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THE WEEK THAT WAS: Confidence, demonstrated

Some of the news is just in today so, you may not have seen all of the stories yet but, after a slight rattling of investors' cages by the r...

COMMENT: Volkswagen outsells Vauxhall in UK

Ford is secure as market leader in Britain but there was a major upset in the April passenger car market with Vauxhall losing its traditiona...

ANALYSIS: Nissan Europe is closing in on Toyota

Glenn Brooks | 17 Feb 2015

Certain new and accelerating trends are revealed for the European passenger car market in the latest figures issued by ACEA.

ANALYSIS: Key new vehicles coming up

Glenn Brooks | 13 Feb 2015

The Chicago auto show is now underway to be followed by Geneva in a few weeks' time, with New York and then Shanghai in April. Which are the key vehicles to note at these shows? just-auto's new and future products editor, Glenn Brooks, provides a need-to-know summary.

PLDB Future Models - LA & Guangzhou shows insights

Glenn Brooks | 18 Nov 2014

With Europe's big motor shows of 2014 now gone, it's now time for California (LA, first press day today, November 18) and southern China (Guangzhou) to take the spotlight for new model world premieres. As ever with PLDB, information on these vehicles continues to be added and updated, writes Glenn Brooks.

Special management briefing: Paris reflections (2)

Glenn Brooks | 13 Oct 2014

The Volkswagen Group didn't dominate the world premieres list, a 1970s DS21 devoid of Citroen badges was exhibited, Jaguar's XE drew only modest praise, and Volvo went properly premium - just some of the many highlights from the 2014 Paris Mondial de l'Automobile.

Latest Interviews

INTERVIEW: Carl Bayliss, head of Infiniti UK

Glenn Brooks | 5 Feb 2015

Carl Bayliss recently returned to his homeland after a decade in Hong Kong. He is the new country manager for Infiniti UK, responsible for all business activities including Sales, Marketing and Network Development.

INTERVIEW: VP François Bancon on Infiniti's future

Glenn Brooks | 8 Oct 2014

Renault-Nissan Alliance veteran Francois Bancon heads up Product Strategy for Infiniti. He is charged with overseeing a 60 percent expansion of the brand's vehicle range over the next five years.

Latest News

Mercedes E-Class world debut will be at 2016 NAIAS

Glenn Brooks | 30 Oct 2015

Yet another model has been added to just-auto's 2016 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) world premieres list.

YTD UK car output inches up

Graeme Roberts | 24 Sep 2015

UK car manufacturing output increased 40.6% year on year in August, according to latest data from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). Some 99,910 cars were built last month, taking year to date production past one million – an annual gain of 1.6%.

Daimler-Alliance partnership "productive"

Graeme Roberts | 16 Sep 2015

The partnership between the Renault-Nissan Alliance and Daimler AG accelerated and strengthened as it entered its sixth year in 2015, the companies’ leaders said today in their annual media update during the Frankfurt show. Carlos Ghosn, Chairman and CEO of the Alliance, described the partnership as “one of the most productive in the auto industry.”

Infiniti reveals Q30 compact model

Dave Leggett | 15 Sep 2015

Nissan's premium Infiniti brand has revealed its first global entry in the compact segment which is central to its future volume growth plans. Infiniti says the new model will attracts a new generation of premium buyers.

Daimler and Renault-Nissan break ground in Mexico

Graeme Roberts | 4 Sep 2015

Daimler and the Renault-Nissan Alliance have broken ground for their joint venture manufacturing complex COMPAS (Cooperation Manufacturing Plant Aguascalientes), in Aguascalientes in central Mexico. The factory will build premium compact vehicles for Mercedes-Benz and Infiniti.

