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Mike Vousden

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From future tech to future models, just-auto business intelligence analyst Mike Vousden is on hand to explain how tomorrow should affect what you do today.

Articles by Mike Vousden

Yellow details mark the Mini Electric out from its fuel-powered siblingsUnder the skin of the new Mini Electric

15 July 2019

We take an in-depth look at the new Mini Electric, due in March 2020.

SsangYong's latest Korando will eventually be offered in EV form.ANALYSIS – SsangYong future models

21 March 2019

We investigate SsangYong's future model strategy – under parent Mahindra & Mahindra, it's pushing to become a global competitor with its wide range of SUVs after years of being a niche player.

RAM HD 2500 Big Horn Mega CabANALYSIS – Ram future models

28 February 2019

We break down the future model strategy for Ram – FCA's pickup truck brand was spun off from Dodge in 2010 and now offers a range of pickups and could soon expand into SUVs.

Ben Upcroft, VP Technology at OxboticaINTERVIEW – Oxbotica on its software solution for AVs

18 February 2019

Oxbotica is a UK-based software company focusing on autonomous vehicles and fleet management. Mike Vousden sat down with its VP of Technology, Ben Upcroft to talk about the company's products and future prospects.

Alfa Romeo Stelvio QuadrifoglioANALYSIS – Alfa Romeo future models

18 February 2019

We take a look at the future model strategy for Alfa Romeo – an FCA brand that, despite making some excellent cars in the past, has struggled in recent years to keep up with its German rivals.

Wey P8 plug-in hybrid SUVANALYSIS – Great Wall, Wey and Ora future models

31 January 2019

We break down the future model strategies for Great Wall and two of its newest subsidiaries, Wey and Ora. Great Wall will be focusing on pickup trucks while Wey and Ora will focus on passenger vehicles.

Tata's Nexon SUV looks much more modern than its predecessorsTata's future model strategy

18 October 2018

Tata Motors is now seeing the benefits of having made investments in multiple new models. Its home market has contracted in recent months yet Tata sales have expanded for three months straight, including September. This comes at just the right moment for the company, as by contrast, its JLR division is in trouble in many markets.

The 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 pickup truck uses GM's new VSS-T platform that'll underpin many future SUVs and vans.The SUVs and trucks in GMC's future

6 September 2018

Following our foray into the future model strategies of GM's Baojun and Wuling brands, we return to the US to look at GM's truck-and-SUV-themed brand, GMC.

BMW i8BMW i cars – future models

23 August 2018

After our recently published overview of BMW's main range, we take a closer look at the firm's 'i' range of electrified vehicles. Initially just featuring the i3 and i8, there are now a number of models planned under the electric sub-brand.

IAC already uses AGVs for cockpit assembly in HalewoodHow Industry 4.0 is helping IAC build car interiors of the future…

2 August 2018

Founded in 2005 by billionaire investor Wilbur Ross (now US Secretary of State for Commerce), International Automotive Components (IAC) is a Tier I supplier of interior systems and components specialising in instrument panels and cockpit systems, door assemblies, overhead systems, door and trim systems, and flooring and acoustic systems. Mike Vousden visited an IAC facility in the UK to hear how it is preparing for 'Industry 4.0' to impact its operations.

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