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JLR has invested heavily in training ahead of the start of Brazilian assembly in 2016

THE WEEK THAT WAS: Range Rover Evoque Brazil build

We'll permit ourselves a small 'told you so' this week after Jaguar Land Rover finally confirmed it would build the Range Rover Evoque in Br...

CX-3 went on sale across Europe from June, with almost 10,000 units sold in the region during Q3

ANALYSIS: Mazda humiliates Toyota in Germany

It has no rich parent; no manufacturing plant in Europe; sells no hybrids, EVs or PHEVs. Plus, a new roadster has just been added to the mod...

382kW/520PS 4.0-litre turbo V8 accelerates the S8 from 0 to 100 km/h (62.1 mph) in 4.1 seconds

VEHICLE ANALYSIS: Audi S8 & future models

Suddenly, the full-sized luxury sedan segment is roaring back to life. Forget the economic stalling in some parts of the world and instead s...

Astra suspension settings for the UK were honed on North Wales roads where, no surprise, the local media launch was held. The new cars corner more precisely and flatter than their predecessors but still ride well

VEHICLE ANALYSIS: Redesigned Vauxhall (Opel) Astra

Executives' pride in Vauxhall's Ellesmere Port plant having secured the contract to be the lead factory for the new generation Astra was pal...

Subsidies for first-time car buyers created a temporary sales boom, but Thailand's car market is now in reverse

Thailand looks to end first-time buyer overhang

Thailand’s military government is desperate to draw a line under the first-time car buyer programme, a populist scheme which ran between Oct...

The trade deal may be done, but that doesn't mean the arguing is over.

ANALYSIS: What does TPP mean for autos?

A trade deal involving the US, Japan and 10 other Pacific rim countries has been agreed. The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) will reduce tra...

THE WEEK THAT WAS: Volkswagen, diesel, emissions, recalls 2 Oct 15

One guess what dominated just-auto's news, analysis and comment this week. VW, emissions, diesel and recalls, natch. Early in the week we asked: "Where will 'emissionsgate' end?" Well, for a start, some work with the slide rules by our own analysts swiftly concluded: "The expected decline of the popularity of diesel-fuelled vehicles in the European car market has been significantly accelerated."

COMMENT: What Tesla ISN'T telling us about the Model X 30 Sep 15

This presentation by Elon Musk is half an hour long but well worth watching. It demonstrates yet again that Tesla Motors doesn't do many things in the same way as other car companies.

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Four-door Renault pickup plugs a gap in Brazil

Fernando Calmon | 9 Oct 15 Oroch selling points are four doors, roomy cabin, decent payload

Around four years ago, Renault-Nissan alliance CEO Carlos Ghosn visited Brazil and said the French automaker had no plans to make a Renault (Dacia) Duster/Logan/Sandero-derived pick-up. In fact, he just seemed to be deliberately fooling everyone and, more than that, hiding his plans for a planned compact four-door pick-up for the local market.

Toyota starts testing automated driving

Graeme Roberts | 9 Oct 15 Look ma, no hands - testing on Japanese roads

Toyota has started road tests of its Highway Teammate concept, a vehicle equipped with automated driving functions that it hopes to put on sale in around five years’ time. As well as demonstrating the capabilities of next generation safety technologies, the vehicle also shows how the automaker sees the driver-car relationship evolving in the age of artificial intelligence.

ADAS seeing ‘unprecedented growth'

Dave Leggett | 8 Oct 15 Active safety systems are proliferating and Volvo is among the OEMs leading the way

As vehicle makers and suppliers bring more Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) to the market, drivers are experiencing new technologies that will fundamentally reshape the driving experience over the next ten years, according to just-auto's research unit, QUBE.

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Mitsubishi Fuso appoints extra Saudi distributor

Saudi government freezes vehicle purchases

Vietnam sales rise 49% in September, 61% YTD

Philippine sales surge 29% in September, 20% YTD

Latest Auto Interviews

Q&A: Tedrive Steering Systems on lightweighting, autonomous driving and ambitions to crack the Chinese steering market 9 Oct 15

Matthew Beecham

Continuing just-auto's series of interviews with tier one suppliers at the 2015 IAA, Matthew Beecham met with Peter Heimbrock, Director Engineering Tedrive Steering Systems GmbH to learn about its steering innovations and ambitions to grow business in China.

Q&A: Hella on tomorrow’s ADAS cameras and sensors 8 Oct 15

Matthew Beecham

Continuing just-auto’s series of interviews with tier one suppliers at the 2015 IAA, Matthew Beecham met with Dr Christian Amsel, Member of the Executive Board, Business Division Electronics, Hella to enquire about tomorrow’s advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) cameras and sensors.

Q&A: Tenneco on emission technologies and multi-function sensors 7 Oct 15

Matthew BeechamBen Patel, Tim Jackson

Continuing just-auto's series of interviews with tier one suppliers at the 2015 IAA show, Matthew Beecham talked to Tim Jackson, Executive Vice President Technology, Strategy and Business Development, Tenneco Inc and Ben Patel, Vice President, Clean Air, Global Research and Development and Systems Integration, Tenneco Inc.

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Questions on VW's corporate culture

Dave Leggett, just-auto editorial team Dave Leggett | 25 Sep 15

It's been quite a week for Volkswagen. The unfolding diesel emissions scandal is one of those stories that, as journalists love to say, has legs.

Buick's next LaCrosse breaks cover in China

Graeme Roberts, just-auto editorial team Graeme Roberts | 25 Sep 15

Claimed 'first spy shots' of the redesigned 2016 Buick LaCrosse have been obtained by a Chinese autos website. This is the Chinese variant which will be made by the Shanghai-GM joint venture and is included in just-auto's Product Lifecycle Database (PLDB). It will be an important new car line for GM's Buick brand in China, its largest market.

And now, the Chinese Rolls-Royce phantom clone

Graeme Roberts, just-auto editorial team Graeme Roberts | 18 Sep 15

Never mind your Chinese BMW and Land Rover knock-offs. How about this copy of a 1961 Rolls-Royce Phantom?

Hot Automotive Issues

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

Quarterly results are here again

Quarterly results are here again

Second quarter, half year, first fiscal quarter, etc, etc. We have covered the ones we think you should know about. All here in one handy pack.

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.

Auto Market Research

Global heavy trucks market

Global heavy trucks market

This QUBE report from just-auto provides a comprehensive overview of the global heavy trucks market, major manufacturers, top markets, manufacturing 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 engine technologies market- forecasts to 2030

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Global light vehicle safety systems market- forecasts to 2030

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Global light vehicle steering market- forecasts to 2030

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Global light vehicle HVAC market- forecasts to 2030

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