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21 February 2017 | Glenn Brooks
This is the third of five features in a series which examines the current and future models for Groupe PSA's passenger car brands. Following on from a look at DS, and then at the A-to-E segment sedans, hatchbacks and estates of the Citroën brand; the division's next electric models, SUVs and monospaces are explored below. Peugeot, the subject of the final two chapters, will follow in the coming days.
16 February 2017 | Glenn Brooks
This is the second feature in a five-part series which examines the current and future models for PSA Group's passenger car brands. Following on from a look at DS, the focus now turns to Citroën. Peugeot, the subject of the final two chapters, will follow a second Citroën feature which looks at the brand's future SUVs, monospaces and electric vehicles.
7 February 2017 | Glenn Brooks
January was yet another excellent month in the UK for Jaguar, its sales rise of 20 per cent outpacing the market's 11 per per cent gain. Much of the additional volume is coming from the F-PACE, yet the brand's two youngest saloons are also doing well. The larger of those, the XF, has had some updates for model year 2017 and an estate will be added for MY2018.
3 February 2017 | Glenn Brooks
The future model strategy for DS is explored here in this, the first in a series concerning the passenger car brands of PSA Group. The other chapters will be a focus on Citroën, followed by Peugeot.
3 December 2015 | Roger Stansfield
"In future, all energy will come as electricity." Those words are not from some environmental activist or soundbite politician, but from a senior figure within the auto industry, which perhaps makes them all the more surprising.
23 July 2015 | Glenn Brooks
There years ago this month Paul Philpott became the managing director of Kia Motors for the UK and Ireland. This followed a stint at Kia Motors Europe (KME) in Frankfurt and prior to that, senior roles at Ford of Britain and Toyota GB.
22 February 2017 | Glenn Brooks
Land Rover has announced the Range Rover Velar, Aston Martin will reveal the Vanquish S and Dacia will premiere a Stepway version of the Logan MCV at the Geneva motor show.
21 February 2017 | Dave Leggett
The California Energy Commission (CEC) has posted a Notice of Proposed Award (NOPA) outlining subsidies to support hydrogen refuelling infrastructure in California.
16 February 2017 | Graeme Roberts
A federal judge this week has granted preliminary approval to Volkswagen's plan to pay at least US$1.22bn to fix or buy back nearly 80,000 polluting three-litre diesel vehicles in the United States.
10 February 2017 | Graeme Roberts
PSA Groupe has said it is surprised at the decision made by the French Competition, Consumer Affairs and Prevention of fraud department (DGCCRF) to send the conclusions of its investigation (into some kind of fraud involving emissions, though details have not been made public) to the public prosecutor (as previously done for VW, Renault and Fiat, according to Le Figaro).
3 February 2017 | Simon Warburton
Bosch has followed hard on the heels of Volkswagen in reaching civil settlements of US$328m in the US in connection with VW, Audi and Porsche vehicles, although the German supplier is at pains to stress "no acknowledgement of the alleged facts, no acceptance of any liability."
2 February 2017 | Graeme Roberts
Parent company Volkswagen AG and Volkswagen Group of America said they had reached proposed agreements to resolve outstanding civil claims regarding around 78,000 affected vehicles with three-litre TDI V6 diesel engines in the United States.
30 January 2017 | Dave Leggett
American car dealers have called for an easing of US federal regulations on fuel efficiency at their annual national convention being held in New Orleans.
26 January 2017 | Simon Warburton
Tata Motors has unveiled its Starbus Electric 9m, Electric 12m and Starbus Hybrid 12m buses, as well as showcasing India's first fuel cell bus (12m), LNG-powered (12m) and 18m articulated vehicles.
23 January 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News
Ford Motor Company is launching a multimillion-pound project designed to help improve air quality in London as the automaker accelerates its electrification plans with 13 new global electrified...
19 January 2017 | Graeme Roberts
Former Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn has declined to tell German lawmakers when he first learned of diesel emissions test cheating but said it was no earlier than VW has officially admitted.
17 January 2017 | Graeme Roberts
A row has again broken out between Germany and Italy over vehicle emissions.
16 January 2017 | Simon Warburton
Renault is reiterating its vehicles comply with domestic and European emissions regulations, following its opinion the French Prosecutor was likely to continue with its investigation into the issue.
16 January 2017 | Chris Wright
A study for the UK's department of transport (DfT) by the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership shows that dedicated gas commercial vehicles could deliver significant greenhouse gas (GHG) savings when a non-fossil, renewable or synthetic methane blend is used.
16 January 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News
The sleek vehicle styling on display this week at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit is bound to generate excitement. But the sophisticated new powertrain technologies...
13 January 2017 | Glenn Brooks
According to a trademark filing, 'Stonic' will be the name of a new Kia model. It is believed that this will be applied to the YB-SUV due out later in 2017.
13 January 2017 | Chris Wright
In the wake of recent diesel emissions controversies, a new report by the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) shows that the average amount of nitrogen oxides (NOx) present in exhaust emissions from modern diesel passenger cars is more than double the levels from modern trucks and buses.
13 January 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News
Cummins on 12 January 2017 stated that it does not supply engines for the FCA vehicles that are discussed in the Environmental Protection Agency's Notice of Violation issued today, nor was...
12 January 2017 | Graeme Roberts
Increased government scrutiny following the Volkswagen 'dieselgate' has led to the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issuing a notice of violation to Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and FCA US for alleged violations of the Clean Air Act relating to NOx emissions from diesel vehicles. Promising a fight, FCA US in turn insisted its "diesel-powered vehicles meet all applicable regulatory requirements".
12 January 2017 | Graeme Roberts
Volkswagen investors have demanded greater transparency and reforms at the carmaker after it admitted to criminal offences in rigging U.S. emissions tests and U.S. prosecutors indicted six current and former managers over the scandal.
11 January 2017 | Glenn Brooks
All the world premieres from the 2017 North American International Auto Show are listed below. The most important models this year were of course the ninth generation Toyota Camry, which will also be the first vehicle using the (TN)GA-K architecture to be manufactured in the US; and the updated Ford F-150 which gains fresh engines, including a diesel.