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ANALYSIS: Autonomous cars and interior design

As the auto industry moves towards considering vehicles that require less driver input, profound questions are being raised concerning the s...

ANALYSIS: Will the XE work for Jaguar?

Can the XE finally establish Jaguar in the hottest sector of the premium car market? Ray Hutton considers the issues....

VEHICLE ANALYSIS: Celerio and Suzuki's future cars

Don't let the vanilla styling make you overlook the importance of the Celerio hatchback for Suzuki in Europe. The days of this brand being a...

COMMENT: GM's new Camaro to join a surging segment

The new 2016 Camaro looks good, has a far better interior than the old shape model and promises better economy. But will it be good enough t...

THE WEEK THAT WAS: Dawn returns again...

We heard this week that Toyota and Mazda are interested in working together in the future. Toyota is obviously the bigger player, but Mazda...

COMMENT: UK vote sets cat among Brussels pigeons

UK satirical magazine, Private Eye's cover this week has the strapline: "New poll shows Miliband ahead" and its ironic micky-take of just ho...

VEHICLE ANALYSIS: Ford Europe targets small fleets with Vignale 14 May 15

Ford says it is targeting small fleet buyers with its premium feel Vignale sub-brand for Europe which will debut with the Mondeo Vignale.

ANALYSIS: Volvo future models - what's coming when? 12 May 15

Not too long ago, Volvo had just two plants in Sweden and one in Belgium, plus a couple of small-scale SKD operations. By 2018, the firm’s manufacturing capability will have more than doubled, thanks to new facilities in China, the US, and likely India. What will be built in all these factories?

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Ford Valencia plant to build 400k in 2015

Dave Leggett | 21 May 15

Ford says its Valencia 'mega-plant' is on track to build 400,000 vehicles in 2015, some 40% ahead of 2014's total.

Takata recall widens to 33.8m vehicles in US

Dave Leggett | 20 May 15

Takata's epic airbag recall has now widened to 33.8m vehicles in the US, making it the largest US recall ever.

INDIA: Renault reveals US$5,000 Kwid global small

Glenn Brooks | 20 May 15

The first production model for the Renault-Nissan Alliance's CMF-A platform has been revealed. The Kwid, which was formerly known mainly by its XBA project code, will initially be built and sold in India.

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Latest Auto Interviews

INTERVIEW: Williams CEO eyes consultancy business expansion 20 May 15

Guest author

Mike O'Driscoll, Group CEO of Williams, leads a brand that is well known for its motorsports activity and Formula One participation. However, the firm is now eyeing more consultancy business and looking further afield for opportunities. Ian Adcock caught up with him to hear more.

Libertine FPE on how to make a gallon of fuel go 30 percent further 19 May 15

Matthew Beecham

A new technology called Digital Piston Motion Control eliminates the crankshaft of a conventional engine and controls the piston movement using an ECU. To understand more about this novel approach and its potential benefits, Matthew Beecham spoke to Sam Cockerill, CEO of Libertine FPE.

Lear Corp VP Bill Presley on designing wire harnesses in a virtual world 5 May 15

Matthew Beecham

Continuing just-auto's series of interviews with tier one manufacturers, Matthew Beecham spoke to Bill Presley, Vice President Engineering, Wire/Terminals & Connectors, Lear Corp about the forces pushing innovation in the automotive wiring harness industry as well as some alternatives to traditional wiring.

Automotive Blog

The dinosaurs are back

Dave Leggett | 19 May 15

The dinosaurs are back? No, that's not a reference to the Top Gear Three who are reportedly readying for a Netflix rebirth.

Chevrolet asks journalist to leave Camaro launch. Guess why?

Glenn Brooks | 19 May 15

A writer from Jalopnik had an early exit from last weekend's Chevrolet Camaro media driving event after he crashed a prototype.

Is Audi overdoing it with niche models and SUVs?

Dave Leggett | 11 May 15

When you think of Audi what springs to mind? For me, it's still the elegance, performance and advanced technologies typified by the first generation A8 that came to market in the mid-90s.

Hot Automotive Issues

Mexico attracts wave of automotive industry FDI

Mexico is attracting a wave of investment from OEMs attracted to its position as a low-cost NAFTA supplier to the US as well as its favourable trading arrangements with Latin American markets to the south. Ford and Toyota are the latest OEMs to announce significant new Mexico investments.

Russian Automotive Forum sees domestic opportunity as Rouble falls

Soaring inflation, sky-high interest rates, a depreciating Rouble and a 50% drop in oil prices have seen unprecedented economic headwinds batter Russia. But despite that backdrop, domestic OEMs and suppliers saw genuine opportunity at the Russian Automotive Forum in Moscow. We've grouped all the coverage here.

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Russia's automotive sector facing crisis

Russia's automotive market and manufacturing industry is facing major difficulties this year as Russia's economy reels under the impact of collapsed oil prices and sanctions related to the Ukraine crisis. The falling car market is facing accelerated decline as car prices rise on a weak currency amid ebbing consumer and business confidence. And there is little immediate sign of improvement to the underlying causes of Russia's current malaise.

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