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Picanto 1.0-litre and Kia's plans for A segment

7 Aug 2017 | Glenn Brooks

Known as the Morning in the country of its manufacture, the Picanto is one of Kia Motors Europe's best sellers. As an import from South Kore...


Tata Motors' future models under the microscope

4 Aug 2017 | Glenn Brooks

After the disappointment of the Nano and a series of underwhelming subsequent new vehicle releases, Tata Motors seemed to lose its way. Now,...


What SAIC is planning for MG, Roewe and Maxus

2 Aug 2017 | Glenn Brooks

SAIC has two main passenger car manufacturing JVs in China. These are with the Volkswagen Group and General Motors. China's largest state ow...


ASEAN vehicle sales rise 8% in H1

28 Jul 2017 | Tony Pugliese

New vehicle sales in South-east Asia’s six largest markets increased by 4.8% to 781,800 units in the second quarter of 2017, from 746,304 un...


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AvtoVAZ CEO Nicolas Maure looks to build on uptick

7 Jun 2017 | Simon Warburton

Russian giant, AvtoVAZ  recently unveiled sales figures which appear to bear out the slightly more optimistic tone struck by the AEB after four years of unrelenting market falls. The market is undoubtedly beset by challenges almost unknown anywhere else as a combination of international economic sanctions and a reliance on commodities have a correlation on consumer behaviour, but a stabilising ruble and exchange rate may see business pick up.


Hyundai-Kia design chief's design philosophy

18 Oct 2016 | Roger Stansfield

There is a corner of the Korean auto industry which, if not forever German, is taking on an increasingly strong Teutonic influence. just-auto catches up with Hyundai-Kia design chief Peter Schreyer and his colleagues.

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GAZ/PJSC Rosseti ink Russia agreement

18 Aug 2017 | Simon Warburton

GAZ Group has inked an agreement with Russian energy network company, PJSC Rosseti.


Hyundai Motor previews new fuel cell vehicle

17 Aug 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Hyundai Motor has offered an early glimpse of its next generation fuel cell vehicle, well ahead of the hydrogen-powered SUVs official launch early next year.


Malaysia sales rebound in July

17 Aug 2017 | Tony Pugliese

Malaysia’s new vehicle market rebounded by 14.3% to 48,553 units in July, from 42,471 units in the same month of last year, according to data released by the Malaysian Automotive Association (MAA).


Hyundai Motor eyes electric bus opportunity

17 Aug 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Hyundai Motor recently unveiled its new all-electric-powered bus, which it plans to put into mass production next year.


CFO moves to head GM India

17 Aug 2017 | Graeme Roberts

GM India announced president and managing director Kaher Kazem would hand over the reins of the company to chief financial officer Sanjiv Gupta from 1 September.


KSS starts India steering wheel production

17 Aug 2017 | Simon Warburton

Key Safety Systems (KSS) has started production of steering wheels in its new manufacturing location in Pune, Maharastra, India.


Nissan sees e-Power potential in emerging markets

16 Aug 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Nissan Motor Indonesia displayed the first model to receive the new e-Power drivetrain, the Note, at the motor show in Jakarta. The car was launched first in Japan last year and the automaker sees potential for it in emerging markets.


Geely has no plans to buy Fiat Chrysler - report

16 Aug 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Geely Automobile Holdings has denied media speculation it planned to make a takeover bid for Fiat Chrysler (FCA).


Volvo Cars owner Geely books healthy first half

16 Aug 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Geely has promised cars on the platform developed with its Volvo Cars unit [the Compact Modular Architecture (CMA) which will underpin Volvo's smaller 40 series cars currently under development and also Lynk models] later this year and announced healthy first half profits.


Nemak names new VP

16 Aug 2017 | Simon Warburton

Lighting supplier, Nemak has announced VP,  Napoleón Cantú has decided to leave the company "to pursue other professional opportunities."



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