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VW Brazil Virtus replaces Polo sedan

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Toyota plans EV in China by 2020

Toyota has announced today that it will be rolling out an electric vehicle under the Toyota brand in the Chinese market in 2020.

Jaguar Land Rover unveils XEL in China

Tata-owned Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has unveiled the Jaguar XE long-wheelbase (XEL), the second Jaguar vehicle to be manufactured in China, at the...

VW Brazil Virtus replaces Polo sedan

Volkswagen has launched a new compact sedan called Virtus in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The new model, developed especially for South America, replaces the...

2017 GUANGZHOU SHOW - Kia NP world debut

AutoGuangzhou 2017 has hosted a variety of concept and production model world debuts. The press preview day was Friday 17 November.

JLR, Ford, Tata trial connected cars in Coventry

The UK's largest trial of connected and autonomous vehicle technology has moved onto public roads, with the UK Autodrive project starting city trials...

Toyota to recall C-HR 1.2s and older Prius PHEVs

Toyota GB will recall about 4,200 Turkish-built CH-R crossovers with the 1.2-litre petrol engine to reflash software that controls the electronic park...

VW says 'pact for the future' on track

The Volkswagen brand said its 'pact for the future' had achieved EUR1.9bn of efficiency savings, or 96% of the target set for 2017.

Toyota and Suzuki strike MoU on India EVs

Toyota and Suzuki have concluded a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to work together on introducing electric vehicles in the Indian market 'in around 2020'.

Czech Republic tips hat to past for current strength

Czech prowess in manufacturing skills can partly be attributed to the country's Communist past says the country's...

VW strengthens China NEV commitment

Volkswagen Group China has increased its commitment to launching New Energy Vehicles (NEVs) in China on the eve of the...

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Struggling Chery calls in local help in Brazil - the week

Our Man in Brazil, Fernando Calmon, reported this week on an interesting development that sees seasoned local importer, assembler and distributor CAOA Group join with Chery to manage Chery's factory in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The deal is valued at around US$60m for CAOA to acquire 50% of the Chinese brand's Brazilian operations including the Jacarei plant, in the Greater Sao Paulo area; importation and sales are included.

ANALYSIS - Peugeot 308 SW and GTI

Has the long-awaited recovery of the Peugeot brand finally begun? Even if things remain terrible in China with a...

Kia launches fast grand tourer flagship with V6 engine

Although only about 80 of the brand's 180 UK dealers have signed up to sell it so far, Kia's new Stinger, in those...

PSA outlines global mobility strategy

Newly enlarged Groupe PSA faces challenges on a number of fronts as it looks to integrate Opel and Vauxhall to its...

ANALYSIS - Future models for Dongfeng Motor

In addition to being a JV partner for several foreign OEMs, Dongfeng Motor is a fairly successful vehicle manufacturer in its own right, with multiple brands and sub-brands in China. Its weak point is a lack of any sizable export business and exposure to the collapsing Chinese market passenger vehicle sales of Kia Motors and Groupe PSA.

PSA reveals Opel-Vauxhall plans - the week

The big question this week was what would PSA do with its newly acquired Opel/Vauxhall unit? Came 9 November, came the...

Driverless cars? The ‘fun to drive car will live on’ - Kia

While driverless cars are being pushed to the public as desirable, are they really? Many of us like driving cars, most...

Opel-Vauxhall PACE! plan - the future models

Following the announcement of the PACE! business plan for Opel-Vauxhall by its CEO Michael Lohscheller, just-auto takes...

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Tokyo Motor Show 2017

The latest auto show debuts, car launches, manufacturer news and cutting-edge concept cars – brought straight to you...

Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA) 2017

It's Frankfurt's turn to host Europe's big automotive show this year. Our coverage is gathered together here.

The virtual world and automotive

The virtual world is edging closer and impacting the buying and driving experience. There are virtual reality headsets...

BMW Group future product strategy

BMW is pouring money into renewing both its global model range and trying to create sub-segments which it could dominate...

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The Volkswagen Group and Google have announced a far-reaching research partnership in quantum computing. Quantum...

Q&A with Mojio CEO, Kenny Hawk

Software platform developer, Mojio, is set to go from strength to strength, working directly with the mobile carriers to...

TOKYO SHOW - Mazda designers explain 'Kodo'

When Mazda broke off its relationship with Ford some 10 or more years ago the brand had to come up...

Q&A with Daimler's Ola Källenius on electrification

Ola Källenius, Daimler board member responsible for Group Research at Daimler outlines the major...

Bosch VP on next steps for steering technologies

Continuing just-auto/QUBE’s series of interviews with tier one suppliers, we spoke to Dr Marcus...

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Boost Innovation With New Technology

Cutting solutions introduced to the market 10 to 15 years ago may still be reliable and productive, but they are not capable of responding to new market requirements, most notably...

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.

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...

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China New Energy Vehicle Report

China New Energy Vehicle Report

Published: Oct 2017

This report provides analysis of the CAFC regulation and carbon credit system in China and its update in June 2017. It describes the impact this draft legislation has on carmakers and suppliers in the future. The updated regulation framework implies that it will lead to premium manufacturers reaching the set quotas far more easily and selling on credit to players in the lower price segment in the future. The report is essential reading for any vehicle maker nad supplier into the market to stay informed of the latest changes and to capitalise on potential future gains.


Autonomous light vehicle market review and forecasts to 2032

Autonomous light vehicle market review and forecasts to 2032

Published: Oct 2017

New to just-auto this quarter, this report has been extracted from motor industry information and intelligence platform QUBE and provides a comprehensive overview of the emerging autonomous light vehicle sector, major suppliers, top 14 markets, technology trends and market size forecasts.


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