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Vehicle analysis - Kia soon to release Sportage 4G

Kia is set to launch its fourth generation Sportage, which made its global debut at the 2015 Frankfurt show, across European markets in this...

Review of the automotive year, 2015 (Part 2)

The year 2015 will probably go down in the annals of automotive industry history for Volkswagen’s jaw-dropping emissions cheating scandal. B...

Review of the automotive year, 2015 (Part 1)

The year 2015 will probably go down in the annals of automotive industry history for Volkswagen’s jaw-dropping emissions cheating scandal. B...

ASEAN Economic Community implications for auto

The automotive industry itself is more focused on developing Thailand and also Indonesia as low-cost global production bases. More so now in...

Latest Interviews

INTERVIEW: Faurecia deputy GM China Jingcheng Li 24 Nov 2014

Simon Warburton

China's astonishing growth rates of recent years is starting to ebb, but still represents a powerful performance that is the envy of most of the developed world. Simon Warburton talked to global component producer, Faurecia deputy general manager China Division, Jingcheng Li, about opportunities which challenges such as emissions control and lightweighting, present.


INTERVIEW: Peugeot CEO Maxim Picat (Part 1) 10 Oct 2014

Glenn Brooks

Can Peugeot become a near-premium brand, in time? CEO Maxim Picat believes it can. Here, he discusses progress on future vehicles and powertrains, and challenges the suggestion that rivals for Dacia and Renault's Logan and Sandero are needed.

Latest News

AvtoVAZ defiant despite FY US$311m operating loss 12 Feb 16

Simon Warburton

AvtoVAZ is insisting its "anti-crisis measures" will see it through the current extremely challenging economic storm battering Russia as the Togliatti automaker announced a 2015 operating loss of RUB24.7bn (US$311m) compared to RUB10bn in 2014.


BMW group books record January sales 10 Feb 16

Graeme Roberts

Following a fifth consecutive year of record sales in 2015, BMW Group started 2016 with a record setting January, boosting sales 7.5% year on year to 152,879 cars.


Kwid and Brazilian Captur are Renault’s best bets 9 Feb 16

Fernando Calmon

Renault Brazil would prefer to launch the Captur first ahead of the Kwid to take advantage of a wave of compact SUVs in a segment likely to become the second most important in Brazil this year and second only to compact hatchbacks and saloons. The Captur is not due for launch until the first quarter of 2017.


Maruti ships first exports to Suzuki in Japan 8 Feb 16

Graeme Roberts

Maruti Suzuki has begun exports of the new Baleno hatchback to Japan ahead of launch there next month.


Russia light vehicle market down 29% in January 8 Feb 16

Dave Leggett

Russia’s light vehicle market continued its alarming rate of decline in January according to data released by the Moscow-based AEB.


IKCO and FCA's Fiat to set up JV in Iran 8 Feb 16

Glenn Brooks

According to Iran Daily, which quotes the chairman of the Iran-Italy Joint Chamber of Commerce, FCA is to set up a joint venture with Iran Khodro.

Latest blogs

Buick's next LaCrosse breaks cover in China 25 Sep 15

Graeme Roberts

Claimed 'first spy shots' of the redesigned 2016 Buick LaCrosse have been obtained by a Chinese autos website. This is the Chinese variant which will be made by the Shanghai-GM joint venture and is included in just-auto's Product Lifecycle Database (PLDB). It will be an important new car line for GM's Buick brand in China, its largest market.


And now, the Chinese Rolls-Royce phantom clone 18 Sep 15

Graeme Roberts

Never mind your Chinese BMW and Land Rover knock-offs. How about this copy of a 1961 Rolls-Royce Phantom?

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