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NA Class 8 truck sector under mounting pressure

Volvo Trucks North America’s decision to cut the workforce at its Virginia truck plant by around 25% in February 2016, is likely to send shi...

THE WEEK THAT WAS: Dieselgate fallout continues

Volkswagen's diesel issues and some wider ramifications continued to make the news this week....

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...

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

China's JAC to invest in Algerian truck plant 5 Feb 16

Tony Pugliese

China’s Jianghuai Automobile Company (JAC), based in Anhui province, plans to build a US$128m assembly plant in Algeria.


RHA says do not stop within 100 miles of Calais 1 Feb 16

Simon Warburton

UK Road Haulage Association (RHA) claims the area around Calais is becoming a "war zone" as it warns drivers not to stop within 100 miles of the key northern France port.


Ford adding F-Series chassis/cab output at Ohio 28 Jan 16

Graeme Roberts

Ford is to add 2017 F-Series Super Duty chassis cab production at its Ohio Assembly Plant, supplementing output in Kentucky.


Renault boosts LCV sales in 2015 28 Jan 16

Graeme Roberts

Renault group LCV sales in 2015 rose 12.4% year on year to 387,000 units, despite a 6.3% dip in the total market, North America excluded. Its share of the global LCV market was 3.76%, an improvement of 0.63 points over 2014.


Brazil forecast gloomy for 2016 27 Jan 16

Fernando Calmon

Forecasts for the 2016 Brazilian domestic market (both light and heavy vehicles) are discouraging. In a year in which the domestic auto industry will have been established 60 years, all data, regardless of source, remains negative.


Daimler and Iran Khodro to produce diesel engines 25 Jan 16

Simon Warburton

Daimler and IKCO have inked a memorandum of cooperation to produce three diesel truck engines in Iran, following the recent lifting of sanctions.

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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