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SAIC future models - MG30 Sep 19

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SAIC future models - Maxus and LDV25 Sep 19

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A week with the world's best selling SUV24 Sep 19

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SAIC future models - Roewe23 Sep 19

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Volvo surges as Lynk and Geely sales nose-dive19 Sep 19

What's the best selling premium make C segment SUV in Europe? A BMW. And what's number two? Hint: it's neither a Mercedes nor an Audi. The Volvo XC40 is not only ahead of the GLA-Class and Q3, it's cl...read more


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Infineon and Synopsys to accelerate AI in AVs18 Sep 19

Infineon Technologies says it has started a collaboration with Synopsys, Inc. to accelerate the development of AI and neural networks for automated driving applications....read more


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Thai market decline steepens in August18 Sep 19

Thailand's new vehicle market declined for a third straight month in August, by 6.9% to 80,838 units from strong year earlier sales of 86,814 units, according to wholesale data compiled by the Federat...read more


Mild-hybrid tech debuts in BMW 5 Series18 Sep 19

BMW says that mild-hybrid 48V technology is about to make its debut in the BMW 5 Series range....read more


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Toyota launches 12th generation Corolla in Japan18 Sep 19

Toyota Motor launched its new generation Corolla in Japan, the first full redesign for its popular compact passenger car in seven years....read more


Knorr-Bremse poaches new CEO from Linde18 Sep 19

The supervisory board of commercial vehicle braking supplier Knorr-Bremse has named Bernd Eulitz CEO....read more


Toyota to further invest in its San Antonio truck plant18 Sep 19

Toyota is investing USD391m at its San Antonio truck assembly plant. Once complete, the plant's total investment will exceed USD3bn....read more


Denso to open Innovation and Connected Service centre in Texas18 Sep 19

Denso has announced that it will invest USD1.3m to open the Texas Innovation and Connected Service centre in Plano, Texas....read more


Nissan and EDF Group partner on EV smart charging18 Sep 19

Nissan and EDF Group have signed a cooperation agreement to accelerate the delivery of electric mobility together – particularly through the smart charging of electric vehicles. This agreement applies...read more


Daimler and CATL strike battery supply deal for e-HCVs18 Sep 19

Daimler Trucks & Buses and battery manufacturer Contemporary Amperex Technology Co. Limited (CATL) have entered a global battery cell modules supply agreement for electric series trucks....read more


BYD adds ADL heat pump system to JV EV buses17 Sep 19

BYD Europe and Alexander Dennis Limited (ADL) are to use ADL's new electric bus heating system in new vehicles produced by the partnership....read more


Collision avoidance and AEB 'most popular ADAS for fleets'17 Sep 19

Collision avoidance and autonomous emergency braking (AEB) systems are the most popular advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) among fleet managers, according to UK leasing company Arval....read more


US lowers interest rates, but auto loans stay cost-heavy17 Sep 19

Although US interest rates are heading down, US consumers' auto loans are not expected to reap the full benefits, a report says....read more


Tata Motors adopts what3words system for India navigation17 Sep 19

Tata Motors said it had become the first automaker in India to use the what3words technology already seen in vehicles from European automakers including Daimler, Ford and Nissan....read more


Veoneer wins thermal cameras AV deal17 Sep 19

Veoneer said it had been awarded a production contract to manufacture the world's first thermal camera for a Level 4 autonomous vehicle....read more


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Shanghai issues new permits to test connected, autonomous cars17 Sep 19

The Shanghai Municipal authorities this week issued the first in a new series of permits allowing carmakers to conduct more advanced operational tests on smart and connected vehicles, to help speed up...read more


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Chinese EV Aiways U5 approved for the EU market17 Sep 19

TUV Rheinland has presented the Chinese vehicle manufacturer Aiways with the certificate for the EU-wide type approval of the Aiways U5 electric vehicle....read more


US-Japan initial trade deal close, excludes cars17 Sep 19

US President Donald Trump has said his administration will enter into an initial trade accord with Japan in the coming weeks....read more


SK Innovation to supply battery for Ferrari PHEV - report17 Sep 19

SK Innovation has been picked to supply a battery pack for Ferrari's first plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV), according to a Korean media report....read more


CATL eyes Europe battery business with new plant17 Sep 19

As the e-mobility industry grows in scale and importance, CATL says its new electric vehicle EV battery factory in Erfurt, Germany – which will produce both battery cells and modules – will enable it ...read more


Marelli Corp to close four plants in Japan in 202017 Sep 19

Japanese automotive components manufacturer Marelli Corporation announced a reorganisation of its production bases in Japan, including the closure of four manufacturing facilities, mainly in response ...read more


General Motors future models - Holden17 Sep 19

Once the number one make in Australia, Holden now mostly dwells in position number nine. In August, sales dropped by 18 per cent, almost double the market average. Had Subaru sold just 17 more cars, H...read more


OmniVision develops 'image sensor fusion tech'16 Sep 19

OmniVision Technologies has announced that it has combined OmniVision's OX03A1Y image sensor with the Arm Mali-C71 image signal processor (ISP) for a 'dual-mode automotive camera module'....read more


Volocopter takes to air in Stuttgart16 Sep 19

German flying taxi start-up Volocopter has flown its air taxi at an event in Stuttgart. It is the first time the air taxi prototype has flown in an urban area in Europe, but it has flown in a number o...read more


Wabco joins Plug and Play’s extensive global partnership network16 Sep 19

Wabco Holdings has signed a three-year agreement to be an Anchor Partner with Plug and Play, a global innovation platform leader headquartered in Silicon Valley, US....read more


Schaeffler launches multi-function remote monitoring and control unit for AVs16 Sep 19

Schaeffler is launching multi-function remote monitoring and control unit for AVs. It says remote monitoring and control are especially important for autonomous vehicles. However, such functions have ...read more


JLR further invests in US AV manufacturer Voyage16 Sep 19

Tata-owned Jaguar Land Rover’s venture capital arm InMotion Ventures has announced its follow-on investment into autonomous vehicle manufacturer Voyage. ...read more


Valmet accelerates fuel cell work16 Sep 19

Valmet Automotive says it is increasingly focusing on the fuel cell as part of the drive towards long-term e-mobility. The company now under the lead of its Business Line Engineering business unit has...read more


Strike hits General Motors in US16 Sep 19

Output at General Motors in the US is being hit by a strike by United Auto Workers (UAW) members. Some 49,000 UAW members at GM have walked out in what is the company's first strike action since 2007....read more


General Motors future models - Cadillac16 Sep 19

Stung by criticism that Cadillac wasn't offering the right luxury vehicles for shifting customer preferences in China and North America, GM has thrown much money at the division and infused it with fr...read more


LA auto show - Audi e-tron Sportback world debut16 Sep 19

Having revealed the e-tron Sportback concept at Auto Shanghai in April, Audi now says the production version will be a world premiere at the Los Angeles auto show in November....read more


The last Frankfurt as we know it? - the week13 Sep 19

Will this be the last Frankfurt as we know it? That was the question being posed in Germany as the latest IAA opened minus a number of global automaker players that once would not have given Europe's ...read more


Ford Credit sells Canvas to Fair13 Sep 19

Vehicle subscription app Fair will acquire the assets of Canvas, a vehicle subscription service, a wholly owned subsidiary of Ford Motor Credit Company....read more


Toyota China using Panasonic batteries designed for Tesla13 Sep 19

Toyota has started using the same type of battery Panasonic designed for Tesla in some plug-in hybrids sold in China, media reports said....read more


Audi trials new sealing method at the paint shop13 Sep 19

At its paint shop in Gyor, Hungary, Audi is testing a new method of body sealing....read more


Interior design and technology – VW Golf13 Sep 19

Although the VW Golf Mk 7 has been around for quite a while (appearing on our shores in 2012 and updated in 2016), its timeless progressive design has earned the status of Europe’s best-selling hatchb...read more


Was that the last IAA at Messe Frankfurt?13 Sep 19

The Frankfurt Motor Show's future in its current form is reportedly being questioned by traditional vehicle manufacturer participants - many of whom reduced their IAA spending budgets this year or cho...read more


Capsized Hyundai car carrier blocking US port entrance13 Sep 19

A car carrying ship full of Hyundai and Kia models is blocking the entrance to the Port of Brunswick, one of the busiest ports in the US, and a major car import/export hub....read more


FRANKFURT - Merkel rides Continental EZ10 Robo-Taxi13 Sep 19

The autonomous vehicle operated by Continental, EasyMile’s long-time partner, is being demonstrated at the 2019 International Motor Show in Frankfurt, Germany. In the presence of EasyMile’s CEO and Fo...read more


JLR starts trials of ‘virtual eyes’ for autonomous vehicles13 Sep 19

Tata-owned Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has fitted ‘virtual eyes’ to intelligent pods to understand how humans will trust self-driving vehicles, as research studies suggest that as many as 63% of pedestria...read more


Mitsubishi starting Xpander assembly in Vietnam13 Sep 19

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) said it would begin assembling its Xpander crossover multi-purpose vehicle (MPV) from CKD kits at its factory in Vietnam....read more


Philippine recovery stalls in August13 Sep 19

The Philippine new vehicle market declined by 2.4% to 29,599 units in August 2019 from 30,313 units in the same month of last year, according to member wholesale data released jointly by the Chamber o...read more


AGC to build new plant in China for 3D curved cover glass13 Sep 19

Glazing specialist AGC has announced its decision to establish a new production plant at AGC Automotive (Suzhou) - Suzhou Industrial Park - for the purpose of producing large 3D/complex-shaped cover g...read more


Continental and Michelin plan tyre JV - report12 Sep 19

Continental and Michelin plan a tyre making joint venture, according to a list of mergers under review published by the German antitrust authority....read more


Renegade Trailhawk - the torquetastic baby Jeep12 Sep 19

In a segment where 4x4 drive is the exception to a front-wheel drive rule, the most rugged version yet of Jeep's smallest SUV is now on sale in Britain. Not only does it look the business, the Trailha...read more


Veoneer supports proposals/guidelines for safe introduction of AVs12 Sep 19

Veoneer has announced its support to Thatcham Research, the motor insurers' automotive research centre in the UK, when making the world's first attempt to launch guidelines that 'minimise bumps in the...read more


