The automotive business blog from Dave Leggett
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just-auto takes a break 29 Apr 16
It is raining and unseasonably cool here in the UK, a sure sign that a national holiday is imminent...
Mitsubishi's not-so-happy history 20 Apr 16
Mitsubishi is in the news today and it reminded me of a bit of history. Some of you may recall the auto industry and Japanese public were stunned when it emerged in the summer of 2000 that Mitsubishi had systematically hid auto defects to avoid recalls for more than 20 years...
Queen of Parts 18 Apr 16
The Queen celebrates her 90th birthday on Thursday this week (April 21)...
Tesla charms again 6 Apr 16
I just looked at Tesla Motors stock price and it’s been moving up since February...
Ken Block and his doughnuts/donuts 15 Mar 16
There has been something of a media furore in the UK this week involving filming for the news series of BBC's Top Gear...
Nissan's 'self-parking office chairs' 22 Feb 16
Have to admit, this made me laugh. Nissan has come up with a tidy solution to the age-old problem of wandering chairs in the open plan office...
The consolidation game 9 Feb 16
Consolidation in the supplier sector continues apace. Companies are positioning themselves to be well placed for future growth; that means reviewing product portfolios, technology capabilities, market geography and degrees of specialisation. It can lead to M&A activity and it can also mean the divestment of company business units, too...
I got to visit the Louvre museum in Paris last week with PSA Peugeot-Citroen. It was a pretty lavish affair for a facelift to the DS 3 model, but the scale of the event and the lavishness points to how important the premium DS brand is to PSA...
The old and the new 11 Jan 16
This is coming to you from a chilly Detroit. I am in town this week for the auto show (NAISA) and to attend some industry conferences...
Happy New Year! 4 Jan 16
Let me begin 2016 by wishing everyone reading this a very Happy New Year! If you had a festive break, I hope it was a good one. It seemed to pass rather quickly for me, as ever...
- Comment - emissions 'failures' hardly a surprise
- ANALYSIS - supercharged Jaguar XF
- THE WEEK THAT WAS - Diesel developments
- Beijing backdrop – China challenges ahead
- ANALYSIS - 2016 Kia Carnival Platinum
- Ford launches new EcoBlue 'Euro VI' diesel engine
- JLR achieves aluminium recycling milestone
- Ford books record Q1 pre-tax profit
- BEIJING 2016 - world premieres list
- Ford spending $1.6bn on US plants