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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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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.

VW Group establishing software development centre in Lisbon

18 Apr 2018 | Dave Leggett

The Volkswagen Group says it is further strengthening its international IT competence vt developing a software development centre for Volkswagen Group IT and MAN Truck and Bus AG - in Lisbon.

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.

PSA to launch Emov service in Lisbon

20 Mar 2018 | just-auto plus Extended News

PSA is to offer its Emov Citroen C-Zero electric vehicle in Lisbon, with the vehicles able to start and end journeys close to the airport and cars accessible using smartphones.

PSA to create third Portugal production team in April

19 Jan 2018 | Simon Warburton

PSA is to create a third production team at its Portuguese plant in Mangualde in April this year and hire nearly 225 people at the facility by May.

VW and Google join forces on quantum computing

7 Nov 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Volkswagen Group and Google have announced comprehensive research cooperation in the field of quantum computing.

Eberspaecher opens new Portugal exhaust plant

2 Oct 2017 | Simon Warburton

Eberspaecher has opened a new exhaust technology plant in Tondela, Portugal, responding to a recent spike in orders.

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