PSA – FCA Merger: Intensifying Development of B-segment BEV Sold Below 2 Million Japanese Yen


Editorial At the end of October 2019, PSA and FCA announced that they had agreed to a 50:50 business integration. A senior official of the French government which owns 12.3% of PSA shares (ratio of voting rights: 9.75%) also issued a statement to support the integration. The integration of the two companies will create the world’s fourth-largest automobile manufacturer after VW, Renault / Nissan / Mitsubishi and Toyota in terms of global sales. European and US media regard this integrationRead more...

JSAE/SAE Powertrains, Fuels and Lubricants International Meeting: Discussing the Direction of Powertrain Development with an Aim for Zero Emissions in 2050 (Part 3 of 4)


2019 P, F & L Day 2: Technical Workshop 2 “Contribution of Fuel and Lubricant Technologies Towards Zero Emissions in 2050” ・On the second day, a technical workshop titled “Contribution of Fuel and Lubricant Technologies Towards Zero Emissions in 2050” was held, and the following six speakers gave a presentation. Technical Workshop 2 Perspectives on Motor Vehicle Fuels and Energy Beyond 2030 and Towards 2050 ・Professor Yasuhiro Daisho (Waseda University) delivered a speech on importance tRead more...

GM Aims to Increase Profits Through Selection and Concentration of Products and Markets


GM strives to increase profits through “selection and concentration” in the areas of products and markets. GM aims to reduce its passenger car lineup, whose sales are sluggish, expand small truck products such as CUVs and pickup trucks, and strengthen development of next-generation technologies such as BEVs and autonomous vehicles. GM will withdraw from Europe and Asian countries and specialize in the United States and China where profitability is expected. GM has stopped MHEV eAssist and is Read more...

Toyota Corolla: Adopting TNGA-C to Increase Size and Component Sharing Rate (Part 2 of 2)


Cockpit The layout of pillars and the instrument panel of the new Corolla have been changed to emphasize the ease of driving for drivers. In order to improve front visibility, the instrument panel was made horizontal and its height was lowered including the meter hood. The A-pillar is made of high-tensile material to reduce its diameter. Optional equipment for upper grades such as a wireless charging function for smartphones, steering heaters and seat heaters are also available. Vehicle bodRead more...


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2019.11.18 Israel OEM Activities Porsche invests in Israeli start-up Tactile Mobility
2019.11.18 World OEM Activities TRATON and Hino establish a procurement joint venture
2019.11.18 China OEM Activities Volkswagen strengthens brand presentation in China: MEB roadmap, new models and new brand design
2019.11.18 Germany OEM Activities Porsche and SAP announce strategic partnership
2019.11.18 India OEM Activities Volkswagen Group India consolidates into a new entity: ŠKODA AUTO Volkswagen India Private Limited
2019.11.18 Czech Republic New Models ŠKODA KAMIQ GT
2019.11.18 Spain OEM Activities SEAT: Biofuel project.
2019.11.18 Germany OEM Activities Audi electrifies Munich: new, free charging, parking and shuttle service at airport
2019.11.18 USA OEM Activities Hyundai Autonomous Cars Hit the Streets in Irvine, California
2019.11.18 Germany OEM Activities Opel Continues Electrification Offensive: 8 Electrified Models by 2021
2019.11.18 R.Korea OEM Activities Hyundai Motor Accelerates Hydrogen Technology Development through Strategic Investments
2019.11.18 R.Korea OEM Activities Hyundai Motor Company Reveals Commercial Truck Mobility Vision at NACV Show
2019.11.18 Germany New Models Electrifying full-size sedan: the Audi A6 55 TFSI e quattro
2019.11.18 Czech Republic New Models Production of SUPERB iV begins
2019.11.18 Germany New Models Porsche extends electric sports car model range with the Taycan 4S