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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.

Does Grandland X mean the end for Vauxhall Zafira?

20 February 2017 | Glenn Brooks

General Motors Europe will be having a busy 2017, rolling out not only the new Insignia in no less than four body styles, but two new SUVs, the Crossland X and larger Grandland X. So does the latter take over from the similarly sized Zafira Tourer? Not at all, insist both Opel and Vauxhall.

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.

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Citroën will adapt for success in UK market - MD

19 December 2016 | Dave Leggett

Bek Hassan, Managing Director - Citroën & DS Automobiles UK, talks to just-auto about the opportunity ahead for the two brands in the UK car market, despite current 'challenging times'.

Industry 4.0 and how it will transform automotive

14 November 2016 | Calum MacRae

Industrie 4.0 is the trending "buzz terminology" in the manufacturing sector - with BMW and Daimler among many prominent proponents - and encompasses the digitalisation of industry value chains. just-auto’s Calum MacRae caught up with Prof. Dr.-Ing. Thomas Bauernhansl of the Fraunhofer IPA, who is one of the world’s foremost experts on Industrie 4.0, to find out what the implications are likely to be for the automotive sector.

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Unite urges UK PM to support Vauxhall jobs

22 February 2017 | Simon Warburton

British labour body, Unite, is urging the UK government to match any political or financial commitment made by Berlin or Paris to Opel plants as PSA Groupe pushes the possibility of creating "a European champion with French-German roots."

Mercedes confirms Russia car plant

21 February 2017 | Dave Leggett

Mercedes-Benz is to create a new plant to make cars in the Moscow Region of Russia from 2019.

just-auto Plus only PSA Group Sochaux plant on road to modernisation

21 February 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

With "Sochaux 2022", a project that has mobilised a dedicated multi-skilled team on the Sochaux site for the last 36 months, the PSA Group shows its ambition to turn the Sochaux site into...

just-auto Plus only NSG upgrades its Kentucky automotive glass plant

21 February 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

NSG Group announced that it is making significant technology and manufacturing upgrades at its automotive glass plant in Versailles, Kentucky, US. Scheduled to start this spring, the US$7.5m...

UK union requests ugent PSA CEO talks

17 February 2017 | Simon Warburton

British union leaders are requesting urgent talks with the CEO of PSA Groupe as speculation grows any new Franco-German alliance could be at the expense of future UK commitments.

Great Wall to launch premium brand SUVs

16 February 2017 | Tony Pugliese

China’s leading SUV manufacturer, Great Wall Motor, plans to launch a new high-end SUV brand later this year to help drive sales of premium models.

just-auto Plus only Honda Indiana plant begins first SUV production

16 February 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

Associates at Honda Manufacturing of Indiana, on 15 February 2017 celebrated the start of production of the all-new 2017 Honda CR-V – the first SUV built at the plant since it began...

English union digs in heels over Vauxhall and PSA

15 February 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Following his meeting with Greg Clark, the secretary of state for business and industrial strategy, the leader of the UK union, Unite said General Motors had a moral duty to stand by the UK workforce – and repeated his call for the backing given by government to Nissan, to ensure that it maintains its UK car production when the UK leaves the European Union, is offered to the rest of the UK car industry.

Mercedes Benz upgrading Untertürkheim plant

15 February 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Mercedes-Benz is taking the next step in the modernisation of Untertürkheim, its lead plant for powertrain production worldwide.

PSA mulls Opel purchase from GM

14 February 2017 | Simon Warburton

PSA Groupe is confirming it is in talks with General Motors for the potential purchase of Opel.

UK Police recover all stolen JLR engines

14 February 2017 | Simon Warburton

British Police say all engines stolen from Jaguar Land Rover's (JLR) Solihull plant in the UK Midlands region have been recovered, with four men bailed to appear pending further enquiries.

PSA urges caution as it mulls Opel purchase

14 February 2017 | Simon Warburton

PSA Groupe is warning there is "no certainty" at this stage its potential acquisition of General Motors subsidiary, Opel, will go ahead.

PSA looks to Iran regional export post-sanctions

14 February 2017 | Simon Warburton

PSA Groupe says it is "very, very keen" to use its burgeoning relationships with Iranian automakers as a springboard for exports to the Middle East.

PSA eyes 60% Iran localisation as JVs ramp up

14 February 2017 | Simon Warburton

PSA Groupe says it is aiming for a localisation rate of up to 60% in Iran with its SAIPA joint-venture as the pace of automotive development ramps higher following the ending of most international economic sanctions.

AvtoVAZ 2016 net loss of RUB45bn but revenue up

13 February 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

AvtoVAZ Group has posted a 2016 net loss of RUB44.8bn (US$772m), including impairment and restructuring costs, but the automaker increased revenue by 4.8% to RUB184.9bn.

Russia January passenger and LCV sales dip 5%

13 February 2017 | Simon Warburton

Russia's Association of European Businesses (AEB) says January sales of new passenger cars and LCVs decreased by 5% last month, representing a slightly disappointing performance from December's fall of just 1%.

Toyota boosts US truck and SUV capacity

13 February 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Spending on boosting US pickup truck and SUV production capacity should help narrow the gap with the US auto industry average for bigger vehicles increasingly popular with American consumers, a top Toyota executive said recently.

just-auto Plus only ZF produces 100,000 AKC systems in four years

13 February 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

With Active Kinematics Control (AKC), ZF has become a market leader for active rear axle steering (RAS) in passenger cars and is constantly expanding its offering. The company has now produced more...

McLaren brings carbon fibre production in-house

10 February 2017 | Graeme Roberts

McLaren Automotive has announced the first details of its new Composites Technology Centre close to the campus of the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) at the University of Sheffield, and built with support from Sheffield City Council.

FCA now falls under French anti-fraud spotlight

9 February 2017 | Simon Warburton

Fiat Chrysler Automobile (FCA) has become the latest manufacturer to fall under the forensic spotlight of France's anti-fraud office (DGCCRF) concerning emissions testing, but strongly insists its diesel vehicles comply with regulations.

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