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Talking Spanish supply and inline sixes - the week

19 Jul 2019 | Graeme Roberts

Our interview - well, Simon Warburton's actually - with the director ejecutivo (CEO) of the Spanish suppliers association was very popular on just-auto this week, as we'd expect given the size of our supply chain audience.


Reflections on a market with Magna Mirrors

18 Jul 2019 | Matthew Beecham

Vehicle rearview mirrors have transformed into complex vision systems jammed with electronics and consumer safety features. Magna Mirrors is a global leader in the innovation and production of full mirror systems. Continuing just-auto/QUBE’s series of interviews with tier one component suppliers, we caught up with Keith Foote, Vice President of Engineering at Magna Mirrors of America about the auto-dimming, feature-packed exterior mirrors and mirrorless cars.


Under the skin of the new Mini Electric

15 Jul 2019 | Mike Vousden

We take an in-depth look at the new Mini Electric, due in March 2020.


Hydrogen storage fuels innovation - Q&A with Magna Steyr

15 Jul 2019 | Matthew Beecham

Magna Steyr is a global, brand-independent engineering and manufacturing partner to automakers, offering solutions for a range of services with development and assembly strategies. Its product expertise includes fuel tanks and systems. To learn more about this part of the business, we spoke to Jean-Luc Bichler, Vice President, Magna Steyr Fuel Systems and Martin Seiner, Director, Sales, Magna Steyr Fuel Systems.


JLR engines boss on new Ingenium straight six

15 Jul 2019 | Glenn Brooks

Land Rover's progress remains uneven. Worldwide, sales fell by 10.1 per cent last month yet in Britain the brand enjoyed a record June even with the local market falling by 4.9 per cent. New models such as the L551 Evoque are beginning to make an impact, while a state of the art straight-six petrol engine is now giving the L494 Range Rover Sport a fresh boost.


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JLR joins BASF in ChemCycling project

22 Jul 2019 | Dave Leggett

Tata-owned Jaguar Land Rover is trialling an innovative recycling process which converts plastic waste into a new premium grade material that could feature on future vehicles.


Group 1 buys and sells UK dealerships

22 Jul 2019 | Graeme Roberts

Group 1 Automotive, the Fortune 500 automotive retailer, said it had acquired five Volkswagen franchises in the UK and disposed of three others handling multiple brands.


NEVS acquisition launches mobility pod corner module

18 Jul 2019 | Graeme Roberts

Following its June 2018 acquisition by Swedish EV manufacturer NEVS, British in-wheel motor technology company Protean Electric has launched an electric-drive corner module designed for urban mobility pods.


Genuine Parts Company announces automotive acquisition In Europe

18 Jul 2019 | Graeme Roberts

Genuine Parts Company (GPC) has announced an acquisition for its European automotive business.


Lotus launches electric hypercar

17 Jul 2019 | Graeme Roberts

As noted in our recent analyst forecast of future Proton and Lotus models, the English company has now launched its electric hypercar, called Evija ('ev-eye-a'), co-developed by Lotus and Williams Advanced Engineering.


Jaguar's Callum resurfaces at - Callum

17 Jul 2019 | Graeme Roberts

Those who wondered what former Jaguar design director Ian Callum might do after ending his 20-year career with the automaker on 1 July need wonder no more.


UK gov gives JLR GBP500m loan guarantee for EVs

16 Jul 2019 | Dave Leggett

UK prime minister Theresa May has signed off a GBP500m loan guarantee to help Tata-owned Jaguar Land Rover build electric cars in Britain.


SMMT claims UK auto industry one of most efficient in Europe

16 Jul 2019 | Graeme Roberts

The UK automotive sector is now one of the most efficient in Europe, outperforming the EU average for energy, CO2 and water, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) claimed in a new report.


Toyota outlines future as a 'mobility services provider'

12 Jul 2019 | Dave Leggett

Toyota is aiming to build on its partnership with Softbank and the Monet JV to transform from vehicle manufacturer to mobility services provider.


JLR uses AI tech to monitor and reduce driver stress

11 Jul 2019 | Dave Leggett

Jaguar Land Rover says it is researching new artificial intelligence (AI) technology to understand our state of mind while driving – and adjust cabin settings to improve driver wellbeing.



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