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EU heavy truck market sees 19.4% gain in 2015; pos

9 February 2016

Recent data from ACEA confirm that 2015 was a year of positive growth for the EU27 heavy (16t and over) truck market, the 260,135 sales total representing a gain of 42,269 units, or 19.4% versus the previous year's 217,866-unit result.


NA Class 8 truck sector under mounting pressure

10 December 2015

Volvo Trucks North America’s decision to cut the workforce at its Virginia truck plant by around 25% in February 2016, is likely to send shivers through the entire North American heavy truck manufacturing sector. It is also a somewhat unfortunate baptism for Martin Lundstedt, the former president and CEO of major rival Scania, who replaced Olof Persson as Volvo president and CEO on 22 October.


ANALYSIS: Japan under attack from foreign brands

16 July 2015

Vehicle sales ended the first half of CY2015 down 11%, due mostly to a tax rise for Kei-models. Yet not every OEM is suffering. Mazda was up 47% in June, while multiple European brands are also enjoying high percentage gains.


Volkswagen - 2Q14 results insight

1 August 2014

The VW Group that operates eight passenger car brands, three truck brands and one motorcycle brand, reported solid 2Q14 results. Sabine Blümel takes a closer look at the group's passenger car business.

Latest interviews


Q&A with TRW

20 August 2010

Driver assistance technologies aim to make the vehicle capable of perceiving its surroundings, interpret them, identify critical situations, and assist the driver in performing driving manoeuvres. The object is, at best, to prevent accidents completely and, at worst, to minimise the consequences of an accident for those concerned. Matthew Beecham talked with Andy Whydell, senior manager for electronics product planning at TRW Automotive, about the company’s driver assistance technologies.


Q&A with Behr

18 March 2009

In its annual report, Behr states that the key trends its engine cooling business faces are turbocharging and exhaust gas recirculation. The combination of the two will enable compliance with stricter emissions standards while offering minimum fuel consumption. Matthew Beecham talked with Dr Thomas Heckenberger, director, technology centre, Behr Group and Dr Simon Edwards, director of advanced engineering, Engine Cooling, Behr Group, to find out more.


Q&A with Hugh Foden, Cummins Engines

5 February 2007

Hugh Foden is Executive Director, Engine Business at Cummins Engines – the world’s largest independent diesel engine maker which historically has been focused on the heavy commercial vehicle sector but which is increasingly moving into lighter weight diesels. In his role he is responsible for sales and marketing, customer support across a territory that includes Europe, the Middle East, Africa and the CIS. A recent focus has been developing new business in Eastern Europe and the CIS. Dave Leggett interviewed him.

Latest news


just-auto Plus only Scania V8 engine truck production halted

6 July 2018

An ongoing strike at one of its crucial suppliers of casted engine components means that Scania is unable to fulfil its deliveries to customers of more than 2,000 trucks ordered with V8 engines. New sales of industrial and marine V8 engines are also...


Volkswagen Truck & Bus to become TRATON Group

20 June 2018

Volkswagen Truck & Bus will be renamed TRATON Group which it said was "another milestone on the group's way to increase independence even further and towards capital market readiness".


just-auto Plus only VW Truck and Bus reorganises its supervisory board

18 June 2018

The constituent meeting of the Supervisory Board of Volkswagen Truck and Bus AG that took place in Wolfsburg appointed members to the company’s Board of Management. Christian Schulz, who has been in charge of Corporate Development, Strategy and M&A...


just-auto Plus only VW Group global sales up 6.1% in May 2018

18 June 2018

The Volkswagen Group’s upward trend continues: at 953,400 units, Group deliveries in May were 6.1% higher than the same month last year. More than 4.5m vehicles have been handed over to customers worldwide since the beginning of the year – an...


just-auto Plus only Scania to build modern bus system in Ouagadougou

15 June 2018

To strengthen public transport in Burkina Faso’s capital Ouagadougou, Scania and RATP Group have signed a memorandum of understanding with the Government of Burkina Faso to establish a modern and efficient bus system with 460 buses and 90...


