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Vauxhall plant to drop a shift and shed 400 jobs

Japanese market expands 4% in September

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VW Group China 9M 2017 sales up 1.4%

Volkswagen Group China has announced deliveries for the first nine months of 2017. Together with its two Chinese Joint Ventures, Saic Volkswagen and...

BMW Group electrified sales up 50% in Sept

BMW Group sales of electrified vehicles in the first three quarters of 2017 have exceeded those achieved in the whole of 2016; in September,...

Union calls for Vauxhall investment guarantees

Britain’s largest labour union, Unite, has called for guarantees over future investment into Vauxhall’s Ellesmere Port plant following the carmaker’s...

Toyota wants AI-enhanced vehicles testing by 2020

Toyota has announced an outline of the concept car "Toyota Concept-i" series that it says embodies the future vision of a mobility society through...

Valeo receives EU approval on FTE acquisition

Valeo has received the approval from the European Commission and plans to complete the acquisition of FTE Automotive, a leading producer of actuators,...

JLR/WMG establishing Europe's largest R&D facility

The National Automotive Innovation Centre (NAIC), at the University of Warwick in central England, has hit a construction milestone (with the...

Tokyo show: Toyota Concept-i Ride & Concept-i Walk

Mitsubishi, Suzuki, Subaru, Honda, Nissan, Toyota, Mazda, Daihatsu and Yamaha Motor have announced initial details of their Tokyo motor show world...

Vauxhall plant to drop a shift and shed 400 jobs

Vauxhall's Ellesmere Port manufacturing plant is to cut some 400 jobs as it looks to improve its competitive position amid changes to demand in the European car market.

Daimler takes steps to reshape company

Daimler's board of management has decided on some 'first steps to strengthen its divisional structure'. This includes...

Michelin urges action to address impact of global growth

Michelin says society has to do something "now" to reduce the impact of rising global vehicle ownership and is citing...

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ANALYSIS - Civic Type R leads export boom for Honda UK

It's fast, high-priced and not exactly subtle in appearance. Honda is hoping that the Type R version of its built-in-England Civic five-door will be shocking enough to change how people across Europe see the brand - a maker of ultra-reliable cars for the elderly.

COMMENT - Uncertain future ahead for Ellesmere Port

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Retracting steering wheels, reconfigurable dashboards, Star Trek swivelling seats and entire windscreens that transform into head-up displays are a common vision of the autonomous car. When an SAE Level 5 car becomes a social (or empty) space that neither needs nor wants your help, what can we really expect? Continuing just-auto/QUBE’s research snapshots, this one reviews some interior concepts and innovations to find the pulse of the self-driving car interior.

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Interior design and technology - Suzuki Baleno

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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

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All change at Ford

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Ola Källenius, Daimler board member responsible for Group Research at Daimler outlines the major elements of the group's...

Bosch VP on next steps for steering technologies

Continuing just-auto/QUBE’s series of interviews with tier one suppliers, we spoke to Dr Marcus Parche, executive vice...

SRI’s acquisition of MTS bolsters brand awareness for Falken Tyres

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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...

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Although AWD vehicles are known for improving safety and performance, they often create complexity, production cost, and fuel economy challenges for automotive manufacturers.

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

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Global electric and hybrid light vehicles market - forecasts to 2032

Global electric and hybrid light vehicles market - forecasts to 2032

Published: Oct 2017

This QUBE report from just-auto provides a comprehensive overview of the global electrified vehicles sector, major OEM developments, top 14 markets, technology trends and market projections. Use this report to gain a quick overview of the sector and to understand the size and scope of the world's key markets


Global vehicle lightweighting - technology, trends and the future

Global vehicle lightweighting - technology, trends and the future

Published: Oct 2017

Updated in the last quarter, this report has been extracted from QUBE and provides a comprehensive overview of the vehicle lightweighting megatrend, the technologies, materials and suppliers involved, and material content forecasts out to 2030.


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