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THE WEEK THAT WAS - Toro talks truck

26 February 2016

I have to admit to being a little surprised at how much interest a new pickup truck attracted on just-auto this week. OK, a new segment for the automaker, Fiat,  a little ingenuity in the barn-door, flexible configuration tailgate but, initially, only for South America. Perhaps the fact the name Chrysler is also appended to the word Fiat these days? And, given that South America is from where VW lobs the Amarok to the world, and the Renault-Nissan-Mercedes-anyone else want a rebadged LCV-alliance is working on several variations of the Japanese partner's Navara/Frontier truck for the globe, with some production in Argentina, I'd not be suprised to see this new Toro on sale, also in RHD, pretty much worldwide at some point. Fiat Brazil has exported light commercials widely before, including neatly packaged van and pick-up versions of the Uno it kept in production for decades.


THE WEEK THAT WAS: Range Rover Evoque Brazil build

9 October 2015

We'll permit ourselves a small 'told you so' this week after Jaguar Land Rover finally confirmed it would build the Range Rover Evoque in Brazil from early 2016, as well as the previously confirmed Land Rover Discovery Sport - which Our Man in Brazil first reported last May. JLR had said earlier it would only do 'new' models at the plant, but our sources said otherwise, and it makes sense to do the country's top selling JLR model locally as it (a) gets the price down, increases supply and frees up capacity at the Halewood, England, mother ship. And the high local content encouraged in Brazil allows local variation to suit market needs. JLR also now makes the Evoque at a joint venture in China (again, this gets the price down in a tax-protected market) and also assembles some models in India (ditto). All of which frees up UK capacity.


THE WEEK THAT WAS: The self-parking Beemer

12 June 2015

It would appear our new Research Snapshots have gone down a treat with our readers, judging by the popularity of our review of door innovations this week.


COMMENT: Volkswagen outsells Vauxhall in UK

7 May 2015

Ford is secure as market leader in Britain but there was a major upset in the April passenger car market with Vauxhall losing its traditional second place to Volkswagen.

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INTERVIEW: Ford CEO Alan Mulally

28 May 2014

Alan Mulally's tenure as Ford's CEO has seen the company evolve in line with his vision of 'One Ford'. He also successfully guided Ford through recession and has generally been lauded by investors. He passes the reins over to Mark Fields in July. Dave Leggett caught up with him on the London leg of his Ford circuit farewell tour of Europe.


Q&A with Zircotec: Energy recovery systems in F1

3 April 2014

This year marks a step change in the F1 regulations. A raft of aero and powertrain rules are set to create a more efficient race car with more direct links to road car technologies. V8s, used since 2006, will be replaced by all new 1.6 litre turbo charged V6. Engines are now also referred to as ‘power units’ thanks to the increased hybrid nature of their power generation. As track testing of this new ‘turbo’ and what some describe as an ‘energy efficient’ era, one supplier to the F1 teams talks about the impact of the rules on its business and how it is responding to the challenges. In this interview, Matthew Beecham spoke to Terry Graham, managing director of Zircotec, a supplier of thermal management products and heat protective coatings.


Q&A with Prodrive's Brand&: Brand potential

23 October 2013

Prodrive's Brand& helps develop some of the potential in a vehicle manufacturer’s brand and distribution by creating carefully-positioned non-automotive ranges (mainly clothing and lifestyle accessories) and the retailing support that make them successful. To find out more, Matthew Beecham talked with Carl Ball, managing director of Brand& about its expertise and how social media is changing the ways in which dealers and OEMs should engage with their customers and potential customers, making cross-channel communications more cost-effective as long as it is cunningly implemented.


Q&A with Alset Global: Hydrogen powered race cars

12 April 2013

Since 2005, Alset Global has been developing technologies that will enable the introduction of hydrogen-powered vehicles both for passenger cars and commercial vehicles. With European engineering headquarters in Graz, Austria Alset is leading a coalition of more than ten partner organisations to introduce this technology in time for new European emission standards in 2020. At this year's Geneva motor show, Dr Bez, CEO of Aston Martin announced that Alset would be providing its Hybrid Hydrogen system for a prototype Aston Martin Rapide S. This car would become the first hydrogen powered race car to compete in an official race, beating the Garage 56 entry at Le Mans to a track debut. To uncover the full story, Matthew Beecham talked with Alset Global's CEO, Jose Ignacio Galindo.

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2016 Pebble Beach Concours - world debuts

22 August 2016

The 65th Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance and associated events took place on California's Monterey Peninsula between 16 and 21 August. The following is a list of concept and new model world premieres.


