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Why is mighty Subaru less so outside the USA? 30 Jan 2019

Column: Product Eye

Subaru has been lovingly slaying giants in America for more than a decade. Hyundai is the latest to have been dispatched, the Korean brand finding itself pushed down to seventh place last year. The climb has seen Subaru muscling past Ram, Kia, GMC and Dodge too. Why then does it remain a small brand in the world's other major vehicle markets?


Suppliers showcase tomorrow’s mobility tech at CES 30 Jan 2019

Column: Beecham's Tech-Talk

While the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is pure tech, it has become a must-see auto show that is knee-deep in automotive technologies and ambitious concepts designed to make cars safer and drivers more connected, This year was no exception with more than 600 exhibitors displaying a vast array of self-driving technologies, aftermarket enhancements and the latest smart mobility solutions. Continuing just-auto/QUBE’s series of research snapshots, this one turns a spotlight on just a handful of those exhibitors and how this translates for drivers.


Bentley, Lamborghini and Bugatti - the future vehicles 28 Jan 2019

Column: Brooks On OEM Product Trends

As Volkswagen doesn't publicise numbers for Bugatti, the division's performance isn't easily quantifiable. Not so for Bentley, something which the brand might wish was the case after its losses were recently highlighted as unacceptable by members of the Porsche and Piech families. Lamborghini will therefore be relieved to have gone into 2019 with record results and long waiting lists. Their here and now might be disparate but what does the future hold for each of these three brands?


Bentley, Lamborghini and Bugatti - the future vehicles 28 Jan 2019

Column: OEM product strategy summaries

As Volkswagen doesn't publicise numbers for Bugatti, the division's performance isn't easily quantifiable. Not so for Bentley, something which the brand might wish was the case after its losses were recently highlighted as unacceptable by members of the Porsche and Piech families. Lamborghini will therefore be relieved to have gone into 2019 with record results and long waiting lists. Their here and now might be disparate but what does the future hold for each of these three brands?


Ghosn, Ghosn, gone - the week 25 Jan 2019

Column: The Week That Was

The ongoing Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance/Ghosn saga was in the news this week and our story about Nissan's CEO making clear the automaker did not want to move closer to the French partner was the top read for many people.


COMMENT - It takes two to tango (and to disagree) 23 Jan 2019

Column: From the Editor

Many in the automotive sector agree that collaborations among car companies are one way for them to shape up for the big challenges ahead and potential disruption to a basic business model (OEM manufactures vehicle, it is shipped to dealer for retail and final customer is a vehicle owner) that has held sway for more than a century.


ANALYSIS - Porsche future models 23 Jan 2019

Column: OEM product strategy summaries

As Porsche terms it, 2018 saw "a new peak in deliveries". The quarter million mark was exceeded, the year on year gain being four per cent. WLTP was, and continues to be, a major problem for the company though, European sales having crashed in recent months.


ANALYSIS - Porsche future models 23 Jan 2019

Column: Brooks On OEM Product Trends

As Porsche terms it, 2018 saw "a new peak in deliveries". The quarter million mark was exceeded, the year on year gain being four per cent. WLTP was, and continues to be, a major problem for the company though, European sales having crashed in recent months.


Audi future EVs - should Elon fear e-tron? 22 Jan 2019

Column: Brooks On OEM Product Trends

The first in two features which cover what Audi is up to worldwide looked at the division's current and next generation cars. The second of the two now turns not only to what's ahead to fill out the Q1 to Q9 range of SUVs but also examines the strategy for expanding the line of e-tron electrified vehicles.


Audi future EVs - should Elon fear e-tron? 22 Jan 2019

Column: OEM product strategy summaries

The first in two features which cover what Audi is up to worldwide looked at the division's current and next generation cars. The second of the two now turns not only to what's ahead to fill out the Q1 to Q9 range of SUVs but also examines the strategy for expanding the line of e-tron electrified vehicles.


Prodrive’s solution to composite recycling 21 Jan 2019

Column: Beecham's Tech-Talk

Prodrive Composites has developed a process for manufacturing recyclable composite components that can satisfy future end-of-life requirements without compromising the performance of the original parts. To learn more, we caught up with John McQuilliam FIMMM, Chief Engineer at Prodrive Composites and board member of the British Composites Society.


Future Audi cars - the fightback begins 21 Jan 2019

Column: Brooks On OEM Product Trends

Even with the downturn in China, Audi still sold over 575,000 vehicles in 2018, way more than either Mercedes or BMW. Things are also good in the US, where the brand delivered in excess of 220,000 SUVs and cars. Europe, however, is a disaster. That's due to Volkswagen AG having been ill-prepared for WLTP. Plus, it will take a while yet for all current models to be approved as compliant. What though, is coming down the pipeline in terms of fresh, future models? Lots, is the short answer.


Future Audi cars - the fightback begins 21 Jan 2019

Column: OEM product strategy summaries

Even with the downturn in China, Audi still sold over 575,000 vehicles in 2018, way more than either Mercedes or BMW. Things are also good in the US, where the brand delivered in excess of 220,000 SUVs and cars. Europe, however, is a disaster. That's due to Volkswagen AG having been ill-prepared for WLTP. Plus, it will take a while yet for all current models to be approved as compliant. What though, is coming down the pipeline in terms of fresh, future models? Lots, is the short answer.


