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Car makers think about future business models

16 May 2017

The writing has been on the wall for a few years now. The sudden realisation that learning to drive or owning a car was no longer the rite of passage it once was in the US made carmakers start to think about future business models.


Mini goes after Qashqai with new F60 Countryman

18 January 2017

A second Mini model in the C segment goes on sale in Britain and other European nations from February. The new, bigger Countryman leaves the B-C size class, there is no successor for the Paceman and all build this time is by VDL in the Netherlands instead of by Magna Steyr in Austria.


Management briefing - Paris motor show preview

23 September 2016

This, the first of two management briefing reports concerning the 2016 Paris Mondial de l’Automobile, offers a sneak preview of the confirmed and likely world debut cars and concept vehicles.


THE WEEK THAT WAS: London on the show circuit?

29 May 2015

As those - all three of you - who honour me with your occasional presence on my self-curated 'just-auto' Facebook page may have guessed, when I'm not helping to cover the current cutting edge state of the autobiz, I like to wallow in a rose-tinted backview of the 1960s when British, Australian and Canadian cars dominated my import-restricted former colony, V8s were an attainable aspiration (one could put one in one's Cortina if one so wished), petrol was cheap (diesel for trucks only) and the Holy Grail for a Kiwi Kar Nut was the annual Earls Court show in London.

Latest interviews


BMW's Peter Schwarzenbauer eyes digitalisation

28 March 2017

BMW's Peter Schwarzenbauer likes to joke that his business card "takes five minutes to read" and that his full title - member of the board of management of BMW AG Mini, Rolls-Royce, BMW Motorrad, customer engagement and digital business innovation, BMW group - encompasses "all the fun stuff". A very big buck stops here.


Q&A: Udo Schwerdel, Head of Continental Turbo

8 January 2015

Ian Henry spoke recently with Udo Schwerdel about Continental’s recent entrance into the turbocharger market.


Q&A with Nissan's global head of Product Planning

2 April 2013

Keno Kato is corporate vice president of Global Product Strategy and Product Planning for Nissan and Infiniti. Glenn Brooks recently met him and took the opportunity to ask a variety of questions concerning future model plans.


INTERVIEW: Agromash Holdings on PSA in Kazakhstan

26 March 2013

PSA Peugeot Citroen recently inked a partnership with Agromash Holding, for the assembly and distribution of the French automaker's passenger cars and LCVs in Kazakhstan. Simon Warburton was in contact with the trailer and agricultural machinery manufacturer based in the huge country on Russia's southern border.

Latest news


BMW's Mini adding connectivity and driver aids

17 May 2017

BMW's Mini brand is enhancing connectivity and driver aids as part of a cockpit and instrument update effective from July 2017 production.


just-auto Plus only BMW Group April 2017 sales surge 7.4%

15 May 2017

BMW Group sales achieved a new all-time high for April, with sales in the month totalling 192,494, a 7.4% increase year-on-year. The first four months of the year also set a new record, with sales of the BMW Group’s three premium brands, BMW, MINI and...


just-auto Plus only BMW US sales decline 9.3% in April 2017

3 May 2017

Sales of BMW brand vehicles decreased 9.3% in April for a total of 22,624 compared to 24,951 vehicles sold in April, 2016. Year-to-date, the BMW brand is down 1.3% in the US on sales of 94,306 vehicles compared to 95,564 sold in the first four months of...


2017 Auto Shanghai motor show world premieres

24 April 2017

Auto Shanghai 2017 did not disappoint, with a vast number of concept, prototype and production model world debuts. The most important vehicle premiere will probably prove to be the Wuling Hong Guang S3, this being the first SUV for the number one brand in the world's largest market.


just-auto Plus only BMW North America recalls 2016-2017 MINI vehicles

11 April 2017

NHTSA campaign number: 17V222000 Manufacturer BMW of North America Components Exterior Lighting Potential number of units affected 16,883 Summary BMW of North America (BMW) is recalling certain 2016-2017 MINI Cooper Clubman, Cooper S Clubman and JCW...


