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BEIJING SHOW WORLD DEBUTS LIST - BMW iX3 concept

23 Apr 2018 | Glenn Brooks

A preview of the electric X3 which is due for release in 2020 is to be displayed for the first time at AutoChina, BMW has announced. And Vol...


ANALYSIS - Skoda goes after Qashqai with new Karoq

5 Apr 2018 | Glenn Brooks

Demand for crossovers and SUVs shows no sign of abating. Ever more brands are piling in to a class which in Europe is led by the assailed bu...


ANALYSIS - GM Korea’s future in the balance

21 Mar 2018 | Staff reporter

GM Korea (GMK) faces two crucial months of talks with the South Korean government, creditors including state-owned Korea Development Bank an...


Vietnam scraps ASEAN tariffs, but imports crash - ANALYSIS

1 Mar 2018 | Staff reporter

Vietnam has cut import tariffs to zero on completely built-up (CBU) vehicles originating from southeast Asia at the beginning of the year -...


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Interview - Turkish Automotive Suppliers Association - Taysad

23 Apr 2018 | Simon Warburton

Turkey today stands at something of a crossroads both literally and metaphorically as this enormous country of 80m people – whose average age is just 30 – looks to leverage its attraction as a manufacturing powerhouse and availability of a significant labour pool. Just-Auto Business Editor, Simon Warburton visited the Turkish Automotive Suppliers Association, Taysad in Istanbul to take the temperature of the country's most important manufacturing sector.


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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Turkey component manufacture key to exports - Taysad

23 Apr 2018 | Simon Warburton

Turkish automotive suppliers association, Taysad, says the importance of components to the country's export sector can be gauged by its proportion of overall shipments overseas.


Brazil auto industry enjoys a strong first quarter

23 Apr 2018 | Fernando Calmon

The Brazilian auto industry continued on the rise this year as demonstrated by an excellent first quarter for registrations, production and exports.


Turkey tax cut may boost sales 50% - ODD

20 Apr 2018 | Simon Warburton

Cutting tax levied on cars in Turkey could see penetration rates leap 50% claims the national distributor association, which is lobbying Ankara to introduce the move and stimulate the market.


Magna opens new body and chassis plant in Mexico

20 Apr 2018 | Graeme Roberts

Global supplier Magna has opened a new body and chassis manufacturing facility in San Luis Potosi, Mexico.


Infiniti to electrify and build five models in China

20 Apr 2018 | Graeme Roberts

Nissan's luxury brand Infiniti said it would build five new vehicles in China in the next five years, beginning with the QX50 SUV. The announcement comes ahead of the Beijing International Motor Show.


Indonesia sales slightly lower in March

20 Apr 2018 | Graeme Roberts

New vehicle sales in Indonesia drifted lower in March, with deliveries to dealers declining by just under 1% to 101,674 units from 102,335 units in the same month of last year, according to data compiled by industry association Gaikindo.


Malaysia sales fall 7% in March

20 Apr 2018 | Staff reporter

New vehicle sales in Malaysia fell by 6.9% to 49,985 units in March from 53,718 units a year earlier, according to registration data released by the Malaysian Automotive Association (MAA).


"We are not going anywhere" - Turkey bangs FDI and export drum

19 Apr 2018 | Simon Warburton

Turkey's Investment Support and Promotion Agency says it is looking to showcase the country's flagship auto sector, stressing its 600-year history with Europe and its long relationship with Western countries


Toyota to roll out first plug-in hybrids car in China

19 Apr 2018 | Graeme Roberts

Toyota Motor will unveil its first plug-in hybrid Corolla sedan and Levin compact car in China at the Beijing motor show, which opens on 25 April in Beijing.


Valeo Turkey looks to localisation, stresses competitive need

18 Apr 2018 | Simon Warburton

Valeo Turkey says it is seeking to up its ratio of domestic suppliers to drive localisation, but cautions against wages rising too fast and eroding the country's attraction for overseas companies.



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