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Borealis opens new PP compounding plant in US

Borealis, which supplies polyolefins and base chemicals to the auto plastics industry, has officially opened a new polypropylene (PP) compounding...

New US auto related tariffs on hold for six months

President Trump has officially set a six-month deadline to negotiate national security issues with respect to imported automobiles and certain...

Porsche SE boosts first quarter profit

Porsche Automobil Holding SE (Porsche SE) said first quarter group profit rose to EUR1.14bn from EUR0.95bn a year ago, an increase of around 20%.

Hitachi supplies Audi e-tron inverter

Hitachi Automotive Systems announced Audi is using its electric vehicle (EV) inverter in the e-tron SUV which went on sale in Europe last March.

BMW reiterates commitment to e-mobility

The BMW Group, a pioneer in electromobility, says it is rapidly expanding its range of electrified vehicles.

EIB backs Northvolt Sweden battery factory

Europe's Investment Bank (EIB) has given its in-principle agreement to support the financing of the Continent's first home-grown gigafactory for...

Accuride names Robin Kendrick as CEO

Accuride has appointed Robin Kendrick as president and CEO, effective 1 June 2019.

Nissan names Renault's Bollore for board

Nissan Motor announced a boardroom shake-up on Friday as it looked to move on from the ousting of former chairman Carlos Ghosn and disappointing financial results for the 2018-19 financial year.

Hyundai Alabama adds head machining plant

Alabama governor Kay Ivey and other elected officials joined Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama management and staff to...

EU antitrust allegations unfounded - BMW CEO

BMW CEO Harald Kruger has robustly defended BMW over antitrust allegations brought against the company by the European...

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Volvo's new 'American car' - the week

My look at Volvo's new US-born 'citizen', the S60 saloon/sedan, drew the most just-auto reader eyeballs this week, and rightly so as it's another highly competent contender in the medium/large premium sector, yet another use of the automaker's versatile SPA 'large car' platform and a very interesting illustration of an automaker's global manufacturing footprint, model selection and plant location strategy.

ANALYSIS - MY19 Maserati Levante GranLusso

Three and a half years on from its market introduction, Maserati UK has thrown out the former diesel-only strategy for...

Frankfurt IAA world debuts list - F40 BMW 1 Series

The next generation BMW 1 Series five-door hatchback will be revealed at a preview event on 27 May and have its public...

Can Dacia remain the darling of Groupe Renault?

According to Groupe Renault, the global market for passenger cars and light commercials fell by 7.2 per cent in Q1....

Global automotive market report - Q1 2019

The global vehicle market was virtually flat in 2018 at around 94m vehicles sold, but the fourth quarter showed a near 5% year-on-year drop on the back of a similarly sized decline in Q3. The global light vehicle market continues to face challenges in 2019 after that pronounced weakening in the second half of 2019.

Volkswagen T-Roc leads surge in C-SUV sales

Once an also-ran when it comes to sales of SUVs, Volkswagen could be on its way to becoming the world's number one. The...

Volvo's 'American car' gets a UK visa

This new S60 may well be the first Volvo Car made in the United States (but not in North America as there once was a CKD...

Renault and Alpine future models

As Renault approaches mid-year and its AGM on 12 June, the group is in good shape. The first quarter was a strong one...

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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...

Paris 2018

There were some notable no-shows but still plenty of excitement around the biennial Paris show. We were there and our...

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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 the British car...

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...

Real-world NOx emissions test leaves ‘dirty diesels’ nowhere to hide

Today’s launch of the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) in central London is a welcome step on the road...

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Connected Car in Latin America: Opportunities for MNOs to Expand Business Beyond Connectivity

Connected Car in Latin America: Opportunities for MNOs to Expand Business Beyond Connectivity

Published: Mar 2019

Connected Car in Latin America: Opportunities for MNOs to Expand Business Beyond Connectivity', a new Telecom Insider Report by GlobalData, provides an executive-level overview of the connected car market in Latin America, with forecasts of key indicators up to 2021.


Daimler AG (DAI) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

Daimler AG (DAI) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

Published: Apr 2019

Daimler AG (Daimler) is an automobile company. It develops, produces and distributes automobiles, trucks, vans and buses. The company also provides financing, leasing, fleet management, insurance and mobility services. Daimler markets its offerings under various brands including, Mercedes-Benz, smart, Western Star, FUSO, moovel, Bharat Benz, car2go and Setra, among others. It has operations across Europe, NAFTA, Asia and other markets. The company has production, distribution, sales and other facilities across the world. Daimler is headquartered in Stuttgart, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany.


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