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Can new owner fix ailing Qoros with fresh models?

2019 New York auto show - list of world premieres

Skoda SUV world debut at Shenzhen motor show

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Nissan denies Japanese global production cut story

Nissan Motor has denied a Japanese media report it would reduce global output this financial year.

Nissan to reject Renault integration proposal

Nissan is poised to reject a management integration proposal from alliance partner Renault as it looks instead for a more equal capital relationship,...

Huawei launches auto 5G comms module

China's controversial Huawei Technologies has claimed to have launched the world's first 5G communications hardware for the auto industry.

Allison makes EV-related acquisitions

Allison Transmission Holdings has purchased Vantage Power and AxleTech's electric vehicle (EV) systems division.

Volkswagen using blockchain for transparent supply

Optimising supply chains, eliminating error sources and guaranteeing social and ecological standards are the goals of a collaboration between the...

Novares acquires minority stake in Quad Industries

Novares Venture Capital Fund has invested in Quad Industries, a company specialised in printed flexible electronics.

Thai sales continue to rise in March

Thailand's new vehicle market expanded by 8.5% to 103,164 units in March 2019 from 95,082 units in the same month last year, according to data...

DS 3 Crossback electric variant to have 200-mile range

When Groupe PSA adds a fully electric variant to its new DS 3 Crossback range later this year, the car will come with a claimed range on full battery charge of 200 miles (on the WLTP drive cycle, 267 miles on NEDC).

Hyundai-Kia mobile app controls EV customisation

Hyundai Motor and affiliate Kia Motors have jointly developed a claimed world first: mobile-based tuning technology for...

Uber attracting investors to self-driving unit - report

Ride-hail giant Uber Technologies is reported to be nearing a deal with a group of investors prepared to invest in its...

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Can new owner fix ailing Qoros with fresh models?

Last year was a trying one for Qoros with only 64,200 cars delivered to buyers in China, the brand's largest market. The first quarter has been far, far worse, with wholesale deliveries amounting to a mere 824 vehicles. There has been a cash infusion from the new owner but clearly, new models are an urgent requirement.

Skoda SUV concept world debut at Shenzhen show

Škoda is the first brand to announce a world premiere for China's next major motor show, which takes place in June.

Auto shows and dieselgate again - the week

Two motor shows this week - Shanghai and New York. News, auto show-related, kicked off the week with some improvement on...

BYD surges ahead of Mercedes and Toyota in China

BYD only just scrapes into the top 20 makes list of the Chinese market but it remains the number one in New Energy...

2019 New York auto show - list of world premieres

The media preview of the 2019 New York International Auto Show took place on 17 April: just-auto lists all the world debuts below.

Auto Shanghai 2019 - world premieres list

Auto Shanghai took place across 12 halls, each of which has two levels, with total floor space of 360,000 square metres...

Interior design and technology – Ford Focus

The fourth-generation Ford Focus emerged last year, marking the brand's 20th anniversary. As in the previous generation,...

Europe - Kia poised to outsell Hyundai

Europe looks set to soon become the world's first region in which Kia is more successful than Hyundai. This is one of...

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Honda restructures manufacturing operations - and axes UK plant

Honda is planning to close its UK and Turkey plants as part of plans to re-balance its global manufacturing operations...

CES 2019

OEMs and Tier 1s continue to announce vehicle and technology world premieres at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in...

Ghosn charges create turmoil in Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance

Amid allegations of financial misconduct, Carlos Ghosn has been removed from his position as chairman at Nissan. The...

Paris 2018

There were some notable no-shows but still plenty of excitement around the biennial Paris show. We were there and our...

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Lubricating electric vehicles – Q&A with Millers Oils

Lubricants are critical for cooling high-temperature components within ICE vehicles, but the challenges of cooling the...

Real-world NOx emissions test leaves ‘dirty diesels’ nowhere to hide

Today’s launch of the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) in central London is a welcome step on the road to cleaning up...

Deal or no deal - How Brexit could impact the UK’s automotive supply chain

May we mention the B-word? UK automotive manufacturing is currently amongst the world’s most...

Bosch on tomorrow’s mobility solutions

Bosch created a buzz at the Consumer Electronics Show earlier this year by debuting a driverless...

How in-wheel electric motors can make EVs potent

There are some solid arguments for electric vehicles (EVs) in some market sectors and autonomous...

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