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just-auto Plus only Skoda Auto posts 2017/2018 sustainability report

12 Jul 2019 | just-auto plus Extended News

The latest Skoda Auto sustainability report presents a detailed overview of the company’s sustainability-related activities over the...

just-auto Plus only New Nissan Leaf to go on sale in Australia

12 Jul 2019 | just-auto plus Extended News

The new Nissan Leaf has arrived in Australia and will go on sale at 89 Dealers nationally – the largest electric vehicle network in...

Lucid opens new global headquarters in California

12 Jul 2019 | Simon Warburton

Lucid has moved into its Lucid One new headquarters in Newark, California.

just-auto Plus only Keysight announces new automotive cybersecurity program

12 Jul 2019 | just-auto plus Extended News

Keysight Technologies, a leading technology company that helps enterprises, service providers and governments accelerate innovation to...

just-auto Plus only Honda Cars India introduces new version of WR-V

12 Jul 2019 | just-auto plus Extended News

Honda Cars India (HCIL), leading manufacturer of premium cars in India, introduced an all new Diesel V grade of its premium Sporty Lifestyle...

Denso joins IVADO to enhance its R&D capabilities

15 Jul 2019 | Dave Leggett

Denso has announced it has become an industry member of the Montréal-based Institute for Data valorisation (IVADO).

Denso establishes South Africa aftermarket JV

12 Jul 2019 | Simon Warburton

Denso and Smiths Manufacturing have established Denso Sales South Africa, a joint venture dedicated to selling aftermarket products and services in Southern Africa.

just-auto Plus only Bosch expands its digital supply chain

12 Jul 2019 | just-auto plus Extended News

On its path to becoming a leading provider of IoT and mobility solutions, Bosch is further expanding its digital supply chains. By 2021, the...

just-auto Plus only Audi worldwide sales up 1.7% in June 2019

12 Jul 2019 | just-auto plus Extended News

Audi delivered around 166,700 premium automobiles worldwide in June, 1.7% more than in the same period last year. In particular, the largest...

just-auto Plus only Aptiv rethinks Smart architecture

12 Jul 2019 | just-auto plus Extended News

Think about all the features you have at your fingertips in your car. Power windows. Bluetooth capabilities. Cruise control. Automatic...

China EV recharging network continues to expand

12 Jul 2019 | editorial team

China continues to roll out its electric vehicle recharging infrastructure as the central government looks to maintain strong growth for new energy vehicle sales.

Woodbridge ploughs up to CS$100m in Ontario sites

12 Jul 2019 | Simon Warburton

Foam technology supplier, Woodbridge is investing up to C$100m (US$77m) for creating and promoting innovation in Ontario, Canada.

Philippine sales recovery strengthens in June

12 Jul 2019 | editorial team

The Philippine new vehicle market picked up momentum in June 2019, with sales rising by 8.7% to 31,950 units from 29,395 units in the same month of last year, according to member wholesale data released jointly by the Chamber of Automotive Manufacturers of the Philippines Inc (CAMPI) and the Truck Manufacturers Association (TMA).

Goodyear secures NC grant for tyre plant upgrade

12 Jul 2019 | Simon Warburton

Goodyear has been awarded a Job Maintenance and Capital Development Fund (JMAC) grant by North Carolina authorities to support the upgrade and addition of manufacturing equipment at its Fayetteville tyre plant.

AkzoNobel to add three China powder coating lines

12 Jul 2019 | Simon Warburton

AkzoNobel has unveiled plans to add three new production lines at its Changzhou powder coatings plant in China – the company’s largest facility of its kind in the world.

Vinfast parent's rapid expansion rattles investors

11 Jul 2019 | Graeme Roberts

Investors are reportedly becoming concerned at the rapid expansion of Vietnam's largest private conglomerate, Vingroup, parent of new automaker Vinfast, which last month opened a vehicle assembly plant in the northern port city of Haiphong after production of the first home grown Vietnamese vehicle, the Fadil, had started earlier in the month, just two years after production plans were first announced.

Mercedes diesel scores same 'clean air' points as electrics

11 Jul 2019 | Graeme Roberts

Green NCAP, the consumer programme for greener cars, said the Mercedes C220d 4Matic (4WD) scored maximum points for the clean air index, the same as electric vehicles, in its second round of results announced on 11 July.

Mitsubishi moves domestic finished vehicle logistics to Nissan's provider

11 Jul 2019 | Graeme Roberts

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) said subsidiary Mitsubishi Automotive Logistics Technology (MLT) would transfer its domestic finished vehicle logistics to Zero, formerly Nissan Transportation, in August 2019.

PSA and Vinci Autoroutes team on autonomous tests

11 Jul 2019 | Simon Warburton

PSA and Vinici Autoroutes have tested new autonomous vehicle features in Saint-Arnoult-en-Yvelines, France, following the trial in 2017, which led to the crossing of a toll-gate in full autonomous mode for the first time.

Unexpected car sharing trend emerges in Japan

11 Jul 2019 | Graeme Roberts

A new trend reportedly has emerged in car sharing in Japan.

VW details group EV parts production ahead of ID.3 launch

11 Jul 2019 | Graeme Roberts

In an unusual move, given that the model is not yet on sale, Volkswagen Group Components (VGC) has detailed some of the "numerous components and parts" it is making for the production ID.3 electric car. Key takeaway: as much as possible is being made in-house for this key new designed-as-electric model built on the MEB platform destined to underpin numerous future VW Group models.

Leoni prepares WCS division stock listing or sale

11 Jul 2019 | Simon Warburton

Leoni says it is preparing a stock market listing or sale of its Wire & Cable Solutions (WCS) division, including the option of a partial sale after reviewing the existing group structure, including the Wiring Systems Division.

just-auto Plus only VW brand worldwide sales up 1.6% in June 2019

11 Jul 2019 | just-auto plus Extended News

The Volkswagen brand completed June with higher deliveries. Throughout the world, 542,300 vehicles were handed over to customers, 1.6% more...

just-auto Plus only Volkswagen produces the last Beetle

11 Jul 2019 | just-auto plus Extended News

After its multi-generational run as a brand mainstay and global automotive phenomenon, the Volkswagen Beetle is ending production. The final...

just-auto Plus only Toyota and JTEKT considering to transfer shares in Yutaka Seimitsu

11 Jul 2019 | just-auto plus Extended News

Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) and JTEKT Corporation (JTEKT) announce that they have agreed to start consideration toward the transfer of...

just-auto Plus only Thyssenkrupp to build axle forging line in Homburg

11 Jul 2019 | just-auto plus Extended News

Thyssenkrupp made the investment decision to build a new forging line at the Homburg site in Saarland. The company is investing there...

just-auto Plus only Skoda UK announces finance schemes for customers

11 Jul 2019 | just-auto plus Extended News

With low rate finance and deposit contributions of up to GBP3,000 (US$3,753) (4.9% APR Representative), buyers can expect to drive a...

Seat starts drone component deliveries

11 Jul 2019 | Simon Warburton

Seat says its factory in Martorell is the first Spanish plant to receive components via drone delivery.

just-auto Plus only Porsche worldwide sales up 2% in H1 2019

11 Jul 2019 | just-auto plus Extended News

Porsche AG delivered 133,484 vehicles worldwide in the first half of 2019, recording a 2% increase compared with the same period in 2018....

just-auto Plus only New Opel Movano goes on sale in Germany

11 Jul 2019 | just-auto plus Extended News

The “big one” in Opel’s product portfolio goes on sale with a small price – the order bank for the new Opel Movano...






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