GERMANY: Opel/Vauxhall to produce new SUV at Rüsselsheim

GM Chief Executive Officer Mary Barra has announced the production of a new SUV in Rüsselsheim by the end of the decade as part of GM's ongoing commitment to its still loss-making European operations.

Volkswagen Group to invest EUR86bn in next five years

Volkswagen Group says it will invest a total of EUR85.6bn (US$106.3bn) in new models, technologies and its global presence in its Automotive Division during the next five years.

LA SHOW: Jaguar Land Rover announces new connectivity platform and overseas R&D facility

Tata-owned Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has announced the launch of 'justDrive', a new connectivity platform that it says integrates multiple smartphone apps into a single, voice-activated in-car experience.

LA SHOW: Mazda reveals CX-3 small SUV crossover

Mazda has revealed the new Mazda CX-3 small SUV crossover in a world debut at the LA auto show.

UAE: Bill Ford highlights connectivity opportunity but warns of 'global gridlock'

Ford Executive Chairman Bill Ford has highlighted the opportunities head for the auto industry presented by advanced technologies, but also warned of the dangers of 'global gridlock' as the numbers of vehicles in use across the world continues to ...

Latest Automotive Insights

ANALYSIS: Indonesia's car market cools

Indonesia is an ASEAN market with plenty of growth potential. However, Tony Pugliese notes that it has hit some bumps in the road as fuel pr...

Briefing: Supplier industry financial review

Part 1 of this briefing reviews the recent financial results of a sample of major global auto suppliers; Part 2 highlights recent developmen...

VEHICLE ANALYSIS: MY2015 Volvo V60 Polestar

Yes, it's thirsty but the straight-six under the bonnet of the new V60 Polestar is Volvo's best sounding engine yet. Even better than the sa...

THE WEEK THAT WAS: All eyes on Vienna

I've come off the bench this week, as just-auto news editor, Graeme Roberts, takes a well-earned sojorn in Shakespeare's home county, HQ als...

VEHICLE ANALYSIS: Volkswagen Polo 1.2 TSI

It can't catch the sixth place Qashqai but the recently facelifted VW Polo is now the UK's seventh best seller, ahead of the entire Audi A3...

ANALYSIS: Opel-Vauxhall and Buick's shared future

GM's Europe-based brands are plotting what could be a major reversal of fortunes. It's all about new cars, extra models and an ever-closer a...

ANALYSIS: PLDB Future Models - LA & Guangzhou shows insight 18 Nov 14

With Europe's big motor shows of 2014 now gone, it's now time for California (LA, first press day today, November 18) and southern China (Guangzhou) to take the spotlight for new model world premieres. As ever with PLDB, information on these vehicles continues to be added and updated, writes Glenn Brooks.

THE WEEK THAT WAS: Lexus concedes to Germany 14 Nov 14

An intriguing yet realistic admission from the chief of Lexus Europe this week - the Germans can't be beat so the Toyota luxury brand will tussle for fourth place. Also some interesting comments on Lexus' lack of diesels - which is one reason why the Germans dominate.

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Top Auto News

US: Alcoa rises on news of aluminium Lexus models

Glenn Brooks | 26 Nov 14

The share price of Alcoa Inc has risen by 2% in New York after a report that Toyota is planning aluminium body panels for a new generation of Lexus models.

Renault-Nissan sell 200,000 EVs in four years

Tony Lewis | 26 Nov 14

The Renault-Nissan Alliance has sold 200,000 electric vehicles since launching the Leaf some four years ago and is claiming a 58% share of the global EV market.

Carmakers "looking to use more carbon fibre"

Tony Lewis | 25 Nov 14

More carmakers are looking to use parts reinforced with carbon fibre to help them make lighter and more fuel efficient vehicles, according to the CEO of SGL Group Juergen Koehler.

Recent News - (Updated: 3:22pm 26 Nov 2014)

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DETROIT 2015 DEBUTS: Nissan Titan video preview

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Mazda recalls Mazda6 sedans over TPMS

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Pirelli signs MOU for expansion of Egypt ops

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Latest Auto Interviews

Q&A with Johnson Controls Power Solutions 25 Nov 14

Matthew Beecham

Johnson Controls' battery operation falls under the auspices of its Power Solutions business, serving both automotive OEMs and aftermarket. In this interview, Matthew Beecham spoke to Craig Rigby, Advanced Market and Technology Strategist, Johnson Controls Power Solutions about the company's technologies for stop-start applications, EVs and PHEVs.

INTERVIEW: Alain Uyttenhoven, Head of Lexus Europe 24 Nov 14

Glenn Brooks

Russia, Lexus' number one market in its European region, might be down, but UK sales are up strongly. On balance then, 2014 has been a good year, according to the brand's Head of Europe. Next, he promises more hybrids but no diesels. Why?

INTERVIEW: Faurecia deputy GM China Jingcheng Li 24 Nov 14

Simon Warburton

China's astonishing growth rates of recent years is starting to ebb, but still represents a powerful performance that is the envy of most of the developed world. Simon Warburton talked to global component producer, Faurecia deputy general manager China Division, Jingcheng Li, about opportunities which challenges such as emissions control and lightweighting, present.

Automotive Blog

Chrysler lampoons Italians

Glenn Brooks | 25 Nov 14

US ad agencies have form when it comes to poking fun at outdated perceptions of Europeans. Perhaps this new commercial will be as successful at changing Fiat's image with Americans of a certain age as the old Skoda ads were in the UK?

Notice anything odd in Ford's Burj Khalifa Mustang video?

Glenn Brooks | 21 Nov 14

Ford has continued its idea of assembling a Mustang high up inside a skyscraper. First it was done in New York, now in Dubai. But look closely at who was putting the car together.

Safety observations: cars, cyclists and pedestrians

Dave Leggett | 20 Nov 14

Some interesting observations here on road safety, its costs and the risks you may run if you choose to cycle or walk, rather than drive, in some places.

Hot Automotive Issues

LA SHOW 2014

Our coverage from this year's LA auto show is gathered together here.

Third quarter 2014 results: generally upbeat

It's results season and we're up to most companies' third compilation of the year, which we group together here.

Takata's airbag inflator woes

Airbag supplier Takata is under fire as potentially faulty inflators - which can fragment into shrapnel as the 'bag inflates and have been blamed for several deaths - prompt NHTSA to intensify the urgency of recalling 7.8m cars in the US and its territories alone. Our coverage is here.

Paris show

The media preview days of the 2014 Paris Mondial de l'Automobile are on 2 & 3 October. Our previews and show reports are here.

Auto Market Research

Global Autogas Market 2014-2018

Global Autogas Market 2014-2018

Autogas is commonly known as LPG and is used as an alternative fuel in vehicles such as LMVs and city buses as well as stationary applications such as generators. This report has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the EMEA and APAC regions and the Americas; it covers the global autogas market landscape and its growth prospects in the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market... Read more

Published: November 2014 - ($2500.00)

Global light vehicle fuel injection market- forecasts to 2029

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Brazil Autos Report Q1 2015

Published: November 2014 - ($1295.00)

Global light vehicle seating market- forecasts to 2029

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Power Electronics for Electric Vehicles 2013-2023: Forecasts, Technologies, Players

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