Hitachi supplies stereo camera to Suzuki Carry12 Sep 19

Hitachi Automotive Systems has announced that its stereo camera, which enables the detection of pedestrians at night, has been adopted by Suzuki for its Carry light duty pickup truck. The vehicle feat...read more


BMW i Ventures invests in Trifacta12 Sep 19

BMW's venture capital fund, i Ventures, has announced an investment in Trifacta, a data wrangling specialist....read more


Mahle components tested for regenerative fuels12 Sep 19

Mahle says it is investigating the compatibility of its engine components and filters with the use of various e-fuels - alternative fuels from regenerative sources that offer substantial potential for...read more


Toyota tries satellite solar on a Prius12 Sep 19

Toyota is experimenting with a sun-powered Prius, using new ultra-thin solar panels developed for satellites, that it hopes will one day require no plugging in....read more


ZF may dump Haldex stake12 Sep 19

ZF Friedrichshafen said it was making good progress with the new planned strategic focus in the commercial brakes area and may divest its 20% holding in Haldex....read more


Li-ion battery pack supplier inks new CV supply deal12 Sep 19

German lithium-ion battery supplier Akasol said it had received "a large follow-up order from one of the world's leading commercial vehicle manufacturers with a total volume in the high three digit mi...read more


GM calls 3.4m US vehicles for brake system check12 Sep 19

General Motors is recalling about 3.4m full-size pickups and sport-utility vehicles sold in the US due to a problem with vacuum brake assisters which makes it hard to brake and has led to 113 crashes ...read more


Knorr-Bremse books record first half revenue12 Sep 19

Commercial vehicle braking Knorr-Bremse booked EBITDA of EUR669m in the first six months of 2019, up 14.9% compared with EUR582m a year previously....read more


VW brand August sales down 3.8%12 Sep 19

Volkswagen brand global sales in August dipped 3.8% year on year to 493,800 vehicles....read more


Malaysia's Sime Darby acquires luxury dealerships in Australia12 Sep 19

Malaysian conglomerate Sime Darby Bhd has agreed to acquire three major car dealerships in Australia for a total of AU$112m (US$77m), according to local reports....read more


China sales decline continues in August12 Sep 19

New vehicle sales in China continued to decline in August, by 6.9% to 1.958m units from 2.103m units a year earlier, according to wholesale data released by the China Association of Automobile Manufac...read more


Delphi claims 800v inverter halves EV charge time11 Sep 19

Delphi Technologies has claimed an industry first in the industry with volume production of a silicon carbide (SiC) inverter which enables electrical systems up to 800 volts, significantly extending e...read more


Brose finding 2019 a challenge11 Sep 19

The current fiscal year did not begin as well as hoped for door systems specialist supplier Brose, a top executive said....read more


2019 Frankfurt IAA motor show world premieres list11 Sep 19

The media preview days of the 2019 Frankfurt IAA brought a few surprises. Volkswagen (a camouflaged and altered I.D. Crozz which will be called ID.4), Hyundai (i30 N Project C), FAW (Hongqi S9 & E115 ...read more


Uber lays off another 435 employees11 Sep 19

Uber has laid off 435 employees across its product and engineering teams, a media report said....read more


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CEZ selects Driivz for Czech EV charging network 11 Sep 19

CEZ Group has chosen Driivz to help expand its Electromobility EV charging network, which is the largest in the Czech Republic. ...read more


Korea import sales fall in August as consumers boycott Japanese brands11 Sep 19

Sales of imported light passenger vehicles in South Korea declined by 5.6% to 18,122 units in August 2019 from 19,206 units a year earlier, according to member data released by the Korea Automobile Im...read more


Volvo adds PHEV to XC40 range11 Sep 19

Volvo is claiming to be the first car manufacturer to offer plug-in hybrid versions of its entire model range with the launch of the new XC40 T5 Twin Engine powertrain....read more


Denso and BlackBerry ship integrated HMI platform11 Sep 19

Denso and BlackBerry have announced the first integrated HMI (Human Machine Interface) digital cockpit system with BlackBerry QNX technology has shipped for OE fitment to Subaru vehicles sold in the U...read more


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ACEA laments poor EV charging infrastructure in EU11 Sep 19

The European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) is urgently calling for a comprehensive plan to enable the transition to zero-emission mobility in Europe....read more


Teijin starts Thailand resin compound plant11 Sep 19

Teijin has started operations of its compound plant and technical centre in Bang Pa-in Industrial Estate, Ayutthaya, Thailand....read more


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Geely to bring Volocopter flying taxis to China11 Sep 19

China's Zhejiang Geely Holding Group (Geely) is set to acquire a minority stake in German flying taxi startup Volocopter, according to local reports in China....read more


BMW, Draexlmaier, open Thai PHEV battery assembly plant 11 Sep 19

BMW Group Thailand has officially opened a high voltage battery factory in partnership with the Draexlmaier Group, a supplier to the automaker since 1966....read more


Veoneer and Zenuity nominated for Mono Vision System11 Sep 19

Veoneer and its software joint venture, Zenuity, have been nominated by an unnamed global automaker to supply its next generation Mono Vision System for vehicles in Europe....read more


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Vietnam sales continue to grow in August11 Sep 19

New vehicle sales in Vietnam expanded by just over 6% to 20,363 units in August 2019 from 19,158 units a year earlier, according to wholesale data released by the Vietnam Automotive Manufacturers Asso...read more


Angela Merkel opens new Webasto China plant11 Sep 19

German Chancellor, Angela Merkel has opened Webasto's new production facility in the Chinese city of Wuhan in Hubei Province....read more


SMMT and KAMA sign MoU for closer industry ties11 Sep 19

The British and Korean automotive sectors will enjoy closer ties according to the two countries' automotive trade associations who have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)....read more


General Motors future models - Buick11 Sep 19

A relatively small brand in North America, Buick is a big deal in China, where 432,264 vehicles were sold in the first half of the year (compared to 107,240 in the USA). Which is why talk of GM phasin...read more


FRANKFURT - Will tighter CO2 rules send some automakers bankrupt?10 Sep 19

Tightened European carbon dioxide emission rules could send some automakers into bankruptcy, a top PSA executive said....read more


FRANKFURT - ZF unveils 100km electric range PHEV10 Sep 19

ZF is showing at Frankfurt its BMW-bodied EVplus concept PHEV which is claimed to run 100km (60 miles) under real-life conditions....read more


FRANKFURT - Ford rolls out electrified range10 Sep 19

Ford at the Frankfurt show has unveiled a new electrified European range - Puma (reviving an old badge) EcoBoost Hybrid, redesigned Explorer (returning the US nameplate to Europe) and [Transit based] ...read more


FRANKFURT - Land Rover shows new Defender10 Sep 19

Land Rover has shown its new Defender model at the Frankfurt Motor Show....read more


Steering system acquisitions open AD truck opportunities for Knorr-Bremse10 Sep 19

Braking system supplier, Knorr-Bremse entered the commercial vehicle steering market in 2016 when it acquired tedrive Steering Systems GmbH. Adding steering systems to its portfolio has given the supp...read more


FRANKFURT - Byton reveals M-Byte SUV with 48-inch cockpit display10 Sep 19

Byton has unveiled in Frankfurt its M-Byte SUV with an innovative cockpit centred around a 48-inch curved display claimed to be the largest in the industry....read more


FRANKFURT - First deliveries of Honda e set for mid-202010 Sep 19

Honda has shown the production version of its electric 'e' compact car at Frankfurt and says that deliveries will start in the summer of 2020....read more


FRANKFURT - VW ID.3 will be priced at under EUR30,00010 Sep 19

Volkswagen has presented its ID.3 at the Frankfurt Motor Show and revealed that purchase prices for the series production model will start at under EUR30,000....read more


Daimler begins testing automated trucks on public roads in Virginia10 Sep 19

Daimler Trucks and Torc Robotics are actively developing and testing automated trucks with SAE Level 4 intent technology on public roads in the US. ...read more


Calsonic Kansei and Magneti Marelli are now Marelli10 Sep 19

Automotive supplier Marelli has announced that Calsonic Kansei and Magneti Marelli will officially change their respective legal company names to "Marelli" from next month....read more


Allison Transmission acquires Walker Die Casting10 Sep 19

Allison Transmission Holdings, the largest global manufacturer of medium- and heavy-duty fully automatic transmissions, announced today that it has acquired the assets and certain liabilities of Walke...read more


How do you forecast component failure across brands and models?10 Sep 19

A technology and software company - We Predict - claims it can forecast component failures across brands and models out to three years via a database and algorithms that utilise machine learning....read more


Moody's downgrades Ford credit rating to junk10 Sep 19

Moody's Investors Service has cut Ford's credit rating to junk due to the company's weak earnings and cash generation outlook. ...read more


China passenger car sales fall in August; more stimulus to come10 Sep 19

Sales of new passenger vehicles in China fell by 9.9% year-on-year to 1.564m units in August, according to retail data released by the China Passenger Car Association (CPCA)....read more


Climate groups call for SUVs to be banned9 Sep 19

Climate groups including Greenpeace and Deutsche Umwelthilfe called on the eve of the Frankfurt show for sport-utility vehicles (SUVs) to be banned as part of a wider campaign to curb pollution by the...read more


Porsche starts Taycan EV production9 Sep 19

Porsche on Monday started Taycan output at a new facility for its first electric sports car at its Zuffenhausen site....read more


SsangYong UK's MD Nick Laird on the push to double sales9 Sep 19

We sit down with Nick Laird, SsangYong UK's Managing Director at the launch of the new Korando SUV to learn more about the plan to double sales...read more


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Kia names new design centre chief9 Sep 19

Kia Motors has named a former Infiniti, BMW and Daimler designer as the new head of its global design centre....read more


Hyundai-Kia invests in automakers' Ionity JV9 Sep 19

Kia Motors and parent Hyundai Motor have joined other automakers who have invested in the Ionity joint venture to boost availability of EV charging stations....read more


Yanfeng shows XiM20 concept car in Stuttgart9 Sep 19

Yanfeng has unveiled its XiM20 concept car for the first time in Europe as it outlines its Smart Cabin vision for automotive interiors....read more


