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SAIC GM Wuling's 7-seat Baojun 730: one of the big hits of '15

ANALYSIS: Making sense of China's sales volatility

Just as in Europe, India or the USA, looking at China as one market doesn't give you the full picture. Differences across geographical areas...

After hybrids comes Toyota's fuel cell express

THE WEEK THAT WAS: Toyota's FCV cometh

Toyota's GB's 50th birthday announcement it would launch the Mirai this September attracted a lot of interest on just-auto this week, as wel...

Top Barbarian spec has all the bling - chrome and bright trim everywhere, mood lighting, lots of technology and superb 4WD ability for owners brave enough

VA: Minnow Mitsubishi not short on L200 claims

Minnow Mitsubishi Motors UK (MMUK) is only a bit player in the 2.5m unit UK new car and 321,000 commercial vehicle market but has long punch...

Honda's latest Jazz is a very important model for Europe, where it is looking to revive sales

Honda flexes for a younger product portfolio

With its's fourth major launch or model update so far this year, Honda could be accused of running to catch up having put development on hol...

Design, weight and durability all factor into the final parameters of a wheel.

RESEARCH SNAPSHOT: Review of road wheels

Continuing just-auto’s series of research snapshots – pulled from its automotive research platform, QUBE - Matthew Beecham reviews some tren...

New DS 5 costs from £25,980-£32,470

ANALYSIS: New DS 5 & the future of PSA's new brand

It will soon be 60 years since the Citroën DS was revealed to dropped jaws at the 1955 Paris motor show. Now, PSA has a more subtle desire t...

COMMENT: Outdated driver protocols need review 20 Jul 15

The protocols which govern the use of motor vehicles are enshrined in the United Nations Convention on Road Traffic. One of its key stipulations is that "every driver shall at all times be able to control his vehicle". Those 12 words are currently the greatest barrier to the introduction of self-driving vehicles.

THE WEEK THAT WAS: The car he said he'd never do? 17 Jul 15

Starter for 10 - what new car headed for launch at Frankfurt next September is a vehicle the chief designer swore he'd never do?

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Top Auto News

FRANKFURT DEBUTS LIST: Ferrari 488 Spider added

Glenn Brooks | 29 Jul 15 Press days are 15 & 16 September

Ferrari is the latest brand to confirm the details of a motor show world premiere for the 2015 Frankfurt IAA.

North America boosts Ford Q2 profits

Graeme Roberts | 28 Jul 15 'This is one of the strongest
quarters in our recent history with
our best automotive quarterly
profit since 2000, record any quarter profit in North America
and record second quarter profit
in Asia Pacific. We have four more
global vehicle launches this year
to complete the 16 planned and
we're on track to deliver great
results for the rest of the year,' said CFO Bob Shanks in a statement

Ford Motor Company on Tuesday (28 July) said it was "on track for a breakthrough year" after posting its best automotive quarterly profit since 2000 in the second quarter of 2015.

Alliance-Daimler JV to build and run factory

Graeme Roberts | 28 Jul 15 Infiniti's Q30 will start JV production off in Mexico; was previewed at Frankfurt a couple of years ago

Daimler and the Renault-Nissan Alliance have formed a joint venture company to oversee the building and operation of the Mexican factory that eventually will build Mercedes and Infiniti models.

Recent News - (Updated: 5:33pm 28 Jul 2015)

Know-how crucial to current Iran suppliers: IKCO

IKCO cautions sanctions impact could take months

GM plans new family of emerging markets models

GM small car plan targets emerging markets

Honda sets production records in June

Maruti Suzuki books healthy Q1 profit

Renault Duster to get automatic transmission

Škoda plans summer factory expansion, maintenance

Latest Auto Interviews

Q&A: Paul Philpott, MD of Kia Motors UK - Part 2 23 Jul 15

Glenn BrooksChina's KX3 is not being adapted for Europe but Paul Philpott says another B-SUV is planned

In the second of a two-part Q&A, Paul Philpott reveals when Kia will launch a B-crossover, how he won't rule out one day outselling Toyota, and the secret of how a cheap cars brand became one now selling GBP40,000-plus models.

Q&A: Paul Philpott, MD of Kia Motors UK - Part 1 23 Jul 15

Glenn BrooksPaul Philpott, 48, has been UK MD since July 2012

There years ago this month Paul Philpott became the managing director of Kia Motors for the UK and Ireland. This followed a stint at Kia Motors Europe (KME) in Frankfurt and prior to that, senior roles at Ford of Britain and Toyota GB.

INTERVIEW: Tony Walker eyes growth for Toyota UK manufacturing 21 Jul 15

Dave LeggettTony Walker

With two recently revised models launching on the European market, Toyota is upbeat over prospects for the plant that makes them at Burnaston, in the UK. Dave Leggett caught up with Toyota Motor Manufacturing UK Deputy Managing Director Tony Walker for an update on UK manufacturing operations.

Automotive Blog

Honda: a bit more than a car company

Dave Leggett, just-auto editorial team Dave Leggett | 22 Jul 15

Car companies that do other things besides making cars always provide a certain fascination.

Papped in Prague: the facelifted Porsche 911

Glenn Brooks, just-auto editorial team Glenn Brooks | 16 Jul 15

Its official debut might be just under two months away at the Frankfurt IAA, but the mid-life refresh for the 911 has been seen in public. The pics have appeared, inevitably, on FaceBook.

Fiat 500 - car or fashion accessory?

Roger Stansfield | 16 Jul 15

The Fiat 500 –­ car or fashion accessory? At the launch of the updated model this week there was plenty of evidence to suggest it's more the latter than the former.

Hot Automotive Issues

How much auto industry consolidation lies ahead?

How much auto industry consolidation lies ahead?

For automotive OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers, interest in M&A has accelerated recently. FCA chief Sergio Marchionne has said that more consolidation is needed among global automakers to raise scale and efficiency. In the supplier sector, too, future industrial consolidation is a hot topic. Besides the recent completion of ZF's takeover of TRW, Delphi has said it is ready to move quickly to make a major acquisition.

Mexico attracts wave of automotive industry FDI

Mexico attracts wave of automotive industry FDI

Mexico is attracting a wave of investment from OEMs attracted to its position as a low-cost NAFTA supplier to the US as well as its favourable trading arrangements with Latin American markets to the south. Ford and Toyota are the latest OEMs to announce significant new Mexico investments.

Russian Automotive Forum sees domestic opportunity as Rouble falls

Russian Automotive Forum sees domestic opportunity as Rouble falls

Soaring inflation, sky-high interest rates, a depreciating Rouble and a 50% drop in oil prices have seen unprecedented economic headwinds batter Russia. But despite that backdrop, domestic OEMs and suppliers saw genuine opportunity at the Russian Automotive Forum in Moscow. We've grouped all the coverage here.

Geneva 2015

Geneva 2015

If it's March, it's the Geneva show

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Global light vehicle safety systems market- forecasts to 203

Global light vehicle safety systems market- forecasts to 2030

This QUBE report from just-auto provides a comprehensive overview of the global automotive safety systems sector, major suppliers, top 14 markets, technology trends and market size forecasts. Use this report to gain a quick overview of the sector and to understand the size and scope of the world's key markets.. Read more

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Global light vehicle roof systems market- forecasts to 2030

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Ford Motor Company (F) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

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