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What now for docked Hoegh Osaka cargo?

So the saga of the Osaka is finally over - at least the seaborne element of it anyway - but perhaps now the real drama begins back at port i...

ANALYSIS: Hoegh Osaka saga: Knowns and unknowns

With news salvers working on the 51,000t Hoegh Osaka carliner could tow the giant ship back into the Port of Southampton next week just-auto...

ANALYSIS: Shock as US Honda CR-V outsells all cars

With 32,369 units sold, American Honda's CR-V was the market's best selling SUV in December. Another upset: the Toyota Camry was toppled as...

VEHICLE ANALYSIS: 2015MY Great Wall Steed

In a decade's time, will Great Wall have become a rising force across European markets in the way that Hyundai and Kia are now? The newly re...

Latest Interviews

INTERVIEW: Ford UK fleet director, Phil Hollins 3 Mar 2014

Dave Leggett

Ford's UK fleet director Phil Hollins is responsible for UK market leader Ford's fleet sales. Dave Leggett recently caught up with him at a launch event for the new Transit Connect.

Q&A with XL Hybrids: Electric powertrains for CVs 24 Jul 2013

Matthew Beecham

US-based XL Hybrids is a developer of hybrid-electric powertrain technology for commercial vans and pickup trucks. In this interview, Matthew Beecham talked with the company’s VP of business development and co-founder, Justin Ashton about what makes their technology different and where we can see it.

Latest News

Scania India starts bus and coach production 31 Mar 15

Graeme Roberts

Scania has started Indian bus and coach production in the state of Karnataka. It has so far spent about SEK400m (US$46.5m) in Narasapura where the company has been assembling trucks since 2013.

Next Mercedes target: one-tonne trucks 27 Mar 15

Graeme Roberts

Daimler's Mercedes-Benz plans to follow rival Volkswagen into the one tonne pickup truck segment by the end of the decade but not in North America or Asia, at least initially.

Mahindra throws in the Brazil towel 27 Mar 15

Fernando Calmon

After fruitless attempts to boost its low sales of utilities and pickup trucks in Brazil, Mahindra’s import, assembly and sales agent Bramont has closed its its assembly line in Manaus, capital of the state of Amazonas, 4,000km/2,500mi north of São Paulo City.

UK consortium to develop zero emission LCVs 27 Mar 15

Graeme Roberts

Millbrook, the former Vauxhall proving ground operation that is now an independent test and technology centre, said it was joining a UK industry consortium to develop a new class of zero-emission, light commercial vehicle (LCV).

Wabco plans new air brake factory in US 25 Mar 15

Graeme Roberts

Wabco will spend US$17m to build a new factory in Charleston, South Carolina to meet increasing demand for its air disc brakes (ADB), air compressors and related systems.

Ford unveils updated Ranger 23 Mar 15

Graeme Roberts

Ford unveiled an updated Ranger truck line which will go on sale worldwide - from three plants - later this year, apart from the NAFTA region.

Latest blogs

The just-auto Readership Survey 2014 7 Oct 14

Dave Leggett

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

Mercedes basks in German World Cup victory 16 Jul 14

Simon Warburton

Mercedes-Benz has wasted no time in basking in Germany's reflected glory of winning the World Cup on Sunday night and becoming the first side since reunification to lift the golden trophy.

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