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THE WEEK THAT WAS - VW 'emissions' rumbles on

The Volkswagen group 'emissions scandal' rumbled on this week as more skeletons were rattled out of closets. There's bound to be a few more...

THE WEEK THAT WAS - Connecting cars in Canada

I'm not long back from a fascinating week in Ontario, home to all of Canada's car assembly plants, major suppliers such as Magna and Linamar...


Graeme Roberts | 19 Nov 2015

It takes a fair bit to impress engineers from a major OEM but the boffins from a major Canadian university reckon they achieved that recently with a guided tour of a new research and development facility they are building.


Graeme Roberts | 18 Nov 2015

Ever had a conversation like this with a car?


Graeme Roberts | 6 Nov 2015

Continuing just-auto's series of interviews with tier one suppliers, this week Matthew Beecham talked with Detlef Jürss, group vice president and general manager Seating Components, Johnson Controls Automotive Seating. Well worth a look if you haven't enjoyed yet. He's also talked to Schaeffler about smarter repairs.


Glenn Brooks | 2 Nov 2015

It’s a conundrum for Toyota Motor Europe - how to justify staying in the declining D segment? Volkswagen, Opel-Vauxhall and Ford leverage their rival models across global markets and/or multiple brands but the Avensis is more or less a Europe-only car.

Latest Interviews

Dave Leggett | 21 Jul 2015

With two recently revised models launching on the European market, Toyota is upbeat over prospects for the plant that makes them at Burnaston, in the UK. Dave Leggett caught up with Toyota Motor Manufacturing UK Deputy Managing Director Tony Walker for an update on UK manufacturing operations.


Roger Stansfield | 5 Nov 2014

The Fukushima nuclear reactor disaster which followed the Japanese earthquake and tsunami in 2011 might inadvertently provide a foot in the door for sales of hydrogen fuel-cell electric vehicles to take off, believes the man in charge of Hyundai-Kia's FCEV research and development, Dr Sae-Hoon Kim.

Latest News

Graeme Roberts | 11 Feb 2016

Toyota Motor Europe is to add hybrid vehicle production at a third 'European' plant and build the powertrain in England.


Dave Leggett | 11 Feb 2016

Toyota will begin tests of hydrogen as a power source at production facilities as early as this year, according to reports in Japan.


Dave Leggett | 8 Feb 2016

Toyota has suspended production at all of its Japanese plants due to a shortage of steel following an explosion at a Japanese steel plant last month.


Graeme Roberts | 5 Feb 2016

Despite a quarter million slide in vehicle unit sales, Toyota Motor Corporation profits rose in the nine-month period ended 31 December, 2015.


Graeme Roberts | 2 Feb 2016

Suzuki Motor's position in India and other markets is under serious threat from Toyota's buyout of rival Daihatsu, Suzuki's president has said.


Graeme Roberts | 2 Feb 2016

Toyota Australia is to add a hybrid Corolla hatchback to its range for the first time.


Graeme Roberts | 1 Feb 2016

Toyota is halting production at all car assembly plants in Japan from 8 to 13 February due to a steel shortage following an explosion at a steel plant of one of its affiliates.


Graeme Roberts | 1 Feb 2016

In 2015 the European car market totalled 14.2m new registrations, an increase of 9.3% over 2014 full year results; the highest since 2009. The market benefited from the last two months of double-digit growth with December setting the highest positive monthly change of the last three years at 1.16m units. Therefore, the last quarter volume increase was the highest of the year, standing at 10.2% more than in Q4 2014, representing 3.42m cars sold in total. The Seasonally Adjusted Annual Rate, SAAR, came in at 16.52m units.


Graeme Roberts | 29 Jan 2016

Daihatsu Motor, currently owned 51.2% by Toyota Motor Corporation, will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of TMC by way of a share exchange expected to be completed in August 2016, the pair announced on Friday (29 January).


Tony Pugliese | 27 Jan 2016

Reports in Japan this week suggested that Toyota and Suzuki are in talks to collaborate in the manufacture of compact and small cars for emerging markets, including India and South-east Asia.


Tony Pugliese | 26 Jan 2016

Toyota launched the all-new Fortuner SUV in Indonesia at the end of last week, produced at the company’s Karawang plant some 70km east of the capital city Jakarta.


Graeme Roberts | 21 Jan 2016

Tata Motors' Jaguar Land Rover is now Britain's biggest vehicle producer with its 489,923 units built in 2015 (up from 449,507 in 2014) nudging ahead of Nissan's 476,589 (500,238).


Graeme Roberts | 21 Jan 2016

Thailand's total domestic car sales are expected to fall 10% year on year in 2016 to 720,000 units, the president of Toyota's Thai unit said, citing a weaker economy and a newly introduced tax.


Tony Pugliese | 21 Jan 2016

New vehicle sales in Malaysia rose by 7.4% to 69,401 units in December, from 64,638 units in the same month of last year, according to data compiled by the Malaysian Automotive Association.


Graeme Roberts | 20 Jan 2016

President Obama's lofty goal of getting 1m plug-in electric cars on US roads by 2015, set back in 2008, with petrol prices averaging nearly US$4 a gallon, has been missed by about 600,000 units, a media report said.


Graeme Roberts | 19 Jan 2016

New vehicle sales in Taiwan rose slightly in December, by 0.1% to 41,821 units, according to data released by the Ministry of Transportation and Communications.


Graeme Roberts | 18 Jan 2016

Last year, 2015, new car registrations in Europe's Big Five markets passed the 10m units mark, increasing by 8.8% compared to 2014. All five markets posted positive growth with Germany leading the way with 3.2m units, up by 5.6%, although this was the lowest annual increase among the five countries.


Tony Pugliese | 14 Jan 2016

New vehicle sales in Japan fell by 14.5% to 369,460 units in December, from 431,919 units a year earlier, according to registration data released by the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association (JAMA).


Graeme Roberts | 14 Jan 2016

Toyota Motor Europe (TME) reported its annual sales for calendar year 2015 and said, despite the lowest petrol prices in five years, sales of its hybrid vehicles have continued their five-year increase to reach 209,000 units, up 17% year-on-year. Sales of Toyota and Lexus-branded hybrid vehicles now represent 24% of the group's sales on the continent, up from 20% a year ago. In western Europe only, hybrids took a third of total sales.


Graeme Roberts | 14 Jan 2016

Hyundai Motor on Thursday said it wants to sell 77,000 of its first dedicated petrol-electric hybrid model globally in 2017, 80% more than its total hybrid car sales in 2015, as it tries to meet emissions regulations in key markets.


Graeme Roberts | 14 Jan 2016

Japanese automakers are taking on Detroit's Big Three by trying to expand their share of pickup truck sales in the US as record low petrol prices reduce demand for their once best-selling small and medium-sized sedans.


Tony Pugliese | 13 Jan 2016

New vehicle sales in China jumped by 15.4% to 2.8m units in December, from 2.4m units in the same month of last year, according to data released by the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers.

Latest blogs

Graeme Roberts | 23 Oct 2015

News just in from China suggests a Toyota joint venture there - via a new China-only brand - is readying what might be a decent five door hatchback rival for Nissan's well-entrenched Leaf EV.


Glenn Brooks | 7 Jul 2015

If these images turn out to be the real deal, then Toyota's design department is getting even braver than usual. Taiwan-based Autonet has just published what appear to be shots of the next Prius and Prius PHEV.

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