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L200 BarbarianVEHICLE ANALYSIS: 2015MY Mitsubishi L200 Barbarian 29 Jul 14

Glenn Brooks

It might be about to enter its ninth year of production but the L200 pick-up remains competitive and has aided Mitsubishi Motors Europe's 23% year-on-year H1 sales rise.


Will OEMs tire of South African industrial unrest and leave?COMMENT: NUMSA strike rhetoric needs injection of hope 28 Jul 14

Simon Warburton

As sticking points go, South Africa's so-called 'peace clause' has proved exceptionally tricky to shift.


Q&A with Aha: Analytical data from the Cloud 28 Jul 14

Matthew Beecham

The IT industry has made much of the benefits of a Cloud infrastructure, offering better security and less complex networks in the workplace. Infotainment specialist Harman with subsidiary Aha claims its use in the car could be equally effective. It is now offering OEMs and service providers a chance to use the Cloud beyond downloading apps, navigation updates or music. Understanding what features are being used by the end customer, finding software bugs, removing unused features, reducing recalls or targeting specific customers with updates and advertising are just some of the ideas that Harman claims it can offer with its new Aha Cloud Platform Analytics and Updates Service. just-auto spoke to Siegfried Schuler, Director Centre of Competence Aha, about the service and find out what OEMs are most interested in.


Ford and GM results this week were encouragingTHE WEEK THAT WAS: Results season again 25 Jul 14

Graeme Roberts

We are now in the midst of what I like to call slash-your-wrists or lose-the-will-to-live season and it can apply equally to whether you are issuing or writing up a sometimes seemingly interminable series of quarterly results.


Dieter Zetsche currently has reasons to smile ANALYSIS: Daimler - Q2 results insight 25 Jul 14

Sabine Blümel

Daimler reported strong second quarter results this week and the outlook looks very good for the group, writes Sabine Blümel.


White, big chrome wheels. LA spec, then. Three-zone A/C and cooled seats made 105F in the Mojave Desert comfortable and the glass roof is dark enough to keep the shades open in a Southern California summer. Will the cheaper Kia upstart steal sales from Lexus and European rivals in the US?PRODUCT PEEP: Kia K900 knocks on big brands' door 24 Jul 14

Graeme Roberts

Prior to moving to the UK, I had almost zero exposure to the Kia brand which, 20 years ago, was mostly recycled Mazdas. And something called a Festiva which was a Mazda 121 built on an OEM basis for Ford Asia Pacific. If someone had told me the brand - under different ownership - would one day come at least within nose-punching distance of Lexus and those European 'premium' brands, I'd have laughed. But the day, it appears, has arrived.


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Africa, the 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.

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Dave LeggettLatest blog entry: Exploring the 'sweet spot' between motorcycle and conventional car 30 Jul 2014

Dave Leggett

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