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Toyota launches Fine Comfort Ride FCV concept

ANALYSIS - Lexus future models

Kia's 'hedgehog' B-SUV makes its UK debut

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2018 DETROIT AUTO SHOW - first world debuts

The first world premieres for the 2018 North American International Auto Show are noted below.

Magna forms e-powertrain joint venture in China

Magna has entered into a joint-venture agreement with Huayu Automotive Systems, a subsidiary of SAIC Motor, initially to produce an electric drive...

Magna to build paint shop in Slovenia

Due to full capacity at its contract manufacturing facility in Graz, Austria, Magna will build a second paint shop 75km away in Maribor/Hoce,...

Toyota launches Fine Comfort Ride FCV concept

Toyota has launched the Fine Comfort Ride fuel cell vehicle (FCV) concept that envisions mobility in a low carbon society with advanced use of...

Volvo Cars spending to launch Polestar

Volvo Cars and owner Geely Holding said they would jointly spend RMB5bn (EUR640m, US$752m) to support the initial phase of Polestar's product, brand...

GM to test self driving cars in NY in early 2018

General Motors plans to test vehicles in fully autonomous mode in New York state in early 2018, according to governor Andrew Cuomo.

Nissan factory still did uncertified checks

Nissan Motor reportedly said on Wednesday it conducted uncertified vehicle checks as recently as last week even after revealing the widespread...

Mitsubishi Motors announces new Drive for Growth three year plan

Mitsubishi Motors on Wednesday launched Drive for Growth, a three year strategic plan it said would deliver sustained and profitable growth, targeting an increase of more than 30% in both annual unit sales to 1.3m vehicles and in revenues to JPY2.5 trillion.

Volvo shows Polestar 1 hybrid coupe

Polestar, Volvo Car Group’s performance brand, has revealed its future as a standalone electrified performance brand....

Nissan to increase production in Russia

Nissan says it has added a second production shift at its manufacturing plant in St Petersburg in another sign that the...

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ANALYSIS - The future models Toyota is planning for Lexus

The second feature in a series which looks at the future models of brands under the Toyota Motor Corporation umbrella is all about Lexus.

Kia's 'hedgehog' B-SUV makes its UK debut

So, someone asked someone from Kia: "Where did the name Stonic come from?" Before the official answer, came the media...

ANALYSIS - Civic Type R leads export boom for Honda UK

It's fast, high-priced and not exactly subtle in appearance. Honda is hoping that the Type R version of its...

COMMENT - Uncertain future ahead for Ellesmere Port

The news that the UK's Vauxhall Ellesmere Port plant is dropping a shift, reducing output and its workforce, gives it a...

Daimler's Kallenius electrifies the week

Our report on Ola Kallenius, Daimler's group research chief, outlining the major elements of the group's powertrain and electrification strategy drew an extraordinary number of your eyeballs this week.

ANALYSIS - New SsangYong Rexton an equine taste

Easily the smallest of the three Korean vehicle brands available in Europe, SsangYong doesn't intend to remain a minor...

Autonomous vehicle interiors – what can we expect?

Retracting steering wheels, reconfigurable dashboards, Star Trek swivelling seats and entire windscreens that transform...

ANALYSIS - Honda HR-V and the battle for the global B-SUV segment

If small crossovers and SUVs were bought for reasons of sensibility over all other factors, the Honda HR-V would be the...

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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...

All change at Ford

Ford has changed its CEO and reshuffled its top management as it seeks a corporate reset in the face of falling profits...

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Q&A with Daimler's Ola Källenius on electrification

Ola Källenius, Daimler board member responsible for Group Research at Daimler outlines the major elements of the group's...

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 Parche, executive vice...

SRI’s acquisition of MTS bolsters brand awareness for Falken Tyres

Following Sumitomo Rubber Industries’ (SRI) acquisition the Micheldever Group, including Micheldever...

Yanfeng CTO on redefining vehicle interiors

Established in 2015, Yanfeng Automotive Interiors (YFAI) is a joint venture between Yanfeng, one of...

Magna CTO on autonomous drive platform technologies, new materials and processes

Continuing just-auto/QUBE’s series of interviews with tier one component suppliers, we caught up...

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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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Global electric and hybrid light vehicles market - forecasts to 2032

Global electric and hybrid light vehicles market - forecasts to 2032

Published: Oct 2017

This QUBE report from just-auto provides a comprehensive overview of the global electrified vehicles sector, major OEM developments, top 14 markets, technology trends and market projections. Use this report to gain a quick overview of the sector and to understand the size and scope of the world's key markets


Global vehicle lightweighting - technology, trends and the future

Global vehicle lightweighting - technology, trends and the future

Published: Oct 2017

Updated in the last quarter, this report has been extracted from QUBE and provides a comprehensive overview of the vehicle lightweighting megatrend, the technologies, materials and suppliers involved, and material content forecasts out to 2030.


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