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DETROIT - VW structural reform led to US turnaround - VW exec

19 Jan 2018 | Dave Leggett

Volkswagen Group's North American chief, Hinrich Woebcken, told the audience at Automotive News World Congress in Detroit that regional refo...

EU registrations pass 15m for first time since 2007

17 Jan 2018 | Simon Warburton

Statistics from the European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA) show new passenger car registrations grew 3.4% last year to reach m...

DETROIT - GAC 'serious' about US market entry in 2019 - analyst

17 Jan 2018 | Dave Leggett

Guangzhou Auto (GAC) is serious about entering the US market by the end of 2019, according to China automotive specialist Mike Dunne....

Ford updates "operational fitness" plans

17 Jan 2018 | Graeme Roberts

Ford has detailed plans to "improve operational fitness, refocus capital allocation" and speed the introduction of smart vehicles and servic...

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DETROIT - VW structural reform led to US turnaround - VW exec

19 Jan 2018 | Dave Leggett

Volkswagen Group's North American chief, Hinrich Woebcken, told the audience at Automotive News World Congress in Detroit that regional reforms at the embattled carmaker two years ago have been instrumental to the VW brand's turnaround in the US.

Most current Golf suppliers retain business for new generation

19 Jan 2018 | Graeme Roberts

Volkswagen said 80% of all planned for its eight generation Golf - due out in about 18 months - "were already under contract for the current Golf".

PSA unions agree jobs deal

19 Jan 2018 | Simon Warburton

PSA’s Central Works Committee has given the green light to the Jobs and Skills Alignment System (DAEC) agreement after five out of six French unions inked the deal

New year bodes well for Brazil car market

19 Jan 2018 | Fernando Calmon

The Brazilian market finally leveled off and started recovery in 2017. A better year had been forecast in December 2016 after a consecutive four year slump in sales finally bottomed out with sales down almost 50% compared with the record year 2012 in which 3.8m cars and commercial vehicles were sold (both light and heavy). Brazil dropped from fourth to eighth largest world market.

PSA to create third Portugal production team in April

19 Jan 2018 | Simon Warburton

PSA is to create a third production team at its Portuguese plant in Mangualde in April this year and hire nearly 225 people at the facility by May.

VW establishes mobility company in Rwanda

19 Jan 2018 | Graeme Roberts

VW has founded Volkswagen Mobility Solutions Rwanda to provide modern integrated mobility services in Africa.

Half of car dealerships to go in a decade - survey

19 Jan 2018 | Graeme Roberts

UK automotive executives expect that almost half of all car dealerships will disappear in less than a decade, according to KPMG’s Global Automotive Executive Survey 2018.

Magna Graz plant builds updated Mercedes-Benz G-Class

19 Jan 2018 | Graeme Roberts

Mercedes-Benz's latest G-Class will continue to be built under contract in Graz, Austria, by Magna Steyr.

Qualcomm receives EU/KFTC approval for NXP acquisition

19 Jan 2018 | Simon Warburton

Qualcomm says the European Commission (EC) and the Korea Fair Trade Commission (KFTC), have authorised the acquisition of NXP Semiconductors by Qualcomm River Holdings, an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Qualcomm.

Mazda opens new Thai engine machining factory

19 Jan 2018 | Simon Warburton

Mazda has opened a new engine machining factory at its powertrain plant in Thailand’s Chonburi Province to be known as Mazda Powertrain Manufacturing (Thailand) (MPMT).

MAN engines now independent business unit

19 Jan 2018 | Simon Warburton

MAN Engines, the business area for engines and components at MAN Truck and Bus, is now an independent unit.

PSA appoints new head of Corporate Finance and Treasury

19 Jan 2018 | Simon Warburton

PSA has appointed Lucie Vigier as head of Corporate Finance and Treasury reporting to Jean Baptiste de Chatillon, CFO and member of the managing board.

Tenneco forecasts 2018 revenue growth

19 Jan 2018 | Simon Warburton

Tenneco says it expects to outpace light vehicle industry production this year by three percentage points in line with last year’s estimate for 2018 revenue growth. 

just-auto Plus only Sumitomo/AZAPA to jointly develop AI-based ECUs for automobiles

19 Jan 2018 | just-auto plus Extended News

Sumitomo Corporation, will begin full-scale efforts to construct a platform serving as a bridge between technology and the needs of...

just-auto Plus only Nissan Kicks/Leaf makes its Canadian debut at the Montreal show

19 Jan 2018 | just-auto plus Extended News

The Nissan booth on press day at the Montreal International Auto Show saw Canadian debuts for two all-new products - the Nissan Kicks...

just-auto Plus only Bridgestone announces senior management changes

19 Jan 2018 | just-auto plus Extended News

Bridgestone Corporation announced the following changes in corporate officers. Changing positions and responsibilities of corporate...

just-auto Plus only BASF sales up 12% to EUR64.5bn in 2017

19 Jan 2018 | just-auto plus Extended News

BASF herewith announces preliminary, non-audited figures for the 2017 business year. As forecast by BASF, sales, income from operations...

DETROIT - Clean diesel gets a boost

18 Jan 2018 | Chris Wright

A few years back a change in the world order was comically illustrated by the fact that the best selling rapper was white and the number one golfer was black. Much has happened to Eminem and Tiger Woods since then: Now, as Europe, once the world’s largest diesel market, clamps down on oil burners, North America is seeing something of a surge.

VW Group expanding IT capability for digital projects

18 Jan 2018 | Graeme Roberts

The Volkswagen Group is expanding its IT capability for the development of digital customer offerings.

Detroit - Plastic Omnium shows radar bumpers/reactive tailgates at NAIAS

18 Jan 2018 | Simon Warburton

Plastic Omnium is presenting a range of innovations at NAIAS including more intelligent bumpers, lighter and more reactive tailgates.

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