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Ford results Q3 preview - investors may be down, but not out

23 October 2018 | Dave Leggett

Ford will likely announce another significant profit decline when it reports quarterly results tomorrow (October 24). Investors won't be cheered, but headwinds in key markets are combining with higher costs to squeeze the bottom line. Some analysts are saying that the drop in earnings versus last year could be around 20%.

Investors beware, EVs are a slow train coming - COMMENT

19 February 2018 | Dave Leggett

Tesla is a fascinating company to watch. It's a start-up (not exactly new though), is still losing money, but is making cars that serve a segment of the market set for major growth - battery electric vehicles. There is much to admire about Elon Musk's vision and execution, but let's not get too carried away.

Opel-Vauxhall PACE! plan - the future models

9 November 2017 | Glenn Brooks

Following the announcement of the PACE! business plan for Opel-Vauxhall by its CEO Michael Lohscheller, just-auto takes a look at what this means for the brands' current and future models.

Meet Ford's Robutt, view your truck from on high - the week

3 November 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Ever parked a truck? Me neither. But I have enormous respect for those who daily thread huge delivery trailers, hauled by prime movers bearing such names as Scania, DAF and Mercedes-Benz, through the chaos that is most European city roads and jammed motorways. And then line the business end up against a loading dock with the same sort of precision I can just about manage parking a small Kia at the supermarket. As with cars, numerous electronic aids now make truck driving a little easier (but no less skilled) and I was intrigued to see that 3D surround multi view camera systems for trucks are now on offer. Nissan Birdview scaled up, if you will.

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Evolution Time Critical on how to avoid automotive supply chain failure - Q&A

18 March 2016 | Matthew Beecham

UK-based emergency logistics specialist, Evolution Time Critical recently introduced a bespoke transport management system, recruited staff and generated a 19 percent increase in revenues. Matthew Beecham spoke to Brad Brennan, managing director of ETC to find out more.

INTERVIEW – Opel chief Neumann sees strong start for breakeven year

2 March 2016 | Dave Leggett

General Motors Europe boss has told just-auto that the company is off to a strong sales start as it looks to hit breakeven in 2016. In a wide-ranging interview in Geneva, he also said that Opel is looking to address its weakness in SUVs, is concerned about the UK’s currency movements and believes that Opel should focus on efficiency gains for combustion engines - rather than go for hybrids - in meeting tighter CO2 emission rules.

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just-auto Plus only Hyundai and Kia invest in Ola to develop unique fleet and mobility solutions in India

21 March 2019 | just-auto plus Extended News

Hyundai Motor Group (the Group) and Ola ? one of the world’s largest ride-hailing platforms ? announced a strategic partnership under which Hyundai Motor Company (Hyundai) and Kia Motors...

BMW lowers profit expectation for 2019

20 March 2019 | Dave Leggett

BMW has said profits will be lower in 2019 as the company faces rising costs and market uncertainty.

just-auto Plus only ON Semiconductor to provide data for Nvidia Drive Constellation simulation platform

20 March 2019 | just-auto plus Extended News

ON Semiconductor, driving energy-efficient innovations, announced that it is leveraging its sophisticated image sensor modelling technology to provide real-time data to the Nvidia Drive...

just-auto Plus only MAN stepping up its cooperation with innovative start-ups

20 March 2019 | just-auto plus Extended News

What do a bioactive glass start-up, the inventors of an electric cargo bike, and the developers of an audio software that analyses motor noise have in common? All of them have the potential to...

just-auto Plus only MAN Group sales revenue up 9% to EUR12.1bn in 2018

20 March 2019 | just-auto plus Extended News

2018 was an eventful year for the MAN Group. The Company made progress in many areas and improved key financial indicators. The MAN Group’s order intake increased by 12% to EUR13.9bn...

