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Toyota Indiana plant builds 5m vehicles

Tokyo show: Suzuki world premieres

ANALYSIS - Mazda architectures and future vehicles

Ford shutdowns and a new Volvo - the week

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Novares opens first Romanian production plant

Novares has opened its first Romanian plant near Pitesti, producing automotive components using plastic injection techniques, days after rebranding...

just-auto Plus only Panasonic to produce electronic rear-view mirrors

Panasonic Corporation announced that it will start mass-production of electronic rear-view mirrors in September 2017, the first product jointly...

just-auto Plus only Porsche Cars North America recalls Cayenne models

Porsche Cars North America is issuing a voluntary recall for 2003 to 2006 model year Cayenne models in the US. Porsche determined that after...

just-auto Plus only Eaton Cummins introduces automated transmission

Eaton Cummins Automated Transmission Technologies introduce new Endurant 12-speed automated transmission – the lightest, most efficient 1,850...

Tokyo show: Suzuki world premieres

Mitsubishi Motors was the first manufacturer to announce a world premiere for the Tokyo motor show. Now, Suzuki has revealed details of its global...

Malaysia sales slightly lower in August

Malaysia’s new vehicle market drifted lower in August, by just over 1% to 51,720 units from 52,312 units a year earlier, according to data released by...

Toyota Indiana plant builds 5m vehicles

When long-time Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indiana (TMMI) Princeton workers Sandra and Andres Chaparro saw the first vehicle roll off the line in 1998,...

All Brazil measures and forecasts on the rise

The Brazilian auto industry's results at the end of August for the three main indicators - domestic sales, production, and exports - point to a recovery with no expectation of a reversal.

Volvo launches XC40 SUV

Volvo has launched the XC40, its first new model on the Compact Medium Architecture (CMA), which completes its global...

ZF looks to add piece to puzzle with Baidu link

ZF says its tie-up with Chinese internet company, Baidu provides another "piece in the puzzle" as it looks to extend its...

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Interior design and technology – Nissan Juke

A subcompact crossover SUV, the Nissan Juke entered production in 2010. Since then, more than 500,000 units have been sold worldwide, 130,000 in the UK alone. The name ‘Juke’ means to dance or change direction. It is certainly true that this model was a breath of fresh air on launch, redefining the segment with a distinctive alternative to conventional superminis. Significantly for Nissan, it has attracted a number of buyers who are new to the brand; 82 per cent of sales have been to first-time Nissan owners. Continuing just-auto/QUBE’s review of interior design and technology trends, we take a closer look this popular model.

Ford shutdowns and a much awaited new Volvo - the week

It's not unusual for things to go a bit quiet the week after the week of a major motor show's press days - Frankfurt's...

ANALYSIS - Mazda vehicle architectures and future models

Having invested heavily in a lightweight architecture, a family of highly efficient engines and an ever expanding range...

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...

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 was certainly one of the highlights - when did we last see an F1 engine in a road car? In the world of important new production cars, the VW T-Roc and Polo were the stand outs, while for futuristic prototypes, Audi was surely the winner with its Aicon concept.

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...

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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...

Latest interviews


Yanfeng CTO on redefining vehicle interiors

Established in 2015, Yanfeng Automotive Interiors (YFAI) is a joint venture between Yanfeng, one of the largest...

Magna CTO on autonomous drive platform technologies, new materials and processes

Continuing just-auto/QUBE’s series of interviews with tier one component suppliers, we caught up with Swamy Kotagiri,...

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...

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...

Tata Steel sees a sustainable future

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

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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.

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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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