• Auto vacancies due to UK skills shortage - report

    Auto vacancies due to UK skills shortage - report

    Up to 5,000 job vacancies in the UK automotive industry could be vacant due to a skills shortage affecting the sector, according to a new report from the Automotive Council.

  • Kwid and Brazilian Captur are Renault’s best bets

    Kwid and Brazilian Captur are Renault’s best bets

    Renault Brazil would prefer to launch the Captur first ahead of the Kwid to take advantage of a wave of compact SUVs in a segment likely to become the second most important in Brazil this year and second only to compact hatchbacks and saloons.

  • VW Group quality chief leaves

    VW Group quality chief leaves

    Volkswagen Group’s quality chief, Frank Tuch, is leaving the company at his own request to assume new responsibilities elsewhere.

  • Volvo nixes range extenders

    Volvo nixes range extenders

    Volvo has decided against using range-extenders with its hybrid models, or using internal combustion engines to charge up batteries on the move because of the increased fuel consumption this causes.

  • The eight influential megatrends set to disrupt the automotive industry

    The eight influential megatrends set to disrupt the automotive industry

    The global automotive industry stands on the brink of unprecedented change due to the impact of eight discrete megatrends, according to a new report from just-auto, set to be published next month.

Latest Automotive Insights

Stephen Winkelmann was well suited to lead the Lamborghini brand within VW Group; he now moves to Audi

Analysis - Bull market for Lamborghini

The boss moves on as the supercar maker rides high, untouched by the troubles of its owner, writes Ray Hutton....

Fabric top opens/shuts in 20 seconds and at up to 50km/h

F23 2 Series Convertible & future BMWs

While it may be true that worldwide sales of convertibles have peaked, that doesn’t mean there isn’t still good business to be had from this...

Scion's Millennials have moved on. Time to go mainstream again

THE WEEK THAT WAS - Scion and Ford workers' chop

The two top-read stories on just-auto this week were both on subjects I get no joy from publishing - axing of a brand and (so far, voluntary...

RenaultSport Trophy is powered by 220hp 1.6 turbo engine

Clio R.S. 220 Trophy & future Renaults

Does it matter that a version of the Clio now holds the record as the fastest small hatchback at the 20.8km long Nordschleife? To Renault it...

Kia Sportage 4G - much improved, particularly inside

THE WEEK - New car, mergers, results, Iran

Started the week with, shock horror, driving an actual car for once, in fact several - old Kia Sportage as a means of transportation to the...

Range Rover Sport SVR is the fastest Land Rover yet

Range Rover Sport SVR - the fastest Land Rover yet

Jaguar has been in the news this week with the first details of the F-TYPE SVR. We should get used to those initials, as they signify what y...


ASEAN vehicle sales fall 4% in 2015 27 Jan 16

New vehicle sales in southeast Asia’s six largest markets expanded by 4.4% to 858,872 units in the fourth quarter of 2015, compared with 822,888 units in the same period of last year, according to compiled exclusively for just-auto by AsiaMotorBusiness.com.


Briefing - How would a self-driving vehicle change your daily commute? (Part 2) 26 Jan 16

The second part of this month’s briefing reviews just some of the supplier autonomous driving innovations that caught our eye in the consumer electronics show (CES) and Detroit auto show this month. While they may not be household names, the likes of Autoliv, Bosch, Continental, Delphi, Denso, Magna, Valeo, Visteon and ZF TRW will heavily influence how your autonomous car will perform. Here, the tech talk is on sensor fusion (critical for self-driving cars), connectivity and vehicle-to-everything. In the meantime, semi-autonomous technologies are becoming more affordable thereby paving the way for mass-vehicle market growth.

Thought Leaders


Top Auto News

Kwid and Brazilian Captur are Renault’s best bets

Graeme Roberts | 9 Feb 16 Renault Kwid was launched in India in mid-2015

Renault Brazil would prefer to launch the Captur first ahead of the Kwid to take advantage of a wave of compact SUVs in a segment likely to become the second most important in Brazil this year and second only to compact hatchbacks and saloons. The Captur is not due for launch until the first quarter of 2017.


VW Group quality chief leaves

Dave Leggett | 9 Feb 16 VW Group's reorganisation continues...

Volkswagen Group’s quality chief, Frank Tuch, is leaving the company at his own request to assume new responsibilities elsewhere.


