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BMW opens first UK Urban Store

BMW has opened its first UK Urban Store at the Bluewater shopping centre in Kent.

Groupe PSA cutting Opel jobs voluntarily

PSA is reportedly aiming for 3,700 staff cuts by 2020 in Germany as it looks to make Opel plants more efficient and turn Opel/Vauxhall's loss-making...

Hyundai Mobis to test semi-autonomous car in US

Hyundai Mobis says it will test a self-driving vehicle in the US this year, with the aim to mass-produce a semi-autonomous car in 2022.

Faurecia posts underlying Q1 sales growth of 9.3%

Faurecia has posted sales growth of 9.3% - versus last year, at constant currencies - in the first quarter and said that all regions significantly...

Magna opens new body and chassis plant in Mexico

Global supplier Magna has opened a new body and chassis manufacturing facility in San Luis Potosi, Mexico.

Nissan to launch three EVs and five ePower models

Nissan plans to launch three new electric vehicles and five e-Power models in Japan by the end of fiscal 2022, the company announced today.

Infiniti to electrify and build five China models

Nissan's luxury brand Infiniti said it would build five new vehicles in China in the next five years, beginning with the QX50 SUV. The announcement...

Turkey tax cut may boost sales 50% - ODD

Cutting tax levied on cars in Turkey could see penetration rates leap 50% claims the national distributor association, which is lobbying Ankara to introduce the move and stimulate the market.

"We are not going anywhere" - Turkey bangs FDI and export drum

Turkey's Investment Support and Promotion Agency says it is looking to showcase the country's flagship auto sector,...

Valeo Turkey looks to localisation, stresses competitive need

Valeo Turkey says it is seeking to up its ratio of domestic suppliers to drive localisation, but cautions against wages...

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They're changing the guard at Avtovaz - the week

News Avtovaz had named Yves Caracatzanis CEO, replacing Nicolas Maure from 1 June this year, rated highly with just-auto readers this week.

BEIJING SHOW WORLD DEBUTS LIST - Wey-X concept has holographic assistant

Great Wall Motors' Wey division is set to create many headlines with a concept it will reveal at AutoChina. The Wey-X...

GM Korea in bankruptcy - the fall-out for future models

GM Korea is teetering, its March sales crashing by 58% and the Chevrolet brand even falling below Mercedes-Benz in the...

ANALYSIS - Bentley Mulsanne Extended Wheelbase

If luxury is increasingly defined by levels of tranquillity, lounging space and a feeling of being in control, then...

VW's Mueller gets the axe - the week

An extraordinary week that culminated last night with the expected news that Volkswagen was restructuring the group and tossing out the long-serving chairman and CEO Matthias Mueller, a company 'lifer' who was handed the task of steering the company through the diesel crisis and setting it on a new path.

Only one SUV in top 10 as German market hits 18 year high

The German market for new passenger vehicles ended the first quarter at a level not seen since 2000. There are some...

COMMENT - VW CEO can't hold back desire for faster change

On the face of it, Volkswagen Group CEO and chairman Matthias Mueller ought to be in a strong position.

Interior design and technology – Nissan X-Trail

Launched years ago, or in 2014 to be precise, Nissan’s third-generation X-Trail (badged Rogue overseas) is one of the...

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Turkey snapshot

Turkey is literally and metaphorically at a crossroads between East and West, while its 80m population has an average...

Russian Automotive Forum 2018

The annual Russian Automotive Forum brings OEMs and suppliers together to discuss developments and progress for the auto...

Geneva 2018

It's March, which means spring and Geneva - the first big European auto show of the year. Our debut list, show news,...

CES and NAIAS 2018

January gets the new year started with the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) at Las Vegas - increasingly important in...

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Toyota NZ CEO Alistair Davis on changing dealers to agencies

The new vehicle distribution model is changing for Toyota and its dealer network. Toyota New Zealand will sell new...

Prodrive on composites for special edition vehicles

While pressures to reduce vehicle emissions through weight saving have stimulated auto industry interest in lightweight...

INTERVIEW - Oliver Zipse, BMW board member responsible for production

In an interview with just-auto, Oliver Zipse, BMW board member responsible for production, said that...

INTERVIEW - Sarah-Jayne Williams, Ford's Director, Smart Mobility (Europe)

In September of last year, Sarah-Jayne Williams joined Ford as its first director for 'Smart...

GENEVA INTERVIEW - Nissan Europe SVP of sales and marketing Ken Ramirez

Ken Ramirez is Nissan Europe's recently appointed senior vice president sales and marketing. We...

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Webinar on demand: The Impact of Advanced Thermoplastic Insulation Systems on e-motors

Automotive experts James Bonnett & Chris Slowinski explore the challenges e-motor manufacturers are facing & discuss how advanced thermoplastic insulation can help meet the...

Renesas: Expert white papers

At Renesas, a leading supplier of automotive microcontrollers and SoC products, we aim to be a provider of total solutions in response to growing trends and market needs. Through...

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Although AWD vehicles are known for improving safety and performance, they often create complexity, production cost, and fuel economy challenges for automotive manufacturers.

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Global vehicle lightweighting - technology, trends and the future

Global vehicle lightweighting - technology, trends and the future

Published: Apr 2018

Updated in the last quarter, this report has been extracted from QUBE and provides a comprehensive overview of the vehicle lightweighting megatrend, the technologies, materials and suppliers involved, and material content forecasts out to 2030.


Global light vehicle electric motors market - forecasts to 2032

Global light vehicle electric motors market - forecasts to 2032

Published: Apr 2018

This QUBE report from just-auto provides a comprehensive overview of the global electric motors sector, major suppliers, top 14 markets, technology trends and market size forecasts. Use this report to gain a quick overview of the sector and to understand the size and scope of the world's key markets


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