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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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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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BMW pushes tariff-free access post-Brexit

23 January 2017 | Simon Warburton

BMW says it is in talks with German and British government bodies, as well as the VDA, with the Munich-based automaker urging London to maintain tariff-free access to the European Union (EU) post Brexit.


Will CR-V top Honda's Civic in the US this year?

23 January 2017 | Graeme Roberts

The new generation CR-V appears likely to to become Honda's top seller in the United States but a top executive isn't ruling out the also recently redesigned Civic.


GM India halts new product spend for review

23 January 2017 | Graeme Roberts

General Motors has halted spending on new models for India while it reviews its future product line, a media report said.


VDA warns of "protectionism" as Trump starts

23 January 2017 | Simon Warburton

German automotive body, VDA, says the US would be "shooting itself in the foot," if newly-installed US President, Donald Trump makes good on his comments he could impose a 35% border tax on imported vehicles.


VDA urges UK trade status quo as Article 50 looms

20 January 2017 | Simon Warburton

Germany's powerful automotive industry association, VDA, is urging trading conditions with the UK and the European Union (EU) remain as they are as Britain starts to flesh out its wish list for leaving the Brussels body.


Toyota builds 2m in North America again

20 January 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Toyota announced on the eve of the US presidential inauguration it had booked another record year of North American vehicle production with 2,124,608 vehicles leaving its North American vehicle assembly plants. Volume was up 4.4% year on year.


just-auto Plus only Yanfeng opens new automotive interiors facility

20 January 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

Yanfeng Automotive Interiors officially opened its new manufacturing facility on 19 January 2017 in Chattanooga, Tennessee to support Volkswagen Chattanooga. This new facility represents an...


just-auto Plus only Toyota North America production up 4.4% in 2016

20 January 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

In 2016, Toyota achieved another record year of North American vehicle production with 2,124,608 vehicles built at its North American vehicle assembly plants. Production volume was up 4.4% over the...


Nissan starts vehicle assembly in Myanmar

18 January 2017 | Dave Leggett

Nissan and its local partner Tan Chong Motor (Myanmar) Co., Ltd. (TCMM) have begun assembling cars in Myanmar (also widely known by its former name, Burma), starting with the 'New Sunny' model.


just-auto Plus only Reliance/Sibur set butyl rubber facility in India

18 January 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

Reliance Sibur Elastomers Private Limited (RSEPL), a joint venture between Sibur and Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), announced plans for setting up South Asia’s first halogenated butyl...


GM announces $1bn spend on US manufacturing

17 January 2017 | Graeme Roberts

General Motors has announced an additional US$1bn spend on its US manufacturing operations, as heralded by earlier media reports.


UK quits Single Market but leaves auto door ajar

17 January 2017 | Simon Warburton

British Prime Minister, Theresa May has confirmed the UK will not remain a member of the EU trade bloc's Single Market but will seek access to it through a Free Trade Agreement, which she says could see the automotive sector trading using Single Market "arrangements."


Iran stars as Renault powers to record 2016 sales

17 January 2017 | Simon Warburton

Groupe Renault has unveiled record sales for 2016, up 13.3% to 3.18m vehicles with Iran the stand-out market booming 110% to double its market share in a single year.


Audi-FAW JV to include EVs

17 January 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Audi plans to "significantly" the range of models produced locally at FAW VW and enter new segments, including electrified vehicles.


GM bringing forward $1bn US spend announcement

17 January 2017 | Graeme Roberts

US media overnight reported General Motors will today announce around US$1bn in factory investment and job retention plans but the plans have long been in the works, would have been announced regardless of political pressure and come after several thousand jobs were axed recently.


just-auto Plus only FHI global sales up 3% in 2016

17 January 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

Fuji Heavy Industries (FHI), the manufacturer of Subaru automobiles on 17 January 2017 announced its annual production and retail sales plans for calendar year...


just-auto Plus only FHI /TCMA TH jointly to produce Subaru vehicles

17 January 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

Fuji Heavy Industries (FHI), the manufacturer of Subaru automobiles, on 17 January 2016, announced its plan to enter into a basic agreement on establishing a joint venture in February 2017 with TC...


Trump threatens German OEMs with 35% US tariffs

16 January 2017 | Dave Leggett

US president-elect Donald Trump has warned German OEMs that he will impose a 35% border tax on vehicles imported to the US.


Renault inks labour deal but provokes CGT fury

16 January 2017 | Simon Warburton

Renault France and three of its major unions have inked the Cap 2020 agreement outlining the future direction for the automaker, although the more militant CGT labour body has condemned the deal as "bad for the staff and bad for the business," in a wide-ranging document outlining its grievances.


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.



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