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VEHICLE ANALYSIS: Subaru Outback & future models

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...

ANALYSIS: Japan under attack from foreign brands

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...


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.


VEHICLE ANALYSIS: WRX & Subaru's SGP architecture

Glenn Brooks | 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.


COMMENT: Volkswagen outsells Vauxhall in UK

Glenn Brooks | 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.


VEHICLE ANALYSIS: Subaru Impreza

Glenn Brooks | 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.

Latest Interviews

Q&A with Aha: Analytical data from the Cloud

Matthew Beecham | 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.


Q&A with CAP-XX: Supercapacitors for stop-start

Matthew Beecham | 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.

Latest News

Buyers best the analysts in US July sales

Bill Cawthon | 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.


SUVs continue driving US sales growth

Bill Cawthon | 2 Jul 2015

June was another good month for the auto industry as US light vehicle sales continued to grow.


Subaru recalls 72,000 cars for brake system check

Graeme Roberts | 29 Jun 2015

Subaru of America is recalling 72,000 cars because a simple switch failure will stop the collision mitigation system working.


Automakers recall 'Takata' vehicles in Australia

Graeme Roberts | 11 Jun 2015

Mazda has recalled about 80,000 vehicles fitted with Takata airbags in Australia.


Philippine sales rise 18% in May

Graeme Roberts | 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).


US May light vehicle sales set all time record

Bill Cawthon | 3 Jun 2015

It seems American new vehicle buyers went out of their way to confound the analysts in May.


More carmakers add Google and Apple systems

Chris Wright | 29 May 2015

Carmakers are moving quickly to follow Hyundai's lead in offer Google's Android Auto and Apple's CarPlay systems.


Philippine sales up 18% in April

Tony Pugliese | 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).


US April light vehicle sales grow, miss forecast

Bill Cawthon | 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.


Subaru EyeSight-equipped sales reach 300,000

Graeme Roberts | 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.


Philippines sales up 23% in March

Tony Pugliese | 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).


Short month trims US March light vehicle sales

Bill Cawthon | 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.


Philippine sales up 23% in February

Graeme Roberts | 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).


Winter chills February US light vehicle sales

Bill Cawthon | 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.


Port problems affect and cost Asian NA automakers

Graeme Roberts | 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.


Best January since 2001 for US light vehicle sales

Bill Cawthon | 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.


Fuji puts China Subaru production plans on hold

Graeme Roberts | 20 Jan 2015

Subaru maker Fuji Heavy Industries has put on hold plans to manufacture vehicles in China due to slowing demand.


Philippine sales up 29% in 2014

Tony Pugliese | 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).


Low petrol prices fuel December US sales

Bill Cawthon | 6 Jan 2015

Plummeting petrol prices and rising consumer confidence helped automakers close out the 2014 sales year in impressive style.


Subaru XV Crosstrek production to stay in Japan

Graeme Roberts | 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.


Falling petrol prices power November US sales

Bill Cawthon | 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.


NHTSA announces national recall on Takata airbags

Dave Leggett | 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.

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