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ANALYSIS - CD539 Ford Edge EcoBlue diesel

1 Jul 2019 | Glenn Brooks

Ford has sold some 70,000 Edges in the US so far this year. Not bad for a model that's been in production since 2015 and which competes in a packed segment. This 4.8m long SUV has had a trickier time finding favour with European buyers though, which seems unfair given what is a first rate diesel powertrain.

Relief as Trump holds fire on auto tariffs - COMMENT

21 May 2019 | just-auto.com editorial team

News earlier this month that US President Donald Trump had decided to delay imposing tariffs on vehicles and automotive components for six months came as a massive relief to automakers around the world, from South Korea and Japan to Germany.

Is Tata Motors putting JLR on the block? - the week

10 May 2019 | Graeme Roberts

Is Tata Motors mulling putting Jaguar Land Rover up for sale and would PSA buy it to expand both its global manufacturing footprint and into the premium arena? That was the question being asked this week as rumours swirled around the UK-based automaker.

Future looks bright for Rivian EV company after Ford invests $500m

1 May 2019 | Chris Bertenshaw

In a savvy move, Rivian and Ford have joined forces to share resources on EV platforms and architecture. For some time Ford has been creating multiple partnerships with firms that are ahead on EV technology such as Volkswagen and Magma, but this latest deal makes considerable sense for Ford.

2019 New York auto show - list of world premieres

18 Apr 2019 | Glenn Brooks

The media preview of the 2019 New York International Auto Show took place on 17 April: just-auto lists all the world debuts below.

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VWoA to stop Golf wagon production

18 Jul 2019 | Graeme Roberts

Tell us something we didn't already know: The United States has fallen out of love with station wagons (aka estate cars).

Advance Auto Parts appoints new chief marketing officer

18 Jul 2019 | Simon Warburton

Advance Auto Parts has appointed Jason McDonell, who the supplier says will join the company as EVP and CMO, effective 29 July.

Motus selects Alabama for interior factory

18 Jul 2019 | Richard Jackson

Motus Integrated Technologies has selected Gadsden, in Etowah County, as the location for its new manufacturing facility.

Mitsubishi builds first 'global new look' dealership in US

17 Jul 2019 | Graeme Roberts

Mitsubishi Motors North America said it had completed construction of Lewisville Autoplex Mitsubishi, the brand's first ground-up build US dealership to use the new global dealer visual identity.

Motorola Solutions acquires WatchGuard

16 Jul 2019 | Dave Leggett

Motorola Solutions has announced it has acquired WatchGuard, Inc., a manufacturer of in-car video systems.

German minister visits Mercedes US plant, hails investment

15 Jul 2019 | Dave Leggett

As trade tensions between the US and EU simmer, a German government minister has visited Daimler’s US vehicle manufacturing plant at Tuscaloosa, underscoring the plant’s importance to the German engineering giant and the US economy.

Tesla might retrofit full self drive chips

15 Jul 2019 | Graeme Roberts

Tesla which launched 'fully self-driving' computers last April and has already installed them in recently built  Model S, X, and 3 vehicles, reportedly might start retrofitting the chips into older cars.

Denso joins IVADO to enhance its R&D capabilities

15 Jul 2019 | Dave Leggett

Denso has announced it has become an industry member of the Montréal-based Institute for Data valorisation (IVADO).

New Polestar 2 to feature Öhlins adjustable dampers

15 Jul 2019 | Dave Leggett

DRiV, a Tenneco business and leading global aftermarket and OE ride performance supplier, announced that its Öhlins brand DFV (Dual Flow Valve) adjustable suspension dampers will be featured in a performance package for the new, all-electric Polestar 2 five-door fastback.

Nokian makes first test tyre at Dayton facility

12 Jul 2019 | Simon Warburton

Nokian has produced its first test tyre at its factory in Dayton, Tennessee, which has benefited from an injection of US$360m.

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