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GKN offers stout defence as Melrose continues to circle

15 Feb 2018 | Simon Warburton

GKN's bitter war of words with manufacturing investor, Melrose shows no sign of abating with both sides trading barbs today (15 February) in...


Kia aims for 500,000 pa sales in Europe with new Ceed

15 Feb 2018 | Dave Leggett

The new Kia Ceed (note name subtly changed from predecessor cee'd) will enter production in Q2 2018 at Kia’s Žilina manufacturing facility i...


Aston Martin Wales plant completes phase one construction

15 Feb 2018 | Dave Leggett

Phase I of Aston Martin’s new manufacturing facility at St Athan in Wales is now complete, the company says. Work started on the site in lat...


Russia booms with fastest growth since 2011

14 Feb 2018 | Simon Warburton

Russia has posted "remarkable" growth in January with sales of new passenger and LCVs soaring 31% - the fastest rise since 2011....

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Toyota marks 60 years in Brazil with new Yaris

16 Feb 2018 | Fernando Calmon

It's a little known fact that Brazil was the first country outside Japan to build Toyotas.


Faurecia to open interiors factory in Missouri

16 Feb 2018 | Graeme Roberts

Faurecia plans to open an interiors factory in Blue Springs, Missouri.


China recalls for Honda, Mercedes and Peugeot-Citroen

16 Feb 2018 | Staff reporter

Honda Motor announced a major recall in China, thought to eventually involve around 350,000 vehicles, following a flood of customer complaints over the last month concerning cold climate engine issues.


Renault 2017 net income up 47% to EUR5.2bn in record year

16 Feb 2018 | Simon Warburton

Renault has posted net income up 47% to EUR5.2bn (US$6.5bn), while operating income rose 16% to EUR3.8bn.


Chinese trust autonomous more than the rest of us

16 Feb 2018 | Chris Wright

Trust in autonomous vehicle technology is almost twice as high in China than in the US or Germany according to results from a global survey carried out by TUV Rheinland.


Mahindra investing in Zoomcar India

16 Feb 2018 | Simon Warburton

Mahindra and Mahindra is to invest in Zoomcar India, with the INR1.76bn financing constituting around a 16% stake.


IC Bus reveals updated RE Series Type D school bus

16 Feb 2018 | Simon Warburton

IC Bus is in now full production with its updated RE Series Type D school bus featuring connectivity solutions.


Cooper Standard Q4 net income down 8% to US$28.5m

16 Feb 2018 | Simon Warburton

Cooper Standard has posted fourth-quarter net income down 8% to US28.3m, including a US$33.5m charge related to recent tax reform legislation in the US, with sales of US$937.9m.


Avtovaz records 2017 net loss of US$172m

16 Feb 2018 | Simon Warburton

AvtoVAZ has posted a 2017 net loss of US$172m, largely due to restructuring cost of RUB2.2bn, interest expenses of RUB7.3bn, still-high debt and an impairment by a joint-venture company.


just-auto Plus only 2D or Not 2D seminar reveals graphene promise is ready to be delivered

16 Feb 2018 | just-auto plus Extended News

2D or Not 2D seminar reveals graphene promise is ready to be delivered transforming many areas of technology as engineers learn how to...


just-auto Plus only UQM receives new electric drive systems order from Proterra

16 Feb 2018 | just-auto plus Extended News

UQM Technologies announced the receipt of a new order from Proterra for UQM’s PowerPhase HD electric drive systems, to be manufactured...


just-auto Plus only Porsche/Audi jointly develop new architecture for electric vehicles

16 Feb 2018 | just-auto plus Extended News

The joint electric offensive by Porsche and Audi was launched ten months ago. Now the premium manufacturers are deepening their development...


GKN offers stout defence as Melrose continues to circle

15 Feb 2018 | Simon Warburton

GKN's bitter war of words with manufacturing investor, Melrose shows no sign of abating with both sides trading barbs today (15 February) in a bid to woo shareholders.


Kia aims for 500,000 pa sales in Europe with new Ceed

15 Feb 2018 | Dave Leggett

The new Kia Ceed (note name subtly changed from predecessor cee'd) will enter production in Q2 2018 at Kia’s Žilina manufacturing facility in Slovakia. Kia is aiming to boost its annual European sales to 500,000 units in the medium term, boosted by the Ceed product which is aimed squarely at European drivers in the C-segment.


Aston Martin Wales plant completes phase one construction

15 Feb 2018 | Dave Leggett

Phase I of Aston Martin’s new manufacturing facility at St Athan in Wales is now complete, the company says. Work started on the site in late 2016 when Aston Martin was first given access to the former MOD site, phase I works included the creation of the customer and staff reception areas, administration and management offices and the employee restaurant.


China eyes hydrogen-powered cars

15 Feb 2018 | Dave Leggett

The China Daily reports that China's government is planning policies to promote the development of hydrogen fuel-cell cars and detail plans on the construction of hydrogen fuel stations.


VW group adopting WLANp standard

15 Feb 2018 | Graeme Roberts

Volkswagen group brands are to use the WLANp standard from 2019.


Allison Transmission Q4 sales rise 25%

15 Feb 2018 | Graeme Roberts

Allison Transmission said sales for the fourth quarter rose 25% to $588m.


Auto suppliers invest in electronics producer

15 Feb 2018 | Graeme Roberts

TactoTek, a developer of injection moulded structural electronics products, said it had closed $23m in funding with investors including auto suppliers Nanogate, Plastic Omnium and Faurecia Ventures.


Moody's affirms GKN Holding's Baa3 ratings, stable outlook unchanged

15 Feb 2018 | Graeme Roberts

Moody's Investors Service has affirmed the Baa3 senior unsecured ratings and (P)Baa3 senior unsecured MTN Programme ratings of GKN Holdings, the finance, investment and holding company of GKN Group (GKN). The outlook on the ratings remains stable.

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