Chinese Startup Readies Electric MPV

Shanghai-based Iconiq Motors says it is planning a production version of the Seven concept electric MPV in China it unveiled at last week’s Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance in California.
#asia #Magna


“Automobility ‘16”: The Road to Tomorrow

It’s gone from being a matter of “if” to one of “when.” And there is something of a subset to that “when” of “how much at what time.” The topic, of course, is autonomy.
#Qualcomm #Hyundai #Delphi


Magna Posts 16% Sales Gain

Magna International Inc.’s revenue soared 16% to a record US$9.4 billion in the second quarter.
#Daimler #Volkswagen #MercedesBenz

End of the Line for Bimmer Z4 Roadster

BMW AG will stop making the Z4 roadster next month, BMW Blog reports. The Bimmer enthusiast website notes that this will leave a temporary gap in the carmaker’s lineup until the all-new roadster BMW is co-developing with Toyota is launched sometime in the next two years.
#europe #Magna #BMW

Autonomous Vehicles

Magna’s Role in Self-Driving Cars

Magna International Inc. is helping car companies integrate such building blocks for autonomous driving as automatic steering, adaptive cruise control and emergency automatic braking.


Detroit Auto Show to Add Autonomous Test Drives

Attendees at next January’s Detroit auto show will be able to experience various automated vehicle technologies on a closed-loop test track.
#ZF #GeneralMotors #Magna

Autonomous Vehicles

Linamar Explores Opportunities with Apple and Google

Canada’s Linamar Corp. is talking with Apple and Google about supplying unspecified components for the autonomous electric vehicle programs at both tech companies.
#Apple #Magna #FiatChryslerAutomobiles


Magna Plans U.K. Aluminum Casting Plant

Magna International Inc.’s Cosma International arm plans to build an aluminum casting facility in Telford, England, to support Jaguar Land Rover’s U.K. manufacturing operations.
#facilities #europe #Magna


Magna Steyr to Build New BMW, Toyota Roadsters?

The new roadsters being jointly developed by BMW AG and Toyota Motor Corp. will be produced at Magna Steyr’s plant in Graz, Austria, reports Kleine Zeitung.
#facilities #europe #MINI


Magna’s 1Q Sales, Earnings Rise

Magna International Inc. reports its sales climbed 15% to US$8.9 billion, and net income rose 8% to $492 million in January-March.
#Magna #Volvo #Ford


The 2017 Kia Sportage

Kia Motors America COO and executive vice president says this crossover is “crafted for the urban pioneer.” And it is designed and engineered for competing in one of the hottest segments in the overall auto market.
#Toyota #Honda #Nissan


Apple Sets Up EV Team in Berlin

Apple Inc. has assembled about 20 “progressive” thinkers in Berlin to help with its secret Project Titan electric car project, the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung says.
#europe #Magna #Apple

Suppliers Recognized for Lightweight Innovations in PACE Awards

The winners of this year’s PACE Awards (Premier Automotive Suppliers’ Contribution to Excellence) for product innovation include 11 suppliers from six countries.
#Valeo #GKN #Magna


Magna Sales, Income Drop

Magna International Inc. reports its sales and net income fell 3% to US$8.6 billion and 6% to US$483 million, respectively, in the fourth quarter of 2015.

Suppliers Making Bold Moves

#Delphi #BorgWarner #Magna


Magna Finalizes Purchase of Getrag

  Canada’s Magna International Inc. has completed its acquisition of German transmission maker Getrag Group of Companies.
#Daimler #Magna #Renault

Lear Readies "Smart" Seat Technology

Lear Corp. is developing a self-adjusting seat—featuring biometric sensors similar to those on the latest wearable devices—that measures and automatically adapts itself to an occupant’s size.
#Faurecia #JohnsonControls #Magna

On the smart fortwo

Make no mistake: the smart fortwo is all new. But it is still a car designed and engineered for the urban environment.
#smart #Faurecia #HP

Autonomous Vehicles

Study Ranks Audi, BMW, Daimler and GM as Leaders in Self-Drive

Navigant Consulting Inc.’s new autonomous vehicle report ranks Daimler AG as the top carmaker in terms of strategy and execution for the emerging technology.
#Mazda #Honda #Renault

PACE Award Nominees Announced

Automotive News has announced the list of finalists for the 2016 PACE Awards (Premier Automotive Suppliers' Contribution to Excellence). The group includes 28 technologies from 21 different suppliers in seven countries.
#Valeo #GKN #BorgWarner