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ANALYSIS - Future models for Dongfeng Motor

14 Nov 2017 | Glenn Brooks

In addition to being a JV partner for several foreign OEMs, Dongfeng Motor is a fairly successful vehicle manufacturer in its own right, wit...


Future cars analysis - Could Renault turn Lada into the next Skoda?

8 Nov 2017 | Glenn Brooks

Russia is not for faint-hearted investors. Boom to bust to boom has been the pattern of recent years. Some, such as GM decided to make a Rex...


ASEAN vehicle sales up 2% in Q3

7 Nov 2017 | Tony Pugliese

Our regular report on macro developments in the vehicle markets of southeast Asia shows that growth slowed in Q3. However, cumulative region...


Octavia vRS 245 - is Skoda now a premium brand?

30 Oct 2017 | Glenn Brooks

How do you make a 10 per cent return selling mass-market cars? One way is to create and then continue to dominate a segment. Plus it helps i...


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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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Toyota and Suzuki strike MoU on India EVs

17 Nov 2017 | Dave Leggett

Toyota and Suzuki have concluded a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to work together on introducing electric vehicles in the Indian market 'in around 2020'.


Czech Republic tips hat to past for current strength

17 Nov 2017 | Simon Warburton

Czech prowess in manufacturing skills can partly be attributed to the country's Communist past says the country's Automotive Industry Association's secretary-general.


Toyota plans EV in China by 2020

17 Nov 2017 | Dave Leggett

Toyota has announced today that it will be rolling out an electric vehicle under the Toyota brand in the Chinese market in 2020.


Jaguar Land Rover unveils XEL in China

17 Nov 2017 | Dave Leggett

Tata-owned Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has unveiled the Jaguar XE long-wheelbase (XEL), the second Jaguar vehicle to be manufactured in China, at the Guangzhou Auto Show.


VW Brazil Virtus replaces Polo sedan

17 Nov 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Volkswagen has launched a new compact sedan called Virtus in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The new model, developed especially for South America, replaces the Polo sedan, is based on the MQB modular platform and is claimed to be among the most spacious cars in its segment.


2017 GUANGZHOU SHOW - Kia NP world debut

17 Nov 2017 | Glenn Brooks

AutoGuangzhou 2017 has hosted a variety of concept and production model world debuts. The press preview day was Friday 17 November.


Volvo Group shows autonomous truck in Beijing

17 Nov 2017 | Simon Warburton

Volvo has demonstrated a self-driving lorry to a Volvo Group Innovation Summit in Beijing after conducting research into autonomous transport solutions for several years.


Philippine vehicle sales rise 17% in October

17 Nov 2017 | Graeme Roberts

New vehicle sales in the Philippines increased by 17.3% to 36,511 units in October from 31,132 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).


Eaton Cummins introduces new transmission for Mexican commercial trucks

17 Nov 2017 | Simon Warburton

Eaton Cummins Automated Transmission Technologies has introduced a new fuel economy-focused calibration specifically designed to meet and exceed the distinctive demands of the Mexican commercial trucking industry.


Adient India breaks ground on new seating prototyping facility

17 Nov 2017 | Simon Warburton

Adient has broken ground on an automotive seating prototyping and testing facility, claimed to be the largest of its kind ever built in India.



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