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Five key developments in Asia - 2016 review

23 Dec 2016 | Tony Pugliese

The year 2016 has been a strong one overall for Asia’s automotive industry. Regional sales are expected to increase by 9.5% to a record 42m...


Dealer deliveries in India up in November

21 Dec 2016 | Dave Leggett

Deliveries of passenger vehicles to dealers in India were up by 1.8% in November according to data exclusively compiled for just-auto by Dee...


Uncertainty in Asia on the rise as currencies drop

25 Nov 2016 | Tony Pugliese

Donald Trump’s unexpected success in the US presidential election has brought on a period of heightened currency volatility and economic unc...


Skoda Auto future models - a global analysis

15 Nov 2016 | Glenn Brooks

Following the recent reviews of Volkswagen and Audi future vehicles, this, the third of a six-part series, concerns Skoda. It will be follow...


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INTERVIEW: Faurecia deputy GM China Jingcheng Li

24 Nov 2014 | Simon Warburton

China's astonishing growth rates of recent years is starting to ebb, but still represents a powerful performance that is the envy of most of the developed world. Simon Warburton talked to global component producer, Faurecia deputy general manager China Division, Jingcheng Li, about opportunities which challenges such as emissions control and lightweighting, present.


INTERVIEW: VW Rus director Marcus Osegowitsch

20 Mar 2014 | Simon Warburton

Marcus Osegowitsch is general director, Volkswagen Group Rus and Simon Warburton caught up with him on the sidelines of this year's Russian Automotive Forum organised by Adam Smith Conferences in Moscow.

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Audi-FAW JV to include EVs

17 Jan 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Audi plans to "significantly" the range of models produced locally at FAW VW and enter new segments, including electrified vehicles.


New Tata Motors chairman named

17 Jan 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Tata Motors has appointed Tata group chief designate N Chandrasekaran as its chairman with immediate effect, an Indian media report said.


China to build world’s largest autonomous lab

17 Jan 2017 | Tony Pugliese

China plans to build the world’s largest autonomous driving test zone from this year in the south-eastern city of Zhangzhou in Fujian province.


Toyota to establish hydrogen-based society in UAE

17 Jan 2017 | Dave Leggett

Toyota has agreed to collaborate with Masdar, Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), Air Liquide, and Toyota distributor Al-Futtaim Motors in a joint research program to explore the potential of hydrogen energy use in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for the creation of a sustainable, low-carbon society.


Hyundai tops Chile car market for first time

17 Jan 2017 | Dave Leggett

Hyundai Motor has announced that it has topped last year’s sales chart in Chile for the first time ever.


China Cadillac chief sees 2017 growth but slower

17 Jan 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Cadillac expects slower growth in China this year after a 2016 spike spurred by the opening of a dedicated factory.


Shell announces Rolls-Royce oil supply deal

16 Jan 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Shell has announced an aftermarket/service oil supply deal with BMW's Rolls-Royce. Supply of 'genuine engine oil' actually began in October 2016 to dealers worldwide.


Brazil's 2016 worse than expected

13 Jan 2017 | Fernando Calmon

The difficult 2016 was the Brazil vehicle market's fourth downturn year in a row. With hindsight, it is easy to conclude there was excess optimism, exaggerated interventionism and poor assessment of the future. The Inovar-Auto programmes back in 2012 forecast sales of 4.5m light and heavy units by 2016/2017 - the tally last year was 2.05m, down over 20% on 2015.


China vehicle market exceeded 28m units in 2016

13 Jan 2017 | Tony Pugliese

New vehicle sales in China expanded by 13.7% to 28.03m units last year, up from 24.6m in 2015, according to the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM).


Chandrasekaran appointed Chairman of Tata Sons

13 Jan 2017 | Dave Leggett

Tata Sons has appointed Mr. N. Chandrasekaran as chairman. He takes charge from February 21, 2017 and succeeds Cyrus Mistry who was removed from his position in October.



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