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Escort is unique to China: its replacement will use the next Focus' platform

Ford's future models and platforms

In contrast to the Volkswagen Group, TMC, GM, HMG, Renault-Nissan-AvtoVAZ-MMC, Honda Motor, FCA and other major OEMs, Ford Motor Company wil...

A friendly fist bump between neighbours or trade friction ahead? Word for the day: Uncertainty

What does 'Brexit' mean for the auto sector?

In the end it was a narrow result, but the UK’s voters have voted to leave the European Union. What are the implications for the automotive...

Who'd be the prime minister that 'lost' the UK for Europe? David Cameron will be gone by October

And so Brexit begins - The Week That Was

It would be fair to say that fear and trepidation abounds here in the UK this day as, after the polls were proved wrong (again), we learned...

'Thor's hammer' headlights say 'Volvo'

The self-driving Volvo is getting closer

It didn't take too long on the Volvo S90/V90 international media launch in sunny southern Spain for Naughty Boy here to get a lecture on Vol...

Monroe’s ACOCAR active suspension layout as fitted to an SUV.

Active suspension systems - briefing

An electronic (‘intelligent’ or ‘active’) suspension system can control the vertical movement of a vehicle’s wheels relative to its chassis...

Prius averaged 58.1mpg over the course of a week's driving

Toyota finally makes an economical Prius

The Prius has always been an engineering tour de force. What it hasn't ever been, is a genuinely economical model in all conditions and in a...

Volkswagen’s steady hand on the tiller - Comment 20 Jun 16

While we still do not know the full cost of the diesel emissions scandal to Volkswagen Group (it’s still early days in terms of totting up the full damage), the company has at least set out its long-term strategy.

VW's amazing new 1.0-litre Golf engine - Analysis 20 Jun 16

The new turbocharged 1.0-litre three-cylinder petrol engine which Volkswagen has quietly slipped into the Golf is one of the best kept secrets of 2016. Power, torque, CO2 and economy are all state of the art, but the best bit is how terrific it sounds - like an old school BMW six-cylinder.

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NHTSA to investigate Tesla autopilot fatality

Dave Leggett | 1 Jul 16 The fatality under 'autopilot' is clearly bad news for Tesla, but plenty of other OEMs will be watching the investigation closely

The US federal highways safety authority - NHTSA - is to investigate a fatal accident involving a Tesla Model S being driven in Autopilot mode.

NHTSA tells Takata Honda owners to get fix now

Graeme Roberts | 1 Jul 16 NHTSA is telling owners of some older Acura and Honda models to get the airbags changed immediately

The US government reportedly has advised owners of 313,000 recalled Honda and Acura vehicles to replace their Takata-made airbags immediately after testing showed there’s as high as a 50% chance of rupture in a crash.

OESA cautions on lower revenue after Brexit vote

Simon Warburton | 1 Jul 16 OESA concerned on post-Brexit lower revenue, but quit process may take years to implement

America's component manufacturing body says it expects lower revenue for its members following the UK's shock decision to leave the European Union (EU).

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Kia marks a year in Mexico

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Continental presents 13 suppliers with awards

UK minister puts tariff-free EU trade as priority

BMW teams up with Mobileye and Intel

Toyota "no change" to UK set-up in medium-term

UK car industry ‘robust and ready for challenges’

UK car manufacturing up 26% in May

Latest Auto Interviews

Arxan Technologies on security risks with connected cars – Q&A 29 Jun 16

Matthew BeechamMatt Clemens

US-based Arxan Technologies specialises in application security. Its solutions are used to protect a number of applications across a range of industries, including automotive. With an increasing number of cars fitted with wireless connectivity, Matt Clemens, security solutions architect at Arxan Technologies explains the security risks and what a driver can do to stay safe.

Bang & Olufsen on developing smart audio solutions - Q&A 20 Jun 16

Matthew BeechamGreg Sikora

Bang & Olufsen branded audio products are available in a range of Audi, Aston Martin, BMW and Mercedes-Benz car models. Greg Sikora, manager acoustic systems engineering, Bang & Olufsen automotive audio at Harman lifestyle division explains what such OEMs expect, how it is staying premium in an increasingly commodity market and whether the rise of electric and hybrid cars will impact our listening habits. The automotive business of Bang & Olufsen was acquired by Harman in May 2015.

Volvo Cars' Anders Eugensson on strategy – Interview 16 Jun 16

Chris WrightAnders Eugensson

When Volvo announced its 20/20 vision in 2008 - that no one would be killed or seriously injured in one of its cars by the year 2020 - autonomous cars and connectivity were virtually nowhere on the automotive agenda.

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White nights and networking in St Petersburg

Simon Warburton, just-auto editorial team Simon Warburton | 22 Jun 16

So another St Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) has flashed by in its usual white blur of back-to-back press conferences and some of the highest level networking I've ever seen.

New Normal becomes New Reality in BRIC parlance

Simon Warburton, just-auto editorial team Simon Warburton | 15 Jun 16

Russia or more specifically, St Petersburg, is hosting its 16th International Economic Forum here in its mighty second city and it's a continued show of defiance against a West, which is equally stubborn in its insistence of maintaining a frosty disapproval of The Kremlin's Crimea and possibly Eastern Ukraine involvement

Colossal China powers on

Simon Warburton, just-auto editorial team Simon Warburton | 8 Jun 16

I'm starting to get a small idea of the scale of things here in China, but really, I'm only scratching the surface of this vast country.

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UK to leave the EU - what might it mean?

UK to leave the EU - what might it mean?

The UK has voted in a national referendum to leave the EU. It’s move that brings a range of uncertainties in areas such as trade. The automotive industry is at the heart of the possible effects.

China's 2016 Global Automotive Forum in Chongqing

China's 2016 Global Automotive Forum in Chongqing

'New normal', 'still room to grow', 'lead or be knocked out'. Just three takeaways from this year's GAF in the key Chinese auto- and parts-making city. We were there.

Explore PSA Peugeot Citroën's new business plan - 'Push to Pass'

Explore PSA Peugeot Citroën's new business plan - 'Push to Pass'

PSA Peugeot Citroën has presented a new five-year business plan that includes ambitious financial targets and plans for new models. just-auto was in Paris to hear more about the new strategic priorities for PSA Groupe.

Russian Automotive Forum - domestic suppliers take centre stage

Russian Automotive Forum - domestic suppliers take centre stage

As Russia endures severe economic challenges, with extremely low oil prices and international sanctions, local suppliers find themselves at a competitive advantage. The Russian Automotive Forum in Moscow provided a platform for their views and just-auto was there to report.

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Global light vehicle instrumentation and cockpits market - forecasts to 2030

This QUBE report from just-auto provides a comprehensive overview of the global cockpits and instrumentation 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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