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INTERVIEW - Oliver Zipse, BMW board member responsible for production

21 Mar 2018 | Chris Wright

In an interview with just-auto, Oliver Zipse, BMW board member responsible for production, said that he does not expect changes to trade arrangements between the UK and EU to directly impact UK output volume at Mini's Oxford plant.

Interior design and technology – Volvo V90

19 Mar 2018 | Matthew Beecham

Launched at the 2016 Geneva motor show, the Volvo V90 is the latest in a long line of family estates from Sweden. Continuing QUBE/just-auto's review of interior design and technology trends, we take a closer look inside this Scandinavian workhorse.

Out 'n' about - the week

16 Mar 2018 | Graeme Roberts

It's been a busy week for the entire just-auto team with a Russian conference to attend, new product to catch up with, a key new automaker appointee to interview, plus our usual analysis.

INTERVIEW - Sarah-Jayne Williams, Ford's Director, Smart Mobility (Europe)

15 Mar 2018 | Dave Leggett

In September of last year, Sarah-Jayne Williams joined Ford as its first director for 'Smart Mobility' in Europe. Her job is to focus on future mobility solutions for Europe and to define and implement Ford of Europe’s Smart Mobility strategy. Dave Leggett recently caught up with her in London, where a 'Chariot' shuttle service has just launched.

Quirky C4 Cactus now shoulders Citroen's C-segment burden

14 Mar 2018 | Graeme Roberts

On the face of it, the UK launch of the updated Citroen C4 Cactus is just a mere, mid-life refresh - a new grille here, new tail lamps there, new interior colours and trims, the usual. Next! But, according to PSA's UK unit, it's a bit more significant than that and the newcomer has loftier goals to achieve than its quirky, well liked predecessor.

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Ford partners with Next fashion shops to sell cars

22 Mar 2018 | Graeme Roberts

Ford's UK operation has announced a new retail partnership with the Next chain of women's fashion stores "to increase representation of the auto brand".

Ford tests 'collaborative parking'

22 Mar 2018 | Graeme Roberts

Ford is testing 'collaborative parking' technology in the car parks of Milton Keynes here in England.

JLR develops self-driving valet for autonomous cars

22 Mar 2018 | Dave Leggett

Tata-owned Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has developed a 'self-driving valet' which it says means cars can find spaces by themselves and park without any driver input.

Daimler delivers first all-electric Fuso eCanter trucks to UK customers

20 Mar 2018 | Dave Leggett

Daimler Trucks has handed over the first all-electric Fuso eCanter trucks to customers in the UK.

GKN stakes upped as Melrose offers GBP1bn pension cash

19 Mar 2018 | Simon Warburton

GKN and Melrose have yet again locked horns as the bitter hostile takeover battle bid for the British supplier continues apace with a pension proposal from the investor group.

EU automakers call for urgent action on Brexit issues

19 Mar 2018 | Dave Leggett

The European carmakers association, ACEA, has called for urgent action to achieve more progress in areas such as type approval in UK-EU Brexit negotiations in order to avert 'potentially disastrous implications on the entire automotive supply chain'.

UK buyers waver over diesel - survey

16 Mar 2018 | Graeme Roberts

Research for the Automobile Association (AA) here in the UK has shown a growing number of car buyers have yet to make up their mind what fuel their next car will use, highlighting the 'confusion' now regularly noted to just-auto by automaker insiders.

GKN lauds technology portfolio as bid battle rages

15 Mar 2018 | Simon Warburton

GKN says its technology is contributing to providing answers to increasingly complex environmental pressures as regulatory pressure combined with consumer demand show no sign of dissipating.

Dana CEO meets with top GKN investors - reports

14 Mar 2018 | Dave Leggett

The CEO of Dana is in the UK this week meeting with large shareholders in GKN to put the case for its deal over that of the hostile bid from investor group Melrose Industries.

Melrose 'final offer' for GKN

12 Mar 2018 | Dave Leggett

Investor company Melrose has issued a 'final offer' as part of its hostile bid to take control of GKN. The latest bid has been increased by around 10%.

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