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Russia monthly sales continue to fall9 Sep 19

Sales of new passenger cars and LCVs in Russia decreased by 1.3% in August....read more


Nissan mulls Korean exit and halting contract with Renault-Samsung9 Sep 19

Nissan Motor is considering pulling out of the South Korean market, according to reports in Japan, after political and trade frictions between the two countries continued to escalate in the last two m...read more


Nissan CEO Saikawa resigns amid compensation scandal9 Sep 19

Nissan CEO Hiroto Saikawa has resigned in the wake of a scandal over his compensation and over-payments. ...read more


Schaeffler to support and facilitate autonomous driving in China9 Sep 19

Schaeffler has signed an investment agreement with China’s Hunan province in a move aimed at supporting and facilitating autonomous driving in China using Schaeffler technologies....read more


Japanese market up again in August9 Sep 19

The Japanese new vehicle market continued to grow strongly in August, by 6.7% to 388,600 units from 364,218 units a year earlier, according to registration data released by the Japan Automobile Manufa...read more


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General Motors future models - GMC9 Sep 19

For a long time, not even General Motors itself seemed to know just what GMC was meant to be other than an alternative to Chevrolet when it came to light trucks in North America and the Middle East. T...read more


EC clears India scrappage JV9 Sep 19

European Commission (EC) authorities have approved, through the EU Merger Regulation, the acquisition of joint control of a newly created joint venture in India by Toyota Tsusho India, its parent Toyo...read more


More future Chevys, H1 2019 and Frankfurt - the week6 Sep 19

Our future models analysis articles are often the most popular item on just-auto and this week's look at Chevrolet SUVs and trucks was no exception....read more


2019 Chengdu motor show - world debuts list6 Sep 19

By no means a major Chinese motor show, nonetheless the annual event in Chengdu is usually the venue for quite a few world premieres. This year's CDMS was no exception....read more


Porsche boosts share in Rimac Automobili6 Sep 19

Porsche has increased its stake in hypercar and technology company Rimac Automobili to 15.5%....read more


West European car market down 8.5% in August (but SAAR up to 16.9m)6 Sep 19

The West European car market fell by 8.5% year-on-year (YoY) in August according to data released by LMC Automotive. However, the contraction was largely explained by the comparison with the inflated ...read more


Nissan CEO Saikawa safe for now despite over pay6 Sep 19

Nissan Motor is not currently considering asking embattled CEO Hiroto Saikawa to resign, two sources told the Reuters news agency on Friday, a day after he admitted to being overpaid in violation of i...read more


New JV to build VW EV batteries in Germany6 Sep 19

Volkswagen and Northvolt have formed a 50/50 joint venture to build a factory for lithium-ion batteries....read more


US DOE selects PPG to develop structural adhesives for vehicles6 Sep 19

PPG announced that it has been selected for a US Department of Energy (DOE) partnership that will use supercomputing resources to accelerate the development and testing of structural adhesives for veh...read more


Great Wall Motors' Yongchuan factory to begin production6 Sep 19

2019 is a crucial year for the globalisation of Great Wall Motors. Since the beginning of the year Great Wall Motors has taken measures for its globalisation....read more


General Motors to introduce new in-vehicle technology6 Sep 19

General Motors has announced plans to introduce new in-vehicle technology that will enhance the overall customer experience....read more


VW starting ID.3 EV output at Zwickau in November6 Sep 19

Volkswagen said series production of its first dedicated EV - the ID.3 - will start at the Zwickau vehicle plant in November following its Frankfurt show debut next week....read more


Skoda starts battery production for VW Group PHEVs6 Sep 19

Skoda has manufactured the first production components for Volkswagen Group plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) at its main plant in Mladá Boleslav....read more


ACEA appoints new DG6 Sep 19

The European Automobile Manufacturers' Association (ACEA) has announced the appointment of Eric-Mark Huitema as its new Director General, with effect on 1 October....read more


VW introduces 'twin dosing' SCR for Euro 6d diesels5 Sep 19

Volkswagen has developed a new SCR system for diesel engines which uses 'twin dosing'....read more


Motherson Sumi unit building wire harness plant in UAE5 Sep 19

Motherson Sumi Systems subsidiary Motherson PKC Harness Systems is building a new factory in the United Arab Emirates (UAE)....read more


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Auto groups call for speedy smart charger rollout5 Sep 19

The European Automobile Manufacturers' Association (ACEA), Eurelectric and Transport & Environment (T&E) have called on European institutions to facilitate a rapid roll-out of smart charging infrastru...read more


Volvo sales up over 10% in August5 Sep 19

Geely's Volvo Cars said August global sales volume rose 10.2% year on year to 47,796 cars as the US, China and Europe saw growth....read more


CATL and Bosch collaborate on 48V battery cells 5 Sep 19

Contemporary Amperex Technology Co. Limited (CATL) and Bosch have concluded a 'long-term strategic cooperation agreement' that will see CATL supply 48-volt battery cells for Bosch's 48-volt battery sy...read more


Online sales to dominate private car purchases - analyst5 Sep 19

Online car sales are expected to cross 1m pa in 2020 and grow to more than 6m a year by 2025, according to research by consultants Frost & Sullivan (F&S)....read more


Nissan CEO overpaid - report5 Sep 19

Nissan Motor is now embroiled in another scandal over executive pay after chief executive Hiroto Saikawa reportedly admitted to being overpaid in violation of internal procedures under a scheme design...read more


FCA to add rear seat reminder tech worldwide5 Sep 19

FCA said it would extend a new voluntary commitment by automakers selling in the US market worldwide by incorporating rear seat reminder technology across its global passenger vehicle range....read more


UK car market dips in August, but EVs surge5 Sep 19

The UK new car market declined by 1.6% in August, but there was a surge in electric car sales in the month, according to data released by the SMMT....read more


Toyota develops new small car platform5 Sep 19

Toyota said it was extending the benefits of its TNGA (Toyota New Global Architecture) programme - which has underpinned most of its recent new models - such as RAV4 and Corolla - to small cars with a...read more


Plastic Omnium invests in AP Ventures fund to develop hydrogen and fuel cells5 Sep 19

Plastic Omnium has become co-sponsor and member of the Advisory Board Committee, of the AP Ventures fund, a venture capital firm headquartered in London and specialising in hydrogen and fuel cells. ...read more


GM CEO heading to the White House for talks - report5 Sep 19

General Motors CEO Mary Barra is to meet with US president Donald Trump and White House officials on Thursday just days after GM came under attack from Trump, the White House confirmed late last night...read more


Top Renault-Nissan Alliance executive heads to role with PSA4 Sep 19

The senior Renault-Nissan executive who has joined PSA Group reportedly blamed Renault chief Thierry Bollore for forcing his exit....read more


FCA spending EUR1m on southern Italy plant4 Sep 19

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) will spend almost EUR1bn (US$1.1bn) to start production of the new Alfa Romeo Tonale compact SUV and of the mild hybrid Panda at its Pomigliano plant, unions told Reute...read more


ANALYSIS - HR3 Subaru Impreza4 Sep 19

A Golf-sized hatchback with a standard CVT, 1.6-litre horizontally opposed petrol engine and four-wheel drive: it could only be an Impreza. The latest generation HR3 series model is an excellent car b...read more


Kia says no-deal would hike car prices4 Sep 19

A no-deal Brexit could put the price of new cars in Britain up by 8% according to Paul Philpott, president of Kia UK. ...read more


Hyundai Motor Group launches Vest EXoskeleton for plant workers4 Sep 19

Joining a wearable robot trend also seen at other automakers, including BMW, GM and Ford, Hyundai Motor Group has revealed its Vest EXoskeleton (VEX), created to assist factory workers who spend long ...read more


Fiat axes Mexican built North American 500 line4 Sep 19

FCA's Fiat brand said it would axe production of the 500 and 500e in North America though current stocks of 2019 model year cars would last into 2020....read more


BMW iVentures invests in Cartica AI4 Sep 19

BMW i Ventures announced an investment in Cartica AI, the leading automotive visual intelligence platform developing next generation AI capabilities for the automotive industry while using the computa...read more


Russian auto market prospects dimming - analyst4 Sep 19

Russia's automotive industry will continue to struggle over the next few years with little likelihood of reaching previous peaks anytime soon according to an analyst at LMC Automotive speaking exclusi...read more


Ford agrees sale of older Brazil plant to CAOA4 Sep 19

The Brazilian automaker CAOA has agreed to buy Ford's assembly plant in Sao Bernardo do Campo, the companies said, but the plant workers union claimed CAOA would slash 1,300 jobs....read more


Embattled Ford partner Zotye Auto Traum division goes bust - report4 Sep 19

Reports out of China claim that the financially troubled Zotye Auto has suddenly closed its Traum division. Staff salaries have supposedly not been paid for months and dealerships are said to be shutt...read more


Toyota Boshoku and AKI USA establish automotive seat JV4 Sep 19

Toyota Boshoku Corporation, Delta Kogyo, and Toyo Seat have completed their preparations and established the joint venture company in the US....read more


United Nations claims UK faces huge vehicle export loss under no-deal Brexit4 Sep 19

The UK's motor vehicle industry could lose up to US$5bn in export trade in the event of a no-deal Brexit, the United Nations Conference of Trade and Development (UNCTAD) claimed last night, ahead of a...read more


Hyundai Mobis and Cognitive Pilot to develop 'neural brain' for self-driving cars4 Sep 19

Hyundai Mobis and Russia-based company 'Cognitive Pilot' have announced the completion of a software module for active safety and autonomous driving....read more


New Brose electronics integrates 'all door functions'4 Sep 19

Supplier Brose says that a new generation of Brose control units will integrate all door functions from the window regulator to collision protection. This, it claims, will cut costs, save space and re...read more


Union members green light strike action ahead of UAW contract talks3 Sep 19

United Auto Workers union members have given their leaders authorisation to strike during contract negotiations this year with General Motors, Ford Motor and Fiat Chrysler, if needed, media reports sa...read more


UAW targets GM for lead contract talks - report3 Sep 19

The United Auto Workers union has targeted General Motors as the first of the Detroit Big Three automakers for talks as the current four-year contract expires on 14 September....read more


