US: GM adjudicator OKs 19 ignition switch related death claims

General Motors has so far agreed a compensation payout to families of 19 people killed in its cars in crashes related to faulty ignition switches.

RUSSIA: General Motors' Opel reorganises as market toughens

General Motors European Opel arm is shaking up operations in Russia to combat difficult market conditions which are "facing serious turbulence".

JAPAN: Toyota stalls on Mexico plant plans

Toyota has paused plans for a new assembly plant in Mexico after company president Akio Toyoda called for a review of the North American market.

ITALY: Ferrari books record half year sales and profits

Ferrari booked a record half year trading profit up 5.2% to EUR185m on revenues of EUR1,348.6m (+14.5%).

PARIS DEBUTS: Renault EOLAB concept

The media preview days of the 2014 Paris Mondial de l'Automobile will be 2 & 3 October. The following list continues to be updated as manufacturers announce world premieres.

Latest Automotive Insights

ANALYSIS: ZF puts in place a growth strategy

After reaching agreement to purchase TRW, 2015 is shaping up to be the most momentous year in ZF's long history. Colin Whitbread considers t...

THE WEEK THAT WAS: More musical chairs

After last week's news concerning top Nissan/Infiniti executive Andy Palmer's move to Aston Martin, came another shift - a BMW German region...

ANALYSIS: Mercedes-Benz future model plans

Today's media release from Daimler is official confirmation that the Mercedes-Benz passenger cars division will leverage multiple architectu...

VEHICLE ANALYSIS: Porsche Panamera 4S

The name is the same but Porsche's latest Panamera 4S loses its normally aspirated V8 and gains a biturbo V6 that's not only more powerful b...

COMMENT: Post Soviet unions no zest for strikes

One of the aspects that genuinely surprised me about the recent visit to Russia organised by Renault and AvtoVAZ was the almost complete abs...

COMMENT: Tesla's Musk talks a good game

The site for Tesla's big battery factory has been announced....

Top Auto News

General Motors' Opel reorganises in Russia

Chris Wright | 16 Sep 14

General Motors European Opel arm is shaking up operations in Russia to combat difficult market conditions which are "facing serious turbulence".


Toyota stalls on Mexico plant plans

Chris Wright | 16 Sep 14

Toyota has paused plans for a new assembly plant in Mexico after company president Akio Toyoda called for a review of the North American market.


GM adjudicator OKs 19 ignition death claims

Graeme Roberts | 16 Sep 14

General Motors has so far agreed a compensation payout to families of 19 people killed in its cars in crashes related to faulty ignition switches.

Recent News - (Updated: 5:03pm 16 Sep 2014)

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Honda and Takata aware of airbag problem from 2004

PARIS DEBUTS: Renault EOLAB concept

Hyundai plans two new plants instead of one

Maruti Suzuki's Manesar plant builds 2.5m cars

Opel shows OnStar at emergency call conference

GUANGZHOU SHOW: Daqing-built Volvo XC60

Latest Auto Interviews

Q&A with Evolution Time Critical 2 Sep 14

Matthew Beecham

The automotive industry is now using logistics in a more proactive way to provide the flexibility which is required due to diversifying model ranges. There is also the question of quality, of course. Components that have been acceptable in previous years are being failed by more stringent testing. Matthew Beecham spoke to Brad Brennan, managing director of emergency logistics specialist Evolution Time Critical.


Q&A with Drive System Design: Reducing warranty costs 26 Aug 14

Matthew Beecham

Though today’s new vehicle development programmes are more comprehensive than ever, using exhaustive virtual and ‘real world’ testing, issues can still escape into the market place. just-auto spoke to Mark Findlay of UK engineering consultancy Drive System Design about a new approach to reducing warranty costs.


Q&A with rFpro: Modelling the Nürburgring race track 12 Aug 14

Matthew Beecham

As automakers increasingly use simulation to supplement their vehicle test programmes, just-auto spoke to Chris Hoyle, technical director of rFpro, a UK company that has modelled the Nordschleife circuit at the Nürburgring, Germany, with unprecedented accuracy.

Automotive Blog

TRW and ZF

Dave Leggett | 15 Sep 14

We're digesting the news that TRW will be (subject to the usual approvals) acquired by ZF. Looks like ZF has paid top dollar.


On this day...

Dave Leggett | 11 Sep 14

Here we are again. September 11. On that day in 2001, I was in Frankfurt at the auto show.


The 'vette that snitches on the valet

Graeme Roberts | 9 Sep 14

In a pleasing variation of authority using cameras to spy on car drivers, General Motors has come up with a car camera that can be a nosey parker on the valet parker entrusted with the keys to your pride and joy.

Hot Automotive Issues

Paris show

The media preview days of the 2014 Paris Mondial de l'Automobile on 2 & 3 October are not far away now. Time to gather up news of what we expect to see

Moscow show opens

One of the world’s biggest car shows, the Moscow International Automobile Salon (MIAS) opened to media - including just-auto - on 27 August in the city’s Crocus Expo exhibition centre. This year's show occupies over 120,000 sq m and over 50 automakers are attending. The show features a record number of new vehicles, including nine world premieres, nine European and 43 Russian premieres, and 16 concept cars.

Second quarter, half year, fiscal quarter results

We won't claim to have 'em all but we've got the ones that matter.

Africa, the 'final frontier' for automotive growth

Car sales in Africa are, relative to the continent's population size, very low. The focus on emerging markets has been elsewhere. However, there have been signs lately of more interest in prospects for the automotive sector in Africa, with Nigeria's emerging economy (now Africa's largest) attracting automotive OEMs. However, industrial relations strife in South Africa also illustrates the challenges that come with economic development.

Auto Market Research

LMC Automotive's European Passenger Car Production Estimates

LMC Automotive's European Passenger Car Production Estimates (annual subscription)

LMC Automotive's service provides customers with the very latest monthly estimates of passenger car production across all of Europe. Updated monthly and provided model-by-model, and available only via just-auto, the service fills the gaps between the latest actual published data and the present. This annual subscription provides you with immediate access to the current edition, plus 11 further monthly updates... Read more

Published: September 2014 - ($900.00)


In-Car Entertainment in Hong Kong, China

Published: June 2014 - ($900.00)


Analysis of over 140 Lithium-based Rechargeable Battery Manufacturers: Chemistry, Strategy, Success

Published: July 2014 - ($2635.16)


Global Automotive Upholstery Market 2014-2018

Published: September 2014 - ($2500.00)


Brazilian automobile industry - Right strategy for tough times

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