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ANALYSIS - Lincoln future models

14 November 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.


LA auto show world debuts list - BMW M340i xDrive

13 November 2018 | Glenn Brooks

Multiple new model and concept world premieres which will take place at the LA auto show. A new variant for the G20 BMW 3 Series sedan range is the latest of these to be added to just-auto's preview list.


F90 M5 - BMW's first four-wheel drive M car

12 November 2018 | Glenn Brooks

With 441kW or 600 horsepower on tap, the latest M5 is the most powerful car yet from BMW's M division. Taming its 750Nm of torque meant the chassis engineers decided to give this super-sedan four-wheel drive for the first time in the model's history.


Ford goes for a Spin - the week

9 November 2018 | Dave Leggett

When it comes to urban mobility, the stand-on electric scooter is vying to be a part of the picture, via an asset-sharing business model.


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Paris Interview - PSA Global Purchasing EVP Michelle Wen

23 October 2018 | Simon Warburton

New Groupe PSA Executive Vice President, Global Purchasing & Supplier Quality, Michelle Wen has held a number of senior managing positions with blue-chip companies across various industries including the automotive business. Just-Auto caught up with her at the recent Mondial de l'Automobile in Paris.


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. 

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Zotye plans to sell SUV in US from 2020

14 November 2018 | Dave Leggett

Chinese automaker (and Ford partner in China) Zotye Automobile and HAAH Automotive Holdings have announced the creation of a new business unit to handle the sale of an SUV in the US market from 2020.


Skoda opens automated small parts warehouse

14 November 2018 | Dave Leggett

Skoda says it is pressing ahead with the implementation of technologies in line with Industry 4.0 principles and has opened an 'automatic small parts warehouse' at the main plant in Mlada Boleslav.


Audi to recall diesel cars in Germany

14 November 2018 | Dave Leggett

On Wednesday 14 November 2018, Audi will begin the first of eight recalls for cars with V TDI engines in Germany.


Aston Martin starts testing DBX prototype

14 November 2018 | Dave Leggett

Aston Martin says it has started DBX prototype testing and has also confirmed that the production car will be called DBX.


GAC cooks up new tie with Michelin

14 November 2018 | Dave Leggett

Chinese automaker GAC Motor (Guangzhou Automotive) says it has exclusively partnered with Michelin to co-launch "The Michelin Guide Fine Cantonese Food" - the authoritative dining guide's first edition based on regional cuisine.


Mercedes launches 'GLC F-Cell' hydrogen/PHEV powertrain

13 November 2018 | Dave Leggett

Mercedes-Benz has launched an electric vehicle featuring hydrogen fuel cell and conventional plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) battery technology. The first sales are to selected customers in Germany.


VW names additional battery cell partner

13 November 2018 | Dave Leggett

Volkswagen has said that South Korean manufacturer SK Innovation (SKI) completes a group of strategic suppliers for battery cells in all major world regions. The companies SK Innovation, LG Chem, Samsung and CATL have been named as partners for the long-term supply of cells for VW's rapidly growing electric fleet based on the Modular Electric Toolkit (MEB).


Nissan opens new R&D office in St Petersburg

13 November 2018 | Dave Leggett

Nissan has announced the opening of a new office for the Russian subdivision of Nissan Technical Centre Europe (NTCE) in St Petersburg. The mission of the facility is the development of vehicles, as well as the implementation of technological innovations, for the Russian market.


Skoda looks to double sales in China - report

13 November 2018 | Dave Leggett

VW Group-owned Skoda brand is aiming to double its share of the Chinese car market according to a report in the China Daily newspaper.


Tesla appoints new chair of the Tesla Board

13 November 2018 | Dave Leggett

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


Mitsubishi to invest in local parts sourcing in Vietnam

13 November 2018 | Staff reporter

Mitsubishi Motors plans to expand its operations in Vietnam, as it looks to increase its exposure to one of Asia's most promising developing markets, according to reports in the region.


Mitsubishi to join Thai hybrid vehicle programme

13 November 2018 | Staff reporter

Mitsubishi Motors plans to produce plug-in hybrid vehicles and batteries in Thailand, according to Thai deputy prime minister Somkid Jatusripitak.


Russia maintains rise with October sales 8% up

13 November 2018 | Simon Warburton

Russia's powerful automotive recovery continued last month with sales of new passenger cars and LCVs increasing 8.2% last month.


just-auto Plus only Mitsubishi Motors to expand use and availability of EVs in Indonesia

13 November 2018 | just-auto plus Extended News

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Indonesian Government under which it will work to expand the use and availability of electric...


VW US adds Siri Shortcuts to mobile app

13 November 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.


VW prepares to sell 50m electric vehicles - reports

12 November 2018 | Graeme Roberts

Volkswagen's electric vehicle platform and battery purchasing plans are being readied to handle production of 50m vehicles, chief executive Herbert Diess reportedly told German auto trade weekly Automobilwoche.


Hyundai hails hydrogen as central to clean energy transition

12 November 2018 | Dave Leggett

Hyundai Motor Executive Vice Chairman Chung Eui-sun has said that 'hydrogen has a place as a central pillar to the clean energy transition'. He was speaking at clean mobility forum in Singapore last week, the company said Sunday.


SEAT global sales dip 16.8% in October 2018

12 November 2018 | Dave Leggett

SEAT sales continue to post record growth.


JLR global sales dip in October despite strong UK and US

12 November 2018 | Graeme Roberts

Tata Motors' Jaguar Land Rover retail sales in October 2018 fell 4.6% year on year to 44,282 units despite, the company said, strong sales of newer models such as the Jaguar I-Pace and E-Pace SUVs and updated Range Rover and Range Rover Sport.


just-auto Plus only Cummins Charleston Plant produces five millionth turbocharger

12 November 2018 | just-auto plus Extended News

Cummins announced its Charleston Turbo Plant has produced its five millionth turbocharger, marking a significant milestone at the plant which is on track for a record year of production.



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