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A Kia bakes in the hot US desert sunCOMMENT: Baking Kias at 45C 2 Sep 15

Roger Stansfield

When you think about it, modern cars are cheap. It might not seem that way when assessing the amount of metal, plastic, glass and rubber you get for your money, but things look different when taking into account everything else involved in their creation.


New XC90 helped VCC to sell 30,195 vehicles in AugustCOMMENT: Volvo's US sales surge as China reverses 1 Sep 15

Glenn Brooks

Volvo Cars has finally seen its plans for a return to strong growth in the US realised. An 18% YoY rise in August to 5,870 registrations compares to a 10% drop in China to 5,574. A strong order bank for the new XC90 is one of the main reasons for the return to form in what had for decades been the brand's best global market.


OEMs with big investments in China - such as Daimler - will be watching current economic developments in the country closely COMMENT: China's economic turbulence worries auto industry 1 Sep 15

Dave Leggett

China's economy is obviously causing concern right now. It has been such an engine of growth for the world economy that investors get spooked by signs that the slowdown is turning into a 'hard landing' or that Beijing is losing its (to be fair, considerably deft) touch with managing China's sprawling macroeconomy.


Demand for air conditioning systems in passenger cars has grown rapidly over the last decade and even basic systems can be found in the smallest and least expensive vehicles in developing countriesKey trends in the automotive air-con market 1 Sep 15

Matthew Beecham

Continuing just-auto’s series of research snapshots – pulled from its automotive research platform, QUBE - Matthew Beecham reviews some trends in the heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) market.


Q&A with Drive System Design: Lightweight transmissions 1 Sep 15

Matthew Beecham

As automakers search for weight reduction in all parts of the vehicle, Matthew Beecham spoke to Mark Findlay, managing director at UK engineering consultancy, Drive System Design (DSD) about how weight savings might be made in the transmission and driveline.


All American Presidents seem to want to leave their imprint behind.COMMENT: TPP legacy as Obama's Grand Projet? 28 Aug 15

Simon Warburton

It's only natural to want to leave something behind, something tangible which indicates you've made a difference and which will endure for decades, perhaps even lifetimes.


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TakataTakata'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.

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Chris WrightLatest blog entry: Cab-hailing apps irk licensed drivers 27 Aug 2015

Chris Wright

The dramatic growth in cab-hailing apps in general and Uber in particular has got ‘official’ taxi drivers hot under the collar. According to figures out this week from the UK’s Department of Transport (DfT), the number of private hire vehicles on London's roads has surged by 26% over the past two years.


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just-auto doesn't just cover the top five motor shows. This page collects together our coverage of other global auto shows, including the car launches, motor show debuts and concept cars that matter.


Global Auto Show Coverage Global Auto Show Coverage

just-auto’s round-up of auto shows from around the world, featuring car launches, motor show debuts, concept cars and controversy.


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The latest auto show debuts, car launches, manufacturer news and cutting-edge concept cars – brought straight to you from the Tokyo Motor Show by just-auto.


Detroit Auto Show Detroit Auto Show

Direct from the Detroit Auto Show – just-auto covers the most important car launches, motor show debuts, concept cars and manufacturer news from the show.


Frankfurt Motor Show Frankfurt Motor Show

A round-up of just-auto’s coverage of the Frankfurt Motor Show. Our team highlight the show’s most lauded car launches and auto show debuts, futuristic concept cars and manufacturer announcements.


Geneva Motor Show Geneva Motor Show

just-auto reports from the Geneva Motor Show, including concept cars and auto show debuts, manufacturer news and the most anticipated car launches.


Paris Motor Show Paris Motor Show

All the car launches and debuts, manufacturer announcements, concept cars and auto show controversy - direct from the Paris Motor Show


Product Eye Product Eye

Our team bring you informed analysis of selected new vehicle models and put them in automotive industry perspective


Brooks On OEM Product Trends Brooks On OEM Product Trends

Analyst Glenn Brooks looks at OEM new product developments in the context of company strategies and market trends


Slice Of Warburton Slice Of Warburton

just-auto business editor Simon Warburton offers up a wide range of views in his distinctive style, informed by daily contact with the global auto industry


Our Man In ASEAN Our Man In ASEAN

Jakarta-based Tony Pugliese's regular updates, news and analysis from the ASEAN countries of south-east Asia


Beecham Beecham's Tech-Talk

Matthew Beecham interviews automotive component industry specialists to learn more about changing technologies and new innovations.


The Week That Was The Week That Was

Deputy/news editor Graeme Roberts' Friday wrap on the important automotive news from the week just ending.


Research In Focus Research In Focus

Information summaries and extracts from just-auto's continually updated research portfolio.


Bursa Bursa's World

Mark Bursa's in-depth look at key trends and companies across the automotive world.


Golding Golding's Take

Financial analyst and former city slicker Rob Golding's regular sideways look at the automotive business.


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