South Korean sales fall again in August3 Sep 19

Domestic sales by South Korea's five largest automakers declined by 6.2% to 118,479 units in August 2019 from 126,336 units in the same month of last year, according to preliminary data released indiv...read more


Taiwan sales down in August3 Sep 19

New vehicle sales in Taiwan fell by 8% to 23,964 units in August from 26,035 units in the same month of last year, according to local reports citing registration data compiled by Taiwan's Directorate ...read more


Siam GS Battery opens plant in Myanmar3 Sep 19

Thai battery manufacturer Siam GS Battery this week began operations at its newly built starter battery plant in Myanmar....read more


Brazil developed VW to be sold worldwide3 Sep 19

Volkswagen's Brazilian unit is developing its first vehicle for the international market....read more


Geely sues WM Motor over secrets breach3 Sep 19

Chinese automaker Zhejiang Geely Holding Group (Geely) is suing local electric car start-up WM Motor Technology over allegations of impairment of commercial secrets, according to local reports. ...read more


Continental considers full powertrain division spin-off3 Sep 19

Continental is now considering a full spin-off of its powertrain business unit rather than a partial IPO (the option also still under consideration), due to market conditions....read more


Volkswagen Group to expand after sales operations3 Sep 19

Volkswagen Group said it would expand its after sales business, targeting the growing vehicle fleet and stronger customer loyalty for sustained growth despite the fall in maintenance costs for electri...read more


Management briefing - 2019 Frankfurt motor show preview3 Sep 19

There is no question about it, the ID.3 will be the main attraction of the 2019 edition of the Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung (IAA). Volkswagen even delayed the next Golf to be certain of no oth...read more


Infiniti calls it quits down under2 Sep 19

Nissan's is yanking its premium brand Infiniti from Australia late in 2020 after almost a decade, a local media report said....read more


How ADAS simulation tech keep drivers in the loop2 Sep 19

In all walks of life, culture can have a major influence on user-behaviour. Automotive engineers have also realised this, developing different versions for global markets. Think of the recent prolifer...read more


Volvo adds mild hybrid to UK XC90 range2 Sep 19

Volvo Cars UK has upgraded its flagship seven-seat XC90 SUV with styling tweaks, extra equipment, a longer EV range for the petrol-electric plug-in versions and the market launch of a new diesel, 48V ...read more


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Chinese electric bus maker eyes Bulgaria for assembly and battery plant2 Sep 19

Chinese electric bus manufacturer Alfa Bus is eyeing the Bulgarian market for a plant to assemble electric buses and produce their batteries in the EU, Bulgaria's economy ministry was quoted as saying...read more


Karma names European sales and network development chief2 Sep 19

Rogier Kroymans, described by the automaker as "an accomplished sales and marketing executive with over 20 years of extensive luxury-brand experience", has joined Southern California-based Karma Autom...read more


Adient adding jobs at Ontario seat foam plant2 Sep 19

Adient plans a new product line for the Ford F-150 that is projected to create between 70 to 100 jobs at the automotive parts manufacturer in Tillsonburg, Ontario....read more


Toyota Australia to start future Takata recalls ahead of schedule2 Sep 19

Toyota Australia has announced it will initiate future Takata recall campaigns ahead of schedule for approximately 82,756 Yaris sedan, Corolla and Avensis vehicles to replace previously installed fron...read more


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RHA hails ports upgrade but urges more Brexit clarity2 Sep 19

Britain's Road Haulage Association (RHA) is welcoming the UK government's intention to spend GBP30m (US$36m) on upgrades to port infrastructure, road and rail links, but cautions it will be of limited...read more


Velodyne Lidar announces 'World Safety Summit on Autonomous Technology'2 Sep 19

Velodyne Lidar has announced the second annual World Safety Summit on Autonomous Technology that it says will address safety issues and public concern regarding autonomous vehicles (AVs)....read more


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Thyssenkrupp Materials names Daniel Wodera as CFO2 Sep 19

Thyssenkrupp Materials Services has appointed Daniel Wodera as CFO, effective 1 October. ...read more


Alcoa and United Steelworkers reach tentative labour deal2 Sep 19

Alcoa has reached tentative agreement with United Steelworkers on a new four-year labour agreement for around 1,700 employees at five American locations....read more


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Teijin acquires Benet Automotive2 Sep 19

Teijin has completed the acquisition of composite and component supplier, Benet Automotive in the Czech Republic from Jet Investment....read more


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General Motors future models - Chevrolet SUVs & pick-ups2 Sep 19

Chevrolet remains the strong number three make in the USA, some 64,000 units behind Toyota in the first half of 2019 (GM has stopped reporting monthly sales). China, the brand's other major market, is...read more


Toyota and Suzuki draw closer - the week30 Aug 19

Toyota and Suzuki announced this week that they will strengthen their burgeoning alliance by taking small stakes in each other. ...read more


Global light vehicle market - H1 2019 analysis30 Aug 19

The global light vehicle market is running out of steam in 2019 under the weight of trade tensions between the US and China and the broader impact on confidence and spending on consumer durables acros...read more


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Stanford Uni develops coating to extend battery life30 Aug 19

A team of researchers at Stanford University and SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory has invented a coating to extend battery life....read more


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Optimus Ride to use Velodyne Lidar sensors30 Aug 19

Optimus Ride says Velodyne Lidar will use its sensors in its fleet of self-driving vehicles....read more


Hyundai to develop 17 electric-powered CVs by 202530 Aug 19

Hyundai Motor announced to the media on Thursday it plans to develop 17 new electrically-driven commercial vehicle models by 2025 in response to increasing demand for environmentally-friendly transpor...read more


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Toray Industries to buy all shares of Alva Sweden30 Aug 19

Toray Industries has concluded an agreement with Anders Westerlind to purchase all of the shares of Alva Sweden (ASE), a manufacturer of cushions for automotive airbag systems. ...read more


GM to cut 327 jobs in Thailand as losses continue30 Aug 19

General Motors has announced it will cut 327 jobs at the Thai at its Rayong plant in Thailand as it looks to cut costs as financial losses continue....read more


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Daimler carsharing completes ten years30 Aug 19

Daimler has passed ten years as a provider of on-demand free-float car rental ('carshare') services. ...read more


UK provides GBP30m for Brexit ports upgrade30 Aug 19

Britain is to make GBP30m (US$37m) available to upgrade England's port infrastructure including road and rail links, as the UK approaches its planned European Union exit date of 31 October....read more


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Vattenfall and NewMotion ink UK EV roaming deal30 Aug 19

Vattenfall and NewMotion have signed a roaming agreement for the UK as a first step towards interoperability in the country....read more


Toyota recall to replace faulty airbag replacements29 Aug 19

Toyota Motor is to recall 191,000 vehicles sold in North America and Japan due to faulty airbags, which are said to not inflate properly in the event of a crash....read more


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Ten UK firms to exhibit at North America Battery Show29 Aug 19

Ten British companies are to showcase their technologies on the UK Government Pavilion at The Battery Show, North America....read more


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Mobis begins construction of second EV components plant in Korea29 Aug 19

South Korean components manufacturer Hyundai Mobis has begun construction this week of a second production facility for electric vehicle components in the country and gave an update on its investment ...read more


Union leaders accept Hyundai’s revised pay offer29 Aug 19

Hyundai Motor has reached a tentative agreement with its labour union on wages, which if finalised will be the first time in eight years that the company will have averted costly strike action....read more


BMW invests in Korean operations to help repair image29 Aug 19

BMW plans to invest KRW43bn (US$35m) to expand its logistics operations and driving centre in South Korea, as it looks to regain consumer confidence and improve the brand’s image in the country follow...read more


Zenuity teams with CERN for machine learning29 Aug 19

Autonomous driving software company, Zenuity is cooperating with CERN, the European Organisation for Nuclear Research, to develop fast machine learning for self-drive cars....read more


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Nexen Tire officially opens Czech plant29 Aug 19

Nexen Tire has officially opened its Europe Plant in Zatec, Czech Republic....read more


UK car output down 10.6% in July29 Aug 19

British car manufacturing output declined by 10.6% in July, with 108,239 units produced, according to figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). ...read more


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Toyoda Gosei invests in AI startup Tryeting29 Aug 19

Toyoda Gosei has invested in Tryeting (Nagoya, Japan) for the rapid development of materials using artificial intelligence (AI)....read more


Linglong Tire and Geely ink cooperation deal29 Aug 19

Linglong Tire and Geely Automobile have signed a cooperation agreement in Ningbo, Zhejiang. ...read more


Skoda Scala and Kamiq to offer wireless SmartLink29 Aug 19

Scala and Kamiq are the first Skoda models to offer wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support. ...read more


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Benteler divests Distribution division29 Aug 19

Benteler says it will increase its focus on core automotive business, which accounts for around 80% of the supplier’s turnover, by divesting its Distribution division to the Van Leeuwen Pipe and Tube ...read more


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Australia US$10m EV road charging fund29 Aug 19

Australia's Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has announced A$15m (US$10.1m) in funding to Evie Networks to roll out an ultra-fast battery EV charging network along the country's roads....read more


UK auto industry's structure 'not sustainable' under no-deal Brexit28 Aug 19

UK carmakers could be facing an annual bill of GBP4bn in the event of a no-deal Brexit due to challenges such as increased costs for imported components and tariffs on vehicles exported to the EU, say...read more


Polestar opens China manufacturing facility28 Aug 19

Geely-owned performance electric car brand Polestar has opened a manufacturing facility in Chengdu, China....read more


General Motors future models - Chevrolet cars28 Aug 19

General Motors has pulled Chevrolet out of many markets in recent years yet the brand remains strong in the Americas, particularly the USA and Brazil. In the second of those two countries, small cars ...read more


Toyota and Suzuki get closer with cross-shareholding28 Aug 19

Toyota and Suzuki are to strengthen their technology alliance and take small stakes in each other....read more


Hyundai Motor Group reveals electric scooter with 20km range28 Aug 19

Hyundai Motor Group has developed a new prototype electric scooter aimed at 'last-mile mobility' and potential future integration with Hyundai and Kia vehicles. Building on its initial concept present...read more


Beijing wants cities to relax car purchase restrictions28 Aug 19

As China's economy slows under the weight of trade tensions with the US, the State Council has said that areas with restricted car purchases should consider gradually relaxing them....read more


