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ANALYSIS: Japan under attack from foreign brands

Vehicle sales ended the first half of CY2015 down 11%, due mostly to a tax rise for Kei-models. Yet not every OEM is suffering. Mazda was up...

COMMENT: Why the VW Touareg Hybrid had to die

The Volkswagen Group is killing off two engines in the Touareg due to the anti-pollution requirements of Euro 6 emissions regulations in EU...

RESEARCH ANALYSIS: Review of vehicle roof systems

Matthew Beecham | 11 May 2015

While the variation of roof systems continues to grow, the push for lighter cars has led to the adoption of carbon fibre and polycarbonate in roof design. Matthew Beecham reviews some trends in the roof system market.

COMMENT: Volkswagen outsells Vauxhall in UK

Glenn Brooks | 7 May 2015

Ford is secure as market leader in Britain but there was a major upset in the April passenger car market with Vauxhall losing its traditional second place to Volkswagen.


Glenn Brooks | 2 Apr 2015

Porsche's Europe-wide sales are by 43% so far this year. The addition of the Macan is obviously a big factor but so too is the firm's policy of adding derivatives throughout each model's lifecycle. The latest Boxster GTS is a case in point.

ANALYSIS: Nissan Europe is closing in on Toyota

Glenn Brooks | 17 Feb 2015

Certain new and accelerating trends are revealed for the European passenger car market in the latest figures issued by ACEA.

Latest Interviews

INTERVIEW: Audi's 'Mr RHD' retires

Graeme Roberts | 31 Jul 2014

David Ingrams, who retired from Audi UK's press office today (31 July) played a key role in helping the German automaker's engineers achieve "uncompromised" right hand drive configurations and also oversaw a collection of about 50 classic cars, many of which he helped to launch when new. The man who praised Audi for taking the long-term view has himself served 36 years with the automaker and the connection may not yet be completely severed.

Q&A with Aha: Analytical data from the Cloud

Matthew Beecham | 28 Jul 2014

The IT industry has made much of the benefits of a Cloud infrastructure, offering better security and less complex networks in the workplace. Infotainment specialist Harman with subsidiary Aha claims its use in the car could be equally effective. It is now offering OEMs and service providers a chance to use the Cloud beyond downloading apps, navigation updates or music. Understanding what features are being used by the end customer, finding software bugs, removing unused features, reducing recalls or targeting specific customers with updates and advertising are just some of the ideas that Harman claims it can offer with its new Aha Cloud Platform Analytics and Updates Service. just-auto spoke to Siegfried Schuler, Director Centre of Competence Aha, about the service and find out what OEMs are most interested in.

Latest News

LG supplying LCD displays to Honda and Porsche

Graeme Roberts | 25 Aug 2015

South Korea's LG Electronics will supply Honda Motor and Porsche with in-car displays as the supplier tries to grow its auto business to counter weak sales at its mainstay television and smartphone units, a media report said.

Porsche adds INRIX real time traffic information

Graeme Roberts | 24 Aug 2015

Porsche is adding real time traffic information to its models sold in Europe from September.

Porsche July sales rise in double digits

Graeme Roberts | 7 Aug 2015

Porsche sales rose 22% year on year to 20,733 cars worldwide in July.

Porsche claims record half year

Graeme Roberts | 29 Jul 2015

After record results for deliveries, sales revenue and earnings, Porsche said H1 2015 was the best half year in company history.

VW India three top sales executives step down

Graeme Roberts | 23 Jul 2015

Three top level executives at Volkswagen Group Sales India reportedly have stepped down in the recent past.

Porsche works council chief named to VW board

Graeme Roberts | 2 Jul 2015

Uwe Hück was appointed a member of the Volkswagen supervisory board by Braunschweig Local Court effective 1 July. He replaced Jürgen Dorn who resigned.

Porsche acquires Kuka Systems toolmaking

Graeme Roberts | 22 Jun 2015

Porsche is taking over the toolmaking division of Kuka Systems with locations in Schwarzenberg in the German state of Saxony and the Slovakian town Dubnica.

Porsche recalls 918 Spyder

Graeme Roberts | 22 Jun 2015

Porsche Cars North America is recalling 223 918 Spyder vehicles manufactured from 25 February 2014 to 29 April.

