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COMMENT - Marchionne, going but not gone

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Another good Volvo arrives at platform SPA

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Continental to restructure into 3 business sectors

The board of Continental is to undertake one of the 'largest organisational realignments in the company’s history' with three new business sectors...

Linamar CEO tears into tariffs

The CEO of Canadian automotive components supplier Linamar has warned that the North American auto industry is potentially facing a crisis that will...

Volvo shifts production of XC60 to avoid US tariff

Geely-owned Volvo Cars is planning to shift US-bound production of its XC60 to avoid US import tariffs on care made in China.

Mazda to resume two-shift operation in Hiroshima

Mazda Motor said it now had a "degree of certainty regarding parts supply and employees' commuting methods" and would restart two shift production at...

GAC building new R&D centre ahead of US launch

China's Guangzhou Automobile Group Company (GAC) is spending US$4.45m on an R&D facility in Michigan ahead of its planned sales launch in the US in...

Mazda My Way London trial snares 375 buyers

A two year trial in London taking Mazda cars to customers instead of waiting for them to come into the showroom has resulted in 375 sales. Now the...

Clearlake sells Sage Automotive Interiors to Asahi

Clearlake Capital Group has announced a definitive agreement to sell Sage Automotive Interiors to an affiliate of Asahi Kasei.

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 second quarter of 2018, an increase of 28.6 per cent compared with the same period last year, driven by a strong increase in global retail sales.

No-deal Brexit won't faze Mazda UK

Vehicle makers have been issuing stark warnings over the future of their investments in the UK unless a sensible customs...

Pure EVs "final destination" for industry - Renault

Renault says pure EV vehicles will represent the "final destination" of the automotive industry as the sector continues...

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Proton under Geely - the future models

The final brand to have its current future passenger vehicles assessed is Proton. Due to unremarkable cars, a home nation where the annual market remains well below three quarter of a million vehicles and poor marketing in the few countries it has tried to export to, the formerly state-run firm is a lacklustre operation. Could a cash infusion and a management shake-up courtesy of Geely transform the firm's fortunes?

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. Mercedes-Benz Vans is no exception, with the V-Class and X-Class being two of the better known model lines. The Vito though, is a bigger seller than either, with the premium pricing of multi-occupant luxury variants and new electric LCV versions greatly assisting the rising profits of the Vans division.

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,...

ANALYSIS - F39 BMW X2 targets Range Rover Evoque

BMW keeps on filling out its Sport Activity Vehicle line-up, making 2018 a busy year for the brand's SAVs. The X7 will...

Interior design and technology – Fiat 500L

The Fiat 500L MPV was launched in the UK in 2013, receiving a facelift in 2017 when 40 per cent of the components were...

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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...

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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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