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Volkswagen torques up Amarok with new 580Nm V6

20 Sep 2018 | Glenn Brooks

It's coming up for nine years old and still the VW Amarok powers on, recently gaining a range-topping diesel V6. But is it good enough to beat the similarly powered and equally pricey new Mercedes X 350 d?


BMW i cars – future models

23 Aug 2018 | Mike Vousden

After our recently published overview of BMW's main range, we take a closer look at the firm's 'i' range of electrified vehicles. Initially just featuring the i3 and i8, there are now a number of models planned under the electric sub-brand.


G80 M3 and other future models for BMW M division

21 Aug 2018 | Glenn Brooks

The first chapters in the future vehicles series on BMW Group were about cars and SUVs. Now comes a look at M. Next up with be a focus on i, then Zinoro, Mini and Rolls-Royce.


G07 X7 and all the BMW SUVs for the 2020s

16 Aug 2018 | Glenn Brooks

Sport Activity Vehicle is what BMW calls each of its X models. After a recent look at cars, this second feature in the future models series turns to current and next generation SAVs. The X7 will soon be added to the range, and there may be an X8 and an X9 too.


Project G20 and other key cars in BMW's future

14 Aug 2018 | Glenn Brooks

BMW AG is the next OEM in just-auto's future models series. First up it's BMW cars. This includes e plug-in hybrids but no i models: these will feature in a separate piece.


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Chery Auto to open design centre in Germany

25 Sep 2018 | Dave Leggett

Chery Automobile says it will open a new design centre near Frankfurt at the city of Raunheim am Main. The newly founded Chery Europe GmbH will commence work there in January 2019.


Ford tries tech to clear way for emergency vehicles

25 Sep 2018 | Graeme Roberts

Together with Vodafone, Ford is one of a number of automakers now testing connected vehicle technology that could alert drivers to an accident ahead moments after it has happened.


Siemens launches 'e-mobility calculator' for city infrastructure

24 Sep 2018 | Dave Leggett

Siemens is launching what it describes as 'the eMobility calculator', a tool that it says will estimate the infrastructure requirements and potential impacts of electric transportation in cities over the next thirty years.


VW eyes virtual validation, test distance, concept cars, prototypes

24 Sep 2018 | Graeme Roberts

Volkswagen said it would use virtual validation to put driver assistance systems into production faster.


Porsche reiterates no more diesels

24 Sep 2018 | Graeme Roberts

Quietly dropping a statement onto its website on a Saturday was how Porsche, whose vehicles have been swept up in the Volkswagen group 'dieselgate' scandal, announced it was quitting the fuel for future models.


PSA plans more German output cuts - reports

21 Sep 2018 | Graeme Roberts

PSA Group's reportedly plans to further scale back production at its Ruesselsheim plant near Frankfurt.


Adient aims to stay ahead by offering market-tailored seats

21 Sep 2018 | Dave Leggett

Adient says it is strengthening its position as the global leader in automotive seating by offering commercial vehicle manufacturers market-tailored driver and passenger seats.


ZF to plough EUR12bn into CASE megatrends

20 Sep 2018 | Simon Warburton

ZF says it will invest more than EUR12bn (US$14bn) in e-mobility and autonomous driving during the next five years as part of its drive to make the logistics chain part of current megatrends.


VW ID Buzz Cargo debuts at IAA

20 Sep 2018 | Dave Leggett

Volkswagen's commercial vehicle arm has shown the world premiere of the new ID Buzz Cargo - the commercial vehicle relation of the electric ID Buzz. It debuted this week at the IAA commercial vehicles show in Hannover.


BMW and Daimler to base joint mobility company in Berlin

20 Sep 2018 | Graeme Roberts

BMW and Daimler plan to base their proposed global mobility company in Berlin.



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