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A Kia bakes in the hot US desert sun

Baking Kias at 45C

When you think about it, modern cars are cheap. It might not seem that way when assessing the amount of metal, plastic, glass and rubber you...

New XC90 helped VCC to sell 30,195 vehicles in August

COMMENT: Volvo's US sales surge as China reverses

Volvo Cars has finally seen its plans for a return to strong growth in the US realised. An 18% YoY rise in August to 5,870 registrations com...

OEMs with big investments in China - such as Daimler - will be watching current economic developments in the country closely

China's economic turbulence worries auto industry

China's economy is obviously causing concern right now. It has been such an engine of growth for the world economy that investors get spooke...

Demand for air conditioning systems in passenger cars has grown rapidly over the last decade and even basic systems can be found in the smallest and least expensive vehicles in developing countries

Key trends in the automotive air-con market

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

All American Presidents seem to want to leave their imprint behind.

COMMENT: TPP legacy as Obama's Grand Projet?

It's only natural to want to leave something behind, something tangible which indicates you've made a difference and which will endure for d...

Will Ford adapt its new Thai-built Ranger for the US or go it alone again for the NAFTA markets model?

THE WEEK THAT WAS: Trouble in Tianjin

Our updates of the auto situation in Tianjin, following the massive explosions in the Chinese port city, have attracted a lot of reader inte...


VEHICLE ANALYSIS: Mégane GT 220 Sport Tourer & future Renaults 26 Aug 15

The GT200 Sport Tourer version of Renault's B32 series Mégane is that rare thing - a small estate that brings a smile to the driver's face. The BFD five-door and KFB wagon replacement models will have a new platform, but will they be as much fun to drive?


VEHICLE ANALYSIS: 2016 Land Rover Discovery & 2017 L462 24 Aug 15

It might be more than a decade old but the Discovery is still one of the best four by fours that money can buy - constant development, including the latest Euro 6 compliant diesel engine, has ensured that.

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Top Auto News

Labor Day shift hits US light vehicle sales

Bill Cawthon | 2 Sep 15 Jeep sales have now been in the black for 65 consecutive months

Automakers were reminded of the impact the calendar can have on light vehicle sales here in the US. Labor Day - a key end-of-summer selling day - falls this year on the first Monday  (the 7th) in September. In August 2014, it fell on 1 September but was included in the August sales tally.


Kia eyes 3m sales record for 2015

Roger Stansfield | 2 Sep 15

Kia will introduce nine all-new models between now and 2018 as it seeks to continue the momentum which will this year see it break the 3m sales barrier for the first time, including a record 385,000 in Europe.


Korea domestic sales rise 15% in August

Tony Pugliese | 2 Sep 15

Domestic sales among South Korea’s five main automakers increased by 14.6% to 120,400 units in August, from weak year-earlier sales of 105,085 units, according to data released individually by the vehicle manufacturers and compiled by just-auto.

Recent News - (Updated: 6:41pm 2 Sep 2015)

NZ 'new vehicle registrations still in high gear'

VW extending Winterkorn's contract

Land Rover develops 'see-through trailer' concept

Chinese investors back NextEV, Tesla rival

Toyota teases redone Prius ahead of Frankfurt

European drivers keen on ADAS - Ford

Chinese car buying sentiment falters

UPDATED IAA debuts list: Toyota Prius added

Latest Auto Interviews

Q&A with Drive System Design: Lightweight transmissions 1 Sep 15

Matthew Beecham

As automakers search for weight reduction in all parts of the vehicle, Matthew Beecham spoke to Mark Findlay, managing director at UK engineering consultancy, Drive System Design (DSD) about how weight savings might be made in the transmission and driveline.


Q&A with rFpro: Why digital modelling Detroit highways matters 17 Aug 15

Matthew Beecham

As automakers increasingly use simulation to supplement their vehicle test programmes, Matthew Beecham spoke to Chris Hoyle, technical director at rFpro, the simulator software company which recently won an award for its new approach to producing digital road models.


Q&A: How Camber Ridge is breaking the mould on tyre testing 11 Aug 15

Matthew Beecham

Camber Ridge is a new tyre testing facility set to open in 2016 in North Carolina, US. It aims to offer tyre manufacturers, vehicle OEMs and Tier 1’s the opportunity to measure the dynamic properties of tyres in an environment that blends testing on real road surface with the controlled conditions found in development laboratories. Matthew Beecham spoke to Camber Ridge’s CEO, Dr James F Cuttino, about the centre and its plans.

Automotive Blog

Cab-hailing apps irk licensed drivers

Chris Wright, just-auto editorial team Chris Wright | 27 Aug 15

The dramatic growth in cab-hailing apps in general and Uber in particular has got ‘official’ taxi drivers hot under the collar. According to figures out this week from the UK’s Department of Transport (DfT), the number of private hire vehicles on London's roads has surged by 26% over the past two years.


London's 'linear laboratory' for smart car technologies

Chris Wright, just-auto editorial team Chris Wright | 19 Aug 15

I have recently met a man with what you might describe as a bit of a job on his hands.


Chinese currency devaluation: is it significant?

Dave Leggett, just-auto editorial team Dave Leggett | 12 Aug 15

In the last two days, the Chinese yuan has lost around 3% of its value and that has made headlines. Is it really very significant?

Hot Automotive Issues

Takata's airbag inflator woes

Takata's airbag inflator woes

Airbag supplier Takata is under fire as potentially faulty inflators - which can fragment into shrapnel as the 'bag inflates and have been blamed for several deaths - prompt NHTSA to intensify the urgency of recalling 7.8m cars in the US and its territories alone. Our coverage is 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.

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.

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

Published: July 2015 - ($1500.00)


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

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Global light vehicle safety systems market- forecasts to 2030

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General Motors Company (GM) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

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Global light vehicle engine technologies market- forecasts to 2030

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