• Honda postpones new Brazil plant opening

    Honda postpones new Brazil plant opening

    In a typically cautious Japanese move, Honda has decided to defer the start of production at its new manufacturing plant in Itirapina, 190km/118miles northwest of São Paulo City. Plant construction has ended.

  • Volkswagen diesel recall in Europe will take a year

    Volkswagen diesel recall in Europe will take a year

    Volkswagen Group has announced fixes for 1.6- and two-litre EA 189 diesel engines that give false emissions readings, saying it would need all of 2016 to carry out the recalls. The measures are for Europe only and do not apply to US models

  • CLEPA cancels conference as Brussels on maximum alert

    CLEPA cancels conference as Brussels on maximum alert

    European automotive supplier organisation, CLEPA,has cancelled its Aftermarket Conference scheduled for this Thursday (26 November) in Brussels, due to the Belgian Federal Crisis Centre ramping up security around the event venue.

  • Exports the only good news in Brazil this year

    Exports the only good news in Brazil this year

    There's always a silver lining somewhere. In a year so far marked by a deep fall in domestic sales, predicted to reach 27%, the Brazilian real's devaluation of some 40% has boosted sales abroad.

  • Jaguar Land Rover expands engine plant capacity

    Jaguar Land Rover expands engine plant capacity

    Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has said it will invest GBP450m to double the size of its UK engine manufacturing plant.

Latest Automotive Insights

A connected car technology demonstration vehicle built for the Canadian autoparts manufacturers association by Studio 63 using a locally made Lexus as a base

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Engines are expensive items for an automaker to develop and, after sharing some powertrains with former owner Ford, Volvo, under new Chinese...

The LF-FC fuel-cell concept was shown at Tokyo last month and previews the next LS. While a potential fuel cell version of the next LS is some years off, the standard car should be revealed at the Detroit auto show in January.

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There has been a flurry of announcements in recent weeks concerning the next wave of high-tech components....

The Tivoli's sharp styling and aggressive pricing has lifted SsangYong sales, with the promise of more new vehicles on related architecture to come

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SsangYong, the smallest, oldest, and worst-named of Korea’s motor manufacturers, has finally produced a car that measures up to the competit...

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It takes a fair bit to impress engineers from a major OEM but the boffins from a major Canadian university reckon they achieved that recentl...

Volkswagen is battling a crisis that is threatening to cause negative fallout for diesel engines in Europe

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Yes, some car companies do good things – COMMENT 16 Nov 15

There are lots of things going on within the major car corporations that the public is not really meant to hear about – and for once we are not talking about the Volkswagen emissions scandal.

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Top Auto News

Magna ready to supply Ford India from Sanand

Graeme Roberts | 30 Nov 15

Magna International is set to commence production at its two units in the Sanand auto cluster from the second week of December.

Could relaxed China child policy see minivan soar?

Graeme Roberts | 30 Nov 15 GM is well placed to meet any surge in minivan demand through JVs that make the Buick GL8 (pictured) and the various smaller Wuhan models

Automakers in China are betting that Chinese families will embrace the minivan, hoping the larger, unsexy sibling of the bestselling SUV will become the next big thing just as Beijing relaxes the one-child policy.

Honda postpones new Brazil plant opening

Fernando Calmon | 30 Nov 15 Honda has postponed opening its new Itirapina plant until Brazilian market conditions improve

In a typically cautious Japanese move, Honda has decided to defer the start of production at its new manufacturing plant in Itirapina, 190km/118miles northwest of São Paulo City. Plant construction has ended and it was supposed to be opened in coming days but plans have been postponed due to market lows likely to extend to 2016.

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Lear acquires Michigan auto technology specialist

Japan auto output slips in October

BMW launches fully online car buying process

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Citroen Brazil retires C3 Picasso

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Latest Auto Interviews

CEO says Citroen wants to be quirky again 25 Nov 15

Chris WrightJackson's comments suggests more quirky Citroens could return. This is the 1990s XM.

Citroen is looking to re-establish its reputation for being unconventional, or even quirky, as it aims to boost sales from 1.2m to 1.6m globally by 2020.

International Automotive Components on personalizing tomorrow’s car interiors – Q&A 18 Nov 15

Matthew Beecham

Continuing just-auto’s series of interviews with tier one suppliers, Matthew Beecham spoke to Fritz Schweindl, Director Advanced Engineering International Automotive Components (IAC) Europe. IAC is a global supplier of automotive components and systems, including interior and exterior trim.

Car firms that fail to embrace mobility challenges will lose out – Mascarenas 11 Nov 15

Dave LeggettPaul Mascarenas

Ford's former Chief Technical Officer Paul Mascarenas has told just-auto that he believes the challenges faced by the auto industry currently put it at a pivotal stage and those firms who fail to embrace the emerging mega-trends will lose out.

Automotive Blog

Chillin' in the car for over 75 years

Graeme Roberts, just-auto editorial team Graeme Roberts | 30 Nov 15

A small milestone was passed at the weekend - the 28th of November, the US Census Profile America feature tells us, was the day in 1939 at the 40th Chicago auto show, Packard (RIP) unveiled the first US car with air conditioning.

Trump and Ford

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

The US presidential campaigning that seems to go on forever is something that can look a little perplexing at times to overseas observers.

Sparkle in the rain

Simon Warburton, just-auto editorial team Simon Warburton | 29 Oct 15

To the backdrop of bright autumnal sunshine - not to mention a certain German automaker's woes - this year's recent FKG Suppliers Forum in Gothenburg fused a heady mixture of knowledge exchange and networking.

Hot Automotive Issues

Volkswagen's emissions crisis

Volkswagen's emissions crisis

Volkswagen Group is at the centre of a scandal originating in the US that has revealed the rigging of emissions tests for VW diesel models. The crisis has direct implications for Volkswagen in the US and could spread to other parts of the world.

FKG Annual Suppliers' Forum 2015

FKG Annual Suppliers' Forum 2015

FKG, the Scandinavian Automotive Supplier Association, is a trade association with almost 400 members looking after the interests of the Scandinavian automotive supplier community. The FKG's annual Supplier Forum provides a valuable platform for the discussion of current concerns. This year's event in the FKG's home town of Gothenburg was as lively as ever. Simon Warburton attended for just-auto.

Frankfurt Show 2015

Frankfurt Show 2015

It's show time in Germany's financial centre again - where did two years go? All our previews and coverage are 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.

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