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VEHICLE ANALYSIS: MY2015 Citroën C4 BlueHDi 150

The Peugeot 308 GT is not the only new PSA C segment hatchback to benefit from the group’s latest BlueHDi diesel engine technology. The Citr...

THE WEEK THAT WAS: VW's 'master tactician' falls

The big news of the week[end] was the failure of Volkswagen supervisory board chairman Ferdinand Piëch to unseat CEO Martin Winterkorn, as w...

VEHICLE ANALYSIS: 'Bye Twin Gate, hello hatchback

The key change for Skoda Superb generation three is that the Twin Gate choice of 'boot' or 'hatchback' opening is no more. As an insider rev...

COMMENT: Labour Day Paris putsch at Renault

It's unclear whether or not Cherie Blair attended yesterday's (30 April) Renault AGM in Paris at which the French State formalised its extra...

VEHICLE ANALYSIS: Peugeot 308 GT BlueHDi

Peugeot is trying to move its image and pricing to the space occupied by Volkswagen. Britain being the French brand’s third largest market,...

COMMENT: Volkswagen's Piech got a lot right

Ferdinand Piech's forced exit from his role as chairman of Volkswagen Group's Supervisory Board appears to have resulted from yet another bo...


RESEARCH ANALYSIS: Review of vehicle seating 27 Apr 15

Car seats are becoming lighter by as much as 50 percent. This paradox is achieved through novel designs’ using new materials, foams and assembly mechanisms writes Matthew Beecham.


THE WEEK THAT WAS: Evoque under scrutiny and a Waku Waku tailgate 24 Apr 15

We put Tata Motors' Land Rover's Range Rover Evoque under the microscope this past week, asking how long the model, just mid-life facelifted, can continue to be the automaker's golden goose.

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Top Auto News

GM refocuses on India, targets low-cost growth

Graeme Roberts | 5 May 15

General Motors (GM) is increasing its focus on the Indian vehicle market with plans to invest heavily in new products and new production capacity.


US April light vehicle sales grow, miss forecast

Bill Cawthon | 5 May 15

April US light vehicle sales rose 4.6% to about 1.45m cars and light trucks. That was a bit shy of analysts’ estimates but still healthy.


South Korea domestic sales rise 2.9% in April

Graeme Roberts | 5 May 15

Domestic sales among South Korea’s five main automakers increased by 2.9% to 133,935 units in April, compared with 130,145 units in the same month of last year, according to data released individually by the vehicle manufacturers.

Recent News - (Updated: 5:44pm 5 May 2015)

Volvo starts third shift adding 1,500 new jobs

EPS corrosion prompts 487,000 unit Ford recall

Magna forming China BIW JV

Exide Technologies exits Chapter 11

Dongfeng and FAW merger rumours

BorgWarner supplies turbo tech to Great Wall H9

Ford expands door latch related recall in US

Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies to expand

Latest Auto Interviews

Lear Corp VP Bill Presley on designing wire harnesses in a virtual world 5 May 15

Matthew Beecham

Continuing just-auto's series of interviews with tier one manufacturers, Matthew Beecham spoke to Bill Presley, Vice President Engineering, Wire/Terminals & Connectors, Lear Corp about the forces pushing innovation in the automotive wiring harness industry as well as some alternatives to traditional wiring.


Magna Electronics VP Olaf Bongwald eyes blossoming camera market 29 Apr 15

Matthew Beecham

Continuing just-auto's series of interview with tier one component manufacturers, Matthew Beecham spoke to Olaf Bongwald, VP, Magna Electronics about rear view cameras, video cameras, mirrorless cars and the head-up display market.


April 2015 management briefing: Vehicle connectivity technologies (1) 10 Apr 15

Cat Dow

The wave of advanced vehicle connectivity technologies coming to vehicles embrace a number of interlinked elements, from seamless personal connectivity, to driver assistance systems (and autonomous vehicle control), intelligent transport systems, on-board telematics and the changing human machine interface itself inside the vehicle. In this month's management briefing we talk to OEMs and examine key aspects of the connectivity revolution coming down the line. In this first instalment, Cat Dow speaks with Volvo Car's Petter Hörling about its priorities in the connected car area.

Automotive Blog

Renault 2014 Annual Report highlights

Dave Leggett | 1 May 15

Renault's 2014 Annual Report is now out, released at yesterday's AGM at which the French government and Carlos Ghosn were competing for voting rights.


Now that's how to do 'autonomous car'

Graeme Roberts | 22 Apr 15

Here's a really heart-warming story about how some of the technology currently being used to develop autonomous cars was used to really make a former racing driver's day.


Citroen CX & C6 become flying cars

Glenn Brooks | 22 Apr 15

An artist has created a series of photographs depicting hovering vehicles, each based on a former production model.

Hot Automotive Issues

Mexico attracts wave of automotive industry FDI

Mexico is attracting a wave of investment from OEMs attracted to its position as a low-cost NAFTA supplier to the US as well as its favourable trading arrangements with Latin American markets to the south. Ford and Toyota are the latest OEMs to announce significant new Mexico investments.

Russian Automotive Forum sees domestic opportunity as Rouble falls

Soaring inflation, sky-high interest rates, a depreciating Rouble and a 50% drop in oil prices have seen unprecedented economic headwinds batter Russia. But despite that backdrop, domestic OEMs and suppliers saw genuine opportunity at the Russian Automotive Forum in Moscow. We've grouped all the coverage here.

Geneva 2015

If it's March, it's the Geneva show

Russia's automotive sector facing crisis

Russia's automotive market and manufacturing industry is facing major difficulties this year as Russia's economy reels under the impact of collapsed oil prices and sanctions related to the Ukraine crisis. The falling car market is facing accelerated decline as car prices rise on a weak currency amid ebbing consumer and business confidence. And there is little immediate sign of improvement to the underlying causes of Russia's current malaise.

Auto Market Research

New Car & Light Motor Vehicle Dealers in the UK - Industry M

New Car & Light Motor Vehicle Dealers in the UK - Industry Market Research Report

Gear change: Improving demand helps revenue accelerate after poor economic conditions

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Published: October 2014 - ($800.00)


North America Torque Sensor Market, by Type, by Application, by Geography - Analysis & Forecast To 2019

Published: April 2015 - ($2650.00)


Powder Coatings Market in Germany 2015-2019

Published: April 2015 - ($2500.00)


Global Glass Fiber Prepreg Market by Application, by Geography - Analysis and Forecast To 2019

Published: April 2015 - ($4250.00)


India Used Car Industry Outlook to 2018 - Shifting Focus of Key Automakers on Used Car Business

Published: January 2014 - ($850.00)


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