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Kobe Steel develops galvanised steel sheet for hot stamping28 Aug 19

Kobe Steel has developed galvanised steel sheet (1500 MPa class after hardening) for hot stamping....read more


EBS to operate 93 Citaro hybrid buses in Netherlands28 Aug 19

Egged Bus Systems (EBS) is to operate 93 Mercedes-Benz Citaro NGT hybrid low-floor urban buses in Rotterdam....read more


Nissan names new head of Infiniti Design28 Aug 19

Nissan Motor and Infiniti Motor Corp announced the appointment of Taisuke Nakamura as head of Infiniti Design, effective 1 September 2019. ...read more


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Blue World acquires 15% of Danish Power Systems28 Aug 19

Blue World Technologies has acquired 15% of Danish Power Systems, a developer and manufacturer of MEA-technology....read more


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Indonesia vehicle market decline continued in July27 Aug 19

Indonesia’s new vehicle market resumed its recent decline in July, with sales falling by over 17% to 89,110 units from 107,431 units a year earlier, according to wholesale data compiled by industry as...read more


Nio to cut 1,200 jobs as sales weaken27 Aug 19

Chinese start-up Nio Inc plans to cut more job cuts as the electric carmaker continues to struggle with low demand, according to local reports....read more


General Motors future models - SGMW Wuling27 Aug 19

When it comes to light commercials, Wuling is far and away the Chinese market leader. The brand, which is controlled by the SAIC, General Motors and Wuling Motors joint venture, has until recently als...read more


Ford and Zotye 'reviewing EV partnership'27 Aug 19

Ford and China's Zotye are reviewing their collaboration agreement after almost two years of little progress, according to reports in China citing people close to one of the companies....read more


China to hike tariffs on US car imports in December27 Aug 19

The trade war between the USA and China has continued to escalate after the Chinese government confirmed it will impose new tariffs on US$75bn worth of US goods and resume duties on US-made automotive...read more


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Startkraft acquires E-Wald27 Aug 19

Statkraft has acquired the entire shareholding of EV charging company, E-Wald....read more


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Interior design and technology – Vauxhall Grandland X27 Aug 19

Launched at the 2017 IAA show, the Vauxhall Grandland X is another contender in the booming SUV segment. Continuing QUBE/just-auto's review of interior design and technology trends, we take a closer l...read more


PSA says vehicles Euro 6 compliant27 Aug 19

PSA says its Peugeot, Citroën, DS, Opel and Vauxhall passenger cars are now approved using the new EURO 6 emission standard effective 1 September, 2019....read more


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Honda US develops new passenger front airbag technology27 Aug 19

Honda has announced the development of a new passenger front airbag technology that it says is designed to better protect occupants in a wide range of frontal collision scenarios, including angled cra...read more


Dana acquires Nordresa Motors27 Aug 19

Dana has completed the acquisition of  Nordresa Motors, working in the development and commercialisation of electric powertrains for commercial vehicles....read more


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EC approves Hirose acquisition by Denso27 Aug 19

European Commission authorities have approved, through the EU Merger Regulation, Denso's acquisition of sole control of Toyota's Hirose Plant by way of assets purchase....read more


Ferdinand Piech dies, aged 8227 Aug 19

Industrialist, engineer and Volkswagen Group patriarch Ferdinand Piech has died at the age of 82....read more


3D displays, esports, outer space and the VW logo - the week23 Aug 19

There is, undeniably, some very impressive R&D work going on with things like stereoscopic displays and augmented reality....read more


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Cooper Standard adapts purchasing organisation23 Aug 19

Cooper Standard is changing its purchasing organisation to a global commodity structure....read more


Suzuki to help with lunar exploration tech23 Aug 19

Suzuki and ispace, a lunar exploration company headquartered in Tokyo, have announced that Suzuki has become a 'corporate partner' of HAKUTO-R, described as the world’s first commercial lunar explorat...read more


Cupra (SEAT) gives new EV interior glimpse23 Aug 19

The Cupra brand - which came out of SEAT as a sub-brand and is now standalone - has released a teaser image of the interior of its first all-electric road vehicle....read more


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VW expands EV charging stations at German sites23 Aug 19

The Volkswagen brand is installing some 4,000 charging points at its German sites by 2025 and the first are already up and running, it says....read more


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Thai vehicle market down slightly in July23 Aug 19

Thailand’s new vehicle market declined for a second straight month in July, albeit by just 1.1% to 81,044 units from strong year-earlier sales of 81,946 units, according to wholesale data compiled by ...read more


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Waymo expands autonomous car testing to Florida23 Aug 19

Waymo says it will soon begin piloting autonomous cars in Florida, expanding from its initial test cities of Novi, Kirkland, Washington, San Francisco and Phoenix. ...read more


Skoda opens new paint shop at Mladá Boleslav plant23 Aug 19

Skoda Auto has opened a new paint shop at its main plant in Mladá Boleslav....read more


Volkswagen to show new logo at IAA23 Aug 19

Volkswagen says it will present a new brand design and new logo at the Frankfurt Motor Show. It also say the presentation of the brand is to become 'significantly younger, more digital and generally m...read more


Mitsubishi expands North America dealer network23 Aug 19

Mitsubishi Motors North America (MMNA)  has opened the newest addition to its North American dealer network – Johnny Legends Mitsubishi in Las Vegas....read more


Mercedes confirms new Citan and electric variant23 Aug 19

Mercedes-Benz says it will continue its engagement in the small van segment and has decided on the successor of its small van Citan as part of the Mercedes-Benz Vans product portfolio – including an e...read more


Hella Pagid expands product range for LCVs23 Aug 19

Hella Pagid has expanded its range of wearing parts and brake hydraulics for light commercial vehicles....read more


Daimler expands e-trucks field tests in North America23 Aug 19

Daimler Trucks is further expanding its field tests for medium and heavy-duty e-trucks in North America....read more


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Beep teams with Bestmile for autonomous fleets23 Aug 19

Beep, a Florida-based autonomous mobility solutions company, has announced a partnership with Bestmile, to use its Fleet Orchestration Platform to plan, manage and orchestrate its autonomous shuttle f...read more


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Audi to join Daimler and BMW R&D alliance - report22 Aug 19

Volkswagen Group's Audi brand could be set to join an existing alliance between BMW and Daimler created to develop advanced driverless technologies according to a German newspaper report....read more


Ford's Armstrong moves to Changan Ford JV22 Aug 19

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


SEAT appoints Alfonso Sancha as purchasing EVP22 Aug 19

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


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Porsche acquires minority stake in TriEye start-up22 Aug 19

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


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Vuteq ploughs US$60m in Alabama manufacturing plant22 Aug 19

Alabama Governor, Kay Ivey says Japanese automotive supplier, Vuteq plans to invest more than US$60m to open a manufacturing facility serving the Mazda Toyota Manufacturing USA  (MTMUS) assembly plant...read more


GM Korea workers strike over wages22 Aug 19

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 over the last month with management over wage increa...read more


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NRMA opens 20th EV fast charging station22 Aug 19

Australia’s National Roads and Motorists' Association (NRMA) has reached a milestone in Bega with the launch of its 20th Electric Vehicle Fast Charging station, marking the halfway point in its A$10m ...read more


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Cummins president Rich Freeland to retire after 40 years service22 Aug 19

Cummins says its president and COO, Rich Freeland is to retire after forty years of service....read more


Desjardins and Hydro-Québec team on EV charging22 Aug 19

Desjardins and Hydro-Québec say Quebec’s first urban superstation for charging electric vehicles has opened at the Complexe Desjardins....read more


FAW-VW opens new test centre in Changchun22 Aug 19

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 province of Jilin....read more


General Motors future models - SGMW Baojun22 Aug 19

Only a year ago, SAIC GM Wuling's Baojun division was riding high, shooting up the Chinese market for passenger vehicles into seventh place. Now, sales have collapsed to such an extent that Baojun had...read more


New C300 Korando another step forward for SsangYong22 Aug 19

SsangYong never gives up. European sales are tiny, a former decent presence in Russia unraveled, attempts at agreeing a JV in China came to nothing and we don't hear much these days about a once heral...read more


UK motorists concerned over charging infrastructure for EVs - survey21 Aug 19

A new survey of company car drivers by Venson Automotive Solutions reveals that whilst company car drivers are widely switched on to the benefits and implications of electric vehicle ownership, the UK...read more


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New SsangYong Korando kicks off UK sales assault21 Aug 19

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


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Nokian Tyres starts Dayton admin building construction21 Aug 19

Nokian Tyres has started construction on an administration building at its new factory in Dayton, Tennessee ahead of production in 2020....read more


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Pennsylvania awards US$8.5m in clean transport grants21 Aug 19

Pennsylvania Governor, Tom Wolf has announced 34 cleaner energy transportation projects will receive US$8.5m in grants and rebates following the Volkswagen settlement....read more


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Shell starts Singapore EV charging21 Aug 19

Shell is launching Singapore's first electric vehicle charging at service stations....read more


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Further Fiat-Renault merger talks rumoured21 Aug 19

After the FCA-proposed merger with Renault collapsed in June, reports in the Italian media suggest that the shelved deal could be revived and that talks have been taking place between the companies....read more


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Novelis to establish innovation hub on Georgia Tech campus21 Aug 19

Novelis is collaborating with the Georgia Institute of Technology to establish the Novelis Innovation Hub at Georgia Tech....read more


Jaguar Land Rover developing next-gen 3D cockpit displays21 Aug 19

Tata-owned Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) is developing next-generation head-up display technology that it says could beam real-time safety information in front of the driver, and allow passengers to stream ...read more


Hyundai Mobis supplies radars/cameras for commercial vehicles21 Aug 19

Hyundai Mobis says it will mass-produce its mid-range front-facing radars and camera sensors for domestic commercial vehicles starting in September....read more


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AB Dynamics opens Japan office21 Aug 19

AB Dynamics has opened an office in Japan, one of the major markets for its automotive testing products....read more


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Škoda Auto DigiLab unveils Citymove app21 Aug 19

Škoda Auto DigiLab has unveiled its Citymove app helping users to decide whether or not to leave cars at home....read more


