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Renault unveils shift from volume to value plan

Renault has outlined its 'Renaulution' plan, which aims to shift the Group's strategy from volume to value.

PSA Group sales fell 27.8% in 2020 due to Covid

Just 2.5 million vehicles were sold across Peugeot, Citroen, DS and Opel-Vauxhall PSA Group sales dropped by more than a quarter in 2020 as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. The 27.8% drop on 2019 meant 2.5 million vehicles were sold across the Peugeot, Citroën, DS, Opel and Vauxhall ...

Buy them before we do: second-hand picks for 15 January

Gearbox aside, the Kia Stinger was and still is a true snorter. Sunset yellow or Ember Orange? It seems only yesterday that we were waving goodbye to our long-term Stinger, the first Kia ever to conduct a credible burnout on these pages. Such wanton displays of exuberance have hardly been ...

Evtec Arlington Automotive M&A saves disabled workers' jobs

At least 60 disabled auto parts workers will be offered their jobs back after Evtec Automotive rescued a Coventry, England, car parts manufacturer.

Striking BMW X2 M Mesh Edition goes on sale

X2 also gets an exclusive ‘Brooklyn Grey’ body colour, starts from £34,510 BMW has launched a special ‘M Mesh’ Edition of its X2 crossover, bringing a reworked grille, new body colour and unique wheels. The M Mesh Edition is available to order in the UK now. Prices start from ...

China sales down just 2% in 2020

China's new vehicle market continued to recover in December 2020, with sales rising by 6.4% to 2.83m units from 2.66m units in the same month of the previous year, based on passenger car and commercial vehicle wholesale data released by the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM).

Renault's transformation strategy will see 24 new vehicles by 2025

Renault will significantly expand its EV line-up French brand will expand its EV line-up and increase value; Alpine and Dacia also reinvented The Renault Group has unveiled a major new strategic plan, the ‘Renaulution’, which is designed to spark the firm's recovery and ...

New Renault boss maps leaner future

PARIS: French carmaker Groupe Renault pledged yesterday more cost cuts and to focus on a smaller number of profitable models as its new boss laid out plans to revive a business hammered by management turmoil and the Covid-19 crisis.

Analysis: UK kit car makers sales buck trend

More people are fulfilling the dream to build their own car Most car firms are battling a pandemic-led hit, but the kit car scene is booming When the extent of the pandemic lockdown became apparent, understandably there were concerns among the kit car community about the effect ...

Opinion: Elfyn Evans is this year's WRC title favourite

Evans will again partner serial champion Ogier Toyota’s Welsh WRC whizz is ready to make up for 2020 heartbreak - and we back him to do it The bad news for rally fans in 2020 was the most disrupted (albeit fascinatingly unpredictable) season in recent history. However, the flip ...

Kia to launch seven E-GMP models by 2027

Kia Motors plans to launch seven, purpose-built, all-electric vehicle models based on the group's newly-developed electric-global modular platform (E-GMP) by 2027, according to local reports citing a company statement.

Matt Prior: Sometimes being a car journalist is a pain in the back

Prior's regular trips to ‘Cairo’ aren’t nearly as exotic as they sound "Have you booked a chiropractic appointment because of the ride?” wrote a wag when I said that I would be running a Toyota GR Yaris, shortly to appear in the Our Cars section of the magazine. Little did ...

The chips are down as semiconductor shortage bites

Modern vehicles are as reliant on computer chips as they are on their engines and chassis. Most come fitted with a number of chipsets to handle on-board functions, power infotainment systems, and to monitor and perform driving functions including advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and ...

VW opens new regional parts hub in Malaysia

Volkswagen Group has opened a new aftermarket parts distribution centre in Malaysia to supply 21 Asia-Pacific countries, according to local reports.

South Korea to aid self-driving R&D

The South Korean government said it would make available grants worth KRW1.1trn (US$1bn) over the next seven years to companies developing autonomous driving technology and related infrastructure, according to local reports.

Opinion: Youthful confidence - that's De Meo's secret

Renault's new CEO has the tools to succeed, including a radiant energy and a deep love of cars and the car business People say the “Renaulution” planned by the French giant’s new CEO, Luca de Meo, draws simply and directly from what he learned from the previous six successful and ...

Tomorrow's cockpit - more connected, versatile and immersive

A car interior must suit the owner's lifestyle, yet also be functional and flexible. Connectivity between the vehicle, passengers and outside world is also key. Continuing just-auto/AIC's series of interviews, Matthew Beecham caught up with Alexander van Laack, Vice President of Sales, FCA, ...

Trump China chip policy didn't help auto shortage - report

A global shortage of semiconductors which has led to automakers worldwide shutting assembly lines has, in some cases, been exacerbated by the outgoing Trump administration's actions against key Chinese chip factories, industry officials told Reuters.

Renault and Constellium partner on aluminium R&D

Constellium has announced that it is leading a new R&D initiative in France, Project ISA3. In partnership with Groupe Renault, ESI Group, Institut de Soudure (Welding Institute), and the University of Lorraine, this EUR7m project will develop lightweight, recyclable and cost-efficient ...

Toyota GR Supra 2.0 2021 UK review

Supra range extends into more affordable territory but sacrifices two cylinders in the process This is the new entry-level, 2.0-litre Supra. It costs usefully less than the existing 3.0-litre model but, despite having always been on sale in Toyota's home market of Japan, it very nearly didn’t ...

"Strong tensions" on semiconductor market - Valeo

Valeo says it is seeing "very strong tensions" as the impact of the semiconductor shortage continues to affect global OEMs.

Vauxhall Corsa-e 2020 long-term review

It didn't win our most recent group test, but now Vauxhall’s new supermini tries to win our hearts with petrol and electric versions *Why we ran it: *To get to know Vauxhall’s new supermini better, first in petrol and then in electric form -Month 6 - Month 5 - Month 4 - Month 3 - ...

Valeo preliminary H2 EBITDA margin 13.5% of sales

Valeo has unveiled second-half 2020 preliminary financial information, with EBITDA margin representing more than 13.5% of sales.

Shanghai motor show - first world premieres named

It might be more than three months away but already, some OEMs are announcing vehicle world debuts for the biennial Auto Shanghai. The list below will be updated constantly between now and the press preview days.

Albermarle to expand Nevada lithium production

Albemarle is to expand capacity at the company's lithium production facility in Silver Peak, Nevada and start a programme to evaluate clays and other available State resources for commercial production of lithium.

Hyundai to build China factory as part of hydrogen vehicles push

Carmaker’s plan highlights how South Korean groups are expanding in country despite pressure from US

New Renault 5 EV is not replacement for Clio or Zoe

Recently renewed Clio and Zoe won't be directly replaced by similarly sized 5, say Renault designers The rebirth of the Renault 5 as a compact electric supermini doesn't have immediate implications for the survival of the Clio and Zoe, according to the company's design bosses. The 5 is ...

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