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ANALYSIS: Making sense of China's sales volatility

Just as in Europe, India or the USA, looking at China as one market doesn't give you the full picture. Differences across geographical areas...

COMMENT: Outdated driver protocols need review

The protocols which govern the use of motor vehicles are enshrined in the United Nations Convention on Road Traffic. One of its key stipulat...


COMMENT: Outdated driver protocols need review

Roger Stansfield | 20 Jul 2015

The protocols which govern the use of motor vehicles are enshrined in the United Nations Convention on Road Traffic. One of its key stipulations is that "every driver shall at all times be able to control his vehicle". Those 12 words are currently the greatest barrier to the introduction of self-driving vehicles.


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.


ANALYSIS: BMW sales collapse in largest EU market

Glenn Brooks | 9 Jul 2015

The 12 percent YoY rise in the June German passenger cars market has seen some notable changes to the usual pecking order. Opel muscled past both Ford and BMW to take fourth position behind Volkswagen, Mercedes-Benz and third-placed Audi.


RESEARCH SNAPSHOT: Review of front-end modules

Matthew Beecham | 1 Jul 2015

Continuing just-auto's series of research snapshots - pulled from its automotive research platform, QUBE - Matthew Beecham reviews some lightweight solutions fitted to front-end modules by Faurecia, BASF, Plastic Omnium and SABIC Innovative Plastics.

Latest Interviews

INTERVIEW: BorgWarner's director of marketing Gunt

Ian Henry | 8 Jan 2015

We spoke to Gunter Kraemer about BorgWarner’s recent expansion in the rapidly growing turbocharger market.


Q&A with Mentor Graphics

Matthew Beecham | 18 Sep 2014

Mentor Graphics is a major supplier of software tools that help engineers design electronic systems and components. Headquartered in Oregon, US, Mentor generates annual revenues of some US$1bn. Its tools are involved in the design of almost every electronic gadget you can think of. To find out about its automotive business, Matthew Beecham spoke to Martin O’Brien, General Manager, Integrated Electrical Systems Division Mentor Graphics.

Latest News

VW Up TSI makes debut in Brazil before Europe

Fernando Calmon | 31 Jul 2015

The launch of Volkswagen's Up TSi powertrain option is the first time Brazil has produced a car more advanced, in engine technology, than its sibling marketed in Europe.


Audi brand sets first half sales record

Graeme Roberts | 30 Jul 2015

Volkswagen's premium Audi Group division boosted operating profit 9.1% to EUR2.9bn in the first half of 2015.


Volkswagen Group operating profit rises

Graeme Roberts | 30 Jul 2015

Volkswagen Group boosted second quarter 2015 operating profit 4.9% to EUR3.49bn on sales up 9.9% to EUR56.04bn.


VW to dispose of LeasePlan holding

Dave Leggett | 27 Jul 2015

VW and Dutch company Fleet Investments are to dispose of their holding in LeasePlan, a leasing and fleet management company.


No output cut at VW China

Graeme Roberts | 27 Jul 2015

Volkswagen does not plan to cut production in China despite sluggish vehicle sales.


VW India three top sales executives step down

Graeme Roberts | 23 Jul 2015

Three top level executives at Volkswagen Group Sales India reportedly have stepped down in the recent past.


Thailand's Kwaithong to build EV plant

Tony Pugliese | 23 Jul 2015

Thai engineering company Kwaithong Motor is investing THB5bn (US$143m) in an electric vehicle (EV) assembly plant in the country.


VW’s truck business to be based in Braunschweig

Dave Leggett | 22 Jul 2015

Volkswagen plans to set up the headquarters of Truck & Bus - its new truck business - in Braunschweig, which is around 25km from the automaker's own headquarters in Wolfsburg.


BorgWarner supplies turbos on new VW diesel

Dave Leggett | 22 Jul 2015

BorgWarner says it is providing its regulated two-stage (R2S) turbocharging technology for Volkswagen's new high-performance diesel engine.


European car market up 8.4% in H1 [includes data]

Dave Leggett | 20 Jul 2015

Car sales data released by JATO shows the European car market ending the first half of the year hit a high with sales up 14.6% in June and 8.4% during the first half versus the same period last year.


Volkswagen Group H1 global sales situation "tense"

Graeme Roberts | 20 Jul 2015

Despite gloom in Russia, China and South America, the Volkswagen Group managed to keep first half sales north of five million and just 0.5% down year on year at 5.04m.


Volkswagen Passenger Cars’ global sales slip

Graeme Roberts | 20 Jul 2015

Volkswagen Passenger Cars grew vehicle deliveries in Europe in the first half of 2015 but global sales dipped in both June and the half year.


Volkswagen spending $6.8m in California

Graeme Roberts | 20 Jul 2015

Volkswagen Group of America (VWGoA) will spend US$6.8m expanding its logistics operations with a new Pacific Northwest Parts Distribution Centre in Sacramento, California.


Audi abandons China target - report

Graeme Roberts | 16 Jul 2015

Volkswagen group premium brand Audi reportedly has abandoned its target of selling 600,000 cars this year in China, its biggest market, as the country’s stock market fall hit demand for luxury vehicles, news agency sources said.


Volkswagen re-opens Lagos plant

Graeme Roberts | 14 Jul 2015

Volkswagen has re-opened its factory in Lagos, Nigeria, two decades after halting operations there.


Volkswagen plans plant in Tangier

Graeme Roberts | 14 Jul 2015

Volkswagen plans to build a manufacturing plant in Tangier, Morocco.


Volkswagen to offer China dealers CNY1bn in aid

Graeme Roberts | 14 Jul 2015

Volkswagen reportedly plans to offer CNY1bn (US$161m) of financial aid to its dealers in China.


VW Group signs for new dealer management system

Graeme Roberts | 13 Jul 2015

Volkswagen Group UK (VWG) and integrated IT and digital marketing supplier CDK Global have signed what they claim is the largest ever DMS (dealer management system) agreement ever seen in the UK. Volkswagen Group UK (VWG) and integrated IT and digital marketing supplier CDK Global have signed what they claim is the largest ever DMS (dealer management system) dealer-supplier agreement ever seen in the UK.


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.


Porsche works council chief named to VW board

Graeme Roberts | 2 Jul 2015

Uwe Hück was appointed a member of the Volkswagen supervisory board by Braunschweig Local Court effective 1 July. He replaced Jürgen Dorn who resigned.


VW plans low cost car family

Dave Leggett | 29 Jun 2015

Volkswagen is planning to launch a family of low cost budget cars in China and possibly elsewhere starting in 2018 according to remarks in the German press from CEO Martin Winterkorn.


Suzuki-VW dispute arbitration proceedings over

Dave Leggett | 26 Jun 2015

Suzuki has said that the lengthy arbitration proceedings concerning its long-running dispute with Volkswagen have been completed and that a ruling is now expected.

Latest blogs

Luc Donckerwolke quits Bentley

Dave Leggett | 5 Jun 2015

The departure of head designer Luc Donckerwolke from Bentley (replacement found) is an interesting one, not least for the question of where he will pop up next.


Kia's China-only crossover

Graeme Roberts | 2 Jan 2015

We're well used to China-only models from the long-established foreign automaker players there like Volkswagen and General Motors but now even the (relative) newcomers are getting in on the act.

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