INDONESIA SHOW: Automakers exhibit growing confidence

The 2014 Indonesia international motor show got under way this week with a renewed sense of self-confidence and purpose, as the domestic market continued to reach new record highs.

US: Safety advances and Silicon Valley 'bit of Wild West': Potomac Alliance

TRW's public policy expert says rapid advances in vehicle safety allied with Silicon Valley technology are a bit of the "Wild West" as perceptions of transportation alter at startling pace.

ITALY: Mitsubishi to build pick-up truck for Fiat

Fiat-Chrysler will source a new midsize pickup for European and Latin American markets from Mitsubishi. The companies said the model will be based on the next generation L200.

US: TRW stresses shift from components to functionality

TRW says it is in a strong position to provide rapidly increasing functionality associated with modern vehicles as driver assist systems (DAS) come increasingly to the fore.

PARIS DEBUTS: Kia diesel hybrid concept & Mercedes C 63 AMG

The media preview days of the 2014 Paris Mondial de l'Automobile will be 2 & 3 October. This list is updated as manufacturers announce world premieres.

Latest Automotive Insights

THE WEEK THAT WAS: Big fish eaten by bigger fish

The big news this week was the long-expected announcement ZF would swallow TRW whole, re-establishing the respected chassis systems and safe...

COMMENT: The UK's Scotland and EU parallels

The people of Scotland have had their say on independence and decided to stay in the UK. It was a close vote, but in the end the margin was...

VEHICLE ANALYSIS: Infiniti Q50 2.0t

There was already a choice of V6 petrol hybrid or four-cylinder diesel power for Infiniti Europe's Q50. Now, Nissan's upscale division has a...

VEHICLE ANALYSIS: MY2014 Peugeot 2008 1.2 VTi 82

PSA built the 100,000th Peugeot 2008 after just nine months of production at the Mulhouse plant in France. Now, a night shift has just been...

ANALYSIS: ZF puts in place a growth strategy

After reaching agreement to purchase TRW, 2015 is shaping up to be the most momentous year in ZF's long history. Colin Whitbread considers t...

THE WEEK THAT WAS: More musical chairs

After last week's news concerning top Nissan/Infiniti executive Andy Palmer's move to Aston Martin, came another shift - a BMW German region...

Top Auto News

INDONESIA SHOW: Automakers' growing confidence

Tony Pugliese | 19 Sep 14

The 2014 Indonesia international motor show got under way this week with a renewed sense of self-confidence and purpose, as the domestic market continued to reach new record highs.


TRW cites shift from components to functionality

Simon Warburton | 19 Sep 14

TRW says it is in a strong position to provide rapidly increasing functionality associated with modern vehicles as driver assist systems (DAS) come increasingly to the fore.


Mitsubishi to build pick-up truck for Fiat

Chris Wright | 19 Sep 14

Fiat-Chrysler will source a new midsize pickup for European and Latin American markets from Mitsubishi. The companies said the model will be based on the next generation L200.

Recent News - (Updated: 8:50pm 21 Sep 2014)

PARIS DEBUTS: Renault Clio Initiale Paris

Car safety with Silicon Valley 'bit of Wild West'

California's first autonomous drive test permits

Ford slows popular hatchback output

Toyota recalls vehicles for fuel pipe check

ThyssenKrupp develops lighter components

LA DEBUTS: Cadillac ATS-V

Suzuki recalls 453,000 minivehicles

Latest Auto Interviews

INTERVIEW: Paul Philpott, Kia UK President and CEO 18 Sep 14

Dave Leggett

Paul Philpott, Kia UK President and CEO, has given just-auto an upbeat assessment of conditions in the UK car market and growth prospects for the Kia brand.


Q&A with Mentor Graphics 18 Sep 14

Matthew Beecham

Mentor Graphics is a major supplier of software tools that help engineers design electronic systems and components. Headquartered in Oregon, US, Mentor generates annual revenues of some US$1bn. Its tools are involved in the design of almost every electronic gadget you can think of. To find out about its automotive business, Matthew Beecham spoke to Martin O’Brien, General Manager, Integrated Electrical Systems Division Mentor Graphics.


Q&A with Evolution Time Critical 2 Sep 14

Matthew Beecham

The automotive industry is now using logistics in a more proactive way to provide the flexibility which is required due to diversifying model ranges. There is also the question of quality, of course. Components that have been acceptable in previous years are being failed by more stringent testing. Matthew Beecham spoke to Brad Brennan, managing director of emergency logistics specialist Evolution Time Critical.

Automotive Blog

TRW and ZF

Dave Leggett | 15 Sep 14

We're digesting the news that TRW will be (subject to the usual approvals) acquired by ZF. Looks like ZF has paid top dollar.


On this day...

Dave Leggett | 11 Sep 14

Here we are again. September 11. On that day in 2001, I was in Frankfurt at the auto show.


The 'vette that snitches on the valet

Graeme Roberts | 9 Sep 14

In a pleasing variation of authority using cameras to spy on car drivers, General Motors has come up with a car camera that can be a nosey parker on the valet parker entrusted with the keys to your pride and joy.

Hot Automotive Issues

Paris show

The media preview days of the 2014 Paris Mondial de l'Automobile on 2 & 3 October are not far away now. Time to gather up news of what we expect to see

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.

Africa, the 'final frontier' for automotive growth

Car sales in Africa are, relative to the continent's population size, very low. The focus on emerging markets has been elsewhere. However, there have been signs lately of more interest in prospects for the automotive sector in Africa, with Nigeria's emerging economy (now Africa's largest) attracting automotive OEMs. However, industrial relations strife in South Africa also illustrates the challenges that come with economic development.

Auto Market Research

LMC Automotive's European Passenger Car Production Estimates

LMC Automotive's European Passenger Car Production Estimates (annual subscription)

LMC Automotive's service provides customers with the very latest monthly estimates of passenger car production across all of Europe. Updated monthly and provided model-by-model, and available only via just-auto, the service fills the gaps between the latest actual published data and the present. This annual subscription provides you with immediate access to the current edition, plus 11 further monthly updates... Read more

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In-Car Entertainment in Hong Kong, China

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Analysis of over 140 Lithium-based Rechargeable Battery Manufacturers: Chemistry, Strategy, Success

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Global Automotive Upholstery Market 2014-2018

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Brazilian automobile industry - Right strategy for tough times

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