Ford to launch esports teams in Europe20 Aug 19

Ford says it is to launch its first ever esports teams to build on its real-world racing heritage and compete 'at the very highest level on the virtual racing stage'. The initiative also fits with For...read more


Nexteer and Dongfeng JV begins steering systems production20 Aug 19

Nexteer Automotive has announced that the Dongfeng Nexteer Steering Systems (Wuhan) Co., Ltd., joint venture (JV) with Dongfeng Motor Parts and Components Group Co., Ltd. (Dongfeng Components), has be...read more


RideOS launches new Ridehail Platform20 Aug 19

RideOS has launched its new Ridehail Platform — including a Ridehail API and open-source mobile apps....read more


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Yandex to boost self-driving fleet and testing20 Aug 19

Russia's Google competitor Yandex is reportedly planning to increase its fleet of self-driving vehicles ten-fold to more than 1,000 cars....read more


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ChargePlace Scotland passes 1,000 EV points20 Aug 19

ChargePlace Scotland now has more than 1,000 publicly available EV charge points across the country according to the devolved government in Edinburgh....read more


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FTA asks UK govt for Brexit full impact assessment20 Aug 19

Britain's Freight Transport Association (FTA) is urging the government to share its full impact assessment for a potential No Deal departure from the European Union (EU)....read more


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Nvidia reports Q2 2019 revenue at US$2.58bn20 Aug 19

Nvidia has reported revenue for the second quarter ended 28 July 2019, of US$2.58bn compared with US$3.12bn a year earlier and US$2.22bn in the previous quarter....read more


Jaguar Land Rover plans new global parts centre20 Aug 19

Tata-owned Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) is planning to create a new parts distribution base in the English Midlands....read more


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BP Chargemaster installs 150KW UK retail points20 Aug 19

BP Chargemaster has unveiled its first 150kW electric vehicle chargers on a BP retail site, the first in a planned network of ultra-fast infrastructure across the UK....read more


Nissan reboots Micra with Mercedes-Alliance engine20 Aug 19

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 ar...read more


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Eaton selects KPIT to support eMobility20 Aug 19

Eaton has chosen global technology company, KPIT to support the development of next-generation electrified technologies for its eMobility business unit....read more


China woes force Mando to downsize19 Aug 19

Korean auto components maker Mando has reportedly decided to downsize its workforce on declining Chinese business....read more


Carl-Peter Forster proposed for Hella shareholder chair19 Aug 19

Auto industry veteran Carl-Peter Forster (65), is to be proposed as chairman of Hella's shareholder committee....read more


Malaysia vehicle sales continued to plunge in July19 Aug 19

Malaysia’s new vehicle market continued to fall sharply in July, by almost 26% to 50,853 units compared with strong year-earlier sales of 68,466 units, according to registration data released by the M...read more


Action needed to boost China car sales - CAAM19 Aug 19

As worries grow over China's economic slowdown and adverse consequences for the automotive sector, China's automotive trade association has called for more action to boost market demand....read more


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RHA hails "totally different" approach from new UK Transport Secretary19 Aug 19

RHA Chief Executive, Richard Burnett says he welcomes a "totally different, pro-active" approach from new British Transport Secretary, Grant Shapps....read more


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Rheinmetall secures fuel cell component order19 Aug 19

Rheinmetall Automotive is developing a recirculation fan for hydrogen not yet consumed within fuel cell stacks, as well as coolant pumps for 400 and 800 voltages and electric valves....read more


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EDAG partners for lightweight components19 Aug 19

EDAG, along with nine European partners, has developed a new hybrid joining process which will make the production of lightweight components for the automotive industry more efficient....read more


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Sumitomo Chemical acquires Emas Plastik19 Aug 19

Sumitomo Chemical has acquired Emas Plastik, a major plastic compounder group in Turkey....read more


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Henkel partners in SYMPA 3D printing project19 Aug 19

Henkel is partnering in research and development project, SYMPA, sponsored by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), as well as the Austrian Transport, Innovation and Technology...read more


2019 Monterey Week world debuts list19 Aug 19

Monterey Automotive Week, including the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, took place between 13 and 18 August inclusive. The following cars and concepts were world premieres....read more


Aston Martin Lagonda future models19 Aug 19

Aston Martin Lagonda's recent announcement that it no longer expects a GBP20m payment for IP from Detroit Electric sent the share price into a steep decline. Speculators continue to short the company,...read more


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LEVC selects EO Charging as Scotland partner19 Aug 19

London EV Company (LEVC) has selected EO Charging as its partner in Scotland to install Smart Home Charge Points....read more


H1 results, BMW's future, redefining 'car' - the week16 Aug 19

Steering specialist Nexteer Automotive's comments, as it announced first half 2019 results, reflected what may other automakers and suppliers have been saying about 2019 so far - it faced "challenges"...read more


NEV sales in China fall in July16 Aug 19

Sales of new energy vehicles (NEVs) in China fell by 4.7% to 80,000 units in July 2019 from 84,000 units a year earlier, according to wholesale data released earlier this week by the China Association...read more


Bugatti names new quality chief16 Aug 19

Michael Och has taken over from Jordi Cabanero as head of quality assurance at Bugatti....read more


VW Group July sales slip a bit16 Aug 19

Volkswagen Group said July 2019 sales worldwide slipped 2.4% to 886,100 vehicles....read more


Workers contest planned Nemak Canada plant closure16 Aug 19

The Canadian Unifor autoworkers union said its members at Nemak of Canada Corporation in Windsor gathered recently for a special meeting to respond to the company's plans to close the plant in 2020....read more


Union rallies in support of GM Oshawa parts supplier workers16 Aug 19

"Hundreds" of members of Canada's Unifor and the general public gathered recently at Memorial Park in Oshawa for a rally and picnic in solidarity with independent auto parts supplier workers facing pl...read more


Magna opens new electronics factory in Michigan15 Aug 19

Magna has officially opened of a new electronics manufacturing factory in Grand Blanc Township, Michigan....read more


Hyundai and Kia unions postpone strike, resume talks15 Aug 19

Hyundai Motor and Kia Motors labour unions have postponed planned collective action and resumed wage negotiations with management, local media reports said....read more


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G29 BMW Z4 M40i - does it beat the Boxster?15 Aug 19

Daimler says it won't replace the Mercedes SLC, Audi plans to axe the TT and Nissan keeps trying to fathom how it can make a business case for a new 370Z. These are troubled times for sports cars. Or ...read more


Magna Seating VP on tomorrow's solutions15 Aug 19

Although lighter car seats remains a focus of research, other developments in seating have been taking place much faster than may be apparent on the surface. Automakers are demanding greater different...read more


FCA raises first steel for new paint shop build15 Aug 19

FCA has raised the first piece of steel for the nearly 800,000 square foot paint shop being built on the site of the former Mack Avenue Engine Complex in Detroit....read more


Ford extends warranty for 560,000 North America cars15 Aug 19

Ford plans to extend the warranty on clutch and related hardware for 560,000 Focus and Fiesta models sold in the US and Canada....read more


PPG completes Dexmet acquisition15 Aug 19

PPG said it had completed its acquisition of Dexmet Corporation, a manufacturer of specialty materials for surfaces in aerospace, automotive and industrial applications....read more


Leoni expanding Mexico factory to produce EV cables15 Aug 19

Leoni's wire and cable division (WCS) is enlarging its factory in Cuauhtemoc, Mexico, by 7,000sq m with the option for a further 3,000sq m to increase capacity to produce EV charging cables and Hivoca...read more


Australian sales slump slows a little15 Aug 19

The Australian auto industry reported 83,184 sales for July 2019, a 2.8% decrease year on year....read more


Philippine recovery strengthens in July15 Aug 19

The Philippine new vehicle market continued to strengthen in July 2019 with sales rising by 13.5% to 31,810 units from 28,038 units in the same month of last year, according to member wholesale data r...read more


Kia launches Seltos production in India15 Aug 19

Kia Motors reportedly has begun production of its new Seltos compact SUV in India, initially for local sale, a month after the model reached showrooms in South Korea....read more


China XD Plastics boosts Q2 operating and net profit14 Aug 19

China XD Plastics, supplier of polymer composite materials primarily for automotive applications, said second quarter 2019 revenue was US$463.1m, an increase of 46% year on year....read more


Lear names E-systems division chief14 Aug 19

Lear Corporation, the seating, electrical and electronic systems supplier, named Carl Esposito, an aerospace industry executive with broad expertise in electronics, software development and connectivi...read more


Domo Chemicals acquiring Solvay polyamides unit14 Aug 19

Domo Chemicals and Solvay have signed an agreement for the former to acquire the latter's performance polyamides business in Europe....read more


Germany boosts public EV charger count14 Aug 19

The German Association of Energy and Water Industries (BDEW) said the number of public EV charging stations rose more than 50% from summer 2018 to summer 2019....read more


Scala propels Skoda into C segment mainstream14 Aug 19

The European market's C segment has been good to SEAT and Audi, while in the class betwixt this one and the traditional D-sized models, Škoda slays all comers with the Octavia. Now, Volkswagen's high ...read more


Skoda July sales rise despite China and India14 Aug 19

Skoda increased its deliveries worldwide in July by 3.1% to 102,700 units (July 2018: 99,700 vehicles), achieving the best July in its history....read more


Audi of America names new president14 Aug 19

Audi of America has named Daniel Weissland president effective 1 September, 2019....read more


China vehicle sales decline slows in July14 Aug 19

New vehicle sales in China fell by 4.3% to 1.808m units in July from 1.890m units a year earlier, according to wholesale data released by the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM). This...read more


Mahle develops EV battery thermal management14 Aug 19

Mahle said it had developed an EV battery housing with integrated thermal management as a solution for increasing the rapid charging capability of the battery....read more


VW sales slip in 2019 to date14 Aug 19

The Volkswagen brand delivered 489,000 vehicles in July 2019, 3.3% fewer year on year....read more


Mercedes to supply hybrid buses to Bucharest14 Aug 19

Mercedes Benz will supply 130 Citaro Hybrid buses to the Bucharest municipality in Romania for RON195m (EUR40m) after the German producer won a tender where it was the sole bidder, romania-insider.com...read more


