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BorgWarner 2018 net sales up 7.5% to US$10.5bn

BorgWarner has posted full-year 2018 net sales up 7.5% to US$10.5bn.

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EO Charging teams with Suffolk Council for EVs

EO Charging has partnered with Suffolk County Council in the UK to launch ‘Plug In Suffolk’ - a public electric vehicle fast charging network in...

Plastic Omnium 2018 net profit up 25% to EUR533m

Plastic Omnium has posted 2018 overall net profit of EUR533m (US$602m), with revenue improving 7.6% to EUR8.2bn.

Mitsubishi Electric ups DMP investment

Mitsubishi Electric has unveiled its decision to make a follow-on investment of JPY2bn (US$18m) to fuel new growth in Dynamic Map Platform (DMP), a...

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Goodyear is expanding its work with autonomous vehicles, which includes being named exclusive tyre supplier for an autonomous passenger shuttle.

China sales likely weakened in January

China's vehicle market looked to have weakened further in January with some key producers reporting declining sales ahead of the release of official data from the China automotive Manufacturers Association (CAAM).

VW and Ford 'far apart' on investing in Ford's AV unit - report

Strategic partners Ford and Volkswagen Group are reportedly in disagreement over how much VW should invest in Ford's...

Renault profit tumbles in 2018

Renault has published full-year results that show a substantial fall to operating margin and net income in 2018. The...

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Toyota-ing on a sunny Spanish isle - the week

Highlight of my week was undoubtedly another trip - after several years - to one of my favourite business and leisure spots, the Spanish island of Majorca (aka Mallorca) to which I've been many times both for holidays and new car launches. This time around it was the much improved Toyota Corolla, the model formerly known in Europe as the Auris.

Now the Toyota Corolla again, Europe's Auris replacement impresses

I came away from the European media launch of Toyota's latest generation Corolla on the Balearic (Spanish) island of...

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Global debuts for the Geneva motor show are discussed below. The latest additions to just-auto's lengthening list of...

Stelvio Quadrifoglio silences Alfa sceptics

Will Alfa ever reach the infamous 400,000 cars a year goal that FCA set for it? In 2018, it was less than a third of the...

JF Kia Optima still strong as future JL3 model nears

Some say non-premium makes tend not to be successful in Europe's D segment. Tell that to Volkswagen and Skoda: even with the WLTP crash, Passat sales were down by just 3.3% in Germany last year, while the Octavia and Superb sell in significant volume. To a lesser extent, Kia quietly chips away in this size class, the Optima having a far stronger following than the parent company's rival i40.

FCA reverses Lancia strategy - brand survives

Remember how Fiat Chrysler told the media and analysts that Lancia would fade away during 2018? Well, it didn't...

Fiat, weather, results and jobs - the week

A gimlet eye on Fiat attracted interest this week. "Such has been its shrinkage at home, Italy is no longer the number...

Fiat Chrysler gets it right as Abarth just keeps growing

Fiat Chrysler has done a great job of creating Abarth as a brand, the name having originally coming from the surname of...

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