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


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...


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'.


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

Ian Henry | 8 Jan 2015

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


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

Graeme Roberts | 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.


Graeme Roberts | 9 Mar 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.


Graeme Roberts | 10 Feb 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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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".


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Dave Leggett | 19 Nov 2014

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


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


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.


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.


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.

Latest blogs

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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