12 December 2013
So General Motors springs a surprise by announcing its first female global CEO in the form of Mary Barra to replace outgoing Dan Akerson and already the new boss - well from January at any rate - is going to have an extremely busy in-tray.
11 December 2013
Hours after naming Mary Barra as CEO, General Motors said it would end vehicle and engine manufacturing and "significantly reduce" engineering operations in Australia by the end of 2017.
11 December 2013
To this Antipodean - from the other side of the Tasman Sea - last night's announcement Holden is to end local manufacture in 2017 is deja vu - we in New Zealand went through this in 1990.
11 December 2013
The press preview day for the Autosport International 2014 is 9 January. Each time a vehicle or concept world premiere is confirmed for this event, our preview list is updated.
6 December 2013
The month of December is generally one of the quieter ones in the automotive news reporting calendar, but there was plenty going on last week to keep our minds off the festive season.
5 December 2013
General Motors is to make Chevrolet Europe a niche division from 2016 with the volume models currently sourced from Korea to be discontinued. The move is expected to cost the automaker up to US$1bn.
5 December 2013
General Motors has recognised that the numbers don't add up and has finally bitten the bullet on Europe. Chevrolet is to exit the region, leaving Opel and Vauxhall to ply mainstream market segments.
28 November 2013
The recently launched Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid, billed as the world's first plug-in hybrid executive saloon, has gained OLEV (Office for Low Emission Vehicles) grant approval in the UK.
6 November 2013
New car registrations in the UK have now grown for 20 months and October's 4% rise to 157,314 and year to date rise of 10.2% to 1,952,238 units has prompted the SMMT to raise its forecast. Commercial vehicle sales have also risen.
25 October 2013
Renault group revenues rose 3.2% year on year to EUR7.998bn in the third quarter of 2013. Automotive revenues were off 3.4% to EUR7.483bn, hit by foreign exchange rates and a drop in independent dealer stock. Registrations rose 3.1% to 614,888 units.
21 October 2013
For almost two years, imports from Mexico, with which Brazil has a free trade agreement (FYA), have been facing quota constraints imposed by the federal government. Higher volumes can be imported but higher retail prices - as a consequence of the extra tax applied - make them uncompetitive.
18 October 2013
General Motors says its business in Russia will be integrated into GM Europe, effective 1 January next year, after previously being run by GM International Operations in Shanghai.
16 October 2013
Over 250 vehicles have been updated in our live database of current and future new passenger car product over the past week, and we've added new future models.
7 October 2013
General Motors has sold the Millbrook Proving Ground to Rutland Partners, a UK-based turnaround and investment specialist, for an undisclosed sum.
27 September 2013
Toyota UK has announced its first major fleet deal for the new Proace medium-duty van - built on an OEM supply basis by PSA Peugeot Citroen.
24 September 2013
Deputy Editor Graeme Roberts runs an eye over General Motors' Europe's updated Opel/Vauxhall Insignia range and discovers a much more refined car thanks to new engines and an improved interior. An almost identical version, now built locally, is sold as the Buick Regal in the US and Canada.
23 September 2013
UK-based automotive manufacturers will hold events to help increase students' awareness of the variety of career opportunities the industry offers next month in a bid to plug a 100,000 person future skills gap.
20 September 2013
This week is probably best described as a mixed bag, full of interesting, mostly positive and wide-ranging news.
18 September 2013
The claim by Duncan Aldred, head of General Motors' UK and Northern Ireland brand Vauxhall, the company will overtake Ford to claim UK market leadership by 2016 seems to have surprised his colleagues as much as the rest of the industry. But the company's product specialists say the goal is achievable.
17 September 2013
Our detailed look at Europe's largest motor show of 2013 - the Frankfurt IAA - forms a two part series for this month's management briefing. Glenn Brooks follows just-auto.com's preview with a comprehensive post-Frankfurt report.
17 September 2013
Opel says it has confirmed General Motors vice chairman, Steve Girsky, as chairman during a constituent session, with Wolfgang Schäfer-Klug, also reselected as head of the automaker's Works Council.
16 September 2013
Opel has announced Peter Christian Küspert as new board member for sales and GME vice president sales and aftersales, effective 1 November.
13 September 2013
Just back from a 1,300 mile round trip to the Frankfurt IAA, Glenn Brooks bids farewell to a car that impressed him with its combination of relaxed high speed cruising, great handling and exceptional economy - the Vauxhall Astra 2.0 BiTurbo.
12 September 2013
Was there a single theme to this year's biennial automotive extravaganza, otherwise known as the 65th IAA International Motor Show?
11 September 2013
The media days for the 2013 Frankfurt Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung (IAA) are 10 & 11 September. Each of the following vehicles is a world premiere at the show.
10 September 2013
Slow sales of electric vehicles and the fear of cuts in subsidies to help people buy them are driving down prices in Europe.
6 September 2013
This month, we take a detailed look at Europe's largest motor show of 2013 - the Frankfurt IAA. Glenn Brooks assesses the key models having their global debuts, and will follow this with a comprehensive post-Frankfurt report later in September.
22 July 2013
Consumer electronics giant Apple has unveiled the new IOS 7 for the automotive industry with notable changes to the interface and improved voice capabilities of personal assistant SIRI. Auto OEMs however, with their respective partners have moved many a mile without the need for Apple’s involvement. The announcement may be seen as a phased approach after last year’s announcement of SIRI EyesFree by Apple at WWDC.
15 July 2013
Olde England: 'estate car' or, if you are v posh, 'shooting brake'. US: 'wagon'. Australia/New Zealand: 'station (as in sheep) wagon' or just plain 'wagon' again. Germany: 'variant' or 'caravan' or 'kombi'. BMW: 'Touring'. Ford (Focus): 'Estate'. Vauxhall (Astra): 'Sports Tourer'. Toyota (Auris): 'Touring Sports'. Honda (upcoming Civic line addition): 'Tourer'. You get the idea.
12 July 2013
After it looked a bit like just-auto had become part of the global Toyota PR machine last week, this week, for a day or two at least, you could have been forgiven for thinking we had now 'crossed over to the dark side' to rep Honda. Just the way it goes, sometimes: an automaker gets a few cracks at 15 minutes of fame and then it goes quiet again for a bit.