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Life after Sergio - the week

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Proton under Geely - the future models

Paris show debuts list - 300hp Renault Megane RS

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Toyota to close Japan plant on tech shift

Toyota is reportedly planning to shut down a car assembly plant in Japan as it looks to consolidate its production network ahead of the...

US import tariffs 'terrify me' - VDA chief

Bernhard Mattes, President of the German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA), has warned the US government that US import tariffs would harm...

New Aston Martin plant on track for 2019 SOP

Aston Martin says construction work at its new UK plant - which is earmarked to produce a premium SUV/crossover ('DBX') in late 2019 - is on track.

VW Group China sales up 9.2% in H1

Volkswagen Group China has announced the first half-year deliveries for 2018: with its two Chinese joint venture partners, SAIC Volkswagen and...

Toyota C-HR SUV misses IIHS top safety pick rating

A poor headlight rating came between Toyota's US specification C-HR small SUV and an Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) Top Safety Pick or...

VW Wolfsburg wins lean production award

Volkswagen's main plant in Wolfsburg is heading for greater productivity and efficiency "with an exemplary pace of change" according to an assessment...

Indonesia sales fall 11% in June

New vehicle sales in Indonesia fell by 11.4% to 58,837 units in June from 66,389 units in the same month of last year, according to wholesale data...

Kia Niro EV with 280 miles range on sale in Korea

Kia says its new fully electric Niro - with a claimed range of 280 miles on single charge - has now gone on sale in its home market. The car gets its European debut at the upcoming Paris Motor Show, with European sales to commence at the end of this year.

ACEA slams EC steel import tariffs as trade war looms

Tariffs of up to 25% imposed by the European Commission (EC) on the import of a number of steel products following...

Volvo Cars reports record operating profit in Q2

Geely-owned Volvo Cars has reported its highest ever quarterly operating profit of SEK 4.2 billion (USD470m) for the...

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Life after Sergio - the week

Ray Hutton's insightful look at the likely future of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles after CEO Sergio Marchionne 'leaves' (it's complicated, as you shall see) was one of the most-read articles on just-auto.com this week and, if you haven't already pulled up a coffee and paused from the work of the day for a look, I recommend you do.

Chengdu motor show world debuts list - the just-auto preview

Every year the Chengdu motor show seems to grow in importance. The 2018 event is no exception. Below is an initial list...

Proton under Geely - the future models

The final Geely group brand to have its current future passenger vehicles assessed is Proton. Due to unremarkable cars,...

Paris motor show world debuts list - 300hp RenaultSport Megane Trophy

The public world premiere of the Renault Mégane R.S. Trophy will take place at the Paris Mondial de l'Automobile.

COMMENT - Marchionne, going but not gone

In less than six months’ time, Sergio Marchionne’s 14-year reign over the Fiat car business will come to an end.

Another good Volvo arrives at platform SPA

There was a noticeable air of excitement amongst Volvo Car UK people at the redesigned V60's press launch in Yorkshire...

ANALYSIS - Mercedes-Benz Vans' electric future

OEMs are increasingly tasking their light commercial divisions with responsibility for certain passenger models too....

Lotus under Geely - what's the plan?

Lotus is something of a curiosity. Like Chrysler, many companies have owned it, only to eventually sell to another firm,...

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Trade tensions on the rise

Arrangements for international trade have become an area of concern for OEMs and suppliers with global sourcing...

What does WLTP mean for the auto industry?

From September 2018, all new cars in Europe, India, South Korea and Japan will have to report their fuel economy and CO2...

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...

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Webasto on development of sunroofs and convertible roof systems

Webasto’s core competencies include development, production and sales of sunroofs, panoramic roofs, convertible roofs...

Magna Exteriors makes an impact with front-end modules

What is a front-end module? It depends on who makes it and for whom. Front-end modules (FEMs) typically encompass the...

Valeo on tomorrow’s climate control systems

Cabin comfort is a given for motorists nowadays. The trend for multizone air-conditioning systems...

The science of sound - How Harman is striking a chord in the small car segment

Designing and developing a car audio system for a certain model is a complex process. Hitting the...

Magna lifts the lid off the car roof systems market

Magna covers the entire spectrum of vehicle roof systems. Continuing just-auto/QUBE’s series of...

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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...

If you thought AWD technology couldn’t deliver both efficiency and performance, think again.

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 light vehicle OE batteries market - forecasts to 2033

Global light vehicle OE batteries market - forecasts to 2033

Published: Jul 2018

This QUBE report from just-auto report provides a comprehensive overview of the global electric vehicles and OE starter battery sector, major suppliers, top 14 markets, technology trends and market size forecasts. Use this report to gain a quick overview of the sector globally, prepare supply and demand forecasts, understand the size and scope of the top 14 markets and produce internal sales plans and forecasts.


Global light vehicle materials market - forecasts to 2033

Global light vehicle materials market - forecasts to 2033

Published: Jul 2018

This QUBE report from just-auto report provides a comprehensive overview of the global material trends sector, major suppliers, top markets, technology trends and market size forecasts. Use this report to gain a quick overview of the sector globally, prepare supply and demand forecasts, understand the size and scope of the top 14 markets and produce internal sales plans and forecasts.


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