US: Transport Department to review NHTSA

The US Transportation Department will conduct an internal review of the country's auto safety regulators in response to a series of safety lapses, including last week's reports of defective air bags, a senior administration official said.

JAPAN: Takata mulls JPY2-3bn fiscal H1 charge for additional recalls

Takata is considering booking a quarterly charge of JPY2-3bn (US$19-$28m) to cover the cost of additional recalls of vehicles fitted with potentially defective airbags, two sources have said.

US: Under new Ford CEO, new life beckons for famous Lincoln brand

Ford's new chief executive, Mark Fields, reportedly is giving the Lincoln brand a little love and a lot of cash.

US: Lear unveils Q3 sales up 8% to US$4.2bn

Lear has posted third quarter sales of US$4.2bn, up 8%, with core operating earnings of US$251m, up 22%.

US: Former PR executive claims Ford bugged his telephone

Former Ford PR chief Jason Vines, a key lieutenant of CEO Jacques Nasser at the time, says the company bugged his telephone during the company's 2001 Firestone tyre crisis.

Latest Automotive Insights

Management briefing: India automotive update (1)

India's automotive sector has suffered tougher times lately as the domestic economy has turned down. In this month's management briefing, To...

VEHICLE ANALYSIS: Maserati Ghibli diesel

How might Maserati attain its worldwide sales goal of 75,000 cars a year by 2018? By adding new models and offering more diesels. To judge b...

ANALYSIS: Q1-Q3 ASEAN sales down 11%

ASEAN's new vehicle market continued to decline in the third quarter of 2014, with sales in the region's six main markets combined falling b...

THE WEEK THAT WAS: Interesting, interesting...

If I had to think of one adjective to describe this week's autobiz news, 'interesting' is as good a fit as any. Bit of this, bit of that....

COMMENT: FKG keeps ears on the track in Gothenburg

Last week saw Scandinavian automotive supplier body FKG's Annual Forum in Gothenburg, bringing together more than 400 component producers, p...

VEHICLE ANALYSIS: Mitsubishi's top-selling PHEV

Ping goes the inbox. A welcome new email comes from our colleagues at JATO Dynamics with the latest eight-month YTD European PHEV sales data...


COMMENT: Sweden looks to warm up emerging markets 24 Oct 14

It's as if the Cold War never went away.


VEHICLE ANALYSIS: 2014 Peugeot RCZ R 21 Oct 14

Audi, or Peugeot? No contest. But what if the question is instead TT or RCZ R? Trickier. It would be ironic if PSA's cost cutting means this beautiful coupe won't have a replacement as the RCZ is already a successful, high-priced Peugeot.

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The Seven Automotive Growth Areas You Must Know About

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Top Auto News

BELGIUM: Europe-wide mandate for ESP on cars & LCV

Glenn Brooks | 30 Oct 14

From 1 November, all cars and light commercial vehicles registered in European Union member states, with a GVW of fewer than 3.5 tonnes, must have ESP as standard equipment. The regulation will take effect for all other vehicles on 1 November 2015.


SAO PAULO SHOW: World premieres

Glenn Brooks | 30 Oct 14

The media preview days of the 2014 São Paulo Motor Show were 28 & 29 October. Here follows a list of vehicle and concept global debuts.


CHINA: Infiniti QX50 body and lifecycle extensions

Glenn Brooks | 30 Oct 14

An Infiniti spokesman has told just-auto.com that the aged QX50 crossover will not be replaced "in the near future". This follows the recent introduction of a made-in-China version of the now seven-year old model.

Recent News - (Updated: 5:12pm 30 Oct 2014)

BYD posts 26% drop in Q3 profit

LG Chem starts work on Nanjing EV battery plant

GUANGZHOU DEBUTS: Infiniti QX50L (LWB and facelift

Visteon concept for HMI uses eye movement

LCGCs a game changer in Indonesia - analyst

LA DEBUTS: Porsche Panamera Exclusive Series

LA DEBUTS: BMW X5 M & X6 M

Chrysler recalls 381,876 trucks

Latest Auto Interviews

Q&A with JATCO Ltd 14 Oct 14

Calum MacRae

Calum MacRae talked to JATCO's Yuko Fujita. JATCO holds 49% of the world CVT market. JATCO, 75% held by Nissan Motor Company, was exhibiting at the Paris Motor Show for the first time.


Q&A with Allison Transmission 13 Oct 14

Matthew Beecham

Allison, the automatic transmission specialists, is rolling out FuelSense, a fuel-saving solution that automatically adjusts shift schedules, selects neutral and manages vehicle acceleration to maximise transmission fuel economy. Last month, Kenworth became the third OEM to adopt the package. Manlio Alvaro, director of EMEA Marketing, tells just-auto that testing indicates FuelSense has the potential to reduce fuel consumption by up to 20 per cent when compared to the previous generation of Allison Electronic Controls without these fuel saving feature


INTERVIEW: Peugeot CEO Maxim Picat (Part 2) 10 Oct 14

Glenn Brooks

In the second and final part of an interview with Maxim Picat, the head of Peugeot explains why the brand cannot launch a low-cost model, and details plans for new energy cars.

Automotive Blog

Honda's brilliant Type R short film

Glenn Brooks | 30 Oct 14

This is really nicely done - an ingenious way of linking the five-door Civic to the forthcoming, 280+PS Type R.


Battery range estimation innovation

Dave Leggett | 30 Oct 14

EV battery range is an interesting area, not least because any discrepancy between claimed range and actual could be pretty significant when margins for error are low and distances travelled are not all that long.


Tesla story: Forbes takes aim at the WSJ

Dave Leggett | 28 Oct 14

It's rare that a writer on one publication will take direct aim at another publication's work.

Hot Automotive Issues

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.

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.

Moscow show opens

One of the world’s biggest car shows, the Moscow International Automobile Salon (MIAS) opened to media - including just-auto - on 27 August in the city’s Crocus Expo exhibition centre. This year's show occupies over 120,000 sq m and over 50 automakers are attending. The show features a record number of new vehicles, including nine world premieres, nine European and 43 Russian premieres, and 16 concept cars.

Second quarter, half year, fiscal quarter results

We won't claim to have 'em all but we've got the ones that matter.

Auto Market Research

Global CNG Vehicles Market 2014-2018

Global CNG Vehicles Market 2014-2018

CNG is a low-carbon fuel for automotive, and CNG-fuelled automotive can be used as alternative fuel vehicles. Natural gas is an organic compound found deep within the earth, and it mainly consists of methane... Read more

Published: October 2014 - ($3000.00)


Global light vehicle seating market- forecasts to 2029

Published: October 2014 - ($1500.00)


Global Automotive Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) Systems Market 2014-2018

Published: October 2014 - ($2000.00)


Global light diesel vehicles market- forecasts to 2029

Published: October 2014 - ($1500.00)


LMC Automotive's European Passenger Car Production Estimates - Latest Monthly Update

Published: October 2014 - ($150.00)


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