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Ghosn, Brexit and a giant BMW grille - the week

25 years on comes the fifth generation Toyota RAV4

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Nissan to cut output, jobs at Mississippi plant

Nissan Motor said it plans to eliminate 700 contract worker jobs at its Canton assembly plant in the US state of Mississippi in response to slowing...

Ford Mondeo Hybrid Wagon revealed at Brussels show

At the Brussels Motor Show, Ford of Europe has revealed an enhanced Ford Mondeo range – including a new Mondeo Hybrid wagon (estate).

Mobis/KT join over 5G-based connected vehicle tech

Hyundai Mobis and KT Corporation are to form a connected vehicle alliance that will focus on 5G communication opportunities for connected vehicles.

Audi Münchsmünster plant produces 25m components

Audi has released details of its Münchsmünster production site that produces key components - such as chassis modules - for Audi and other VW Group...

Renault 2018 sales up 3% to 3.9m vehicles

Groupe Renault has posted 2018 sales up 3.2% to 3.9m vehicles, while integrating the Jinbei and Huasong brands, although at 2017 scope, volumes...

Tesla axing 3,000 workers as cars too expensive

Tesla CEO Musk has told employees the company will cut about 7% of its workers as its cars are too expensive.

Nissan unveils NV300 concept-van at Brussels Show

Nissan has unveiled the NV300 Concept-van to highlight the versatility of Nissan commercial vehicles for bespoke conversions of all types.

Nissan and MMC 'confirm' Ghosn financial misconduct

Nissan and Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) have said that results from their ongoing joint investigation into misconduct carried out by Carlos Ghosn, former chairman of the two companies, confirm that he received improper payments from a Dutch subsidiary (Nissan-Mitsubishi BV - a JV established by both companies).

Ghosn loses backing of French government

Reports circulating in France suggest that Carlos Ghosn will soon be replaced as CEO and chairman of Renault. The...

Ford shocks with electric F-150 statement

Jim Farley, Ford Motor's head of world markets, has told attendees at an industry conference in Detroit that the company...

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Ghosn, Brexit and a giant BMW grille - the week

As one of my colleagues remarked, the grille on the just facelifted BMW 7 Series is somewhat reminiscent of the front-end of a basking shark in full plankton filter-feed mode. I'm sure the Chinese will love it anyway (a staggering 44% of all 7 sales last year were in China - which explains the Shanghai roll-out). It was a lighter moment in a week that has had a more serious side on a number of fronts.

25 years on comes the fifth generation Toyota RAV4

It seems hard to believe Toyota's RAV4 is 25 years old and entering its fifth generation. Seems only a few years ago I...

Geneva motor show world debut list - BJA Renault Clio

Global debuts for the 2019 Geneva motor show are listed below. The latest addition to just-auto's roster of world...

ANALYSIS - Future models for SEAT and Cupra

Buoyed by a young model range and the addition of multiple crossover/SUVs, SEAT made 2018 its best year yet for vehicle...

DETROIT REPORT - Trucks and performance cars dominate NAIAS

As news of Ford and VW's tie-up dominated headlines from NAIAS 2019 in Detroit, the show halls amply illustrated the current product focus for North America's auto industry. Unsurprisingly, large brawny pickups and performance cars dominated.

ANALYSIS - Audi A6 Avant 40 TDI

Volvo's success with the V90 proves there is strong demand for premium-priced estates in certain mainly northern...

2019 Detroit auto show - the world debuts

All the production vehicle and concept world debuts at the 2019 North American International Auto Show are listed below.

ANALYSIS - Kosmiq and other future Skoda models

Handsomely profitable and with a record 1.253 million vehicles delivered in 2018, the news only keeps getting better for...

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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...

Paris 2018

There were some notable no-shows but still plenty of excitement around the biennial Paris show. We were there and our...

Trade tensions on the rise

Arrangements for international trade have become an area of concern for OEMs and suppliers with global sourcing...

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Sounds right – Q&A with Harman Car Audio VP

A number of automotive trends were evident at last week’s CES, notably how Artificial Intelligence, smart audio and...

CES - Shifting gears from RPM to EPM with Harman

Harman used the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino during the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) last week to showcase its...

CES – Harman’s Ignite cloud platform expands ecosystem

We heard at CES last week how Harman is expanding its Over-the-Air (OTA) offering to allow OEMs to...

CES – Harman on tomorrow’s 5G connectivity opportunities

As vehicles and infrastructure become more connected, new revenue-generating possibilities for...

CES - Luxoft showcases concept for autonomous and shared mobility

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LMC Automotive's European Passenger Car Production Estimates (annual subscription)

LMC Automotive's European Passenger Car Production Estimates (annual subscription)

Published: Dec 2018

LMC Automotive's service provides customers with the very latest monthly estimates of passenger car production across all of Europe. Updated monthly and provided model-by-model, and available only via just-auto, the service fills the gaps between the latest actual published data and the present. This annual subscription provides you with immediate access to the current edition, plus 11 further monthly updates.


LMC Automotive's North American Light Vehicle Production Update (annual subscription)

LMC Automotive's North American Light Vehicle Production Update (annual subscription)

Published: Nov 2018

This service provides customers with the very latest monthly data showing production for all light vehicles produced in North America. This data which is updated monthly and provided model-by-model, is only available via just-auto. The production numbers are shown for the latest month and for the year-to-date, for both the current year and the previous year. Coverage includes domestic brands and overseas brands manufacturing in the US, Canada and Mexico.


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