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Nissan cuts Japanese production

Nissan said it would temporarily "adjust" (read: cut) production at three of its factories in Japan, "due to decreased demand in the automobile...

Paris to modify 2020 show in coronavirus light

Paris Motor Show organisers say the 2020 event will not take place in its current form when it opens later this year in the light of the huge...

BYD announces 'safer' blade battery

BYD has officially announced - online - the launch of the Blade Battery, a development set to mitigate concerns about battery safety in electric...

GM Korea cuts salaries, delays payments

GM Korea said on Monday it would delay payment of 20% of the salaries of management level employees from April, as the company looked to protect its...

Toyota asks for JPY1 trillion credit line

Toyota Motor has asked two leading Japanese banks to set up a line of credit totaling JPY1 trillion (US$9.2bn), according to local reports citing...

GAC Honda to absorb Honda Automobile (China)

GAC Honda Automobile (GAC Honda), a Honda joint venture company in China, said it would absorb its wholly owned subsidiary, Honda Automobile (China)...

UK engine production declines in February

UK engine production declined 9.3% year on year in February to 214,155 motors.

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Chery Auto future models - Exeed, Vantas and Jetour

Sales data for February are meaningless and numbers for March will be almost as irrelevant so better to look at how two new Chery brands performed in 2019. Exeed (retail sales: 8,705) could have done better but Jetour (90,002) did very well indeed, proving itself to be not only the market's most successful launch but outselling Jeep by more than 7,000 vehicles.

Virus doom continues with the odd glimmer of hope - the week

One guess what was the main topic of the news/politicians/medics/countries/cruise ships/talking heads this week? Our...

COMMENT - Covid-19 could stall CASE disruption

While the automotive industry has been an active participant in all four strands of CASE, it was perhaps the sharing...

Chery Auto future models - Cowin, Karry and Chery

It's tricky times for Chery Auto, even if being owned by the city of Wuhu at least means it is somewhat protected from...

FCA future models - Ram

A decade ago, Ram was a fledgling brand, newly created out of Dodge trucks. Fast forward to 2019 and Americans bought a record 703,023 Ram vehicles, of which 633,694 were pick-ups. Will COVID-19 result in a crash back to earth in 2020? And what new or extra models are coming in the 2020s?

Shutdowns to cost European auto industry GBP29bn

Sweeping announcements by the region’s automakers mean that over one million vehicles will be lost from production in...

FCA future models - Jeep

Having sold a stonking 242,969 Grand Cherokees last year in the US alone, FCA's Jeep division just keeps on breaking...

Interior design and technology – Volvo XC90

Launched in 2015 – and subtly refreshed last year - the second-generation Volvo XC90 comes teeming with semi-autonomous...

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COVID-19 hits the auto industry

The Wuhan coronavirus outbreak is causing disruption in China (especially Hubei province) with knock-on impacts on...

CES 2020

OEMs and Tier 1s announce vehicle and technology innovations at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. Our...

PSA and FCA plan to merge

PSA and FCA have jointly published plans for a merger that they say opens a path to the creation of a new group with...

Strike hits General Motors in North America

In the middle of September, some 49,000 UAW members at GM in the US walked out in what is the company's first strike...

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Nio confident on prospects despite COVID-19 crisis

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

Interview with Mercedes-Benz interior design director

Mercedes-Benz interior designers break new ground with every model. To learn how they achieve it and what inspires them,...

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

Given the accent on tomorrow’s car interior is becoming more about occupant comfort and health, how...

Ford puts a Spin on the micromobility market

Spin, the micromobility unit of Ford Motor, is expanding its footprint from 70 markets in the US to...

The weight is over – Revival of aluminium matrix composites

Lightweighting remains the holy grail of the automotive industry. Legacy materials such as high...

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2020 and Beyond – What can we expect from the Next 20 Years of Automotive Technology?

TU-Automotive Detroit is celebrating its 20th birthday this year. And to kick off this year’s campaign we looked back at the past 20 years of Automotive Technology and asked our...

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