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| 14 Mar 2014
New MINI Hatch reaction has been very favourable so far.
| 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...
| 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'.
| 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.
| 8 Jan 2015
Ian Henry spoke recently with Udo Schwerdel about Continental’s recent entrance into the turbocharger market.
| 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.
| 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.
| 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.
| 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.
| 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.
| 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.
| 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".
| 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.
| 23 Jan 2015
MW Group has announced that from From 1 March 2015, Sebastian Mackensen will take on responsibility for the MINI brand.
| 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.
| 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.
| 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.
| 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.
| 19 Nov 2014
BMW and MINI are bringing the Spotify music streaming service into their cars.
| 6 Nov 2014
The UK car market has posted another strong month in October with sales up 14.2% to 179,714 units
| 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.
| 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.
| 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.
| 10 Sep 2014
BMW's MINI brand has celebrated the three-millionth car off the production line at its Oxford, UK, assembly line plant.
| 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.
| 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.
| 24 Jul 2014
The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders has reported a "robust first half of 2014 for UK car manufacturing with volumes up 3.5% to 791,314 units".
| 17 Jun 2014
Mini has added a new Mini Connected ready App that enables GoPro cameras to be controlled by the driver via the car's operating system.
| 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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