• Toyota and Uber to collaborate

    Toyota and Uber to collaborate

    Potential collaboration between Toyota Motor Corporation and Uber could include lease deals where Uber income offsets vehicle lease payments, according to a memorandum of understanding between automaker and ride share platform.

  • Revamped rivals to face new Toyota Hilux in Brazil

    Revamped rivals to face new Toyota Hilux in Brazil

    The market for medium size pickups here in Brazil may be small but it keeps growing largely thanks to sales in medium-size and small cities, especially those where agribusiness is strong. In 2015 the sector accounted for 4.5% of all vehicle sales.

  • Mitsubishi restates profit as president quits

    Mitsubishi restates profit as president quits

    Mitsubishi Motors has booked a JPY19.1bn ($174m) charge to reflect losses related to its fuel economy testing scandal which reduced profit last fiscal year by 19% and prompted a shake-up in top management, a media report said.

  • Peugeot reveals revamped 3008 compact SUV

    Peugeot reveals revamped 3008 compact SUV

    Peugeot has revealed its redesigned 3008 SUV ahead of its Paris show debut in September. At just 4,450mm in length, it is one of the most compact models in its segment but offers greater passenger and luggage space over the outgoing model.

  • SUVs, Astra, A4 buoy Europe sales in April

    SUVs, Astra, A4 buoy Europe sales in April

    New car registrations in the 29 European markets covered by JATO Dynamics showed the current positive sales trend continued during April, with 1.32m units sold, which is 108,000 units more than the total recorded in April 2015.

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NA OEMs' progress on supplier relationships stalls – survey 17 May 16

Relations between vehicle manufacturers and their suppliers is a subject area that has always provoked debate. For all the talk of the benefits of collaborative activity, the need for investment in shared and emerging technologies, 'best cost' rather than lowest cost, one reality is that OEMs look for ‘productivity gains’ from their suppliers in the relentless quest for lower cost and better competitiveness. An annual survey of suppliers in North America charts the state of current relations, viewed from the supplier standpoint.


ANALYSIS: Do new engines and a Crossback improve PSA's DS4? 16 May 16

The DS4, as you'll see from older ones sporting the deux chevrons, was originally launched in 2011 as a Citroen with DSign, DStyle and DSport trim levels and a range of petrol engines (VTi120, THP155, THP200) and diesels (HDi 110 and HDi 160) with a mix of five and six-speed manuals and an automated six-speed manual. At the end of 2014, the delightful new, three cylinder, 1.2-litre PureTech 130 engine was introduced and plans were announced for DS - also now wrapping up the DS3 and DS5 - to become a stand-alone brand by the end of 2015. After a Frankfurt show debut last year, came the DS4's mid-life update by year-end - three new trim levels called Elegance, Prestige and Crossback (a Brazil market-style, higher riding SUV wannabe) and a stack of new engines - petrol THP165 and 210 replacing the 155 and 200, a whole new range of 'BlueHDi' 120, 150 and 180 diesels (urea injection with Selective Catalyst Reduction and particle filter to meet Euro VI emissions regs), six speed manual and stop and start standard on everything and the option of a 'proper' six-speed Aisin automatic transmission for several versions, both petrol and diesel. Time The Family and I had a look at a DS, then.

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Top Auto News

Mitsubishi restates profit as president quits

Graeme Roberts | 25 May 16 Nissan badged, Mitsubishi-made minicars were caught up in the scandal

Mitsubishi Motors has booked a JPY19.1bn ($174m) charge to reflect losses related to its fuel economy testing scandal which reduced profit last fiscal year by 19% and prompted a shake-up in top management, a media report said.


SUVs, Astra, A4 buoy Europe sales in April

Graeme Roberts | 25 May 16 Renault's Captur was Europe's top selling SUV in April

New car registrations in the 29 European markets covered by JATO Dynamics showed the current positive sales trend continued during April, with 1.32m units sold, which is 108,000 units more than the total recorded in April 2015. This was higher than the growth seen in March 2016 (+5.6%) and in April 2015 (+6.9%). YTD volume totalled 5.25m cars, which is 8.3% higher than total registrations between January and April 2015. The March SAAR came in at 15.38m units.


Toyota and Uber to collaborate

Graeme Roberts | 25 May 16 Uber deal gives Toyota a chance to lease cars to drivers who can use their earnings to help make lease payments

Potential collaboration between Toyota Motor Corporation and Uber could include lease deals where Uber income offsets vehicle lease payments, according to a memorandum of understanding between automaker and ride share platform.

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Latest Auto Interviews

Driving home the rules: Delphi Powertrain VP on compliance in the automotive industry - Q&A 23 May 16

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With the powertrain world reeling from a series of emissions-related revelations, ‘compliance’ may seem a brave subject to choose for a keynote speech at the recent Vienna Motor Symposium. Delphi’s vice president engineering, Delphi Powertrain, John Fuerst tells just-auto why he believes this is the right time to take a deeper look at the topic.


Dayco on building a strong brand identity in the automotive aftermarket – Q&A 20 May 16

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Dayco develops and manufactures engine products and drive systems, including timing belts, chain kits, belts and pulleys for the OE and aftermarket. Matthew Beecham caught up with Steve Carolan, national sales manager, Dayco Aftermarket UK to learn how its business is taking shape.


INTERVIEW - Geely/Volvo architecture cooperation bears fruit 18 May 16

Graeme RobertsConcept shows what a CMA-based XC40 could look like

Peter Mertens, senior vice president, research and development, Volvo Car Group, describes the cooperative development of the new Compact Modular Architecture (CMA) with parent Geely as "good relations" though the start was a little rocky as culture and time zones took some adjusting to, on both sides.

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A little help for vets settling back in

Graeme Roberts, just-auto editorial team Graeme Roberts | 10 May 16

Sadly, returned vets don't always get the help they need, returning to civvy life with physical and mental scars yet to heal fully.


Tesla's Gigafactory - world's biggest building

Glenn Brooks, just-auto editorial team Glenn Brooks | 9 May 16

The hype over Tesla's so-called 'Gigafactory' is reaching new levels with the release of drone footage showing its sheer size.


Upcoming LMC Automotive forecasting event and Brexit panel

Dave Leggett, just-auto editorial team Dave Leggett | 6 May 16

LMC Automotive has a forecasting event with a very strong European focus coming up.

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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.

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 continues to endure severe economic challenges, framed by extremely low oil prices and international sanctions, it is local suppliers who suddenly find themselves at a competitive advantage. The Russian Automotive Forum in Moscow provided a vital platform for their views and just-auto was in the Russian capital to report.

Geneva Motor Show 2016

Geneva Motor Show 2016

Early March brings the promise of spring and the annual Geneva Motor Show. As well as providing a showcase for new models and concepts aimed at Europe, the industry's top executives also gather for networking, gossip and the inevitable media scrums. just-auto walked the walk and talked the talk at the 86th Geneva Show - held at Palexpo, conveniently adjacent to the airport

Auto Market Research

Global light vehicle engine technologies market - forecasts

Global light vehicle engine technologies market - forecasts to 2030

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