We got our hands on Toyotas new C-HR this week. Its good

We got our hands on Toyota's new C-HR this week. It's good

Our interview with Peter Moelgg, chief executive of GKN Driveline's eDrive and AWD business, attracted a lot of interest over the past week and I am not all surprised. There has been a steady flow of announcements from this supplier about its involvement in electrified vehicles such as the BMW i8 sportscar and Volvo's acclaimed new XC90 and there's clearly lots more to come.

News that new vehicle sales in China jumped by 16.6% to a record 2.96m units in November attracted much interest, too. As is often the case there is a backstory: buyers continued to pour into the market to take advantage of tax incentives on small engine cars which are due to expire at the end of the year. Consumer confidence also has been lifted in recent months by buoyant economic growth in the country. But the grinch is hitting: that small car tax reportedly is going up, though not to its previous level.

Top things we learned from TU-Automotive Munich 2016, just published today, is well worth a look for its interesting insights as global players strive to bring more safety and security to our roads, via the Internet of Things. Not unentirely related was this latest spat between Uber and authority (which it looks like the ride hailer might win). Or this news of BMW collaboration with IBM.

We learned more about that deal to keep Nissan's productive plant in the UK ticking along and learned of a delay in the restructuring of troubled airbag supplier Takata.

Out and about, we had a crack at Toyota's much-anticipated and now well received C-HR crossover and VW started Atlas seven-seat SUV production for the US in the US while Mazda added a second Japanese plant for its C-segment CX-3 crossover.

Cheeky GM all but delivered new Bolt EVs to Tesla's factory gate and car2go shared its thoughts on the future of car, er, sharing.

Have a nice weekend.

Graeme Roberts, Deputy Editor, just-auto.com

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