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DETROIT REPORT - Trucks and performance cars dominate NAIAS

16 Jan 2019 | Dave Leggett

As news of Ford and VW's tie-up dominated headlines from NAIAS 2019 in Detroit, the show halls amply illustrated the current product focus for North America's auto industry. Unsurprisingly, large brawny pickups and performance cars dominated.


2019 Detroit auto show - the world debuts

15 Jan 2019 | Glenn Brooks

All the production vehicle and concept world debuts at the 2019 North American International Auto Show are listed below.


2019 CES world debuts list

11 Jan 2019 | just-auto.com editorial team

OEMs, tech companies and suppliers announced multiple vehicle and technology world premieres at the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.


CES - Q&A with Nissan on Invisible-to-Visible

9 Jan 2019 | Graeme Roberts

Tetsuro Ueda is a technology expert at the Nissan Research Center where the automaker "explores cutting-edge technologies and develops the next step in automotive excitement". Working with a small, dedicated team, Ueda's research focuses on connecting technology and humans in an enriching, seamless way. His latest development is set to create new insights through connected platforms and sensing technologies.


CES - Kia readies for the post-autonomous era

9 Jan 2019 | Graeme Roberts

What to do once autonomous cars are everywhere and no human driving is required?


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Nissan to cut output, jobs at its Mississippi plant

18 Jan 2019 | just-auto.com editorial team

Nissan Motor said it plans to eliminate 700 contract worker jobs at its Canton assembly plant in the US state of Mississippi in response to slowing local demand and rising competition.


Tesla axing 3,000 workers as cars too expensive

18 Jan 2019 | Graeme Roberts

Tesla CEO Musk has told employees the company will cut about 7% of its workers as its cars are too expensive.


Eaton develops power-dense inverter for EVs

18 Jan 2019 | Simon Warburton

Eaton says its eMobility business has developed compact power-dense automotive inverters capable of increasing the range of electric vehicles.


Osram sells Slyvania Lighting to Wesco International

18 Jan 2019 | Simon Warburton

Osram has sold its North American service business, Sylvania Lighting Solutions to Wesco International.


Ford shocks with electric F-150 statement

17 Jan 2019 | Glenn Brooks

Jim Farley, Ford Motor's head of world markets, has told attendees at an industry conference in Detroit that the company will bring a fully electric version of the world's best selling vehicle to market.


Ford and Carbon expand JV for 3D printing of polymer parts

17 Jan 2019 | Dave Leggett

Carbon, a Silicon Valley-based digital manufacturing company, has showed the first digitally manufactured polymer parts in production for Ford Motor Company.


Alliance Ventures invests in retail start-up Tekion

17 Jan 2019 | Simon Warburton

Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi's venture capital arm, Alliance Ventures, has announced an investment in US company, Tekion.


Ford cautious on 2019 outlook

16 Jan 2019 | Dave Leggett

In a presentation at the Deutsche Bank Global Auto Industry Conference in Detroit, Ford has cautioned on the 2019 outlook citing risks associated with the global trading environment as well as higher commodity costs. 


Dana acquires SME Group

16 Jan 2019 | Simon Warburton

Dana has completed the acquisition of SME Group, headquartered in Arzignano, Italy.


Ford and Volkswagen announce commercial vehicle alliance

15 Jan 2019 | Graeme Roberts

As widely expected, Volkswagen and Ford have announced the first formal agreements of broad alliance that will see Ford develop medium pickup trucks for worldwide sale by both automakers, collaboration on vans for Europe and likely partnerships for mobility and electrification.



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