Porsche May sales up by a quarter

Graeme Roberts | 11 Jun 2015

Porsche increased May sales by 24.6% year on year to 20,500 cars.

Porsche delivers nearly 21,500 cars in April

Simon Warburton | 12 May 2015

Porsche says it delivered almost 21,500 vehicles during April - up 32% compared to the same month of last year.

Porsche opens US$100m headquarters in Atlanta

Graeme Roberts | 8 May 2015

Porsche Cars North America has officially opened its new US$100m Experience Centre (PEC) and headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia.

US April light vehicle sales grow, miss forecast

Bill Cawthon | 5 May 2015

April US light vehicle sales rose 4.6% to about 1.45m cars and light trucks. That was a bit shy of analysts’ estimates but still healthy.

Porsche deliveries up 32% in Q1

Dave Leggett | 30 Apr 2015

Porsche says it has achieved growth in deliveries, revenue and profit in the first quarter. In the quarter ended 31 March, Porsche delivered 51,102 new cars - 32% more than in the same period last year.

BREAKING NEWS: Piëch quits Volkswagen board

Glenn Brooks | 25 Apr 2015

Ferdinand Piëch has resigned suddenly from his position as chairman of the 20-person Supervisory Board of Volkswagen AG.

Six automakers announce Australia recalls

Graeme Roberts | 21 Apr 2015

Porsche has recalled Panamera S Hybrid and Cayenne S Hybrid models in Australia because their fuel rails could leak.

Short month trims US March light vehicle sales

Bill Cawthon | 2 Apr 2015

Automakers trying to beat their year ago numbers faced a larger than usual challenge in March. Not only was March 2014 a strong sales month, it had one more selling day and, even more important, it had one more sales weekend.

GERMANY: Two future Porsches named

Glenn Brooks | 17 Mar 2015

Porsche has confirmed rumours that a Spyder body style will be added to the Boxster range later this year, and has also announced the impending launch of a Macan GTS.

Porsche forms Brazil sales unit

Graeme Roberts | 16 Mar 2015

Porsche is is establishing a national sales unit in Brazil, headed by a former former president and CEO of Porsche Latin America, extending its factory-run distribution network to 18 locations.

Posco to supply magnesium to Porsche for roofs

Tony Pugliese | 12 Mar 2015

South Korean steelmaker Posco is to supply light-weight magnesium sheets to Porsche for use in the roof of the German car company's new 911 GT3 RS high-performance sportscar - unveiled at this month's Geneva Motor Show.

German car market looking positive

Fernando Calmon | 5 Mar 2015

The German car market was up 7% in February, a result which the VDA said leaves the market on track to turn out at around 3m units in 2015.

Porsche radio fits new tech in old DIN slot

Graeme Roberts | 23 Feb 2015

Porsche has launched a navigation radio that fits the DIN-1 slot space in older models.

Porsche opens first Cambodia dealership

Graeme Roberts | 17 Feb 2015

The first Porsche dealership has opened in Cambodia.

Latest blogs

Papped in Prague: the facelifted Porsche 911

Glenn Brooks | 16 Jul 2015

Its official debut might be just under two months away at the Frankfurt IAA, but the mid-life refresh for the 911 has been seen in public. The pics have appeared, inevitably, on FaceBook.

Porsche Macan is video-papped in Dubai

Glenn Brooks | 24 Oct 2013

It had to happen. Just under a month to go before its international debut at the LA auto show and someone has captured a now only lightly disguised Macan on film.

Company research

Porsche Automobil Holding SE (PAH3) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

Porsche Automobil Holding SE (PAH3) - Financial and Strategi

Porsche Automobil Holding SE (Porsche SE) is a holding company with investments in automobile industry. Porsche SE conducts operations through an operational affiliate and a joint venture company....

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Porsche Automobil Holding SE (Germany)

Porsche Automobil Holding SE (Germany)

This report presents quick facts about Porsche Automobil Holding SE, which is principally involved in the Manufacture and Distribution of Automobiles....

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Global light vehicle door modules market- forecasts to 2030

Global light vehicle door modules market- forecasts to 2030

This QUBE report from just-auto provides a comprehensive overview of the global light vehicle OE automotive door modules sector, major suppliers, top markets, technology trends and market size forecas...

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