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THE WEEK THAT WAS: Volkswagen, diesel, recalls

One guess what dominated just-auto's news, analysis and comment this week. VW, emissions, diesel and recalls, natch. Early in the week we as...

COMMENT: Tesla Model X - the elephant in the room

This presentation by Elon Musk is half an hour long but well worth watching. It demonstrates yet again that Tesla Motors doesn't do many thi...

Europe diesel forecasts revised down

The expected decline of the popularity of diesel-fuelled vehicles in the European car market has been significantly accelerated in the light...

COMMENT: Where will VW 'emissionsgate' end?

Where is this all going to end? That must be the feeling of Volkswagen group executives every morning as they watch the TV news bulletins an...

Latest Interviews

Q&A: Kia MD sees 100,000 sales in UK 23 Jul 2015

Glenn Brooks

There years ago this month Paul Philpott became the managing director of Kia Motors for the UK and Ireland. This followed a stint at Kia Motors Europe (KME) in Frankfurt and prior to that, senior roles at Ford of Britain and Toyota GB.

Q&A: Volvo XC90 chief engineer Håkan Ivarsson 2 Jul 2015

Glenn Brooks

Volvo Cars' technical director for the 90 Cluster models opens up about the development of the XC90. Plus, what's coming for two VCC architectures: SPA for medium and large vehicles, and the smaller Geely-Volvo CMA.

Latest News

TOKYO SHOW: Lexus concept world debut 9 Oct 15

Glenn Brooks

TMC has announced the world premiere of a Lexus concept ahead of this month's Tokyo motor show.

France considers higher taxes for diesels 5 Oct 15

Dave Leggett

A French government minister has said that the government is considering raising taxes on diesels in the wake of evidence that diesel emissions are more harmful than previously thought.

"Diesel not dead" says defiant FKG supplier body 2 Oct 15

Simon Warburton

Scandinavian supplier body, FKG says despite the emissions conflagration currently sweeping through Volkswagen, it still believes diesel technology to be the future of powertrains, albeit one possibly allied to a hybrid model.

Royal to unveil emissions measures as Paris reacts 1 Oct 15

Simon Warburton

France is to outline measures later today (1 October) to tackle the fallout from the current Volkswagen diesel emissions scandal rocking Germany

Australia trains sights on Volkswagen 1 Oct 15

Simon Warburton

Australia's Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) says it could slap Volkswagen with fines running into millions of dollars if it finds the German automaker has supplied so-called 'defeat devices' on certain diesel models.

Volkswagen UK recalls 1.2m group diesels 30 Sep 15

Graeme Roberts

Volkswagen's UK unit said on Wednesday (30 September) it would recall 1,189,906 vehicles sold in the UK fitted with the two-litre EU5 diesel engine produced from 2009 with the software behind the emissions scandal. The tally includes diesel VW, Audi, Seat and Skoda models plus VW commercial vehicles.

Latest blogs

Are these pics of the next Prius authentic? 7 Jul 15

Glenn Brooks

If these images turn out to be the real deal, then Toyota's design department is getting even braver than usual. Taiwan-based Autonet has just published what appear to be shots of the next Prius and Prius PHEV.

Watch the Toyota Mirai being made 24 Feb 15

Glenn Brooks

Here's a chance to see details of Toyota's Mirai fuel cell car being manufactured at its Motomachi plant in Japan.

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