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ANALYSIS - Nissan future models part 1

20 April 2017 | Glenn Brooks

This is the first of two features which looks at the future models of the Nissan brand. Here, the focus is on cars, from Kei-class to Luxury, along with the 370Z/Fairlady Z and GT-R sports cars. The final part in the Nissan Motor Company series will examine Nissan brand crossovers, SUVs, MPVs, pick-ups, Hybrids, EVs and PHEVs.

Japanese automakers strengthen grip on SE Asia

4 April 2017 | Tony Pugliese

The Japanese auto industry maintained its strong grip on the vehicle markets of southeast Asia last year, according to exclusive data provided to just-auto.

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.

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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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VW Brazil to produce Polo, Virtus, SUV and pickup

21 April 2017 | Fernando Calmon

A daring offensive of four new model launches by 2019 in the price bracket BRL45,000/US$14,500 through BRL90,000/$29,000.

Visteon wins Dongfeng cockpit controller deal

21 April 2017 | Graeme Roberts

China's second largest vehicle manufacturer, Dongfeng Motor, has chosen Visteon's SmartCore cockpit domain controller technology for a future domestic light vehicle programme. This will be the first SmartCore application in China.

China premium car market growth ahead - Audi

20 April 2017 | Dave Leggett

China's premium car market will grow by around half over the next decade, according to remarks made in Shanghai by Audi CEO Rupert Stadler.

Porsche eyes electrification for power, emissions

20 April 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Porsche reportedly is looking to expand its range of electric powered vehicles to add power and adapt to Chinese emissions restrictions that are expected to become the world's toughest.

Pricey cars making China comeback

20 April 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Four years after China’s president Xi Jinping started cracking down on corruption and conspicuous consumption, the most extravagant fast cars are making a comeback, according to a media report.

Lincoln adds models for China market growth

20 April 2017 | Dave Leggett

Ford's premium Lincoln brand is targeting more volume growth in China on the back of new model introductions for the market.

SAIC slows US plans till Trump policies clear

20 April 2017 | Graeme Roberts

SAIC Motor, China’s biggest carmaker by sales, reportedly has halted a plan to export its own branded vehicles to the US until it gets more clarity on Sino-US trade policy under President Donald Trump.

2017 Auto Shanghai motor show world premieres

20 April 2017 | Glenn Brooks

Auto Shanghai 2017 did not disappoint, with a vast number of concept, prototype and production model world debuts. The most important vehicle premiere will probably prove to be the Wuling Hong Guang S3, this being the first SUV for the number one brand in the world's largest market.

Kia to build 300k plant in India

19 April 2017 | Tony Pugliese

Kia Motors is close to announcing a major investment in a new vehicle assembly plant in the southern Indian state of Andra Pradesh, according to reports in India and South Korea quoting government and company sources.

Adient's seating mechanisms China JV plans plant

19 April 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Adient, the global seating supplier, plans to open a new 90,000 sq m seating mechanisms plant in Changshu on land of 250,000 sq m through one of its China joint ventures — Adient Yanfeng Seating Mechanism.

Skoda shows first electric car in Shanghai

19 April 2017 | Dave Leggett

Skoda has unveiled its first electric concept car in Shanghai. The VW Group owned brand said it will be introducing five purely electrically-powered cars by 2025, in addition to plug-in hybrid models.

Recaro seating launched in China

19 April 2017 | Graeme Roberts

For launch in China, Adient's Recaro Automotive Seating is positioning itself as a premium brand manufacturer of performance seats for sporty luxury vehicles. At Auto Shanghai 2017, the company is presenting tailor-made products for Chinese OEMs and aftermarket applications.

ZF expanding engineering centre in Shanghai

19 April 2017 | Graeme Roberts

ZF is expanding its engineering centre in Shanghai.

Toyota to conduct Mirai FCV tests in China

19 April 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Toyota Motor Corporation will send two Mirai fuel cell vehicles (FCVs) to China in October 2017 to conduct demonstration tests in the country.

Nissan Brazil Kicks off local production

18 April 2017 | Fernando Calmon

In the day by day activity at the Nissan Brazil manufacturing plant, 162km/100 miles northwest of Rio de Janeiro City, AGVs, or automatically guided vehicles, tiny, self-guided robots pull different parts carts and trolleys, driving through corridors while playing a selection of up to eight songs.

Toneluck Electro-Mechanics to build Mexico plant

18 April 2017 | Tony Pugliese

Chinese automotive parts manufacturer Huizhou Toneluck Electro-Mechanics has announced plans to set up a plant in Mexico to help expand its sales in North America.

Suzuki JV to produce li-ion batteries in India

18 April 2017 | Tony Pugliese

Suzuki Motor has agreed to establish a joint venture with Toshiba and Denso to produce lithium-ion batteries in India.

India car market heading for 8m a year by 2025

13 April 2017 | Dave Leggett

India's car market is on target to become the world's third largest by the middle of the next decade with annual sales around 8m a year, according to Mahindra MD and head of automotive operations Dr Pawan Goenka.

Russia bangs import substitution drum - DLA Piper

13 April 2017 | Simon Warburton

Global law firm, DLA Piper says Russia is focused on addressing the needs of the country's automotive industry in a plan designed to boost the sector until 2025 using a combination of incentives and import substitution initiatives.

Jeep India MD sees RHD Compass as a turning point

13 April 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Fiat Chrysler is betting on the locally made Jeep Compass to shake off its insignificant presence in the Indian car market, with its chief executive telling ETAuto the new SUV will be the "tipping point" for the turnaround of Fiat Chrysler in the country.

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