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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...

For Kia, global product should come with local tweaks

ANALYSIS: Kia 'thinks globally, acts locally'

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 th...

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ANALYSIS: New Corsa VXR & future Opels/Vauxhalls

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? N...

ANALYSIS: Making sense of China's car sales volatility 28 Jul 15

Just as in Europe, India or the USA, looking at China as one market doesn't give you the full picture. Differences across geographical areas are one reason why some models are suddenly hugely popular, while others are fading rapidly.

THE WEEK THAT WAS: Toyota's fuel cell vehicle cometh 24 Jul 15

Toyota's GB's 50th birthday announcement it would launch the Mirai this September attracted a lot of interest on just-auto this week, as well it might.

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Toyota gets government funds for Lexus production

Graeme Roberts | 3 Aug 15 Government funding has helped Toyota Canada gear up to build the fourth generation RX

Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada (TMMC) has announced it is spending C$421m to build the next generation Lexus RX350 and 450h models at its Cambridge [South], Ontario assembly plant.

Honda books Q1 profits

Graeme Roberts | 31 Jul 15 Honda should get a boost this fiscal year as new models like the Jazz finally reach Europe

Honda has boosted first fiscal quarter operating profit 16.4% to JPY239.2bn (US$1,954m).

VW Up TSI makes debut in Brazil before Europe

Fernando Calmon | 31 Jul 15 New TSi engine is available across most of the Brazilian Up range. An additional Speed Up trim level has been added

The launch of Volkswagen's Up TSi powertrain option is the first time Brazil has produced a car more advanced, in engine technology, than its sibling marketed in Europe.

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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.

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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.

Honda: a bit more than a car company

Dave Leggett, just-auto editorial team Dave Leggett | 22 Jul 15

Car companies that do other things besides making cars always provide a certain fascination.

Papped in Prague: the facelifted Porsche 911

Glenn Brooks, just-auto editorial team Glenn Brooks | 16 Jul 15

Its official debut might be just under two months away at the Frankfurt IAA, but the mid-life refresh for the 911 has been seen in public. The pics have appeared, inevitably, on FaceBook.

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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.

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Volkswagen AG - Strategy and SWOT Report

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