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LA auto show - Audi e-tron Sportback world debut

Steering acquisitions open AD truck opportunities

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Marelli Corp to close four plants in Japan in 2020

Japanese automotive components manufacturer Marelli Corporation announced a reorganisation of its production bases in Japan, including the closure of...

Tata Motors adopts what3words system for India

Tata Motors said it had become the first automaker in India to use the what3words technology already seen in vehicles from European automakers...

Veoneer wins thermal cameras AV deal

Veoneer said it had been awarded a production contract to manufacture the world's first thermal camera for a Level 4 autonomous vehicle.

Shanghai issues new vehicle test permits

The Shanghai Municipal authorities this week issued the first in a new series of permits allowing carmakers to conduct more advanced operational tests...

Chinese EV Aiways U5 approved for the EU market

TUV Rheinland has presented the Chinese vehicle manufacturer Aiways with the certificate for the EU-wide type approval of the Aiways U5 electric...

US-Japan initial trade deal close, excludes cars

US President Donald Trump has said his administration will enter into an initial trade accord with Japan in the coming weeks.

CATL eyes Europe battery business with new plant

As the e-mobility industry grows in scale and importance, CATL says its new electric vehicle EV battery factory in Erfurt, Germany – which will...

Strike hits General Motors in US

Output at General Motors in the US is being hit by a strike by United Auto Workers (UAW) members. Some 49,000 UAW members at GM have walked out in what is the company's first strike action since 2007.

Was that the last IAA at Messe Frankfurt?

The Frankfurt Motor Show's future in its current form is reportedly being questioned by traditional vehicle manufacturer...

ACEA laments poor EV charging infrastructure in EU

The European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) is urgently calling for a comprehensive plan to enable the...

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General Motors future models - Holden

Once the number one make in Australia, Holden now mostly dwells in position number nine. In August, sales dropped by 18 per cent, almost double the market average. Had Subaru sold just 17 more cars, Holden would have been pushed into tenth place. A new Trax is set to land locally in 2020 but other than this small SUV, the future product cupboard is looking fairly bare, at least in the short term.

General Motors future models - Cadillac

Stung by criticism that Cadillac wasn't offering the right luxury vehicles for shifting customer preferences in China...

LA auto show - Audi e-tron Sportback world debut

Having revealed the e-tron Sportback concept at Auto Shanghai in April, Audi now says the production version will be a...

The last Frankfurt as we know it? - the week

Will this be the last Frankfurt as we know it? That was the question being posed in Germany as the latest IAA opened...

Interior design and technology – VW Golf

Although the VW Golf Mk 7 has been around for quite a while (appearing on our shores in 2012 and updated in 2016), its timeless progressive design has earned the status of Europe’s best-selling hatchback. While it may no longer dominate the C-segment class as it once did, the Golf is renowned for being a comfortable, practical and economical choice. As we await the Mk8, we slipped inside the current model for a closer look at this family favourite. VW has delayed the launch of the next Golf to ensure its ID.3 basks in the media limelight at the IAA this week.

Renegade Trailhawk - the torquetastic baby Jeep

In a segment where 4x4 drive is the exception to a front-wheel drive rule, the most rugged version yet of Jeep's...

General Motors future models - Buick

A relatively small brand in North America, Buick is a big deal in China, where 432,264 vehicles were sold in the first...

2019 Frankfurt IAA motor show world premieres list

The media preview days of the 2019 Frankfurt IAA brought a few surprises. Volkswagen (a camouflaged and altered I.D....

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Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA) 2019

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

Q2 2019 company results

Second quarter, half year, first fiscal quarter - financial results for the period ended June 30 are in. We have covered...

FCA proposes transformative merger with Renault

FCA (Fiat-Chrysler) has proposed a 'transformative merger' with Renault to create a combined business that produces and...

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...

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Steering system acquisitions open AD truck opportunities for Knorr-Bremse

Braking system supplier, Knorr-Bremse entered the commercial vehicle steering market in 2016 when it acquired tedrive...

SsangYong UK's MD Nick Laird on the push to double sales

We sit down with Nick Laird, SsangYong UK's Managing Director at the launch of the new Korando SUV to learn more about...

How ADAS simulation tech keep drivers in the loop

In all walks of life, culture can have a major influence on user-behaviour. Automotive engineers...

Magna Seating VP on tomorrow's solutions

Although lighter car seats remains a focus of research, other developments in seating have been...

Interview part 2: Sernauto CEO José Portilla

Spanish suppliers association CEO, José Portilla has had many years experience in manufacturing...

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Webinar on-demand: Thermoplastic gears – a solution to powertrain NVH improvement?

We explore several technical and commercial case studies, look at durability, NVH performance, cost-effectiveness (ROI) of thermoplastic PEEK gears versus metal gears, and why...

Webinar: How will new technologies impact vehicle performance & customer trips to repair facilities?

Customers are bombarded with new technologies in today's vehicles. This brings new opportunities to improve safety, however there is a learning curve for both manufacturers and...

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2019 Automotive Megatrends and Markets Report

2019 Automotive Megatrends and Markets Report

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... Read more

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Global light vehicle roof systems market - forecasts to 2034

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Global light vehicle safety systems market - forecasts to 2034

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