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Ford extends Europe shutdown into May

Ford on Friday said the temporary suspension of vehicle and engine production at most of its European manufacturing sites is now expected to run at...

Honda extends North America plant shutdowns

Honda Motor said it would extend a shutdown of all US and Canadian car plant production through 10 April and at its plant in Celaya, central Mexico,...

Nissan furloughs UK car plant to end of April

Production at Nissan's British factory, the country's biggest car plant, is suspended throughout April, continuing a shutdown in place since mid March...

China extends NEV subsidies as market recovering

The Chinese government has decided not to withdraw subsidies for new energy vehicles at the end of 2020 as planned to help stimulate demand, according...

Crisis threat to shared mobility sector in India

Reports from India suggest the burgeoning shared mobility services sector is emerging as a big loser in the current COVID-19 crisis and is also...

Honda to use GM EV platform, batteries and plants

General Motors and Honda have agreed to jointly develop two new electric vehicles for Honda, based on GM's highly flexible global EV platform powered...

World's biggest motor show is back on

The world's biggest motor show in even numbered years is back on, the biennial event in Beijing having been delayed from its original dates in April.

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A daily update of news and views on the COVID-19 coronavirus crisis and its impact on the automotive sector

COVID-19 hits US like a hurricane

As one who has ridden out a hurricane or two, March bore an eerie resemblance to the biggest storms.

US light vehicle sales in March down 39%

Light vehicle sales in the US fell nearly 39% in March compared with last year, according to industry sales data...

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China recovers as the rest of the world suffers - the week

While the rest of the globe still deals with the humanitarian and economic fallout from COVID-19, a recovery of sorts is emerging in China. 

COVID-19 will force auto retailers to embrace digital transformation

Early reports from most countries around the world indicate that auto sales in March have nosedived as efforts to...

COVID-19 and the Malaysian socio-economic balance

In a fourth guest article written exclusively for just-auto, Dato Madani Sahari, the CEO of Malaysia Automotive,...

US car market crash points to tough times ahead

Light vehicle sales in the US fell nearly 39% in March compared with last year. The sharp drop to US vehicle sales last...

M&M future models - Mahindra and Pininfarina

It was a terrible March for Mahindra & Mahindra in its home market, sales of passenger vehicles plunging by 88 per cent to 3,384 from 27,646 in March 2019. The company cites not only COVID-19 but also a lack of cars and SUVs for dealers to sell due to plant closures earlier in the year. Whenever the Indian market eventually returns to growth, M&M should be ready with lots of fresh product, as this report explains.

Could Europe’s vehicle market fall more than initial estimates?

At the start of April everyone in the industry will be keenly observing the actual light vehicle sales performance for...

300 horsepower T-Roc R steps in for fastest Golf

Is there really a market for a T-Roc with the 300 PS turbo TSI from the former Golf R shoehorned under its bonnet? The...

M&M future models - SsangYong Motor

It hasn't been the best of starts to 2020 for any manufacturer and SsangYong is no exception. Nonetheless, even with...

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COVID-19 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...

Strike hits General Motors in North America

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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Nio confident on prospects despite COVID-19 crisis

It’s clear that the impact of COVID-19 on China was significant and dramatic in the first few months of 2020. Factories...

Interview with Mercedes-Benz interior design director

Mercedes-Benz interior designers break new ground with every model. To learn how they achieve it and what inspires them,...

Yanfeng is on a mission to wipe out COVID-19 germs in the car

Given the accent on tomorrow’s car interior is becoming more about occupant comfort and health, how...

Ford puts a Spin on the micromobility market

Spin, the micromobility unit of Ford Motor, is expanding its footprint from 70 markets in the US to...

The weight is over – Revival of aluminium matrix composites

Lightweighting remains the holy grail of the automotive industry. Legacy materials such as high...

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2020 and Beyond – What can we expect from the Next 20 Years of Automotive Technology?

TU-Automotive Detroit is celebrating its 20th birthday this year. And to kick off this year’s campaign we looked back at the past 20 years of Automotive Technology and asked our...

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Advanced engine technologies for meeting CO2 and fuel economy targets - forecasts to 2034

Advanced engine technologies for meeting CO2 and fuel economy targets - forecasts to 2034

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