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LA auto show world debuts list - Honda Passport and Rivian EVs

16 Nov 2018 | Glenn Brooks

Multiple new model and concept world premieres which will take place at the LA auto show. The Honda Passport plus the Rivian R1S pick-up and R1T SUV are the latest of these to be added to just-auto's preview list.


ANALYSIS - Lincoln future models

14 Nov 2018 | Glenn Brooks

Having first examined the current and likely next generation of Ford cars, followed by SUVs and pick-ups, the Ford Motor Company future vehicle series now turns to Lincoln.


ANALYSIS - Future Ford SUVs and pick-ups

8 Nov 2018 | Glenn Brooks

After taking a look at Ford's worldwide plans for cars into the second half of the 2020s, this second feature investigates what the brand is likely to be doing in crossovers, SUVs and pick-ups, and that includes certain battery-powered vehicles as well as JVs with VW, Mahindra and Zotye.


Future plans show Ford isn't exiting cars

7 Nov 2018 | Glenn Brooks

Ford has been telling anyone who will listen that it believes its US market future lies with SUVs, pick-ups, EVs and autonomous vehicles. Outside North America though, there is a big future for a wide variety of Ford cars.


Interest rates don’t slow US market, yet - ANALYSIS

5 Nov 2018 | Bill Cawthon

As our preliminary data published on Friday indicated, rising interest rates and higher petrol prices didn’t stop US light vehicle sales from rising in October.


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Bridgestone Americas expandsWarren County tyre plant

16 Nov 2018 | Simon Warburton

Bridgestone Americas is expanding its Warren County, Tennessee commercial truck and bus radial (TBR) tyre manufacturing facility as part of a three-year, US$40m investment.


Ford CEO cautious on VW relationship

15 Nov 2018 | Dave Leggett

Amid ongoing speculation on the possible deepening of Ford's tie-up with Volkswagen Group, Ford CEO Jim Hackett has cautioned that expanding partnerships with VW is a 'delicate dance' given that they are major competitors.


Exide Technologies names Timothy Vargo as CEO

15 Nov 2018 | Simon Warburton

Exide Technologies has appointed Timothy Vargo, a current member of Exide’s Board, as president and CEO.


Renault-Nissan invests in Li-ion battery tech company

14 Nov 2018 | Dave Leggett

Alliance Ventures, the strategic venture capital arm of Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi, has announced that it has invested in the latest round of funding in Enevate Corporation, an advanced lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery technology company based in Irvine, California.


Dana expands Spicer Select drivetrain portfolio

14 Nov 2018 | Simon Warburton

Dana is expanding its Spicer Select all-makes drivetrain portfolio to include the most popular u-joints for commercial-vehicle applications while also adding new u-joint strap kits.


Johnson Controls sells Power business for US$13.2bn

13 Nov 2018 | Simon Warburton

Johnson Controls International has unveiled a definitive agreement to sell its Power Solutions business to Brookfield Business Partners, together with institutional partners including Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec in a cash transaction valued at US$13.2bn.


Delphi Technologies Q3 revenue down 1% to US$3.7bn

13 Nov 2018 | Simon Warburton

Delphi Technologies has reported third-quarter revenue of US$1.2bn and US$3.7bn for the year-to-date period, a decrease of 1% and an increase of 2% compared to the respective equivalent prior period, on an adjusted basis.


Tesla appoints new chair of the Tesla Board

13 Nov 2018 | Dave Leggett

Tesla’s Board of Directors has announced that Robyn Denholm has been appointed as chair of the Tesla Board, effective immediately.


VW US adds Siri Shortcuts to mobile app

13 Nov 2018 | Graeme Roberts

Volkswagen of America has enhanced its VW Car-Net mobile app with two types of Apple Siri commands to help owners interact with their vehicles.


Adient books fourth quarter loss after one-off charges

12 Nov 2018 | Graeme Roberts

Adient has reported a substantial fourth quarter 2018 net loss and suspended its quarterly cash dividend, citing one-off non cash charges.



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