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Latest insights


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.


ANALYSIS: UK supplier industry perks up

19 March 2015

There are signs of a revival in the UK automotive supplier industry, but a sense of perspective is needed, says Dave Leggett.


GOLDING'S TAKE: MINI's 'New Original'

14 March 2014

New MINI Hatch reaction has been very favourable so far.

Latest interviews


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.


INTERVIEW:Delphi’s VP engineering, Thermal Systems

5 November 2012

just-auto spoke with Dr Thomas Heckenberger, VP engineering for Delphi Thermal Systems at its Thermal Systems European headquarters in Luxemburg to understand the latest product developments and innovations from Delphi in relation to interior HVAC systems.

Latest news


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.


BMW group books record January sales

10 February 2016

Following a fifth consecutive year of record sales in 2015, BMW Group started 2016 with a record setting January, boosting sales 7.5% year on year to 152,879 cars.


BMW Group sets September and YTD sales records

13 October 2015

The BMW Group achieved its best ever September result last month as deliveries of BMW, Mini and Rolls-Royce brand vehicles rose 7.8% year on year to 215,413 for the month. Year to date sales rose 7.5% to a record 1,644,810.


BMW Group deliveries hit July record

12 August 2015

Sales of BMW Group vehicles totalled 173,195 units in July, a new high for the month and an increase of 5.6% compared with the same period last year. A new record was also achieved for the first seven months of the year with a total of 1,272,953 vehicles delivered to customers, an increase of 7.5%, the company said.


BMW reveals redesigned Mini Clubman

24 June 2015

BMW Mini's redesigned Clubman, pictures and details of which were released today, is larger than its predecessor and ditches the controversial, rear hinged, right side only, rear side door for four conventional doors while retaining barn style rear doors.


BMW hails street lamps that come with EV charger

17 June 2015

BMW's MINI plant in Oxford is showcasing what is described as a high-efficiency street lighting system that doubles as a charging station for electric vehicles (EVs) during the city's second Low Carbon Oxford Week.


More BMW sales records fall in May

12 June 2015

BMW Group continued its recent sales roll in May with deliveries up 5.9% year on year to 188,287, a record for that month.


Car market recovery continues in Europe

20 May 2015

Car sales in the EU were up by 6.9% in April, continuing the market recovery that began almost two years ago.


UK car production to rise this year - SMMT CEO

5 March 2015

SMMT CEO Mike Hawes has told just-auto that after a flat 2014, car production in the UK should rise in 2015.


Mini axes two seat roadster and convertible

12 February 2015

BMW's Mini has announced production of the two seat coupe and roadsters at its Plant Oxford in England is "about to come to an end".


UK car output tops 1.5m in 2014

23 January 2015

The SMMT has announced that UK car production in 2014 totalled 1,528,148 units - a 1.2% increase on the previous year and the best year since 2007.


BMW appoints new head of Mini brand

23 January 2015

MW Group has announced that from From 1 March 2015, Sebastian Mackensen will take on responsibility for the MINI brand.


BMW Group sold more than 2m vehicles in 2014

9 January 2015

BMW Group has said it achieved record worldwide sales in 2014 with a total of 2,117,965 vehile deliveries, up 7.9% on 2013's total.


Engines and emerging markets attract auto execs

6 January 2015

Global automotive executives are prioritising near term market issues, such as optimising engines and entering emerging markets, over investing in self driving cars and other innovations, according to KPMG’s global automotive executive survey 2015.


BMW's MINI to cut model line-up - reports

27 November 2014

BMW will reportedly reduce the number of models in the MINI line-up from eight to five in the long-term to reduce cost and complexity.


BMW warns UK motor finance sector

27 November 2014

BMW Group in the UK has issued a warning to the motor finance sector in the UK to work on better price transparency and fairness in the light of investigations by UK regulators into practices in other industry sectors.


GERMANY: BMW and MINI add Spotify to their line-up

19 November 2014

BMW and MINI are bringing the Spotify music streaming service into their cars.


UK car market up 14.2% in October

6 November 2014

The UK car market has posted another strong month in October with sales up 14.2% to 179,714 units


BMW posts strong Q3 results

4 November 2014

BMW Group has posted strong financial results for the third quarter on buoyant demand for its SUV products. The company also reaffirmed its earnings forecast for the year.


BMW's MINI to stick to 2-plant assembly set-up

10 September 2014

BMW board member Harald Krüger has told just-auto that Oxford will remain at the heart of MINI production plans in the future, but with the Dutch Nedcar plant at Born also an important addition for the long-term.


China's regulatory clampdown expected - BMW

10 September 2014

BMW board member Peter Schwarzenbauer has told just-auto that China's regulatory clampdown of aftermarket parts and services prices is not having a big effect on the company's business there.


BMW's MINI celebrates 3m milestone

10 September 2014

BMW's MINI brand has celebrated the three-millionth car off the production line at its Oxford, UK, assembly line plant.


Signs of "stabilisation" but UK sales rise 6.6%

6 August 2014

UK new car sales rose 6.6% year on year to 172,907 units in July, the 29th consecutive month of growth.


Record Q2 sales give BMW big profits and margins

5 August 2014

Despite record vehicle sales in the second quarter of 2014, adverse exhange rates held back a rise in BMW Group revenues to just 1.8% (EUR19,905m). But EBIT rose 26% to EUR2,603m and net profit climbed 27.2% to EUR1,771m. Unit sales were up 5.3% to 533,187.

Mini news

Management briefing - Paris motor show preview

23 September 2016

This, the first of two management briefing reports concerning the 2016 Paris Mondial de l'Automob...


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 mont...


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 desti...


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 i...


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 customer...


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...



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