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Nissan planning new models for future of Datsun

16 May 2018 | Glenn Brooks

RSM Renault Samsung was the most recent division of the R-N-M Alliance to be looked at as part of just-auto's current and future vehicles reports. This followed an exploration of strategies for Renault, Alpine, Dacia and Lada. Now comes an overview of Datsun, to be followed by features on Venucia, Nissan, Infiniti and Mitsubishi.


Renault to expand Lada future model range with SUVs

8 May 2018 | Glenn Brooks

The series of future models insights for the brands of Groupe Renault and Nissan Motor continues with a look at what's ahead for Lada. After the recent reports on Alpine, Renault and Dacia, after Lada will come insights into what's ahead for Samsung, Datsun, Venucia, Nissan, Infiniti and Mitsubishi.


China steals a march on rivals in growing Iranian industry

27 April 2018 | Calum MacRae

Since the lifting of sanctions on Iran in early 2016 the country’s automotive industry has recovered significantly with latest figures compiled by QUBE, just-auto’s research portal, showing that light vehicle production increased by 13.6% in the Iranian year 1396 (equivalent to 21st March 2017-20th March 2018) to 1.51 million units. This is just shy of the country’s all-time record of just over 1.6 million recorded in 1390. 


Vietnam scraps ASEAN tariffs, but imports crash - ANALYSIS

1 March 2018 | Staff reporter

Vietnam has cut import tariffs to zero on completely built-up (CBU) vehicles originating from southeast Asia at the beginning of the year - the third cut in as many years as the country moved to fulfill its commitments under the ASEAN Free Trade Agreement (AFTA).


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Interview - Avtovaz Renault Nissan Purchasing Organisation

2 May 2018 | Simon Warburton

Avtovaz Renault Nissan Purchasing Organisation's (ARNPO) scale in Russia is quite staggering in a country which specialises in the colossal and the gigantic. ARNPO Alliance localisation director, Denis Chirkov outlined some of the issues in this challenging country, but which is coming back strongly after years of recession at the recent Russian Automotive Forum organised by Adam Smith Conferences in Moscow.


Interview - VW Group Rus purchasing director Patrick Huseman

2 May 2018 | Simon Warburton

Volkswagen Group Rus says it has learned from the crisis years not to rely too heavily on imported components as a weak rouble made imports uncompetitive.

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EC outlines measures to protect businesses in Iran

21 May 2018 | Simon Warburton

European Union (EU) leaders meeting in Sofia have authorised the Commission in Brussels to take steps to protect the interests of companies operating in Iran.


Honda recalls CR-V in China over engine lubricant

21 May 2018 | Graeme Roberts

Dongfeng Honda Automobile is set to recall 130,455 vehicles to replace parts affected by lubricant issues which may cause safety hazards and damage the engine.


US and China call off trade war

21 May 2018 | Graeme Roberts

China has praised a significant dialing back of trade tension with the United States, with the government saying agreement was in the interests of both countries while state media emphasised what it saw as China's refusal to surrender, a media report said.


Toyota to sell GAC brand EVs in China

21 May 2018 | Staff reporter

oyota Motor plans to sell an electric vehicle in China sourced from its local partner GAC Motor from next year, according to reports in Japan.


VW Brazil to include five SUVs in 20 launches by 2020

18 May 2018 | Fernando Calmon

Volkswagen's launch plan for Brazil and Argentina totals 20 new products of which five are SUVs, a segment in which the automaker has been weak in South America so far.


MEDEF sets up hotline for French companies with Iran business

18 May 2018 | Simon Warburton

French business confederation, MEDEF, says it has set up a hotline for companies nervous about what the implications of the US withdrawing from the Vienna Agreement easing sanctions against Iran will be.


US Iran nuclear deal withdrawal "unacceptable" - France

17 May 2018 | Simon Warburton

French diplomatic sources are branding the US decision to unilaterally withdraw from the Vienna Agreement allowing Iran sanctions relief in return for scaling back its nuclear programme, as "unacceptable."


BMW opens new R&D centre in Beijing

17 May 2018 | Graeme Roberts

BMW has opened a China R&D Centre in Beijing’s Shunyi District.


BMW 'go' for level four autonomous driving tests in Shanghai

16 May 2018 | Graeme Roberts

BMW Group has officially obtained the Shanghai Intelligent Connected Autonomous Driving Test Licence, issued by the Intelligent Connected Vehicle Road Test Promotion Team - consisting of Shanghai Municipal Commission of Economy and Informatisation, Shanghai Municipal Public Security Bureau and Shanghai Municipal Transportation Commission.


Groupe PSA announces raft of executive appointments

16 May 2018 | Simon Warburton

PSA's Executive Committee has unveiled a raft of management changes as it looks to further deploy the Push to Pass Strategic Plan and its Opel / Vauxhall's Pace operation.


Ford 'Euro 20' sales up 12.6% in April

16 May 2018 | Graeme Roberts

Ford sold 113,300 total vehicles in its Euro 20 markets in April, up 12.6% compared with April 2017.


Tesla establishes wholly-owned subsidiary in Shanghai

16 May 2018 | Staff reporter

Tesla has completed the establishment of a wholly-owned subsidiary in China, as the US electric vehicle manufacturer looks to expand its presence in the world’s largest electric vehicle market.


France to "protect" Iran interests as US imposes sanctions

15 May 2018 | Simon Warburton

France says it will act to protect its businesses in Iran and has asked the US that sanctions against Tehran do not apply to its interests in the country.


BMW sales inch up in April

15 May 2018 | Graeme Roberts

BMW Group's BMW, Mini and Rolls-Royce brands boosted April sales 1.2% year on year to 194,889 vehicles worldwide.


Cummins and JAC form JV for engines

14 May 2018 | Dave Leggett

Cummins and Anhui Jianghuai Automobile Co. Ltd. (JAC Motors) have announced that the two parties will form a 50:50 joint-venture after Cummins purchased Navistar’s 50 percent equity of the JAC-Navistar Diesel Engine Company (JND).


NAFTA proposals unlikely to see much output moved - report

14 May 2018 | Graeme Roberts

Trump administration demands in NAFTA trade negotiations meant to push automotive jobs back to the US may not be enough to spark a shift in where automakers build cars and trucks, a Reuters investigation has concluded.


Hyundai Motor India renews export deal with Chennai port

14 May 2018 | Graeme Roberts

Hyundai Motor India the country's second largest manufacturer of passenger cars which claims to have been top exporter since it started operations, has renewed its memorandum of agreement with Chennai Port Trust for 10 years.


US sanctions move on Tehran "a big mistake" - FIEV Club Iran

11 May 2018 | Simon Warburton

French supplier association, FIEV's subsidiary, Club Iran, has branded President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from the nuclear agreement "a big mistake" as Western countries fight to preserve the deal.


Brazil reaches 15 years of flex-fuel vehicles

11 May 2018 | Fernando Calmon

In March 2003 Brazil's auto industry began producing flexible-fuel cars powered by engines capable of running either on ethanol or petrol, or any blend of the two.


Falling ruble sparks Russia April sales up 18%

11 May 2018 | Simon Warburton

A weakening rouble is triggering a sharp up-tick in Russia's performance, with April figures from the Association of European Businesses (AEB) showing sales of new passenger cars and LCVs in Russia increased by 17.6%.



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