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RESEARCH SNAPSHOT: Review of shock absorbers

Continuing just-auto's series of research snapshots - pulled from its automotive research platform, QUBE - Matthew Beecham reviews some nove...

RESEARCH SNAPSHOT: Review of automotive glazing

Continuing just-auto’s series of research snapshots – pulled from its automotive research platform, QUBE - Matthew Beecham reviews some valu...

COMMENT: Hyundai's Aslan premium sedan bombs

Glenn Brooks | 9 Jun 2015

It was launched with great fanfare only last year but sales of the Aslan, Hyundai's import-fighter, continue to disappoint. This is worrying news for HMG in its home market.

THE WEEK THAT WAS: Dawn returns again...

Dave Leggett | 15 May 2015

We heard this week that Toyota and Mazda are interested in working together in the future. Toyota is obviously the bigger player, but Mazda has some interesting plus points, not least its Skyactiv powertrain technology that improves ICE efficiency.

COMMENT: Labour Day Paris putsch at Renault

Simon Warburton | 1 May 2015

It's unclear whether or not Cherie Blair attended yesterday's (30 April) Renault AGM in Paris at which the French State formalised its extraordinary shareholding move , but maybe the wife of the former British Prime Minister would have raised a quizzical eyebrow following her somewhat bizarre elevation to the executive floor of the automaker.

RESEARCH ANALYSIS: Review of vehicle seating

Matthew Beecham | 27 Apr 2015

Car seats are becoming lighter by as much as 50 percent. This paradox is achieved through novel designs’ using new materials, foams and assembly mechanisms writes Matthew Beecham.

Latest Interviews

INTERVIEW: Paul Williams, CEO, SsangYong UK

Dave Leggett | 28 Nov 2014

The head of the UK distribution arm of SsangYong tells Dave Leggett that he expects the Korean brand to double its UK sales in 2015, boosted by the impact of the upcoming small SUV, Tivoli.

Q&A with JATCO Ltd

Calum MacRae | 14 Oct 2014

Calum MacRae talked to JATCO's Yuko Fujita. JATCO holds 49% of the world CVT market. JATCO, 75% held by Nissan Motor Company, was exhibiting at the Paris Motor Show for the first time.

Latest News

Korea domestic sales jump 11% in June

Tony Pugliese | 6 Jul 2015

Domestic sales by South Korea’s five main automakers jumped 11.5% year on year to 135,218 units in June, from 121,221 units in the same month last year, according to data released individually by the vehicle manufacturers and compiled by just-auto.

Low Russia ownership real potential: Bo Andersson

Simon Warburton | 29 Jun 2015

AvtoVAZ CEO, Bo Andersson remains confident Russia's relatively low car ownership still sees major potential for the country currently under the yoke of severe international economic sanctions.

Korean ministry orders Takata related recalls

Graeme Roberts | 25 Jun 2015

South Korea's transport ministry said on Thursday it had ordered four automakers to recall 24,808 vehicles that may contain faulty air bags made by Takata , given the possibility of injury to drivers.

Renault-Nissan Alliance sells 250,000th EV

Graeme Roberts | 24 Jun 2015

The Renault-Nissan Alliance has sold its 250,000th electric vehicle: a white Renault ZOE to a French engineer.

Formula E to double battery output

Chris Wright | 24 Jun 2015

Engineers working in Formula E, the electric car racing series, expect to double the energy output of vehicle batteries within the next four years.

Renault offers alternative Zoe EV motor

Graeme Roberts | 22 Jun 2015

Renault expects to produce around 20,000 units of its new in-house R240 electric motor this year and perhaps double that in 2016, according to the company’s head of EV sales and marketing, Vincent Carré.

BUENOS AIRES SHOW: World debuts list

Glenn Brooks | 22 Jun 2015

Renault had two world premieres at the Buenos Aires motor show.

Europe's car market was positive - just - in May

Dave Leggett | 18 Jun 2015

Data released by JATO Dynamics shows that Europe's car market slowed to growth of just 0.8% in May. However, the underlying picture remains one of national markets in recovery.

INDIA: Pricol acquires JCI's stake in cluster jv

Matthew Beecham | 10 Jun 2015

Pricol, a supplier of automotive instrument clusters in India, has bought Johnson Controls' 50 percent stake in its joint venture, known as Johnson Controls Pricol Pvt Ltd (JCPPL) for some US$3.1 million.

Renault motor sport expert's new role at Millbrook

Graeme Roberts | 9 Jun 2015

Millbrook, the former Vauxhall Proving Ground now an independent vehicle test, validation and engineering service provider, has named a former Renault Sport Technologies motor sport director as a COO.

Renault prepares for South America pickup launch

Graeme Roberts | 8 Jun 2015

Renault has alerted media to the pending launch of its first pickup truck, in Argentina.

Renault bank enters UK retail savings market

Dave Leggett | 8 Jun 2015

Renault Group's finance arm is launching a UK retail savings bank through its financing brand RCI.

Renault small run plant starts on EV

Graeme Roberts | 8 Jun 2015

The Renault Groupe plant in Dieppe is starting assembly of Bolloré's electric Bluecar this month.

South Korea domestic sales rise 0.7% in May

Tony Pugliese | 2 Jun 2015

Domestic sales by South Korea’s five main automakers increased just 0.7% to 121,497 units in May, compared with 120,644 units in the same month of last year, according to data released individually by the vehicle manufacturers compiled by just-auto.

Oyak-Renault workers restart "heads held high"-CGT

Simon Warburton | 29 May 2015

Renault's powerful CGT (Confederation Generale du Travail) union says it members have resumed work at the French manufacturer's Turkish operation with their "heads held high."

Oyak-Renault restarts after walkout

Simon Warburton | 28 May 2015

Work has resumed at Renault's joint venture plant in Turkey following a walkout by around half the staff that appears to have centred around pay and union adherence.

INDIA: Renault reveals US$5,000 Kwid global small

Glenn Brooks | 20 May 2015

The first production model for the Renault-Nissan Alliance's CMF-A platform has been revealed. The Kwid, which was formerly known mainly by its XBA project code, will initially be built and sold in India.

Ford Otosan also hit by industrial trouble

Dave Leggett | 20 May 2015

Industrial action in Turkey's automotive sector appears to have spread this week with the news that Ford Otosan - Ford's JV with Koc - has cancelled a shift at its plant due to supplier issues.

Turkish Renault, Fiat JV workers walk out

Dave Leggett | 19 May 2015

Workers at Renault and Fiat JV car factories in Turkey are striking this week in a dispute over wages.

Nissan's Ghosn relaxed on R-N Alliance structure

Dave Leggett | 18 May 2015

Carlos Ghosn, CEO of Renault, Nissan and leader of the Renault-Nissan Alliance has said he sees no reason for the two OEMs' Alliance structure to change.

Nissan contributes EUR494m to Renault Q1

Simon Warburton | 14 May 2015

Renault says Alliance partner Nissan, contributed EUR494m (US$562m) to its first quarter earnings.

RUSSIA: Lada loses No.1 slot to Hyundai-Kia

Glenn Brooks | 13 May 2015

AvtoVAZ is no longer the Russian market's number one, the combined sales of Hyundai and Kia having exceeded those of Lada for the first time.

Latest blogs

Renault 2014 Annual Report highlights

Dave Leggett | 1 May 2015

Renault's 2014 Annual Report is now out, released at yesterday's AGM at which the French government and Carlos Ghosn were competing for voting rights.

Exploring the 'sweet spot' between motorcycle and conventional car

Dave Leggett | 30 Jul 2014

The product space just below the 'conventional car' is an intriguing one.

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