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THE WEEK THAT WAS: London on the show circuit?

As those - all three of you - who honour me with your occasional presence on my self-curated 'just-auto' Facebook page may have guessed, whe...

ANALYSIS: UK supplier industry perks up

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'

Rob Golding | 14 Mar 2014

New MINI Hatch reaction has been very favourable so far.


Graeme Roberts | 21 Jun 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...

THE WEEK THAT WAS: A fine British name

Graeme Roberts | 7 Jun 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'.

Management briefing: ASEAN growth prospects (2)

Mark Bursa | 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.

Latest Interviews

Q&A: Udo Schwerdel, Head of Continental Turbo

Ian Henry | 8 Jan 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

Glenn Brooks | 2 Apr 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.

Latest News

BMW Group sets September and YTD sales records

Graeme Roberts | 13 Oct 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

Dave Leggett | 12 Aug 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

Graeme Roberts | 24 Jun 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

Dave Leggett | 17 Jun 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

Graeme Roberts | 12 Jun 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

Dave Leggett | 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

Dave Leggett | 5 Mar 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

Graeme Roberts | 12 Feb 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

Dave Leggett | 23 Jan 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

Dave Leggett | 23 Jan 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

Dave Leggett | 9 Jan 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

Graeme Roberts | 6 Jan 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

Tony Lewis | 27 Nov 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

Dave Leggett | 27 Nov 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

Dave Leggett | 19 Nov 2014

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

UK car market up 14.2% in October

Dave Leggett | 6 Nov 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

Dave Leggett | 4 Nov 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

Dave Leggett | 10 Sep 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

Dave Leggett | 10 Sep 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

Dave Leggett | 10 Sep 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%

Graeme Roberts | 6 Aug 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

Graeme Roberts | 5 Aug 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.

Latest blogs

If in doubt, recall?

Graeme Roberts | 13 Apr 2015

Ping goes the inbox and there's the weekly recall notification list from the US government's road safety regulator, the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration (or NHTSA or even 'Nit-sa' for short in the local vernacular).

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