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Management briefing - Paris motor show preview

23 September 2016

This, the first of two management briefing reports concerning the 2016 Paris Mondial de l’Automobile, offers a sneak preview of the confirmed and likely world debut cars and concept vehicles.


Management briefing: India automotive update (1)

29 October 2014

India's automotive sector has suffered tougher times lately as the domestic economy has turned down. In this month's management briefing, Tony Pugliese examines the latest developments, starting with an overview.


THE WEEK THAT WAS: Ford plant sold to MMC

4 April 2014

It's not unusual for one automaker to buy a plant from another and Mitsubishi's purchase of a Philippines plant from Ford makes perfect sense.


India's auto sector pauses, but for how long?

12 March 2014

India has seen plenty of automotive sector interest in recent years. It's a market with huge potential for growth, but a China-style market surge is not in prospect. Indeed, the economic crisis of last year and subsequent slowdown has reinforced a market pause, writes Dave Leggett. The big question is, how long will it last?

Latest interviews


Tivoli is driving SsangYong forward - UK MD

22 February 2017

SsangYong UK managing director Paul Williams tells just-auto that the Tivoli compact SUV is changing perceptions of the brand.


Q&A: SsangYong's Steve Gray on doubling sales

26 October 2015

SsangYong has operated in Europe for a long time, but suddenly, sales have been surging - beyond 100% YoY in most countries. And that's not just due to the addition of the hot-selling Tivoli B-crossover. Steve Gray, the company's UK head of Marketing, tells just-auto what's ahead for the rest of the decade.


Ssangyong to eye potential buyers closely

6 March 2008

Re-launching Ssangyong in the UK will include a close re-look at potential buyers, a senior executive said at the Geneva show.


Interview with Chrysler's Murtaugh

3 March 2008

Mark Bursa meets Phil Murtaugh, the man who built the foundations of GM’s China business, and who’s now looking to repeat the trick for Chrysler.

Latest news


South Korean domestic sales fall 5% in April

3 May 2017

Domestic sales by South Korea's five main automakers fell by 5% to 132,675 units in April 2017, from 139,617 units in the same month of last year, according to preliminary data released individually by the country's vehicle manufacturers.


SsangYong launches XLV engine

27 April 2017

SsangYong Motor Company has launched the XLV diesel engine model at the 2017 Shanghai Motor Show to meet fast growing demand for subcompact SUVs in the Chinese market.


Supply chains in Korea and India boost Mahindra

13 April 2017

Supply chains  in India for Mahindra and South Korea with SsangYong are benefiting the combined operations of both Mahindra Group brands according to Mahindra MD and head of automotive operations Dr Pawan Goenka.


South Korean domestic sales fall 2% in March

4 April 2017

Domestic sales among South Korea’s five main automakers fell by 2% to 145,903 units in March 2017, from 148,848 units in the same month of last year, according to preliminary data released individually by the country’s vehicle manufacturers.


just-auto Plus only SsangYong sells12,992 units globally in March 2017

4 April 2017

SsangYong Motor Company, part of the Mahindra Group, announced that the company sold a total of 12,992 units in March 2017 – 9,229 units in domestic sales and 3,763 in exports. SsangYong's March sales increased for three consecutive months this...


2017 Seoul motor show - world debuts list

30 March 2017

Hyundai Motor Company and SsangYong Motor were the only two companies which had vehicle world premieres at this year's South Korean motor show.


SsangYong global sales up 2.3% in February 2017

13 March 2017

SsangYong Motor Company has announced that the company sold a total of 10,816 units in February 2017 – 8,106 units in domestic sales and 2,710 in exports.


2017 Geneva motor show - world debuts list

8 March 2017

All the world premieres from the 2017 Geneva motor show are listed below. The most important models this year were the Range Rover Velar, Kia Picanto, Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross, Opel Crossland X & Insignia, Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo, SEAT Ibiza, Subaru XV, Volkswagen Arteon and Volvo XC60.


Ssangyong trucks to be assembled in Saudi Arabia

27 February 2017

Indian-owned South Korean SUV maker Ssangyong Motor signed a licensing agreement with a Saudi Arabian company at the weekend to locally assemble its vehicles in the country from 2020, according to reports in South Korea.


South Korean domestic sales flat in January

3 February 2017

Domestic sales among South Korea's five main automakers were flat at 106,210 units in January, compared with 106,281 units in the same month of last year, according to preliminary data released individually by the country's vehicle manufacturers.


just-auto Plus only SsangYong December 2016 sales up 10.5%

5 January 2017

SsangYong Motor Company, part of the Mahindra Group, on 4 January 2017 announced that the company recorded its highest ever annual sales in 2016 in 14 years, posting a record-high monthly sales in December 2016. In December 2016, SsangYong’s monthly...


South Korean domestic sales rise 2% in November

2 December 2016

Domestic sales among South Korea’s five main automakers rose by 2.2% to 144,814 units in November, from 141,711 units in the same month of last year, according to preliminary data released individually by the country’s vehicle manufacturers.


just-auto Plus only Euro NCAP announces test results of new car models

1 December 2016

Euro NCAP on 30 November 2016 published its last round of safety ratings for 2016. The Audi Q2, Hyundai Ioniq, Ford Edge, Suzuki Ignis and the SsangYong Tivoli all underwent Euro NCAP’s rigorous safety testing and, of the five cars, two were tested under...


