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just-auto Plus only Opel launches fourth-gen Zafira Life

27 Jun 2019 | just-auto plus Extended News

Attractive, flexible and practical vans are named Zafira. Twenty years after the success began with the first generation, the story is now...


just-auto Plus only New 2019 Ford Ranger features Belt Monitor

27 Jun 2019 | just-auto plus Extended News

The 2019 Ford Ranger isn’t just an off-roading, trailer-towing, high-tech adventure machine, it also boasts some of the smartest seat...


just-auto Plus only Mazda global sales dip 12.9% in May 2019

27 Jun 2019 | just-auto plus Extended News

Mazda Motor Corporation's production and sales results for May 2019 are summarised below. Production Domestic...


just-auto Plus only Koito acquires stake in BrightWay Vision, Israeli start-up

27 Jun 2019 | just-auto plus Extended News

Koito Manufacturing (“Koito”) announced that it has acquired the shares in BrightWay Vision (BWV, head office: Israel), (such...


Hella offers integrated solution for complex lighting systems

27 Jun 2019 | Dave Leggett

With its new approach "Light Design", lighting and electronics specialist Hella says it is the first supplier to offer a complete system for complex lighting systems.


Hyundai and Saudi Aramco to collaborate on hydrogen, materials

27 Jun 2019 | Graeme Roberts

Hyundai Motor has signed an agreement to join forces with Saudi Aramco in hydrogen energy and to collaborate in the development of non-metallic materials and other emerging technologies.


just-auto Plus only Alcoa Corporation amends its JV in Ma’aden

27 Jun 2019 | just-auto plus Extended News

Alcoa Corporation, a global leader in bauxite, alumina, and aluminium products, announced that it has amended its joint venture with the...


just-auto Plus only 5StarS launches assurance framework for connected and autonomous vehicle cybersecurity

27 Jun 2019 | just-auto plus Extended News

The 5StarS consortium – which brings together key research bodies Ricardo, Roke, Horiba Mira, Thatcham Research and Axillium Research...


Uncertain times for US auto industry - report

26 Jun 2019 | Dave Leggett

A new Edmunds report says that 2019 has been a year of contrasts for automakers as they struggle to find a new normal amid rising interest rates, waning demand, dramatic growth in the used market and uncertain government policies.


Volvo Cars releases armoured cars for people needing heightened protection

26 Jun 2019 | Dave Leggett

Geely-owned Volvo Cars says it is launching armoured cars for 'people needing heightened protection'.


Nexteer opens Morocco plant

26 Jun 2019 | Dave Leggett

Steering systems specialist Nexteer has opened its first African plant in Kenitra, Morocco.


Suzuki again chooses Hitachi ADAS components

26 Jun 2019 | Graeme Roberts

Hitachi Automotive Systems said its stereo camera, which enables the detection of pedestrians at night, has been chosen by Suzuki Motor Corporation for the Every light commercial vehicle and wagon light passenger vehicle derivatives.


Toyota Australia boosts full year profit

26 Jun 2019 | Graeme Roberts

Toyota Motor Corporation Australia (TMCA), now well freed of the shackles of local manufacturing, has posted an after-tax profit of A$206m for the year ending 31 March 2019.


UK and Chinese automotive sectors sign co-op agreement

26 Jun 2019 | Dave Leggett

The UK auto industry trade association SMMT and its Chinese equivalent, the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM), have signed a co-operation agreement 'designed to help develop mutual understanding and co-operation between both automotive industries to create new business opportunities'.


Apple buys self-driving start-up Drive.ai

26 Jun 2019 | Dave Leggett

Apple Inc has confirmed that it has acquired self-driving start-up company Drive.ai.


Mitsubishi to relocate US HQ to Nissan territory in Tennessee

26 Jun 2019 | just-auto.com editorial team

Mitsubishi Motors plans to relocate its North America headquarters from California to Tennessee, a move that will bring it closer to its majority shareholder Nissan Motor.


just-auto Plus only Toyota New Zealand recalls Prius C vehicles

26 Jun 2019 | just-auto plus Extended News

Toyota New Zealand is recalling 38 vehicles due to a potential DC-DC converter issue. The model affected is the Toyota Prius C manufactured...


just-auto Plus only Toyota Australia upgrades HiLux line-up with enhanced safety features

26 Jun 2019 | just-auto plus Extended News

Toyota will significantly increase the safety technology offered on its HiLux with the addition of Toyota Safety Sense driver assistance...


Thyssenkrupp opens new damper factory in Romania

26 Jun 2019 | Dave Leggett

Thyssenkrupp says it has opened a new automotive components plant in Sibiu, Romania.


just-auto Plus only PPG appoints new vice president, procurement

26 Jun 2019 | just-auto plus Extended News

PPG announced the appointment of James T. (JT) Jones as vice president, procurement, effective 1 July. Reporting directly to Rebecca...


just-auto Plus only Nissan announces new governance structure

26 Jun 2019 | just-auto plus Extended News

Nissan Motor has implemented a new governance structure, transitioning to a company with three statutory committees. This follows the...


just-auto Plus only New 2020 Kia Soul earns IIHS Top Safety Pick+ rating

26 Jun 2019 | just-auto plus Extended News

The redesigned 2020 Kia Soul, a small car, earns a Top Safety Pick+ award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety when equipped with...


just-auto Plus only MMNA to relocate its US headquarters to Franklin, Tennessee

26 Jun 2019 | just-auto plus Extended News

Mitsubishi Motors North America (MMNA), the fastest-growing Asian brand in the US for the second consecutive year, will relocate its...


Mercedes-Benz tests new Actros with Active Drive Assist

26 Jun 2019 | Dave Leggett

Mercedes -Benz Trucks has tested the new Actros with 'Active Drive Assist', which facilitates partially automated driving in all speed ranges.


just-auto Plus only Ford transforms Chicago Assembly and Stamping plants

26 Jun 2019 | just-auto plus Extended News

Inside the Ford plant on Chicago’s south side, it’s difficult to recognise that it is the company’s oldest continuously...


BMW to introduce 'eDrive Zone'

26 Jun 2019 | Dave Leggett

BMW says it is going to introduce a feature to its plug-in hybrids that will mean automated switching to ZEV propulsion mode when its PHEVs enter ZEV zones.


just-auto Plus only BMW reveals Power BEV, trial vehicle at #NextGen

26 Jun 2019 | just-auto plus Extended News

The BMW Group trial vehicle “Power BEV” presented during #NextGen explores what is technically possible. The vehicle is fitted...


just-auto Plus only BMW Group steps up the pace of e-mobility expansion

26 Jun 2019 | just-auto plus Extended News

Fully charged as it accelerates along with it's Future Highway 2025, the BMW Group is adjusting frequency to up the tempo of its...


just-auto Plus only Audi presents new edition of Q7

26 Jun 2019 | just-auto plus Extended News

The Audi Q7 is getting an all-round update – both visually and technically. The large SUV features the new design of the Q family and...


GM spends $20m to ready Arlington for new large SUVs

26 Jun 2019 | Graeme Roberts

General Motors said it was spending an additional US$20m at Arlington Assembly to upgrade plant conveyors in preparation for the launch of redesigned full-size SUVs.

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