US: Ford Europe finally makes a pre-tax buck

Ford has boosted second quarter pre-tax operating profit US$44m to $2.6bn and net income $78m to $1.3bn as wholesale volume and company revenue slipped 1%. And it's finally back in pre-tax profit in Europe for the first quarter in three years.

UK: H1 car output up 3.5%

The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders has reported a "robust first half of 2014 for UK car manufacturing with volumes up 3.5% to 791,314 units".

US: Recalls dampen GM Q2 financials; Europe loss widens

General Motors’ European operations are moving slowly in right direction towards a target of hitting profit by mid-decade reporting a second quarter EBIT-adjusted loss of US$300m, which included US$200m for restructuring costs.

US: GM announces six more recalls

General Motors has announced six safety recalls covering 717,949 recent model vehicles in the US. The numbers per incident vary from 22 to 414,000.

US: Kia Motors America - a "bit player" with ambition

Kia Motors America may be marking 20 years in the US this year but, despite 535,179 sales in 2013 and around 765 dealers in all 50 states, still insists it's a "bit player".

Latest Automotive Insights

Kia K900 knocks on big brands' door

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High-tech TDI engines that provide economy and performance sit at the heart of the Audi brand's values and technological DNA. As Audi marks...

Top Auto News

July sales seen up 11.6%, 16.6m SAAR

Graeme Roberts | 25 Jul 14

New vehicle sales in the US in July are expected to increase 11.6% year on year to 1.46m units, resulting in an estimated 16.6m seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR), according to Kelley Blue Book (KBB).

Union puzzled no one buyer for Unipart Automotive

Simon Warburton | 25 Jul 14

UK labour body, Unite, is expressing surprise no-one came in with a bid for Unipart Automotive, which yesterday (24 July) went into administration with the loss of more than 1,200 jobs.

Troller T4 fully updated by Ford

Fernando Calmon | 25 Jul 14

It is always questioned why Brazil does not having a national car, utility or light commercial brand. Indeed, as the word’s fourth largest market, conditions are favourable. Attempts have been made, sure, but even had they flourished it would be quite unlikely for them to survive nowadays.

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Latest Auto Interviews

INTERVIEW: Anne Ruthmann, Citroën C4 Cactus project manager 8 Jul 14

Glenn Brooks

Citroën C4 Cactus Chef de Projet Anne Ruthmann answers questions on key suppliers, lightweight technology, sales prospects and other topics.

Q&A with Han Hendriks, Vice President Advanced Product Development & Sales, Johnson Controls Automotive Interiors 8 Jul 14

Matthew Beecham

Continuing just-auto’s series of interviews with tier one manufacturers, Matthew Beecham spoke to Han Hendriks about consumer expectations of car interiors, JCI’s Interior Vision 2025 and their new operating model tailored at innovation management. Han represents JCI’s Interiors business worldwide and is the innovation leader of this business.

Q&A with Cruden 3 Jul 14

Matthew Beecham

Driver-in-the-loop simulation is becoming more widespread among automotive OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers, not least because the latest data gathering and modelling methods mean virtual road test routes can be created more quickly and accurately. Dutch company, Cruden, is a leader in the design and manufacture of vehicle simulators for automotive testing as well as the building of road, tyre and vehicle models. just-auto spoke to Nico Kruithof, a computer scientist working at the forefront of developments to make motion simulators an essential part of the vehicle dynamics evaluation programme.

Automotive Blog

Sir Nick Scheele's career highlight - in his own words

Dave Leggett | 21 Jul 14

Tributes are flowing in for Nick Scheele who has passed away, aged 70.

Mercedes basks in German World Cup victory

Simon Warburton | 16 Jul 14

Mercedes-Benz has wasted no time in basking in Germany's reflected glory of winning the World Cup on Sunday night and becoming the first side since reunification to lift the golden trophy.

Hyundai's empty Genesis convoy

Glenn Brooks | 10 Jul 14

We can forget just how amazing some of the technology in the latest production cars is. This video from HMA is a terrific reminder.

Hot Automotive Issues

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.

St Petersburg International Economic Forum 2014

Despite pressure from some Western capitals not to attend, this year's SPIEF attracted more than 6,000 delegates, mostly CEOs, but also laced with a sprinkling of Prime Ministers and Presidents. We group the round-up here.

General Motors grapples with recalls

General Motors is facing a crisis in North America as it struggles to deal with large recalls that have raised serious concerns over its safety processes and supplier relations in the 2000s.

Quarterly results - get the abacus out...

It's quarterly results time again, mostly Q1 2014 and Q4/full year 2013/2014. We've assembled all our coverage into one handy package right here. Enjoy.

Auto Market Research

Philippines Autos Report Q3 2014

Philippines Autos Report Q3 2014

Business Monitor International's Philippines Autos Report provides industry professionals and strategists, corporate analysts, auto associations, government departments and regulatory bodies with independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on Philippines's automotive industry... Read more

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