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Kia Motors America - a "bit player" with ambition

Kia Motors America may be marking 20 years in the US this year but, despite 535,179 sales in 2013 (down 4% on 2012), the recent hit of 5m cu...

THE EVOLVING BRANDSCAPE: Fiat Chrysler Automotive

In the first of a new series examining major OEM brand strategies, Mark Bursa takes a look at newly merged Fiat Chrysler Automotive's brand...

Buoyant SMMT opens toy shop for a day

An invitation to SMMT Test Day is keenly sought after by automotive journalists here in the UK. And little wonder....


In the new Macan, Porsche has created the segment's best SUV-sports car. Where better then to hold the UK media launch than at a motor racin...

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Q&A with Aha: Analytical data from the Cloud 28 Jul 2014

Matthew Beecham

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.

Q&A with PFC Brakes Europe 13 Nov 2013

Matthew Beecham

PFC Brakes develops and manufactures braking systems for motorsport, high-performance road, commercial vehicle and motorcycles. Matthew Beecham spoke to Peter Babbage, managing director at PFC Brakes Europe to discover how upcoming materials legislation is affecting the design of brake components for the commercial vehicle sector and how it is responding to ensure OEM and aftermarket customers can comply with the forthcoming legislation outlawing certain materials and how the technology could lead to lower running costs.

Latest News

July sales seen up 11.6%, 16.6m SAAR 25 Jul 2014

Graeme Roberts

New vehicle sales in the US in July are expected to increase 11.6% year on year to 1.46m units, resulting in an estimated 16.6m seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR), according to Kelley Blue Book (KBB).

Porsche expands Weissach R&D centre 21 Jul 2014

Graeme Roberts

Porsche has officially opened three new buildings at its Weissach development centre, marking the conclusion of the largest investment project in the centre's history.

EC looks at Ford, BMW, Volkswagen, Audi projects 10 Jul 2014

Simon Warburton

Four projects by Germany, Spain and Hungary are being examined by the European Commission concerning the compatibility with EU state aid rules for Volkswagen, BMW and Ford.

Sime Darby mulls listing auto division 9 Jul 2014

Tony Pugliese

Malaysian diversified conglomerate Sime Darby is considering listing its automotive operations separately on the Kuala Lumpur stock exchange as a means of enhancing shareholder value.

GERMANY: Record H1 global sales for Porsche 8 Jul 2014

Glenn Brooks

Porsche sold more cars in the first six months of 2014 than for any previous H1, the Volkswagen-controlled firm has announced.

Latest blogs

Porsche Macan is video-papped in Dubai 24 Oct 2013

Glenn Brooks

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.

Where to see 911 Porsche 911s later this month 9 Jul 2013

Glenn Brooks

This year's Silverstone Classic sounds like it's going to be an essential for any petrolhead here in England.

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Porsche Automobil Holding SE - Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Partnerships & Alliances and Investment Report

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Global 4WD and AWD light vehicle market- forecasts to 2029

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This QUBE report from just-auto provides a comprehensive overview of the global 4WD and AWD sector, major suppliers, top 14 markets, technology trends and market size forecasts. Use this report to gai...

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