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After beginning with a joint venture, Mitsubishi has found itself unable to maintain a US plant on its own

THE WEEK THAT WAS: Mitsubishi throws in US towel

The big news on just-auto this week was Mitsubishi Motors finally calling time on US manufacturing....

Mike Flewitt, Chief Executive Officer of McLaren Automotive

COMMENT: McLaren comes of age

Now in its fifth year, McLaren's road car company is a success in its own right. Just as well, given the performance of the Formula 1 team.....

TRW’s EPS Column Drive Gen3 System

Briefing: Tomorrow's steering systems

For many years, power steering technology was focused on hydraulic systems but demand is now favouring electric power steering mainly due to...

For Kia, global product should come with local tweaks

ANALYSIS: Kia 'thinks globally, acts locally'

One of the major reasons for Kia's phenomenal rise in recent years is its ability to produce specific models in and for the markets where th...

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ANALYSIS: New Corsa VXR & future Opels/Vauxhalls

GM Europe's Mokka is one of the most successful B-SUVs in the region, but does that mean that few people are interested in a pricey Corsa? N...

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...

THE WEEK THAT WAS: Toyota's fuel cell vehicle cometh 24 Jul 15

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 well it might.

VEHICLE ANALYSIS: Minnow Mitsubishi not short on L200 claims 23 Jul 15

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 punched above its weight in one tonne pickup trucks. And it's making some pretty bold claims for its fully redesigned L200 line.

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Honda books Q1 profits

Graeme Roberts | 31 Jul 15 Honda should get a boost this fiscal year as new models like the Jazz finally reach Europe

Honda has boosted first fiscal quarter operating profit 16.4% to JPY239.2bn (US$1,954m).

VW Up TSI makes debut in Brazil before Europe

Fernando Calmon | 31 Jul 15 New TSi engine is available across most of the Brazilian Up range. An additional Speed Up trim level has been added

The launch of Volkswagen's Up TSi powertrain option is the first time Brazil has produced a car more advanced, in engine technology, than its sibling marketed in Europe.

Delphi ramps up acquisitions

Dave Leggett | 30 Jul 15 Delphi recently made it clear that it has a war chest for strategic acquisitions

As the automotive supplier sector sees increasing restructuring, Delphi has announced it is positioning for growth with new acquisitions and investments in key automotive technology and product growth areas.

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Denso boosts Q1 operating profit

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Audi to debut OLED lighting at IAA

Chery spearheads China’s auto export drive

Iran suppliers eye JVs as sanctions thaw starts

Profitable quarter sees FCA hike forecasts

Audi brand sets first half sales record

Mitsubishi Motors Q1 sales and profits fall

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.

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Ex-Top Gear team moves to Amazon Prime

Dave Leggett, just-auto editorial team Dave Leggett | 30 Jul 15

Well, the news today that the Top Gear presenter trio plus producer Andy Wilman will produce a new show broadcast on the Amazon Prime video streaming service comes as no great surprise.

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.

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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.

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.

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