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An electrifying experience - the week

23 Mar 2018 | Graeme Roberts

As an electric car nut, I'd been itching for a go at Nissan's redesigned 2018 Leaf. The UK unit couldn't fit us in to the pre-launch Europea...

Nissan's Leaf EV grows up

23 Mar 2018 | Graeme Roberts

"e-Pedal takes a little getting used to," cautioned the Nissan UK redesigned Leaf EV press launch logistics man as he double-checked the nav...

Mercedes reinvents luxury pick-up segment with X-Class

22 Mar 2018 | Glenn Brooks

If we overlook the Lincoln Mark LT and Cadillac Escalade EXT, discontinued ten and five years ago respectively, Mercedes-Benz is the first l...

Interior design and technology – Volvo V90

19 Mar 2018 | Matthew Beecham

Launched at the 2016 Geneva motor show, the Volvo V90 is the latest in a long line of family estates from Sweden. Continuing QUBE/just-auto'...

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Prodrive on composites for special edition vehicles

23 Mar 2018 | Matthew Beecham

While pressures to reduce vehicle emissions through weight saving have stimulated auto industry interest in lightweight composite components, there is also an appetite for bespoke cosmetic parts. We caught up with Prodrive’s Commercial and Engineering Director Richard Gregory to learn about the challenges of satisfying some of the world’s most discerning customers.

INTERVIEW - Oliver Zipse, BMW board member responsible for production

21 Mar 2018 | Chris Wright

In an interview with just-auto, Oliver Zipse, BMW board member responsible for production, said that he does not expect changes to trade arrangements between the UK and EU to directly impact UK output volume at Mini's Oxford plant.

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New ZF CEO hails Mahle for swift transition

23 Mar 2018 | Simon Warburton

New ZF CEO, Wolf-Henning Scheider has praised his former company for smoothing the process of transition to become head of the Friedrichshafen supplier.

ZF urges no trade limitations post-Brexit - CEO

23 Mar 2018 | Simon Warburton

ZF says it will back tariff-free trade with the UK as Britain prepares its initial exit from the European Union (EU) next year and definitively in 2021 after a so-called 'transition period.'

Skoda sets new records in 2017

23 Mar 2018 | Dave Leggett

Last year was the most successful year in VW Group-owned Skoda's history with new records set in both global vehicle deliveries and financial results.

Volkswagen steps up model and innovation offensive in China

23 Mar 2018 | Graeme Roberts

The Volkswagen brand said it would strengthen its leading position in China with a stepped up major model and innovation offensive.

ZF readies for EV take-up of 30% by 2030 - CEO

22 Mar 2018 | Simon Warburton

Newly-installed ZF CEO, Wolf-Henning Scheider says the supplier is positioning itself to address electromobility penetration of up to 40% by 2030 as the shift from conventional fuels gathers pace.

PSA tweaks European components manufacturing mix

22 Mar 2018 | Dave Leggett

Groupe PSA has made several announcements concerning its European manufacturing operations in the area of powertrains and transmissions. It says the measures announced will improve its competitive position.

Seat to launch EV in 2020

22 Mar 2018 | Dave Leggett

VW-owned Seat says it will sell its first fully electric model in 2020. It will come with a range of 500 kilometres

Lear expands production space at Portugal plant

22 Mar 2018 | Dave Leggett

Lear Corporation has announced the expansion of its automotive seating structures manufacturing facility in Valenca, Portugal.

Ford partners with Next fashion shops to sell cars

22 Mar 2018 | Graeme Roberts

Ford's UK operation has announced a new retail partnership with the Next chain of women's fashion stores "to increase representation of the auto brand".

Ford tests 'collaborative parking'

22 Mar 2018 | Graeme Roberts

Ford is testing 'collaborative parking' technology in the car parks of Milton Keynes here in England.

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