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Volvo's engine and platform independence progress

Engines are expensive items for an automaker to develop and, after sharing some powertrains with former owner Ford, Volvo, under new Chinese...

Advanced tech previews from OEMs - PLDB

There has been a flurry of announcements in recent weeks concerning the next wave of high-tech components....

Indian summer for SsangYong - ANALYSIS

SsangYong, the smallest, oldest, and worst-named of Korea’s motor manufacturers, has finally produced a car that measures up to the competit...

Integrated Canadian test cells impress OEMs

It takes a fair bit to impress engineers from a major OEM but the boffins from a major Canadian university reckon they achieved that recentl...

Latest Interviews

CEO says Citroen wants to be quirky again 25 Nov 2015

Chris Wright

Citroen is looking to re-establish its reputation for being unconventional, or even quirky, as it aims to boost sales from 1.2m to 1.6m globally by 2020.

Car firms 'must embrace mobility changes' 11 Nov 2015

Dave Leggett

Ford's former Chief Technical Officer Paul Mascarenas has told just-auto that he believes the challenges faced by the auto industry currently put it at a pivotal stage and those firms who fail to embrace the emerging mega-trends will lose out.

Latest News

World premieres at 2015 Guangzhou motor show 30 Nov 15

Glenn Brooks

A list of world premieres at the 2015 Guangzhou motor show appears below.

Audi suspends two engineers over US diesel V6 27 Nov 15

Graeme Roberts

Audi has suspended two engineers after its larger diesel engines were found evading emissions limits in the United States, Audi CEO Rupert Stadler told a newspaper.

Honda Japan output down in 2015 but rises abroad 27 Nov 15

Graeme Roberts

Despite notable increases in exports to North America and Europe, due to changed sourcing patterns, Honda production in Japan dipped 0.7% year on year in October to 75,448 units.

Low-carbon may create 66,000 French jobs - report 26 Nov 15

Simon Warburton

Renault, Michelin and a raft of energy providers, as well as suppliers, are backing a low-carbon report published ahead of next week's COP21 meeting where dozens of Heads of State are expected to descend on Paris.

SMMT hails UK Catapult funding committment 26 Nov 15

Simon Warburton

UK automotive supplier association, Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), is welcoming yesterday's (25 November) British government Spending Review, which is pledging to increase funding for Britain's technology Catapult Centres.

Mercedes contracts extra GLCs to Valmet Finland 26 Nov 15

Graeme Roberts

Mercedes-Benz will expand GLC production by contracting out additional volume to Valmet Automotive which will start assemby from 2017 at its plant in Uusikaupunki.

Latest blogs

Trump and Ford 30 Oct 15

Dave Leggett

The US presidential campaigning that seems to go on forever is something that can look a little perplexing at times to overseas observers.

Sparkle in the rain 29 Oct 15

Simon Warburton

To the backdrop of bright autumnal sunshine - not to mention a certain German automaker's woes - this year's recent FKG Suppliers Forum in Gothenburg fused a heady mixture of knowledge exchange and networking.

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