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Nokian Tyres starts Dayton admin building

Nokian Tyres has started construction on an administration building at its new factory in Dayton, Tennessee ahead of production in 2020.

Pennsylvania awards US$8.5m for clean transport

Pennsylvania Governor, Tom Wolf has announced 34 cleaner energy transportation projects will receive US$8.5m in grants and rebates following the...

Shell starts Singapore EV charging

Shell is launching Singapore's first electric vehicle charging at service stations.

Novelis to form innovation hub at Georgia Tech

Novelis is collaborating with the Georgia Institute of Technology to establish the Novelis Innovation Hub at Georgia Tech.

Hyundai Mobis to supply radars and cameras for CVs

Hyundai Mobis says it will mass-produce its mid-range front-facing radars and camera sensors for domestic commercial vehicles starting in September.

AB Dynamics opens Japan office

AB Dynamics has opened an office in Japan, one of the major markets for its automotive testing products.

Škoda Auto DigiLab unveils Citymove app

Škoda Auto DigiLab has unveiled its Citymove app helping users to decide whether or not to leave cars at home.

Further Fiat-Renault merger talks rumoured

After the FCA-proposed merger with Renault collapsed in June, reports in the Italian media suggest that the shelved deal could be revived and that talks have been taking place between the companies.

Jaguar Land Rover developing next-gen 3D cockpit displays

Tata-owned Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) is developing next-generation head-up display technology that it says could beam...

Jaguar Land Rover plans new global parts centre

Tata-owned Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) is planning to create a new parts distribution base in the English Midlands.

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Frankfurt IAA world debuts - Audi RS 6 Avant

Boasting a 441kW (600PS) mild hybrid version of the Volkswagen Group's biturbo 4.0-litre V8, the new Audi RS 6 will have its motor show world premiere at the Frankfurt IAA.

2019 Chengdu motor show - Wey VV7 GT

By no means a major Chinese motor show, nonetheless the annual event in Chengdu is usually the venue for quite a few...

New SsangYong Korando kicks off UK sales assault

We drive the new SsangYong Korando in the UK to see whether this will be the model to push the Korean brand into the...

Nissan reboots Micra with Mercedes-Alliance engine

Why isn't Nissan Europe a more powerful force in small cars? Intense competition in the Qashqai segment and the...

Aston Martin Lagonda future models

Aston Martin Lagonda's recent announcement that it no longer expects a GBP20m payment for IP from Detroit Electric sent the share price into a steep decline. Speculators continue to short the company, with many seeing GBP850m of net debt and lease liabilities as a major concern. AML is determined to ride out the current financial storm though, trusting in a business plan which includes several high priced future models.

2019 Monterey Week world debuts list

Monterey Automotive Week, including the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, took place between 13 and 18 August inclusive....

H1 results, BMW's future, redefining 'car' - the week

Steering specialist Nexteer Automotive's comments, as it announced first half 2019 results, reflected what may other...

G29 BMW Z4 M40i - does it beat the Boxster?

Daimler says it won't replace the Mercedes SLC, Audi plans to axe the TT and Nissan keeps trying to fathom how it can...

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FCA proposes transformative merger with Renault

FCA (Fiat-Chrysler) has proposed a 'transformative merger' with Renault to create a combined business that produces and...

Honda restructures manufacturing operations - and axes UK plant

Honda is planning to close its UK and Turkey plants as part of plans to re-balance its global manufacturing operations...

CES 2019

OEMs and Tier 1s continue to announce vehicle and technology world premieres at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in...

Ghosn charges create turmoil in Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance

Amid allegations of financial misconduct, Carlos Ghosn has been removed from his position as chairman at Nissan. The...

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