UK network updates its EV chargers14 Aug 19

InstaVolt is starting to install new ChargePoint Express 250 high-powered chargers, capable of up to 125kW charging, with the first now live in the English county of Hampshire....read more


EV maker wants 'car' redefined14 Aug 19

 Tata Motors' Jaguar is spearheading a campaign for the Oxford English Dictionary (OED) and Oxford Dictionaries (OxfordDictionaries.com) to change their official online definitions of the word 'car'....read more


Honda to end automobile production in Argentina14 Aug 19

Honda Motor's subsidiary in Argentina which currently produces both motorcycles and the HR-V, will end production of the SUV in 2020 to focus on the motorcycles....read more


BMW to trial induction charging in California13 Aug 19

BMW is to run an induction charging pilot programme in the US after starting in Germany in 2018....read more


Uber faces large fine in Colombia13 Aug 19

Colombia's commerce regulator said it would fine ride-hailing company Uber Technologies more than US$629,000 for obstructing a regulatory visit in 2017....read more


Supplier expansion shows confidence in UK auto sector13 Aug 19

A Sunderland, north east England, tech business which works with some of the world's leading car manufacturers is expanding following growth fuelled by the region's automotive sector....read more


Tata group wholesales including JLR down in July13 Aug 19

Tata Motors Group global wholesales in July 2019, including Jaguar Land Rover, were 14% lower year on year at 78,600 units....read more


First half industry slowdown hits Nexteer results13 Aug 19

Steering specialist Nexteer Automotive said it faced challenges during the first half of 2019, including slowing OEM light vehicle production in all regions and unfavourable foreign currency....read more


Primearth to build fourth battery plant in China13 Aug 19

Primearth EV Energy, an electric vehicle battery joint venture between Toyota Motor and Panasonic, plans to build a fourth factory in China for electric vehicle batteries, according to local reports....read more


New rules to promote Indonesian EV industry13 Aug 19

Indonesia launched a major overhaul of its automotive regulations this week designed to encourage the development of an electric vehicle industry in the country....read more


BMW AG future models - Mini and Rolls-Royce13 Aug 19

Having expanded the Mini range earlier this decade, BMW says its aim is now to fully focus on profitability. Deliveries dipped by 3.9 per cent in the first half of 2019 to 174,344 units. Considering t...read more


Motus to acquire Janesville Fiber12 Aug 19

Motus Integrated Technologies, a Tier 1 and Tier 2 supplier of automotive interior products, said it had signed an agreement to acquire Janesville Fiber Solutions, a division of Jason Industries....read more


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BP and DiDi team on China EV charging12 Aug 19

BP and Didi Chuxing (DiDi) are to form a new joint venture to build electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure in China, the world's largest market for electric vehicles....read more


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PSA-Dongfeng plans plant and headcount axe - report12 Aug 19

PSA Group and local partner Dongfeng Group have agreed to cut thousands of jobs in China and drop two of their four shared assembly plants, according to a document seen by Reuters, in a desperate bid ...read more


Dongfeng mulls sale of Peugeot stake12 Aug 19

China's state-owned Dongfeng Motor is considering selling its stake in PSA Group as both companies continued to struggle in the world's largest vehicle market, according to Bloomberg....read more


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Vietnam sales continue to rebound in July12 Aug 19

New vehicle sales in Vietnam continued to rebound strongly in July 2019, by close to 28% to 25,828 units from 20,212 units a year earlier, according to wholesale data released by the Vietnam Automotiv...read more


UK grants GBP2.5m more for EV charge-points12 Aug 19

Britain's Transport Secretary, Grant Shapps has unveiled an extra GBP2.5m (US$3m) for 1,000 new charge-points on residential streets....read more


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Coast Autonomous inks Lidar MoU with Ouster12 Aug 19

Coast Autonomous has signed an MoU with Lidar manufacturer Ouster.  ...read more


UK dealers welcome extra EV charge point funding12 Aug 19

A dealer group has welcomed extra funding for EV charge points in the UK....read more


Interior design and technology – Volvo S6012 Aug 19

Volvo recently launched the third-generation S60, marking its first model offered without a diesel engine. It is also the first Volvo car made in the US, where diesel remains a less popular fuel optio...read more


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UVeye launches new tyre inspection system12 Aug 19

Israeli company UVeye has expanded its automotive scanning capabilities with its new tyre inspection system, Artemis....read more


Brose teams with IPG for automotive seat rails12 Aug 19

Brose Group and IPG Photonics are collaborating on the development of what they say is the first direct weld measurement technology for automotive seat rails....read more


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South Korea imports fall in July after trade war12 Aug 19

Sales of imported light passenger vehicles in South Korea declined by 5.2% to 19,453 units from 20,518 units a year earlier, according to data released by the Korea Automobile Importers & Distributors...read more


Valmet builds Germany Battery Test Centre12 Aug 19

Valmet Automotive is investing around EUR7m (US$7.8m) in the construction of its new Germany Battery Test Centre (BTC) at Bad Friedrichshall, with full test capacity available from February next year....read more


China passenger vehicle sales fall 5% in July12 Aug 19

Sales of new passenger vehicles in China fell by 5.3% to 1.5m units in July 2019, based on dealer retail data released by the China Passenger Car Association (CPCA)....read more


BMW AG future models - BMW i12 Aug 19

The penultimate feature in the BMW AG future models series takes a look at BMW i. At the moment, only the I01 i3, I12 i8 Coupe and I15 i8 Roadster exist but that will soon change, as more fully electr...read more


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Toyo to start Germany R&D centre12 Aug 19

Toyo Tire is to establish a new R&D centre, the first European technology development site, in Willich, North Rhine-Westphalia....read more


Giving Ford Europe some advice - the week9 Aug 19

We had some advice for Ford of Europe this week - don't kill the Fusion and Mondeo. Is there a future for the Mondeo, we asked? At the moment, Ford of Europe isn't saying either way as speculation sug...read more


West European car market flat in July9 Aug 19

New car sales in Western Europe grew by just 0.1% year-on-year (YoY) in July according to data released by LMC Automotive. The annualised selling rate (SAAR) climbed to 14.3m units a year in July, fro...read more


Uber posts record quarterly loss9 Aug 19

Ride-hail firm Uber has posted a larger than expected second quarter loss of USD5.5bn. The scale of the loss in the three month period to the end of June follows the company's IPO in May and sent its ...read more


Denso to merge its subsidiaries into Denso Wiper Systems9 Aug 19

Denso Corporation has announced that Nippon Wiper Blade and Asahi Manufacturing, both of which are subsidiaries of Denso Corporation, will merge on 1 October 2019, and make a new start as Denso Wiper ...read more


Minister details third Malaysian national car project9 Aug 19

Malaysia will collaborate with Japan's Daihatsu Motor to develop a third national car with the first model expected to be ready by 2021, according to Malaysian international trade and industry ministe...read more


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Daimler and BAIC partner on 2nd-life energy storage9 Aug 19

Daimler with its subsidiary Mercedes-Benz Energy and Beijing Electric Vehicle Co., Ltd. (BJEV) a subsidiary of the BAIC Group, say they are to intensify their cooperation in the field of energy storag...read more


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UK Ministers meet haulage industry at Port of Dover9 Aug 19

Three senior British Ministers have travelled to the Port of Dover to meet representatives from the haulage and freight industries to discuss plans for the UK's planned Brexit date of 31 October, by w...read more


Used EVs reach 'tipping point of acceptance', SVA claims9 Aug 19

Growing prices and demand for used electric vehicles (EVs) suggests the UK market has reached a tipping point of acceptance, according to Shoreham Vehicle Auctions (SVA). ...read more


BMW Group launches pay monthly service plans9 Aug 19

BMW Group UK has rolled out a pay monthly service plan for sales and services customers, with a view of improving customer retention and satisfaction rates....read more


Gaz to supply e-buses to Vladivostok9 Aug 19

Gaz is to supply two electric buses and a charging station to Vladivostok....read more


BMW builds the 10 millionth Mini9 Aug 19

BMW's Mini said it had built the 10 millionth unit since BMC built the first in 1959....read more


Daimler leads Carwow funding round9 Aug 19

Carwow, a UK-based online new car sales platform, has closed a GBP25m funding round, led by Daimler. ...read more


Mahindra eyes former Buick City site in Flint9 Aug 19

The former Buick City site in Flint, Michigan could be revived, this time building vehicles for India's Mahindra and Mahindra....read more


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H2ME deploys nearly 500 fuel cell EVs9 Aug 19

Hydrogen Mobility Europe (H2ME) says it has now deployed close to 500 fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) and 30 refuelling stations (HRS) across Germany, France, Scandinavia, the UK and other Europea...read more


Honda to shift hybrid Accord production to Thailand9 Aug 19

Honda Motor officials confirmed plans to shift production of hybrid versions of the Accord midsize passenger car to Thailand from Japan, according to a report by the Nikkei Asia Review....read more


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Local Motors self-driving shuttle starts in Rancho Cordova9 Aug 19

Local Motors' Olli self-driving shuttle has made its debut in the Californian city of Rancho Cordova at the White Rock Corporate Campus, a large business park home to 1,600 employees....read more


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Austin Airport starts public driverless shuttle trials9 Aug 19

Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) has started public testing of its Easy Mile EZ10 driverless shuttle....read more


BMW AG future models - BMW M cars and SUVs8 Aug 19

BMW doesn't have nearly as broad a range of M models as Mercedes-AMG. What it lacks in line-up, Motorsport division makes up via powertrain choices, with super-torquey diesels offered in relevant coun...read more


Slumping sales trigger India auto layoffs8 Aug 19

Slumping sales of cars and motorcycles are triggering massive job cuts in India's auto sector, with many companies forced to shut down factories for days and axe shifts, multiple sources told the Reut...read more


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Schaeffler Q2 revenue down 1% to EUR3.6bn8 Aug 19

Schaeffler has posted second-quarter revenue marginally down 1% to EUR3.6bn (US$4bn), with EBIT falling to EUR253m from EUR382m....read more


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Magna reports tougher second quarter8 Aug 19

Magna International said results came in slightly ahead of its expectations in the second quarter of 2019, driven by body exteriors & structures, power & vision and complete vehicles segments....read more


