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Roechling, Plastic Omnium help cut CO2 in new Nissan Qashqai

4:49 am U.S. ET | June 19, 2014

Roechling Automotive and Plastic Omnium help reduce the drag coefficient in the new Nissan Qashqai to 0.32 from 0.34 in the previous generation. This helps reduce the new car's CO2 emissions to a 99 grams per kilometer from 119g/km.... Read More »

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Brose, Behr, Conti keep Skoda Octavia's cabin cozy

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 14, 2014

Several suppliers contributed to the Octavia's HVAC system. The blowers are supplied by Brose; the climate control unit comes from Behr-Hella; and the air conditioning lines are supplied by both ContiTech and TI Automotive.... Read More »

Suppliers to the 2014 Ram ProMaster

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 5, 2014

Suppliers to the 2014 Ram ProMaster include HellermannTyton, Takata, A.E.C SrL Products, Oiles America, Cooper-Standard, HP Pelzer, Miniature Precision Components, ContiTech, General Bearing, GKN Driveline, Tecvox, NHK Narmco, Tesa Tape, Hitachi Cable America, Cooper-Standard and Autoliv.... Read More »

Suppliers to the 2014 Cadillac ELR

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 5, 2014

Suppliers to the 2014 Cadillac ELR include Plastomer, Burgess-Norton, Behr-Hella Thermocontrol, YH America, TRW, Coastal Automotive, Martinrea, Eagle Ottawa, Haartz, Grupo Antolin, HellermannTyton, Eberspaecher, Fisher Dynamics, ElringKlinger, GKN Driveline, General Bearing, Filtran, American Axle, ZF Lenksysteme and ContiTech.... Read More »

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TrelleborgVibracoustic helps cut CO2 in Porsche Macan

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 1, 2014

TrelleborgVibracoustic supplies the Porsche Macan's optional air springs that allow the crossover to sit 15mm lower to the ground. The lower ride helps reduces fuel consumption and CO2 emissions by 5 percent.... Read More »

Suppliers to the 2015 Ford Mustang

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 14, 2014

Suppliers to the 2015 Ford Mustang include ADAC, Haartz, G.B.I.E., MacLean-Fogg, NASCO (NHK), Zanini Auto Group, General Bearing, Nemak, ThyssenKrupp, Dana, Diamond Electric, Faurecia, Eagle Ottawa, Takata, Nexteer, FTE Automotive, Brose, Cadillac Products and Uniseal.... Read More »

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ZF 8-speed cuts fuel use in new BMW 4 series

4:41 am U.S. ET | March 12, 2014

ZF supplies the new BMW 4 series with its optional eight-speed automatic transmission. The German supplier says the transmission can help reduce fuel consumption by up to 6 percent.... Read More »

Suppliers to the 2014 Toyota Tundra

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 10, 2014

Suppliers to the 2014 Toyota Tundra include Guelph Tool, Magna, Takata, Gentex, Bowles Fluidics, Huf Huelsbeck & Fuerst, UGN, Corvac Composites, SRG Global, DYNA-MIG, CTS Automotive, Automatic Spring Products, New Mather Metals, MacLean-Fogg and Haartz and Brose.... Read More »

Chinese molding company claims to be victim in Aston Martin recall

Feb. 28, 2014 11:48 CET

The Chinese injection molding company at the center of a worldwide recall of Aston Martin cars says its name has been wrongly tarnished and it faces serious financial problems because it has lost most of its customers.... Read More »

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Honeywell turbo reduces CO2 in new Renault Clio

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 29, 2014

Honeywell’s turbocharger in the new Renault Clio helps the car’s new 90-hp 1.5-liter dCi diesel achieve fuel consumption as low as 3.2 liters per 100km and emissions of 83g/km, down from previous best of 106g/km and 3.4 liters per 100km in the powerplant that was replaced. Another way Renault improved the new Clio’s fuel economy is by reducing weight by about 100kg compared with the past-generation car by using lighter materials and components.... Read More »

Suppliers to the 2014 Toyota Corolla

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 27, 2014

Suppliers to the 2014 Toyota Corolla include Guelph Tool, Nasco, UGN, SRG Global, Huf Huelsbeck & Fuerst, Gentex, YH America, CTS Automotive, Delfingen, Corvac Composites, Midway Products, NTN Bearing, Leggett & Platt, Automatic Spring Products, DYNA-MIG, Kautex Textron, Brose and North American Lighting.... Read More »

Suppliers to the 2014 Nissan Sentra

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 27, 2014

Suppliers to the 2014 Nissan Sentra includes Mitsuba, Sunstone Components, ABC Group, AGM Automotive, Vitro, SRG Global, ZF Friedrichshafen, Fraenkische, Automatic Spring Products, MacLean-Fogg, JTEKT, BorgWarner, Plastomer and Bowles Fluidics.... Read More »

