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THE WEEK THAT WAS: Back into the fray...

Well, it's been a very short working week - just two days in fact - but the new year has already given us auto industry talking points. As e...

Review of 2013

It has been another busy year for us on just-auto. We have covered the global automotive industry news, brought you interviews with key peop...

ANALYSIS: Ford F-Series plants at full speed - why

All sorts of things can be found in seemingly boring sheets of data. Take, for example, the monthly production stats for its North American...

THE WEEK THAT WAS: Must be August...

It may be August with half the world out of the office and on the beach, but there seems to have been plenty going on in the automotive worl...

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

Europe Q1 tyre sales show double digit growth 16 Apr 14

Simon Warburton

Figures from the European Tyre and Rubber Manufacturers Association show first quarter double digit growth in almost all tyre segments.


Daimler updates US Mercedes/Freightliner Sprinter 9 Apr 14

Graeme Roberts

Daimler has updated its US market Mercedes/Freightliner Sprinter to as it looks to better compete in the commercial van segment.


Nissan eyes fleet sales for e-NV200 as EV booster 4 Apr 14

Dave Leggett

Nissan's UK MD Jim Wright has told just-auto that he sees its Barcelona built e-NV200 electric van as a model introduction that will boost Nissan EV sales in the UK fleet marketplace.


GM hikes Silverado/Sierra discounts after Ram drub 4 Apr 14

Graeme Roberts

General Motors again increased discounts on its full-size Chevrolet Silverado pickups after being outsold in March by Chrysler's Ram 1500.


Ashok Leyland wins big order in Zimbabwe 3 Apr 14

Dave Leggett

Ashok Leyland has won an an order worth US$50m from the Zimbabwe government for the supply of 670 commercial vehicles.


Iveco Venezuela to suspend manufacturing 2 Apr 14

Graeme Roberts

Because the continuing currency crisis has caused difficulties with imports of key components and materials, Iveco has suspended manufacturing in the country.

Latest blogs

Volvo Trucks and Van Damme's 'Epic Split' 7 Feb 14

Dave Leggett

Look, I don't seek out things like this. I was on Volvo Group's website looking for serious stuff about trucks and then I stumbled on a release about an 'Epic Split' featuring the actor sometimes known as 'muscles from Brussels'


Ford's timely snow plough prep option 6 Feb 14

Graeme Roberts

If you live there you are probably up to your armpits in the white stuff, frozen solid, with the power off and the heating oil bill up 50%. If not, you might have heard that the midwest and northeast US, and even points far further south than they should be, have had wave after wave of snow and ice storms.

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