13 May 2013
Renault-Nissan is forecasting the market for Russia this year to be "relatively flat" as the hitherto booming automotive sector starts to plateau in relative terms.
22 April 2013
DPCA, the Dongfeng Motor and PSA joint venture, will build the Peugeot 301 at its forthcoming Wuhan 3 plant. Ground was broken on this 150,000/annum greenfield facility in 2011, with the first cars due off the line in late 2013.
16 April 2013
Just how good can a sub-GBP 6,000 car be? A lot better than you would expect, Glenn Brooks finds, as he tries out the Dacia Sandero.
11 April 2013
Kia’s UK boss tells just-auto that Kia in Europe, along with Hyundai, is contributing hugely to the European economy and that Kia is seriously eyeing a move into motorsport.
2 April 2013
Keno Kato is corporate vice president of Global Product Strategy and Product Planning for Nissan and Infiniti. Glenn Brooks recently met him and took the opportunity to ask a variety of questions concerning future model plans.
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.
27 February 2013
A spokesperson for Renault has told just-auto that the second generation Dacia Logan wagon will have its world premiere at next week's Geneva motor show.
25 February 2013
Volkswagen has just announced it will build the seventh generation Golf alongside the Jetta and import it into Brazil from late this year or early in 2014.
19 February 2013
Data released by automotive data firm JATO shows that B-Segment models occupied four of the top five spaces in Europe's car market last month as the overall market continued to decline.
12 February 2013
Renault South Africa will add both the Clio and Dacia Duster to its line-up this year and is “carefully studying” the feasibility of building the Duster at the Nissan plant in Rosslyn, Gauteng, Renault South Africa managing director Susumu Uchikoshi said.
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.
31 January 2013
In this month's management briefing we review the latest developments and prospects for demand in the world's major vehicle markets. This instalment takes a look at two markets currently heading in different directions: Western Europe and China.
21 January 2013
Automakers will increasingly apply an 'Omni' channel strategy to market and sell cars to customers with about 4%, or about 4.5m units, sold completely on line by 2020, predicted Frost & Sullivan global practice director Sarwant Singh. That compares to 5,000 new cars sold solely on-line in 2011, he added.
18 January 2013
Renault's international expansion strategy is bringing results with the group setting a new international sales record last year, thanks in no small part to the success of the Dacia brand.
18 January 2013
Global sales of the Nissan Leaf rose 22% last year but that’s still about half of what it had targeted.
4 January 2013
Italy's car market declined by almost a fifth in 2012 as new car demand reeled under the impact of economic recession, fiscal austerity and renewed political uncertainty.
2 January 2013
The French car market declined by 13.9% last year to a little under 1.9m units, according to data issued by the CCFA automotive trade body.
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).
18 December 2012
Renault is to ink an agreement tomorrow (19 December) to establish an assembly plant in Algeria, although the automaker is remaining tight-lipped as to details of models and staffing.
13 December 2012
Renault is planning a big increase to capacity over the next few years at its Alliance manufacturing plant in Tangier, Morocco, that currently makes Dacia models.
11 December 2012
ContiTech is spending EUR13m (US$16.8m) on a new plant for air conditioning and power steering lines in Kaluga, Russia, a city also home to automaking joint ventures including Renault-Nissan-AvtoVAZ and Volkswagen.
4 December 2012
Renault says it will not undertake discounting of its new Dacia models in the UK, emphasising customers already understand the vehicles' competitive pricing.
4 December 2012
Renault insists UK consumers will not question the Romanian and North African origin of its new Dacia brands ahead of their imminent British launch in January and May next year.
4 December 2012
The first shipment of 350 Indian built right hand drive Dacia Dusters is on its way to the UK and Ireland.
3 December 2012
Renault has done an about-turn on its brand strategy as it tries to curb declining sales and under-utilisation of its factories.
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?
28 November 2012
Renault's budget brand Dacia has scored poorly in the latest round of Euro NCAP testing - under its new Advanced assessment scheme - and attracted some withering comments from the organisation in the process.
26 October 2012
“There is a chance, that Peugeot may not exist any more in the future, if no solution is found.” Those were the stark words of Frost & Sullivan senior consultant Nicolas Meilhan following news, earlier this week, that the French government had guaranteed the automaker's finance arm support of EUR7m in new bonds.
16 October 2012
Data released by ACEA for September car sales in the EU shows big declines in European car sales for a number of volume makers as car demand across the region fell for the twelfth consecutive month.