JAPAN: Toyota reveals next-gen integrated safety tech; rollout from 2015

Toyota has revealed some of the smart new technologies and systems it will be featuring in future models from 2015 to make driving safer. It says that these have been designed from the start to work together to help cut the number of road accidents.

Volkswagen Group to invest EUR86bn in next five years

Volkswagen Group says it will invest a total of EUR85.6bn (US$106.3bn) in new models, technologies and its global presence in its Automotive Division during the next five years.

LA SHOW: Jaguar Land Rover announces new connectivity platform and overseas R&D facility

Tata-owned Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has announced the launch of 'justDrive', a new connectivity platform that it says integrates multiple smartphone apps into a single, voice-activated in-car experience.

LA SHOW: Mazda reveals CX-3 small SUV crossover

Mazda has revealed the new Mazda CX-3 small SUV crossover in a world debut at the LA auto show.

UAE: Bill Ford highlights connectivity opportunity but warns of 'global gridlock'

Ford Executive Chairman Bill Ford has highlighted the opportunities head for the auto industry presented by advanced technologies, but also warned of the dangers of 'global gridlock' as the numbers of vehicles in use across the world continues to ...

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ANALYSIS: Indonesia's car market cools

Indonesia is an ASEAN market with plenty of growth potential. However, Tony Pugliese notes that it has hit some bumps in the road as fuel pr...

Briefing: Supplier industry financial review

Part 1 of this briefing reviews the recent financial results of a sample of major global auto suppliers; Part 2 highlights recent developmen...

VEHICLE ANALYSIS: MY2015 Volvo V60 Polestar

Yes, it's thirsty but the straight-six under the bonnet of the new V60 Polestar is Volvo's best sounding engine yet. Even better than the sa...

THE WEEK THAT WAS: All eyes on Vienna

I've come off the bench this week, as just-auto news editor, Graeme Roberts, takes a well-earned sojorn in Shakespeare's home county, HQ als...

VEHICLE ANALYSIS: Volkswagen Polo 1.2 TSI

It can't catch the sixth place Qashqai but the recently facelifted VW Polo is now the UK's seventh best seller, ahead of the entire Audi A3...

ANALYSIS: Opel-Vauxhall and Buick's shared future

GM's Europe-based brands are plotting what could be a major reversal of fortunes. It's all about new cars, extra models and an ever-closer a...

ANALYSIS: PLDB Future Models - LA & Guangzhou shows insight 18 Nov 14

With Europe's big motor shows of 2014 now gone, it's now time for California (LA, first press day today, November 18) and southern China (Guangzhou) to take the spotlight for new model world premieres. As ever with PLDB, information on these vehicles continues to be added and updated, writes Glenn Brooks.

THE WEEK THAT WAS: Lexus concedes to Germany 14 Nov 14

An intriguing yet realistic admission from the chief of Lexus Europe this week - the Germans can't be beat so the Toyota luxury brand will tussle for fourth place. Also some interesting comments on Lexus' lack of diesels - which is one reason why the Germans dominate.

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Top Auto News

UK: Tata "could move JLR production abroad"

Glenn Brooks | 27 Nov 14

Lord Bhattacharyya, who was instrumental in helping to secure the sale of Jaguar Land Rover to Tata Motors, has written of his concern for the company's future in Britain. JLR is currently embroiled in a wage dispute with its UK workforce.

Toyota reveals next-gen integrated safety tech

Dave Leggett | 27 Nov 14

Toyota has revealed some of the smart new technologies and systems it will be featuring in future models from 2015 to make driving safer. It says that these have been designed from the start to work together to help cut the number of road accidents.

SAIC to make MG eco-cars in Thailand

Tony Pugliese | 27 Nov 14

Thailand's SAIC Motor-CP Co Ltd, a joint venture 51%-owned by China's SAIC Motor Corporation and 49% by the local Charoen Pokphand Group, plans to produce eco-cars at a new plant in the country.

Recent News - (Updated: 4:35pm 27 Nov 2014)

Toyota goes for global recall on Takata airbags

2015 DETROIT SHOW DEBUTS: Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupé

AUSTRALIA: Front-wheel drive 1 Series coming - BMW

BMW's MINI to cut model line-up - reports

Ferrari spin-off to cut Fiat debt by EUR750m

Continental invests US$22.84m to extend R&D centre

Chinese tyre sector urges resistance to US duties

BorgWarner supplies turbo tech to VW in China

Latest Auto Interviews

Q&A with Magna Mirrors 27 Nov 14

Matthew Beecham

Magna Mirrors is the world’s largest producer of automotive mirror systems and a major supplier of engineered glass systems and door handles. In this interview, Matthew Beecham spoke to David O'Connell, Vice President – Global Engineering and R&D, Magna Mirrors & Magna Closures about the auto-dimming and power-folding mirror markets and the increasing use of cameras on cars.

Q&A with Johnson Controls Power Solutions 25 Nov 14

Matthew Beecham

Johnson Controls' battery operation falls under the auspices of its Power Solutions business, serving both automotive OEMs and aftermarket. In this interview, Matthew Beecham spoke to Craig Rigby, Advanced Market and Technology Strategist, Johnson Controls Power Solutions about the company's technologies for stop-start applications, EVs and PHEVs.

INTERVIEW: Alain Uyttenhoven, Head of Lexus Europe 24 Nov 14

Glenn Brooks

Russia, Lexus' number one market in its European region, might be down, but UK sales are up strongly. On balance then, 2014 has been a good year, according to the brand's Head of Europe. Next, he promises more hybrids but no diesels. Why?

Automotive Blog

What does a Chinese premium brand car consumer look like?

Dave Leggett | 27 Nov 14

Well, on average, male and 33.5 years of age, with average annual household income of $175,000. There's some interesting stuff here in a survey of 800 premium brand car customers in China carried out by the Hurun Research Institute.

Chrysler lampoons Italians

Glenn Brooks | 25 Nov 14

US ad agencies have form when it comes to poking fun at outdated perceptions of Europeans. Perhaps this new commercial will be as successful at changing Fiat's image with Americans of a certain age as the old Skoda ads were in the UK?

Notice anything odd in Ford's Burj Khalifa Mustang video?

Glenn Brooks | 21 Nov 14

Ford has continued its idea of assembling a Mustang high up inside a skyscraper. First it was done in New York, now in Dubai. But look closely at who was putting the car together.

Hot Automotive Issues

LA SHOW 2014

Our coverage from this year's LA auto show is gathered together here.

Third quarter 2014 results: generally upbeat

It's results season and we're up to most companies' third compilation of the year, which we group together here.

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.

Paris show

The media preview days of the 2014 Paris Mondial de l'Automobile are on 2 & 3 October. Our previews and show reports are here.

Auto Market Research

Global Autogas Market 2014-2018

Global Autogas Market 2014-2018

Autogas is commonly known as LPG and is used as an alternative fuel in vehicles such as LMVs and city buses as well as stationary applications such as generators. This report has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the EMEA and APAC regions and the Americas; it covers the global autogas market landscape and its growth prospects in the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market... Read more

Published: November 2014 - ($2500.00)

Global light vehicle fuel injection market- forecasts to 2029

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Brazil Autos Report Q1 2015

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Global light vehicle seating market- forecasts to 2029

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Power Electronics for Electric Vehicles 2013-2023: Forecasts, Technologies, Players

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