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New York auto show world debuts - Cadillac CT5

18 Mar 2019 | Glenn Brooks

Even though AutoShanghai opens to the media on 16 April, there will still be quite a few important vehicle premieres on the following day at the New York International Auto Show. As ever, just-auto lists the debuts with a constantly updating roster of world first appearances.


Model Y is revealed - but what will Tesla do next?

15 Mar 2019 | Glenn Brooks

Following the presentation of the long-awaited Model Y, now is the perfect time to have a look at what Tesla Incorporated might be planning next.


FCA looks to the future - where next for Jeep?

4 Mar 2019 | Glenn Brooks

Each of the world's most successful and well known 4x4 model lines had humble beginnings. What is interesting is that of Jeep, Land Rover, Range Rover, Land Cruiser, G-Class and Haval, only three are brands.


ANALYSIS – Ram future models

28 Feb 2019 | Mike Vousden

We break down the future model strategy for Ram – FCA's pickup truck brand was spun off from Dodge in 2010 and now offers a range of pickups and could soon expand into SUVs.


Will FCA keep or kill Chrysler and Dodge?

26 Feb 2019 | Glenn Brooks

Thanks to Ram and Jeep, FCA has strong cashflow and is making a lot of money in the USA. Big profits can quickly vanish though when there are so many brands needing fresh models. Which is why some see Chrysler and Dodge being phased out in the 2020s. But will these historic names really disappear?


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Ford adding 500 US jobs to build big SUVs

19 Mar 2019 | Graeme Roberts

Ford said it would again boost production of its popular Expedition and Lincoln Navigator large SUVs this summer as both vehicles continue to gain share over their competitors in the segment.


Wabco and SmartDrive team on safety suite

19 Mar 2019 | Simon Warburton

Wabco Holdings is collaborating with SmartDrive Systems to provide safety event video recording through the Wabco OnLane camera.


Dana unveils new Dura-Tune centre bearing

19 Mar 2019 | Simon Warburton

Dana has unveiled its Spicer Dura-Tune centre bearing, available on standard Spicer SPL and heavy-duty Spicer 10 Series driveshafts.


US SEC charges VW, former CEO, over 'dieselgate'

15 Mar 2019 | Graeme Roberts

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) said it had charged Volkswagen AG, two of its subsidiaries, and its former CEO, Martin Winterkorn, for defrauding US investors, raising billions of dollars through the corporate bond and fixed income markets while making a series of deceptive claims about the environmental impact of the company's "clean diesel" fleet.


Toyota finds another $3bn to spend on US plants

14 Mar 2019 | Graeme Roberts

Toyota will now spend almost US$13bn by 2021 at its US operations and will add about 600 new jobs.


Nexteer revenue up 0.9% to US$3.912bn in 2018

14 Mar 2019 | Dave Leggett

Nexteer Automotive has reported annual results for its fiscal year ended 31 December 2018, with revenue reaching US$3.912bn, an increase of 0.9% when compared with 2017.


FCA recalls 965,000 petrol vehicles for catalyst swap

14 Mar 2019 | Graeme Roberts

It's not just Volkswagen Group or Jaguar Land Rover getting caught with embarrassing excess emissions - now comes news Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) will recall about 965,000 petrol vehicles in the US and Canada which do not meet emissions standards.


Toyota, SoftBank, eye $1bn Uber investment - reports

14 Mar 2019 | Graeme Roberts

Investors led by SoftBank Group Corp and Toyota Motor are in talks to invest at least US$1bn into Uber Technologies' self-driving vehicle unit which would value the unit at $5bn to $10bn, two sources told the Reuters news agency.


Ford reported to be axing more white collar jobs

13 Mar 2019 | Graeme Roberts

Ford is axing more salaried jobs, the company confirmed to a Detroit newspaper on Wednesday.


Toyota and Denso invest in Airbiquity

12 Mar 2019 | Dave Leggett

Toyota Tsusho Corporation has announced that Toyota Tsusho, Toyota Motor Corporation and Denso Corporation have made a joint investment through a private placement in Airbiquity Inc., a US-based developer of over the air (OTA) preprogramming systems for control software.



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