SPAIN: Honda's new Jazz finally reaching UK late summer

Honda UK will finally start selling the redesigned Jazz (aka Fit) late this summer with dealers being told 'September', just-auto learned on the sidelines of the updated CR-V media launch.

UK: Automakers "anxious" to learn Osaka cars fate: Hoegh Autoliners

Automakers involved with the salvage of 1,400 vehicles in the Hoegh Osaka are "anxious" to discover the fate of their models in the formerly stricken ship, which has now moored alongside berth 101 in the Port of Southampton says the vessel owner.

UK: Car output in UK topped 1.5m units in 2014

The SMMT has announced that UK car production in 2014 totalled 1,528,148 units - a 1.2% increase on the previous year and the best year since 2007.

JAPAN: Nissan to raise exports from Japan

Nissan is planning to exploit the weakness of the yen to increase exports from Japan, according to a Nikkei report.

JAPAN: Toyota to boost Mirai FCV output as orders mount

Toyota will increase production of its Mirai fuel cell car launched in Japan on 15 December and headed for the US, UK and some European markets during 2015.

Latest Automotive Insights

THE WEEK THAT WAS: New Hondas and the ship's up

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VEHICLE ANALYSIS: Honda CR-V update

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Has Audi reached a model proliferation limit?

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VEHICLE ANALYSIS: Škoda Fabia

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ANALYSIS: Europe's car market in 2014, and 2015

The market might have been up by 5.4% in 2014 but there were some surprising brands on the list of those which saw their sales effectively c...


COMMENT: Deckchair army surveys smart Hoegh Osaka work 19 Jan 15

There's been an unexpected rush on car parks down on the South Coast of England as the leviathan Hoegh Osaka - all 51,000t of her - continues to be dragged around on anchors after desperately struggling against 100mph storms lashing the Solent.


THE WEEK THAT WAS: Detroit and stuff 16 Jan 15

The Detroit show - in balmy -17C temperatures, I hear - dominated proceedings this week with those that went describing it as the most optimistic in a long time. Some nice new product appeared, not least the long-awaited Honda/Acura NSX and Ford GT.

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Top Auto News

UK car output tops 1.5m in 2014

Dave Leggett | 23 Jan 15

The SMMT has announced that UK car production in 2014 totalled 1,528,148 units - a 1.2% increase on the previous year and the best year since 2007.


Automakers anxious to learn Osaka cars fate: Hoegh

Simon Warburton | 23 Jan 15

Automakers involved with the salvage of 1,400 vehicles in the Hoegh Osaka are "anxious" to discover the fate of their models in the formerly stricken ship, which has now moored alongside berth 101 in the Port of Southampton says the vessel owner.


Honda's new Jazz finally reaching UK late summer

Graeme Roberts | 23 Jan 15

Honda UK will finally start selling the redesigned Jazz (aka Fit) late this summer with dealers being told 'September', just-auto learned on the sidelines of the updated CR-V media launch.

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Latest Auto Interviews

Q&A with Philip Abram, Chief Infotainment Officer for General Motors 19 Jan 15

Cat Dow

At the recent Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, just-auto's Cat Dow caught up with GM's Chief Infotainment Office Philip Abram to learn more about the OEM's plans for connected vehicles.


INTERVIEW: Nexteer Automotive president and COO Laurent Bresson 19 Jan 15

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Nexteer, the former GM Saginaw steering division, has flourished under the ownership of China-based Pacific Century Motors its owner since 2011. Calum MacRae caught up with Nexteer’s president and COO Laurent Bresson at the recent NAIAS.


Q&A with Craig Diem, BWI Group, Director – Strategic Planning 13 Jan 15

Matthew Beecham

BWI Group’s MagneRide suspension systems are being increasingly featured in top end cars. In the EU they work on high end integration of chassis components with advanced control and sensory systems to produce vehicles that take safety, ride dynamics and sophistication to a new level. Conversely, BWI also work within the advancing Chinese market that sits in a very different end of the spectrum, where basic safety and control devices like ABS and ESC are just starting to take hold, and where AEB and autonomous driving are concepts reserved for the very top layer of the social elite who can afford to import EU and NA models. Matthew Beecham spoke to Craig Diem, BWI Group, Director – Strategic Planning about how the Group deals with the different challenges that these markets bring.

Automotive Blog

Europe: thoughts on currency movements

Dave Leggett | 16 Jan 15

Interesting news today that Ford is significantly raising output of the Fiesta in Germany in Q1 (other models, too, but mainly Fiesta). The move prompts a number of thoughts.


2015 Detroit Show's sunny backdrop

Dave Leggett | 13 Jan 15

It's very cold this week in Detroit, but the weather for North America's auto industry is set pretty fair - for now.


R.I.P. Nissan Cedric, 1960-2014

Glenn Brooks | 7 Jan 15

The fantastically named Cedric, once hugely popular in Japan as a taxi, has been laid to rest.

Hot Automotive Issues

Valuable cars perch periously above the drink

Barely had the car carrier Hoegh Osaka left the port of Southampton and entered the Solent, something went horribly wrong and the ship listed hard over before the pilot and crew beached her on a sandbank. At risk are 1,200 JLR vehicles, 65 Minis, one Rolls-Royce and a bunch of JCB machines. We're following the salvage saga.

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