Vehicle product & design: Latest news and analysis articles
21 April 2017 | Glenn Brooks
The IS hybrid is one of those cars you don't often see, especially in the UK, which is a pity, as the IS 300h deserves to be far more popular than it is.
20 April 2017 | Glenn Brooks
This is the first of two features which looks at the future models of the Nissan brand. Here, the focus is on cars, from Kei-class to Luxury, along with the 370Z/Fairlady Z and GT-R sports cars. The final part in the Nissan Motor Company series will examine Nissan brand crossovers, SUVs, MPVs, pick-ups, Hybrids, EVs and PHEVs.
18 April 2017 | Glenn Brooks
SUVs and crossovers might be stealing sales from many two-door cars but that doesn't mean premium-priced models are disappearing. Far from it. Audi continues to respond to the challenge of strong competition from the BMW 4 Series and Mercedes C-Class Coupé by rolling out multiple derivatives of the new A5 range.
13 April 2017 | Matthew Beecham
Continuing QUBE/just-auto's review of interior design and technology trends, we take a closer look inside Volvo’s premium mid-size V60. Its uncomplicated cockpit swathed with soft-touch trim and supportive leather seats make this a comfortable place to drive from A to B.
19 April 2017 | Matthew Beecham
Continuing just-auto/QUBE's review of interior design and technology trends, we borrowed a Volkswagen Tiguan to take a closer look and got the inside story from Dr Jochen Böhle, head of product development for Volkswagen’s compact car line-up.
3 April 2017 | Matthew Beecham
The arrival of Kia’s fourth-generation Optima as an estate in the UK last year – along with a plug-in hybrid version - gave the Korean automaker two new opportunities to expand its business in Europe. Continuing just-auto/QUBE's review of interior design and technology trends, we borrowed an Optima Sportswagon to take a closer look and got the inside story from Gregory Guillaume, Kia Motors’ chief designer for Europe.
24 April 2017 | Glenn Brooks
Auto Shanghai 2017 did not disappoint, with a vast number of concept, prototype and production model world debuts. The most important vehicle premiere will probably prove to be the Wuling Hong Guang S3, this being the first SUV for the number one brand in the world's largest market.
21 April 2017 | Fernando Calmon
A daring offensive of four new model launches by 2019 in the price bracket BRL45,000/US$14,500 through BRL90,000/$29,000.
21 April 2017 | Graeme Roberts
Autoliv has announced supply of several active safety products for Daimler's updated Mercedes S-Class, launched at the Shanghai show this week.
20 April 2017 | Dave Leggett
Ford says it is testing bamboo - a strong natural material - for use in a composite material with applications in vehicle interiors.
19 April 2017 | Dave Leggett
Skoda has unveiled its first electric concept car in Shanghai. The VW Group owned brand said it will be introducing five purely electrically-powered cars by 2025, in addition to plug-in hybrid models.
19 April 2017 | Graeme Roberts
Geely's Volvo Cars will build its first fully electric car in China, the company announced on Wednesday at Auto Shanghai in China.
19 April 2017 | Glenn Brooks
Opel has revealed details of the Grandland X well in advance of its world premiere at the Frankfurt IAA in September.
13 April 2017 | Dave Leggett
Supply chains in India for Mahindra and South Korea with SsangYong are benefiting the combined operations of both Mahindra Group brands according to Mahindra MD and head of automotive operations Dr Pawan Goenka.
13 April 2017 | Glenn Brooks
There was no stand-out star at this year's New York International Auto Show, though for sheer novelty value, FCA's 840 horsepower Dodge Challenger SRT Demon could be rightly thought of as the biggest attraction.
30 March 2017 | Glenn Brooks
Hyundai Motor Company and SsangYong Motor were the only two companies which had vehicle world premieres at this year's South Korean motor show.
29 March 2017 | Graeme Roberts
The revived Borgward brand has launched a second model, its Foton-based BX5 SUV, in China.
28 March 2017 | Chris Wright
When you try to say everything, in the end you say nothing - targeting the best in class everywhere does not sell cars.
24 March 2017 | Fernando Calmon
It was unplanned, they say, but 'Japanese Week in Brazil' happened here anyway as three automakers launched new models: Honda's WR-V, the 2018 Toyota Corolla and Nissan's Frontier pickup truck.
23 March 2017 | Dave Leggett
Nissan has confirmed that phase one of its ProPILOT autonomous drive technology will be made available in the new Nissan Qashqai launching in FY17 and the second-generation model of the Nissan LEAF.
22 March 2017 | Glenn Brooks
Subaru's UK importer believes there is a niche for the brand as "the affordable Land Rover", pricing its models between GBP18,000 and 32,000. A facelift for the Levorg crossover-estate is the latest news but the brand itself has quite a few more developments in the pipeline.
22 March 2017 | Graeme Roberts
Citroën has launched an electric version of its Berlingo Multispace MPV [European size minivan] with a certified range of 170km (just over 100 miles).
15 March 2017 | Dave Leggett
Bosch and NVIDIA are partnering to develop artificial intelligence self-driving systems for mass-market cars.
15 March 2017 | Graeme Roberts
Jaguar has displayed its first electric vehicle – the I-Pace – on the road for the first time but only in the hands of development engineers.
14 March 2017 | Graeme Roberts
Nissan Motor's increasing influence over the running of Mitsubishi Motors (MMC) is evident in a management reshuffle which will place six Nissan executives - three of them 'foreigners' - in a variety of roles at the new alliance partner.
13 March 2017 | Dave Leggett
The upcoming fully electric Porsche Mission E will be sold in a number of different model variants with differing power outputs, according to a report in Autocar.