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PRODUCT EYE: Porsche 911 Turbo

The latest 911 Turbo might not look revolutionary but for Porsche it is. Electric power steering, ‘virtual’ gears to smooth out changing for...

ANALYSIS: The models to be axed by PSA's Tavares

The new head of PSA Peugeot Citroën says the group's model range will be slashed to just 26 vehicles, across three brands, by 2020. Which ve...

Management briefing: UK engine manufacturing (1)

The recent announcement by Bentley that its Crewe headquarters is to become the centre of excellence for the Volkswagen Group for all W12 en...

PRODUCT EYE: Audi RS Q3

It was a record March and first quarter for Audi, globally and in Britain. To stay ahead of BMW and Mercedes-Benz, more crossovers, includin...


PRODUCT EYE: Mitsubishi Outlander plug-in hybrid 9 Apr 2014

Glenn Brooks

Mitsubishi Motors UK's MD is making a bold claim for a brand which retailed 2,700 passenger vehicles in Q1: he wants to sell 3,000-10,000 units a year of the new Outlander PHEV.


ANALYSIS: Europe inches out of recession 8 Apr 2014

Dave Leggett

There are more hopeful signs lately of gathering monentum for recovery in the European car market. Car sales in Western Europe were up by 10% in March.


PRODUCT EYE: i10 crucial to Hyundai's EU ambitions 4 Apr 2014

Glenn Brooks

Six months on from its global debut at the Frankfurt motor show, the Hyundai is making waves in Europe and India’s A segment hatchback markets.


PRODUCT EYE: Jaguar F-TYPE R Coupé - the tech story 2 Apr 2014

Glenn Brooks

Measuring 33,000Nm/degree, this is the most torsionally rigid car yet from Jaguar, and the 550PS 5.0-litre V8 is unique to the hatchback body style. Glenn Brooks reports on these and other high tech features of the new Jaguar F-TYPE R Coupé.


GERMANY: BMW i3 plant Leipzig marries new alongside old 26 Mar 2014

Graeme Roberts

'Marriage' is, to anyone used to touring car assembly plants regularly, a familiar term, describing the joining of painted and trimmed body to powertrain.


ANALYSIS: The 35th International Bangkok Motor Show 26 Mar 2014

Tony Pugliese

The 35th Bangkok International Motor Show got underway this week in a much more somber mood than last year. just-auto's ASEAN markets specialist, Tony Pugliese, was there to take the Thai auto industry's temperature and walk the halls.


March 2014 management briefing: Geneva reflections (2) 25 Mar 2014

Glenn Brooks

In the second part of this month's briefing, just-auto's future products editor, Glenn Brooks, completes his reflections on the significant trends and vehicle world premieres at the 2014 Geneva Salon de l'Automobile.


PRODUCT EYE: Audi A3 Cabrio & S3 Saloon 25 Mar 2014

Glenn Brooks

The arrival of a pair of new Audis means the company is now just two models away from having a 50-vehicle range.


ANALYSIS: Will Jaguar avoid the GT-R factor? 21 Mar 2014

Glenn Brooks

As Jaguar ramps up F-TYPE production and marketing activity surrounding the car and the additional coupe body style, can it avoid the fate that has befallen other supercars?


March 2014 management briefing: Geneva reflections (1) 20 Mar 2014

Glenn Brooks

It's the annual event that quietly wakes Europe's auto industry into action after winter slumber. Now that it has come and gone, just-auto's future products editor, Glenn Brooks, reflects on the significant trends and vehicle world premieres at the 2014 Geneva Salon de l'Automobile.


PRODUCT EYE: Hyundai Santa Fe 19 Mar 2014

Glenn Brooks

Can an SUV that was designed primarily for the US work just as well in the UK? That was the question on Glenn Brooks’ mind as he tried out Hyundai’s latest Santa Fe.


PRODUCT EYE: 2014 SsangYong range 14 Mar 2014

Glenn Brooks

Despite being overlooked by many, SsangYong continues to grow across Europe. Glenn Brooks has been driving four of the latest models, and now sees what was behind last month's 84% UK market sales surge.


ANALYSIS: Eastern Europe to drive EU aftermarket growth 14 Mar 2014

Dave Leggett

Europe remains world's largest aftermarket according to data from research firm Frost & Sullivan. It's a big industry accounting for around EUR100bn annually and it is growing at 2.4% annually and is now recovered from the dip in 2009-2010 when motorists deferred maintenance. Expanding vehicle sales in the east of the region will fuel parc and aftermarket growth over the next decade


ANALYSIS: India's automotive sector pauses, but for how long? 12 Mar 2014

Dave Leggett

India has seen plenty of automotive sector interest in recent years. It's a market with huge potential for growth, but a China-style market surge is not in prospect. Indeed, the economic crisis of last year and subsequent slowdown has reinforced a market pause, writes Dave Leggett. The big question is, how long will it last?


PRODUCT EYE: Kia pro_cee'd GT 7 Mar 2014

Glenn Brooks

Can a Kia ever be considered against the Golf GTI, Glenn Brooks wonders, as he tries the strangely named pro_cee'd GT.


ANALYSIS: Jaguar Land Rover's lightweight future 3 Mar 2014

Guest author

Tata's UK-based Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) unit has grown volume and profit in recent years, underpinned by successful model range additions and sales expansion around the world. Ian Adcock lifts the lid on the increasing importance of aluminium in JLR's future product strategy.


PRODUCT EYE: Renault Megane range facelifts 27 Feb 2014

Glenn Brooks

As the four millionth Mégane rolled off the line this week at Renault España’s Palencia plant, Glenn Brooks was trying the just-launched facelifted model on UK roads.


February 2014 management briefing: auto industry mega-trends 25 Feb 2014

Dave Leggett

Dave Leggett considers some of the big strategic drivers for the global automotive industry. In particular, he believes that the the shift of global demand to emerging markets and the growth of "mega-platforms" will reinforce auto industry scale economies - favouring the bigger groups.


PRODUCT EYE: Mazda MX-5 - past, present & future 24 Feb 2014

Glenn Brooks

With the Mazda MX-5 soon to celebrate 25 years of production, Glenn Brooks recalls its 1989 launch, tries the latest car, and takes a look at what’s coming for next year's fourth generation model.


ANALYSIS: Malaysia's revised National Automotive Policy 21 Feb 2014

Tony Pugliese

The Malaysian government announced a second update to its National Automotive Policy (NAP) in January. Tony Pugliese provides an assessment of a policy that looks ambitious.


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