The Week That Was
By: Graeme Roberts
Deputy/news editor Graeme Roberts' Friday wrap on the important automotive news from the week just ending.
29 November 2013
A right old ding-dong broke out this week in France over the proposed pension for soon to depart PSA Peugeot Citroen CEO Philippe Varin.
22 November 2013
Despite the obvious attractions in Tokyo (our coverage wrapped here), Los Angeles and, for that matter Guangzhou, events in China attracted many just-auto.com readers this week.
15 November 2013
Last time I heard the words 'Ford' and 'coke bottle' in the same sentence it was when the Mark Three Cortina adopted the then fashionable kink in its waistline back at the end of 1970.
8 November 2013
Volkswagen is gradually increasing assembly in Malaysia, where the stitching together is actually done by Proton parent company DRB-Hicom.
1 November 2013
Third quarter/second fiscal quarter results continued to flow in all week so, if your life is incomplete without knowing how a particular automaker or supplier did in Q3, there's a good chance it's already here in our compilation pack (or coming next week).
25 October 2013
On the whole, I think I'll bill the seven days just passed (TGIF) as largely good news week.
18 October 2013
Over the last couple of days, we've been tracking an interesting tale about GAZ CEO Bo Andersson, reportedly about to jump ship to another top Russian automaker, AvtoVAZ.
11 October 2013
I was intrigued to see Toyota's US unit cut the price of its two-version Prius Plug-In model line this week by between by $2,010 to $4,690.
4 October 2013
News about Tata Motors' UK success story - Jaguar Land Rover - always seems to attract a lot of interest from just-auto readers. That was certainly so this week.
27 September 2013
When you have the governor of the Bank of England quoted as saying "the recovery has strengthened and broadened", it's a positive sign that things are (finally) on the up after five or six years of economic gloom.
20 September 2013
This week is probably best described as a mixed bag, full of interesting, mostly positive and wide-ranging news.
13 September 2013
Far away from all the usual biannual September hype emanating from the Messe in Frankfurt, those of us back at the ranch have been keeping an eye on another mess - ongoing industrial strife in South Africa.
6 September 2013
Interesting reports just today with news that Ford may let president and CEO Alan Mulally loose ahead of schedule and that health issues may see VW supervisory board chairman Ferdinand Piech step down. Both denied, of course.
30 August 2013
Alliance partners Renault and Nissan both made the news this week. The two news items were rather different, but there was a curious common denominator of sorts: step forward Carlos Ghosn, boss of both.
23 August 2013
It may be August with half the world out of the office and on the beach, but there seems to have been plenty going on in the automotive world this week.
16 August 2013
After being entertained for the last couple of weeks by Germany v France over Mercedes' choice of air conditioner refrigerant (colleague Simon Warburton has now learned so much about R134a v r1234yf he can probably get a job as an industrial chemist), my eye this week was caught by some industrial relations news, or, as it used to be known in the bad old British Leyland days, 'manage-mint v the workers'.
9 August 2013
The battle over air conditioning refrigerant between Mercedes-Benz and France (more or less repping the EU) continued this week with neither side showing signs of backing down.
2 August 2013
The row over air conditioning refrigerant between the French government and Daimler's Mercedes-Benz Cars has kept one of our number rather busy this week.
26 July 2013
Quarterly results season is with is again with some passable numbers from the biggies already in and more to come. As usual, we have grouped the coverage together in one handy spot.
19 July 2013
Up until this week, the only product I recall being called the Go was a trusty and, in my case, just-retired, TomTom portable navigator. TT has just launched a brand new Go line but, unperturbed, Nissan Motor has also grabbed the nameplate for its revived Datsun brand.