Ghosn, Brexit and a giant BMW grille - the week 18 Jan 2019

Column: From the Editor

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.


Ghosn, Brexit and a giant BMW grille - the week 18 Jan 2019

Column: The Week That Was

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.


CES – Harman on tomorrow’s 5G connectivity opportunities 18 Jan 2019

Column: Beecham's Tech-Talk

As vehicles and infrastructure become more connected, new revenue-generating possibilities for players across the mobility ecosystem are emerging. Following its acquisition by Samsung in late 2017, Harman is well placed to help enterprises make the most of those opportunities. Continuing just-auto/QUBE’s series of interviews at CES, we met with Gani Nayak, Senior VP Connected Car, Harman.


Sounds right – Q&A with Harman Car Audio VP 18 Jan 2019

Column: Beecham's Tech-Talk

A number of automotive trends were evident at last week’s CES, notably how Artificial Intelligence, smart audio and voice control systems are shaping the in-car user experience. To learn more, we caught up with Bill Wyman, VP - Global Marketing – Car Audio, Harman.


CES - Shifting gears from RPM to EPM with Harman 18 Jan 2019

Column: Beecham's Tech-Talk

Harman used the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino during the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) last week to showcase its expertise and latest innovations in connected car, audio and connected services technologies. The company says it is expanding the traditional measures of MPGs or RPMs to deliver what consumers today demand, namely Experiences Per Mile (EPM). Connected, personalised and adaptable experiences driven by technology, not horsepower, is the main differentiator of new vehicles, says the supplier. It further believes it is "democratising vehicle experiences" through solutions that enable smarter interactions, improve safety and security, and help automakers seamlessly scale offerings across car segments. To find out how, we met with Rashmi Rao, Senior Director Global Engineering, Advanced Product Development, User Experience, Connected Car, Harman.


CES – Harman’s Ignite cloud platform expands ecosystem 18 Jan 2019

Column: Beecham's Tech-Talk

We heard at CES last week how Harman is expanding its Over-the-Air (OTA) offering to allow OEMs to effectively tackle the ever-growing security complexity of their software supply chain’s components. We also learned how its smart, secure technology is advancing personalised mobility that satisfies individual preferences. Continuing just-auto/QUBE series of interviews, we spoke to Oren Betzaleli, Senior Vice President & General Manager, Connected Services, Harman.


ANALYSIS - Future models for SEAT and Cupra 17 Jan 2019

Column: Brooks On OEM Product Trends

Buoyed by a young model range and the addition of multiple crossover/SUVs, SEAT made 2018 its best year yet for vehicle sales, finally breaking a record set in 2000. Crucially, the company is making decent money too, something which had eluded it for a long time.


ANALYSIS - Future models for SEAT and Cupra 17 Jan 2019

Column: OEM product strategy summaries

Buoyed by a young model range and the addition of multiple crossover/SUVs, SEAT made 2018 its best year yet for vehicle sales, finally breaking a record set in 2000. Crucially, the company is making decent money too, something which had eluded it for a long time.


ANALYSIS - Audi A6 Avant 40 TDI 16 Jan 2019

Column: Brooks On OEM Product Trends

Volvo's success with the V90 proves there is strong demand for premium-priced estates in certain mainly northern European countries. Which is why Audi sees a worthwhile opportunity for its latest A6 Avant in not only Sweden and Germany but Britain too.


ANALYSIS - Audi A6 Avant 40 TDI 16 Jan 2019

Column: Product Eye

Volvo's success with the V90 proves there is strong demand for premium-priced estates in certain mainly northern European countries. Which is why Audi sees a worthwhile opportunity for its latest A6 Avant in not only Sweden and Germany but Britain too.


Subaru shoots for 700,000 US sales in 2019 16 Jan 2019

Column: Brooks On OEM Product Trends

Not content with having overtaken Hyundai and Genesis in 2018, Subaru of America has a new goal: selling 700,000 vehicles this year.


DETROIT REPORT - Trucks and performance cars dominate NAIAS 16 Jan 2019

Column: From the Editor

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.


2019 Detroit auto show - the world debuts 15 Jan 2019

Column: Brooks On OEM Product Trends

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


2019 Detroit auto show - the world debuts 15 Jan 2019

Column: Detroit Auto Show

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


2019 Detroit auto show - the world debuts 15 Jan 2019

Column: Global Auto Show Coverage

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


Cummins 1,000 lb-ft diesel for Ram HD pick-up 14 Jan 2019

Column: Brooks On OEM Product Trends

Fiat Chrysler US today announces not only replacements for its long-lived Heavy Duty Ram pick-ups, but also a Cummins in-line six-cylinder engine with a class-best 1,000 lb-ft (1,356Nm) of torque.


Cummins 1,000 lb-ft diesel for Ram HD pick-up 14 Jan 2019

Column: Detroit Auto Show

Fiat Chrysler US today announces not only replacements for its long-lived Heavy Duty Ram pick-ups, but also a Cummins in-line six-cylinder engine with a class-best 1,000 lb-ft (1,356Nm) of torque.

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