US: Toyota Mississippi exports first Corollas

Toyota has begun exporting Corollas built at its Mississippi plant for the first time.

US: Golf off Ford CEO Mulally's next-move list - report

Speculation is continuing to swirl around what Ford CEO Alan Mulally will do next but it apparently won't be retirement golf in Florida.

BEIJING SHOW: Daimler-BYD JV launches Denza electric car

The Daimler-BYD joint venture launched its all electric Denza vehicle at the Bejing show.

BEIJING SHOW: Ford revives Escort nameplate for China

Ford has revived the long-serving Escort nameplate for a new model built and sold, initially at least, in China.

ANALYSIS: The models likely to be axed by PSA's Tavares

The new head of PSA Peugeot Citroën says the group's model range will be slashed to just 26 vehicles, across three brands, by 2020. Which vehicles might Carlos Tavares be sharpening his axe for?

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PRODUCT EYE: Porsche 911 Turbo

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COMMENT: Beijing wants a greener auto sector

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THE WEEK THAT WAS: Carlos sharpens the knife

PSA's Carlos Tavares wasted little time getting his feet under the CEO's table before announcing he was getting the pruning knife out to hac...

ANALYSIS: The models to be axed by PSA's Tavares

The new head of PSA Peugeot Citroën says the group's model range will be slashed to just 26 vehicles, across three brands, by 2020. Which ve...

Management briefing: UK engine manufacturing (1)

The recent announcement by Bentley that its Crewe headquarters is to become the centre of excellence for the Volkswagen Group for all W12 en...

COMMENT: PSA's Tavares plots turnaround

New product is a big driver of performance in the automotive business, as we are all very well aware....

Top Auto News

Golf off Ford CEO Mulally's next-move list

Graeme Roberts | 23 Apr 14

Speculation is continuing to swirl around what Ford CEO Alan Mulally will do next but it apparently won't be retirement golf in Florida.


Toyota Mississippi exports first Corollas

Graeme Roberts | 23 Apr 14

Toyota has begun exporting Corollas built at its Mississippi plant for the first time.


GERMANY: First four-cylinder Porsche since 1995

Glenn Brooks | 23 Apr 14

Unlike the V4 in its new 919 World Endurance Championship racer, the engine in the just-announced Macan is made by the Volkswagen Group, not Porsche.

Recent News - (Updated: 5:25pm 23 Apr 2014)

New Fiat to be made in Tychy - Deputy PM

Subaru considers US EV re-launch

Toyota Kirloskar workers back on the line

Complaints prompt NHTSA brake and charger probes

Toyota adds Chinese hybrid capacity

Improved profits fettle Ford's Fitch rating

Harman adds R&D in China

JCI posts Q2 net income up 59% to US$261m

Latest Auto Interviews

Q&A with Bizol 22 Apr 14

Matthew Beecham

Bizol is a lubricant and technical fluids brand wholly-owned by Boris Tatievski. Matthew Beecham spoke to him about oils for alternative powertrains and how business is shaping-up in BRIC markets.


Q&A with Tenneco: Energy recovery technologies 14 Apr 14

Matthew Beecham

Tenneco’s advances in exhaust heat recovery technologies include thermoelectric generators (TEGs) and Rankine systems for powering electrical accessories, recharging batteries and supporting vehicle propulsion without reducing engine performance. Tenneco reckons that the same trends that are causing the vehicle powertrain to become electrified are indeed causing its after-treatment systems to become electrified. Matthew Beecham spoke to Marcel Womann, Supervisor, Advanced Cold End Products, Advanced Engineering, Tenneco Clean Air Division about TEGs.


INTERVIEW: Michelin marketing manager winter tyres Europe Pierre-Edouard Sorel 7 Apr 14

Simon Warburton

Pierre-Edouard Sorel joined Michelin in 2005. He started as a sales representative in France in trade marketing. At the end of 2007, he headed the market intelligence department of Michelin's Earthmover tyres product line and has been marketing manager for winter tyres in Europe since 2011. Sorel talked to Simon Warburton about legislation, labelling and the dealer benefits of winter tyre usage.

Automotive Blog

BEIJING MOTOR SHOW: every new model

Glenn Brooks | 21 Apr 14

What might well be the most comprehensive guide to AutoChina 2014 has been updated on just-auto.com, so do take a look.


Spring issue of Lotus Engineering's proActive

Dave Leggett | 14 Apr 14

The latest issue of Lotus Engineering's proActive is out.


About those US octane ratings...

Graeme Roberts | 14 Apr 14

Interesting comment about my earlier blog on US octane ratings from our Brazilian correspondent Fernando Calmon.

Hot Automotive Issues

Auto China, Beijing 2014

China's big auto show this year is in Beijing (it alternates annually with Shanghai). Western and domestic makers have turned out in force. Our coverage of the news that matters is gathered here.

Russian localisation takes RAF centre stage as Forex comes under pressure

Last week saw the 17th Russian Automotive Forum organised by Adam Smith Conferences in Moscow, where the localisation issue occupied centre stage. Russian Forex stresses compounded by Moscow and the West's stand-off are making domestic component content a crucial factor. We group all the stories and comment from the Conference here.

Apple CarPlay arrives, Android rival expected soon

As more and more new technology, such as Apple's CarPlay launched with Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz and Volvo at Geneva, finds its way into automobiles, launch venues are changing. You're as likely now to meet a new Focus at a consumer electronics show or new auto software miracles at a mobile phone technology symposium as at a conventional motor show. We've packaged up some recent 'tech' articles here.

It's Geneva show time again

We're busy keeping track of expected new model launches and our show coverage is lovingly packaged here

Auto Market Research

United States Autos Report Q2 2014

United States Autos Report Q2 2014

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Hong Kong Autos Report Q2 2014

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Czech Republic Autos Report Q2 2014

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