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Chengdu motor show world debuts list - Haval H2

16 Aug 2018 | Glenn Brooks

The public premiere of a mid-life update for the Haval H2 will take place at the Chengdu motor show. Below is a list of vehicle world premie...

Show report - Jakarta Motor Show 2018

9 Aug 2018 | Staff reporter

A rather low-key 26th Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show (GIIAS) kicked off last week, despite the attendance of the country’s Presi...

Zilina plant central to Kia Europe success

31 Jul 2018 | Graeme Roberts

Kia's relatively new Zilina, Slovakia car factory (production started with the first c'eed in 2006) is, like most greenfield facilities thes...

Kia sows a new Ceed in Europe

26 Jul 2018 | Graeme Roberts

Kia Motors (UK) insiders like to stress the importance of the Ceed C-segment model line (originally named c'eed for reasons which escaped me...

Latest interviews

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.

Interview - VW Group Rus purchasing director Patrick Huseman

2 May 2018 | Simon Warburton

Volkswagen Group Rus says it has learned from the crisis years not to rely too heavily on imported components as a weak rouble made imports uncompetitive.

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SABIC collaborates with Nottingham Spirk to develop new end-user products

16 Aug 2018 | Simon Warburton

SABIC’s Specialities business is to collaborate with Nottingham Spirk, a business innovation and product design firm based in Cleveland, Ohio.

Lada announces production launch of new Granta lineup in Togliatti

16 Aug 2018 | Simon Warburton

Lada has unveiled the production launch of a new Granta family consisting of four body types in Togliatti: sedan, hatchback, liftback and station wagon.

Hyundai India unveils sketch of AH2 family car

16 Aug 2018 | Simon Warburton

Hyundai Motor India (HMIL), the country’s second largest car manufacturer and the largest exporter, has unveiled the first design sketch of its Hatchback known as AH2.

IAC opens new manufacturing plant in Manesar, India

16 Aug 2018 | Simon Warburton

IAC has inaugurated its new plant in Manesar, India, with the  milestone marked by a ceremony held with management, employees and key customers.

BYD delivers 101 electric cars to Bangkok

16 Aug 2018 | Simon Warburton

BYD says it has delivered 101 pure electric e6 cars to Bangkok, with another 1,000 to come.

Skoda global sales up 14.6% in July

15 Aug 2018 | Dave Leggett

Skoda made a strong start to the second half of the year, delivering 99,700 vehicles to customers worldwide in July, and exceeding last year’s car deliveries by 14.6% (July 2017: 87,000 vehicles).

BYD to supply electric buses to US state of Georgia

15 Aug 2018 | Dave Leggett

Chinese electric vehicle maker BYD has won bids to supply vehicles to the US state of Georgia and Atlanta city, the company said in a statement.

China vehicle sales fall 4% in July

14 Aug 2018 | Dave Leggett

New vehicle sales in China fell by over 4% to 1.89 million units in July from 1.97 million units a year earlier, according to data released by the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM).

Ford unit partners with Alibaba cloud

14 Aug 2018 | Dave Leggett

Autonomic, a wholly owned subsidiary of Ford Smart Mobility LLC, has signed a MoU with Alibaba Cloud to 'bring to China the Transportation Mobility Cloud (TMC)'. The TMC is described as an open, cloud-based platform developed by Autonomic for connected cars.

Dongfeng accelerates 'Green 2022 Plan'

14 Aug 2018 | Dave Leggett

Dongfeng Motor (DFL) has announced that it will accelerate the "Green 2022 Plan" rollout with a focus on green products, production and materials reuse.

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