JAPAN: Nissan boosts Q1 operating profit 13.4%

Nissan Motor boosted operating profit 13.4% to JPY122.6bn for the first quarter of the 2014/15 fiscal year, a 5% margin on net revenues that climbed 10.4% to JPY2.47 trillion for the period.

BRAZIL: Troller T4 fully updated by Ford

It is always questioned why Brazil does not having a national car, utility or light commercial brand.

US: Recalls dampen GM Q2 financials; Europe loss widens

General Motors’ European operations are moving slowly in right direction towards a target of hitting profit by mid-decade reporting a second quarter EBIT-adjusted loss of US$300m, which included US$200m for restructuring costs.

US: GM announces six more recalls

General Motors has announced six safety recalls covering 717,949 recent model vehicles in the US. The numbers per incident vary from 22 to 414,000.

US: Kia Motors America - a "bit player" with ambition

Kia Motors America may be marking 20 years in the US this year but, despite 535,179 sales in 2013 and around 765 dealers in all 50 states, still insists it's a "bit player".

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Top Auto News

Nissan boosts Q1 operating profit 13.4%

Graeme Roberts | 28 Jul 14

Nissan Motor boosted operating profit 13.4% to JPY122.6bn for the first quarter of the 2014/15 fiscal year, a 5% margin on net revenues that climbed 10.4% to JPY2.47 trillion for the period.


Cadillac adding wireless phone charging

Graeme Roberts | 28 Jul 14

Cadillac will add wireless charging of smartphones in the 2015 model ATS sport sedan and coupe launching this autumn. Compatible with Powermat and other in-phone wireless charging technologies, the feature eliminates the need for cords on board.


GM Korea pay deal averts strike

Graeme Roberts | 28 Jul 14

General Motors Korea has reached a tentative pay deal with its labour union, reportedly averting a potential strike.

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Latest Auto Interviews

Q&A with Aha: Analytical data from the Cloud 28 Jul 14

Matthew Beecham

The IT industry has made much of the benefits of a Cloud infrastructure, offering better security and less complex networks in the workplace. Infotainment specialist Harman with subsidiary Aha claims its use in the car could be equally effective. It is now offering OEMs and service providers a chance to use the Cloud beyond downloading apps, navigation updates or music. Understanding what features are being used by the end customer, finding software bugs, removing unused features, reducing recalls or targeting specific customers with updates and advertising are just some of the ideas that Harman claims it can offer with its new Aha Cloud Platform Analytics and Updates Service. just-auto spoke to Siegfried Schuler, Director Centre of Competence Aha, about the service and find out what OEMs are most interested in.


INTERVIEW: Anne Ruthmann, Citroën C4 Cactus project manager 8 Jul 14

Glenn Brooks

Citroën C4 Cactus Chef de Projet Anne Ruthmann answers questions on key suppliers, lightweight technology, sales prospects and other topics.


Q&A with Han Hendriks, Vice President Advanced Product Development & Sales, Johnson Controls Automotive Interiors 8 Jul 14

Matthew Beecham

Continuing just-auto’s series of interviews with tier one manufacturers, Matthew Beecham spoke to Han Hendriks about consumer expectations of car interiors, JCI’s Interior Vision 2025 and their new operating model tailored at innovation management. Han represents JCI’s Interiors business worldwide and is the innovation leader of this business.

Automotive Blog

Sir Nick Scheele's career highlight - in his own words

Dave Leggett | 21 Jul 14

Tributes are flowing in for Nick Scheele who has passed away, aged 70.


Mercedes basks in German World Cup victory

Simon Warburton | 16 Jul 14

Mercedes-Benz has wasted no time in basking in Germany's reflected glory of winning the World Cup on Sunday night and becoming the first side since reunification to lift the golden trophy.


Hyundai's empty Genesis convoy

Glenn Brooks | 10 Jul 14

We can forget just how amazing some of the technology in the latest production cars is. This video from HMA is a terrific reminder.

Hot Automotive Issues

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.

St Petersburg International Economic Forum 2014

Despite pressure from some Western capitals not to attend, this year's SPIEF attracted more than 6,000 delegates, mostly CEOs, but also laced with a sprinkling of Prime Ministers and Presidents. We group the round-up here.

General Motors grapples with recalls

General Motors is facing a crisis in North America as it struggles to deal with large recalls that have raised serious concerns over its safety processes and supplier relations in the 2000s.

Quarterly results - get the abacus out...

It's quarterly results time again, mostly Q1 2014 and Q4/full year 2013/2014. We've assembled all our coverage into one handy package right here. Enjoy.

Auto Market Research

Philippines Autos Report Q3 2014

Philippines Autos Report Q3 2014

Business Monitor International's Philippines Autos Report provides industry professionals and strategists, corporate analysts, auto associations, government departments and regulatory bodies with independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on Philippines's automotive industry... Read more

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Libya Autos Report Q3 2014

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Egypt Autos Report Q3 2014

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United Arab Emirates Autos Report Q3 2014

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Turkey Autos Report Q3 2014

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