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ANALYSIS: BMW sales collapse in largest EU market

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...

RESEARCH SNAPSHOT: Review of front-end modules

Continuing just-auto's series of research snapshots - pulled from its automotive research platform, QUBE - Matthew Beecham reviews some ligh...


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.


Briefing: developments in powertrain batteries

Matthew Beecham | 31 Mar 2015

Battery technologies for powertrain applications have become a focus of attention as OEMs seek to improve performance and reduce the costs of electrified vehicles - both hybrids and pure EVs. Matthew Beecham talks to industry participants to gauge the bigger picture and efforts to cut costs in this summary article from just-auto/QUBE.


THE WEEK THAT WAS: Lifting the hood on sales data

Graeme Roberts | 20 Feb 2015

ACEA's monthly reports on European car sales are always interesting and this week we decided to drill down a bit and see if there was anything interesting in the January data - and that for 2014 - worth keeping an eye on during the rest of 2015. There was.


Management briefing: 48V mild hybrids (2)

Calum MacRae | 20 Feb 2015

Moving to a 48V architecture in hybrid and electric vehicles offers plenty of promise. It provides about four times the energy recuperation - from regenerative and friction braking - than is available on the traditional 12V system. Calum MacRae takes a closer look at OEM plans in this area and asks, what will 48V bring?

Latest Interviews

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

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.


Hyundai launches its 'brand ambassador' SUV

Chris Wright | 30 Jun 2015

Hyundai is keen to make the point that its 'all-new' Tucson SUV, is just that – it is not a replacement for the ix35, it is a different model, more closely aligned to the larger Sante Fe and a new 'brand ambassador' for the carmaker in Europe.


Hyundai US inks NFL sponsorship, replaces GM

Graeme Roberts | 29 Jun 2015

Hyundai Motor's US unit is now an official automotive sponsor of the National Football League, replacing General Motors as the 'preferred marketing partner' of the football league.


Hyundai starts on fifth Chinese plant

Graeme Roberts | 23 Jun 2015

Hyundai Motor has broken ground for its fifth Chinese manufacturing plant - in the Liangjiang New Area of Chongqing.


Hyundai seeks to patent speed bump detector

Graeme Roberts | 23 Jun 2015

Hyundai has filed a patent for a technology that detects speed bumps.


Kia approaches 15m exports

Graeme Roberts | 18 Jun 2015

Hyundai Motor affiliate Kia Motors has announced that it expects to reach the 15 millionth cumulative export (from South Korea factories) milestone later this month.


Hyundai sells over 100,000 units of Gen 2 Genesis

Dave Leggett | 16 Jun 2015

The second generation of Hyundai Motor's premium sedan, the Genesis, has passed global cumulative sales of 100,000 units.


Hyundai raises 2015 Czech production target

Graeme Roberts | 15 Jun 2015

Hyundai has raised the production target of its Czech Republic unit by 10% to 330,000 vehicles for 2015.


Kia Mexico details launch plans

Graeme Roberts | 10 Jun 2015

The Hyundai Motor affiliate has officially launched the Kia brand in Mexico.


Philippine sales rise 18% in May

Graeme Roberts | 10 Jun 2015

New vehicle sales in the Philippines rose by over 18% to 23,139 units in May, from 19,598 a year earlier, according to data released jointly by the Chamber of Automotive Manufacturers of the Philippines (CAMPI) and the Truck Manufacturers Association (TMA).


Kia won't share $1bn Mexico plant with Hyundai

Graeme Roberts | 9 Jun 2015

Kia Motors does not plan to share its upcoming Mexico plant with parent Hyundai Motor.


LCVs dominate Australia top five in May

Graeme Roberts | 9 Jun 2015

As in neighbouring New Zealand, light commercial vehicles took the top places in the sales charts in May.


Hyundai may do a big SUV for US

Graeme Roberts | 8 Jun 2015

Hyundai Motor reportedly is considering a larger SUV model for the US, a media report said.

Latest blogs

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.


Delphi visit

Dave Leggett | 14 Oct 2014

I've been visiting powertrain people at Delphi today, hearing about some of the fascinating stuff going on there to yield engine efficiency savings.

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