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THE WEEK THAT WAS: Trouble in Tianjin

Our updates of the auto situation in Tianjin, following the massive explosions in the Chinese port city, have attracted a lot of reader inte...

ANALYSIS: Making sense of China's sales volatility

Just as in Europe, India or the USA, looking at China as one market doesn't give you the full picture. Differences across geographical areas...

THE WEEK THAT WAS: Chop Alfa or Sergio?

Time for Alfa or Sergio to go? That was the title of a Comment piece by our US sales analyst Bill Cawthon which attracted plenty of looks on...

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...

Latest Interviews

Interview with Ford of Britain's MD 18 Sep 2015

Calum MacRae

At the 2015 IAA, we caught up with Ford of Britain’s newly-appointed chairman and managing director Andy Barratt. Prior to taking up his new role he had served as Ford of Britain’s director of sales since 2011.

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.

Latest News

VW stopping Swedish Caddy sales 7 Oct 15

Graeme Roberts

Volkswagen is stopping sales of its Caddy van in Sweden in the wake of the company's scandal over rigged emissions tests, a Volkswagen Group spokesman told newspaper Aftonbladet.

Daimler tests autonomous truck on public road 6 Oct 15

Dave Leggett

Daimler is claiming a world first after testing a series production Mercedes-Benz Actros truck equipped with the company's intelligent Highway Pilot system on a public road in Germany. The company said the premiere is a 'further important step towards the market maturity of autonomously driving trucks – and towards the safe, sustainable road freight transport of the future'.

UK commercials see healthy sales rise in September 6 Oct 15

Graeme Roberts

Continuing the trend running throughout 2015, UK commercial vehicle (CV) registrations once again posted a healthy rise in September, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). Boosted by the new 65-plate, overall CV registrations were up by 20.1% year on year last month, led by a 24.8% increase in trucks to 6,709 units while van demand grew 19.6% to 58,744.

Navistar, Continental sign five-year tyre deal 6 Oct 15

Graeme Roberts

Navistar and Continental Tyre have signed a letter of intent for a five year supply agreement for tyres for International brand medium-duty, severe service and heavy-duty trucks and all IC Bus brand school buses.

US: Ford F-Series build surges yet again 2 Oct 15

Glenn Brooks

After building a combined 94,401 units of its F-150 and F-Series Super Duty pick-ups in August, Ford has ramped up production further, with 96,504 made in September.

Volkswagen completes truck & bus management team 10 Sep 15

Graeme Roberts

Just five months after the initial go-ahead, the management team at Volkswagen Truck & Bus is complete after Matthias Gründler took up his post as CFO and Lars Stenqvist has been appointed to head the cross-divisional research and development function.

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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