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Daimler future models - Denza, smart and Mercedes-Maybach

18 Jul 2019 | Glenn Brooks

This first article in a series has three Daimler brands as its focus. What is to become of Denza, a JV between the German group and China's BYD? The same question can be asked about smart, which Daimler is restructuring as part of an alliance with Geely. And then there is Mercedes-Maybach, a sub-brand which has already been through its own reinvention. In all three cases, future models are key.

ANALYSIS - Volkswagen Polo GTI+

17 Jul 2019 | Glenn Brooks

Volkswagen keeps coming up with ways to make certain sports models more desirable and of course, more profitable. For those who wish their Polo GTI to stand out just that little bit extra, there is the option of choosing the GTI+, a high-end model grade which costs from GBP23,160.

Frankfurt IAA world debuts - Cupra concept

15 Jul 2019 | Glenn Brooks

SEAT's Cupra division has confirmed a world premiere for the Frankfurt motor show in September.

Groupe PSA future model plans - Opel and Vauxhall

25 Jun 2019 | Glenn Brooks

A lot has changed since looked at Opel and Vauxhall future models a year ago. Legacy vehicles from the GM ownership era are disappearing, replaced by fresh ones with PSA platforms, along with BEV and PHEV models. There is much more to come.

ANALYSIS: Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR

28 May 2019 | Glenn Brooks

The eighth generation is only months away from being officially revealed and still the Golf continues to dominate its segment. What's more, this remains far and away the best selling vehicle in the European region. Volkswagen has even been adding new variants, the latest and likely final one being the Touring Car Racing version of the GTI.

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Oliver Zipse named as next BMW CEO

19 Jul 2019 | Dave Leggett

Oliver Zipse will assume the role of BMW Group board chairman and CEO effective on 16 August 2019. The company’s Supervisory Board made the decision during a meeting at its Spartanburg plant in the US.

Audi appoints Achim Heinfling as Ingolstadt plant director

19 Jul 2019 | Simon Warburton

Audi's Ingolstadt plant director Albert Mayer is to retire this autumn and will be succeeded by Achim Heinfling, who is currently managing director of Audi Hungaria.

Mahle installs 100 charging points in Stuttgart-Bad

19 Jul 2019 | Simon Warburton

Mahle says it will install 100 charging points in its own parking garage in Stuttgart-Bad.

Lubricants supplier remarkably frank about software slip-up

17 Jul 2019 | Graeme Roberts

It has to be the frankest statement we at just-auto have seen from a company in a long time: "The introduction of new company software in January has turned Liqui Moly into a permanent building site."

HBPO to build new front-end module plant in Germany

17 Jul 2019 | Dave Leggett

Next year, HBPO will start its series production of front-end modules (FEM) in Saarland: from September 2020 onwards, the planned location of HBPO Saarland in Kleinblittersdorf will be supplying Daimler, 25 km away.

Vibracoustic opens Germany material development centre

17 Jul 2019 | Simon Warburton

Vibracoustic has opened its new Material Development Centre in Weinheim, Germany, with 25 material staff supporting new prototype compounds and conducting testing in the 2,200 square metre facility.

ZF introduces electric two speed drive for passenger cars

16 Jul 2019 | Graeme Roberts

Soon after announcing a second huge order for eight-speed automatics plus a 'hybridised' eight-speed automatic for 2022, ZF has launched an electric two speed drive for passenger cars.

Recaro overhauls production transport system

16 Jul 2019 | Graeme Roberts

Recaro said it would be first manufacturer worldwide to use the Montrac intelligent rail and shuttle transport system for seat production.

Knorr-Bremse and Continental complete truck platooning demonstrator

16 Jul 2019 | Graeme Roberts

Knorr-Bremse and Continental announced they had completed and shown some customers at testing grounds their truck platooning demonstrator operating.

BMW Group uses artificial intelligence in series production

16 Jul 2019 | Dave Leggett

BMW says it is using artificial intelligence (AI) in its quality control and monitoring systems in automotive production.

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