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IKCO starts Peugeot 301 production in Iran

Sanctions, what sanctions? Iran has launched Peugeot 301 production at the Iran Khodro (IKCO) plant in Tehran.

Spain "hungry" for new government - Sernauto CEO

Spain's automotive supplier association (Sernauto) says it is "hungry" for a new government to be formed in Madrid as long-running political...

Jaguar's Callum resurfaces at - Callum

Those who wondered what former Jaguar design director Ian Callum might do after ending his 20-year career with the automaker on 1 July need wonder no...

"Tough market" depresses June Australia sales

Australian new vehicle sales fell in June reflecting, the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) said, "tough market conditions".

Lubricants supplier frank about software woes

It has to be the frankest statement we at just-auto have seen from a company in a long time: "The introduction of new company software in January has...

HBPO to build front-end module plant in Germany

Next year, HBPO will start its series production of front-end modules (FEM) in Saarland: from September 2020 onwards, the planned location of HBPO...

Vibracoustic opens Germany material centre

Vibracoustic has opened its new Material Development Centre in Weinheim, Germany, with 25 material staff supporting new prototype compounds and...

CATL to supply Toyota with EV batteries

Lithium-ion battery cell producer Contemporary Amperex Technology Co., Limited (CATL) and Toyota have announced a 'comprehensive partnership' for electrified vehicle drive batteries.

Mitsubishi builds first 'global new look' dealership in US

Mitsubishi Motors North America said it had completed construction of Lewisville Autoplex Mitsubishi, the brand's first...

Lotus launches electric hypercar

As noted in our recent analyst forecast of future Proton and Lotus models, the English company has now launched its...

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ANALYSIS - Volkswagen Polo GTI+

Volkswagen keeps coming up with ways to make certain sports models even more desirable and of course, even more profitable. For those who wish their Polo GTI to stand out just that little bit more, there is the option of choosing the GTI+, a high-end model grade which costs from GBP23,160.

Volvo plots a course for the future of Polestar

Polestar will soon start producing the 1, a low volume PHEV super-coupe that will be joined in 2020 by a BEV crossover...

Under the skin of the new Mini Electric

We take an in-depth look at the new Mini Electric, due in March 2020.

JLR engines boss on new Ingenium straight six

Land Rover's progress remains uneven. Worldwide, sales fell by 10.1 per cent last month yet in Britain the brand enjoyed...

Frankfurt IAA world debuts - Cupra concept

SEAT's Cupra division has confirmed a world premiere for the Frankfurt motor show in September.

Osram takeover and Linux Auto expands - the week

News Osram's board was supporting an offer for the supplier from a bidding consortium of Bain Capital and The Carlyle...

Will future models propel Volvo to a million cars a year?

Volvo is selling ever more cars and SUVs, even in China. Global deliveries for the first half of 2019 saw the brand...

Interior design and technology – Kia ProCeed

Remember the days when Kia was the butt of jokes? How things have changed. From the funky Soul to the hybrid Niro to the...

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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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Interview part 1: Sernauto CEO José Portilla

Spanish suppliers association CEO, José Portilla has had many years experience in manufacturing sectors such as steel...

Hydrogen storage fuels innovation - Q&A with Magna Steyr

Magna Steyr is a global, brand-independent engineering and manufacturing partner to automakers, offering solutions for a...

Bosch on tomorrow’s steering systems

Robert Bosch Automotive Steering GmbH develops, produces, and sells steering technology for...

Steering tomorrow’s car – Q&A with Nexteer

Nexteer Automotive is a global manufacturer of steering and driveline systems. Earlier this year, it...

On a roll with Goodyear’s VP Product Development

There are so many factors shaping the global tyre market. Over the last decade alone, the...

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