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Renault future model plans - Part 2 of 2

24 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 the third was a look at current and future Renault brand models in the A, B, C and D segments. The final instalment below is a focus on crossovers/SUVs, monospaces/MPVs, pick-ups and EVs.


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.


Mini goes after Qashqai with new F60 Countryman

18 January 2017 | Glenn Brooks

A second Mini model in the C segment goes on sale in Britain and other European nations from February. The new, bigger Countryman leaves the B-C size class, there is no successor for the Paceman and all build this time is by VDL in the Netherlands instead of by Magna Steyr in Austria.


ANALYSIS - The four-cylinder Porsche Cayman S

13 January 2017 | Glenn Brooks

Emissions. Reading that word surely makes executives at Volkswagen Group divisions shudder. But sometimes its use is benign: the new 2.5-litre flat-four turbo in the Porsche 718 Cayman S is low on CO2, returns more than 35mpg in the real world and sounds like no other previous Porsche engine.


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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 debut - Mitsubishi 'compact' SUV

24 January 2017 | Glenn Brooks

A small Mitsubishi SUV will make its world premiere at the Geneva motor show, MMC has announced.


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.


just-auto Plus only FCA US presents new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid

11 January 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

The all-new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid, the most efficient minivan of all time, offers consumers a brighter shade of green performance.   How much brighter? Just over 31%,...


VW executive arrested and charged in US

10 January 2017 | Graeme Roberts

A Volkswagen executive has been arrested in Florida and charged with conspiracy to defraud the United States over the company's diesel emissions cheating.


New Mazda engine 'boosts fuel efficiency by 30%'

9 January 2017 | Dave Leggett

Mazda will reportedly introduce a new engine at the end of 2018 that offers as much as 30% higher fuel efficiency by using pressure, not spark plugs, to ignite fuel in the cylinders


US diesel sales 'regained momentum' later in 2016

9 January 2017 | Graeme Roberts

The US diesel car market regained momentum in the second half of 2016, according to a lobby group.


CES 2017 - list of world debuts

6 January 2017 | Glenn Brooks

The 2017 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, open to the public between 5 and 8 January, hosted multiple car, concept and automotive technology world premieres.


Seoul court jails Volkswagen Korea manager

6 January 2017 | Glenn Brooks

A court in Seoul has handed down a custodial sentence for a manager employed by Audi Volkswagen Korea. The employee has been sentenced to eighteen months in prison for forging data concerning the emissions and noise levels of imported cars.


Cities team with Texas for autonomous research

5 January 2017 | Simon Warburton

Cities and regions are partnering with the Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI), the University of Texas at Austin’s Center for Transportation Research (CTR) and Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) to form the Texas Automated Vehicle (AV) Proving Ground Partnership.



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