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Mazda's future in the spotlight - the week

7 Aug 2020 | Graeme Roberts

Our update on future Mazda models was a top read this week. The automaker - Toyo Kogyo as was - celebrates its 100th birthday this year and, while it won't be breaking any sales or profits records in 2020 (who will?), the firm is nonetheless in fairly good shape.

Future models - Aston Martin Lagonda

6 Aug 2020 | Glenn Brooks

The first half of 2020 should have been a stand-out time for Aston Martin Lagonda, following the opening of a new factory and the arrival of the company's first SUV. Instead, sales took a dive in almost all markets, the share price collapsed and Andy Palmer was replaced as CEO. New boss Tobias Moers has much to do but at least in terms of future models, there is much in the works.

All of Turkey’s Christmases come at once as sales continue to confound

5 Aug 2020 | Calum MacRae

As anticipated, July was indeed a month to remember for the Turkish market with light vehicle sales surging by an astonishing 387% year on year to over 87,000 units.

Triad vehicle markets post stronger than expected sales in July

5 Aug 2020 | Calum MacRae

Provisional data compiled by GlobalData shows a much stronger demand picture for light vehicles in July than anticipated for the key Triad markets of North America, West Europe and Japan.

RESEARCH SNAPSHOT - Level 2 ADAS technologies trickle down car segments

3 Aug 2020 | Matthew Beecham

While advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) technologies have appeared in luxury cars for some time, they are increasingly appearing in less expensive cars. Continuing just-auto/AIC’s series of research snapshots, Matthew Beecham reviews the extent to which ADAS technologies are permeating car segments.

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UPDATED - Daily automotive coronavirus briefing FREE TO READ

7 Aug 2020 | Graeme Roberts

A daily update of news and views on the COVID-19 coronavirus crisis and its impact on the automotive sector

BMW launches geofencing for PHEVs in UK ULEZ cities

7 Aug 2020 | Graeme Roberts

BMW is launching eDrive Zones in London and Birmingham. This is a new digital service which automates the process of switching to electric-only power when a plug-in hybrid vehicle (PHEV) enters a defined area of these cities.

Tata's JLR developing anti-nausea software for AVs

6 Aug 2020 | Graeme Roberts

Jaguar Land Rover is pioneering software that will reduce motion sickness by adapting the driving style of future autonomous vehicles.

UK sees year on year sales rise at last

5 Aug 2020 | Graeme Roberts

UK new car registrations finally returned to year on year growth in July with an 11.3% increase to 174,887 vehicles, as dealerships across the nation fully reopened.

UK LCV sales finally see annual growth

5 Aug 2020 | Graeme Roberts

The UK new light commercial vehicle (LCV) market saw its first month of growth in July since January, with a 7.1% increase in registrations, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). In total, 27,701 new LCVs were sold.

China auto industry shows signs of recovery after two-year slump

5 Aug 2020 | Graeme Roberts

Following the news China auto sales are expected to rise 15% year on year in July 2020, Animesh Kumar, director of automotive consulting at GlobalData (just-auto's parent), said the domestic industry had made "a miraculous turnaround".

Plug Power provides hydrogen solutions for Asda truck fleet

4 Aug 2020 | Simon Warburton

Plug Power is providing UK-based supermarket, Asda with hydrogen fuel cell solutions to power the lift truck fleet.

FCA books EUR1bn operating loss due to COVID-19

3 Aug 2020 | Graeme Roberts

FCA said it contained the Q2 COVID-19 impact with a net operating loss of EUR1.0bn and adjusted EBIT of a EUR 0.9bn loss.

Hankook Tyre UK appoints Shane Kallaway as regional sales manager

3 Aug 2020 | Simon Warburton

Hankook Tyre UK has appointed Shane Kallaway as regional sales manager for the South West, succeeding Richard Ettey, who has retired.

Octopus Energy adds Engenie to Electric Juice Network

3 Aug 2020 | Simon Warburton

Octopus Energy has added charging provider, Engenie to its Electric Juice Network.

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