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RESEARCH SNAPSHOT - Car subscription in the ‘new normal’

13 Jul 2020 | Matthew Beecham

For some folks, car ownership means commitment, responsibilities and hassle. The emergence of novel purchase models such as car subscription...

BMW AG future models - BMW SUVs

13 Jul 2020 | Glenn Brooks

The second part of's focus on BMW Group's future models now turns to SUVs, including certain electrified models....

Sales recovering but outlook still grim - the week

10 Jul 2020 | Graeme Roberts

Unsurprisingly, the COVID-19 pandemic, which is showing troubling signs of a resurgence in many countries following the relaxing of lockdown...

BMW AG future models - BMW cars

8 Jul 2020 | Glenn Brooks

The company which forged its reputation long ago with the first generation 3 Series shows no sign of phasing out cars. BMW knows that sedans...

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Exhausting business – Tenneco hits the right note on the Chevy Corvette

7 Jul 2020 | Matthew Beecham

Tenneco is supplying thermal and acoustic management solutions in an exhaust system design for first-ever, mid-engine Chevrolet Corvette. To get a better understanding of the whys and wherefores, we spoke to Dmitri Konson, Vice President Global Engineering, Tenneco Clean Air.

Faurecia VP on connected and personalised car interiors

6 Jul 2020 | Matthew Beecham

If you appreciate uncluttered, simple dashboards, then it will come as welcome news that traditional buttons are gradually disappearing in favour of multi-functional touchscreens. The increasing use of multi-screens supports our view that such in-car technology is increasingly becoming a personal assistant, allowing for intelligent messaging and personalised content. To learn more about what we can expect in car, we spoke to Alexander van Laack, Vice President of Sales – FCA, Nissan and New Entrants, Faurecia Clarion Electronics. Launched last year and headquartered in Japan, Faurecia Clarion Electronics brings together the software and electronics expertise of Clarion, Parrot Automotive and Coagent Electronics as well as other acquisitions such CovaTech and Creo Dynamics.

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UPDATED - Daily automotive coronavirus briefing FREE TO READ

14 Jul 2020 | Graeme Roberts

A daily update of news and views on the COVID-19 coronavirus crisis and its impact on the automotive sector

Porsche using 3D printed pistons in GT2 RS flagship

14 Jul 2020 | Graeme Roberts

Porsche, with Mahle and Trumpf, is now making pistons for the 911 flagship model, the GT2 RS, using a 3D printer.

G08 BMW iX3 SUV is rear-drive only

14 Jul 2020 | Glenn Brooks

BMW's first electric SUV has been officially announced. The iX3 will be manufactured exclusively at the Brilliance-BMW JV's Dadong plant in the Chinese city of Shenyang. It has a maximum range of 460 km (286 miles) WLTP.

Italy inches towards support for its automotive sector

14 Jul 2020 | Dave Leggett

The Italian government is getting closer to announcing measures to support its economy and automotive sector in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis, reports suggest.

Port of Tyne responds to freeport consultation

14 Jul 2020 | Simon Warburton

Britain's Port of Tyne has submitted its response to the government’s freeport consultation by promoting a ‘virtual’ free trade zone connecting the North East’s areas of economic activity. 

Skoda starts automated parts supply for CNC lines

14 Jul 2020 | Simon Warburton

Skoda says new parts for the CNC processing lines are now ordered automatically at its Vrchlabi component plant.

Volkswagen and Brose to create seat joint venture

14 Jul 2020 | Simon Warburton

Volkswagen and Brose are planning to create a joint venture for complete seats, seat structures and seat components.

BYD Enviro400EV bus for National Express West Midlands

14 Jul 2020 | Simon Warburton

Alexander Dennis (ADL) and BYD Europe's electric vehicle partnership has supplied the first of 29 BYD ADL Enviro400EV double deckers to National Express West Midlands in the UK.

VW opens dealer order books for ID.3

13 Jul 2020 | Graeme Roberts

From July 20, buyers can order VW's ID.3 through dealerships in "many European countries", the automaker said on Monday (13 July).

Toyota Europe increases market share in 2020

13 Jul 2020 | Dave Leggett

Toyota Motor Europe (TME) posted first half sales of 424,862 Toyota and Lexus vehicles in a market that sharply contracted due to the COVID-19 global pandemic.

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