JAPAN: Honda lowers full year profit forecast

Honda has revised down its full year profit forecast after operating income fell in both the third quarter and first nine months of its fiscal year.

BRAZIL: Gloomy (non) growth forecasts abound

According to JATO Dymanics, Brazil remained the world's fourth largest auto market in 2014, staying ahead of Germany by a mere 67,000 units.

UK: "Bumps and dents" for some driveable Hoegh Osaka cars

BMW says it is waiting for the full report of its inspectors before deciding what to do with its 65 Minis and one Rolls-Royce Wraith currently on board the Hoegh Osaka docked in Southampton Port.

UK: Hyundai hits record sales

Hyundai has become the first South Korean brand to top 80,000 sales in a calendar year in the UK, selling 82,159 in 2014 and is looking to raise its numbers even further this year in what is expected to be a flat market.

ITALY: FCA sees black ink ahead

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles expects to turn profits in all regions this year but needs to make more in North America to fund Alfa Romeo and Maserati brand overhauls.

Latest Automotive Insights

ASEAN vehicle market down almost 10% in 2014

The fourth quarter sales data is in and 2014 saw vehicle sales fall by almost 10% in the ASEAN region. Tony Pugliese analyses the results in...

VEHICLE ANALYSIS: Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid

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RESEARCH ANALYSIS: Review of instrumentation

Although there can be no doubt that tomorrow's drivers will be better informed, there remains some concern about information over-load. Matt...

THE WEEK THAT WAS: New Hondas and the ship's up

Just back from what was my first ever Honda launch event to bring you news of the 2015 CR-V update for Europe, majoring, of course on a new...

VEHICLE ANALYSIS: Honda CR-V update

When you already have a vehicle that is a major success (outselling all car models in the US in December) and one of the most popular models...

What now for docked Hoegh Osaka cargo?

So the saga of the Osaka is finally over - at least the seaborne element of it anyway - but perhaps now the real drama begins back at port i...


ANALYSIS: Has Audi reached a limit with model proliferation? 22 Jan 15

Audi's continuing success has come with a stream of new products but is a TT family a step too far?


VEHICLE ANALYSIS: Škoda Fabia 19 Jan 15

The new Fabia five-door hatchback, on sale this month in Britain, is shorter but roomier and weighs an average 65kg less, boasts the largest boot in its segment and is competitively priced (from GBP10,600). But gone, sadly, is the vRS.

Thought Leaders


Bloomberg Analyst Briefing: What 2014 Means for Future U.S. Auto Sales

Join Bloomberg Intelligence for an informative webinar on the automobi...

ACCELERATING ACCESSORY SALES GROWTH: How can OEM's capitalise on the opportunity?

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Top Auto News

Honda lowers full year profit forecast

Graeme Roberts | 30 Jan 15

Honda has revised down its full year profit forecast after operating income fell in both the third quarter and first nine months of its fiscal year.


EXCLUSIVE: Geneva debut for Infiniti QX30 concept

Glenn Brooks | 29 Jan 15

Some of Infiniti's future model plans have been revealed to just-auto.com. This includes the world premiere of a QX30 concept at the Geneva motor show in March.


Ford 2014 operating profit plunges $2.3bn

Graeme Roberts | 29 Jan 15

Ford's operating and net income for 2014 plunged by US$3.2bn and $4bn respectively year on year after losses in Latin America and the non-repeat of a tax refund.

Recent News - (Updated: 11:57am 30 Jan 2015)

Kongsberg wins OEM on board charger deal

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Hyundai hits record sales

Gloomy (non) growth forecasts abound in Brazil

"Bumps and dents" for some driveable Hoegh cars

GENEVA DEBUTS: Opel Corsa OPC & VW Golf GTD estate

Gentex net income up 29%

Edmunds sees a January sales rise

Latest Auto Interviews

Q&A with Mike Savage, Chief Engineer, Drive System Design 28 Jan 15

Matthew Beecham

Business trends can change quickly in developing markets, such as India, reflecting the pace of change in society. Matthew Beecham spoke to Mike Savage, chief engineer at Drive System Design about how the transmissions market in India is undergoing a period of radical change.


Q&A with Peter Becker, Executive Managing Director of Kumho Tire - European Technical Centre 26 Jan 15

Matthew Beecham

Continuing just-auto's series of interviews with global tyre manufacturers, Matthew Beecham spoke to Peter Becker, Executive Managing Director, Kumho Tire Co Inc about trends in tyre development, modelling, labelling and run-flats.


Q&A with Philip Abram, Chief Infotainment Officer for General Motors 19 Jan 15

Cat Dow

At the recent Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, just-auto's Cat Dow caught up with GM's Chief Infotainment Office Philip Abram to learn more about the OEM's plans for connected vehicles.

Automotive Blog

Opel CEO K-T Neumann teases us with Corsa OPC

Glenn Brooks | 29 Jan 15

Opel has put out a short video of the still-secret Corsa OPC being driven in turn by Joachim Winkelhock and CEO Karl-Thomas Neumann.


Europe: thoughts on currency movements

Dave Leggett | 16 Jan 15

Interesting news today that Ford is significantly raising output of the Fiesta in Germany in Q1 (other models, too, but mainly Fiesta). The move prompts a number of thoughts.


2015 Detroit Show's sunny backdrop

Dave Leggett | 13 Jan 15

It's very cold this week in Detroit, but the weather for North America's auto industry is set pretty fair - for now.

Hot Automotive Issues

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.

Valuable cars perch periously above the drink

Barely had the car carrier Hoegh Osaka left the port of Southampton and entered the Solent, something went horribly wrong and the ship listed hard over before the pilot and crew beached her on a sandbank. At risk are 1,200 JLR vehicles, 65 Minis, one Rolls-Royce and a bunch of JCB machines. We're following the salvage saga.

DETROIT SHOW 2015 [aka NAIAS]

All our coverage is here

LA SHOW 2014

Our coverage from this year's LA auto show is gathered together here.

Auto Market Research

Global Luxury Vehicle Market 2015-2019

Global Luxury Vehicle Market 2015-2019

Luxury vehicles are high-end vehicles offering more comfort and safety than traditional vehicles. They have several security technologies and comfort amenities such as electronic stability control, DVD entertainment system, anti-lock brakes, massaging seats, active seat bolster, and remote start. These vehicles offer higher performance and better handling than their traditional counterparts. Luxury vehicles are also considered as a status symbol for conspicuous consumption... Read more

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In-Car Entertainment in Germany

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Car Manufacturing: Top 5 Emerging Markets Industry Guide

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Connected Car M2M Connections and Services Market in Western Europe 2015-2019

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Global vehicle lightweighting - technology, trends and the future

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