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Peugeot seeks high margins with £40,000+ Traveller

3 May 2017 | Glenn Brooks

Groupe PSA might be in the process of taking over Adam Opel and Vauxhall Motors but it also has several JVs with one of GM’s main rivals, Toyota. An LCVs venture in France produces not just vans but MPVs too. The Peugeot Traveller is one of three such models.

VW tries V6 TDI in Amarok to tackle dominant Hilux

25 January 2017 | Glenn Brooks

Is there a market for a £40,000 pick-up? There is. Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles’ UK outpost is in fact so confident of the revised Amarok’s success that it has dropped the previous four-cylinder variants and installed a 3.0-litre V6 diesel in their place.

Skoda Auto future models - a global analysis

15 November 2016 | Glenn Brooks

Following the recent reviews of Volkswagen and Audi future vehicles, this, the third of a six-part series, concerns Skoda. It will be followed by a look at what's ahead for SEAT. After this comes Bentley, Lamborghini and Bugatti, to be followed by Porsche in chapter six, the last of these being the final part of the overall analysis of the Volkswagen Group's passenger car plans.

VW revs up its global CV ambitions - ANALYSIS

6 September 2016 | Colin Whitbread

Volkswagen’s intent to acquire a 16.6% (post dilution) stake in Lisle, Illinois-based Navistar, coupled with a strategic technology and supply cooperation and the establishment of a purchasing joint venture represents a significant step forward for the German company’s global ambitions, ambitions that have so far been tempered by a lack of presence in the North American heavy truck sector. 

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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. 

Interview with Ford of Britain's MD

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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GAZ launches van production in Turkey

18 August 2017 | Graeme Roberts

GAZ Group has started assembly of Gazelle Next cargo van and combi van models in Turkey.

GAZ/PJSC Rosseti ink Russia agreement

18 August 2017 | Simon Warburton

GAZ Group has inked an agreement with Russian energy network company, PJSC Rosseti.

Hyundai Motor eyes electric bus opportunity

17 August 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Hyundai Motor recently unveiled its new all-electric-powered bus, which it plans to put into mass production next year.

Vauxhall expands passenger carrying Vivaro range

17 August 2017 | Graeme Roberts

PSA Group's Vauxhall has announced two new up level, passenger carrying Vivaro van variants which make their debut at the Frankfurt show next month: the Tourer Elite and Combi Plus.

Deutsche Post and Ford show off e-van

16 August 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Deutsche Post DHL Group and Ford presented the first of their jointly produced electric delivery van – or e-van – today in Cologne, Germany.

Wabco wins mBSP technology supply order

16 August 2017 | Simon Warburton

Wabco has entered into a new long-term agreement with an unnamed global manufacturer of trucks and buses, headquartered in Europe.

DTNA announces senior communications changes

15 August 2017 | Simon Warburton

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) has announced two key transitions in the senior leadership of channel marketing and corporate communications.

Siemens to trial Germany truck e-Highway-

14 August 2017 | Simon Warburton

Siemens has been commissioned by the German state of Hesse to build an overhead contact line for hybrid electrified lorry trials on a 10km stretch of autobahn.

just-auto Plus only FCA Canada presents 2018 Ram 3500 truck

14 August 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

Ram takes heavy-duty towing and hauling seriously. With the start of 2018 model year production, the Ram 3500 will offer a segment-dominating 930 lb.-ft. of torque and the exclusive ability to tow...

Toyota and 7-Eleven ink CO2 reduction study

11 August 2017 | Simon Warburton

Toyota and 7-Eleven Japan have concluded a basic agreement for studies on energy conservation and CO2 emissions reduction in convenience store distribution and operation.

just-auto Plus only VW Truck and Bus increases production in Brazil

11 August 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

In the first half of 2017, Volkswagen Truck and Bus markedly increased both production at its Brazilian plants and sales of the vehicles built there. At 11,750 units, sales at Volkswagen Caminhos e...

just-auto Plus only MAN launches low-floor bus with CNG drive

10 August 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

At this year's World Expo in Astana, Kazakhstan, MAN Truck and Bus presents its first low-floor city bus with CNG drive for Central Asia. Gas engines are playing an important role...

Mercedes-Benz Trucks uses 3D printing

4 August 2017 | Simon Warburton

Mercedes-Benz Trucks has used 3D printing to develop a thermostat cover for truck and Unimog models from older model series.

Daimler 3D prints metal truck engine spare parts

2 August 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Daimler's Mercedes-Benz Trucks said it had taken 3D printing a stage further with the first spare part made of metal.

Daimler's Mercedes-Benz Vans sets sales record

1 August 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Daimler's Mercedes-Benz said its 8% increase in sales in the first half of 2017 to 190,200 vehicles was a new record.

Daimler JV to build truck cabs in Russia

31 July 2017 | Graeme Roberts

A 50-50 joint venture between Russian truck maker Kamaz and Daimler, Daimler Kamaz Rus will apply for a special investment contract (SPIC) to build truck cabs in Tatarstan by the end of August, according to a local news report.

Mitsubishi Fuso building electric truck in Europe

28 July 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC) has celebrated the start of production of what it claims is the world's first all electric light duty truck, the Fuso eCanter.

just-auto Plus only FPT/Zhongtong Bus to develop Euro VI intercity bus

27 July 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

FPT Industrial has established a partnership with Zhongtong Bus Holding in order to develop its first Euro VI intercity bus for the Hong Kong market. The buses will have FPT Industrial’s...

just-auto Plus only Bendix Wingman technology standard for Volvo truck

21 July 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

For the first time in North America, the camera- and radar-based collision mitigation technology of Bendix Wingman Fusion is now standard equipment on heavy-duty trucks. Both the VNR and VNL series...

Volvo group Q2 2017 sales rise

20 July 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Truck, bus and construction equipment maker Volvo Group said it had increased both sales and profitability during the second quarter of 2017.

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