BMW holds union talks to stave off UK walkout

7 April 2017

BMW is to hold talks with British labour body, Unite on Monday (10 April) in a bid to halt a series of eight damaging strikes called to protest against the automaker's decision to halt a final pension scheme.


just-auto Plus only BMW Group US sales up 3.3% in March 2017

4 April 2017

Sales of BMW brand vehicles increased 3.3% in March for a total of 31,015 compared to 30,033 vehicles sold in March, 2016. Year-to-date, the BMW brand is up 1.5% in the U.S. on sales of 71,682 vehicles compared to 70,613 sold in the first three months of...


BMW Group global sales up in February

13 March 2017

BMW Group sales worldwide rose 3.1% year on year in February to a record 169,073 vehicles.


just-auto Plus only BMW Group US sales down 2.5% in February 2017

2 March 2017

Sales of BMW brand vehicles increased 0.3% in February for a total of 22,558 compared to 22,498 vehicles sold in February, 2016. Year-to-date, the BMW brand is up 0.2% in the US on sales of 40,667 vehicles compared to 40,580 sold in the first two months of...


BMW considers making electric Mini in Germany

27 February 2017

A report in a German newspaper says that BMW is considering manufacturing the electric version of its Mini in Regensburg and Leipzig instead of Oxford amid concerns about future trading arrangements when the UK leaves the EU.


just-auto Plus only BMW global sales up 6.8% in January 2017

13 February 2017

Following on from a sixth consecutive record-breaking year, sales at the BMW Group achieved their best-ever start to the year with January figures showing increased deliveries in all world regions. With its three premium brands, BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce, the...


just-auto Plus only BMW presents new MINI John Cooper Works Countryman

18 January 2017

The second generation of the MINI Countryman is the biggest and most versatile model in the entire range of the tradition-steeped British brand. And another superlative now applies to the power unit of the MINI John Cooper Works Countryman. With an output of...


BMW India sales rise 14% in 2016

11 January 2017

BMW Group India delivered 7,861 cars to customers in calendar year 2016. This split as 7,500 BMW cars and 361 Minis. Moving ahead on a positive course, Sales were up 14% over 2015.


just-auto Plus only Exide inaugurates new battery plant in India

10 January 2017

West Bengal Chief Minister, Mamata Banerjee on 2 January, 2017, inaugurated a state-of-the-art battery making plant at the Haldia Factory of Exide Industries. Built in technical collaboration with East Penn Manufacturing Company of the US, at a capital...


just-auto Plus only BMW Group 2016 global sales rise 5.3%

10 January 2017

The BMW Group achieved its best ever sales in 2016, the sixth year in a row the company has set a new sales record, maintaining its position as the world’s leading premium car company with its three brands, BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce. Having recorded...


BMW global sales up 6.2% in November

13 December 2016

Sales of BMW Group vehicles achieved a new record for November with total sales of 209,743 units, an increase of 6.2% on the same month last year. This result brings the year-to-date sales total to 2,152,393, an increase of 5.8% compared with the same period last year.


just-auto Plus only BMW Oxford plant produces 3m Minis since 2001

5 December 2016

Plant Oxford celebrates the three millionth Mini to roll off the assembly line since production began back in 2001. The three millionth Oxford-built Mini is a John Cooper Works Clubman, the first model to combine the latest John Cooper Works performance...


just-auto Plus only BMW Group US sales down 15.8% in November 2016

5 December 2016

Sales of BMW brand vehicles decreased 18.2% in November for a total of 26,189 compared to 32,003 vehicles sold in November, 2015. Year-to-date, the BMW brand is down 10.0% in the US on sales of 280,339 vehicles compared to 311,398 sold in the first eleven...


