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Paris motor show world debuts list - Audi e-tron & Ferrari Monzas

18 September 2018 | Glenn Brooks

Audi revealed the e-tron to the media at an event in California on Monday but this electric SUV's public premiere will take place at the Paris motor show. Production has already started and sales will commence in European markets during November.

GM future vehicles - electrifying Buick

17 September 2018 | Glenn Brooks

A series which looks what's planned for the many divisions of General Motors out to the late 2020s now turns to Buick, having already covered Baojun, Wuling, GMC and Chevrolet. Soon to come will be analyses of future models for Cadillac and then in the last chapter of this series, Holden.

3D metallic printing gains traction - the week

14 September 2018 | Graeme Roberts

I'm not usually one for blowing me own hooter but this week's most-read item on just-auto was last week's week, if you get my drift, mostly musing on the former GM Europe brands Opel and Vauxhall, now in the steady hands of PSA. Worth a read - especially the underlying articles - if you missed it.

Chevrolet future models - part 2 of 2

14 September 2018 | Glenn Brooks

After the recent analyses of the current and future models of Baojun, Wuling, GMC and certain Chevrolet vehicles, the latest feature in the GM series centres on Chevrolet's SUVs and pick-ups. Following this will be a look at what's ahead for Buick, then Cadillac, with Holden being the final chapter.

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Deloitte on the risks facing suppliers in the CASE world

7 August 2018 | Calum MacRae

At the CAR Management Briefing Seminars held in Traverse City, Michigan recently just-auto's Calum MacRae met with Neal Ganguli Deloitte's US automotive practice leader to discuss how suppliers can maximise their portfolios and the effect that CASE will have on overall industry volumes. 

Interview - ex-Renault CEO Louis Schweitzer

31 July 2018 | Simon Warburton

Among a long list of French industrialists treading a familiar path through Paris' elite business universities, is Louis Schweitzer, whose storied and glittering career takes in a breathtaking canter through the rarefied air of the country's very top jobs. Simon Warburton spoke to him on the fringes of the recent Forum on the European Automotive Industry (FEAL) in Lille.

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SMMT wants 'no-deal Brexit' ruled out

19 September 2018 | Dave Leggett

As negotiations between the UK and EU reach a final stage for the UK's 2019 departure terms, the SMMT has said that it would like a 'no deal' Brexit to be ruled out. A 'no deal' Brexit would likely mean a resort to WTO rules and the imposition of new tariffs (10% for cars) on UK exports to the EU customs union area (new EU import tariffs likely to be reciprocated by the UK). In addition, new border checks on goods shipments could disrupt 'just-in-time' pan-European supply chains.

Daimler buys into EV school bus maker

19 September 2018 | Graeme Roberts

Daimler Trucks & Buses said it was investing in US company Proterra.

US made Volvo cars now coming off line

19 September 2018 | Graeme Roberts

Geely's Volvo Cars has started actual production of the S60 mid-size luxury sedan at its first US factory in Ridgeville, South Carolina.

Lease deal bringing SAIC EV van to Europe

19 September 2018 | Graeme Roberts

LeasePlan and SAIC Mobility Europe have signed a memorandum of understanding to bring what they claims is the first large full electric light commercial vehicle (LCV) to continental Europe.

Suzuki Jimny scores low in latest Euro NCAP tests

19 September 2018 | Graeme Roberts

Euro NCAP releases the safety ratings of four new cars today. Both the Audi A6 and the VW Touareg achieve a maximum five- star rating, the Ford Tourneo Connect achieves a solid four- star rating and the new Suzuki Jimny scores three stars.

PSA trials Sochaux autonomous technology

19 September 2018 | Simon Warburton

PSA’s Sochaux plant is trialling automated technology on a portion of its logistics platform, with the TractEasy autonomous industrial tow tractor able to navigate the plant environment without human intervention.