Nissan allocates redesigned Juke to Sunderland

Graeme Roberts | 3 Sep 2015

Nissan Europe has again picked its Sunderland, north-east England, factory to build its segment-pioneering Juke model. The automaker did not announce a production start date for the redesigned, second generation model line but just-auto expects this early in 2017. The decision, the automaker said, "points to a secure future for both production lines in Sunderland and the jobs of 34,000 people currently employed by Nissan and its British suppliers beyond 2020".

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.

Infiniti sets half year sales record

Graeme Roberts | 2 Jul 2015

Infiniti said it sold a record 103,500 new vehicles worldwide in the first half of 2015, up 13% year on year.

Renault-Nissan's timeline for autonomous cars

Dave Leggett | 27 Apr 2015

As Advanced Drive Assistance Systems (ADAS) fitment rates grow, questions are growing concerning the expected timeline for the emergence of so-called autonomous vehicles. Carlos Ghosn, who leads the Renault-Nissan Alliance, has provided an update on the Alliance's latest view.

Infiniti’s global sales hit new record in Q1

Dave Leggett | 15 Apr 2015

Infiniti's says its growth strategy is on track after a record first quarter.

NHTSA eyes Nissan airbag recall

Graeme Roberts | 24 Mar 2015

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is probing whether Nissan's March 2014 recall of 989,701 vehicles over an airbag issue was effective or not.

Infiniti to recall JX35s in China

Dave Leggett | 18 Mar 2015

Nissan China Investment Co is to recall 5,245 Infiniti JX35 models on the Chinese mainland, China's quality regulator has said.

More Nissan-Infiniti-Daimler plant details

Graeme Roberts | 10 Mar 2015

More details of Nissan's Infiniti car building joint venture with Daimler in Mexico have come to light.

GENEVA: Infiniti launches two critical cars

Roger Stansfield | 3 Mar 2015

Ronald Kruger has had barely two months to get his feet under the table as top man at Infiniti since joining from BMW in January, but already he has ben pitched into launching the two cars which will probably make or break the company in Europe.

EXCLUSIVE: Geneva debut for Infiniti QX30 concept

Glenn Brooks | 29 Jan 2015

Some of Infiniti's future model plans have been revealed to This includes the world premiere of a QX30 concept at the Geneva motor show in March.

Infiniti to increase Chinese production

Graeme Roberts | 29 Jan 2015

Nissan Motor's Infiniti plans to increase local production in China, following the Chinese government's innovation and economic transition driven policies.

Nissan and NHTSA announce 768,000-unit recall

Graeme Roberts | 28 Jan 2015

Water leaks and insecure hood (bonnet) latches have led to a 768,000 Nissan Motor recall primarily in the US.

Infiniti global sales up 13.5% in 2014

Dave Leggett | 9 Jan 2015

Infiniti says it recorded the global sales of more than 186,200 vehicles in 2014, up 13.5% from the previous year.

Nissan recalls 470,000 vehicles for fuel leaks

Graeme Roberts | 10 Dec 2014

Nissan has announced a global recall of around 470,000 vehicles to check for possible fuel leaks.

Falling petrol prices power November US sales

Bill Cawthon | 3 Dec 2014

With the rapid decline in prices at the pump, currently equivalent to about GBP0.47/litre [vs around GBP1.20 in UK after recent falls - ed], US November light vehicle sales kicked into high gear, coming in 4.6% ahead of last year and 1.7% ahead of October 2014.

Nissan calls back Infiniti hybrids for software

Graeme Roberts | 10 Nov 2014

Nissan North America is recalling 5,412 model year 2014 Infiniti Q50 hybrid vehicles manufactured from 10 December, 2012 to 25 June, 2014, and Infiniti Q70 hybrids made between 7 November, 2013 and 7 May, 2014 due to a software error that may result in the electric motor stopping while the vehicle is being driven using the electric motor only.

Infiniti starts China production

Tony Lewis | 6 Nov 2014

Nissan’s upmarket Infiniti brand began production of a long-wheelbase version of the Q50 on Thursday (6 November) at the company’s Xiangyang plant in Hubei Province.

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