Aston Martin lost GBP127.9m in 2015

27 June 2016

Aston Martin made a pre-tax loss of GBP127.9m in 2015. It was the fifth consecutive year of losses for the luxury sports car maker that says it is in transition as it begins to renew its model range.


Goodwood FoS 2016 world premieres

27 June 2016

The 2016 Goodwood Festival of Speed took place between 23-26 June inclusive. The list of vehicle world premieres is published below.


just-auto Plus only Aston Martin German facility begins V12 engine production

22 June 2016

The introduction of a new Aston Martin engine is always something special. When that engine has been created for a new Aston Martin model it’s a true landmark. Today at the Aston Martin Engine plant (AMEP) in Cologne, Germany, just such a landmark has...


DBX to ‘transform’ Aston Martin business model

8 June 2016

Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer says the extension of the brand's portfolio to add a luxury crossover will transform the company’s business model following the replacement of its ageing sports car range.


just-auto Plus only Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato concept to debut at Villa d'Este, Italy

23 May 2016

Aston Martin and Italian design-house Zagato are proud to announce the Vanquish Zagato Concept, the latest creation from their long-standing partnership. The Vanquish Zagato Concept will make its global debut at the prestigious Concorso d'Eleganza Villa...


Aston Martin Consulting launched

11 March 2016

Aston Martin has announced the formation of Aston Martin Consulting (AMC), a new initiative to provide companies with the opportunity to engage with Aston Martin’s expertise centred on design, engineering and manufacturing.


just-auto Plus only Bridgestone to supply tyres for Aston Martin’s DB11

10 March 2016

This exciting programme sees Bridgestone support Aston Martin with a series of technical developments, durability testing and global media launches including use of its class leading European Proving Ground in Aprilia, Italy. Christophe De Valroger, Vice...


just-auto Plus only Harman presents its best-in-class audio technologies at Geneva show

3 March 2016

Harman International Industries, the premier connected technologies company for automotive, consumer and enterprise markets, is presenting its best-in-class audio technologies for some of the world’s most important automotive OEMs at 2016 Geneva Motor...


2016 Geneva show - world premieres list

2 March 2016

The Audi Q2, Toyota C-HR, Hyundai Ioniq, Maserati Levante, Renault Scenic, SEAT Ateca and Volvo V90 were arguably the most important cars to have had their world premieres at this year's Geneva motor show.


Supplier base key attraction in Aston Wales deal

25 February 2016

Wales' Automotive Forum (WAF) says it was not simply a question of finance which convinced Aston Martin to build its new 'DBX' crossover in St Athans in The Principality with the creation of up to 4,000 direct and supply chain jobs.


Aston Martin chooses UK for second plant

24 February 2016

Aston Martin has chosen to invest in Wales (part of the UK) for its second manufacturing plant which will produce a crossover based on the ‘DBX’. The company has been evaluating possible sites around the world and there had been speculation that it would choose a site in the US.


Welsh auto sector lauds Aston supplier potential

24 February 2016

Automotive leaders in Wales are hailing today's (24 February) announcement Aston Martin is to build a second UK manufacturing facility as significant opportunity for local suppliers and inward investment.


Aston Martin signs MoU for EV by 2018

18 February 2016

China-based tech company LeEco and Aston Martin have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the creation of a partnership that will develop a production version of the Aston Martin RapidE electric vehicle concept by 2018. 


just-auto Plus only Aston Martin and LETV display the Autolink Rapide S at Las vegas CES 2016

11 January 2016

Leading global technology company Letv and luxury sports car brand Aston Martin today revealed at the Consumer Electronics Show the first results of their collaboration, an Aston Martin Rapide S incorporating the latest Letv Internet of the Vehicle (IOV)...


just-auto Plus only Aston Martin to choose from UK, US, and Middle East for its new plant

10 December 2015

In the coming weeks, Aston Martin, will choose the location to build its new plant from four sites in Britain, the US and the Middle East, according to the statement from a source familiar with the matter to Reuters. As part of the company’s initiative...


JLRover reportedly in talks to buy Silverstone

3 December 2015

Jaguar Land Rover reportedly is negotiating to buy the historic home of British motorsport - the Silverstone racing circuit in Northamptonshire.


