US: Nissan and NHTSA announce 768,000-unit recall

Water leaks and insecure hood (bonnet) latches have led to a 768,000 Nissan Motor recall primarily in the US.

JAPAN: Alliance and MMC drop plans to develop larger models

The Renault-Nissan alliance and Mitsubishi have scrapped plans to jointly develop and build new vehicles aimed at cutting manufacturing costs and taking out spare capacity.

CZECH REPUBLIC: Hyundai starts building updated i30

Hyundai Motor has begun production of the updated i30, at its European factory, Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Czech (HMMC), in Nošovice, Czech Republic.

UK: Suzuki hits new sales record

The UK overtook Germany last year as Suzuki’s largest European market with record sales of 37,400, almost 20% of the total of 200,000 across the region.

ITALY: FCA operating profit meets guidance

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles reported 2014 operating profit of EUR3.65bn (US$4.14bn), in line with its own estimates.

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

At 2,350kg, it's easily the weightiest variant of the newly facelifted range. Somehow, though, the PHEV Cayenne is Porsche's most officially...

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...


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?

As vehicles and parts become ever more reliable, demand for...

All Makes Parts and Second Tier Parts Programmes: The case for and against

One question is increasingly vexing OEM's: whether or not to inves...

Top Auto News

"Bumps and dents" for some driveable Hoegh cars

Simon Warburton | 29 Jan 15

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.

FCA operating profit meets guidance

Graeme Roberts | 28 Jan 15

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles reported 2014 operating profit of EUR3.65bn (US$4.14bn), in line with its own estimates.

Hyundai starts building updated i30

Graeme Roberts | 28 Jan 15

Hyundai Motor has begun production of the updated i30, at its European factory, Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Czech (HMMC), in Nošovice, Czech Republic.

Recent News - (Updated: 5:39pm 28 Jan 2015)

Alliance and MMC drop joint larger model plans

Suzuki hits new UK sales record

Nissan and NHTSA announce 768,000-unit recall

GENEVA DEBUTS: McLaren 675 Longtail

Maruti to refocus Gurgaon plant on engines

Toyota to expand powertrain R&D in Ann Arbor

Aston Martin has backing for product revamp

Hyundai Motor to set up fuel-cell hub in Korea

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

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.

R.I.P. Nissan Cedric, 1960-2014

Glenn Brooks | 7 Jan 15

The fantastically named Cedric, once hugely popular in Japan as a taxi, has been laid to rest.

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.


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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