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Mitsubishi Motors announces new Drive for Growth three year plan

18 Oct 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Mitsubishi Motors on Wednesday launched Drive for Growth, a three year strategic plan it said would deliver sustained and profitable growth,...


Volvo shows Polestar 1 hybrid coupe

17 Oct 2017 | Dave Leggett

Polestar, Volvo Car Group’s performance brand, has revealed its future as a standalone electrified performance brand. Polestar confirmed pla...


Nissan to increase production in Russia

17 Oct 2017 | Dave Leggett

Nissan says it has added a second production shift at its manufacturing plant in St Petersburg in another sign that the Russian auto industr...


Vauxhall plant to drop a shift and shed 400 jobs

16 Oct 2017 | Dave Leggett

Vauxhall's Ellesmere Port manufacturing plant is to cut some 400 jobs as it looks to improve its competitive position amid changes to demand...

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Mitsubishi Motors announces new Drive for Growth three year plan

18 Oct 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Mitsubishi Motors on Wednesday launched Drive for Growth, a three year strategic plan it said would deliver sustained and profitable growth, targeting an increase of more than 30% in both annual unit sales to 1.3m vehicles and in revenues to JPY2.5 trillion.


2018 DETROIT AUTO SHOW - first world debuts

18 Oct 2017 | Glenn Brooks

The first world premieres for the 2018 North American International Auto Show are noted below.


Magna forms e-powertrain joint venture in China

18 Oct 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Magna has entered into a joint-venture agreement with Huayu Automotive Systems, a subsidiary of SAIC Motor, initially to produce an electric drive powertrain system for a German automaker.


Magna to build paint shop in Slovenia

18 Oct 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Due to full capacity at its contract manufacturing facility in Graz, Austria, Magna will build a second paint shop 75km away in Maribor/Hoce, Slovenia.


Toyota launches Fine Comfort Ride fuel cell concept vehicle

18 Oct 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Toyota has launched the Fine Comfort Ride fuel cell vehicle (FCV) concept that envisions mobility in a low carbon society with advanced use of hydrogen and renewable energy. The concept proposes "a new form of the premium saloon" by employing a flexible layout unique to electric powered vehicles and a large amount of available electric power using hydrogen as an energy source.


Volvo Cars spending to launch Polestar

18 Oct 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Volvo Cars and owner Geely Holding said they would jointly spend RMB5bn (EUR640m, US$752m) to support the initial phase of Polestar's product, brand and industrial development.


GM to test self driving cars in NY in early 2018

18 Oct 2017 | Graeme Roberts

General Motors plans to test vehicles in fully autonomous mode in New York state in early 2018, according to governor Andrew Cuomo.


Nissan factory still did uncertified checks

18 Oct 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Nissan Motor reportedly said on Wednesday it conducted uncertified vehicle checks as recently as last week even after revealing the widespread misconduct at its domestic factories.


Poltics delay Seat SUV name announcement

18 Oct 2017 | Graeme Roberts

With Spanish media focused on the political crisis over Catalonia, Volkswagen Group's Spanish division Seat reportedly has decided to delay announcing the name of its forthcoming SUV.


LA AUTO SHOW - Porsche 718 GTS world debuts

18 Oct 2017 | Glenn Brooks

Another two motor show world premieres for the 2017 LA auto show have been named: the Porsche 718 Boxster GTS and 718 Cayman GTS.


Toyota presents Sora fuel cell bus concept

18 Oct 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Toyota Motor Corporation has launched the Sora fuel cell bus (FC bus) concept. It plans to launch a commercial model based on the concept vehicle in 2018 and expects to introduce over 100 Sora, mainly within the Tokyo metropolitan area, ahead of the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.


Mercedes-Benz Procurement scouts for suppliers in Korea

18 Oct 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Daimler was the first OEM with its own presence at the Korea Electronics Show (KES) fair and its supplier scouts were establishing direct contact with trendsetters in consumer electronics.


Philippine sales rise 9.5% in September

18 Oct 2017 | Tony Pugliese

New vehicle sales in the Philippines rose by 9.5% to 34,445 units in September from 31,451 units the same month of last year, according to data released jointly by the Chamber of Automotive Manufacturers of the Philippines (CAMPI) and the Truck Manufacturers Association (TMA).


South Korea imports surge 21% in September

18 Oct 2017 | Tony Pugliese

Imported vehicles sales in South Korea surged by close to 21% to 20,234 units in September from 16,778 units a year earlier, according to a report released by the Korea Automobile Importers and Distributors Association (KAIDA).


Tokyo show: Toyota to reveal 1,000km fuel cell concept

18 Oct 2017 | Glenn Brooks

Toyota has revealed initial details of a hydrogen fuel cell concept which will make its motor show debut in Tokyo later this month. The Fine-Comfort Ride has a claimed range of 1,000km, which compares to 650km for the Mirai.


just-auto Plus only Yokohama appoints new vice president of marketing and product management

18 Oct 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

Yokohama Tyre Corporation (YTC) announced that Andrew Briggs has been promoted to the newly created position of vice president of marketing...


just-auto Plus only Qualcomm appoints new senior vice president and chief marketing officer

18 Oct 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

Qualcomm Incorporated announced that Penny Baldwin has joined the Company as senior vice president and chief marketing officer (CMO),...


just-auto Plus only Porsche Panamera features new night vision assist

18 Oct 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

Far ahead of the range visible to the driver, something lurks on the side of the road. A pedestrian or an animal—it’s impossible...


just-auto Plus only Porsche presents 2018 718 GTS models with more power

18 Oct 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

Porsche is expanding its mid-engine range with the new two-seater 718 Boxster GTS and 718 Cayman GTS. The vehicles’ power has now...


just-auto Plus only Porsche Cayenne to feature Bridgestone Dueler H/P Sport tyres

18 Oct 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

Bridgestone has been selected by Porsche to be a supplier of tyres for the third generation Porsche Cayenne. The Dueler H/P Sport which is...

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