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THE WEEK THAT WAS: Trouble in Tianjin

Our updates of the auto situation in Tianjin, following the massive explosions in the Chinese port city, have attracted a lot of reader inte...

THE WEEK: Flint down but not out by any means

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 c...

ANALYSIS: Making sense of China's sales volatility

Glenn Brooks | 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.

Briefing: Active safety systems

Matthew Beecham | 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.

RESEARCH SNAPSHOT: Review of start-stop engines

Matthew Beecham | 17 Jun 2015

Continuing just-auto's series of research snapshots - pulled from its automotive research platform, QUBE - Matthew Beecham reviews the blossoming market for start-stop applications and some implications for batteries and lubricants.

COMMENT: Hyundai's Aslan premium sedan bombs

Glenn Brooks | 9 Jun 2015

It was launched with great fanfare only last year but sales of the Aslan, Hyundai's import-fighter, continue to disappoint. This is worrying news for HMG in its home market.

Latest Interviews

INTERVIEW: GM President Dan Ammann

Dave Leggett | 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".

Q&A with Tenneco: Energy recovery technologies

Matthew Beecham | 14 Apr 2014

Tenneco’s advances in exhaust heat recovery technologies include thermoelectric generators (TEGs) and Rankine systems for powering electrical accessories, recharging batteries and supporting vehicle propulsion without reducing engine performance. Tenneco reckons that the same trends that are causing the vehicle powertrain to become electrified are indeed causing its after-treatment systems to become electrified. Matthew Beecham spoke to Marcel Womann, Supervisor, Advanced Cold End Products, Advanced Engineering, Tenneco Clean Air Division about TEGs.

Latest News

Labor Day shift hits US light vehicle sales

Bill Cawthon | 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.

GM India starts Beat exports to Mexico

Dave Leggett | 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.

GM Canada ploughs US$9m in Equinox production

Simon Warburton | 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.

GM China YTD sales set record

Graeme Roberts | 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.

Johnson Controls expands Toledo battery capacity

Simon Warburton | 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.

General Motors has plans for Flint plants

Graeme Roberts | 5 Aug 2015

General Motors has announced the final plant spend of its US$5.4bn round revealed back in April.

Chevy Volt Gets 53 mile battery only range rating

Dave Leggett | 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.

Buyers best the analysts in US July sales

Bill Cawthon | 4 Aug 2015

Americans flocked to dealer lots in July, snapping up more than 1.5m cars and trucks, an increase of 5.3% from July 2014, well above analyst forecasts.

GM Korea workers vote for pay deal

Graeme Roberts | 30 Jul 2015

General Motors Korea union workers have approved a new pay deal but just 55% said yes.

General Motors adds $1.9bn to Brazil spend

Graeme Roberts | 29 Jul 2015

General Motors is increasing spending in Brazil to US$3.84bn (R$ 13bn) in the 2014-2019 timeframe.

General Motors' $1bn plan includes Halol closure

Graeme Roberts | 29 Jul 2015

A US$1bn spend on General Motors' Indian operation comes with a sting in the tail: closure of the Halol plant in the state of Gujarat by the second half of 2016.

'Seasoned auto executive' to head GM South America

Graeme Roberts | 29 Jul 2015

General Motors has named a new chief for South America.

GM plans new family of emerging markets models

Dave Leggett | 28 Jul 2015

GM has announced that its Chevrolet brand is to be at the heart of a new investment plan to strengthen its emerging markets business with a family of new models.

GM small car plan targets emerging markets

Graeme Roberts | 28 Jul 2015

General Motors and Chinese partner Shanghai Automotive Industry (SAIC) are gearing up to build a new line of Chevrolet branded vehicles for sale in emerging markets.

GM to develop active safety at new Detroit centre

Simon Warburton | 28 Jul 2015

General Motors is to develop and test 22 active safety technologies across its 2016 model year US line-ups at its new US$14m proving ground near Detroit.

GM South Korea workers agree pay deal

Graeme Roberts | 27 Jul 2015

General Motors and the union at its South Korean unit have agreed an annual pay deal.

SAIC-GM begins Sail 3G exports

Graeme Roberts | 20 Jul 2015

SAIC has exported a first batch of 756 Chevrolet Sail 3 sedans from China to Chile and Peru.

GM to cut 500 jobs in Thailand

Tony Pugliese | 17 Jul 2015

US automaker General Motors is cutting 500 jobs at its Thai subsidiary, GM (Thailand), as part of a regional restructuring plan announced in February.

And now, the in-car smartphone cooler

Graeme Roberts | 10 Jul 2015

The air conditioning vent in the glovebox to keep drinks cool and chocolate from melting has been around for decades but now General Motors is introducing a phone cooler.

Korea domestic sales jump 11% in June

Tony Pugliese | 6 Jul 2015

Domestic sales by South Korea’s five main automakers jumped 11.5% year on year to 135,218 units in June, from 121,221 units in the same month last year, according to data released individually by the vehicle manufacturers and compiled by just-auto.

GM Thailand to export engines to North America

Tony Pugliese | 2 Jul 2015

General Motors Thailand plans to begin exports of diesel engines to North America from its factory in Rayong.

GAZ looks to Tier 3 and beyond in supplier focus

Simon Warburton | 25 Jun 2015

Russian producer, GAZ Group says it has "supplier visibility" down to Tier 3 level and even further as it looks to leverage the possibly short-lived advantage of a rouble under pressure.

Latest blogs

Chevrolet asks journalist to leave Camaro launch. Guess why?

Glenn Brooks | 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.

2015 Detroit Show's sunny backdrop

Dave Leggett | 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.

Company research

General Motors Company (GM) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

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Egypt Autos Report Q1 2015

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Business Monitor International's Egypt Autos Report provides industry professionals and strategists, corporate analysts, auto associations, government departments and regulatory bodies with independen...

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Global light vehicle roof systems market- forecasts to 2030

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This QUBE report from just-auto provides a comprehensive overview of the global automotive roof systems sector, major suppliers, top 14 markets, technology trends and market size forecasts. Use this r...

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