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LA auto show world debuts list - Subaru Crosstrek PHEV and facelifted Mercedes-AMG GTs

20 November 2018 | Glenn Brooks

Multiple new model and concept world premieres which will take place at the LA auto show. The 2019 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid, which is a plug-in hybrid, is the latest of these to be added to just-auto's preview list.


Will Suzuki still dominate India in 2030?

19 November 2018 | Glenn Brooks

In October, Maruti Suzuki's share of the Indian market dipped below fifty per cent. In no other market of this size, let alone one of around five million vehicle sales per annum, does a single brand dominate. As India's economy expands and its new vehicle market inevitably overtakes Japan to become the world's third largest, will Suzuki Motor have the right models to stay firmly in first place?


2018 Guangzhou motor show - world premieres list

19 November 2018 | Glenn Brooks

Below is a list of vehicle world premieres which appeared at the 2018 edition of AutoGuangzhou.


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.


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Yanfeng on adapting to new industry challenges

9 August 2018 | Calum MacRae

At the CAR Management Briefing Seminars held in Traverse City, Michigan recently just-auto's Calum MacRae met with Yanfeng Automotive Interiors’ Executive Director Research, Technology & New Mobility Jeff Stout and Vice President and General Manager Nathan Bowen to discuss the changing automotive environment and Yanfeng's role in it. 


GENEVA INTERVIEW - Nissan Europe SVP of sales and marketing Ken Ramirez

12 March 2018 | Mike Vousden

Ken Ramirez is Nissan Europe's recently appointed senior vice president sales and marketing. We caught up with him at the 2018 Geneva show to talk about the cars on display and the brand's plans for an electrified future.

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Subaru details its first PHEV ahead of Los Angeles show debut

20 November 2018 | Graeme Roberts

Subaru of America has launched its first plug-in hybrid vehicle, the 2019 Crosstrek which it said offers "real all wheel drive capability in a hybrid package".


just-auto Plus only Audi and FAW celebrate 30 successful years of partnership

20 November 2018 | just-auto plus Extended News

Audi and First Automotive Works (FAW) are celebrating the 30th anniversary of their partnership. The approximately 650 guests at the anniversary event at the FAW plant in Changchun include...


VW Group plans EUR44bn e-mobility, digitalisation, spend

19 November 2018 | Graeme Roberts

Following a recent supervisory board meeting, the Volkswagen Group said it would spend almost EUR44bn (US$50bn) on e-mobility, autonomous driving, new mobility services and digitalisation of its vehicles and plants by 2023.


Colorado approves low-emission vehicle standards

19 November 2018 | Simon Warburton

Colorado's Air Quality Control Commission (AQCC) has approved low-emission vehicle standards for new light-duty and medium-duty motor vehicles sold in the State, starting in 2022 model year.


just-auto Plus only Mercedes-Benz delivers its first eCitaro ebus

19 November 2018 | just-auto plus Extended News

In September the eCitaro celebrated its prominent world premiere at the IAA and now its already bringing a breath of fresh air to Hamburg: Mercedes-Benz delivered the first series production model...


Iberdrola to supply 50 IKEA charging stations

19 November 2018 | Simon Warburton

Iberdrola and IKEA have signed an agreement though which the energy company will install more than 50 e-vehicle charging stations and supply 100% renewable energy to the stores, logistics centres and corporate buildings of the company in Spain in 2019.


VW Zwickau plant set to be e-mobility production centre

16 November 2018 | Dave Leggett

The Volkswagen brand is creating the production capacity needed for building more than one million electric cars per year throughout the world from 2025.


Thailand approves Mazda’s hybrid production

16 November 2018 | Staff reporter

The Thai government this week approved Mazda Motor’s application for tax incentives to produce plug-in hybrid vehicles in the country, according to local reports.


just-auto Plus only Nemak wins major structural and electric vehicle components orders

16 November 2018 | just-auto plus Extended News

Nemak, a leading provider of innovative lightweighting solutions for the global automotive industry, announced that it has won new contracts to supply structural and electric vehicle components...


just-auto Plus only Mahindra opens new electric vehicle technology manufacturing facility in India

16 November 2018 | just-auto plus Extended News

Mahindra Electric Mobility, part of the US$20.7bn Mahindra Group, dedicated to the country its first ever Electric Technology Manufacturing Hub in Karnataka. This new hub aligns with...


just-auto Plus only BYD ADL transforms Shepherd’s Bush facility in London

16 November 2018 | just-auto plus Extended News

The highly successful BYD-ADL partnership is celebrating the delivery of not only one of its largest electric bus orders in London – for 36 vehicles – but also the transformation of the...


VW Emden/Hanover to become EV plants

15 November 2018 | just-auto plus Extended News

Following Zwickau, Volkswagen intends to change its plants at Emden and Hannover in Germany over to the production of electric vehicles. After Zwickau, Volkswagen is therefore establishing its second e-mobility centre in Germany in Lower Saxony.


Exide Technologies names Timothy Vargo as CEO

15 November 2018 | Simon Warburton

Exide Technologies has appointed Timothy Vargo, a current member of Exide’s Board, as president and CEO.


BYD receives maiden ebuses order from Denmark

15 November 2018 | Simon Warburton

BYD has secured an order for 27 of its 12-metre pure electric buses in Copenhagen.


just-auto Plus only VW China investing towards electrification and digitalisation

15 November 2018 | just-auto plus Extended News

Under the headline “New Faces of Mobility”, Volkswagen Group China presented at its Media Workshop an all-encompassing plan for e-mobility, advanced mobility solutions, autonomous...


just-auto Plus only Mitsubishi Vietnam recalls Outlander and Outlander PHEV vehicles to update firmware

15 November 2018 | just-auto plus Extended News

From 19 November 2018, as requested by Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC), Mitsubishi Motors Vietnam will carry out the recall campaign at MMV’s authorised dealers nationwide, with detailed...


Renault-Nissan invests in Li-ion battery tech company

14 November 2018 | Dave Leggett

Alliance Ventures, the strategic venture capital arm of Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi, has announced that it has invested in the latest round of funding in Enevate Corporation, an advanced lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery technology company based in Irvine, California.


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).


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 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.



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