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THE WEEK THAT WAS: Good news for UK Auto Making

There was some good news for UK Auto Manufacturing Plc this week as Honda announced that its under-used European car plant in Swindon would...

ANALYSIS: Nissan Europe is closing in on Toyota

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

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...

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...

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

Short month trims US March light vehicle sales 2 Apr 2015

Bill Cawthon

Automakers trying to beat their year ago numbers faced a larger than usual challenge in March. Not only was March 2014 a strong sales month, it had one more selling day and, even more important, it had one more sales weekend.


Redesigned Lexus RX revealed in New York 1 Apr 2015

Graeme Roberts

Toyota luxury unit Lexus unveiled its redesigned luxury RX line at the 2015 New York Auto Show today.


Toyota names first female managing officer 4 Mar 2015

Graeme Roberts

Executive changes across Toyota's North American operations from 1 April include the appointment of the first female managing officer in Toyota Motor Corporation history. There are also two milestone appointments for African-Americans.


GENEVA: Car to be extension of house 4 Mar 2015

Roger Stansfield

Cars will soon become like another room in the house, with wireless streaming of high-definition audio direct from home to cockpit.


Toyota ramps up used hybrid battery recycling 6 Feb 2015

Graeme Roberts

Toyota is aiming to collect 100% of used hybrid batteries from its own dealers or any authorised end of life vehicle (ELV) treatment operator across the whole Europe.

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 4WD and AWD light vehicle market- forecasts to 2029

Global 4WD and AWD light vehicle market- forecasts to 2029

This QUBE report from just-auto provides a comprehensive overview of the global 4WD and AWD sector, major suppliers, top 14 markets, technology trends and market size forecasts. Use this report to gai...

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