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Shanghai motor show world debuts list - Porsche Cayenne Coupe

22 March 2019 | Glenn Brooks

Auto Shanghai, the motor show which in odd-numbered years alternates with Beijing as China and the industry's biggest and most important, takes place in April. Below is the latest list of vehicle world debuts, with the Porsche Cayenne Coupé and facelifted Dongfeng Honda XR-V newly added.


ANALYSIS – SsangYong future models

21 March 2019 | Mike Vousden

We investigate SsangYong's future model strategy – under parent Mahindra & Mahindra, it's pushing to become a global competitor with its wide range of SUVs after years of being a niche player.


2019 LA auto show - BMW 2 Series GC world debut

20 March 2019 | Glenn Brooks

BMW has announced initial details of a future model, the 2 Series Gran Coupé, noting that it will not be fully revealed until the Los Angeles auto show in November.


NYIAS world debuts list - 2020 Mercedes GLC Coupe

20 March 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.


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Digital Proving Grounds - Q&A with simulation software specialist rFpro

7 March 2019 | Matthew Beecham

With driving simulators becoming increasingly realistic, allowing more tests to be effectively undertaken in a virtual environment, growing numbers of proving grounds are investing in ‘digital twins’ of themselves. To learn more about what is accelerating this trend, we spoke to asked Chris Hoyle, from simulation software company rFpro.


Testing times for AVs – Q&A with AB Dynamics

6 March 2019 | Matthew Beecham

The development of autonomous vehicles (AVs) is still in its infancy. How do OEMs test these vehicles to ensure they are safe on the road in the real world?  AB Dynamics has been developing testing systems for automakers for decades, pushing back the boundaries of advanced driver assistance (ADAS) test systems, the building blocks of an AV. To learn more about how the auto industry is developing testing regimes for AVs, we spoke to Jeremy Ash, Head of Commercial, AB Dynamics.

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GM to announce Orion Township plans today

22 March 2019 | Graeme Roberts

General Motors was expected to announce on Friday afternoon (EST) plans to spend US$300m at the Orion Township plant near Detroit to boost autonomous and electric vehicle output, media reports said.


Renault pilots 'large scale' vehicle-to-grid charging in EVs

22 March 2019 | Dave Leggett

Renault says it is beginning the first large-scale pilot schemes in alternating-current, vehicle-to-grid charging in electric vehicles.


BMW selects Kumho tyre for new X3 SUV

22 March 2019 | Simon Warburton

BMW has selected Kumho Tyre to be the OEM supplier for the new X3 SUV.


Ford names new CFO, Europe president

21 March 2019 | Graeme Roberts

Ford has named a replacement for its retiring CFO and a new head for the European operations, among other appointments.


Volvo Cars to deploy in-car cameras and intervention against intoxication and distraction

21 March 2019 | Graeme Roberts

Geely's Volvo Cars has revealed a new step in its ambitions to end fatalities in its cars by addressing the issues of intoxication and distraction.


Volvo Cars introduces Care Key for safe car sharing

21 March 2019 | Graeme Roberts

Geely's Volvo Cars has launched the Care Key, allowing any buyer to set a speed limit for themselves or other drivers.


Skoda worldwide sales up 4.4% in 2018

21 March 2019 | Dave Leggett

Skoda Auto set another record in 2018, the VW Group-owned brand delivering 1,253,700 vehicles, up 4.4%.


Opel and unions agree to trim jobs at Russelsheim R&D centre

21 March 2019 | Simon Warburton

Opel management and the Works Council have reached an agreement in the arbitration board to overcome overcapacity in the Russelsheim engineering centre, concerning 2,000 posts.


Daimler and NewMotion offer charging solutions

21 March 2019 | Simon Warburton

Daimler is cooperating with Dutch company, NewMotion, which has been developing ideas for the expansion of charging infrastructure since 2009.


Ford expands BEV capacity in Michigan

21 March 2019 | Simon Warburton

Ford is expanding its production capacity for battery electric vehicles at a second North American plant.


Aston Martin adds distributor for central and eastern Europe

21 March 2019 | Graeme Roberts

Aston Martin has appointed a Romania-based distributor for that country and central and eastern Europe.


just-auto Plus only Ford to expand BEV production capacity at Michigan plant

21 March 2019 | just-auto plus Extended News

Ford announced it is expanding its production capacity for the company’s next-generation battery electric vehicles at a second North American plant. Tied to the company’s...


BMW lowers profit expectation for 2019

20 March 2019 | Dave Leggett

BMW has said profits will be lower in 2019 as the company faces rising costs and market uncertainty.


Toyota and Suzuki to share models and hybrid technology

20 March 2019 | Graeme Roberts

Toyota Motor and Suzuki Motor announced and agreement to "begin considering concrete collaboration in new fields".


VW and FAW establish China JV for connected services

20 March 2019 | Dave Leggett

Volkswagen Brand China and its Chinese joint venture FAW-Volkswagen are scaling up their cooperation in the area of digitalisation and connectivity.


Updated Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe gets RDE2-compliant diesel engines

20 March 2019 | BusinessCar magazine

Mercedes-Benz has revealed a facelifted version of its GLC Coupe.


Suzuki, Toyota, eye car making JV in Ghana

20 March 2019 | Graeme Roberts

Officials from Suzuki Motor Corporation, Toyota Tsusho Corporation, and CFAO are eyeing a joint venture to manufacture and distribute vehicles in Ghana.


GM to spend $2.7bn on Brazil factories - report

20 March 2019 | Graeme Roberts

General Motors has said it would spend US$2.7bn at two Brazilian factories over the next five years, sparing them from closure.


Ford to boost Romanian plant capacity

20 March 2019 | Graeme Roberts

Ford will spend EUR200m at its Romanian plant in Craiova, targeting capacity for 250,000 cars a year, Ziarul Financiar reported.


Infiniti appoints Mike Colleran as global division VP

20 March 2019 | Simon Warburton

Infiniti has appointed Mike Colleran as global division vice president, Marketing and Sales Operations effective 1 April.



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