27 November 2013
A final update of just-auto's list of concepts and production models which made their debuts at the Los Angeles auto show's 20 & 21 November press days.
20 November 2013
Three motor show press days on two continents have presented automakers with logistical problems.
5 September 2013
Lots of folks in the auto industry must have been looking for champagne as August US light vehicle sales blew past analysts’ expectations. By the end of the day, there were suggestions that the industry might be able to sell 16m cars and light trucks by the end of December.
2 August 2013
Japan's new vehicle sales in July, including minivehicles, fell 8% from a year earlier to 472,111 units, marking the third straight month of decline.
31 July 2013
General Motors has dispelled concerns that it will shift Chevrolet production out of South Korea although it has delayed the launch of the revamped Aveo small car, according to labour unions.
26 July 2013
BMW said it is fully prepared to meet the Unite union in the UK to further discuss plans to change its pension arrangements for new employees.
25 July 2013
Unite, Britain's biggest union, has warned BMW that it may take industrial action ballot if the company pushes ahead with its plans to close its final salary pension scheme to new entrants.
23 July 2013
Honda will release a hybrid, compact sport utility vehicle in November, the latest in a series of moves to broaden its lineup of hybrid cars, company sources have said.
19 July 2013
It's much easier to warm up a cold potato than it is to handle a red hot potato, because the hot potato will always go cold.
16 July 2013
A government decree which it made practically impossible to register new trucks above 10.5 tonnes this year – to protect smaller transporters - resulted in truck sales falling 33% from 2,365 to 1,583 units in the first half of 2013.
12 July 2013
Only weeks after launching the new, locally made EcoSport compact crossover in India, Ford has recalled almost 1,000 units to check for a potential problem with the glow plug module used to help start diesel versions.
8 July 2013
The BMW group on Monday (8 July) announced record sales for the first six months of the year, with 954,521 vehicles delivered worldwide, an increase of 6% year on year. June volume was also a record - up 6.9% to 184,489.
3 July 2013
Total light vehicle sales last month came in at just over 1.4m, 9.1% ahead of June 2012. That works out to a seasonally adjusted annualised rate (SAAR) of 15.96m, the highest since November 2007, the same month SAAR was last above 16m.
21 June 2013
A spot of M&A in the tyre business this week as Apollo swooped on Cooper with $2.5bn in cash changing hands. I could use a bit of that...
18 June 2013
Sales of utility vehicles, including Renault's popular low-cost Duster compact SUV, have been strong in an otherwise dismal year for the Indian auto industry where passenger car sales fell for the seventh straight month in May, Reuters reported.
18 June 2013
Colombian car sales in May were off 10.4% year on year (from 27,339 to 24,488) but that was nonetheless the second best monthly tally for 2013 so far.
17 June 2013
Just as former owner BMW is starting Mini assembly locally, Tata Motors' Land Rover (Malaysia) is considering building some of the brand’s models for sale both domestically and for export to neighbouring countries as demand across the region continues to grow.
17 June 2013
Add Malaysia to the list of countries where BMW's Mini is assembled.
14 June 2013
Vehicle production plans for OEMs with facilities in the UK should take UK vehicle production over 2m units a year later this decade with big opportunities for local component suppliers, an analyst has told just-auto.
10 June 2013
Hyundai will introduce a redesigned i10 towards the end of this year and at the same time transfer production of Europe-bound versions of its smallest model from India to Turkey.
7 June 2013
The UK market looked strong in May while Toyota's UK plant, clobbered by the 2008 recession, is now claimed to be back at capacity, following the start of production of the Auris Touring Sports or, to you, 'Corolla wagon'.
7 June 2013
General Motors' decision not to build the next generation Aveo in South Korea - at least to start - looks like provoking a confrontation with the country's militant auto trade unions.
7 June 2013
Nissan said it would begin selling its new Note model, made in Mexico, from the middle of this month, in the US and Canada.
6 June 2013
UK new car registrations grew 11% to 180,111 units in May.
6 June 2013
BMW Group's Rolls-Royce has named one-time Mini body manufacturing chief Frank Ludwig director of manufacturing. He was most recently director, painted body at the BMW plant in Leipzig, Germany.
4 June 2013
Japan's new vehicle sales, including mini-vehicles, fell 6.9% from a year earlier to 367,648 units in May.
3 June 2013
The European new car market is edging closer to a two-decade low with French and Spanish sales falling again in in May, dashing hopes of a recovery this year.
29 May 2013
In the last decade of last century, before the term “BRICs” had even been coined, there was another acronym that loomed large on the agenda of any global automaker. ASEAN, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, looked like a potential powerhouse for growth. In this month's management briefing, Mark Bursa takes a look at the region's automotive prospects. In this instalment, he looks at developments in the major markets with forecasts.
24 May 2013
Here we go again. In 2010, South Africa was convulsed by a wave of industrial unrest as pay bargaining talks lumbered into action and three years later, hey presto, the same actors seem to be going through the same painful process once more.
21 May 2013
Mitsubishi Motors began production of a new mini-car at its Mizushima plant in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, Japan, this week.