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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...
| 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.
| 6 Jul 2015
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.
| 7 May 2015
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.
| 24 Apr 2015
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.
| 28 Jul 2014
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.
| 3 Jun 2013
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.
| 22 Sep 2015
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.
| 4 Aug 2015
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.
| 2 Jul 2015
June was another good month for the auto industry as US light vehicle sales continued to grow.
| 29 Jun 2015
Subaru of America is recalling 72,000 cars because a simple switch failure will stop the collision mitigation system working.
| 11 Jun 2015
Mazda has recalled about 80,000 vehicles fitted with Takata airbags in Australia.
| 10 Jun 2015
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).
| 3 Jun 2015
It seems American new vehicle buyers went out of their way to confound the analysts in May.
| 29 May 2015
Carmakers are moving quickly to follow Hyundai's lead in offer Google's Android Auto and Apple's CarPlay systems.
| 12 May 2015
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).
| 5 May 2015
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.
| 21 Apr 2015
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.
| 13 Apr 2015
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).
| 2 Apr 2015
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.
| 13 Mar 2015
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).
| 4 Mar 2015
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.
| 16 Feb 2015
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.
| 4 Feb 2015
Late month winter storms couldn’t stop US light vehicles sales. Automakers enjoyed the highest January sales volume since 2001, delivering more than 1.15m new cars and light trucks.
| 20 Jan 2015
Subaru maker Fuji Heavy Industries has put on hold plans to manufacture vehicles in China due to slowing demand.
| 13 Jan 2015
New vehicle sales in the Philippines increased by 29.5% to 234,747 units in 2014, compared with 181,283 units in the previous year, according to member data released jointly by the Chamber of Automotive Manufacturers of the Philippines Inc (CAMPI) and the truck Manufacturers Association (TMA).
| 6 Jan 2015
Plummeting petrol prices and rising consumer confidence helped automakers close out the 2014 sales year in impressive style.
| 2 Jan 2015
Fuji Heavy Industries (FHI) has decided to keep production of the new Subaru XV Crosstrek in Japan rather than transfer the model to its Indiana plant in the US as had been previously announced.
| 3 Dec 2014
With the rapid decline in prices at the pump, currently equivalent to about GBP0.47/litre [vs around GBP1.20 in UK after recent falls - ed], US November light vehicle sales kicked into high gear, coming in 4.6% ahead of last year and 1.7% ahead of October 2014.
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