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Honda axing Philippines assembly

Honda Cars Philippines (HCPI), which assembles the BR-V and City passenger cars will end output at its plant in Santa Rosa City, Laguna, during...

Malaysia announces new National Automotive Policy

The Malaysian government has announced a new National Automotive Policy (NAP 2020) setting out some very ambitious long-term targets for the local...

BMW open software platform expands

BMW has said the 'Open Manufacturing Platform (OMP)', targeted at smart factories in automotive and other industries is expanding. It has also formed...

Tesla tree cutting continues after court ruling

Tesla reportedly resumed cutting down trees to clear land in in Gruenheide, Germany for its first European car and battery factory after...

Partnership to merge mapping and voice commands

Cerence and Here Technologies will integrate the latter's location data with the former's Drive range to provide AI mobility assistants to vehicles.

Toyota launches Professional LCV dealers

Toyota GB is following Fiat and other rivals by establishing a Professional dealer network for select light commercial vehicle customers.

Ricardo to help turbo 'product industrialisation'

Ricardo Performance Products will help Colorado-based SuperTurbo Technologies with the first phase of production of its SuperTurbo system.

GKN megatrends drive attracts varied engineers

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

GKN estimates 141% electrified drivelines sales growth for 2020

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

Renault launches Twingo EV

Renault has launched an electric version of the Twingo, a rear engined ICE model which shares its platform with...

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Geneva motor show world debuts - DS 9

Automobili Pininfarina says it will make five examples of the Battista Anniversario, with the car to be a world debut at the Geneva motor show. Meanwhile, Groupe PSA's sole brand at the show is to exhibit the DS 9, a 4.9m long sedan which will be built solely in China.

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...

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 boss, there is no sense of crisis at SEAT. Sociedad Española de Automóviles de Turismo is profitable, the decision to turn Cupra into a premium brand looks inspired, both marques are well stocked with future model lines and new markets are being explored too.

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...

Enyaq and other Skoda future models

A record sales year in Europe wasn't quite enough to push Škoda Auto towards another new worldwide record in 2019....

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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...

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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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

An autonomous vehicle start-up based in Silicon Valley is developing Level 4 automated light trucks...

Are we sitting comfortably?

Designers are continually reinventing the interior to appeal to occupants of all shapes, sizes, ages...

Reducing cobalt levels without sacrificing wear-resistance

Cobalt-rich alloys are frequently used to provide wear resistance in critical high-temperature...

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