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Interview - Ford Europe chief, Stuart Rowley

EU CO2 edict sends small Kia model variant packing

Enyaq and other Skoda future models

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Nissan again threatens UK plant

Nissan Motor has said its Sunderland factory in north east England, which makes models such as the Juke, Qashqai and Leaf which account for most...

Spanish supplier body details 2020 overseas push

Spain's Association of Automotive Suppliers (SERNAUTO) has detailed its International Promotion Plan for 2020.

Renault seeks compensation from Ghosn

Renault has said it is filing a civil claim for damages against former CEO Carlos Ghosn over alleged financial misconduct.

SEG Automotive starts on second Hungarian factory

SEG Automotive, once the starter motor and generator unit of Bosch till sold to Zhengzhou Coal Mining Machinery Group in 2018, is building a second...

Toyota resumes operations at all plants in China

Toyota says it has resumed operations at a plant in Chengdu, China - which means all four of its China JV factories have restarted manufacturing...

PSA continues China shutdown to 12 March

PSA is extending its shutdown of manufacturing in China to 12 March as a result of the coronavirus epidemic, but says there is no significant impact...

Ricardo to help Nexperia with EV inverter parts

Nexperia has announced a deal with Ricardo to produce a technology demonstrator for an EV inverter based on gallium nitride (GaN) technology.

GKN urges stronger industry voice to politicians

GKN Automotive says industry should be "much stronger" in explaining the importance of its technology to politicians as CASE trends start to assert a more dominant position.

GKN megatrends drive attracts varied engineers

GKN Automotive says its push into megatrend technologies is attracting young engineers outside conventional...

GKN estimates 141% electrified drivelines sales growth for 2020

GKN Automotive is forecasting a 2020 sales growth for its electrified drivelines of 141%.

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Geneva motor show world debuts - DS 9 and Polestar Precept

A large sedan for the DS brand will be a world debut at the Geneva motor show, as will the VW Touareg R and BMW Concept i4, while Polestar will give the Precept concept its public premiere and Alfa Romeo is dropping hints about a global premiere too.

Management briefing - 2020 Geneva motor show preview

This year's Geneva Salon might be remembered as the show where there was no stand-out star, although there will...

Interior design and technology – Vauxhall Insignia GSi

After 25 years, Vauxhall brought back the GSi badge when it launched a high performance version of its sporty mainstream...

Porsche - platforms and future models

Selling more than a quarter of a million vehicles a year, each of which must surely have high margins, makes Porsche the...

Upbeat chats with Ford and Kia - the week

We had an impressively upbeat interview with Ford Europe's British born boss this week, grilled by our automotive editor, Dave Leggett, on the sidelines of a first look (and ride, no driving) at the upcoming Mexican built Mustang Mach-E. Who'd be the head of the European arm of a Detroit based automaker? Stuart Rowley would. He's well on with a painful restructuring - bang goes the Bridgend engine plant in Wales, 12,500 jobs across Europe - but the huge losses are abating, even if the word 'profit' isn't yet in use, Brexit and EU CO2 quotas are well in hand and even the coronavirus doesn't appear to be fazing him unduly.

SEAT and Cupra - the future models

It might have just lost its CEO with no successor yet in place but unlike Groupe Renault, where Luca de Meo is now the...

EU CO2 edict sends small Kia model variant packing

"From 2021, phased in from [1 January] 2020, the EU fleet-wide average emission target for new cars will be 95 g...

UK border controls on January 1, 2021: the death knell for UK vehicle production? 

During the Brexit referendum, then under Theresa May’s premiership, and also during the early days of Boris Johnson’s...

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Coronavirus hits the auto industry

The Wuhan coronavirus outbreak is causing disruption in China (especially Hubei province) with knock-on impacts on...

CES 2020

OEMs and Tier 1s announce vehicle and technology innovations at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. Our...

PSA and FCA plan to merge

PSA and FCA have jointly published plans for a merger that they say opens a path to the creation of a new group with...

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In the middle of September, some 49,000 UAW members at GM in the US walked out in what is the company's first strike...

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Interview - Ford Europe chief, Stuart Rowley

These are turbulent times for Ford. Earlier this month, investors took fright when the company announced a $1.7bn...

The future looks bright for dim mirrors

Car auto-dimming mirror-maker Gentex Corporation has developed a number of new features and technology concepts that...

Robo-van B2B logistics for the retail industry

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Are we sitting comfortably?

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