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It's a big seller in the USA, but here in Europe, the latest Subaru Outback is a fairly rare sight. That's a shame, as it makes a terrific f...
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...
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.
Infamous as the ATM ram raiders' getaway vehicle of choice, the WRX STI brings Subaru lots of welcome and unwelcome publicity. For all that, this compact super-fast sedan remains an engineering tour de force and a seriously exciting car to drive.
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.
Thanks to a greatly improved yen-sterling exchange rate, Subaru's UK importer is now bringing in the Impreza once more. It might be a little anonymous in the looks department but to drive, there's character aplenty.
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.
Australia’s CAP-XX Ltd is developing supercapacitors to provide high power support to automotive stop-start systems, protecting and extending the operating life of the car's battery in the process. Supercapacitors are lighter than a battery, can operate at low temperatures and be charged and discharged almost without limit. To find out more, Matthew Beecham talked with CAP-XX’s CEO Anthony Kongats and Pierre Mars, Vice President Applications Engineering & Quality.
March was a month of surprises. Analysts were surprised when Easter and spring break holidays played hob with their sales forecasts. General Motors might have been caught off guard when the fleet sales it tries so hard to avoid helped Ford leapfrog it into the top spot for March. Nissan set an all-time record and bumped American Honda down to sixth place among the major automakers.
Total production of Subaru All-Wheel Drive (AWD) vehicles at Fuji Heavy Industries has reached 15m units nearly 44 years after the Leone 4WD Estate Van was introduced in September 1972.
New vehicle sales in the Philippines rose by over 25% to 26,679 units in December, lifting full-year sales by 22.9% to 288,609 units in 2015 from 234,747 in the previous year.
Subaru has confirmed a new three-row crossover model, effectively replacing the axed Tribeca, would be produced at its SIA plant in Lafayette, Indiana.
New vehicle sales in the Philippines rose by 28% to a new monthly high of 28,667 units in October, from 22,278 units in the same month of last year, according to data released jointly by the Chamber of Automotive Manufacturers of the Philippines (CAMPI) and Truck Manufacturers Association (TMA). The associations’ data does not include sales of some key importers, including Hyundai, Chevrolet and Subaru, which together typically account for around 15% of the total market.
New vehicle sales in Japan continued to fall in September, by 7.6% to 479,375 units from 518,772 units in the same month of last year, according to data released by the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association (JAMA).
Fuji Heavy Industries' subsidaiary Subaru said it plans to spend an additional US$140m on its Lafayette car plant in Indiana, USA, over the next two years to expand capacity. The automaker in 2013 announced a US$400m plan to add an assembly line for the Impreza sedan which is scheduled to go into production at the end of 2016.
Americans flocked to dealer lots in July, snapping up more than 1.5m cars and trucks, an increase of 5.3% from July 2014, well above analyst forecasts.
June was another good month for the auto industry as US light vehicle sales continued to grow.
Subaru of America is recalling 72,000 cars because a simple switch failure will stop the collision mitigation system working.
Mazda has recalled about 80,000 vehicles fitted with Takata airbags in Australia.
New vehicle sales in the Philippines rose by over 18% to 23,139 units in May, from 19,598 a year earlier, according to data released jointly by the Chamber of Automotive Manufacturers of the Philippines (CAMPI) and the Truck Manufacturers Association (TMA).
It seems American new vehicle buyers went out of their way to confound the analysts in May.
Carmakers are moving quickly to follow Hyundai's lead in offer Google's Android Auto and Apple's CarPlay systems.
New vehicle sales in the Philippines rose by 18% to 21,259 units in April, up from 18,015 units a year earlier, according to data jointly released by the Chamber of Automotive Manufacturers of the Philippines (CAMPI) and the Truck Manufacturers Association (TMA).
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.
Fuji Heavy Industries (FHI) said sales of Subaru models equipped with its EyeSight advanced driver assist system passed 300,000 units in Japan at the end of March.
New vehicle sales in the Philippines rose by over 25% to 19,173 units in March, from 15,292 units a year earlier, according to data jointly released by the Chamber of Automotive Manufacturers of the Philippines (CAMPI) and the Truck Manufacturers Association (TMA).
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.
New vehicle sales in the Philippines rose by 22.8% to 20,663 units in February, compared with 16,828 units in the previous year, according to members' data released jointly by the Chamber of Automotive Manufacturers of the Philippines Inc (CAMPI) and the Truck Manufacturers Association (TMA).
Though winter storms ravaged the Midwest and Northeast and petrol prices began to recover there was still activity on dealer lots last month - just not quite as much as analysts had forecast.
Production of Honda, Nissan, Subaru and Nissan cars in North America has been hit by a labour dispute at ports on the US west coast.
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