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ANALYSIS: New Corsa VXR & future Opels/Vauxhalls

GM Europe's Mokka is one of the most successful B-SUVs in the region, but does that mean that few people are interested in a pricey Corsa? N...

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...


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.


ANALYSIS: BMW sales collapse in largest EU market

Glenn Brooks | 9 Jul 2015

The 12 percent YoY rise in the June German passenger cars market has seen some notable changes to the usual pecking order. Opel muscled past both Ford and BMW to take fourth position behind Volkswagen, Mercedes-Benz and third-placed Audi.


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.


THE WEEK THAT WAS: Chop Alfa or Sergio?

Graeme Roberts | 19 Jun 2015

Time for Alfa or Sergio to go? That was the title of a Comment piece by our US sales analyst Bill Cawthon which attracted plenty of looks on just-auto this week. Cawthon has decades of association with and analysis of the Chrysler part of Fiat Chrysler and a read is recommended.

Latest Interviews

Q&A with Libertine FPE

Matthew Beecham | 19 May 2015

A new technology called Digital Piston Motion Control eliminates the crankshaft of a conventional engine and controls the piston movement using an ECU. To understand more about this novel approach and its potential benefits, Matthew Beecham spoke to Sam Cockerill, CEO of Libertine FPE.


Q&A: Philip Abram, Chief Infotainment Officer, GM

Cat Dow | 19 Jan 2015

At the recent Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, just-auto's Cat Dow caught up with GM's Chief Infotainment Office Philip Abram to learn more about the OEM's plans for connected vehicles.

Latest News

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.


GM reports profit surge on NA truck strength

Dave Leggett | 23 Jul 2015

General Motors has reported strong earnings growth for the second quarter and cited record margins in North America as a key driver.


Opel claims best-in-class for new Astra seats

Dave Leggett | 22 Jul 2015

Opel/Vauxhall claims it is leading the field with the seats that will be fitted to the new Astra.


GM and Isuzu sign framework agreement

Graeme Roberts | 20 Jul 2015

GM and Isuzu Motors have announced a framework agreement covering Isuzu South African operations.


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.


GM compensation fund pays out for 124 deaths

Graeme Roberts | 17 Jul 2015

General Motors' ignition switch related claims programme has approved seven more death related claims, taking the toll to 124.


GM allocates $1.4bn for Arlington upgrade

Graeme Roberts | 15 Jul 2015

General Motors (GM) is spending US$1.4bn on a range of improvements at its Arlington, Texas assembly plant "to produce high quality, full-size SUVs more competitively".


GM recalls 686,287 US vehicles

Graeme Roberts | 14 Jul 2015

General Motors (GM) is recalling 686,287 vehicles in the US for power tailgate problems.


NZ June sales rebound after flat May

Graeme Roberts | 14 Jul 2015

After a flat May, new vehicle sales in New Zealand bounced back in June to 13,030 units, setting a record for the month which was the fifth strongest on record.


UAW contract talks start today

Graeme Roberts | 13 Jul 2015

United Auto Workers (UAW) union officials and 'Detroit Three' automaker executives begin contract talks today (13 July) with much of the talks expected to centre around the 'two-tier' wage structure agreed eight years ago in the midst of the financial crisis that led to GM and Chrysler bankruptcies.


China vehicle sales decline 2.3% in June

Tony Pugliese | 13 Jul 2015

New vehicle sales in China fell by 2.3% to 1,803,000 units in June, from 1,845,800 units in the same month of last year, according to data released by the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM).


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.


SAIC-GM-Wuling’s Baojun 730 earns five-star safety

Dave Leggett | 8 Jul 2015

The Baojun 730 from SAIC-GM-Wuling has become the first multi-purpose vehicle (MPV) priced below CNY100,000 (US$16,316.5) to earn the top five-star safety rating from the China New Car Assessment Programme (C-NCAP).

Latest blogs

Is Tesla really disruptive?

Dave Leggett | 8 Jun 2015

I have come across some interesting food for thought on the subject of Tesla and how disruptive its innovative e-tech really is in an article in the Harvard Business Review.


GM Luton plant site redevelopment slow

Graeme Roberts | 2 Jun 2015

What to do with an old vehicle plant site once last units have been shipped and the buildings bowled?

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