Gareth Price visits HMMC, Hyundai’s fully integrated production operation at the centre of Europe
Nissan has been testing new ergonomic-assistance devices to be worn by assembly workers performing overhead tasks
Sales of hybrid and battery electric vehicles are set for significant regional divergence, which could fragment economies of scale across automotive production, R&D and technology costs, according to a new powertrain forecast by Automotive from Ultima Media
India - Ford will transfer control of its assembly operations in India to Mahindra
China - The new plant in Pinghu could produce electric vehicles under the Mini marque
Germany - The new Golf is being produced faster than its predecessor thanks to various improvements to the Volkswagen’s Wolfsburg plant
UK - Bentley Motors is now producing the new Flying Spur at its Crewe plant
The iconic manufacturer of vacuum cleaners has cancelled plans to develop and build an EV. That was probably a smart decision, considering the huge costs, competition and struggling market that Dyson would have been entering. An analysis from Ultima Media’s automotive analyst, Daniel Harrison.
Ahead of stringent EU emissions targets starting in 2020, some carmakers are pursuing strategies that actually go against what they will ultimately need to do to reduce hefty fines. This makes sense – but only for now
In the face of government and citizens’ rising concern over climate change, vehicle emission regulations around the world are tightening, especially in Europe. In our latest business intelligence report, we forecast that carmakers will face hefty fines under tightening vehicle emission targets, driven largely by factors outside their control.
UK - Jaguar Land Rover has been testing a 3D-printed glove to prevent injuries to production line workers
The downturn in automotive sales volume creates many challenges, but the transitional state of the industry also provides many business opportunities including manufacturing, according to a forecast and report from Ultima Media.
US - The new Navistar plant will be used to build commercial vehicles in a variety of different sizes
The high R&D, production and supply chain costs of electric vehicles could mean that OEMs will be selling most at a loss for years to come, according to a report by Automotive from Ultima Media.
The Toyota-PSA venture combines talents for the production of a trio of city cars. Gareth Price reports
Production of the new Defender has just started at the Jaguar Land Rover factory in Nitra
Nick Gibbs reports from a renowned Russian plant that, despite a challenging domestic market, aims for a return to the high volumes of its colourful history
With a healthy automotive supply chain and financial incentives on offer, Slovakia was an attractive prospect for JLR to expand its production facility network, as Nick Gibbs reports
US - The OEM is spending millions to upgrade the facility, which has attracted investment from suppliers in nearby factories