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ANALYSIS - current & future Datsun vehicles

23 Mar 2017 | Glenn Brooks

Future models for the three brands of Nissan Motor are the latest to be explored in just-auto's ongoing series. Datsun comes first, to be fo...


ANALYSIS - Why Geely should sell 1m+ cars in 2017

15 Mar 2017 | Glenn Brooks

The first of three features looking at the future models of Zhejiang Geely/Geely Auto was published recently. Now comes an examination of wh...


ANALYSIS - Volvo-Geely's Lynk & Co future models

9 Mar 2017 | Glenn Brooks

Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Company, owner of Volvo Car Corporation, is also the parent firm of Geely Auto. The future vehicles to be rolle...


Will Geely take control of Proton?

13 Feb 2017 | Tony Pugliese

Shares in Proton Holding’s main shareholder, DRB-Hicom Bhd, rose to a three-month high last week as speculation mounted that China’s Geely A...


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Hyundai-Kia design chief's design philosophy

18 Oct 2016 | Roger Stansfield

There is a corner of the Korean auto industry which, if not forever German, is taking on an increasingly strong Teutonic influence. just-auto catches up with Hyundai-Kia design chief Peter Schreyer and his colleagues.


Why hydrogen is coming, according to Kia

3 Dec 2015 | Roger Stansfield

"In future, all energy will come as electricity." Those words are not from some environmental activist or soundbite politician, but from a senior figure within the auto industry, which perhaps makes them all the more surprising.

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Toyota launches Lexus in India

24 Mar 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Toyota Motor's luxury Lexus brand was launched in India today, bringing, the automaker said, "a new luxury experience, exceptional design and high quality to the world’s fastest-growing major economy".


Thai sales jump 20% in February

24 Mar 2017 | Tony Pugliese

Thailand’s new vehicle market continued to recover in February with sales rising by 19.9% to 68,435 units from depressed year earlier sales of 57,090 units, according to data released by the Federation of Thai Industries.


Indonesia sales rise 7.5% in February

24 Mar 2017 | Tony Pugliese

New vehicle sales in Indonesia rose by 7.5% to 94,800 units in February, from year-earlier sales of 88,200 units, according to data from industry sources.


Geely to withdraw Proton bid

23 Mar 2017 | Tony Pugliese

China's Zhejiang Geely Holding Group has decided to withdraw its bid to acquire Malaysia's first national carmaker Proton, according to reports in China.


Seoul auto show - SsangYong & Hyundai world debuts

23 Mar 2017 | Glenn Brooks

Hyundai Motor Company and SsangYong Motor will each have at least one production vehicle world premiere apiece at the Seoul motor show.


VW begins Tiguan assembly in India

23 Mar 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Volkswagen India has begun Tiguan assembly at its Aurangabad facility in Maharashtra. The model was first shown locally at the Delhi Auto Expo in 2016 and will go on sale later this year, taking the brand into the growing SUV segment.


Nissan confirms autonomous drive for next Qashqai

23 Mar 2017 | Dave Leggett

Nissan has confirmed that phase one of its ProPILOT autonomous drive technology will be made available in the new Nissan Qashqai launching in FY17 and the second-generation model of the Nissan LEAF.


ANALYSIS - 2017 Levorg & future Subarus

22 Mar 2017 | Glenn Brooks

Subaru's UK importer believes there is a niche for the brand as "the affordable Land Rover", pricing its models between GBP18,000 and 32,000. A facelift for the Levorg crossover-estate is the latest news but the brand itself has quite a few more developments in the pipeline.


GEFCO diversifies offer to combat Russia downturn

22 Mar 2017 | Simon Warburton

Logistics operator, GEFCO says its Russian operations have been able to largely cope with the downturn in the domestic automotive market by diversifying and leveraging expertise from parent company, RZD.


GM to phase out Cruze production in Thailand

22 Mar 2017 | Tony Pugliese

General Motors has said it plans to phase out sales and production of passenger cars in Thailand, choosing instead to focus on its more popular pickup trucks and SUVs in this market.



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