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Volvo Car UK announces XC40 price and specs

Plastic Omnium to focus 100% on automotive

Yanfeng CTO on redefining vehicle interiors

ANALYSIS - Mazda architectures and future vehicles

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IG Metall and VDA push for realistic climate view

IG Metall and German automotive association, Verband der Automobilindustrie (VDA) have set out requirements for European and national climate...

Bosch e-axle for hew hydrogen-electric truck

By 2021, Nikola Motor Company will bring to market the One and Two, a class 8 hydrogen-electric truck line that will deliver more than 1,000...

Volvo Car UK announces XC40 price and specs

Volvo Cars UK said it new XC40 "urban SUV" is now available to order in the UK with prices starting at GBP27,905 for the T3 Momentum version.

VW begins production of new Passat in India

Volkswagen has started Indian production of its Passat, positioned in that market as a premium luxury sedan, at its Aurangabad factory in...

Mexico earthquake prompts plant status reviews

Carmakers with plants in Mexico are assessing them for earthquake related disruptions this week, but the initial impact on operations caused by the...

Indian car market forecast to grow 9% in 2017

The car market in India is set for growth of around 9% in 2017 according to Moody's ratings service.

Greenpeace activists in UK port diesel protest

Greenpeace activists have boarded a car transporting ship at a UK port - Sheerness in Kent - and demanded that its shipment of VW diesel cars be sent...

Volvo launches XC40 SUV

Volvo has launched the XC40, its first new model on the Compact Medium Architecture (CMA), which completes its global range of premium SUVs. Images and video were 'leaked' to the media by Volvo Hungary last week.

ZF looks to add piece to puzzle with Baidu link

ZF says its tie-up with Chinese internet company, Baidu provides another "piece in the puzzle" as it looks to extend its...

Plastic Omnium to focus 100% on automotive

Plastic Omnium is to sell its whole Environment Division to focus exclusively on automotive operations.

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ANALYSIS - Mazda vehicle architectures and future models

Having invested heavily in a lightweight architecture, a family of highly efficient engines and an ever expanding range of SUVs, Mazda is thriving. The company's size and its lack of expertise in the area of electrification are potential weaknesses but an alliance with Toyota appears to be a sensible move to address those concerns.

Punch Powertrain on a rapid growth track

Punch Powertrain is a transmission supplier that’s creeping up on the rails of the more established suppliers such as...

Management briefing - Frankfurt motor show overview

Did Mercedes-AMG win the battle of the clicks for news coverage from the 2017 Frankfurt IAA? The Project ONE hypercar...

Frankfurt (mostly) - the week

Of course, many eyes were either at or on the bi-annual Frankfurt show this week. Including ours.

New order: world in motion dances to China’s beat

It used to be the way that a trip to a major European motorshow was a good chance for the assembled press to have a good laugh at the latest attempts by the Chinese OEMs to infiltrate the European market. Who can forget the 2007 Frankfurt Show when China’s Shuanghuan Motor was represented on its stand by an SUV that looked more like a BMW X5 than the X5 did.

ANALYSIS - What the Giulia says about Alfa Romeo's future

Alfa Romeo is at long last on the rise. Across Europe and in the US too, Giulia sales, after a slow start, are...

ANALYSIS - Suzuki architectures and future models [updated]

Often flying under the radar due to its small presence in Europe and China, as well as its withdrawal from the US...

Suzuki already planning to triple capacity at new Indian plant

Having opened its first car plant in the Indian state of Gujarat earlier this year, Suzuki Motor Corporation now says it...

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Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA) 2017

It's Frankfurt's turn to host Europe's big automotive show this year. Our coverage is gathered together here.

The virtual world and automotive

The virtual world is edging closer and impacting the buying and driving experience. There are virtual reality headsets...

BMW Group future product strategy

BMW is pouring money into renewing both its global model range and trying to create sub-segments which it could dominate...

All change at Ford

Ford has changed its CEO and reshuffled its top management as it seeks a corporate reset in the face of falling profits...

Latest interviews


Yanfeng CTO on redefining vehicle interiors

Established in 2015, Yanfeng Automotive Interiors (YFAI) is a joint venture between Yanfeng, one of the largest...

Magna CTO on autonomous drive platform technologies, new materials and processes

Continuing just-auto/QUBE’s series of interviews with tier one component suppliers, we caught up with Swamy Kotagiri,...

Adient VP on interior solutions for future vehicle concepts

New forms of mobility such as autonomous driving, car sharing and electromobility were hot topics at...

Samsung sets up $300m fund to develop autonomous cars, pushing $89m to TTTech

This year’s IAA saw Samsung and Harman launch an autonomous/ADAS strategic business unit and...

Tata Steel sees a sustainable future

Tata Steel recently published a whitepaper entitled "Charging towards a sustainable future?" which...

Thought leaders


3M: Automotive Bonding

The latest addition to the Automotive Attachment Tape family - is a high performance tape that has the potential to simplify the attachment process while reducing overall costs and...

Boost Innovation With New Technology

Cutting solutions introduced to the market 10 to 15 years ago may still be reliable and productive, but they are not capable of responding to new market requirements, most notably...

If you thought AWD technology couldn’t deliver both efficiency and performance, think again.

Although AWD vehicles are known for improving safety and performance, they often create complexity, production cost, and fuel economy challenges for automotive manufacturers.

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China New Energy Vehicle Report

China New Energy Vehicle Report

Published: Jul 2017

This up to date report responds, among other things, to the following questions: Who dominates the market currently and why? What changes can be expected or not? How difficult will it be for the various OEMs to meet the fuel saving targets and the NEV carbon credit quotas laid down by the government? What impact will changes of the regulation have and how will technology trends be affected? What are reasonable game plans of the OEMs in terms of model mix in order to achieve the regulation? Why might 48V and plug-in hybrids be the winners out of all this?


Global Automotive Brake Friction Materials Market 2017-2021

Global Automotive Brake Friction Materials Market 2017-2021

Published: Aug 2017

About Automotive Brake Friction Materials Friction materials are also known as brake materials or clutch materials.


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