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TWTW: VW admits size isn’t everything

Volkswagen Group stayed very much in the news this week. The company posted a set of results that were dragged down by provision made for co...

COMMENT: Putin defies winter with Lada backing

As winter starts to really take hold in Russia – both climatically through the advent of the first real cold of this time of year – and equa...

THE WEEK THAT WAS: Range Rover Evoque Brazil build

We'll permit ourselves a small 'told you so' this week after Jaguar Land Rover finally confirmed it would build the Range Rover Evoque in Br...

ANALYSIS: What does TPP mean for autos?

A trade deal involving the US, Japan and 10 other Pacific rim countries has been agreed. The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) will reduce tra...

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

Maruti investor views vary over Suzuki Gujarat 25 Nov 15

Graeme Roberts

Proxy advisory firm Stakeholders Empowerment Services (SES) has termed the proposed contract manufacturing deal between Maruti Suzuki and parent Suzuki Motor as favourable to the minority shareholder of the Indian carmaker in contrast to Institutional Investor Advisory Services (IiAS) which recommended its clients to vote against the proposal, under which a wholly owned unit of the Japanese automaker would produce cars and supply to Maruti.

New Argentine Hilux threatens Chevy's S10 23 Nov 15

Fernando Calmon

Toyota's South American specification redesigned Hilux medium-size pick-up truck poses a serious threat to Chevrolet's evergreen S10 after the Japanese model's first full rework since 2005.

Yokohama India eyes OEM supply from local factory 23 Nov 15

Graeme Roberts

With only a tiny slice of the replacement market and no local manufacturing for OEM supply, Yokohama nonetheless has ambitious plans for its year-old Indian plant in Ballabhgarh, Haryana state.

Kia races to first manufacturing plant in Mexico 20 Nov 15

Dave Leggett

Kia Motors has announced the completion of construction on its first manufacturing plant in Latin America located in the municipality of Pesquería in the state of Nuevo León, Mexico. The construction took just 13 months.

View T25S concept as thought leadership says Shell 20 Nov 15

Simon Warburton

Shell Lubricants says its T25S concept car Project M collaboration with Geo Technologies and Gordon Murray Design, should be considered as a “thought leadership” innovation targeted at addressing rapid global population growth.

India's ACMA exhibits in Japan 18 Nov 15

Dave Leggett

In a move highlighting efforts by Indian component makers to break into Japanese auto supply chains as low-cost producers, the Automotive Component Manufacturers Association of India (ACMA), the governing  body representing the Indian auto component industry is planning an exhibition in Japan.

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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