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ASEAN vehicle market down almost 10% in 2014

The fourth quarter sales data is in and 2014 saw vehicle sales fall by almost 10% in the ASEAN region. Tony Pugliese analyses the results in...

VEHICLE ANALYSIS: Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid

At 2,350kg, it's easily the weightiest variant of the newly facelifted range. Somehow, though, the PHEV Cayenne is Porsche's most officially...

RESEARCH ANALYSIS: Review of instrumentation

Although there can be no doubt that tomorrow's drivers will be better informed, there remains some concern about information over-load. Matt...

VEHICLE ANALYSIS: Honda CR-V update

When you already have a vehicle that is a major success (outselling all car models in the US in December) and one of the most popular models...


ANALYSIS: Has Audi reached a limit with model proliferation? 22 Jan 2015

Ray Hutton

Audi's continuing success has come with a stream of new products but is a TT family a step too far?


VEHICLE ANALYSIS: Škoda Fabia 19 Jan 2015

Glenn Brooks

The new Fabia five-door hatchback, on sale this month in Britain, is shorter but roomier and weighs an average 65kg less, boasts the largest boot in its segment and is competitively priced (from GBP10,600). But gone, sadly, is the vRS.


ANALYSIS: Europe's car market in 2014, and 2015 19 Jan 2015

Glenn Brooks

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 contracting. How will they fare in 2015?


ANALYSIS: Hoegh Osaka saga : Knowns and unknowns 16 Jan 2015

Simon Warburton

With news salvers working on the 51,000t Hoegh Osaka carliner could tow the giant ship back into the Port of Southampton next week just-auto has a look at what we know so far - and what might happen.


ANALYSIS: The challenge of vehicle lightweighting 12 Jan 2015

Dave Leggett

Vehicle designers and engineers are coming under unprecedented pressure to remove weight from vehicles wherever they can. As part of a new research project from just-auto/QUBE, Matthew Beecham considers aspects of the challenge to remove weight from vehicles.


VEHICLE ANALYSIS: A new Volkswagen for the fleet masses 12 Jan 2015

Graeme Roberts

It's always interesting to see the reaction of colleagues attending earlier sessions of major new car reveals. So one, who shall remain nameless, described Volkswagen's eighth generation Passat as 'a boring sedan but in a good way'.


ANALYSIS: US segments shift as Honda CR-V outsells all cars 9 Jan 2015

Glenn Brooks

With 32,369 units sold, American Honda's CR-V was the market's best selling SUV in December. Another upset: the Toyota Camry was toppled as the No. 1 car. And, the BMW 3/4 Series made it into the top ten best selling cars list, outselling two Hyundais and the Chevy Cruze. It's looking like being an unusual 2015 in the US.


VEHICLE ANALYSIS: 2015MY Mitsubishi Shogun 9 Jan 2015

Glenn Brooks

The Discovery will be 11 this year, but one of its rivals is older still. Launched in Japan more than 15 years ago, Mitsubishi's biggest SUV has had yet another facelift.


VEHICLE ANALYSIS: 2015MY Jaguar XFR-S Sportbrake 7 Jan 2015

Glenn Brooks

The era of the GBP80,000+ Jaguar estate has arrived. That's quite a reach for the seven-year old XF range. JLR won't sell many R-S Sportbrakes but it's a gutsy move to get this brand up into the maximum-margin segments, and boost the image of cheaper models.


ANALYSIS: Things to watch out for in Asia in 2015 6 Jan 2015

Tony Pugliese

After a bumper 2014 in Asia-Pacific, buoyed by growth in China's car market, Tony Pugliese considers the outlook for markets in the region in 2015.


VEHICLE ANALYSIS: (Citroën) DS 3 facelift 2 Jan 2015

Glenn Brooks

The newly updated DS 3 is now bordering on true premium qualities and status. But with PSA insisting that DS is a brand, why is there still Citroën badging?


December 2014 management briefing: Review of 2014 (3) 23 Dec 2014

Dave Leggett

It's still 2014, but not for much longer. In the global automotive business, plenty happened in 2014. Seasoned observer Dave Leggett offers a personal take on some of the year's most significant developments. This instalment considers major car products covered on just-auto.


December 2014 management briefing: Review of 2014 (2) 23 Dec 2014

Dave Leggett

It's still 2014, but not for much longer. In the global automotive business, plenty happened in 2014. Seasoned observer Dave Leggett offers a personal take on some of the year's most significant developments. This instalment considers major markets, corporate developments and people.


December 2014 management briefing: Review of 2014 (1) 23 Dec 2014

Dave Leggett

It's still 2014, but not for much longer. In the global automotive business, plenty happened in 2014. Seasoned observer Dave Leggett offers a personal take on some of the year's most significant developments, starting with a look at the overall picture.


VEHICLE ANALYSIS: 2015MY Great Wall Steed 23 Dec 2014

Glenn Brooks

In a decade's time, will Great Wall have become a rising force across European markets in the way that Hyundai and Kia are now? The newly revised Steed pick-up certainly shows there is potential.


VEHICLE ANALYSIS: Hyundai Veloster - why its death matters 17 Dec 2014

Glenn Brooks

It’s not often that a vehicle is killed off just days after just-auto drives it. The lack of a diesel engine did for the Hyundai Veloster in Britain but the car is, however, still very much alive elsewhere.


ANALYSIS: Future models for North America - Part 2 16 Dec 2014

Glenn Brooks

Part one of this two-part series concerned the major models the Detroit Three vehicle makers have up their sleeves for 2015. Now we take a look at the other big OEMs.


ANALYSIS: Future models for North America - Part 1 12 Dec 2014

Glenn Brooks

The NAIAS in mid-January will mark the official start to the next wave of vehicle launches in the US. So what are the major OEMs readying for the 2016 model year? First, we examine the Detroit Three.


ANALYSIS: Can Fiat-Chrysler deliver on premium ambitions? 9 Dec 2014

Ray Hutton

Does an eight-fold increase in sales at Maserati presage Fiat-Chrysler as a contender in the premium market? Ray Hutton considers the challenges ahead as part of Sergio Marchionne's bold strategy for growth.


VEHICLE ANALYSIS: 2015MY Dacia Duster 9 Dec 2014

Glenn Brooks

You say DAY-see'a, I say DAH-chee'a, others say Datch-ya. The pronunciation hardly matters, and nor does the odd Duster model name when Renault's low-cost brand is doing so well, especially in the UK.


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