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THE WEEK THAT WAS: Out 'n' about with Mazda

Post-Geneva, there was no shortage of auto industry happenings this week....

THE WEEK THAT WAS: There's a ghost in the house...

Yes folks, there's a ghost in the house and the temptation is to say, it's the ghost of safety. Okay, that's a bit laboured in the week of H...

THE WEEK THAT WAS: Recall axe falls at GM

There are 15 vacant desks at General Motors in the US today - the latest development in the debacle that saw a faulty ignition switch design...

Aftermarket growing again in Europe

Europe remains world's largest aftermarket according to data from research firm Frost & Sullivan. It's a big industry accounting for around...

Latest Interviews

'Impetus' and aftermarket strategies for OEMs 28 May 2015

Dave Leggett

Impetus Automotive works with OEMs to improve performance and grow business within retail dealerships. Their focus is developing aftersales strategies and improving margins in an area of automotive business that is increasingly important to delivering profitability around the world. Dave Leggett caught up with Impetus' sales and marketing director, Ashley Fernihough, to discuss automotive parts sales and associated issues across the world.


INTERVIEW: Shell's Dr. Jens Sommer 11 Nov 2014

Calum MacRae

Dr. Jens Sommer has worked as Senior Transmission Expert in Shell Global Solutions in Germany since 2010. Currently, he is based at Shell's new Technology Centre in Shanghai to support local OEMs. As Senior Transmission Expert, Dr. Sommer is in charge of manual transmission and dry dual clutch transmission fluid development activities, which covers passenger cars as well as heavy duty applications.

Latest News

BMW launches smartphone wireless charging 28 Aug 15

Graeme Roberts

A snap-in wireless charging adapter is now available as a BMW accessory. It also functions as a stable storage system for the mobile phone.


APMA urges Ottawa "not to relent" on TPP 26 Aug 15

Simon Warburton

Canada's powerful automotive supplier body, APMA, is urging its government stand firm in the face of intense pressure to ink the current Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) deal, as criticism grows it forms part of President Barack Obama's wishlist of 'legacy' deals before he vacates office.


Porsche adds INRIX real time traffic information 24 Aug 15

Graeme Roberts

Porsche is adding real time traffic information to its models sold in Europe from September.


Kumho hit by strikes at three plants 20 Aug 15

Dave Leggett

Around 3,300 workers at Kumho Tyre's three South Korean plants - Pyeongtaek, Gokseong and Gwangju - went on an eight-hour strike on 17 August to protest against the planned changes to the wage payment system.


GM expands 2014 headlight recall 20 Aug 15

Dave Leggett

General Motors has expanded a 2014 headlight recall to include another 180,000 vehicles in the US and Canada.


Ford recalls 26,400 vehicles over seat belt issue 20 Aug 15

Dave Leggett

Ford is issuing a safety compliance recall for approximately 26,400 units of 2011-2013 and 2015 model year F-650 and F-750 vehicles in North America for a safety compliance issue with FMVSS 210 regarding seat belt anchorage.

Latest blogs

Wind, fire and then locusts? 4 Aug 15

Graeme Roberts

As one who has worked 'down in parts' in a previous life I have not a little sympathy for the warehouse and counter men and women at Hyundai Motor Company Australia's spare parts operation.


The just-auto Readership Survey 2014 7 Oct 14

Dave Leggett

We have just launched our first readership survey in two years.

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