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ANALYSIS - Citroën future models part 2

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.

ANALYSIS - Citroën future models

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.

Jaguar sales surge 76% due to F-PACE and XF

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.

What PSA Group must do to turn DS around [updated]

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.

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Why hydrogen is coming, according to Kia

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.

Q&A: Kia MD sees 100,000 sales in UK

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.

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Geneva show debuts list - Range Rover Velar

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.

Toyota/Shell to add fuel cell stations in Calif.

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.

VW's three-litre compo plan gets preliminary US go

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.

PSA's 'surprise' at regulator's referral

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).

Bosch US$328m diesel settlement but no liability

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."

VW agrees settlement with private plaintiffs/USFTC

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.

NADA calls for relaxation of fuel efficiency rules

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.

Tata Motors launches Starbus electric and hybrid

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.

just-auto Plus only Ford begins plug-in hybrid van trials in London

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...

Former VW CEO cagey on emissions cheat timing

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.

Germany v Italy over FCA diesel emissions, again

17 January 2017 | Graeme Roberts

A row has again broken out between Germany and Italy over vehicle emissions.

Emissions probe likely to continue - Renault

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.

Study shows gas CVs have UK potential

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.

just-auto Plus only Freudenberg leveraging new technical capabilities

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...

EXCLUSIVE - Kia B-SUV to be called Stonic

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.

Cars emit more NOx than trucks and buses - report

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.

just-auto Plus only Cummins statement on EPA's notice to FCA

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...

EPA hits FCA with violation notice over diesel NOx

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".

Investors want VW reforms, more transparency

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.

2017 Detroit auto show - world debuts list

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.

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