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ANALYSIS: Making sense of China's sales volatility

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...

Briefing: Active safety systems

Driver assistance systems use a combination of warnings and some degree of active intervention to help steer the driver away from trouble. A...

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.

COMMENT: GM's new Camaro to join a surging segment

Glenn Brooks | 18 May 2015

The new 2016 Camaro looks good, has a far better interior than the old shape model and promises better economy. But will it be good enough to match the Ford Mustang?

RESEARCH ANALYSIS: Review of vehicle roof systems

Matthew Beecham | 11 May 2015

While the variation of roof systems continues to grow, the push for lighter cars has led to the adoption of carbon fibre and polycarbonate in roof design. Matthew Beecham reviews some trends in the roof system 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

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.

GAZ 'wastes not one rouble' in efficiency drive

Simon Warburton | 25 Jun 2015

GAZ Group parent, Russian Machines says "not one rouble" is wasted in the company as it continues its efficiency moves to drive down costs in the business.

Chevy eyes more profit from new Cruze

Graeme Roberts | 25 Jun 2015

General Motors redesigned 2016 Cruze, on sale in the US early next year, will generate US$1,500 more profit per car than the old model, GM has estimated.

Chevrolet adds Theft Alarm Notification to OnStar

Graeme Roberts | 25 Jun 2015

Chevrolet has announced Theft Alarm Notification, an enhancement to the existing Stolen Vehicle Assistance service allowing OnStar subscribers to receive a real-time alert when the vehicle's alarm sounds. The service will be available to eligible subscribers later this summer.

OnStar arrives in Brazil with Chevrolet Cruze

Graeme Roberts | 25 Jun 2015

General Motors' OnStar service will continue its global expansion with the launch of its emergency, security, navigation, diagnostics and connectivity services in Brazil in the Chevrolet Cruze later this year.

GAZ owner sees market easing, incentives still key

Simon Warburton | 18 Jun 2015

GAZ Group's parent estimates the bottom may have been reached of plummeting passenger and light commercial vehicle sales in Russia but concedes the government will likely have to keep stepping in with incentive programmes.

GM and Isuzu confirm collaboration in CVs

Dave Leggett | 16 Jun 2015

As reported earlier on just-auto General Motors and Isuzu Motors have reached an agreement on a US commercial vehicle collaboration, allowing Isuzu to strengthen its product line-up and GM to expand its commercial vehicle portfolio.

Chevrolet to offer low cab forward trucks

Dave Leggett | 16 Jun 2015

Under its new deal with Isuzu, Chevrolet has announced it will offer low cab forward medium-duty trucks in the US in 2016, returning the brand to a growing segment of the commercial vehicle market and expanding choices for fleet and commercial truck customers.

GM India hosts free pollution checks

Dave Leggett | 16 Jun 2015

As an environmentally conscious corporate citizen, General Motors India celebrated World Environment Day on 5 June by organising free Pollution Check-Up Camps across its dealerships and facilities including the Talegaon and Halol manufacturing facilities and General Motors Technical Centre India (GMTC-I).

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

General Motors Company (GM) - Financial and Strategic SWOT A

General Motors Company (GM) is an automobile manufacturing company. The company, along with its partners, designs, builds, and markets cars, trucks and spare parts around the world....

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Global light vehicle roof systems market- forecasts to 2030

Global light vehicle roof systems market- forecasts to 2030

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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Egypt Autos Report Q1 2015

Egypt Autos Report Q1 2015

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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