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| 28 Aug 2015
Our updates of the auto situation in Tianjin, following the massive explosions in the Chinese port city, have attracted a lot of reader interest this week. I was last week in the middle of a British 'staycation' (it rained, thank you for asking) when news of the disaster broke and watched, appalled, at the war zone-like TV news views of thousands of incinerated cars (many new VW Beetles as it happened; Tainjin being a key auto port of entry for imported models, VW was said to have lost some 2,750 cars) as TV news anchors regularly reported on the increasing, but surprisingly low number of people killed. Tragic.
| 7 Aug 2015
Whenever I hear the word Flint I always think of a certain Michael Moore, native of that Michigan city, and his movie Roger & Me about the closure of a vast swathe of factories that once made up General Motors' Buick City.
| 28 Jul 2015
Just as in Europe, India or the USA, looking at China as one market doesn't give you the full picture. Differences across geographical areas are one reason why some models are suddenly hugely popular, while others are fading rapidly.
| 25 Jun 2015
Driver assistance systems use a combination of warnings and some degree of active intervention to help steer the driver away from trouble. Although the accent is on giving assistance to the driver rather than take control away, motorists are still wary about cars that supposedly drive themselves. While active intervention clearly holds many possibilities, it is also fraught with difficulty. Matthew Beecham considers the stage we have reached with three advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), rearview cameras, autonomous emergency braking (AEB) systems and head-up displays (HUDs) in cars. This second instalment considers AEB and HUDs.
| 7 Oct 2015
Continuing just-auto's series of interviews with tier one suppliers at the 2015 IAA show, Matthew Beecham talked to Tim Jackson, Executive Vice President Technology, Strategy and Business Development, Tenneco Inc and Ben Patel, Vice President, Clean Air, Global Research and Development and Systems Integration, Tenneco Inc.
| 27 Jun 2014
General Motors President Dan Ammann says that GM is performing to plan and that its European operations are on target to achieve profitability by "mid-decade".
| 23 Nov 2015
Toyota's South American specification redesigned Hilux medium-size pick-up truck poses a serious threat to Chevrolet's evergreen S10 after the Japanese model's first full rework since 2005.
| 18 Nov 2015
General Motors' Canadian Engineering Centre is, as GM Canada government relations manager Mathew Bertin puts it, “expert in Canada” but now has a new “connected car mandate”.
| 10 Nov 2015
New vehicle sales in the Philippines rose by 28% to a new monthly high of 28,667 units in October, from 22,278 units in the same month of last year, according to data released jointly by the Chamber of Automotive Manufacturers of the Philippines (CAMPI) and Truck Manufacturers Association (TMA). The associations’ data does not include sales of some key importers, including Hyundai, Chevrolet and Subaru, which together typically account for around 15% of the total market.
| 9 Nov 2015
General Motors and its joint ventures' retail deliveries rose 15% year on year to a record 327,037 vehicles in China in October, with Buick posting record monthly sales.
| 9 Nov 2015
General Motors South Africa has built its 250,000th Chevrolet Utility at the Struandale plant in Port Elizabeth. The unit, a 1.8 Sport, marked 17 years of production of one of the country's most popular light commercial vehicles, now in its third generation.
| 2 Nov 2015
General Motors has recalled 1,003,556 model year 1998-1999 Chevrolet Lumina and Oldsmobile Intrigue, 1997-2004 Buick Regal and Pontiac Grand Prix, 2000-2004 Chevrolet Impala, and 1998-2004 Chevrolet Monte Carlo vehicles.
| 2 Nov 2015
The SAIC GM Wuling joint venture will reveal a new small sedan, the Baojun 330, at the Guangzhou motor show later this month.
| 23 Oct 2015
GM Canada has confirmed that the Oshawa Assembly Plant will be running Saturday overtime on the consolidated line to the end of December 2015 to meet increased demand for the Chevrolet Equinox.
| 15 Oct 2015
On 13 October, GM-AvtoVAZ built the six hundred thousandth silver-coloured Chevrolet Niva LC. The first Niva off-roader rolled off the line on 23 October 2002.
| 14 Oct 2015
September sales by GM and its joint ventures in China declined 3.9% year over year to 295,236 vehicles. But sales were up 18.7% last month versus August, the second month on month increase in a row.
| 13 Oct 2015
General Motors India has shipped the first 3,000 left hand drive Chevrolet Beats to Mexico. The vehicles have left Mumbai and are expected to arrive in Mexico within eight weeks with sales commencing in December 2015.
| 9 Sep 2015
Chevrolet said its 2016 Volt plug-in hybrid vehicle will be available only in a few US states from autumn. The vehicle will be available in Michigan and other states as a 2017 model from next spring. Earlier, the company had announced wider availability.
| 8 Sep 2015
The Ford Mustang was the best-selling sports car worldwide during the first half of the year, independent registration data showed, as right hand drive production began in the US.
| 8 Sep 2015
General Motors and its joint ventures booked record retail sales of 2,197,192 vehicles in China during the first eight months of the year, which was up 2.3% year on year. The increase, the automaker said, was driven by successful new product launches and an improved mix of SUVs and MPVs.
| 2 Sep 2015
Automakers were reminded of the impact the calendar can have on light vehicle sales here in the US. Labor Day - a key end-of-summer selling day - falls this year on the first Monday (the 7th) in September. In August 2014, it fell on 1 September but was included in the August sales tally.
| 2 Sep 2015
Domestic sales among South Korea’s five main automakers increased by 14.6% to 120,400 units in August, from weak year-earlier sales of 105,085 units, according to data released individually by the vehicle manufacturers and compiled by just-auto.
| 2 Sep 2015
General Motors India has built its first Chevrolet Beat for export to Mexico. Vehicle shipments to this second major export market will start this quarter from GM India's Talegaon, Maharashtra factory. Sales of the minicar in Mexico are scheduled to begin in December.
| 21 Aug 2015
GM Canada says it is to invest C$12m (US$9m) to increase Chevrolet Equinox production on the consolidated production line at Oshawa Assembly and for related changes in the body shop at CAMI Assembly.
| 6 Aug 2015
General Motors and its joint ventures booked record retail sales of 1,948,377 vehicles during the first seven months of the year in China.
| 6 Aug 2015
Johnson Controls is to increase existing Absorbent Glass Mat (AGM) battery capacity in its Toledo, Ohio plant, bringing the overall invested amount to US$130m since the start of production for the technology in the US in 2012.
| 5 Aug 2015
General Motors has announced the final plant spend of its US$5.4bn round revealed back in April.
| 5 Aug 2015
General Motors has said that US regulators have approved a 53 mile range for the 2016 Chevrolet Volt using on battery-only operation.
| 19 May 2015
A writer from Jalopnik had an early exit from last weekend's Chevrolet Camaro media driving event after he crashed a prototype.
| 13 Jan 2015
It's very cold this week in Detroit, but the weather for North America's auto industry is set pretty fair - for now.
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