Daimler developing autonomous transport with BASF trials

19 September 2018 | Graeme Roberts

Daimler's Mercedes-Benz Vans has shown its Vision Urbanetic mobility concept at the commercial vehicles IAA in Hanover, revealing more details and a testing partnership after first showing the product in Copenhagen on 10 September.

VW hails premiere of the MEB EV platform

18 September 2018 | Dave Leggett

The world premiere of Volkswagen's modular electric drive matrix (MEB) has taken place in Dresden. The brand says the newly developed technology platform will be the key to the "electric car for all" with 10m electric vehicle sales targeted.

Renault Alliance and Google team on Android system

18 September 2018 | Simon Warburton

Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi and Google are partnering to embed the Android operating system in vehicles sold by the alliance, providing infotainment and applications across multiple models and brands, scheduled to start in 2021.

New Ferrari CEO Camilleri lays out his plans

18 September 2018 | Glenn Brooks

According to a presentation made earlier on 18 September, Ferrari N.V. is charged with doubling pre-tax profit to between 1.8 and 2.0bn euro EBITDA in 2022. CEO Louis Camilleri has also laid out plans for future models, including an update on the SUV project.

BMW plans Mini 2019 'summer shutdown' to coincide with Brexit

18 September 2018 | Graeme Roberts

BMW will bring forward the 2019 summer maintenance shut down at its Mini factory in Oxford to 1 April - just after the UK is expected to 'Brexit' (leave the EU) at the end of March.

EU eyes "circle of five" European automakers for emissions collusion

18 September 2018 | Graeme Roberts

The European Commission said on Tuesday (18 September) it had opened an in-depth investigation to assess whether BMW, Daimler and VW (Volkswagen, Audi, Porsche) colluded, in breach of EU antitrust rules, to avoid competition on the development and roll-out of technology to clean the emissions of petrol and diesel passenger cars.

Steady car sales will keep global auto sector outlook stable - Moody's

18 September 2018 | Graeme Roberts

The outlook for the global automotive manufacturing industry remains stable over the next 12 to 18 months, reflecting expectations for steady demand across key regions despite looming challenges, Moody's Investors Service said in a report.

Audi launches e-offensive with the world premiere of Audi e-tron

18 September 2018 | Dave Leggett

i is launching its electrification offensive with the world premiere of the Audi e-tron.

Ford tests Cellular Vehicle To Everything (C-V2X) technology in China

18 September 2018 | Graeme Roberts

Ford said it had successfully conducted its first tests of Cellular Vehicle To Everything (C-V2X) technology on public roads in China, as part of an ongoing pilot project in Wuxi, Jiangsu.

VW heavy vehicles unit to expand joint ventures in China

18 September 2018 | Graeme Roberts

Traton Group (VW's former heavy truck and bus unit) and China's CNHTC Group announced a further expansion of their long-term joint venture.

Changan and Huawei to develop intelligent and new energy vehicles

18 September 2018 | Dave Leggett

Changan Automobile has signed a strategic cooperation agreement with Huawei at Huawei's Shenzhen headquarters. Both companies will establish innovation centres and accelerate the development of automotive intelligence to create a mobile space that integrates human, vehicle, and life in the 5G era.

Toyota sells 2m hybrids in Europe

18 September 2018 | Graeme Roberts

Toyota has delivered its two millionth hybrid electric vehicle in Europe nominating the milestone car a C-HR Hybrid crossover sold in Warsaw, Poland.

just-auto Plus only VW launches Electric For All campaign, allocates EUR6bn to upgrade plants

18 September 2018 | just-auto plus Extended News

Volkswagen is driving the transition to e-mobility with a consistency and commitment unlike that of virtually any other automaker. As part of the Electric For All campaign launched, the brand will...

New tariff fears concern auto investors

17 September 2018 | Dave Leggett

The prospect of a new round of import tariffs imposed on Chinese goods has hit stock prices on European markets this morning.

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