CAAS sees Q2 slump as consumer spending and economy slow8 Aug 19

China Automotive Systems (CAAS), a power steering components and systems supplier in China, said second quarter net sales fell 15.9% year on year to US$105.7m from $125.8m in the second quarter of 201...read more


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EV Connect teams with GM for US charging access8 Aug 19

EV Connect is collaborating with General Motors to enable Chevrolet Bolt drivers to have charging access in the US....read more


Daimler teaches trucks to pay8 Aug 19

With the newly created digital Truck-ID and associated Truck Wallet, Daimler Trucks in a pilot project successfully carried out an automatic payment at an electric charging station....read more


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Tenneco Q2 net income down 45% to US$26m8 Aug 19

Tenneco has reported second-quarter net income down 45% to US$26m, with revenue of US$4.5bn, which includes US$1.9bn from acquisitions....read more


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SAIC Motor enters Thai pickup market with MG Extender8 Aug 19

China's SAIC Motor entered the Thai pickup segment this week with the launch of its locally-made MG Extender....read more


Baidu teams with Elektrobit for automotive software8 Aug 19

Baidu is partnering with Elektrobit (EB) to provide automotive infrastructure software for the former's Apollo Computing Unit (ACU) for autonomous driving....read more


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Continental Q2 net income down 41% to EUR485m8 Aug 19

Continental has posted second-quarter net income attributable to the shareholders of the parent down 41% to EUR484.8m (US$544m)....read more


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Indian auto industry demands government help7 Aug 19

India's auto industry demanded tax cuts and easier access to finance for dealers and buyers at a meeting with Indian government officials on Wednesday to discuss the sector's woes, sources told Reuter...read more


Daimler sets July sales record7 Aug 19

Daimler's Mercedes-Benz said it started the third quarter of 2019 with a new sales record for July - 188,857 cars delivered (+12.7% year on year)....read more


Renesas chips used in Nissan Skyline ProPILOT 2.07 Aug 19

Renesas Electronics said Nissan Motor was using its chips for the ProPILOT 2.0 system in the new Skyline unveiled on 16 July....read more


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Volkswagen boosts Porsche SE profit7 Aug 19

After tax profit at Porsche SE was EUR2.38bn in the first six months of 2019 compared to EUR1.90bn a year ago....read more


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Japanese market rebounds in July7 Aug 19

Japanese new vehicle sales expanded by 4.1% to 459,456 units in July 2019 from year earlier sales of 441,533 units, after a slight year on year decline in June, according to registration data released...read more


Russia suffers yet another monthly sales drop7 Aug 19

Russia has posted yet another monthly fall in sales of new passenger cars and LCVs, with the market dropping 2.4% in July....read more


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Karamba teams with Cypress for security enhancement7 Aug 19

Karamba Security is collaborating with Cypress Semiconductor to enhance security hardening for the automotive industry....read more


Nidec in EV motor JV with GAC Components7 Aug 19

Japanese electric motor manufacturer Nidec Corporation has agreed to set up a new joint venture company with GAC Components Company, a subsidiary of China's Guangzhou Automobile Group, for the product...read more


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Synopsys inks deal to acquire QTronic7 Aug 19

Synopsys has signed a definitive agreement to acquire QTronic, operating in simulation, test tools and services for automotive software and systems development headquartered in Germany....read more


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Novelis Q1 FY2020 sales down 6% to US$2.9bn7 Aug 19

Novelis has reported first-quarter net income attributable to its common shareholder of US$127m for the first quarter of fiscal year 2020, compared to US$137m in the prior year period, while sales fel...read more


Hanover orders 48 Mercedes-Benz eCitaro buses7 Aug 19

Hanover public transport provider, Ustra has concluded a framework agreement for 48 Mercedes-Benz eCitaro electric buses....read more


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Mahle stops refrigerant leakage7 Aug 19

Mahle says its aftermarket A/C service units have an automatic leakage test function as well as connector couplings, which completely eliminate the risk of escaping refrigerant....read more


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BMW Group future models - BMW SUVs7 Aug 19

It would be fair to summise that BMW AG makes the majority of its profts from sales of SUVs. Former gaps in the numbers line-up have been filled by the X2 and X4 and the range extended at the top end ...read more


Textron mulls Kautex future7 Aug 19

Textron says it is reviewing alternatives for its Kautex business unit, which produces fuel systems and other functional components....read more


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Cinemo and Humax team for CES Asia cockpit solutions7 Aug 19

Cinemo says it collaborated with Humax Automotive at CES Asia 2019 on cockpit solutions....read more


Nissan US expands fast charging6 Aug 19

Nissan and EVgo are expanding the charging network for EV drivers with the installation of 200 direct current fast chargers (DCFC) across the United States....read more


Volvo updates XC40 powertrains, 1.5 auto is a cracker6 Aug 19

Volvo's XC40 took the Geely owned automaker into a new smaller SUV segment when it arrived in UK showrooms in February 2018 and has recently gained new powertrain options and features, and more genero...read more


Toyota hydrogen bus upgraded with safety features6 Aug 19

Toyota’s hydrogen fuel cell electric bus, Sora, has been upgraded with a series of safety features designed to help prevent accidents....read more


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Adient records Q3 net loss of US$321m6 Aug 19

Adient has posted a third-quarter net loss of US$321m, impacted by various one-time, non-cash charges totalling US334m....read more


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Magna wins Ohio seating business6 Aug 19

Magna has won seating business in North America with an unnamed global automaker and will supply structures from a new manufacturing facility in Lancaster, Ohio....read more


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Nuance auto spin-off to be called Cerence6 Aug 19

Nuance Communications says the name for its forthcoming automotive spin-off will be Cerence....read more


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Intel and Baidu ink collaboration MoU6 Aug 19

Intel and Baidu have signed a new MoU aimed at increasing collaboration between the two companies in Baidu’s core business areas during the next three years....read more


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Teralytics raises US$17.5m for mobility solutions6 Aug 19

Teralytics has raised US$17.5m in a round led by Robert Bosch Venture Capital (RBVC), alongside Deutsche Bahn Digital Ventures, innogy Ventures, LBBW Venture Capital, Liil Ventures and existing invest...read more


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Subaru Canada sales up 2.3% in July6 Aug 19

Subaru Canada (SCI) continues to show resiliency in the face of headwinds across the Canadian auto sector, posting its best-ever July sales last month...read more


Daimler ride sharing in Romania gets capital boost6 Aug 19

Clever Tech, the company that owns the clevertaxi.ro ride sharing application and was fully taken over by Daimler group in April 2017, has received a capital boost of RON14.3m (EUR3m), after a similar...read more


Taiwan sales up sharply in July6 Aug 19

New vehicle sales in Taiwan jumped by 12.5% to 48,429 units in July from 43,056 units in the same month of last year, according to local reports citing registration data compiled by Taiwan's Directora...read more


SAIC completes extreme weather test centre in China6 Aug 19

SAIC Group and China Tiesiju Civil Engineering Group (CTCE) this week completed construction of a high temperature vehicle test centre and track in the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region in the north-we...read more


Why Ford shouldn't kill the Fusion and Mondeo6 Aug 19

Is there a future for the Mondeo? At the moment, Ford of Europe isn't saying either way as speculation suggests there are plans to replace this model, the S-Max and Galaxy with a new global crossover....read more


South Korea investigates Japanese suppliers for price fixing6 Aug 19

South Korean authorities have launched an investigation into two Japanese automotive component manufacturers on suspicion of price fixing, according to local reports....read more


Tata Power and Motors team on India charging stations6 Aug 19

Tata Power and Tata Motors are partnering to install 300 fast charging stations by the end of 2020 in Mumbai, Delhi, Pune, Bangalore and Hyderabad....read more


GM opens new aftermarket parts centre in Flint5 Aug 19

General Motors has opened a new ACDelco and GM Genuine Parts processing centre in the Flint, Michigan, suburb of Burton....read more


Japanese brand car sales in Korea slump in July5 Aug 19

Sales of Japanese-brand cars in South Korea slumped in July amid a worsening diplomatic row between the two countries that has led to consumer boycotts and efforts by Seoul to cut the economy's relian...read more


UK LCV sales grow again in July5 Aug 19

In contrast to new cars, the UK new light commercial vehicle (LCV) market rose in July, up 11%, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT)....read more


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EC approves CBI acquistion by Hitachi5 Aug 19

European Commission officials have approved, using the EU Merger Regulation, the acquisition of sole control of Chassis Brakes International (CBI) of the Netherlands by Hitachi, through its subsidiary...read more


ASEAN market declines in Q25 Aug 19

Sales of new vehicles in southeast Asia’s six largest markets combined turned negative in the second quarter of 2019, by 2.4% to 833,515 units from 854,343 units in the same quarter of last year, acco...read more


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Nexen tyre opening Czech plant5 Aug 19

Nexen Tire will officially open its Europe plant in Zatec, Czech Republic on 28 August. ...read more


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Tacoma Power and Electrify America team on charging5 Aug 19

Tacoma Power and Electrify America are collaborating for ultra-fast and workplace charging in Washington State....read more


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Kreisel and Vinfast to develop battery pack5 Aug 19

Under a newly signed cooperation agreement, Kreisel and VinFast will jointly develop a battery pack that VinFast will market in its electric cars and buses in 2020....read more


FogHorn teams with Porsche for access technology5 Aug 19

Computing software developer, FogHorn has announced its completion of Program 6 of Start-up Autobahn, the largest European innovation platform and accelerator connecting leading automotive organisatio...read more


Lanxess develops heat reflecting black pigment for plastics5 Aug 19

Lanxess has developed a black pigment which reflects 20% more of the sun’s near-infrared radiation (NIR) than conventional products....read more


UK sales worst in July since 20125 Aug 19

UK new car sales declined 4.1% to 157,198 registrations – the lowest July tally since 2012....read more


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BMW Group future models - BMW cars5 Aug 19

Profits might be down but there is no doubting the sales success of BMW AG. Cars, not so important in the US market, remain a major part of BMW's growth in Europe and China. The G20 3 Series is this y...read more


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Novelis launches Advanz aluminium product5 Aug 19

Novelis has launched Advanz 6HS-s650, an aluminium automotive body sheet product....read more




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