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Malaysia sales fall 15% in September

Malaysia’s new vehicle market fell by almost 15% to 40,981 units in September from 48,125 units a year earlier, according to data released by the...

Mazda begins CX-5 production at Hofu Plant

Mazda Motor Corporation started production of the new Mazda CX-5 crossover at its Hofu Plant Number-2 in Yamaguchi Prefecture to enable the company to...

Continental develops control element for AD

Continental says it has developed a new control tool to aid the transfer of control between driver and vehicle. Located in the centre console of the...

Denso to accelerate its ADAS product development

Denso Corporation and Xperi Corporation, a Silicon Valley-based technology company, have announced Denso will start joint technology development of...

Hella breaks ground for new electronics plant

Hella has laid the foundation for a new electronics plant in Lithuania.

Cummins to acquire Brammo

Cummins has announced that it is acquiring the assets of Brammo, which designs and develops battery packs for mobile and stationary applications.

just-auto Plus only Opel’s Crossland X first LPG car

The stylish yet functional Opel Crossland X is now available with the benefits of low fuelling costs and a tax concession for using LPG (Liquefied...

CES 2018 - First world debuts announced

The 2018 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas will host multiple car, concept and automotive technology world premieres. Fisker, Future Mobility Corporation, Hyundai and Rinspeed have announced their debuts.

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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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 comedian: "Stonic the hedgehog." Official answer: "It's a made-up name." Hence I will never look at a Stonic again without thinking 'hedgehog' but it would not be a bad nickname for a cute little car that is Kia's first lob into the growing B-SUV segment.

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...

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 player in the region forever. As was the case with Kia a decade ago, every new vehicle is a major improvement over the outgoing model. The latest Rexton, which sees the importer going after the horsebox-towing set, is proof in point.

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...

ANALYSIS - Daihatsu architectures and future models

In this first part of what Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) divisions are planning, the focus is on Daihatsu Motor...

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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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