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Interior design and technology – Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross

7 August 2018 | Matthew Beecham

Unveiled at the 2017 Geneva motor show, the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross SUV appeared in UK car showrooms earlier this year. The carmaker has high hopes for this model but how will it fare against the likes of the Ford Escape and VW Tiguan? Time will tell but early indications are that this medium-sized crossover is proving popular. Continuing QUBE/just-auto's review of interior design and technology trends, we take a closer look inside.

How Industry 4.0 is helping IAC build car interiors of the future…

2 August 2018 | Mike Vousden

Founded in 2005 by billionaire investor Wilbur Ross (now US Secretary of State for Commerce), International Automotive Components (IAC) is a Tier I supplier of interior systems and components specialising in instrument panels and cockpit systems, door assemblies, overhead systems, door and trim systems, and flooring and acoustic systems. Mike Vousden visited an IAC facility in the UK to hear how it is preparing for 'Industry 4.0' to impact its operations.

Interior design and technology – Fiat 500L

16 July 2018 | Matthew Beecham

The Fiat 500L MPV was launched in the UK in 2013, receiving a facelift in 2017 when 40 per cent of the components were replaced. Continuing QUBE/just-auto's review of interior design and technology trends, we take a closer look inside the cavernous 500L to see what’s new.

Interior design and technology – Suzuki SX4 S-Cross

9 July 2018 | Matthew Beecham

The Suzuki SX4, a compact crossover developed jointly by Suzuki and Fiat, was launched in 2006. At the 2012 Paris motor show, Suzuki unveiled its S-Cross concept and broadcast that it would be a new model, not a replacement for the SX4. Six months later the SX4 S-Cross, loosely based on the S-Cross concept, appeared at the Geneva motor show and received a facelift in 2016. Continuing QUBE/just-auto's review of interior design and technology trends, we peer inside this small SUV to see what makes it shine in a crowded market.

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Williams revs up the EV market

13 August 2018 | Matthew Beecham

Williams Advanced Engineering is the technology and engineering services business of the Williams Group. It specialises in advanced lightweight materials, hybrid power systems and electronics, aerodynamics, vehicle dynamics, and holistic integration capabilities. We caught up with company executives to learn more about its latest projects, advances in hybrid battery systems, electric vehicles and lightweight solutions.

Adient's CTO on megatrends and cutting development time

10 August 2018 | Calum MacRae

At the CAR Management Briefing Seminars held in Traverse City, Michigan recently just-auto's Calum MacRae met with Dr Detlef Juerss, Vice President Engineering & Chief Technology Office, Adient to discuss the changing automotive environment, future seating requirements and how Silicon Valley is helping Adient reduce product development times.

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Japanese EV start-up creates parts platform to help suppliers

14 August 2018 | Dave Leggett

A Japanese electric car start-up called GLM is to rent out core components to assist suppliers in developing more parts for EVs.

Enel X secures EUR115m EIB charging station loan

14 August 2018 | Simon Warburton

Enel X Mobility has negotiated a ten-year, EUR115m (US$131m) loan from the European Investment Bank (EIB) to install around 14,000 charging stations in Italy.

Four suppliers start composites consortium

14 August 2018 | Simon Warburton

Solvay, Premium Aerotec and Faurecia Clean Mobility, have launched IRG CosiMo (Industry Research Group: Composites for Sustainable Mobility).

Virginia awards charging contract to EVgo Services

13 August 2018 | Simon Warburton

Virginia's Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has issued a Notice of Intent to award a contract to EVgo Services to develop a State-wide public electric vehicle charging network.

UQM wins US$3m in fuel cell orders

13 August 2018 | Simon Warburton

UQM has secured new and follow on orders from several unnamed Chinese fuel cell companies including a Chinese OEM customer, for delivery this year and into 2019.

Sumitomo Rubber starts South Africa production

13 August 2018 | Simon Warburton

Sumitomo Rubber has started production of truck and bus tyres at its Ladysmith, South Africa facililty to supply the Afircan continent.

Ningbo Jifeng ups Grammer share to 74%

10 August 2018 | Simon Warburton

Chinese supplier, Ningbo Jifeng has increased its share in Grammer to 74% in a mandatory disclosure in accordance with Section 23 of the German Securities Acquisition and Takeover Act (WpÜG).

Centrica ploughs finance into Israeli EV charging company

10 August 2018 | Simon Warburton

Centrica is making what it describes as a "multi-million pound" investment in Israeli EV end-to-end charging software solutions company.

Horiba Automotive Test Systems to acquire FuelCon AG

10 August 2018 | Dave Leggett

Horiba Europe GmbH has announced that it has agreed terms for the acquisition of FuelCon AG.

just-auto Plus only Redesigned 2019 Acura RDX earns IIHS Top Safety Pick+ rating

10 August 2018 | just-auto plus Extended News

The redesigned Acura RDX, a midsize luxury SUV, qualifies for the highest award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, thanks to good crash worthiness ratings, standard front crash...

Hella to restructure aftermarket arm, outlines future business plans

10 August 2018 | Dave Leggett

The lighting and electronics specialist Hella is restructuring its aftermarket business.

just-auto Plus only Yokohama Rubber develops efficient heat exchanger for automotive air-conditioners

9 August 2018 | just-auto plus Extended News

The Yokohama Rubber announced that is has developed a double-tube internal heat exchanger for use in automotive air-conditioners to improve the cooling efficiency. At present,...

just-auto Plus only Nissan Brazil to study future applications for EV batteries

9 August 2018 | just-auto plus Extended News

Nissan Brazil and the Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC) have signed a memorandum of intent to test solutions and future applications for used EV batteries. The event to...

just-auto Plus only Maruti Suzuki India introduces AGS technology in new Swift

9 August 2018 | just-auto plus Extended News

Maruti Suzuki India announced the introduction of Auto Gear Shift (AGS) option in top-end ZXi+ and ZDi+ variants of its best-seller – all-new Swift. Maruti Suzuki had launched...

Delphi Technologies Q2 net income up 79% to US$86m

8 August 2018 | Simon Warburton

Delphi Technologies has unveiled second-quarter net income of US$86m, up from US$48m in the same period last year.

Magna Q2 net income up 14% to US$626m

8 August 2018 | Simon Warburton

Magna has posted second-quarter net income attributable to Magna International, up 14% to US$626m.

Gentherm appoints Barbara Runyon as SVP

8 August 2018 | Simon Warburton

Gentherm has appointed Barbara Runyon as senior vice president and chief human resources officer, reporting to president and CEO, Phil Eyler.

Pirelli and Hixih create China joint venture

8 August 2018 | Simon Warburton

Pirelli is to create a joint venture with Hixih Group, which will own, through the company Jining Shenzhou Tyre, a new consumer production plant in China.

Schaeffler and Paravan sign JV for drive-by-wire

8 August 2018 | Simon Warburton

Schaeffler Group has inked a joint venture with Paravan to develop drive-by-wire technology subject to regulatory approval by Germany's Federal Cartel Office.

UK awards GBP35m for low carbon technology research

8 August 2018 | Simon Warburton

Britain's Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) has secured GBP35m (US$45m) of government funding to develop low carbon technology.

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