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GT 220 sits at the top of the Sport Tourer range

ANALYSIS: Mégane GT 220 & future Renaults

The GT200 Sport Tourer version of Renault's B32 series Mégane is that rare thing - a small estate that brings a smile to the driver's face....

Styling has hardly changed since current model's debut at 2004 New York auto show: it hasn't needed to

VEHICLE ANALYSIS: 2016 Land Rover Discovery & L462

It might be more than a decade old but the Discovery is still one of the best four by fours that money can buy - constant development, inclu...

Alternatives fuels are another viable way to reduce CO2.

Briefing: Innovative emission technologies

The main forces driving automotive emission technology are, of course, the ever increasing stringent emissions regulations worldwide. These...

Honda's BR-V

Jakarta Auto Show Report

The 2015 Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show got underway yesterday at the shiny new Indonesian Convention and Exhibition centre in B...

Audi's planned premium electric SUV will compete with a number of others coming to market, including Tesla's Model X

THE WEEK THAT WAS: Premium electric SUVs...

Electric powertrain technology comes with a number of drawbacks - mainly surrounding battery performance issues - but it is interesting to s...

BR-V is now just five months away from production

ANALYSIS: Honda's BR-V could be The Next Big Thing

Underlining Honda's increasingly smart move towards investing where populations and incomes are rising in Asia, the company has just reveale...

VEHICLE ANALYSIS: MY2016 Volvo S60 & V60 Cross Country 20 Aug 15

In releasing the new S60 Cross Country, Volvo thinks there might just be a niche for an extended ground clearance D segment sedan. And, the company is hedging its bets, by also launching the V60 Cross Country estate.

COMMENT: How far away is an 'Apple car'? 17 Aug 15

Apple is a very, very powerful brand. It is also a very, very big publicly listed company with a market capitalisation approaching $700bn (the biggest valuation of any company in the world). What Apple has done with its exquisitely designed personal devices is amazing.

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Top Auto News

Wraps come off fourth generation Kia Sportage

Graeme Roberts | 27 Aug 15 Kia is billing 2016 Sportage as 'all-new' fourth generation but it looks much like the current model with restyled nose and tail

Hyundai Motors affiliate Kia Motors has released the first 'official' exterior images of the redesigned, fourth generation Sportage. The medium size SUV will make its global debut at the Frankfurt show on 15 September.

Toyota restarts Tianjin site after port inferno

Simon Warburton | 27 Aug 15 Toyota is evaluating other ports while Tianjin is out of action

Toyota says it will gradually restart production at its Tianjin plant tomorrow (27 August) following the devastating explosion in the nearby port, which killed at least 121 people and destroyed a possible 10,000 cars.

Ford may revive Bronco and Ranger for US - reports

Graeme Roberts | 26 Aug 15 The last Ranger pickup truck built in North America rolled off the assembly line on 16 December, 2011, at Ford's historic Twin Cities Assembly Plant in St. Paul, Minnesota. Over 7m were built after production began in 1982 in Louisville, Kentucky. 'Job Last' was sold to Orkin Pest Control, which had purchased thousands of of the trucks for its fleet since 1983. The final Ranger was also the last vehicle to be built with Ford's famous 'Cologne' V6, after 49 years and 25m-plus units

Ford is considering reintroducing two once-popular SUV and compact pickup truck nameplates to the US, according to media reports.

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Latest Auto Interviews

Q&A with rFpro: Why digital modelling Detroit highways matters 17 Aug 15

Matthew Beecham

As automakers increasingly use simulation to supplement their vehicle test programmes, Matthew Beecham spoke to Chris Hoyle, technical director at rFpro, the simulator software company which recently won an award for its new approach to producing digital road models.

Q&A: How Camber Ridge is breaking the mould on tyre testing 11 Aug 15

Matthew Beecham

Camber Ridge is a new tyre testing facility set to open in 2016 in North Carolina, US. It aims to offer tyre manufacturers, vehicle OEMs and Tier 1’s the opportunity to measure the dynamic properties of tyres in an environment that blends testing on real road surface with the controlled conditions found in development laboratories. Matthew Beecham spoke to Camber Ridge’s CEO, Dr James F Cuttino, about the centre and its plans.

Q&A with Aeristech on a novel alternative to turbocharging 10 Aug 15

Matthew Beecham

As powertrain engineers seek constant improvements in engine efficiency, often through downsizing and boosting, they are exposing the limitations of existing turbocharging and supercharging technologies. Matthew Beecham spoke to Bryn Richards, CEO of UK-based Aeristech, about the latest developments in this area and what they could mean for future vehicles.

Automotive Blog

Cab-hailing apps irk licensed drivers

Chris Wright, just-auto editorial team Chris Wright | 27 Aug 15

The dramatic growth in cab-hailing apps in general and Uber in particular has got ‘official’ taxi drivers hot under the collar. According to figures out this week from the UK’s Department of Transport (DfT), the number of private hire vehicles on London's roads has surged by 26% over the past two years.

London's 'linear laboratory' for smart car technologies

Chris Wright, just-auto editorial team Chris Wright | 19 Aug 15

I have recently met a man with what you might describe as a bit of a job on his hands.

Chinese currency devaluation: is it significant?

Dave Leggett, just-auto editorial team Dave Leggett | 12 Aug 15

In the last two days, the Chinese yuan has lost around 3% of its value and that has made headlines. Is it really very significant?

Hot Automotive Issues

Takata's airbag inflator woes

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.

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.

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Global light vehicle safety systems market- forecasts to 2030

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