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VEHICLE ANALYSIS: Honda's HR-V returns, refreshed

8 Jul 2015 | Graeme Roberts

Honda UK's dealers will get their first HR-Vs, sourced from Mexico (a first for the automaker in Europe), next month. The B-SUV/crossover returns the automaker to a segment it effectively created in 1999 with the first HR-V but subsequently abandoned in 2005, after the usual mid-cycle refresh, leaving the larger CR-V as its sole SUV offering in most markets outside North America and Japan.


COMMENT: Crossovers claim another convertible - VW kills Eos

15 Jun 2015 | Glenn Brooks

After nine years of production at Setúbal, the VW Eos is dead. Like the Peugeot 308 CC and others in its class, it won't be replaced, the success of crossovers being the main reason.


INTERVIEW: Carlos Ghosn, CEO Renault

18 Mar 2013 | Dave Leggett

Renault CEO Carlos Ghosn has told just-auto that the next 2-3 years will be mediocre for the European car market with little growth, but that he believes Europe's economy will be in a growth phase after that.


COMMENT: Portugal charging ahead

10 Nov 2010 | Simon Warburton

It comes as something of a surprise perhaps, but two of the countries in Europe currently roaring ahead with electric vehicle infrastructure development are not those that might immediately spring to mind.


COMMENT: Electrifying buzz around Leaf

3 Nov 2010 | Simon Warburton

'Is it True? proclaims a banner at Nissan's exhibition to promote its new all-electric Leaf model at the appropriately-named Museum of Electricity in Lisbon.


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Renault stops Portugal manufacture

18 Mar 2020 | Simon Warburton

Renault has stopped manufacture at its Portuguese factory of Cacia, with the development communicated to unions.


Volkswagen optimises traffic flow with quantum computers

30 Oct 2019 | Dave Leggett

Volkswagen says it is launching the world’s first pilot project for traffic optimisation using a quantum computer.


Novares opens Portugal factory extension

10 Oct 2019 | Simon Warburton

Novares has inaugurated the new factory extension at its Arouca manufacturing facility in Portugal in a ceremony attended by the French Ambassador.


Continental to expand Portugal tyre production facilities

12 Jun 2019 | Simon Warburton

Continental is expanding production facilities in Lousado, Portugal with a US$113m investment.


Novares improves Portugal factory layout

1 Mar 2019 | Simon Warburton

Novares says it has improved the layout of its production facilities at its Vendas Novas factory in Portugal to increase productivity at the site.


Ficosa expands Ficocables plant in Portugal

21 Dec 2018 | Simon Warburton

Ficosa has upgraded its presence in Portugal with a new 7,800 sq mt (83,959 sq ft) facility.


Novares launches new surface finishing technology at Portugal factory

11 Dec 2018 | Graeme Roberts

Novares has introduced new In-Mould Labeling (IML) technology at its factory in Leiria, Portugal, for the surface finishing of plastic parts for the automotive industry.


Daimler Trucks opens new Tech and Data Hub in Lisbon

29 Oct 2018 | Dave Leggett

A new Daimler technology hub has opened in Lisbon.


BMW and Critical Software launch new JV software company

9 Oct 2018 | Dave Leggett

With the signature of the final contracts and approval of the competition authorities, the BMW Group and the company Critical Software have concluded the formation of their joint venture.


Toyota supplies fuel cell technology to Portugese bus maker

27 Sep 2018 | Graeme Roberts

Toyota will provide its hydrogen fuel cell technology to Caetanobus in Portugal.



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