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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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JLR confirms Brazil plant will assemble Evoque

Graeme Roberts | 5 Oct 15 Jaguar Land Rover laid the foundation stone for the Brazilian plant last December

Jaguar Land Rover has (finally) confirmed that the Range Rover Evoque would join the Land Rover Discovery Sport in assembly at its new factory in Itatiaia, Brazil - as first reported by just-auto last May. The first locally made Evoque - a model line that accounts for about 60% of JLR sales in Brazil - is expected off line early in 2016.

Aston Martin mulls new factory location

Chris Wright | 5 Oct 15 DBX Concept was shown at Geneva this year

Aston Martin will put its DBX crossover concept, unveiled earlier this year at the Geneva show, into production in a new factory by the end of the decade. A decision on where the new factory will be will be made towards the end of this year. Aston marketing chief Simon Sproule said that it is highly likely the new plant would be on a greenfield site.

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.

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Maruti board approves Suzuki Gujarat deal

Goodyear ends global alliance with Sumitomo

Brose breaks ground for second factory in Slovakia

Honda to show hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle at Tokyo

France considers higher taxes for diesels

TOKYO SHOW: Nissan Teatro for Dayz concept

Range Rover Evoque Convertible to debut at LA show

Merkel says VW scandal has not hurt Germany's rep

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.

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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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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

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