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ANALYSIS - The future models Toyota is planning for Lexus

18 Oct 2017 | Glenn Brooks

The second feature in a series which looks at the future models of brands under the Toyota Motor Corporation umbrella is all about Lexus....

ANALYSIS - Civic Type R leads export boom for Honda UK

16 Oct 2017 | Glenn Brooks

It's fast, high-priced and not exactly subtle in appearance. Honda is hoping that the Type R version of its built-in-England Civic five-door...

ANALYSIS - New SsangYong Rexton an equine taste

13 Oct 2017 | Glenn Brooks

Easily the smallest of the three Korean vehicle brands available in Europe, SsangYong doesn't intend to remain a minor player in the region...

ANALYSIS - Honda HR-V and the battle for the global B-SUV segment

11 Oct 2017 | Glenn Brooks

If small crossovers and SUVs were bought for reasons of sensibility over all other factors, the Honda HR-V would be the number one model in...

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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.

AvtoVAZ CEO Nicolas Maure looks to build on recent up-tick

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.

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Mitsubishi Motors announces new Drive for Growth three year plan

18 Oct 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Mitsubishi Motors on Wednesday launched Drive for Growth, a three year strategic plan it said would deliver sustained and profitable growth, targeting an increase of more than 30% in both annual unit sales to 1.3m vehicles and in revenues to JPY2.5 trillion.

Magna forms e-powertrain joint venture in China

18 Oct 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Magna has entered into a joint-venture agreement with Huayu Automotive Systems, a subsidiary of SAIC Motor, initially to produce an electric drive powertrain system for a German automaker.

Toyota launches Fine Comfort Ride fuel cell concept vehicle

18 Oct 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Toyota has launched the Fine Comfort Ride fuel cell vehicle (FCV) concept that envisions mobility in a low carbon society with advanced use of hydrogen and renewable energy. The concept proposes "a new form of the premium saloon" by employing a flexible layout unique to electric powered vehicles and a large amount of available electric power using hydrogen as an energy source.

Volvo Cars spending to launch Polestar

18 Oct 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Volvo Cars and owner Geely Holding said they would jointly spend RMB5bn (EUR640m, US$752m) to support the initial phase of Polestar's product, brand and industrial development.

Nissan factory still did uncertified checks

18 Oct 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Nissan Motor reportedly said on Wednesday it conducted uncertified vehicle checks as recently as last week even after revealing the widespread misconduct at its domestic factories.

Toyota presents Sora fuel cell bus concept

18 Oct 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Toyota Motor Corporation has launched the Sora fuel cell bus (FC bus) concept. It plans to launch a commercial model based on the concept vehicle in 2018 and expects to introduce over 100 Sora, mainly within the Tokyo metropolitan area, ahead of the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Mercedes-Benz Procurement scouts for suppliers in Korea

18 Oct 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Daimler was the first OEM with its own presence at the Korea Electronics Show (KES) fair and its supplier scouts were establishing direct contact with trendsetters in consumer electronics.

Philippine sales rise 9.5% in September

18 Oct 2017 | Tony Pugliese

New vehicle sales in the Philippines rose by 9.5% to 34,445 units in September from 31,451 units the same month of last year, according to data released jointly by the Chamber of Automotive Manufacturers of the Philippines (CAMPI) and the Truck Manufacturers Association (TMA).

South Korea imports surge 21% in September

18 Oct 2017 | Tony Pugliese

Imported vehicles sales in South Korea surged by close to 21% to 20,234 units in September from 16,778 units a year earlier, according to a report released by the Korea Automobile Importers and Distributors Association (KAIDA).

Tokyo show: Toyota to reveal 1,000km fuel cell concept

18 Oct 2017 | Glenn Brooks

Toyota has revealed initial details of a hydrogen fuel cell concept which will make its motor show debut in Tokyo later this month. The Fine-Comfort Ride has a claimed range of 1,000km, which compares to 650km for the Mirai.

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