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Tesla's long-awaited Model X crossover has gullwing doors with some high tech features

THE WEEK THAT WAS: Volkswagen, diesel, recalls

One guess what dominated just-auto's news, analysis and comment this week. VW, emissions, diesel and recalls, natch. Early in the week we as...

Heavy Metal

COMMENT: Tesla Model X - the elephant in the room

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 thi...

When it comes to emissions, there are immediate nasties and then there is CO2. The focus may be shifting to the immediate nasties such as NOx, but CO2 targets remain and will present a tougher challenge if diesels fall out of favour in Europe.

Europe diesel forecasts revised down

The expected decline of the popularity of diesel-fuelled vehicles in the European car market has been significantly accelerated in the light...

Rob Kaczmarek, marketing director, Convergent Science: 'We can certainly design processes to reduce the ability to cheat, but I wouldn’t like to say we can prevent it entirely'

COMMENT: Where will VW 'emissionsgate' end?

Where is this all going to end? That must be the feeling of Volkswagen group executives every morning as they watch the TV news bulletins an...

VW CEO Martin Winterkorn in happier times earlier this year at an event in China. He resigned after pressure on VW continued to grow this week

TWTW: Not a good week to be VW's Doctor Winterkorn

I'm not unsympathetic to him at all but, as the Volkswagen emissions-test rigging scandal continued to erupt this week, after the EPA's shoc...

Is Volkswagen diesel emissions strategy up in smoke?

Suppliers defensive in teeth of VW storm

If not exactly a stampede, there is certainly an orderly queue of suppliers beating a retreat to distance themselves from one of the greates...

September 2015 management briefing: Frankfurt IAA overview 23 Sep 15

In the second and final part of this month's management briefing, we take a look at the stand out concepts, production cars and trends seen at the 2015 Frankfurt IAA motor show.

COMMENT: Will VW CEO Winterkorn survive this crisis? 21 Sep 15

Monday is barely half over here in Europe and just starting on the east coast of the US - where news of the scandal broke on Friday night our time - and already it's looking like the timing of the EPA's announcement, and the fast-growing fallout therefrom, could not have come at a worse time for Volkswagen and, especially, its CEO Martin Winterkorn.

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US: Ford F-Series build surges yet again

Glenn Brooks | 2 Oct 15 2016 F-Series Super Duty

After building a combined 94,401 units of its F-150 and F-Series Super Duty pick-ups in August, Ford has ramped up production further, with 96,504 made in September.

Strong September for US light vehicle sales

Bill Cawthon | 2 Oct 15 In September, full-size and compact LCV deliveries jumped 41.7%, led by the Ford Transit

Adding Labor Day to September US light vehicle sales not only made for a very good month, it made history. September’s seasonally adjusted annualised rate (SAAR) of 18.17m units was not only the highest monthly reading since July 2005, it was the highest September SAAR in automotive history, according to the US Bureau of Economic Analysis.

"Diesel not dead" says defiant FKG supplier body

Simon Warburton | 2 Oct 15 'It is simply too early - nobody knows' - FKG CEO Fredrik Sidahl discussing VW emissions fallout

Scandinavian supplier body, FKG says despite the emissions conflagration currently sweeping through Volkswagen, it still believes diesel technology to be the future of powertrains, albeit one possibly allied to a hybrid model.

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Faurecia develops new seat technology for Renault

Aisin Seiki, Toyota agree manual transmission deal

Latest Auto Interviews

Q&A: Magna’s CTO on why the autonomous car will be smarter, safer, cleaner and lighter 2 Oct 15

Matthew Beecham

Continuing just-auto’s series of interviews with tier one component suppliers, Matthew Beecham caught up with Swamy Kotagiri, Chief Technology Officer of Magna International at the 2015 IAA to learn more about tomorrow’s car seating, cameras and sensors.

Q&A: Continental on key trends in the electronic braking system market 1 Oct 15

Matthew Beecham

Continuing just-auto's series of interviews with tier one braking system suppliers, Matthew Beecham caught-up with Felix Bietenbeck, executive vice president, business unit vehicle dynamics, Continental Corporation.

INTERVIEW: PSA Peugeot Citroen CEO Carlos Tavares says recovery is on track 30 Sep 15

Ray HuttonTavares on PSA qualities: Latin mindset with German vigour

PSA Peugeot Citroen chief executive has a considerable challenge on his hands to forge a successful place in the global market for the company and its three brands - Peugeot, Citroen and DS. He tells Ray Hutton how 'Back in the Race' is bringing results.

Automotive Blog

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.

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