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Mahindra cancels Ssangyong recovery plan

South Korean SUV manufacturer Ssangyong Motor Company on Monday said it would have to sell off non-core assets to help it remain in business after its...

Japanese automakers halt production in Indonesia

Suzuki and Honda announced they would temporarily suspend production in Indonesia for two weeks in April due to the COVID19 coronavirus outbreak.

Schaeffler and family donate EUR1m to Red Cross

Schaeffler and the Schaeffler family are jointly donating EUR1m (US$1.1m) to the Red Cross to help in the fight against Covid-19.

History made as Ford toppled in UK

Ford has lost its long held position as the UK market's number one passenger vehicle brand. SMMT data for March show that during the first quarter,...

Lear postpones Investor Day due to coronavirus

Lear is to postpone its Investor Day, previously scheduled for 9 June in Southfield, Michigan, due to ongoing health and safety consideration, as well...

Tenneco withdraws full-year financial guidance

Tenneco is withdrawing its first-quarter and full-year financial guidance issued on 20 February, 2020 and will provide additional updates during its...

Cooper Tire continues Americas plant closures

Cooper Tire says its manufacturing plants in the US and Mexico will remain closed for at least another two weeks to protect the health and safety of...

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Western Europe's car market down 52.9% in March

Western Europe's new car registrations fell by a colossal 52.9% year-on-year (YoY) in March and the regional annualised...

UK car market down 44.4% in March

The UK car market was down 44.5% in March as the COVID-19 crisis caused showrooms to close in lockdowned Britain.

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Hyundai readies Genesis for post-COVID era

Having been busy for a number of years with preparations for an arsenal of high-end Genesis models, Hyundai now finds itself in a bind. Should the company pull forward the launch of this premium division in China, or continue with the slowly-slowly approach that has seen Genesis restricted mainly to the USA, Canada and South Korea?

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While the rest of the globe still deals with the humanitarian and economic fallout from COVID-19, a recovery of sorts is...

COVID-19 will force auto retailers to embrace digital transformation

Early reports from most countries around the world indicate that auto sales in March have nosedived as efforts to...

COVID-19 and the Malaysian socio-economic balance

In a fourth guest article written exclusively for just-auto, Dato Madani Sahari, the CEO of Malaysia Automotive,...

US car market crash points to tough times ahead

Light vehicle sales in the US fell nearly 39% in March compared with last year. The sharp drop to US vehicle sales last month was widely expected as social distancing and lockdown measures took hold in the US in response to the COVID-19 public health emergency.

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It was a terrible March for Mahindra & Mahindra in its home market, sales of passenger vehicles plunging by 88 per cent...

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It’s clear that the impact of COVID-19 on China was significant and dramatic in the first few months of 2020. Factories...

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Yanfeng is on a mission to wipe out COVID-19 germs in the car

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