Scania and VW join over German eHighway research

30 May 2018

The German government has decided to co-finance a research project to test and develop electric road technology for eHighways.


just-auto Plus only VW Group global sales surge 10.2% in April 2018

21 May 2018

The Volkswagen Group and its brands continued on their growth path in April. At 927,200 units, deliveries by the Group in April were 10.2% higher than the same month last year. Over 3.6m vehicles have been handed over to customers since the beginning of the...


just-auto Plus only VW Truck and Bus global sales up 16% in Q1 2018

30 April 2018

Volkswagen Truck and Bus has been able to increase its commercial vehicle sales considerably in the first three months of 2018. The Group’s sales volume came in at 53,220 vehicles, up 16% on the previous year. All three brands – MAN, Scania, and...


just-auto Plus only Scania announces election of new director

26 April 2018

Scania's annual general meeting 2018 has elected Nina Macpherson as a new member of the Board of Directors. Macpherson has built her career in the field of corporate and commercial law. She brings vast experience from the information and communications...


VW Group global sales up 5.3% in March 2018

18 April 2018

The Volkswagen Group says it recorded its best ever delivery result for a single month in March.


VW has big plans for Truck and Bus unit

13 April 2018

Volkswagen Group appears to be setting its truck and bus unit for a flotation, billing a restructuring as paving "the way for capital market readiness".


Scania develops new fuel efficient biogas bus

9 April 2018

New gas bus technology from Scania provides significantly improved fuel consumption in regional traffic with performance comparable to corresponding diesel buses.


just-auto Plus only Scania aims to cut its CO2 emissions by 50%

23 March 2018

Carbon emissions need to be halved every decade to stop global warming. In line with this, Scania now sets two firm targets to be fulfilled by 2025. Globally, CO2 emissions in its operations will be halved with the same target for land transport logistics in...


just-auto Plus only Scania 2017 sales up 15% to SEK119.7bn

22 March 2018

Scania’s net sales rose to a record high SEK119.7bn (US$14.6bn), an increase of 15% compared to the previous year. Truck deliveries reached an all-time-high and demand for our new truck range was good. Higher vehicle and service volume impacted earnings...


just-auto Plus only MAN reports EUR566m operating profit in 2017

21 March 2018

MAN’s operating profit increased significantly to EUR566m (US$694.9m) in 2017. Sales revenue growth and the PACE2017 program for the future at MAN Truck and Bus were strong earnings drivers. MAN Latin America became Brazil’s market leader for...


just-auto Plus only Successful full year 2017 for VW Truck & Bus

19 March 2018

Successful fiscal year 2017: Volkswagen Truck & Bus significantly increased revenues and operating profit  •   Revenues grew to EUR23.9bn  •   Operating profit increased to EUR1.7bn  •...


just-auto Plus only VW Group global sales up 7.2% in February 2018

19 March 2018

In the first two months of 2018, the Volkswagen Group delivered more than 1.6m vehicles to its customers throughout the world. In the month of February, the Group handed over 737,700 new vehicles to customers. "At the beginning of the year, the Volkswagen...


Scania/Acotral begin real-life platooning test

12 March 2018

During several months of preparations, Scania and Acotral have worked together to implement smart transport systems on Spanish roads. In platoons, the vehicles drive in proximity to achieve fuel-efficient and aerodynamic formations on motorways.


just-auto Plus only Scania/Ahola to test semi-autonomous platooning

8 March 2018

Scania announces a partnership agreement with Finnish company Ahola Transport to implement new transport technologies on Nordic roads. This marks the first customer agreement in Europe for semi-autonomous truck platooning on public roads. The partnership will...


