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VW stands back to let Seat and Skoda shine

Is VW scandal spreading to Audi? Reportedly so

Jeep launches new 'global' Compass in Brazil

Management briefing - Paris motor show preview

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Renault to set up autonomous demo zone in Wuhan

Renault has said it will set up an autonomous driving demonstration zone in the city of Wuhan in central China.

Audi says tech development chief "stepping down"

As heralded by earlier media reports, Audi's technical chief has 'stepped down' from his board level post with immediate effect.

More German car trim production moving to Romania

Chinese automotive company Ningbo HuaXiang Electronic and Hib Rolem Trim, a German-Romanian automotive producer, have signed an agreement to develop a...

BorgWarner supplies timing gear to FCA

BorgWarner said it was supplying an advanced engine timing system for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' (FCA) new aluminium two-litre petrol engine.

Toyota Europe hybrid sales up 45%

Toyota Motor Europe (TME) said it was seeing a sharp increase in its existing hybrid sales so far this year: up 45% versus 2015 which was already a...

Eberspaecher builds new exhaust plant in Portugal

Newly won orders are necessitating the continued expansion of the Eberspaecher ?European exhaust production capacity. The group is building an...

US mulls size of VW fine

The US Justice Department is assessing how big a criminal fine it can extract from Volkswagen AG over emissions-cheating without putting the automaker...

Jeep launches new 'global' Compass in Brazil

Jeep has started production of the redesigned Compass at FCA’s Brazil assembly plant in Goiana, Pernambuco and introduced the new model there.

Is VW scandal spreading to Audi? Reportedly so

Following the departure of development chief Stefan Knirsch, Audi's chief's role in the VW group's emissions scandal is...

Renault-Nissan partners Microsoft on connectivity

The Renault-Nissan Alliance and Microsoft Corp. have signed a global, multiyear agreement to partner on "next-generation...

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VW stands back to let Seat and Skoda shine

Not so long ago, in the London Sunday Times, Jeremy Clarkson chose his 10 ‘stinkers’ - the worst cars sold in the UK. With his tongue even more firmly in his cheek than usual, he described the Seat Leon as ‘a nondescript waste of metal’ and the Skoda Superb as having ‘the same amount of soul as a fridge freezer’.

Driving the 570PS & 176mph Porsche Cayenne Turbo S

It’s been in production for more than six years now so to keep the Cayenne range competitive against newer, lighter...

THE WEEK THAT WAS - Mobileye v Tesla

The spat between Tesla and Mobileye resurfaced again this week and was the most-read news item. Mobileye reiterated it...

Management briefing - Paris motor show preview

This, the first of two management briefing reports concerning the 2016 Paris Mondial de l’Automobile, offers a sneak...

Ford charts path for long-term growth - Analysis

At its recent ‘Investor Day’, Ford’s senior management set out its strategic priorities. The plan is to build on core strengths and grow in emerging opportunities. Dave Leggett describes some highlights and offers an assessment.

THE WEEK THAT WAS - Ford sets out its stall

A big event this week was Ford's Investor Day on Wednesday. I know when I'm beat so we called on our resident economist...

Drilling down into Toyota's latest hybrid tech

We recently reviewed the latest, fourth generation Toyota Prius. Now, Graeme Roberts looks at Toyota's hybrid sales...

Ford’s Investor Day – preview

Ford is hosting will host an ‘Investor Day’ conference – an annual event - for representatives of the investment...

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Volkswagen's emissions crisis

Volkswagen Group is at the centre of a scandal originating in the US that has revealed the rigging of emissions tests...

UK to leave the EU - what might it mean?

The UK has voted in a national referendum to leave the EU. It’s a move that brings a range of uncertainties in areas...

China's 2016 Global Automotive Forum in Chongqing

'New normal', 'still room to grow', 'lead or be knocked out'. Just three takeaways from this year's GAF in the key...

Explore PSA Peugeot Citroën's new business plan - 'Push to Pass'

PSA Peugeot Citroën has presented a new five-year business plan that includes ambitious financial targets and plans for...

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Lighter, more efficient transmissions

Lightweight materials is a hot topic in automotive manufacture in the battle to reduce carbon emissions. Now a technical...

Blueprint Acoustics on tomorrow's car audio

While the automotive audio market is dominated by some well-known brands, smaller technology firms are attracting...

Car connectivity brings Big Data opportunities

With more and more cars offering some form of connectivity, opportunities are emerging for the...

Why games tech is driving car design

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Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (6503) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (6503) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

Published: Aug 2016

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (Mitsubishi Electric) is a manufacturer of electrical and electronics items. It develops, manufactures and sells electric and electronic equipments for residential, commercial and industrial applications. The company’s products are find application in several areas such as information processing and communications, space development and satellite communications, consumer electronics, industrial technology, energy, transportation and building equipment. Mitsubishi Electric also provides other services which include logistics, real estate, advertising, procurement, finance and others. Geographically, through its subsidiaries, the company operates in North America, Asia, Europe, South and Central America, Oceania and Africa. Mitsubishi Electric is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.


German Car Manufacturing in 2016-17: Developing circumstances require dynamic response

German Car Manufacturing in 2016-17: Developing circumstances require dynamic response

Published: Aug 2016

Summary The German car manufacturing industry has been hit by several major incidents in 2015/16, including an emissions scandal involving Volkswagen, slowing growth in the Chinese market, Britain which is Germany's largest car export market voting for Brexit, and a potential Trump run US post the elections in November 2016. Increased protectionism and slow growth in the worlds largest car market can have a serious impact on German car manufacturers.


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