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A global survey of professionals across four industries – including automotive – shows that global auto industry confidence is holding up, d...
In September 2015, the industry – and VW in particular – was dealt a seismic shock when it became clear that VW had sought to cheat US emiss...
Having seen the enormous and ongoing success of the Qashqai in European markets, Renault has at last entered the segment which was more or l...
It has no rich parent; no manufacturing plant in Europe; sells no hybrids, EVs or PHEVs. Plus, a new roadster has just been added to the mod...
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.
Russia, Lexus' number one market in its European region, might be down, but UK sales are up strongly. On balance then, 2014 has been a good year, according to the brand's Head of Europe. Next, he promises more hybrids but no diesels. Why?
China is the largest passenger vehicle market in the world in terms of both production and sales volumes and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) are looking to harness the potential of this vast market by rolling out new and improved powertrains, according to a new report.
LMC Automotive has cut its forecast for auto sales in the US for 2016-2023, based on the recent plateauing of year-on-year sales growth, combined with growing economic and political risk in the US and globally, potentially impacting trade, the US economy and consumer confidence.
Nissan Motor chief competitive officer Hiroto Saikawa told the annual general meeting in the company's home city of Yokohama, Japan, the automaker had made continued progress on its mid-term business plan, enhanced operational efficiency and delivered "solid" financial results in fiscal 2015. He also highlighted growth in global sales volumes, reaching a new record of 5.43m units amid strong demand in North America and a continued recovery in western Europe.
Russia's Industry Ministry says domestic automotive component manufacture is increasing despite the continuing struggles of the sector in the country, which has seen huge sales falls.
Continental aims to more than double component sales in China to EUR10bn by 2020, from EUR4.5bn in 2015, according to local reports quoting company executives.
China's Ping an Bank estimates the domestic automotive market will reach 28m-30m vehicles by 2020 as outlined in the government's 13th five-year plan.
Magna reckons the anticipated significant growth in China's new electric vehicle (NEV) makers will present 'huge challenges' as suppliers look to provide the necessary components.
Europe's Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA), has revised its forecast for 2016 car registrations up from its initial January forecast of 2% growth.
Despite presenting fairly solid Q1 2016 performance data on 22 April, and forecasts for the full year for unit sales "slightly below the level of the previous year" and EBIT "at the prior-year" level, Daimler Trucks has now, just less than one month later, acknowledged that these predictions were overly-optimistic.
Kia Motors and Total Lubrifiants have renewed their partnership agreement for another five years with Total remaining Kia's "preferred" aftermarket lubricants supplier exclusively across a network of 5,500 dealers in 180 countries - including west European markets from 1 January, 2017.
LED technology will power 20% of light vehicle front headlights by 2030, from just 2% in 2015, according to the latest headlight fitment forecasts by just-auto's research unit, QUBE.
Thailand's total domestic car sales are expected to fall 10% year on year in 2016 to 720,000 units, the president of Toyota's Thai unit said, citing a weaker economy and a newly introduced tax.
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' (FCA) financial performance last year came in at the top end of the company's own forecasts, chief executive Sergio Marchionne said in Detroit on Monday.
The global automotive industry stands on the brink of unprecedented change due to the impact of eight discrete megatrends, according to a new report from just-auto, set to be published next month.
Hyundai Motor and affiliate Kia Motors have set a combined global sales target of 8.13m units for 2016.
Visteon's sales for the third quarter ended 30 September 2015 were up 1.9% year on year to US$808m. Pre-tax operating income was $31m compared to a previous-year loss of $11m. Net income rose to $5m from a $21m loss.
Canada's powerful automotive supplier body, APMA, is urging its government stand firm in the face of intense pressure to ink the current Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) deal, as criticism grows it forms part of President Barack Obama's wishlist of 'legacy' deals before he vacates office.
Americans flocked to dealer lots in July, snapping up more than 1.5m cars and trucks, an increase of 5.3% from July 2014, well above analyst forecasts.
Tenneco has reported second quarter net income down to US$78m compared with US$81m last year.
Russia's Association of European Businesses (AEB) says a fall of 30% in new car and LCV sales for June is "less dramatic" than previous months, but is still forecasting a year-end figure down 36% to 1.55m.
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