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Canada feels the chill


Trading challenges and dwindling investment is putting Canada’s automotive manufacturers under pressure. Nick Gibbs reports

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FCA starts building BEV production line

2019-07-15T14:20:00+01:00By AMS

Italy - The highly automated line will be used to make the Fiat 500 BEV

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The Fiat-Renault merger – inevitability postponed?

2019-06-18T15:44:00+01:00By Ian Henry

Ian Henry provides insight on the situation between FCA and its partners and potential partners


US plants – stick or twist?

2019-04-10T13:42:00+01:00By Michael Nash

Several carmakers have recently outlined plans to alter their production activities in the US. Some announcements have been positive, with large investments being made to build new facilities as well as upgrade existing ones. Others have detailed plant closures.

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Unease in the East

2018-11-21T14:15:00+00:00By Nick Gibbs

Falling sales, electrification and mega mergers: Nick Gibbs provides an overview of the current automotive industry trends in China

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Raising the roof

2018-11-19T10:51:00+00:00By Inos Automation

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The break-up of Fiat Chrysler gathers pace

2018-11-15T10:28:00+00:00By Ian Henry

A couple of years ago, Ferrari became an independent quoted company, separate from Fiat Chrysler. This was followed by the separation of CNH Industrials, the holding company for Iveco Trucks. Now Fiat Chrysler has spun off its components activity, Magneti Marelli, to CK Holdings in a deal worth over 6bn ...

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Out now: North America 2018

2018-08-24T16:24:26+01:00By Gareth Price

When it comes to America and automotive manufacturing, some things are impossible to ignore. Foremost among them are: The Big Three, the light truck segment and Trump. In our latest global region supplement, we bring you the full set.

Forging the deal

Forging the deals

2018-08-24T15:03:40+01:00By Ian Henry

Ian Henry examines the key trends in the North American automotive supplier sector where technological progress and feisty trade policies continue to present a range of business challenges

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Home truths

2018-08-23T16:13:32+01:00By Ian Henry

Once the battles over tariffs settle down, North America”s own brands can focus on the rapid and significant changes the domestic market is demanding. Ian Henry reports

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A bigger, bolder Belvidere

2018-08-23T15:31:39+01:00By Mike Farish

The transfer of the Jeep Cherokee production from Ohio to Illinois was the first part of FCA’s response to the growing demand for more SUVs. Mike Farish reports

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NAFTA: the saga so far...

2018-08-23T14:55:17+01:00By Nick Gibbs

Seven rounds of talks have taken place since NAFTA renegotiation began last year but the trio of nations are no closer to agreeing a deal. Nick Gibbs reports

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The man who saved Fiat and Chrysler

2018-08-06T13:48:41+01:00By Ian Henry

Sergio Marchionne was a remarkable man. He dominated the auto industry’s headlines and news agenda and his passing robs the industry of one of its few star names

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Foreign policy friction

2018-05-21T12:57:41+01:00By Ian Henry

Tariffs on steel imports, NAFTA renegotiation and the return to sanctions on Iran have been at the centre of recent policy actions by the US president; the implications for the auto industry are potentially severe but how things will develop are far from clear.

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Lofty production plans

2018-04-26T15:36:07+01:00By Ian Henry

AMS provides a summary of the latest electrification plans outlined by numerous OEMs across the world

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A race for third place

2018-03-02T12:24:48+00:00By Nick Gibbs

India’s vehicle sales are booming to the benefit of a handful of established manufacturers, but it’s still a tricky market for those on the sidelines

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Standard bearers

2018-02-12T16:23:21+00:00By Mike Farish

A current programme run by the International Automotive Task Force is looking to revise the technical specification IATF16949, the published standard informing quality management across the automotive industry worldwide


Chemical composition

2017-10-31T15:08:59+00:00By Mike Farish

The greater use of mixed materials in vehicle construction has required changes to the pretreatment process

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EVs abound, but where’s the power?

2017-09-22T17:24:41+01:00By Ian Henry

This year’s Frankfurt Motor Show was a little different from previous occasions, with some notable absentees – namely Nissan, Peugeot, Volvo and FCA. Something else I was struck (rather than surprised) by was the increasing focus on electric vehicles (EVs). The diesel scandal has led to a major shift in ...

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The upward curve of servo

2017-09-08T16:40:58+01:00By Mike Farish

The recent installation of what is claimed to be the biggest ever servopress machine anywhere in global automotive metalforming sector demonstrates the key advances made in pressing technology