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Discovery Sport is Land Rover branded, seven seater built at Halewood on Range Rover Evoque underpinnings. An attractive replacement for the Freelander/LR2

VEHICLE ANALYSIS: Land Rover Discovery Sport

Ease of use was the single thing that impressed me most about Land Rover's new, seven seat, Discovery Sport....

2015 is turning out to be mixed for vehicle demand across the ASEAN region, big markets seeing falls while smaller ones grow

ASEAN vehicle sales drop 16% in Q2 2015

New vehicle sales in southeast Asia's deteriorated significantly in the second quarter, according to data collected exclusively for just-aut...

Engine compartment wiring harness, partly preformed.

Lear and Dräxlmaier on auto wiring harness trends

Continuing just-auto's series of research snapshots - pulled from its automotive research platform, QUBE - Matthew Beecham talks to executiv...

After beginning with a joint venture, Mitsubishi has found itself unable to maintain a US plant on its own

THE WEEK THAT WAS: Mitsubishi throws in US towel

The big news on just-auto this week was Mitsubishi Motors finally calling time on US manufacturing....

Mike Flewitt, Chief Executive Officer of McLaren Automotive

COMMENT: McLaren comes of age

Now in its fifth year, McLaren's road car company is a success in its own right. Just as well, given the performance of the Formula 1 team.....

TRW’s EPS Column Drive Gen3 System

Briefing: Tomorrow's steering systems

For many years, power steering technology was focused on hydraulic systems but demand is now favouring electric power steering mainly due to...


ANALYSIS: Kia 'thinks globally, acts locally' on product 29 Jul 15

One of the major reasons for Kia's phenomenal rise in recent years is its ability to produce specific models in and for the markets where they are sold. It's a 'think globally, act locally' approach.


VEHICLE ANALYSIS: Corsa VXR & Opel-Vauxhall's product pipeline 29 Jul 15

GM Europe's Mokka is one of the most successful B-SUVs in the region, but does that mean that few people are interested in a pricey Corsa? Not at all, with orders for Opel's new OPC and Vauxhall's just-launched VXR soon to cross the 1,500 cars mark.

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Top Auto News

Buyers best the analysts in US July sales

Bill Cawthon | 4 Aug 15 GMC's top selling Sierra trucks (sales of this full size model and the Chevrolet Silverado were up 27.9% in July) will get a 2016 model year update in autumn - LED C-shaped daytime running lights and LED headlights; new front fascia and grilles for each trim level; new LED fog lamps; new bumpers; and new C-shaped LED taillights

Americans flocked to dealer lots in July, snapping up more than 1.5m cars and trucks, an increase of 5.3% from July 2014, well above analyst forecasts.


SMMT urges Calais crisis end as freight stuck

Simon Warburton | 4 Aug 15 UK police are stacking lorries on motorway as supply chain stalls in Calais crisis

UK automotive body, The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) is calling for the current crisis engulfing the Port of Calais to be resolved quickly as component supply becomes ever-more problematic.


BMW pushes against headwinds with some records

Graeme Roberts | 4 Aug 15 Constant innovation and new models, like the self-parking 7, should cushion BMW against market flucuations

BMW Group booked record revenues and sales volumes in the second quarter of 2015 while profit before financial result (EBIT) for the first half beat EUR5bn for the first time.

Recent News - (Updated: 5:45pm 4 Aug 2015)

Toyota quarterly profit up 10%

South Korea domestic sales rise in July

Continental raises its guidance on strong H1

LMC revises China market forecast down

Goodyear breaks ground for San Luis Potosi plant

NHTSA investigates Harman car radios for hacking

FRANKFURT DEBUTS LIST: BMW eDrive models

ARRB to test driverless cars this November

Latest Auto Interviews

Q&A with Ricardo on future powertrain technology 3 Aug 15

Calum MacRae

At the opening of Ricardo's new Vehicle Emissions Research Centre (VERC), Calum MacRae sat down to discuss future powertrain developments with Ricardo's Professor Neville S. Jackson who serves as the engineering consultancy's Chief Technology and Innovation Officer.


Q&A with coatings specialist Zircotec: Growing pains of an SME 3 Aug 15

Matthew Beecham

Coatings specialist Zircotec recently announced that it had secured a number of new OEM contracts for both OE automotive and motorcycle exhaust coatings, marking a step change in the volumes its UK-based factory is now producing. Matthew Beecham spoke to managing director Terry Graham about the transition to volume manufacturing and challenges of supporting these new projects.


Q&A: Paul Philpott, MD of Kia Motors UK - Part 2 23 Jul 15

Glenn BrooksChina's KX3 is not being adapted for Europe but Paul Philpott says another B-SUV is planned

In the second of a two-part Q&A, Paul Philpott reveals when Kia will launch a B-crossover, how he won't rule out one day outselling Toyota, and the secret of how a cheap cars brand became one now selling GBP40,000-plus models.

Automotive Blog

Wind, fire and then locusts?

Graeme Roberts, just-auto editorial team Graeme Roberts | 4 Aug 15

As one who has worked 'down in parts' in a previous life I have not a little sympathy for the warehouse and counter men and women at Hyundai Motor Company Australia's spare parts operation.


Mixed developments in global vehicle markets

Dave Leggett, just-auto editorial team Dave Leggett | 4 Aug 15

'Make hay while the sun shines' is an old saying that underlines the importance of making the most of clement conditions while you can, for tomorrow, weather conditions may not be so favourable.


Ex-Top Gear team moves to Amazon Prime

Dave Leggett, just-auto editorial team Dave Leggett | 30 Jul 15

Well, the news today that the Top Gear presenter trio plus producer Andy Wilman will produce a new show broadcast on the Amazon Prime video streaming service comes as no great surprise.

Hot Automotive Issues

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.

Mexico attracts wave of automotive industry FDI

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

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.

Auto Market Research

Volkswagen AG - Strategy and SWOT Report

Volkswagen AG - Strategy and SWOT Report

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Global light vehicle wiring market- forecasts to 2030

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Global light vehicle engine technologies market- forecasts to 2030

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Global heavy trucks market

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