Scania's first e-bus to operate in Ostersund

1 March 2018

Following trials, Scania’s first battery electric bus, the Citywide Low Floor, will from mid-March be operated in regular traffic in the northern Swedish city of Östersund.


just-auto Plus only Volkswagen group sales rise in January

19 February 2018

The Volkswagen Group handed over 898,700 new vehicles to customers worldwide in the first month of this year. "The Volkswagen Group brands made an excellent start to 2018. There was significant growth in all regions. Overall, worldwide deliveries by the...


Scania/Haylion Tech to develop autonomous vehicles

5 February 2018

VW-owned Scania says it will collaborate with Haylion Technologies, which focuses on solutions for the Chinese transport industry in the areas of autonomous driving, electrification and connectivity.


just-auto Plus only Scania/Northvolt join over vehicle electrification

26 January 2018

Scania and Northvolt have jointly agreed to develop and commercialise battery cell technology for heavy commercial vehicles. Scania announces that it is investing EUR10m (US$12.45) in the partnership to enhance further development and support the establishment...


VW Truck & Bus sales rise 12% in 2017

23 January 2018

The Volkswagen Truck & Bus Group sold around 205,000 vehicles of its MAN, Scania, and Volkswagen Caminhoes e Onibus brands in 2017, up 12% year on year. All three brands boosted sales.


Scania spends SEK1.5bn on energy efficient foundry

14 December 2017

Scania plans to spend about SEK1.5bn on a new foundry in Sodertalje, Sweden, in order to triple production capacity and achieve a 50% reduction in energy consumption compared to the technology and methods used in the current foundry.


just-auto Plus only Scania unveils new future-oriented city trucks

8 December 2017

Scania now completes its new truck generation. Following the introduction of trucks for long-haulage and construction, the focus is now on urban and additional low-carbon transport solutions. “With today’s release, Scania comprehensively sets...


just-auto Plus only Scania develops new gas engine for new truck

9 November 2017

Scania’s launch of the OC13 gas engine marks the start of alternative fuel solutions for the new truck generation. The OC13 is based on Scania’s well-proven 13-litre engine. The engine works according to the Otto principle with spark plugs and...


just-auto Plus only VW Truck and Bus 9M 2017 sale up 9%

24 October 2017

From January to September 2017 inclusive Volkswagen Truck and Bus sold some 144,000 vehicles of the MAN, Scania, and Volkswagen Caminhões e Ônibus brands. This is an increase of 9% on the same period in the previous year. In the first nine months...


just-auto Plus only Scania unveils new hybrid/electric bus at Busworld

20 October 2017

At Busworld in Kortrijk, Belgium, Scania unveils the hybrid Scania Interlink Low Decker and premieres the battery electric Scania Citywide bus. With the addition of hybrid technology, Scania now meets the entire scope of alternatives for suburban and...


just-auto Plus only Scania joins Sweden4Platooning project

20 October 2017

Scania is among the key stakeholders collaborating in a new Swedish research project into truck platooning. The three-year project, Sweden4Platooning, will see Scania work with DB Schenker, Volvo, the Royal Institute of Technology, RISE (Research Institutes of...

Scania AB news

just-auto Plus only Scania V8 engine truck production halted

6 July 2018

An ongoing strike at one of its crucial suppliers of casted engine components means that Scania i...


Volkswagen Truck & Bus to become TRATON Group

20 June 2018

Volkswagen Truck & Bus will be renamed TRATON Group which it said was "another milestone on t...


just-auto Plus only VW Truck and Bus reorganises its supervisory board

18 June 2018

The constituent meeting of the Supervisory Board of Volkswagen Truck and Bus AG that took place i...


just-auto Plus only VW Group global sales up 6.1% in May 2018

18 June 2018

The Volkswagen Group’s upward trend continues: at 953,400 units, Group deliveries in May we...


just-auto Plus only Scania to build modern bus system in Ouagadougou

15 June 2018

To strengthen public transport in Burkina Faso’s capital Ouagadougou, Scania and RATP Group...


Scania and VW join over German eHighway research

30 May 2018

The German government has decided to co-finance a research project to test and develop electric r...



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