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GAC Guangzhou Auto future models

25 Apr 2019 | Glenn Brooks

Guangzhou Auto is enduring a tough 2019. While its JVs with Honda, Toyota, FCA and Mitsubishi are strong, the performance of the GAC Trumpch...

Can new owner fix ailing Qoros with fresh models?

23 Apr 2019 | Glenn Brooks

Last year was a trying one for Qoros with only 64,200 cars delivered to buyers in China, the brand's largest market. The first quarter has b...

Skoda SUV concept world debut at Shenzhen show

23 Apr 2019 | Glenn Brooks

Škoda is the first brand to announce a world premiere for China's next major motor show, which takes place in June....

BYD surges ahead of Mercedes and Toyota in China

18 Apr 2019 | Glenn Brooks

BYD only just scrapes into the top 20 makes list of the Chinese market but it remains the number one in New Energy passenger vehicles. The b...

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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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Maruti Suzuki to axe sub-1.5-litre diesels

25 Apr 2019 | Graeme Roberts

Maruti Suzuki will phase out all diesel models with engines less than 1.5 litres before Bharat Stage VI emission rules become effective from 1 April, 2020.

ZF Japan presents energy efficient electric LCV prototype

25 Apr 2019 | Dave Leggett

ZF Japan announced that the company has developed an electric light commercial vehicle specifically for the Japanese market. Driven by its slogan, "ZF electrifies everything," the company has been electrifying a wide range of systems not only for passenger cars and commercial vehicles but also for industrial machines.

Toyota opens new R&D facility and proving ground in Japan

25 Apr 2019 | Dave Leggett

Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) has announced that it has completed work on the central section of its new research and development facility, named Toyota Technical Centre Shimoyama, located in a mountainous area straddling the cities of Toyota and Okazaki. This section, which primarily features a winding country road test course, will begin partial operations today.

Velodyne Lidar/Nikon strike deal for lidar sensors

25 Apr 2019 | Dave Leggett

Velodyne Lidar, Inc. has today announced an agreement with Nikon Corporation, under which Sendai Nikon Corporation, a Nikon subsidiary, will manufacture lidar sensors for Velodyne with plans to start mass production in the second half of 2019.

Hyundai boosts Q1 sales and profit

24 Apr 2019 | Graeme Roberts

Hyundai Motor Company reported a 6.9% and 21% increase in sales revenue and operating profit respectively for the first quarter of 2019, "in spite of continued slowdown in global economic growth".

Axed Ford workers in Russia fight for higher compensation

24 Apr 2019 | Dave Leggett

Workers losing their jobs this summer under Ford's plans to axe car production in Russia are protesting for higher pay-offs, according to reports in Russia.

Hyundai Motor names new styling chief

24 Apr 2019 | Graeme Roberts

Hyundai Motor Company said Simon Loasby, director of design in China, had been promoted to head of the Hyundai Styling Group at the design centre in South Korea.

Didi Mobility taking taxi hailing to 13 Japanese cities

24 Apr 2019 | Graeme Roberts

Didi Mobility Japan, a joint venture (JV) between China's Didi Chuxing and SoftBank, is to expand its taxi-hailing service to 13 cities across Japan.

Hyundai-Kia mobile app controls EV customisation

23 Apr 2019 | editorial team

Hyundai Motor and affiliate Kia Motors have jointly developed a claimed world first: mobile-based tuning technology for electric vehicles (EVs).

Nissan denies Japanese global production cut report

23 Apr 2019 | Graeme Roberts

Nissan Motor has denied a Japanese media report it would reduce global output this financial year.

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