BRAZIL: Volvo considers Brazilian car manufacture

With a limited quota of just 3,000 full imports a year, plus the strict Inovar-Auto government auto policy rules to contend with, there are rumours locally that Volvo and its Chinese owner Geely are considering building a car manufacturing plant.

PARIS PREVIEW: Volkswagen to show Passat PHEV

The Passat GTE - making its global debut at the Paris show later this week - is the first plug-in Volkswagen hybrid offered in saloon and estate body style. It follows the earlier launch of the Golf GTE hatchback (and the battery-only e-Golf).

US: Ford recalls 850,050 cars for airbag systems check

Ford is recalling 850,050 2013-2014 C-Max, Fusion, Escape and Lincoln MKZ vehicles in North America to check the restraints control module.

SOUTH KOREA: Renault-Samsung-built Nissan Rogue sets sail for North America

The first shipment of 4,000 Renault Samsung-built Nissan Rogue vehicles for North America have been shipped from Busan NewPort ahead of sales starting in the US and Canada in October.

PARIS DEBUTS: Honda Civic Type R & VW Passat GTE

The media preview days of the 2014 Paris Mondial de l'Automobile will be 2 & 3 October. The following list continues to be updated as manufacturers announce world premieres.

Latest Automotive Insights

THE WEEK THAT WAS: Paris gets closer

If you're heading to Paris for the motor show next month, or even if not, may I recommend the show preview we published this week as a manag...


The name remains but in every other way, Renault’s Twingo is truly all-new. This is also the first model to use Edison, a rear-engined, rear...

Jaguar's XE spearheads new industrial strategy

If you make executive or luxury cars, you're helped by theoretically naturally higher margins than brands in the volume segments can achieve...

VEHICLE ANALYSIS: 2014 Toyota Land Cruiser

Known as the Prado in Asia-Pacific, Toyota Motor Europe's Land Cruiser is the second biggest SUV sold in this region. It's not cheap, but it...

Management briefing: Paris show preview

The 2014 Paris Mondial de l'Automobile opens to the press in early October. This month's Management Briefing offers a preview of the likely...

THE WEEK THAT WAS: Big fish eaten by bigger fish

The big news this week was the long-expected announcement ZF would swallow TRW whole, re-establishing the respected chassis systems and safe...

Top Auto News

Toyota US to recall Tacoma pickup trucks

Graeme Roberts | 29 Sep 14

Toyota in the US will recall 690,000 Tacoma pickup trucks for corrosion checks, CNBC reported.

Ford recalls 850,050 cars for airbag systems check

Graeme Roberts | 29 Sep 14

Ford is recalling 850,050 2013-2014 C-Max, Fusion, Escape and Lincoln MKZ vehicles in North America to check the restraints control module.

Honeywell hails EC Germany move on MAC enforcement

Simon Warburton | 29 Sep 14

Honeywell says it welcomes the European Commission's (EC) move to give Germany two months to comply with the Mobile Air Conditioning Directive.

Recent News - (Updated: 1:38pm 29 Sep 2014)

EC gives Germany two months to comply with MAC

Germany to offer free EV parking incentives

Volvo considers Brazilian car manufacture

Volkswagen to show Passat PHEV in Paris

Opel/Vauxhall issues 'do not drive' warning

UMW Toyota strengthens Malaysian network

PARIS DEBUTS: Honda Civic Type R & VW Passat GTE

33% of London EV charging points 'down'

Latest Auto Interviews

INTERVIEW: Paul Philpott, Kia UK President and CEO 18 Sep 14

Dave Leggett

Paul Philpott, Kia UK President and CEO, has given just-auto an upbeat assessment of conditions in the UK car market and growth prospects for the Kia brand.

Q&A with Mentor Graphics 18 Sep 14

Matthew Beecham

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.

Q&A with Evolution Time Critical 2 Sep 14

Matthew Beecham

The automotive industry is now using logistics in a more proactive way to provide the flexibility which is required due to diversifying model ranges. There is also the question of quality, of course. Components that have been acceptable in previous years are being failed by more stringent testing. Matthew Beecham spoke to Brad Brennan, managing director of emergency logistics specialist Evolution Time Critical.

Automotive Blog

TRW and ZF

Dave Leggett | 15 Sep 14

We're digesting the news that TRW will be (subject to the usual approvals) acquired by ZF. Looks like ZF has paid top dollar.

On this day...

Dave Leggett | 11 Sep 14

Here we are again. September 11. On that day in 2001, I was in Frankfurt at the auto show.

The 'vette that snitches on the valet

Graeme Roberts | 9 Sep 14

In a pleasing variation of authority using cameras to spy on car drivers, General Motors has come up with a car camera that can be a nosey parker on the valet parker entrusted with the keys to your pride and joy.

Hot Automotive Issues

Paris show

The media preview days of the 2014 Paris Mondial de l'Automobile on 2 & 3 October are not far away now. Time to gather up news of what we expect to see

Moscow show opens

One of the world’s biggest car shows, the Moscow International Automobile Salon (MIAS) opened to media - including just-auto - on 27 August in the city’s Crocus Expo exhibition centre. This year's show occupies over 120,000 sq m and over 50 automakers are attending. The show features a record number of new vehicles, including nine world premieres, nine European and 43 Russian premieres, and 16 concept cars.

Second quarter, half year, fiscal quarter results

We won't claim to have 'em all but we've got the ones that matter.

Africa, the 'final frontier' for automotive growth

Car sales in Africa are, relative to the continent's population size, very low. The focus on emerging markets has been elsewhere. However, there have been signs lately of more interest in prospects for the automotive sector in Africa, with Nigeria's emerging economy (now Africa's largest) attracting automotive OEMs. However, industrial relations strife in South Africa also illustrates the challenges that come with economic development.

Auto Market Research

Analysis of over 140 Lithium-based Rechargeable Battery Manu

Analysis of over 140 Lithium-based Rechargeable Battery Manufacturers: Chemistry, Strategy, Success

Most analysts predict lithium-based rechargeable batteries and their alternatives will be responsible for the majority of expenditure on rechargeable batteries over the coming decade. It is therefore important for those making, designing in and using such batteries to understand the variations emerging and their potential for success or failure. This report clarifies the situation, revealing the product chemistry, strategy and electric vehicle success of manufacturers and intending manufacturers... Read more

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Global light vehicle safety systems market- forecasts to 2029

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Tenneco Inc. (TEN) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

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Global light vehicle engine technologies market- forecasts to 2029

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Making Cars with CFRTP: Cheap, and Ready for Volume Production

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