2016 LA auto show - world premieres list

17 November 2016

The following cars, light trucks and concepts were world premieres at the 2016 LA auto show.


BMW Group sales continue to grow through October

11 November 2016

BMW Group vehicle sales set an October record at 196,002 units, up 2.3% year on year. Year-to-date sales rose 5.8% to 1,942,642.


BMW adds personal assistant to Mini Connected

3 November 2016

BMW has launched a new generation Mini Connected app which now includes a personal mobility assistant which can help with journey planning and traffic alerts on the driver’s Apple iPhone. Android-based smartphone compatibility is in development.


just-auto Plus only Mini introduces its first plug-in hybrid model

18 October 2016

Hallmark Mini driving fun combined with zero tailpipe emissions. With the introduction of the first plug-in hybrid model by the British premium brand, this will soon be a reality. The series development process for this car has almost been completed. It...


just-auto Plus only BMW September 2016 global sales rise 10.5%

14 October 2016

The BMW Group achieved a worldwide double-digit sales increase in September, continuing the company’s long-term upward sales trend and securing a new record for the month. A total of 237,973 vehicles were delivered to customers around the world, an...


More sales records tumble at BMW

13 September 2016

BMW Group sales in August 2016 rose 5.7% year on year to 165,431 vehicles - a record for the month - with year-to-date volume up 5.5% to 1,508,659, the first time the automaker has sold over 1.5m vehicles in the first eight months of a year.


Calais braces for action as homeless migrants mass

2 September 2016

Britain's Road Haulage Association (RHA) says lorry drivers being forced to use alternative destinations to Calais, are seeing huge extra costs as the French Interior Ministry reveals there are currently 5,000 migrants without shelter at the port.


just-auto Plus only IIHS LATCH hardware evaluation shows improvement

2 September 2016

Buckling precious cargo into a late-model vehicle has gotten a bit easier in the past year, the institute's LATCH ease-of-use ratings show. IIHS launched its ratings of child seat installation hardware in vehicles in June 2015. Out of 102 vehicles rated...


BMW Group July global sales rise 4%

10 August 2016

BMW Group achieved a new July sales record with a total of 180,080 vehicles delivered to customers around the world, an increase of 4% on the same month last year. Coming off the back of a record first half-year, this start to the third quarter sees year-to-date sales climb 5.5% with 1,343,217 vehicles delivered worldwide.


BMW records best ever second quarter results

2 August 2016

BMW Group has posted what it says are its best ever quarterly net profit and sales volume for the period between April and June.


BMW April sales set more records

13 May 2016

BMW, Mini and BMW Motorrad (motorcycles) all achieved new sales records in April as 179,285 group automobiles were delivered to customers around the world, up 1.9% year on year.


BMW books record profit in 2015

9 March 2016

BMW Group said it achieved its sixth record-breaking year in succession in 2015, posting new highs for sales volumes, revenues and profit before tax, despite a "volatile" market environment.

Mini news

BMW's Mini adding connectivity and driver aids

17 May 2017

BMW's Mini brand is enhancing connectivity and driver aids as part of a cockpit and instrument up...


Car makers think about future business models

16 May 2017

The writing has been on the wall for a few years now. The sudden realisation that learning to dri...


just-auto Plus only BMW Group April 2017 sales surge 7.4%

15 May 2017

BMW Group sales achieved a new all-time high for April, with sales in the month totalling 192,494...


just-auto Plus only BMW US sales decline 9.3% in April 2017

3 May 2017

Sales of BMW brand vehicles decreased 9.3% in April for a total of 22,624 compared to 24,951 vehi...


2017 Auto Shanghai motor show world premieres

24 April 2017

Auto Shanghai 2017 did not disappoint, with a vast number of concept, prototype and production mo...


just-auto Plus only BMW North America recalls 2016-2017 MINI vehicles

11 April 2017

NHTSA campaign number: 17V222000 Manufacturer BMW of North America Components Exterior Lighting...



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