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ANALYSIS: Kia 'thinks globally, acts locally'

One of the major reasons for Kia's phenomenal rise in recent years is its ability to produce specific models in and for the markets where th...

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.


RESEARCH SNAPSHOT: Review of front-end modules

Matthew Beecham | 1 Jul 2015

Continuing just-auto's series of research snapshots - pulled from its automotive research platform, QUBE - Matthew Beecham reviews some lightweight solutions fitted to front-end modules by Faurecia, BASF, Plastic Omnium and SABIC Innovative Plastics.


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.

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INTERVIEW: Dr Sae-Hoon Kim, Hyundai fuel cell R&D

Roger Stansfield | 5 Nov 2014

The Fukushima nuclear reactor disaster which followed the Japanese earthquake and tsunami in 2011 might inadvertently provide a foot in the door for sales of hydrogen fuel-cell electric vehicles to take off, believes the man in charge of Hyundai-Kia's FCEV research and development, Dr Sae-Hoon Kim.


Q&A with Aha: Analytical data from the Cloud

Matthew Beecham | 28 Jul 2014

The IT industry has made much of the benefits of a Cloud infrastructure, offering better security and less complex networks in the workplace. Infotainment specialist Harman with subsidiary Aha claims its use in the car could be equally effective. It is now offering OEMs and service providers a chance to use the Cloud beyond downloading apps, navigation updates or music. Understanding what features are being used by the end customer, finding software bugs, removing unused features, reducing recalls or targeting specific customers with updates and advertising are just some of the ideas that Harman claims it can offer with its new Aha Cloud Platform Analytics and Updates Service. just-auto spoke to Siegfried Schuler, Director Centre of Competence Aha, about the service and find out what OEMs are most interested in.

Latest News

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.


JLR expects "many" of 5,800 Tianjin cars damaged

Simon Warburton | 21 Aug 2015

Jaguar Land Rover says it expects many of its 5,800 vehicles kept at the Port of Tianjin to have been damaged, although is unable to quantify the exact number.


VW gearbox site running but Tianjin inaccessible

Simon Warburton | 19 Aug 2015

Volkswagen Group says it is unable to reach the devastated Port of Tianjin to determine the number of vehicles destroyed in last week's hazardous material inferno, but adds its nearby component factory is functioning normally.


Hyundai confirms all cars damaged in Tianjin blaze

Simon Warburton | 18 Aug 2015

Hyundai has confirmed to just-auto to the 'best of its knowledge' all of its vehicles stored at Tianjin were damaged in the recent huge explosion, which so far has killed at least 114 people.


MONTEREY WEEK/THE QUAIL/PEBBLE BEACH: World debuts

Glenn Brooks | 17 Aug 2015

The 64th Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance and associated events took place from 13-16 August as part of Monterey Car Week. The following is a list of concept and new model world premieres.


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.


Hyundai, VW lose cars in China explosion

Tony Pugliese | 17 Aug 2015

Hyundai Motor estimates it has lost stock worth KRW160bn (US$136m) in the huge warehouse explosion in the Chinese port of Tianjin last week.


Around 10,000 cars may be lost in Tianjin inferno

Simon Warburton | 14 Aug 2015

Speculation is mounting up to 10,000 cars may have been destroyed in Wednesday night's (12 August) massive Tianjin Port explosions, which are believed to have been the equivalent of 21t of TNT detonating.


Hyundai India postpones Creta SUV exports

Dave Leggett | 14 Aug 2015

Hyundai says it has postponed its plan to export Creta from India by a few months as it strives to meet stronger than expected local demand.


SUVs continue on a roll down under

Graeme Roberts | 6 Aug 2015

Australians continued their love affair with the versatile SUV last month with 13.4% more sold than in July 2014.


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.


South Korea domestic sales rise in July

Tony Pugliese | 4 Aug 2015

Domestic sales by South Korea’s five main automakers increased by 5.4% to 135,312 units in July, from 128,338 units in the same month of last year, according to data released individually by the vehicle manufacturers.


Currency hits Hyundai first half results

Graeme Roberts | 27 Jul 2015

Hyundai Motor's sales volume, revenue and operating profit for the first half of 2015 all declined on a year on year basis due mainly to the strong won (especially against the euro) and other unfavourably currency movements.


Hyundai India to raise prices

Graeme Roberts | 27 Jul 2015

Hyundai plans to raise the price of its entire model line in India by up to INR30,000 (US$467).


Hyundai India to export Creta

Graeme Roberts | 24 Jul 2015

Hyundai plans to start exporting the Creta from India to Africa, the Middle East and Latin America from 2015, as the company looks to boost its global sales.


Hyundai launches Creta SUV

Graeme Roberts | 21 Jul 2015

Hyundai Motor chose India to launch its new global subcompact SUV model called the Creta.


Hyundai eyes new models for market share hike

Graeme Roberts | 21 Jul 2015

Hyundai plans to expand its presence in the compact SUV and MUV segments and introduce the Grand i10 in India, aiming to increase market share.


Hyundai-Kia cuts global sales forecasts

Tony Pugliese | 14 Jul 2015

Hyundai Motor and affiliate Kia Motors have reduced their internal global sales forecasts for 2015 by up to 10%, according to local reports.


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.


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).


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.


SUVs continue driving US sales growth

Bill Cawthon | 2 Jul 2015

June was another good month for the auto industry as US light vehicle sales continued to grow.

Latest blogs

Wind, fire and then locusts?

Graeme Roberts | 4 Aug 2015

As one who has worked 'down in parts' in a previous life I have not a little sympathy for the warehouse and counter men and women at Hyundai Motor Company Australia's spare parts operation.


Kia's China-only crossover

Graeme Roberts | 2 Jan 2015

We're well used to China-only models from the long-established foreign automaker players there like Volkswagen and General Motors but now even the (relative) newcomers are getting in on the act.

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