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Magna contributes to new Mercedes CLA's aerodynamics

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 7, 2014

Magna International played key roles in the Mercedes-Benz CLA's interior and exterior. Mercedes credits several Magna supplied components for helping to make the CLA 180 BlueEfficiency edition one of the most aerodynamic cars in its class.... Read More »

Suppliers to the 2014 BMW X5

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 6, 2014

Suppliers to the 2014 BMW X5 include Eberspaecher, Autoneum, Veritas, Eagle Ottawa, Guardian, Gestamp, Brembo, Stabilus, ZF Friedrichshafen, BWI Group, IFA Rotorion, Magneti Marelli, Bowles Fluidics and Wescast.... Read More »

Suppliers to the 2014 Chevrolet Traverse

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 6, 2014

Suppliers to the 2014 Chevrolet Traverse include MAP of Easton, IEE, WR Controls, Omron, Key Safety Systems, TWB, Magni, Cadillac Products, Kongsberg, HellermannTyton, Keystone Powdered Metal, Nemak, Gustav Wahler and Auma Engineered Products.... Read More »

Suppliers to the 2014 Nissan Sentra

9:39 am U.S. ET | Dec. 20, 2013

Suppliers to the 2014 Nissan Sentra include Rehau, Valeo, Coastal Automotive, Webasto, Eagle Ottawa, Sika, GHSP, INA, Maclean-Fogg, JTEKT, Mahle, Plastomer, Kautex Textron and Fraenkische. T2014 model is the seventh generation Sentra and is built in Smyrna, Tenn., and Canton, Miss.... Read More »

Suppliers to the 2014 Toyota Corolla

9:37 am U.S. ET | Dec. 20, 2013

Suppliers to the 2014 Toyota Corolla include Guelph Tool, Gentex, Huf Huelsbeck, Fuerst, AGC Automotive, Bowles Fluidics, Delfingen, Sunstone Components, Midway Products, TI Automotive, Leggett & Platt and North American Lighting. The 2014 model is the 12th generation Corolla and is built in Cambridge, Ontario and Blue Springs, Miss.... Read More »

Suppliers to the 2013 Toyota Avalon

9:34 am U.S. ET | Dec. 20, 2013

Suppliers to the 2013 Toyota Avalon include Bowles Fluidics, Angell-Demmel, Aisin, UGN, Corvac Composites, Guardian, Pilkington, Sunstone Components, Midway Products, Nasco, AGC Automotive and EFC International. The 2013 model of the Toyota Avalon was all new and is built in Georgetown, Ky.... Read More »

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Delphi helps keep the new Range Rover safe

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 18, 2013

Delphi helps keep occupants safe in the new Range Rover with systems such as it electronically scanning radar, which is linked to Land Rover’s emergency braking. This helps drivers avoid a collision if the traffic ahead slows quickly.... Read More »

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Faurecia, Plastic Omnium cut weight, emissions in new Citroen C4 Picasso

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 12, 2013

With help from Faurecia, the new C4 Picasso is the first Citroen model that meets Euro 6 emission standards for diesel cars.... Read More »

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Honeywell, Hirschvogel help cut CO2 in new VW Golf

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 6, 2013

Suppliers such as Honeywell and Hirschvogel played key roles in helping Volkswagen reduce CO2 emissions by an average of about 14 percent across the new Golf's model range.... Read More »

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ThyssenKrupp helps trim weight in new Skoda Octavia

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 10, 2013

ThyssenKrupp cut 20 percent from the weight of the crankshaft in the new Skoda Octavia's revised 1.2- and 1.4-liter TSI gasoline engines. That contribution helped Skoda parent Volkswagen Group shave 22kg from the engines. The new 1.2-liter unit weighs 97kg and a 1.4-liter powerplant weighs 106kg.... Read More »

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TRW helps BMW 3 series earn top safety rating

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 27, 2013

With help from TRW Automotive's driver and passenger airbag modules, buckle pretensioners and retractor rack and pinion, the new BMW 3 series achieved a top score of five stars from crash testing agency EuroNCAP. TRW also provides the model with its steering wheel base, switches and leather and lower front control arm.... Read More »

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Marelli gives new Ferrari F12 Berlinetta a lift

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 16, 2013

The new Ferrari F12 Berlinetta offers Magneti Marelli's optional front lifting system, which can raise the car by up to 40mm to help it better handle speed bumps.... Read More »

Volkswagen CFO Poetsch says modular vehicle production will soar by 2016

Sept. 8, 2013 10:42 CET

Volkswagen expects production of vehicles based on its new MQB modular assembly architecture to soar in the next few years, Chief Financial Officer Hans Dieter Poetsch told a German newspaper.... Read More »

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