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B-Max production at a Ford-Sollers joint venture plant. Ford is taking control of the JV and may inject funding if necessary to achieve its market goalsTHE WEEK THAT WAS: The year is flying by... 17 Apr 15

Graeme Roberts

Dunno 'bout you but 2015 seems to be flying by waaaay too fast - where did yet another week go?


MY2016 facelift will be in (UK) dealerships from SeptemberANALYSIS: Can the Evoque remain JLR’s golden goose? 17 Apr 15

Glenn Brooks

It's the car that created what must surely be the most profitable vehicle segment since the original Range Rover. Now, as the Evoque reaches mid-cycle, how can Land Rover make sure it continues to be JLR's profits powerhouse?


The addition of the MG3 model has brought some uplift to MG sales in the UK. However, the continued use of the MG brand on non-sports models sends mixed signals to UK buyers. Chinese buyers, on the other hand, love the British heritage that is heavily pushed by the Roewe and MG brands in the domestic market.ANALYSIS: MG on the road to nowhere 16 Apr 15

Ray Hutton

What's in a brand? The Chinese think that being British makes MG special. Here in Britain, the reality is that it must compete in the bargain basement.


Mercedes-Benz announced two production starts on two continents in the same week. SOPs included the new GLA compact at Beijing Benz, which built its 500,000th Mercedes car a few months agoTHE WEEK THAT WAS: It's good news week.... 10 Apr 15

Graeme Roberts

There was quite a bit of good news on just-auto.com this week, mostly concerning March and first quarter sales plus various announcements of new plants or production starts.


Volvo says it has completely re-conceived the way drivers operate their cars by dispensing with the normal array of buttons and replacing them with a large tablet-like touchscreen, a head-up display and thumb controls on the steering wheel. It says the result is an in-car control system which is easier to use, ensuring drivers will be able to keep their eyes on the road as much as possible while operating or making adjustments to the system. April 2015 management briefing: Vehicle connectivity technologies (1) 10 Apr 15

Cat Dow

The wave of advanced vehicle connectivity technologies coming to vehicles embrace a number of interlinked elements, from seamless personal connectivity, to driver assistance systems (and autonomous vehicle control), intelligent transport systems, on-board telematics and the changing human machine interface itself inside the vehicle. In this month's management briefing we talk to OEMs and examine key aspects of the connectivity revolution coming down the line. In this first instalment, Cat Dow speaks with Volvo Car's Petter Hörling about its priorities in the connected car area.


Q&A with TMD Friction 8 Apr 15

Matthew Beecham

TMD Friction is a major manufacturer of brake products for the automotive industry, producing one million brake friction products per day. Matthew Beecham talked with TMD Friction’s Director Strategic Planning & Marketing OE, Dirk Brieke about trends in the brake friction market, its copper-free high performance brake pads and CV-Light Plate for commercial vehicles.


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Glenn BrooksLatest blog entry: Brabus' STARTECH creates the Range Rover pick-up 16 Apr 2015

Glenn Brooks

Somewhere out there are people who think what would really improve their Range Rover would be chopping the back out of it and inserting a pick-up load tray.


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