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EU CO2 edict sends small Kia model variant packing

UK border controls and future vehicle output

Interior design and technology – Toyota Corolla

Enyaq and other Skoda future models

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Nissan trials on demand vehicle leasing in Texas

Nissan's US unit is trialling on demand driving through a subscription service at a single Houston, Texas, dealer.

Volkswagen to sell ID models separately in Germany

Volkswagen and Volkswagen und Audi Partnerverband (the VW/Audi dealer association) have agreed a new sales model for the all-electric ID family in...

Polestar updates on HMI work with Google

Polestar says it will continue to evolve the user experience in its future vehicles through further collaboration with Google. Polestar 2 is the first...

Lotus Evija manufacturing facility near ready

Geely-owned Lotus says the new manufacturing facility where it will build the Evija electric sportscar is being readied for final prototype...

FCA highlights investments at Mirafiori plant

Fiat-Chrysler (FCA) says it continues to launch sustainability-focused initiatives related to electrification and has further strengthened the...

Daimler extends China chief's contract

Daimler's supervisory board has extended the contract of Greater China chief Hubertus Troska until the end of 2025.

Volvo Cars calls for wider seat belt regulation

As the third global ministerial conference on road safety, hosted by Sweden and the World Health Organisation (WHO), starts in Stockholm this week,...

SUVs took almost 40% of Europe's car market in 2019

Analysis of the European (EU27) new car market by data firm JATO reveals that SUVs took almost 40% of the market and that pure electric vehicles accounted for 2.3% of the total.

General Motors axing 1,500 Thai factory workers

General Motors will begin firing around 1,500 employees in Thailand in June, following the sale of its factories there...

Kia details more of new Sorento

Kia Motors' drip-feed of images and details of its redesigned Sorento has continued with more on the new powertrains,...

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Geneva motor show world debuts - 700Nm BMW M340d

An electric Twingo and a concept called Morphoz will be presented for the first time at the Geneva motor show, Renault says. Meanwhile, Daimler has announced two more world premieres, this time for Mercedes-AMG, Hyundai Motor Europe has released official images of the next i20 and BMW has announced all-wheel drive for the 330e as well as the mega-torque M340d sedan and estate.

EU CO2 edict sends small Kia model variant packing

"From 2021, phased in from [1 January] 2020, the EU fleet-wide average emission target for new cars will be 95 g...

UK border controls on January 1, 2021: the death knell for UK vehicle production? 

During the Brexit referendum, then under Theresa May’s premiership, and also during the early days of Boris Johnson’s...

Enyaq and other Skoda future models

A record sales year in Europe wasn't quite enough to push Škoda Auto towards another new worldwide record in 2019....

Interior design and technology – Toyota Corolla

Predating the VW Golf, the 12th generation Toyota Corolla ranks as a top-seller in the fiercely competitive European C-segment. Continuing QUBE/just-auto's review of interior design and technology trends, we slip inside to see how it compares to its Corolla/Auris predecessor.

ANALYSIS - Volvo XC60 B4 mild hybrid

The XC60, coming up for three years old, is still Volvo's global best seller and one of the Premium D-SUV segment's top...

World monitors coronavirus - the week

There seems to be no end in sight for the time being concerning the spread of the coronavirus sweeping around the world,...

Audi future models - part 2

In the second of a two-part series rounding up what's current and what's coming for the Audi brand worldwide, the focus...

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Coronavirus hits the auto industry

The Wuhan coronavirus outbreak is causing disruption in China (especially Hubei province) with knock-on impacts on...

CES 2020

OEMs and Tier 1s announce vehicle and technology innovations at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. Our...

PSA and FCA plan to merge

PSA and FCA have jointly published plans for a merger that they say opens a path to the creation of a new group with...

Strike hits General Motors in North America

In the middle of September, some 49,000 UAW members at GM in the US walked out in what is the company's first strike...

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The future looks bright for dim mirrors

Car auto-dimming mirror-maker Gentex Corporation has developed a number of new features and technology concepts that...

Robo-van B2B logistics for the retail industry

An autonomous vehicle start-up based in Silicon Valley is developing Level 4 automated light trucks and vans for...

Are we sitting comfortably?

Designers are continually reinventing the interior to appeal to occupants of all shapes, sizes, ages...

Reducing cobalt levels without sacrificing wear-resistance

Cobalt-rich alloys are frequently used to provide wear resistance in critical high-temperature...

High-power density ‘crate’ EV powertrain emerges from race tech

For some time, motorsport has provided a legitimate arena to develop and demonstrate automotive...

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2020 and Beyond – What can we expect from the Next 20 Years of Automotive Technology?

TU-Automotive Detroit is celebrating its 20th birthday this year. And to kick off this year’s campaign we looked back at the past 20 years of Automotive Technology and asked our...

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