SsangYong supplies XLV to car sharing service

30 November 2016

SsangYong Motor said it was supplying Korean car sharing company Green Car with 100 'long-body' Tivoli XLVs.


South Korean domestic sales fall 13% in October

3 November 2016

Domestic sales by South Korea’s five main automakers declined 13.3% year on year to 126,660 units in October, from 146,106 units in the same month of last year, according to preliminary data released individually by the country’s vehicle manufacturers.


just-auto Plus only SsangYong Motor October 2016 global sales up 2.8%

2 November 2016

SsangYong Motor Company, part of the Mahindra Group, on 1 November 2016, announced that the company sold a total of 13,728 units in October 2016, 9,450 units in domestic sales and 4,278 in exports. SsangYong’s October sales grew by 2.8% compared to...


Tivoli lifts SsangYong results

21 October 2016

SsangYong Motor Company, part of the Mahindra Group, has announced that for three cumulative quarters of this year from January to September 2016, the company has recorded sales of 111,683 units, revenue of KRW 2,627.9bn (US$2.339m), operating profit of KRW 20bn and a net profit of KRW 23bn.


SsangYong to build first overseas assembly plant

13 October 2016

SsangYong Motor Company has signed a letter of intent to establish its first overseas production plant, in China.


SsangYong explores China JV

11 October 2016

Mahindra-owned SsangYong is reportedly exploring a joint venture operation in China that would involve local production of its SUVs to supply the Chinese market.


2016 Paris motor show - premieres list

30 September 2016

The Audi Q5, Citroën C3, Hyundai i30, Kia Rio, Land Rover Discovery, Nissan Micra, Peugeots 3008 & 5008, Porsche Panamera, Renault Alaskan and Škoda Kodiaq were the most important production models at the 2016 Paris motor show. As for design studies and prototypes, the BMW Concept X2, Generation EQ SUV from Daimler, Lexus UX, Renault Trezor and Volkswagen I.D. were the main show stoppers. Surprisingly, the BMW 5 Series, Infiniti QX50 and a mid-life facelift for the VW Golf did not appear.


South Korean domestic sales fall 11% in August

5 September 2016

Domestic sales among South Korea’s five main automakers declined by 10.6% to 107,677 units in August, from 120,400 units in the same month of last year, according to preliminary data released individually by the country’s vehicle manufacturers.


Ssangyong returns to the Philippines

24 August 2016

Ssangyong Motor said it was ready to re-launch the brand in the Philippines after exiting this market in 2009, according to local reports.


South Korean domestic sales fall 11% in July

4 August 2016

Domestic sales among South Korea’s five main automakers declined 10.6% to 121,144 units in July, from 135,516 units in the same month of last year, according to preliminary data released individually by the country’s vehicle manufacturers.


First profit for SsangYong in nine years

1 August 2016

SsangYong Motor has generated a profit for the first half of CY2016, the first time the formerly bankrupt but now Mahindra-controlled automaker has been in black ink for nine years.


South Korean domestic sales jump 29% in June

4 July 2016

Domestic sales among South Korea’s five main automakers jumped by 28.7% to 161,061 units in June, from 125,173 units in the same month of last year, according to preliminary data released individually by the country’s vehicle manufacturers.


South Korean domestic sales jump 20% in May

6 June 2016

Domestic sales by South Korea’s five main automakers jumped by 20% to 145,815 units in May, from 121,497 units in the same month of last year, according to data released individually by the vehicle manufacturers.


South Korean domestic sales continue rise in April

3 May 2016

Domestic sales by South Korea’s five main automakers continued to rise in April, up 4.2% year on year to 139,617 units from 133,935, according to data released individually by the vehicle manufacturers.


South Koreans' sales continue growth in March

5 April 2016

Domestic sales by South Korea’s five main automakers continued to grow strongly in March, by 11.7% to 148,848 units from 127,216 units a year earlier, according to data released individually by the vehicle manufacturers.


Ssangyong to refocus expansion on China

8 March 2016

Mahindra & Mahindra is in talks with potential Chinese partners to set up a joint venture to produce Ssangyong SUVs in the country, according to reports citing Reuters.


Ssangyong operating loss US$3.11m in Q3

11 November 2015

Ssangyong Motor reported sales of 34,074 cars (23,833 domestic, 10,241 exports including CKD), revenue of KRW819.5bn (US$709.6m), an operating loss of KRW3.6bn and a net loss of KRW27.1bn in the third quarter of 2015.

Ssangyong news

South Korean domestic sales fall 5% in April

3 May 2017

Domestic sales by South Korea's five main automakers fell by 5% to 132,675 units in April 2017, f...


SsangYong launches XLV engine

27 April 2017

SsangYong Motor Company has launched the XLV diesel engine model at the 2017 Shanghai Motor Show...


Supply chains in Korea and India boost Mahindra

13 April 2017

Supply chains in India for Mahindra and South Korea with SsangYong are benefiting the combined o...


South Korean domestic sales fall 2% in March

4 April 2017

Domestic sales among South Korea's five main automakers fell by 2% to 145,903 units in March 2017...


just-auto Plus only SsangYong sells12,992 units globally in March 2017

4 April 2017

SsangYong Motor Company, part of the Mahindra Group, announced that the company sold a total of 1...


2017 Seoul motor show - world debuts list

30 March 2017

Hyundai Motor Company and SsangYong Motor were the only two companies which had vehicle world pre...



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