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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: New Corsa VXR & future Opels/Vauxhalls

Glenn Brooks | 29 Jul 2015

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? Not at all, with orders for Opel's new OPC and Vauxhall's just-launched VXR soon to cross the 1,500 cars mark.

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.

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

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 Argentina stops production for four days

Graeme Roberts | 1 Sep 2015

General Motors will stop a manufacturing line in Argentina for four days in September owing to the sluggish demand in Brazil, a company spokesman said.

Brazil sales recovery will take time

Fernando Calmon | 28 Aug 2015

Predictions on when new vehicle sales in Brazil might vary. A GDP decline of a shade over 2% is now estimated for this year to be followed by 0.5% to 1% in 2016.

GM strike ends as Mercedes truck workers walk

Fernando Calmon | 25 Aug 2015

A strike over job cuts at a General Motors plant in Brazil has ended but trouble has now broken out at a Mercedes factory in the country.

LG supplying LCD displays to Honda and Porsche

Graeme Roberts | 25 Aug 2015

South Korea's LG Electronics will supply Honda Motor and Porsche with in-car displays as the supplier tries to grow its auto business to counter weak sales at its mainstay television and smartphone units, a media report said.

Auto investments offset sales and production gloom

Fernando Calmon | 24 Aug 2015

Production and sales results have been gloomy in Brazil all year but recent confirmation of four new auto investments provided some relief although all had been announced previously.

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 expands 2014 headlight recall

Dave Leggett | 20 Aug 2015

General Motors has expanded a 2014 headlight recall to include another 180,000 vehicles in the US and Canada.

GM Toledo plant gets environmental recognition

Dave Leggett | 20 Aug 2015

GM's Toledo transmission facility has been recognised by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency for setting a high standard of environmental stewardship.

GM to invest in Durant-Dort Factory One

Dave Leggett | 20 Aug 2015

GM's historic Durant-Dort Factory One will be converted into an archive and research centre as part of a renovation project connecting the site's rich manufacturing history with ongoing developments in the automotive industry.

LG Chem to supply EV batteries to Changan Auto

Tony Pugliese | 17 Aug 2015

South Korea's LG Chem has signed agreement to supply batteries for Changan Automobile's its next generation plug-in hybrid-electric vehicles.

BorgWarner wins GM Supplier Impact award

Simon Warburton | 13 Aug 2015

BorgWarner says it has secured a Supplier Impact award from General Motors.

GM Canada ploughs US$10m into St Catherines site

Simon Warburton | 10 Aug 2015

GM Canada today announced a C$13m (US$9.9m) investment in its St. Catharines Powertrain facility to enable the plant to produce more variants of the 3.6L V6 engine currently being manufactured there.

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.

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.

Commercial vehicle sales rise ends in NZ

Graeme Roberts | 5 Aug 2015

Rising sales of new commercial vehicles are leveling off and New Zealand's Motor Industry Association has lowered its expectation of breaching the 130,000-unit mark this calendar year.

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.

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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