Porsche SE increases full year group profit

19 March 2019 | Graeme Roberts

Porsche Automobil Holding SE (Porsche SE) said "positive development" at Volkswagen AG contributed to a 6% increase in profit to EUR3.5bn – an increase of 6% compared to the prior-year result of EUR3.3bn.

just-auto Plus only Eaton supplies leading-edge technologies to SuperTruck II

19 March 2019 | just-auto plus Extended News

Power management company Eaton announced it is contributing several components to truck manufacturers participating in the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) SuperTruck II program.

Hitachi Automotive strengthens its global organisational structure

18 March 2019 | Dave Leggett

Hitachi Automotive Systems has announced strengthening of its global organisational structure effective from 1 April 2019, to 'achieve its ambitions of global leadership and being a true value creator for stakeholders'.

just-auto Plus only BMW Group makes strategic decisions to secure its long-term success

18 March 2019 | just-auto plus Extended News

In the course of a challenging financial year 2018, the BMW Group made important strategic decisions set to secure its long-term success. As part of the company’s Strategy Number One >...

US SEC charges VW, former CEO, over 'dieselgate'

15 March 2019 | Graeme Roberts

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) said it had charged Volkswagen AG, two of its subsidiaries, and its former CEO, Martin Winterkorn, for defrauding US investors, raising billions of dollars through the corporate bond and fixed income markets while making a series of deceptive claims about the environmental impact of the company's "clean diesel" fleet.

Another good year for Porsche

15 March 2019 | Graeme Roberts

Porsche said it set new records for operating profit, sales revenue, deliveries, and headcount in 2018.

Nissan and Docomo test I-2-V in 5G moving vehicle

15 March 2019 | Dave Leggett

Nissan and NTT Docomo, are putting Nissan’s 'Invisible-to-Visible' technology through its field test in a moving vehicle, using Docomo’s fifth-generation mobile communications connectivity.

Hyundai Mobis invests in Chinese start-up 'Deep Glint'

15 March 2019 | Dave Leggett

Hyundai Mobis has announced an equity investment to build a strategic partnership with China’s Deep Glint, which it says has key technologies regarding object recognition and behaviour pattern analysis utilising artificial intelligence. The investment is valued at US$5m.

Dongfeng and Maxion Wheels to form new aluminium wheel JV

15 March 2019 | Dave Leggett

Maxion Wheels is to form a new passenger car aluminium wheel joint venture with Dongfeng Motor Parts and Components Group, one of China’s largest automotive parts companies.

just-auto Plus only Scania sales up 11% to SEK137,126m in 2018

15 March 2019 | just-auto plus Extended News

Scania’s net sales in 2018 increased by 11% to SEK137,126m (US$14,754m). 2018 was a year of continued growth and of records in many areas, while Scania carried out the biggest industrial...

just-auto Plus only Lamborghini global sales up 51% in 2018

15 March 2019 | just-auto plus Extended News

In Fiscal Year 2018 (1 January - 31 December), Automobili Lamborghini SpA achieved a new all-time high in all key business figures: sales, turnover and profitability achieved levels unprecedented...

just-auto Plus only Baidu selects Excelfore eSync platform for Apollo Project

15 March 2019 | just-auto plus Extended News

Excelfore, an enabler of smart mobility networks, announces that its eSync platform has been selected to provide Over-The-Air (OTA) updates and data gathering for Baidu's Apollo Project.

just-auto Plus only Audi reports EUR59,248m revenue in 2018

15 March 2019 | just-auto plus Extended News

Audi restart: Against the background of the transformation of the automotive industry, the Four Rings want to make use of available potential with a new, focused strategy. Audi is thus also drawing...

Nexteer revenue up 0.9% to US$3.912bn in 2018

14 March 2019 | Dave Leggett

Nexteer Automotive has reported annual results for its fiscal year ended 31 December 2018, with revenue reaching US$3.912bn, an increase of 0.9% when compared with 2017.

just-auto Plus only SEAT sales up 10.5% in 2018

14 March 2019 | just-auto plus Extended News

SEAT posted the best results in its history in 2018 after increasing its operating profit by 33.4% and reaching a record figure of EUR254m (US$287) (2017: EUR191m). According to the results...

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