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More questions are being asked about the corporate culture at VW. Many in the industry say that crisis management demands transparency and speed and that VW's response has been deficient in both areas

VW’s crisis and the changed world of corporate PR

As the Volkswagen emissions scandal continues to unfold I have, over the past couple of weeks, been asking a number of industry public and m...

JLR has invested heavily in training ahead of the start of Brazilian assembly in 2016

THE WEEK THAT WAS: Range Rover Evoque Brazil build

We'll permit ourselves a small 'told you so' this week after Jaguar Land Rover finally confirmed it would build the Range Rover Evoque in Br...

CX-3 went on sale across Europe from June, with almost 10,000 units sold in the region during Q3

ANALYSIS: Mazda humiliates Toyota in Germany

It has no rich parent; no manufacturing plant in Europe; sells no hybrids, EVs or PHEVs. Plus, a new roadster has just been added to the mod...

382kW/520PS 4.0-litre turbo V8 accelerates the S8 from 0 to 100 km/h (62.1 mph) in 4.1 seconds

VEHICLE ANALYSIS: Audi S8 & future models

Suddenly, the full-sized luxury sedan segment is roaring back to life. Forget the economic stalling in some parts of the world and instead s...

Astra suspension settings for the UK were honed on North Wales roads where, no surprise, the local media launch was held. The new cars corner more precisely and flatter than their predecessors but still ride well

VEHICLE ANALYSIS: Redesigned Vauxhall (Opel) Astra

Executives' pride in Vauxhall's Ellesmere Port plant having secured the contract to be the lead factory for the new generation Astra was pal...

Subsidies for first-time car buyers created a temporary sales boom, but Thailand's car market is now in reverse

Thailand looks to end first-time buyer overhang

Thailand’s military government is desperate to draw a line under the first-time car buyer programme, a populist scheme which ran between Oct...

ANALYSIS: What does TPP mean for autos? 5 Oct 15

A trade deal involving the US, Japan and 10 other Pacific rim countries has been agreed. The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) will reduce trade barriers between the nations involved and the agreement follows years of wrangling over arrangements for specific industrial sectors, such as automotive.

THE WEEK THAT WAS: Volkswagen, diesel, emissions, recalls 2 Oct 15

One guess what dominated just-auto's news, analysis and comment this week. VW, emissions, diesel and recalls, natch. Early in the week we asked: "Where will 'emissionsgate' end?" Well, for a start, some work with the slide rules by our own analysts swiftly concluded: "The expected decline of the popularity of diesel-fuelled vehicles in the European car market has been significantly accelerated."

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Plastic Omnium adds plants to meet global demand

Simon Warburton | 12 Oct 15 Plastic Omnium adding plants to reach 130 factories

Plastic Omnium says new plants starting production will allow it it cope with expected global demand in the next five years.

Ford announces $1.8bn China R&D spend

Graeme Roberts | 12 Oct 15 Mark Fields (left) and local officials announcing the $1.8bn R&D spend in China

Ford announced on Monday it would spend CNY11.4bn (US$1.8bn) on research and development in China by 2020. It said it would "significantly build up its research and development capabilities in the country" - especially at its Nanjing Research and Engineering Center (REC) - and develop more vehicles in China, for China.

Saint-Gobain eyes India for low-weight bearings

Simon Warburton | 12 Oct 15 Norglide has new  range of customisable composite bearings

Saint-Gobain says it is seeing real potential in emerging markets such as India, where its focus on weight and noise reduction are key business opportunities.

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Audi to launch A4 Avant g-tron in 2016

Brazil auto output and sales plunge in September

GUANGZHOU SHOW: Opel Astra becomes Buick Verano

South Korea import sales rise 20% in September

IKCO eyes Oman production

India car sales rise in September

Hyundai manufactures 1m cars in Saint Petersburg

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Q&A: Faurecia on lighter and smarter seats for autonomous cars 12 Oct 15

Matthew Beecham

Continuing just-auto’s series of interviews at the 2015 IAA show, Matthew Beecham met with Geoffroy de Grandmaison, Marketing Director, Faurecia to learn more about the tier one supplier’s seating innovations, including its so-called Lightweight & Roominess and Active Wellness concepts. The latter can detect a driver’s drowsiness or stress and take countermeasures – such as a very specific seat massage pattern - to relieve those conditions.

Q&A: Tedrive Steering Systems on lightweighting, autonomous driving and ambitions to crack the Chinese steering market 9 Oct 15

Matthew Beecham

Continuing just-auto's series of interviews with tier one suppliers at the 2015 IAA, Matthew Beecham met with Peter Heimbrock, Director Engineering Tedrive Steering Systems GmbH to learn about its steering innovations and ambitions to grow business in China.

Q&A: Hella on tomorrow’s ADAS cameras and sensors 8 Oct 15

Matthew Beecham

Continuing just-auto’s series of interviews with tier one suppliers at the 2015 IAA, Matthew Beecham met with Dr Christian Amsel, Member of the Executive Board, Business Division Electronics, Hella to enquire about tomorrow’s advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) cameras and sensors.

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Winterkorn a detail man...

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

An interesting video clip on YouTube shows Martin Winterkorn and his entourage looking over a Hyundai at a motor show.

Questions on VW's corporate culture

Dave Leggett, just-auto editorial team Dave Leggett | 25 Sep 15

It's been quite a week for Volkswagen. The unfolding diesel emissions scandal is one of those stories that, as journalists love to say, has legs.

Buick's next LaCrosse breaks cover in China

Graeme Roberts, just-auto editorial team Graeme Roberts | 25 Sep 15

Claimed 'first spy shots' of the redesigned 2016 Buick LaCrosse have been obtained by a Chinese autos website. This is the Chinese variant which will be made by the Shanghai-GM joint venture and is included in just-auto's Product Lifecycle Database (PLDB). It will be an important new car line for GM's Buick brand in China, its largest market.

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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.

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.

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.

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Global light vehicle turbochargers market- forecasts to 2030

Global light vehicle turbochargers market- forecasts to 2030

This QUBE report from just-auto provides a comprehensive overview of the global automotive turbocharger sector, major suppliers, top markets, technology trends and market size forecasts. Use this report to gain a quick overview of the sector globally and to understand the size and scope of the world's key markets.. Read more

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Global light vehicle transmissions and clutches market- forecasts to 2030

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Global light vehicle engine technologies market- forecasts to 2030

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Global light vehicle electronic braking market- forecasts to 2030

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Global 4WD and AWD light vehicle market- forecasts to 2030

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