19 November 2013
Aston Martin is recalling 1,025 cars in China to fix a faulty throttle pedal that could break without warning because of a manufacturing fault.
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.
10 October 2013
Aston Martin is dropping the Toyota iQ-based Cygnet city car following slow sales to focus on models more geared to their traditional customers.
19 August 2013
The 62nd Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance took place on the lawns of the famous Californian golf club between 16 and 18 August. Several vehicles and concepts were world premieres.
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.
25 July 2013
Daimler is to take a stake of up to 5% in Aston Martin as part of a technical tie-up between the British sports car maker and AMG, the performance division of Mercedes-Benz.
15 July 2013
The 2013 Goodwood Festival of Speed was held between 11-14 July inclusive, with many vehicles making their global debuts.
30 May 2013
CO2 emissions (or 'CO2s' as Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson calls them) are likely not the first thing on the potential Bentley buyer's checklist. Nonetheless the word 'emissions' was used no fewer than eight times in a press announcement of the new engine ahead of one of its many 2012 motor show appearances.
9 May 2013
Daimler is reportedly in early talks with Aston Martin over a supply arrangement to Aston Martin that is thought to involve Mercedes engines.
7 May 2013
Tesla has named Aston Martin's vehicle engineering head, Chris Porritt, as its new vice president of vehicle engineering.
2 May 2013
Aston Martin has confirmed that the Investindustrial partnership previously announced in December 2012 has been completed.
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.
12 April 2013
Aston Martin Holdings has reported 2012 final quarter revenue up 20% over the same period in 2011 and a full year adjusted EBITDA of GBP69.3m (US$106.51) on sales of 3,800 vehicles.
7 March 2013
As our list of vehicle and concept world premieres attests, this year’s Geneva motor show media preview days saw a bumper crop of new models revealed. Glenn Brooks, our man at the Palais des Expositions, reports his observations.
6 March 2013
Details of concepts and new models which made their global debuts at the Geneva motor show on media preview days 5 and 6 March.
21 February 2013
Based in Oxfordshire, UK Zircotec is a specialist coatings company that produces a range of proprietary plasma-sprayed metal and ceramic coatings to protect materials from the damaging effects of heat, abrasion and wear. Over the past year, Zircotec has been working with Aston Martin to provide thermal management solutions for its exclusive new supercar, the One-77. Matthew Beecham talked with Terry Graham, managing director of Zircotec to find out how their products were used in the supercar.
6 February 2013
UK new car registrations rose 11.5% to 143,643 units in January, another positive result to contrast with markets elsewhere in Europe.
25 January 2013
"Come to the South of France and try our updated Verso," said Toyota. "Nice," I said. "Yes," they said, "Nice airport for Cannes and we'll show you our ED2 design studio which did the updates." A little southern Europe winter sun after British snow, I thought, you can guess the rest.
16 January 2013
A final list of world premiere concepts and production models which appeared at the North American International Auto Show's media preview days.
7 January 2013
The UK new car market rose 5.3% in 2012 to over 2m units, the best result since recession struck in 2008. The positive result contrasts with declines in other major European national car markets.
21 December 2012
Like any year in the auto industry, 2012 saw its fair share of company ups and downs, industrial comings and goings, and a fair old sprinkling of corporate drama. It was also a year of economic uncertainty hovering over automotive markets. We covered it all on just-auto. Editor Dave Leggett sifts through the lot and picks out a few highlights from the year just gone, month by month. Part one covers the first half of the year, part two the second. This is part two (July-December).
7 December 2012
Aston Martin has announced that it is to receive a GBP150m investment from private equity firm Investindustrial in return for a 37.5% stake in the business.
4 December 2012
Ford's said its upmarket brand, from the newly renamed 'The Lincoln Motor Company' wants "once again be a major competitor in the premium automotive marketplace", starting with the new MKZ midsize luxury sedan.
30 November 2012
Intriguing observation from the Los Angeles motor show this week. No one from British HQ on the Aston Martin stand, which was run instead by the local dealer, so perhaps they were all back in Blighty readying for a much-rumoured sale?
29 November 2012
The first Fisker Karma extended-range electric saloon for a UK customer will soon be delivered to the so far unnamed premiership footballer.
29 November 2012
There was no one from UK headquarters on the Aston Martin stand at the LA show, they were all dealing with the issue of who will buy the famous old sports car company.
26 November 2012
Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) and Investindustrial, a European private-equity fund based in Switzerland, are reportedly bidding for a substantial stake to take control of Aston Martin.
26 November 2012
The new 2014 Aston Martin Vanquish will be showcased at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show this week.
17 October 2012
Cosworth, the higher performance racing engine maker, is up for sale, The Times newspaper reported.
1 October 2012
Over 100 people gathered in London on September 25-26 for London Business Conferences Connected In-Vehicle Summit. The central theme for the two days was bringing In-Vehicle Connectivity to customers through integration of devices, Apps and experiences. Vanessa Scholfield was there.