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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

FCA offers free 'monsoon check-ups' 22 Jul 15

Dave Leggett

Fiat Chrysler plans to organise monsoon check-up camps at its dealership outlets in India from 23 July to 25 July 2015.


PPG completes $5m expansion 1 Jul 15

Graeme Roberts

PPG Industries has completed a US$5m expansion of its coatings factory in Wuppertal, Germany.


Volvo Group opens US$70m distribution centre 1 Jul 15

Graeme Roberts

Volvo Group has opened a new 1m sq ft central distribution centre (CDC) in Byhalia, Mississippi.


Daimler's Smart adds MirrorLink smartphone connect 29 Jun 15

Graeme Roberts

Daimler's Smart brand is adding, er, smartphone integration to its 2016 model year line using MirrorLink. Orders open on 3 July and the first vehicles will be delivered in September.


Goodyear to end English and German production 26 Jun 15

Graeme Roberts

Goodyear Tyre & Rubber plans to close manufacturing plants in England and Germany and shift production to the EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) region.


Tesla to expand service network in Japan 26 Jun 15

Dave Leggett

Tesla is planning to open eight aftersales centres across Japan within the year, Nikkei reports.

Latest blogs

The just-auto Readership Survey 2014 7 Oct 14

Dave Leggett

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


An aftermarket innovation impacting JLR 13 May 14

Dave Leggett

Well, it is maybe not an innovation for people to be all that pleased about.

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