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England to Ford's rescue again - the week

What does the WLTP mean for the auto industry?

How a new engine transforms the Honda Jazz

Nissan planning new models for future of Datsun

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GM shuts Gunsan but Opel deal continues

General Motors Korea has confirmed to just-auto.com that the company's Gunsan plant has ceased production and will close by the end of this month.

French Smart plant to build electric Mercs

Daimler's Mercedes-Benz Cars is expanding its capacities for electric cars in Europe by using the Smart Hambach plant in France to produce a compact...

Groupe PSA to optimise powertrain design process

Groupe PSA and Ecole Centrale de Nantes have launched an R&D partnership for  powertrain design processes for the group’s future vehicles.

Continental increases its stakes in DigiLens

Continental is increasing its investment in DigiLens, the Silicon Valley-based holographic waveguide projection technology company.

Constellium expands operations at Decin plant

Constellium is expanding its operations in Decin, Czech Republic, to support increased demand for aluminium profiles.

Magna Steyr starts on Merc G-Class update

Production of Daimler's updated Merc G-Class has started at contract assembler Magna Steyr in Graz, Austria.

Philippine sales fall a further 9% in April

New vehicle sales in the Philippines continued to decline in April, by 9.3% to 25,583 units from high year-earlier sales of 28,216 units, according to...

VW Brazil to include five SUVs in 20 launches by 2020

Volkswagen's launch plan for Brazil and Argentina totals 20 new products of which five are SUVs, a segment in which the automaker has been weak in South America so far.

MEDEF sets up hotline for French companies with Iran business

French business confederation, MEDEF, says it has set up a hotline for companies nervous about what the implications of...

BMW warns of customs costs down the UK supply chain

BMW board member Ian Robertson has warned that any future trade agreement between the UK and EU needs to avoid adding...

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Latest automotive insights


England to Ford's rescue again - the week

Once again, good old Blighty has helped out Ford's F-150 series across the pond. You're welcome. Few weeks ago, we learned the new three litre diesel V6 engine for the top selling North American pickup truck line comes from England. The engine is a variant of the three-litre turbodiesel sold in Jaguar and Land Rover models and is built at the Dagenham Engine plant just east of London. This week, we've been helping out with bits. Magnesium castings, to be precise.

Volkswagen withdraws from Paris motor show

The importer for France has confirmed rumours which had claimed that Volkswagen would not have a stand at the 2018 Paris...

Research snapshot – no shortage of ADAS technology to support AVs

Continuing just-auto/QUBE’s series of research snapshots, this one forms the second (of three) parts focusing on the...

All those in favour of AVs, say AI

We are hearing more about the opportunities for artificial intelligence (AI) in autonomous vehicles (AVs). Continuing...

Nissan planning new models for future of Datsun

RSM Renault Samsung was the most recent division of the R-N-M Alliance to be looked at as part of just-auto's current and future vehicles reports. This followed an exploration of strategies for Renault, Alpine, Dacia and Lada. Now comes an overview of Datsun, to be followed by features on Venucia, Nissan, Infiniti and Mitsubishi.

What does the WLTP mean for the automotive industry?

From September 2018, all new cars registered in Europe, India, South Korea and Japan will have to report their official...

How a new engine transforms the Honda Jazz

The Jazz has always had a reputation for being the car for people who aren't interested in cars. The styling was always...

Another electrifying Volvo performance?

Liking PHEVs (plug-in hybrid electric vehicles) is one thing. But is around 30 miles of pure electric running really...

Hot issues


Turkey snapshot

Turkey is literally and metaphorically at a crossroads between East and West, while its 80m population has an average...

Russian Automotive Forum 2018

The annual Russian Automotive Forum brings OEMs and suppliers together to discuss developments and progress for the auto...

Geneva 2018

It's March, which means spring and Geneva - the first big European auto show of the year. Our debut list, show news,...

CES and NAIAS 2018

January gets the new year started with the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) at Las Vegas - increasingly important in...

Latest interviews


Designing transmissions for autonomous vehicles

The lack of a driver in an autonomous vehicle (AV) re-writes the rules on many aspects of vehicle design, including the...

VW’s vision of car interiors – a mobile living space without a steering wheel

In today’s car interior, space in front of the wheel remains a priority with the explosion of added content and...

Interview - Avtovaz Renault Nissan Purchasing Organisation

Avtovaz Renault Nissan Purchasing Organisation's (ARNPO) scale in Russia is quite staggering in a...

Interview - VW Group Rus purchasing director Patrick Huseman

Volkswagen Group Rus says it has learned from the crisis years not to rely too heavily on imported...

OEMs evaluate driving simulators as AVs loom on the horizon

Modern driving simulators are delivering some unprecedented levels of realism and can extend the...

Thought leaders


Webinar on demand: The Impact of Advanced Thermoplastic Insulation Systems on e-motors

Automotive experts James Bonnett & Chris Slowinski explore the challenges e-motor manufacturers are facing & discuss how advanced thermoplastic insulation can help meet the...

Renesas: Expert white papers

At Renesas, a leading supplier of automotive microcontrollers and SoC products, we aim to be a provider of total solutions in response to growing trends and market needs. Through...

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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Autonomous light vehicle market review and forecasts to 2032

Autonomous light vehicle market review and forecasts to 2032

Published: Apr 2018

New to just-auto this quarter, this report has been extracted from motor industry information and intelligence platform QUBE and provides a comprehensive overview of the emerging autonomous light vehicle sector, major suppliers, top 14 markets, technology trends and market size forecasts.


2018 Automotive Megatrends and Markets Report

2018 Automotive Megatrends and Markets Report

Published: Mar 2018

This report reviews developments in major automotive global markets - with a particular emphasis on growth opportunities - and also considers the new forces, the ‘megatrends’, that are reshaping personal mobility and the industry that provides that. As well as reviewing major car market developments, we give consideration to the next wave of emerging markets. If China has emerged as by far the world’s largest vehicle market, attention will start to turn to the places that will similarly emerge as major sources of automotive demand in the future.


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