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ANALYSIS: Europe's car market in 2014, and 2015

The market might have been up by 5.4% in 2014 but there were some surprising brands on the list of those which saw their sales effectively c...

ANALYSIS: Shock as US Honda CR-V outsells all cars

With 32,369 units sold, American Honda's CR-V was the market's best selling SUV in December. Another upset: the Toyota Camry was toppled as...

Briefing: Review of 2014 (3)

It's still 2014, but not for much longer. In the global automotive business, plenty happened in 2014. Seasoned observer Dave Leggett offers...

THE WEEK THAT WAS: Automotive safety...

One thing that has always got everyone in the automotive business talking is safety. It's an interesting one. Cars have become much safer in...

Latest Interviews

INTERVIEW: Alain Uyttenhoven, Head of Lexus Europe 24 Nov 2014

Glenn Brooks

Russia, Lexus' number one market in its European region, might be down, but UK sales are up strongly. On balance then, 2014 has been a good year, according to the brand's Head of Europe. Next, he promises more hybrids but no diesels. Why?


Q&A with Takata: Occupant restraint systems 7 Oct 2013

Matthew Beecham

Continuing just-auto's series of interviews with global players in the occupant restraints market, Matthew Beecham talked with Claus Rudolf, Vice President of Global Engineering at Takata Corp. Headquartered Tokyo, Japan, Takata's products are primarily sold in Japan, the Americas, Europe and Asia.

Latest News

Toyota US axes tiny iQ 19 Jan 2015

Graeme Roberts

Toyota is phasing out its Scion-badged iQ from the US after the car’s size, price and fuel economy failed to attract US consumers.


Toyota’s European sales up 4.6% in 2014 15 Jan 2015

Graeme Roberts

Toyota Motor Europe (TME) has posted 2014 full year sales of 888,000 Toyota and Lexus vehicles, up 4.6% from 2013 and passing the company's target of 865,000 sales. The group's market share reached 4.8% for the year.


Taiwan vehicle sales rise 12% in 2014 9 Jan 2015

Tony Pugliese

New vehicle sales in Taiwan increased by over 12% to 423,829 units in 2014, from 378,456 units in the previous year, based on registration data released by the Ministry of Transportation and Communications.


Low petrol prices fuel December US sales 6 Jan 2015

Bill Cawthon

Plummeting petrol prices and rising consumer confidence helped automakers close out the 2014 sales year in impressive style.


JAPAN: Toyota registers Lexus 'LC' for future coup 5 Dec 2014

Glenn Brooks

There have been rumours that a new coupe would revive the SC name but now comes news that TMC has registered the LC 500 and LC 500h model names.

Latest blogs

Doughnut time 22 Oct 2014

Graeme Roberts

Sometimes the answer to "Why?" can be answered "Just because..." As in this video made by Lexus Poland as part of its launch of the NX mid-size SUV line.


Brand 'trust' for premiums 30 Apr 2014

Dave Leggett

Some interesting thoughts here from Tokuo Fukuichi, head of Lexus, on brand trust and where Lexus is compared with the Germans.

Company research

Hybrid and Electric Cars in the US: Two differing strategies

Hybrid and Electric Cars in the US: Two differing strategies

The US hybrid and electric car market has grown strongly in recent years. The dominance of Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) is being challenged by other manufacturers, such as Ford Motor Company (For...

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Global Luxury Vehicle Market 2015-2019

Global Luxury Vehicle Market 2015-2019

Luxury vehicles are high-end vehicles offering more comfort and safety than traditional vehicles. They have several security technologies and comfort amenities such as electronic stability control, DV...

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Global light diesel vehicles market- forecasts to 2029

Global light diesel vehicles market- forecasts to 2029

This QUBE report from just-auto provides a comprehensive overview of the global diesel technologies sector, major suppliers, top 14 markets, technology trends and market size forecasts. Use this repor...

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