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Don't call our range extender a PHEV - the week

Delphi Technologies’ CTO on smart propulsion, GDi

Groupe PSA future model plans - DS

Frankfurt IAA debuts - Peugeot 2008 and BMW G16

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Daimler moves on with resuming Egyptian assembly

Daimler has moved on its plans - first announced in January - to resume Mercedes-Benz car assembly in Egypt.

From assembly line to VW supervisory board

A former Daimler assembly line worker has been appointed to the Volkswagen supervisory board.

Smaller SUVs continue to soar in Europe

Small and compact SUVs were the only segments to post double-digit growth in Europe in May 2019 while VW Group and PSA drove the growth in those...

Daimler revises profits forecast

Daimler said an "increase of provisions for various ongoing governmental proceedings and measures relating to diesel vehicles by a high three digit...

VinFast launches first home grown model in Vietnam

The leading domestic conglomerate in Vietnam, VinGroup, officially opened its new vehicle assembly plant in the northern port city of Haiphong with a...

Could FCA-Renault merger talks resume?

Some industry observers are speculating a board shake-up at Nissan may bring the shelved FCA proposal to merge with Renault back to the negotiating...

Most UK van operators to go electric - FTA

Britain's Freight Transport Organisation (FTA) says the majority (71%) of UK van operators intend to use electric vehicles in their fleets this year,...

Gestamp prepared for tie-ups - executive chairman

Gestamp says it is "prepared" for consolidation in the industry, but maintains it will continue its focus on implementing 4.0 techniques embracing digital technologies.

Gestamp urges "common sense" CO2 targets

Ever-tighter CO2 targets from the European Commission (EC) require a degree of "common sense," says Gestamp as Brussels...

Sustainable scoops - Nissan shows electric ice cream van concept

Nissan claims to have taken the ICE (internal combustion engine) out of the ice cream van, creating an all-electric,...

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Interior design and technology – Peugeot 3008

Launched at the 2016 Paris motor show, the second generation Peugeot 3008 competes in a crowded C segment SUV market. Continuing QUBE/just-auto's review of interior design and technology trends, we slipped inside this popular compact family crossover to see what distinguishes it from its predecessor. Quite a lot it seems.

Frankfurt IAA world debuts - 900Nm Audi SQ8 TDI

The diesel V8 from the SQ7 TDI is to become available in the Q8, the new variant being due to make its public debut at...

Don't call our range extender a PHEV - the week

Another note to self this week: don't automatically assume a range extender is also a PHEV - certainly the maker of a...

Groupe PSA future model plans - DS

DS Automobiles remains a troubled division of Groupe PSA. Sales have slid to minimal levels in China and in May were...

Groupe PSA future model plans - Citroën

For a long time, Citroën was in trouble in many European markets. No longer. Its French market sales in particular are surging, which will come as a relief to parent firm Groupe PSA. In common with DS and Peugeot though, things are not so good in China.

New Pugs and partnerships - the week

Ignoring the high count for this column last week, the top-read story on just-auto this week was our look at future...

Honey, I stretched the Lexus

Memo to self - when a car company kindly loans you a press review vehicle, write it up before the model gets updated. In...

Kia ready for the return of diesel demand with Stonic

May saw Kia setting yet another sales record in its largest European market. Surprisingly, that's not Germany, but...

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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...

Ghosn charges create turmoil in Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance

Amid allegations of financial misconduct, Carlos Ghosn has been removed from his position as chairman at Nissan. The...

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Delphi Technologies’ CTO on smart propulsion solutions, GDi and the CV diesel market

Since its spin-off from Delphi Automotive in 2017, Delphi Technologies has been pushing back the technical boundaries on...

Fuel for thought - some low carbon alternatives

A greener form of motoring, low carbon vehicles emit fewer harmful gases compared to a conventional car. Continuing...

Powering low carbon tech - Q&A with APC

The Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) was set up six years ago in Coventry, the once centrepiece of...

Electrifying trucks - challenges and opportunities

It is said that commercial vehicles are the most difficult to electrify and likely to be the last to...

Lubricating electric vehicles – Q&A with Millers Oils

Lubricants are critical for cooling high-temperature components within ICE vehicles, but the...

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Renault SA (RNO) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

Renault SA (RNO) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

Published: Jun 2019

Renault SA (Renault) is an automobile company. It designs, manufactures, sells and distributes passenger cars, light commercial vehicles, and electric vehicles. The company also provides various services including sales financing, leasing, maintenance, and services contracts. Renault markets products under Renault, Dacia, Renault Samsung Motors, Alpine, and Lada brands. It distributes products through a network of primary and secondary dealers across the world. Renault has operations in Europe, Eurasia, the Middle East, North America, South America, Africa, and Asia Pacific. The company has manufacturing facilities across the world. Renault is headquartered in Boulogne-Billancourt, Ile-de-France, France.


Bayerische Motoren Werke AG (BMW) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

Bayerische Motoren Werke AG (BMW) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

Published: May 2019

Bayerische Motoren Werke AG (BMW) is an automotive company. It develops, manufactures and sells automobiles and motorcycles, spare parts and accessories, and engines. The company also offers deposit business, retail customer and dealer financing, insurance, fleet business and car leasing services. BMW provides products and services related to the machinery and metal-working industry. It markets offerings under the BMW, MINI, Rolls-Royce, Alphabet, Alphera, ReachNow and Motorrad brands. The company serves customers in Europe, the Americas, Asia and other regions; and has production and assembly facilities, and sales network across the world. BMW is headquartered in Munich, Bayern, Germany.


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