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PSA Groupe, as PSA Peugeot-Citroen now likes to be known, has turned itself around since the dark days of 2012 when it made an annual loss o...
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Peter Mertens, senior vice president, research and development, Volvo Car Group, describes the cooperative development of the new Compact Modular Architecture (CMA) with parent Geely as "good relations" though the start was a little rocky as culture and time zones took some adjusting to, on both sides.
Along with Dacia in Romania, Avtovaz in Russia and Samsung in Korea, the Renault-Nissan Alliance is now one of the top four automobile manufacturers with global sales of 8.5m in 2015. Roger Stansfield recently caught up with CEO Carlos Ghosn.
The market for medium size pickups here in Brazil may be small but it keeps growing largely thanks to sales in medium-size and small cities, especially those where agribusiness is strong. In 2015 the sector accounted for 4.5% of all vehicle sales, rising to 5.9% in the first quarter of 2016.
A series of new C-segment vehicles will offer the option of adding plug-in electric all-wheel drive using GKN Driveline’s latest electric axle drive (eAxle) technology. The eAxle is an evolution of systems developed for hybrid supercars that use electric all-wheel drive to boost performance and efficiency.
As part of the energy transition process and in line with the technological offensive spelled out in its Push to Pass strategic plan, PSA Group said it was firmly focused on diversifying its technological offering with plug-in hybrid petrol engines and next-generation electric powertrains, which will be used in particular to equip e-CMP, its future electric platform developed in partnership with Dongfeng Motors.
Toyota Motor has said it would recall almost 1.6m additional US vehicles for front passenger side Takata air bag inflators that could rupture.
Volvo Car UK has appointed Jon Wakefield as acting managing director, effective 1 July. HE succeeds Nick Connor who has been appointed chief executive of Polestar.
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has named Reid Bigland chief executive of the Alfa Romeo and Maserati brands though he will remain head of US sales and the chief executive of FCA Canada.
The second generation of Peugeot's 3008 crossover will have its public debut at the Paris motor show.
Peugeot has revealed its redesigned 3008 SUV ahead of its Paris show debut in September. At just 4,450mm in length, it is one of the most compact models in its segment but offers greater passenger and luggage space over the outgoing model.
Fuji Heavy Industries, which will officially change its name to Subaru Corporation on 1 April, 2017, as part of a plan to increase the recognition of the Subaru brand, will deepen the product development partnership forged with fellow Japanese automaker Toyota Motor, Fuji president Yasuyuki Yoshinaga said in a recent interview with The Nikkei.
Nissan Motor, which plans to spend $2.2 billion on a one-third controlling stake in Mitsubishi Motors, aims to place its former global technical chief in charge of reform at its smaller rival, which is mired in a fuel economy data scandal, a media report said.
Toyota plans to move away from using low-cost platforms in India, and switch to the new Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) in upcoming models.
Volkswagen and IG Metall have agreed a pay deal. Base pay for employees covered by the collective agreement is to be increased in two stages, by 2.8% effective 1 September, 2016 and 2% effective 1 August, 2017. Each employee will receive a pension building block of EUR200 (US$224.5). In addition, a further development of provisions on partial early retirement has been agreed, allowing greater differentiation of partial early retirement schemes. It was also agreed that the profit share would be calculated on the basis of a two-year period in the future. The collective agreement has a term of 20 months.
General Motors will give debit cards or extended warranties to 146,000 North American owners of new sport utility vehicles to compensate them because the automaker overstated the vehicles' fuel efficiency, a media report said.
China’s Zhejiang Geely Holding Group has raised US$400m through a 'green' bond issue to fund the development of a hybrid successor to the black cab at its London Taxi Company (LTC) subsidiary.
In less than four months, General Motors’ personal mobility brand Maven has expanded into five US markets with Boston, Chicago and Washington DC added this week to New York City and Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Zhejiang Geely Holding Group has raised US$400m to support the development of zero-emission capable vehicles by its UK subsidiary, the London Taxi Company (LTC), maker or the iconic London Black Cab.
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.
Romania’s Sebes was not a serious candidate for Daimler’s new engine factory due to the poor infrastructure, according to economy minister Costin Borc, romania-insider.com reported, citing Ziarul Financiar.
Hitachi Automotive Systems says its electric parking brake is being used on Mazda's new three-row midsize CX-9 crossover SUV.
Toyota has temporarily halted production at its San Antonio pickup plant due to storm damage.
Sadly, returned vets don't always get the help they need, returning to civvy life with physical and mental scars yet to heal fully.
The hype over Tesla's so-called 'Gigafactory' is reaching new levels with the release of drone footage showing its sheer size.
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