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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...
| 19 Jan 2015
The market might have been up by 5.4% in 2014 but there were some surprising brands on the list of those which saw their sales effectively contracting. How will they fare in 2015?
| 9 Jan 2015
With 32,369 units sold, American Honda's CR-V was the market's best selling SUV in December. Another upset: the Toyota Camry was toppled as the No. 1 car. And, the BMW 3/4 Series made it into the top ten best selling cars list, outselling two Hyundais and the Chevy Cruze. It's looking like being an unusual 2015 in the US.
| 16 Dec 2014
Part one of this two-part series concerned the major models the Detroit Three vehicle makers have up their sleeves for 2015. Now we take a look at the other big OEMs.
| 22 Jul 2014
Kia Motors America may be marking 20 years in the US this year but, despite 535,179 sales in 2013 (down 4% on 2012), the recent hit of 5m cumultative, half year 2014 volume up 7.2% to 297,413 and around 765 dealers in all 50 states, still insists its main mission is "awareness" and that the brand is "still a bit player".
| 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.
| 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.
| 19 Nov 2014
The US Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has announced that it is calling for a national recall of vehicles with certain driver's side frontal airbags made by Takata.
| 12 Nov 2014
New vehicle sales in the Philippines increased by 32.6% to a new monthly high of 22,278 units in October, from 16,800 units a year earlier, according to member data released by the Chamber of Automotive Manufacturers of the Philippines (CAMPI).
| 10 Nov 2014
Fuji Heavy Industries (FHI) has announced that it will launch its unique EyeSight driver assist technology in the Subaru Outback on sale in Europe during 2014.
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