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End of the road for the Philippines’ iconic Jeepney

6 Dec 2017 | Tony Pugliese

The  Philippines' government is demanding that old fleets of public utility vehicles, mostly comprising colourful iconic Jeepney vehicles, b...


ANALYSIS - Future Honda electric models and platforms

27 Nov 2017 | Glenn Brooks

Concluding the series, and after earlier chapters on Acura future vehicles and Honda's plans for cars and SUVs, this final feature delves in...


ANALYSIS - Future Honda SUVs and MPVs

24 Nov 2017 | Glenn Brooks

In this third chapter of a series which looks at the current and future models of Honda Motor, it is the turn of crossovers and SUVs to be e...


ANALYSIS - Future Honda cars and architectures

22 Nov 2017 | Glenn Brooks

Having already explored what's ahead for Acura, the second chapter in a four-part series examining Honda's future models plans now turns to...


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TOKYO SHOW - Mazda designers explain 'Kodo'

25 Oct 2017 | Chris Wright

When Mazda broke off its relationship with Ford some 10 or more years ago the brand had to come up with a new design direction of its own – and so in 2010, its new design philosophy: Kodo —Soul of Motion was born.


Tenneco comfortable with auto's electrification drive

15 Sep 2017 | Calum MacRae

At the 2017 Frankfurt IAA we spoke to Ben Patel, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Tenneco.

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Renault forms JV with Brilliance for China LCV production

15 Dec 2017 | Simon Warburton

Renault and Brilliance China Automotive Holdings [BMW's car JV partner] have inked a joint venture to manufacture and sell light commercial vehicles (LCV) using Jinbei, Renault and Huasong brands aiming for 150,000 sales annually by 2022 and an acceleration of electrifying powertrains.


EXCLUSIVE - VW Touareg world debut at Beijing show

15 Dec 2017 | Glenn Brooks

A source has confirmed to just-auto that the third generation of Volkswagen's Touareg is only months away from production. Its public debut will be at AutoChina 2018 in April and it will look a lot like the T-Prime Concept GTE from AutoChina 2016.


Hanon Systems to build automotive compressor plant in China

15 Dec 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Global automotive supplier Hanon Systems announced that it had signed an investment agreement with the Dalian municipal government in China to expand its automotive compressor operations to support local business growth.


AGC develops new CFRTP technology

15 Dec 2017 | Simon Warburton

AGC Asahi Glass has unveiled a new technology enhancing the performance of carbon fibre reinforced thermoplastic (CFRTP).


BASF opens new automotive coatings plant in Thailand

14 Dec 2017 | Graeme Roberts

BASF's coatings division has opened a new automotive plant at its Bangpoo manufacturing site, Samutprakarn province, Thailand.


Philippine sales up 24% in November ahead of tax hikes

14 Dec 2017 | Tony Pugliese

New vehicle sales in the Philippines jumped by almost 24% to 40,799 units in November from 32,966 units in the same month of last year, according to data released jointly by the Chamber of Automotive Manufacturers of the Philippines (CAMPI) and Truck Manufacturers Association (TMA).


Nissan recalls 320,000 vehicles in Japan after eight fires reported

14 Dec 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Nissan is recalling nearly 320,000 vehicles in Japan to fix defective coating in an electronic power unit that could cause a short circuit and fire in the worst case scenario.


Toyota and Panasonic mull batteries collaboration

13 Dec 2017 | Dave Leggett

Toyota and Panasonic have announced an agreement to begin studying the feasibility of a joint automotive battery business.


BAIC eyes 2025 phase-out for gasoline cars - report

13 Dec 2017 | Dave Leggett

Beijing Automotive Group (BAIC) is reportedly planning the phase-out of conventional fuel-powered cars sold under its own brand by 2025 as part of an ambitious new energy cars campaign.


Keihin gears up for electric power control systems

13 Dec 2017 | Dave Leggett

Japanese supplier Keihin - a Honda affiliated company that specialises in fuel supply systems and engine parts - is planning a big product shift towards electric power control systems.



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