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Mahindra and Ford to explore India alliance

Nissan Brazil plant builds 150,000 cars in 3 years

Honda America begins mass production of new Accord

Management briefing - Frankfurt motor show review

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Honda America begins mass production of new Accord

Honda of America (HAM) marked the start of volume production of the redesigned 2018 Accord (the first Honda model built in the US back in 1982) with...

Study says diesels worse than petrol on CO2

A new study by Brussels-based sustainable transport lobbyists Transport & Environment (T&E) claims that diesel cars not only pollute the air but also...

Geely to appoint new Proton CEO

Proton Holdings’ current CEO Datuk Ahmad Fuaad Kenali will step down from his post at the end of September, parent company DRB-Hicom announced in a...

Knorr-Bremse withdraws offer for Haldex

Knorr-Bremse has announced the withdrawal of its public offer for Haldex.

Iranian customs hold up 15,000 new imported cars

Some 15,000 cars are held up at customs in Iran for regulatory reasons, according to a local media report.

Iranian car output up 22% in five months

Fresh data on Iranian car production showed a 21.8% growth during the first five months of the current fiscal year that started in March, a local...

Malaysian assembly of Mitsubishi Outlander begins

Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia (MMM) has begun local assembly of the Mitsubishi Outlander SUV at the Tan Chong Motor Assemblies (TCMA) plant in Segambut,...

Toyota promises variety of vehicle types as well as EVs

Toyota Motor president Akio Toyoda said the automaker would continue to make a variety of vehicle types even though tighter global regulations are prompting development of more electric vehicles.

Other transport modes 'partners not enemies' - VDA president

Germany's automotive industry association (VDA) president is urging carmakers to view other transport modes as operating...

Mitsubishi to boost Russian plant output

In a sign the Russian economy is picking up, Mitsubishi Motors Corporation announced it will resume production of the...

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Punch Powertrain on a rapid growth track

Punch Powertrain is a transmission supplier that’s creeping up on the rails of the more established suppliers such as Aisin, JATCO and ZF and is providing them with stiff competition. Since 2013 it’s achieved average annual growth of around 50% and has plans to take its capacity from 1.2 million units at the end of this year to over 3 million units by 2020. It’s headquartered at Sint-Truiden in Belgium and is a major supplier of CVTs to Chinese domestic OEMs from its manufacturing plant in Nanjing, China. 

Management briefing - Frankfurt motor show overview

Did Mercedes-AMG win the battle of the clicks for news coverage from the 2017 Frankfurt IAA? The Project ONE hypercar...

Frankfurt (mostly) - the week

Of course, many eyes were either at or on the bi-annual Frankfurt show this week. Including ours.

New order: world in motion dances to China’s beat

It used to be the way that a trip to a major European motorshow was a good chance for the assembled press to have a good...

ANALYSIS - What the Giulia says about Alfa Romeo's future

Alfa Romeo is at long last on the rise. Across Europe and in the US too, Giulia sales, after a slow start, are accelerating. In many ways, this D segment sedan is good enough to be compared with the best in its class. However, there are areas of concern.

ANALYSIS - Suzuki architectures and future models [updated]

Often flying under the radar due to its small presence in Europe and China, as well as its withdrawal from the US...

Suzuki already planning to triple capacity at new Indian plant

Having opened its first car plant in the Indian state of Gujarat earlier this year, Suzuki Motor Corporation now says it...

Could VW axe the up! in Europe?

Small cars can be a headache for vehicle manufacturers. The problem is that model offerings have proliferated at the...

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Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA) 2017

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

The virtual world and automotive

The virtual world is edging closer and impacting the buying and driving experience. There are virtual reality headsets...

BMW Group future product strategy

BMW is pouring money into renewing both its global model range and trying to create sub-segments which it could dominate...

All change at Ford

Ford has changed its CEO and reshuffled its top management as it seeks a corporate reset in the face of falling profits...

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Adient VP on interior solutions for future vehicle concepts

New forms of mobility such as autonomous driving, car sharing and electromobility were hot topics at this year’s IAA...

Samsung sets up $300m fund to develop autonomous cars, pushing $89m to TTTech

This year’s IAA saw Samsung and Harman launch an autonomous/ADAS strategic business unit and announce a $300m Samsung...

Tata Steel sees a sustainable future

Tata Steel recently published a whitepaper entitled "Charging towards a sustainable future?" which...

Tenneco comfortable with auto's electrification drive

At the 2017 Frankfurt IAA we spoke to Ben Patel, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer,...

FRANKFURT - PSA's Tavares sees need to raise Opel efficiency

In an interview with just-auto at the Frankfurt Motor Show, PSA chief Carlos Tavares warns of...

Thought leaders


3M: Automotive Bonding

The latest addition to the Automotive Attachment Tape family - is a high performance tape that has the potential to simplify the attachment process while reducing overall costs and...

Boost Innovation With New Technology

Cutting solutions introduced to the market 10 to 15 years ago may still be reliable and productive, but they are not capable of responding to new market requirements, most notably...

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.

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

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

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China New Energy Vehicle Report

China New Energy Vehicle Report

Published: Jul 2017

This up to date report responds, among other things, to the following questions: Who dominates the market currently and why? What changes can be expected or not? How difficult will it be for the various OEMs to meet the fuel saving targets and the NEV carbon credit quotas laid down by the government? What impact will changes of the regulation have and how will technology trends be affected? What are reasonable game plans of the OEMs in terms of model mix in order to achieve the regulation? Why might 48V and plug-in hybrids be the winners out of all this?


Global Automotive Brake Friction Materials Market 2017-2021

Global Automotive Brake Friction Materials Market 2017-2021

Published: Aug 2017

About Automotive Brake Friction Materials Friction materials are also known as brake materials or clutch materials.


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