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Audi to join Daimler and BMW R&D alliance - report

Volkswagen Group's Audi brand could be set to join an existing alliance between BMW and Daimler created to develop advanced driverless technologies...

GM Korea workers strike over wages

GM Korea workers carried out two days of partial strikes at the company’s domestic plants earlier this week after they failed to reach an agreement...

FAW-VW opens new test centre in Changchun

FAW-Volkswagen, one of Volkswagen’s main Chinese joint ventures, has opened a new US$240m proving ground in Changchun, in the country’s northeastern...

SEAT appoints Alfonso Sancha as purchasing EVP

Alfonso Sancha has been appointed new SEAT purchasing EVP and will take up his position on 1 September.

Porsche acquires minority stake in TriEye start-up

Porsche has acquired a minority stake in Israeli start-up, TriEye.

Vuteq ploughs US$60m in Alabama manufacturing site

Alabama Governor, Kay Ivey says Japanese automotive supplier, Vuteq plans to invest more than US$60m to open a manufacturing facility serving...

NRMA opens 20th EV fast charging station

Australia’s National Roads and Motorists' Association (NRMA) has reached a milestone in Bega with the launch of its 20th Electric Vehicle Fast...

Ford's Armstrong moves to Changan Ford JV

Ford has announced that  Steven Armstrong, current chief of Ford Europe, is to move to the  Changan Ford joint venture as president.

Further Fiat-Renault merger talks rumoured

After the FCA-proposed merger with Renault collapsed in June, reports in the Italian media suggest that the shelved deal...

Jaguar Land Rover developing next-gen 3D cockpit displays

Tata-owned Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) is developing next-generation head-up display technology that it says could beam...

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Frankfurt IAA world debuts - Hyundai 45 EV concept

Hyundai has dropped the first preview image of a concept which will have its motor show world premiere at the Frankfurt IAA.

General Motors future models - SGMW Baojun

Only a year ago, SAIC GM Wuling's Baojun division was riding high, shooting up the Chinese market for passenger vehicles...

2019 Chengdu motor show - Wey VV7 GT

By no means a major Chinese motor show, nonetheless the annual event in Chengdu is usually the venue for quite a few...

New SsangYong Korando kicks off UK sales assault

We drive the new SsangYong Korando in the UK to see whether this will be the model to push the Korean brand into the...

Nissan reboots Micra with Mercedes-Alliance engine

Why isn't Nissan Europe a more powerful force in small cars? Intense competition in the Qashqai segment and the surrendering of the B-SUV class to every other brand as the Juke has grown ever older are the reasons for the current woes. Yet none of that should be affecting the performance of the Micra. It's a cracking little car and deserves to be more popular.

Aston Martin Lagonda future models

Aston Martin Lagonda's recent announcement that it no longer expects a GBP20m payment for IP from Detroit Electric sent...

2019 Monterey Week world debuts list

Monterey Automotive Week, including the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, took place between 13 and 18 August inclusive....

H1 results, BMW's future, redefining 'car' - the week

Steering specialist Nexteer Automotive's comments, as it announced first half 2019 results, reflected what may other...

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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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Although lighter car seats remains a focus of research, other developments in seating have been taking place much faster...

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

Reflections on a market with Magna Mirrors

Vehicle rearview mirrors have transformed into complex vision systems jammed with electronics and...

Interview part 1: Sernauto CEO José Portilla

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