Auto vacancies due to UK skills shortage - report

Graeme Roberts | 9 Feb 16 A skills shortage in the UK has left thousands of auto industry jobs unfilled, a new report claims

Up to 5,000 job vacancies in the UK automotive industry could be vacant due to a skills shortage affecting the sector, according to a new report from the Automotive Council.

Recent News - (Updated: 12:33pm 9 Feb 2016)

GM open to hybrid tech partnerships

Geneva premieres list - Ferrari GTC4Lusso

ArcelorMittal sells 35% Gestamp stake for US$932m

New Ford plant for Mexico & Prius rival - report

Car sales in Western Europe up 5.9% in January

PSA quiet on any IKCO sanctions 'compensation'

US Class 8 truck orders crash in January

Indian sales bolster Suzuki in third quarter

Latest Auto Interviews

Q&A – Phil Eyler, president, Harman Connected Car division 9 Feb 16

Craig ThomasHarman showcased its LIVS (Life-Enhancing Intelligent Vehicle Solution) platform at the recent Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, in the Rinspeed Etos concept car

Connectivity is currently a key area of development for OEMs and will remain so over the coming years. Craig Thomas recently caught up with Phil Eyler, president of Harman’s Connected Car Division, to talk about the company’s future strategy.


Q&A - Visteon CEO Sachin Lawande 1 Feb 16

Dave LeggettSachin Lawande

Visteon specialises in providing cockpit electronics to automotive manufacturers worldwide. CEO Sachin Lawande outlines the company’s strategic priorities as he sees them and offers views on the industry’s broader development. Dave Leggett recently caught up with him in Detroit.


HERE Automotive on strategies to support autonomous driving 1 Feb 16

Cat Dow

At the 2016 CES, Cat Dow talked with Floris Van Der Klashorst, vice-president of HERE Automotive. HERE's a creator of connected navigation solutions and since December 2015 has been owned by an alliance of the German automakers Audi, BMW and Daimler.

Automotive Blog

Why PSA might be on to something with the DS brand

Dave Leggett, just-auto editorial team Dave Leggett | 25 Jan 16

I got to visit the Louvre museum in Paris last week with PSA Peugeot-Citroen. It was a pretty lavish affair for a facelift to the DS 3 model, but the scale of the event and the lavishness points to how important the premium DS brand is to PSA.


The old and the new

Dave Leggett, just-auto editorial team Dave Leggett | 11 Jan 16

This is coming to you from a chilly Detroit. I am in town this week for the auto show (NAISA) and to attend some industry conferences.


Happy New Year!

Dave Leggett, just-auto editorial team Dave Leggett | 4 Jan 16

Let me begin 2016 by wishing everyone reading this a very Happy New Year! If you had a festive break, I hope it was a good one. It seemed to pass rather quickly for me, as ever.

Hot Automotive Issues

CES show 2016

CES show 2016

The Consumer Electronics Show held in Las Vegas is fast becoming as important an attraction for motor industry watchers as key motor shows as autos and consumer electronics converge. Our coverage from this year's juicy techfest is grouped here

FKG Annual Suppliers' Forum 2015

FKG Annual Suppliers' Forum 2015

FKG, the Scandinavian Automotive Supplier Association, is a trade association with almost 400 members looking after the interests of the Scandinavian automotive supplier community. The FKG's annual Supplier Forum provides a valuable platform for the discussion of current concerns. This year's event in the FKG's home town of Gothenburg was as lively as ever. Simon Warburton attended for just-auto.

Volkswagen's emissions crisis

Volkswagen's emissions crisis

Volkswagen Group is at the centre of a scandal originating in the US that has revealed the rigging of emissions tests for VW diesel models. The crisis has direct implications for Volkswagen in the US and could spread to other parts of the world.

Frankfurt Show 2015

Frankfurt Show 2015

It's show time in Germany's financial centre again - where did two years go? All our previews and coverage are here

Auto Market Research

Automotive light-vehicle sensors - technology, trends and fo

Automotive light-vehicle sensors - technology, trends and forecasts to 2030

New to just-auto this quarter, this report has been extracted from QUBE and provides a comprehensive overview of the vehicle lightweighting megatrend, the technologies, materials and suppliers involved, and material content forecasts out to 2029... Read more

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Global light vehicle turbochargers market- forecasts to 2030

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Global light vehicle HVAC market- forecasts to 2030

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Global light vehicle OE exhaust & emissions aftertreatment systems - forecasts to 2030

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Global vehicle lightweighting - technology, trends and the future

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