Thursday, 29 January 2015

Hyundai begins production of i30 in Europe

Hyundai Motor has begun production of the New i30 at its European production facility, Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Czech (HMMC), in Nošovice, Czech Republic.

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

TI Automotive bought by Bain

TI Automotive, a leading provider of fluid storage, carrying and delivery systems to automotive manufacturers, is to be acquired by Bain Capital, a leading global private investment firm.

Monday, 26 January 2015

How many Titans will Nissan sell?

Is the new Nisan Titan XD going to set the world alight? More to the point, is it going to shake up the North American light-duty pick-up truck market? And if it does, where are those sales going to come from?

Saturday, 24 January 2015

Nissan makes most UK vehicles

Nissan’s Sunderland plant made the most cars in the UK last year.

Honda offers ’new’ diesel with 9-speed ‘box

The 2015 Honda CR-V’s will have what the company calls an “all-new 1.6-litre 160PS diesel”. Honda says the diesel line-up will account for 60 per cent of sales.

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Parts supplier banking on UK growth

A UK car parts manufacturer is pressing ahead with a £2m expansion plan to help it meet a growing appetite for British-made components.

European car sales rise 5% in 2014

According to JATO Dynamics, annual new car sales in Europe in 2014 increased by 5.3 per cent, with monthly sales growth throughout the year compared to 2013.

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Daimler starts CLA Shooting Brake in Hungary

Less than three years after its opening, Mercedes-Benz's youngest plant in Kecskemét, Hungary, has passed an important milestone with the official SOP (start of production) of the CLA Shooting Brake.

Brighton & Hove has low emission zone

Brighton & Hove’s first low emission zone (LEZ) has begun. The majority of buses entering the UK city centre zone from this week will meet minimum emission standards.

Ford set to export Mustang

For the first time in its 50-year history, Mustang will be available to customers around the world in over 100 markets, with first shipments headed for Asia and vehicles arriving in Europe midyear.

Saturday, 17 January 2015

Changan UK R&D seeks UK engineers

Changan UK R&D Centre Limited (CAUK) is looking to recruit advanced engine and transmission design and development engineers as well as electronics engineers for its Nottingham R&D centre.

Thursday, 15 January 2015

Near 40% boost for CGI engines at NAIAS

18 different vehicles powered by engines with compacted graphite iron (CGI) engines, up from 13 last year, featured at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS). That is a near 40 per rise. More CGI engines are forecast.

Wednesday, 14 January 2015

Nissan teams with NASA for 'robot' cars

Driverless vehicles could become a reality thanks to a partnership between a UK car maker and a US space agency.

Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Ford lifts the veil on 2016 GT supercar

Ford Motor Company has unveiled the edgy GT supercar the automaker plans to build next year.

Volkswagen tops 6 million for the first time

Volkswagen passenger cars brand closed the tenth year in succession with a new delivery record, topping the six-million mark for the first time in a twelve-month period.  

CGI to power 2016 MKX Lincoln

According to wardsauto, Ford is to bring out an all-new Lincoln MKX CUV in a bid to lift the marque’s annual sales above the 100,000 mark.

Monday, 12 January 2015

Bain stalks TI Automotive

TI Automotive, one of the biggest but most elusive and low-profile names in the UK automotive components manufacturing sector, is being stalked by US buyout firm Bain Capital.

Ford’s Lion set to roar in the US

Production of Ford’s Dagenham-built 3-litre V6 diesel, the Lion, could be boosted with the arrival in the US market this year of the 2016 Ranger Rover Diesel and the Ranger Rover Sport Diesel.

Henrob scores with F-Pace crossover Jaguar

More of Henrob’s self-piercing rivet technology will be used on the new aluminium-intensive Jaguar F-Pace crossover that JaguarLandRover (JLR) will add to its product portfolio.

Thursday, 8 January 2015

JLR teams with Seeing to detect drowsiness

JaguarLandRover is working with Seeing Machines and Intel to develop sensing technology able to monitor a driver's face and eyes to reduce distracted and drowsy driving. 

Wednesday, 7 January 2015

JLR: New life for ‘old’ Defender

JaguarLandRover (JLR) is to build its ‘classic’ Defender 4x4 vehicle at an overseas location to cover sales outside the EU.

Aston Martin gives focus to Asia Pacific

After carrying out a review of the company’s business operations, one of the first public pronouncements of new chief executive officer Dr. Andy Palmer, is for Aston Martin to declare a stronger commitment the Asia Pacific region

Volvo completes on Dongfeng

Volvo has completed the acquisition of 45 per cnet of Chinese truck manufacturer Dongfeng Commercial Vehicles (DFCV) in a deal worth 5.5 billion yuan (approximately £600 million).

Dongfeng to adopt CGI blocks and heads

Another of China’s diesel engine makers has chosen to adopt European diesel engine technology by going down the route of using compacted graphite iron (CGI) material for engine cylinder blocks and heads to increase engine performance.

Monday, 5 January 2015

Boost for EGR UK valve production

GT Emissions Systems of Peterlee, County Durham, has purchased a specialist lathe to help lift production of exhaust gas control systems by 200 per cent in three years. The purchase is part of a £3 million investment.

Friday, 2 January 2015