Aston Martin to finalise factory location by Xmas

11 November 2015

Aston Martin plans to reach a decision before Christmas on the location of a new factory that will manufacture its new crossover.


just-auto Plus only AUSTRALIA: Aston Martin to launch DB9 GT Bond Edition

2 November 2015

Aston Martin plans to unveil special edition of DB9 GT in Australia on 4 November, with deliveries starting from 12 November. The DB9 GT Bond Edition model celebrates the release of the new James Bond film Spectre. The company plans to manufacture only 150...


just-auto Plus only UK: Aston Martin unveils RapidE Concept

26 October 2015

Aston Martin has unveiled the fully electric RapidE Concept car. The EV is based on the company's Rapide S sedan. Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer said, "We see luxury electric vehicles as an intrinsic part of our future product portfolio and welcome ChinaEquity...


Aston Martin narrows down new plant options

14 October 2015

Aston Martin has narrowed down options for a new plant location, its CEO has said.


just-auto Plus only UK: Aston Martin plans lay offs as part of restructuring

9 October 2015

Aston Martin plans lay offs as part of its restructuring, which will see the automaker expand into SUV and EV segments. A company spokesman said, "There will be a net reduction in the overall workforce at the company," Reuters reported. The lay offs would be...


just-auto Plus only US: Aston Martin appoints Laura Schwab as president of Americas

5 October 2015

Aston Martin has appointed Laura Schwab as president of the Americas, effective 26 October. Schwab will report to Christian Marti, global sales director, and will be responsible for communications, marketing, PR, service and sales for the company's...


just-auto Plus only UK: Aston Martin DB9 GT Bond Edition now available to order from GBP165,000

3 September 2015

For more than half a century Aston Martin has been the sports car of choice for the world's most famous spy, James Bond. Now, the luxury British brand is celebrating the release of Spectre with the launch of the strictly limited DB9 GT Bond Edition. Limited...


Key Safety Systems starts carbon fibre production

1 September 2015

Key Safety Systems (KSS), says it has started production in a new carbon fibre trim factory at Valle Hermoso, Mexico.


just-auto Plus only UK: Aston Martin to display Vulcan at Salon Privé Luxury Supercar Show & Concours d’Elégance

27 August 2015

At the 10th anniversary Salon Privé Luxury Supercar Show & Concours d'Elégance, Aston Martin will present the Aston Martin Vulcan, a track-only supercar limited to just 24 examples worldwide and the brand's most intense and exhilarating...


Aston Martin opens new logistics facility

12 August 2015

Aston Martin has announced the opening of a new warehouse and logistics hub in the UK. Created to support the future expansion of the business, the new facility is located at Wellesbourne, close to the company's headquarters in Gaydon, Warwickshire.


just-auto Plus only UK: Aston Martin opens new logistics hub

12 August 2015

Aston Martin has opened a new warehouse and logistics hub. Created to support the future expansion of the business, the new facility is located at Wellesbourne, close to the company's headquarters in Gaydon, Warwickshire. Representing a multi-million pound...


just-auto Plus only UK/US: Aston Martin's 2016 DB9 GT to make global debut at Pebble Beach Automotive Week

7 August 2015

Aston Martin's new 2016 DB9 GT will make its global debut as part of the marque's presence at the Pebble Beach Automotive Week from 13 August, accompanied by a glimpse of Aston Martin's Second Century with the DBX concept, Lagonda Taraf and Aston Martin Vulcan...


just-auto Plus only UK: Aston Martin working on four-door EV

29 June 2015

Aston Martin is developing a four-door electric vehicle, which might enter production by 2020. "We are working on a car that would look like a four-wheel-drive, 1,000bhp Rapide. There is a prototype running around. It's not a formal part of our six-year...

Aston Martin news

2016 Pebble Beach Concours - world debuts

22 August 2016

The 65th Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance and associated events took place on California's Monter...


Aston Martin lost GBP127.9m in 2015

27 June 2016

Aston Martin made a pre-tax loss of GBP127.9m in 2015. It was the fifth consecutive year of losse...


Goodwood FoS 2016 world premieres

27 June 2016

The 2016 Goodwood Festival of Speed took place between 23-26 June inclusive. The list of vehicle...


just-auto Plus only Aston Martin German facility begins V12 engine production

22 June 2016

The introduction of a new Aston Martin engine is always something special. When that engine has b...


DBX to ‘transform’ Aston Martin business model

8 June 2016

Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer says the extension of the brand's portfolio to add a luxury crossove...


just-auto Plus only Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato concept to debut at Villa d'Este, Italy

23 May 2016

Aston Martin and Italian design-house Zagato are proud to announce the Vanquish Zagato Concept, t...



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