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Thailand becoming production hub for heavy trucks

4 March 2019 | editorial team

Thailand is fast becoming a major SE Asia production hub for medium and heavy commercial vehicles, with Scania the latest global manufacturer to set up a regional production and R&D centre in the country.

Volkswagen torques up Amarok with new 580Nm V6

20 September 2018 | Glenn Brooks

It's coming up for nine years old and still the VW Amarok powers on, recently gaining a range-topping diesel V6. But is it good enough to beat the similarly powered and equally pricey new Mercedes X 350 d?

Will SAIC GM Wuling benefit if China's SUV boom fizzles?

5 September 2018 | Glenn Brooks

Baojun was first, now Wuling is the second General Motors brand to have its current and future passenger vehicles looked at as part of a new series of articles. Both makes are part of SGMW, and while GM is not the majority owner, it holds a large stake.

Future models - Mercedes-Benz SUVs

31 July 2018 | Glenn Brooks

Following a recently published look at current and future Mercedes-Benz passenger cars, now comes a round-up of what's ahead for SUVs and the X-Class pick-up. This series, which has also looked at Denza, smart and Mercedes-Maybach, will next turn to Mercedes-AMG, and then finish with an exploration of EQ electrified models.

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Engine downsizing has peaked say Federal Mogul

4 July 2016 | Calum MacRae

In a wide-ranging interview, as part of Federal Mogul Powertrain’s recent Technology Briefing days held in Augsburg, Germany just-auto’s Calum MacRae interviewed the division’s Chief Technology Office, Gian Maria Olivetti. Mr Olivetti has been with Federal Mogul since 2007. Before Federal Mogul he enjoyed stints at Fiat Powertrain Technologies and Iveco. 

Q&A with Ford of Britain MD on customer focus and One Ford’s successes

18 September 2015 | Calum MacRae

At the 2015 IAA, we caught up with Ford of Britain’s newly-appointed chairman and managing director Andy Barratt. Prior to taking up his new role he had served as Ford of Britain’s director of sales since 2011.

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Yin Long to make e-buses in Serbia, take over Ikarbus

25 March 2019 | Graeme Roberts

Chinese bus manufacturer Yin Long Group plans to start manufacturing electric buses at the Serbian Ikarbus factory, according to a local report.

Goodyear announces new pilot programme with Envoy Technologies

22 March 2019 | Simon Warburton

Goodyear has unveiled a new pilot programme with Envoy Technologies, a provider of shared on-demand, community-based electric vehicles.

Dana unveils new Dura-Tune centre bearing

19 March 2019 | Simon Warburton

Dana has unveiled its Spicer Dura-Tune centre bearing, available on standard Spicer SPL and heavy-duty Spicer 10 Series driveshafts.

Daimler opens new Fuso design centre in Japan

18 March 2019 | Graeme Roberts

Daimler Trucks has officially opened the new product centre building and design centre at the Kawasaki Plant of Mitsubishi Fuso Truck & Bus Corporation.

just-auto Plus only Penske receives its first Fuso eCanter from Daimler

15 March 2019 | just-auto plus Extended News

After Penske Truck Leasing received its first fully electrified Freightliner eM2 truck from Daimler Trucks North America in the US end of last year, the company now gets its first Fuso eCanter....

New thermoplastic bulkhead to make LCV debut

14 March 2019 | Graeme Roberts

SABIC, the chemicals specialist based in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, has announced new technology for producing lightweight, cost-effective and recyclable vehicle panels using its UDMAX tape, a unidirectional, fibre-reinforced thermoplastic composite.

just-auto Plus only Peterbilt offers Bendix Wingman Fusion on medium-duty trucks

14 March 2019 | just-auto plus Extended News

One medium-duty truck fleet might place a premium on durability, another on efficiency, and another on configurability. But no matter the need, Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC and Peterbilt...

RHA flags French customs action as ports hit

13 March 2019 | Simon Warburton

Britain's Road Haulage Association says it is " very concerned" French customs action is leaving lorry drivers vulnerable to migrant attacks.

FTA urges UK no-deal clarification as chaos reigns

13 March 2019 | Simon Warburton

Britain's Freight Transport Association (FTA), representing more than 17,000 businesses nationwide, as well as logistics organisations, including shippers and hauliers, have signed an open letter to UK Prime Minister, Theresa May concerning what they say is the cost of a No Deal departure from the European Union.

just-auto Plus only Bendix Wingman technology standard on all International Trucks

13 March 2019 | just-auto plus Extended News

Helping to deliver a safer present, plus a proven foundation for the future, the Bendix Wingman Fusion enhanced collision mitigation technology is now standard on the full line of International...

UK govt has "lost its way" as Brexit approaches - RHA

7 March 2019 | Simon Warburton

Britain's Road Haulage Association (RHA) says it is "deeply concerned at the complete and utter lack of clarity," which remains with regards to the border crossing process to the European mainland and beyond.

UK light commercials sales up so far in 2019

6 March 2019 | Graeme Roberts

The UK new light commercial vehicle (LCV) market remained "stable" in February, with year-on-year demand growing by 1.8%, according to the latest data released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

Cummins delivers eight all-electric trucks to US Postal Service

6 March 2019 | Simon Warburton

Cummins has started delivering eight Cummins-powered all-electric vehicles to the US Postal Service (USPS).

UK commercial vehicle output, sales, soar in January

28 February 2019 | Graeme Roberts

Despite ongoing uncertainty about the terms on which the UK will leave the EU on 29 March, CV manufacturing here grew 49.1% year on year in January, with 9,182 vans, trucks, buses and coaches built, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

just-auto Plus only Daimler Buses sells 30,888 units worldwide in 2018

28 February 2019 | just-auto plus Extended News

In 2018 Daimler Buses enjoyed major sales growth, selling 30,900 buses and chassis worldwide (compared with 28,700 buses in the prior year). The sustained high demand for complete buses, the slowly...

PSA addresses seven megatrends in Core Model Strategy

27 February 2019 | Simon Warburton

PSA says it plans to take up the major challenges facing the automotive industry, illustrated by the seven mega trends and accelerate the implementation of transformation projects which foster growth and efficiency, particularly in digital technology.

just-auto Plus only Traton 2018 sales revenue up 6% at EUR25.9bn

26 February 2019 | just-auto plus Extended News

Traton SE significantly increased its sales revenue and operating profit in fiscal year 2018. Sales revenue rose by 6% to EUR25.9bn (US$29.4bn) across all brands. The company’s adjusted...

Scania opens new plant, regional HQ in Thailand

25 February 2019 | editorial team

Scania AB opened a new THB800m (US$26m) heavy commercial vehicle assembly plant in Thailand at the end of last week, as the Swedish company looks to expand its presence in the regions truck and bus markets.

Scania ambitious on meeting EU CO2 standards

22 February 2019 | Dave Leggett

Scania says it sees the agreement between the European Parliament and the EU council on CO2 standards for heavy-duty vehicles as a tool to reach the Paris climate objectives

just-auto Plus only Ireland gets its first all-electric bus from Volvo

22 February 2019 | just-auto plus Extended News

Volvo Buses has been awarded the contract to supply a fully electric bus to the Crowne Plaza Dublin Airport Hotel. This will be the first electric bus to go into operation in Ireland and will...

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