Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Diesel F-150 set to boost SinterCast

The chief executive of foundry process control technology specialist SinterCast sees further substantial growth for the company in the year ahead.

Friday, 17 February 2017

Nissan “disappointed” over diesel emissions

NISSAN has maintained its innocence after being found guilty of cheating emissions on cars made in its Sunderland, UK facility

VW feels the effects of Brazil and China

Brazil, China and Germany appear to have caused the Volkswagen brand to take a hit in January 2017.

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

GKN’s all-wheel-drive rolls out in China

GKN Driveline’s Chinese Joint Venture is bearing fruits. Its partner SDS has commenced production of the complete all-wheel drive (AWD) Disconnect system for small to medium-sized vehicles in China.

Can PSA Group gain where GM loses?

What does Peaguot SA know that so far has eluded General Motors in Europe? It remains to be seen. But, if you’re gonna buy something, you sure as hell gotta make it work.

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Ambassador brand falls under the hammer

Hindustan Motors, owned by the C K Birla Group, has sold the Ambassador brand name to Peugeot SA in a the deal closed last Friday and said to be worth Rs 80 Crore. Production of Ambassador cars stopped around three years ago.

Monday, 13 February 2017

Is this new 4x4 a 4x4 too far?

A new company, Ineos Automotive has been formed to manufacture a rugged off-roader in the style of Land Rover’s discontinued Defender, according to Jim Ratcliffe who runs the Ineos Group.

Sunday, 12 February 2017

Nissan UK supports its Japan parent

Nissan UK claims that while stronger business across the European continent, helped by high demand for Qashqai and X-Trail models, has pushed sales higher difficulties in Japan have given the firm's financial performance a knock.

Saturday, 11 February 2017

BMW pencils in another record year for 2017

Following a sixth consecutive record-breaking year, BMW Group sales achieved their best-ever start to the year with January figures showing increased deliveries in all world regions.

Thursday, 9 February 2017

McLaren plans for volume CF output in 2020

McLaren Automotive's new Composites Technology Centre will be responsible for the development and manufacturing of the Monocell and Monocage carbon fibre chassis in future McLaren cars from 2020 onwards.

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Hitachi and Honda set to motor together

The prospect of increased electric motor sales for electric vehicles has driven Hitachi and Honda into each other’s arms.

Thursday, 2 February 2017

Daimler achieves another record year in 2016

Daimler AG grew profitably once again in 2016 and achieved best-ever figures for unit sales, revenue and net profit.

Monday, 30 January 2017

GM-Honda SOP of fuel cells set for 2020

As if to emphasise the growing shift to electric vehicles (EVs), General Motors and Honda have set up the auto industrys first manufacturing joint venture to mass produce an advanced hydrogen fuel cell system that will be used in future products from each company with SOP set for 2020.

Torotrak cuts V-Charge in favour of KERS

When a company begins a statement to the effect that “priorites have changed”, you know there’s trouble ahead. And so it is with Torotrak which is refocusing on KERS and IVTs. And it's all the fault of EVs and diesel technology.

Friday, 27 January 2017

Mack Trucks pulls 16-litre engine

According to Transport Topics (TT). Mack Trucks in the US has opted to pull its Titan model and its 16-litre MP10 engine.