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COMMENT: Chinese OEMs on the move in North Africa

China's Shanghai GM Wuling, and BYD, have caused a surprise with world premieres at Algeria's national motor show. Renault and PSA should be...

Report from the Bangkok Motor Show

The 35th Bangkok International Motor Show got underway this week in a much more somber mood than last year. just-auto's ASEAN markets specia...

COMMENT: Rouble pressure concentrates Russia minds

If there was only one word being shouted from the rooftops in Moscow last week at the Russian Automotive Forum (RAF), it was simply, localis...

COMMENT: Can Russia become a 4m market?

There was a certain frisson to this year's Russian Automotive Forum (RAF) organised by Adam Smith Conferences in Moscow for the most obvious...

Latest Interviews

INTERVIEW: VW Rus director Marcus Osegowitsch 20 Mar 2014

Simon Warburton

Marcus Osegowitsch is general director, Volkswagen Group Rus and Simon Warburton caught up with him on the sidelines of this year's Russian Automotive Forum organised by Adam Smith Conferences in Moscow.


INTERVIEW: Sumit Sawhney, CEO Renault India 13 Feb 2014

Roger Stansfield

On the eve of the Delhi Auto Expo at the beginning of this month, Sumit Sawhney took over as president and CEO of Renault's operations in India, becoming the first local to head the company in his home country. just-auto caught up with him.

Latest News

Ford opens northeast Brazil’s first engine plant 24 Apr 14

Graeme Roberts

After spending BRL400m/US$180m, Ford has just opened the first engine plant in Brazil's northeast region with capacity for 210,000 engines a year and 300 new jobs.


Toyota Kirloskar workers back on the line 23 Apr 14

Graeme Roberts

Toyota Kirloskar Motor employees have returned to work at two plants, their union said.


Toyota adds Chinese hybrid capacity 23 Apr 14

Tony Lewis

Toyota, the global leader in hybrid vehicles, will start to source hybrid components in China for its locally produced Corolla and Levin models from next year rather than import them from Japan.


Harman adds R&D in China 23 Apr 14

Tony Pugliese

US infotainment supplier Harman is stepping up its expansion into mainland China with the establishment of a "global R&D centre" in the city of Suzhou as well a "joint laboratory" for automotive innovations with Tsinghua University.


BEIJING SHOW: VW China e-mobility campaign 22 Apr 14

Dave Leggett

Volkswagen Group is to start an electro-mobility campaign in China spearheaded by the electric up! and e-Golf models. VW Group CEO Dr Martin Winterkorn hailed it as the "biggest initiative for e-mobility in China's automotive history".


Ford revives Escort nameplate for China 22 Apr 14

Graeme Roberts

Ford has revived the long-serving Escort nameplate for a new model built and sold, initially at least, in China.

Latest blogs

BEIJING MOTOR SHOW: every new model 21 Apr 14

Glenn Brooks

What might well be the most comprehensive guide to AutoChina 2014 has been updated on just-auto.com, so do take a look.


Ukraine's economic shock waves - magnitude uncertain 7 Mar 14

Dave Leggett

We're having more conversations with industry folk who are wondering where the Ukraine's crisis could lead.

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