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ANALYSIS - The reinvention of SsangYong

7 Jan 2019 | Glenn Brooks

SsangYong likes to be thought of as Korea's equivalent to Jeep. A long history of building rugged four-wheel drive vehicles can play well to...


Dongfeng Motor future vehicles

2 Jan 2019 | Glenn Brooks

Even though full-year numbers aren't yet in, it's fair to say Dongfeng didn't have the best 2018. As at 30 November, Chinese market deliveri...


2019 outlook - China key to Asia market performance

21 Dec 2018 | Staff reporter

New vehicle sales in the Asia-Pacific region this year are expected to decline for the first time since the 1997-98 regional financial crisi...


Honda and Everus future models and platforms

18 Dec 2018 | Glenn Brooks

The recent spotlight on the future models plans of Acura now shifts to the namesake brand of the luxury division's parent: Honda. There is a...


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Hyundai-Kia's design chief on CASE opportunities

16 Nov 2018 | Chris Wright

Hyundai Motor Group Design chief Peter Schreyer is rightly proud of his role in changing not only the look,  but the perception of the South Korean carmaker’s two brands. His work is far from done, however. There are plenty more challenges ahead, not least with the advent of autonomous vehicles.


Interview - Avtovaz Renault Nissan Purchasing Organisation

2 May 2018 | Simon Warburton

Avtovaz Renault Nissan Purchasing Organisation's (ARNPO) scale in Russia is quite staggering in a country which specialises in the colossal and the gigantic. ARNPO Alliance localisation director, Denis Chirkov outlined some of the issues in this challenging country, but which is coming back strongly after years of recession at the recent Russian Automotive Forum organised by Adam Smith Conferences in Moscow.

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Subaru output hit by part defect

23 Jan 2019 | Dave Leggett

Subaru has said its factory in Japan could be out of action for almost two weeks after it discovered a suspected defect in a power-steering component.


Michelin to acquire 80% of Multistrada for US$439m

23 Jan 2019 | Simon Warburton

Michelin has signed a US$439m agreement to acquire 80% of Indonesian tyre manufacturer, Multistrada Arah Sarana.


Michelin acquires Indonesian tyre manufacturer Multistrada

23 Jan 2019 | just-auto plus Extended News

Michelin has announced it has signed an agreement to acquire 80% of PT Multistrada Arah Sarana ("Multistrada"), a tyre manufacturer based in Indonesia.


Grammer and Allygrow open joint tech centre in India

23 Jan 2019 | Simon Warburton

Grammer and Allygrow Technologies have set up up a joint venture in India to develop solutions for the automotive and commercial vehicle industry.


Mitsubishi Electric develops cyber defence technology for connected cars

23 Jan 2019 | Simon Warburton

Mitsubishi Electric has developed a multi-layered defence technology which protects connected vehicles from cyber attacks by strengthening their head unit’s defence capabilities.


Thai sales rise 9% in December, +20% in 2018

23 Jan 2019 | just-auto.com editorial team

Thailand’s new vehicle market expanded by 8.9% to 113,581 units in December 2018 from 104,302 units in the same month of the previous year, according to data compiled by the Federation of Thai Industries (FTI).


Carlos Ghosn denied bail again

22 Jan 2019 | Dave Leggett

Ex-Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn’s latest request for bail has been rejected by a Tokyo court. Japanese media reports say that the decision by The Tokyo district court came in spite of Ghosn's offer to wear an ankle tag.


Suzuki to build new plant in India

22 Jan 2019 | just-auto.com editorial team

Suzuki Motor has announced plans to invest JPY60bn (US$548m) in a new vehicle assembly plant in the Indian state of Gujurat, according to reports in Japan.


Hyundai plans new plant for EVs in India

22 Jan 2019 | just-auto.com editorial team

Hyundai Motor plans to invest INR70bn (US$981m) in new vehicle production capacity in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, according to reports citing local government officials.


Hyundai Mobis export orders surge 40% at US$1.7bn in 2018

22 Jan 2019 | Dave Leggett

Hyundai Mobis has announced that it won contracts for core automotive parts worth US$1.7bn (about KRW1,900bn) from overseas automakers in 2018.



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