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Cooper Standard adapts purchasing organisation

Cooper Standard is changing its purchasing organisation to a global commodity structure.

Cupra (SEAT) gives new EV interior glimpse

The Cupra brand - which came out of SEAT as a sub-brand and is now standalone - has released a teaser image of the interior of its first all-electric...

VW expands EV charging stations at German sites

The Volkswagen brand is installing some 4,000 charging points at its German sites by 2025 and the first are already up and running, it says.

Waymo expands autonomous car testing to Florida

Waymo says it will soon begin piloting autonomous cars in Florida, expanding from its initial test cities of Novi, Kirkland, Washington, San...

Skoda opens new paint shop at Mladá Boleslav plant

Skoda Auto has opened a new paint shop at its main plant in Mladá Boleslav.

Mercedes-Benz confirms new small van Citan

Mercedes-Benz says it will continue its engagement in the small van segment and has decided on the successor of its small van Citan as part of the...

Hella Pagid expands product range for LCVs

Hella Pagid has expanded its range of wearing parts and brake hydraulics for light commercial vehicles.

Volkswagen to show new logo at IAA

Volkswagen says it will present a new brand design and new logo at the Frankfurt Motor Show. It also say the presentation of the brand is to become 'significantly younger, more digital and generally more modern'. Any significant visual change to the iconic VW logo that has essentially remained unchanged for many decades is sure to attract considerable interest and possibly controversy.

Thai vehicle market down slightly in July

Thailand’s new vehicle market declined for a second straight month in July, albeit by just 1.1% to 81,044 units from...

Ford's Armstrong moves to Changan Ford JV

Ford has announced that  Steven Armstrong, current chief of Ford Europe, is to move to the  Changan Ford joint venture...

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3D displays, esports, outer space and the VW logo - the week

There is, undeniably, some very impressive R&D work going on with things like stereoscopic displays and augmented reality.

LA auto show - BMW M8 Gran Coupe world debut

Having previously announced that the 2 Series Gran Coupé will be a world debut Los Angeles auto show in November, BMW...

Frankfurt IAA world debuts - Hyundai 45 EV concept

Hyundai has dropped the first preview image of a concept which will have its motor show world premiere at the Frankfurt...

General Motors future models - SGMW Baojun

Only a year ago, SAIC GM Wuling's Baojun division was riding high, shooting up the Chinese market for passenger vehicles...

2019 Chengdu motor show - Wey VV7 GT

By no means a major Chinese motor show, nonetheless the annual event in Chengdu is usually the venue for quite a few world premieres. This year's CDMS is no exception and just-auto's list of expected and confirmed world debuts will be updated over the coming weeks as press preview day draws closer.

New SsangYong Korando kicks off UK sales assault

We drive the new SsangYong Korando in the UK to see whether this will be the model to push the Korean brand into the...

Nissan reboots Micra with Mercedes-Alliance engine

Why isn't Nissan Europe a more powerful force in small cars? Intense competition in the Qashqai segment and the...

Aston Martin Lagonda future models

Aston Martin Lagonda's recent announcement that it no longer expects a GBP20m payment for IP from Detroit Electric sent...

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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...

CES 2019

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

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Magna Seating VP on tomorrow's solutions

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

Interview part 2: Sernauto CEO José Portilla

Spanish suppliers association CEO, José Portilla has had many years experience in manufacturing sectors such as steel...

Reflections on a market with Magna Mirrors

Vehicle rearview mirrors have transformed into complex vision systems jammed with electronics and...

Interview part 1: Sernauto CEO José Portilla

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

Hydrogen storage fuels innovation - Q&A with Magna Steyr

Magna Steyr is a global, brand-independent engineering and manufacturing partner to automakers,...

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Brexit's impact on UK auto - Thematic Research

Brexit's impact on UK auto - Thematic Research

Brexit – the term used to refer to the UK’s planned departure from the European Union (EU) – is one of the most controversial political stories of recent times. The report looks at three Brexit scenarios, with a focus on No Deal, and quantifies the tariff costs to the UK automotive manufacturing sector... Read more

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