report said.


Hyundai tops Chile car market for first time

17 January 2017 | Dave Leggett

Hyundai Motor has announced that it has topped last year’s sales chart in Chile for the first time ever.


China Cadillac chief sees 2017 growth but slower

17 January 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Cadillac expects slower growth in China this year after a 2016 spike spurred by the opening of a dedicated factory.


Mitsubishi Motors Europe sales dip 7% in 2016

16 January 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Mitsubishi Motors sales in the 34 countries it calls Europe fell 7% year on year to 162,495 in 2016, a reasonable decrease "as planned", according to the automaker.


Exports and innovation to boost UK

16 January 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Increased exports and innovation activity will drive the UK car industry to new heights, according to a new report.


Brazil's 2016 worse than expected

13 January 2017 | Fernando Calmon

The difficult 2016 was the Brazil vehicle market's fourth downturn year in a row. With hindsight, it is easy to conclude there was excess optimism, exaggerated interventionism and poor assessment of the future. The Inovar-Auto programmes back in 2012 forecast sales of 4.5m light and heavy units by 2016/2017 - the tally last year was 2.05m, down over 20% on 2015.


China vehicle market exceeded 28m units in 2016

13 January 2017 | Tony Pugliese

New vehicle sales in China expanded by 13.7% to 28.03m units last year, up from 24.6m in 2015, according to the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM).


Hyundai recalls Tucson in China, South Korea

13 January 2017 | Tony Pugliese

Hyundai Motor is to recall 184,000 Tucson SUVs in South Korea and China from next month due to problems with the suspension system.



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