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ANALYSIS: Mégane GT 220 & future Renaults

The GT200 Sport Tourer version of Renault's B32 series Mégane is that rare thing - a small estate that brings a smile to the driver's face....


The big news this week was that Jaguar Land Rover announced a plan to build a 300,000-unit capacity plant in Slovakia. We knew that a plant...

COMMENT: Iran coiled spring bursting to unwind

Simon Warburton | 17 Jul 2015

It's been glacially slow in evolving, but could one of the longest-running sanctions sagas in modern times be about to draw to a close?

ANALYSIS: Japan under attack from foreign brands

Glenn Brooks | 16 Jul 2015

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 47% in June, while multiple European brands are also enjoying high percentage gains.

ANALYSIS: BMW sales collapse in largest EU market

Glenn Brooks | 9 Jul 2015

The 12 percent YoY rise in the June German passenger cars market has seen some notable changes to the usual pecking order. Opel muscled past both Ford and BMW to take fourth position behind Volkswagen, Mercedes-Benz and third-placed Audi.

RESEARCH SNAPSHOT: Review of shock absorbers

Matthew Beecham | 22 Jun 2015

Continuing just-auto's series of research snapshots - pulled from its automotive research platform, QUBE - Matthew Beecham reviews some novel shocks and asks: what does the autonomous car mean for suspension manufacturers?

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

Rane TRW opens airbag manufacturing plant

Simon Warburton | 25 Aug 2015

Rane TRW Steering Systems Occupant Safety Division - a 50:50 joint venture between Rane group and ZF TRW - has opened an airbag manufacturing plant located near its seatbelt factory in Singaperumal Koil, Chennai.

JLR expects "many" of 5,800 Tianjin cars damaged

Simon Warburton | 21 Aug 2015

Jaguar Land Rover says it expects many of its 5,800 vehicles kept at the Port of Tianjin to have been damaged, although is unable to quantify the exact number.

VW gearbox site running but Tianjin inaccessible

Simon Warburton | 19 Aug 2015

Volkswagen Group says it is unable to reach the devastated Port of Tianjin to determine the number of vehicles destroyed in last week's hazardous material inferno, but adds its nearby component factory is functioning normally.

Hyundai confirms all cars damaged in Tianjin blaze

Simon Warburton | 18 Aug 2015

Hyundai has confirmed to just-auto to the 'best of its knowledge' all of its vehicles stored at Tianjin were damaged in the recent huge explosion, which so far has killed at least 114 people.

NEVS inks synergy deal with Dongfeng

Simon Warburton | 17 Aug 2015

National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS) and Dongfeng (DFM) have signed a strategic cooperation agreement to achieve what they refer to as global industrial synergies.

Around 10,000 cars may be lost in Tianjin inferno

Simon Warburton | 14 Aug 2015

Speculation is mounting up to 10,000 cars may have been destroyed in Wednesday night's (12 August) massive Tianjin Port explosions, which are believed to have been the equivalent of 21t of TNT detonating.

Huge Tianjin fireball destroys 1,500 Renault cars

Simon Warburton | 13 Aug 2015

Renault says at least 1,500 of its vehicles have been destroyed in the colossal series of explosions which tore through the port of Tianjin last night (12 August).

Hella supplies LED tail lamps on Renault Espace

Dave Leggett | 12 Aug 2015

The new Renault Espace recently introduced in Europe has LED tail lamps with a two-part design developed by Hella.

Renault Samsung recalls 400,000 vehicles

Dave Leggett | 12 Aug 2015

Renault Samsung has recalled around 400,000 vehicles in South Korea because of loose engine mounts.

Nexen Tire is Manchester City official partner

Simon Warburton | 7 Aug 2015

Nexen Tire says it has become an official partner of Manchester City Football Club as a part of the company's sports marketing plan.

Renault H1 operating profit up

Graeme Roberts | 30 Jul 2015

The Renault Group has reported a hefty rise in operating profit for the first half of 2015.

Renault-Nissan Alliance RCI Banque boosts profits

Graeme Roberts | 30 Jul 2015

RCI Banque, which finances Renault-Nissan Alliance operations and dealerships, booked 2015 first half earnings before tax up 17.5% year on year to EUR422m.

Iranian suppliers mull UK/US cooperation hope

Simon Warburton | 29 Jul 2015

Iranian suppliers are not ruling out working with component producers in the UK or US following the recent Vienna nuclear talks agreement paving the way for normalisation of business relations.

Renault looks to group suppliers near French sites

Simon Warburton | 29 Jul 2015

Renault says it is looking to establish suppliers as close as possible to its French sites in a bid to drive component delivery efficiency

Renault Duster to get automatic transmission

Graeme Roberts | 28 Jul 2015

Renault India reportedly plans to offer the facelifted Duster with a six speed, dual clutch, automatic transmission called Efficient Dual Clutch (EDC).

France underlines State role in auto sector

Simon Warburton | 27 Jul 2015

Northern French regional authorities say they will continue to offer State support to automotive companies in the region as the area maintains its position as one of the sector's most influential employers.

Renault considers Kwid variant for Iran

Graeme Roberts | 21 Jul 2015

Renault is considering launching a variant of the low-cost Kwid model in Iran, Renault-Nissan alliance vice president Gerard Detourbet said.

European car market up 8.4% in H1 [includes data]

Dave Leggett | 20 Jul 2015

Car sales data released by JATO shows the European car market ending the first half of the year hit a high with sales up 14.6% in June and 8.4% during the first half versus the same period last year.

Magna to buy Getrag for US$1.9bn

Simon Warburton | 16 Jul 2015

Magna says it has inked an agreement to acquire automotive transmissions supplier, Getrag Group in a deal worth EUR1.75bn (US$1.9bn).

Swedish supplier backer confident of Obama veto

Simon Warburton | 15 Jul 2015

Iranian business organisations involved with promoting Scandinavian component manufacturers say they are confident President Barack Obama can use his veto if necessary to ensure this week's news of sanctions being conditionally lifted against Tehran, is made binding.

More Nissan Rogue output planned for Japan

Graeme Roberts | 9 Jul 2015

Nissan Motor will start producing the Rogue crossover (X-Trail in some markets) from spring 2016 at its production subsidiary in Kyushu, Japan, for export to North America.

Renault expects sales growth acceleration in H2

Dave Leggett | 8 Jul 2015

Renault expects to see an acceleration of its global sales based on continued recovery to the European car market and a raft of new models, in spite of sluggish sales in its major emerging markets.

Latest blogs

Fried cabbage's off

Simon Warburton | 15 Jul 2015

Attending the recent Saint Petersburg International Economic Forum, security was as tight as I've experienced anywhere.

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.

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