GERMANY: Opel/Vauxhall to produce new SUV at Rüsselsheim

GM Chief Executive Officer Mary Barra has announced the production of a new SUV in Rüsselsheim by the end of the decade as part of GM's ongoing commitment to its still loss-making European operations.

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 ...

Latest Automotive Insights

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...

PLDB Future Models - LA & Guangzhou shows insights

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 (Gu...

THE WEEK THAT WAS: Lexus concedes to Germany

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 t...


After years in the European wilderness, Lexus now seems set on a steady path of sales expansion. The new NX, a RAV4-sized crossover, is the...

COMMENT: Iran nuclear talks to kick-start basic safety for all? 14 Nov 14

With all the hullabaloo surrounding the imminent nuclear talks deadline on 24 November - another one - between Iran and its suspicious Western negotiators - there is one implication of the Vienna talks that probably won't even receive an airing.

VEHICLE ANALYSIS: Kia electrifies its Soul 13 Nov 14

Kia Motors (UK) is taking a softly-softly approach to the launch of its first battery-electric car, targeting just 100-200 sales in 2015 through 13 specialist dealers. It expects to be third in Europe after EV-friendly Norway (1,030) and France (300).

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Top Auto News

Tesla and BMW in battery talks - reports

Tony Lewis | 24 Nov 14

Tesla, the US electric carmaker, and BMW are discussing a possible battery and lightweight materials alliance, according to German media reports.

Hyundai Motor raises 2014 sales target

Chris Wright | 24 Nov 14

Hyundai and Kia have raised their 2014 global sales target to at least 8m vehicles, up from 7.86m, as they expect high volumes in China sales to offset slowing growth elsewhere, particularly in the US and Europe.

2016 Hyundai i20 last to be bought on price: UK MD

Roger Stansfield | 21 Nov 14

Next year's new Hyundai i20 will be the last car from the brand which people will buy primarily on price, says UK president and managing director Tony Whitehorn.

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Latest Auto Interviews

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?

INTERVIEW: Faurecia deputy GM China Jingcheng Li 24 Nov 14

Simon Warburton

China's astonishing growth rates of recent years is starting to ebb, but still represents a powerful performance that is the envy of most of the developed world. Simon Warburton talked to global component producer, Faurecia deputy general manager China Division, Jingcheng Li, about opportunities which challenges such as emissions control and lightweighting, present.

INTERVIEW: Fiat brand head, Olivier Francois 17 Nov 14

Chris Wright

Fiat's 500 family could be the template for future C or D segment models, Fiat global brand chief Olivier Francois has hinted in an interview with just-auto.

Automotive Blog

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.

Safety observations: cars, cyclists and pedestrians

Dave Leggett | 20 Nov 14

Some interesting observations here on road safety, its costs and the risks you may run if you choose to cycle or walk, rather than drive, in some places.

Please Hoon Responsibly: Gymkhana 7 is here

Glenn Brooks | 18 Nov 14

Ken Block is back. In a Ford. But it's not a Fiesta.

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

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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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