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Ford and Lincoln future models into the 2020s

In the final part of just-auto's in-depth look at Ford Motor Company's future models and architectures, the spotlight is on the firm's high...

Toyota finally makes an economical Prius

The Prius has always been an engineering tour de force. What it hasn't ever been, is a genuinely economical model in all conditions and in a...

VW's amazing new 1.0-litre Golf engine - Analysis

The new turbocharged 1.0-litre three-cylinder petrol engine which Volkswagen has quietly slipped into the Golf is one of the best kept secre...

ANALYSIS - Jaguar takes on Porsche with F-PACE

For too many years, those running Jaguar listened to ‘experts’ who said an SUV would dilute its image. What nonsense. Now, as the leaping ca...

Latest Interviews

Why hydrogen is coming, according to Kia 3 Dec 2015

Roger Stansfield

"In future, all energy will come as electricity." Those words are not from some environmental activist or soundbite politician, but from a senior figure within the auto industry, which perhaps makes them all the more surprising.

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.

Latest News

Why has Teslamotors.com become Tesla.com? 20 Jul 16

Glenn Brooks

This week's internet address change from teslamotors.com to tesla.com is leading to speculation about what the EV specialist might be planning for its future direction.

Ford explores "Tequila bioplastics" 19 Jul 16

Dave Leggett

Ford Motor Company is teaming up with Jose Cuervo to explore the use of the tequila producer’s Agave plant by-product to develop more sustainable bioplastics to employ in Ford vehicles.

US agencies talk future emissions and fuel economy 19 Jul 16

Graeme Roberts

The US Department of Transportation (DOT), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and California Air Resource Board (CARB) have taken the first step in a mid-term evaluation of the national programme for greenhouse gas emissions and fuel economy standards for light duty cars and trucks with the release of a draft technical assessment report (TAR) for public comment.

Kia Motors reduces environmental impact 15 Jul 16

Graeme Roberts

Kia Motors has made significant progress in reducing the environmental impact of its production facilities, according to the company's annual Move sustainability report.

Koreans to rule on VW Group certification revoke 11 Jul 16

Graeme Roberts

South Korea's environment ministry said on Monday it would decide later this month whether to revoke the certification of 32 Volkswagen Group vehicle models after prosecutors accused the carmaker of fabricating documents on emissions and noise level tests.

VW to pay California emissions penalties of $86m 11 Jul 16

Graeme Roberts

Volkswagen will pay an additional US$86m in penalties to California over its emissions scandal, on top of a settlement of $14.7 billion the automaker reached with US officials earlier, state attorney general Kamala Harris said.

Germans want VW to face profit-related fine 11 Jul 16

Graeme Roberts

German prosecutors are demanding Volkswagen face a fine based on the level of the profits the carmaker made from selling 11m vehicles equipped with manipulated engine software, newspaper Sueddeutsche Zeitung said.

VW refuses US-like compensation for EU customers 5 Jul 16

Graeme Roberts

Volkswagen's CEO reporteldy has rejected calls for the carmaker to compensate customers in Europe over the 'Dieselgate' emissions scandal along the lines of its US$15bn deal in the United States, telling a German newspaper a similar settlement would be inappropriate and unaffordable.

Nissan cuts CO2 emissions by 22.4% 4 Jul 16

Dave Leggett

Nissan has published its annual Sustainability Report and says that its carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions have fallen by  22.4% over the past decade.

VW rules out emissions compensation in South Korea 1 Jul 16

Tony Pugliese

Volkswagen has no plans to compensate South Korean for cheating emissions tests, according to local reports citing the company’s local unit Audi Volkswagen Korea.

Hyundai developing EVs for Genesis brand - report 29 Jun 16

Glenn Brooks

Hyundai plans to release plug-in versions of its future Genesis models, the Korean company has told the media in its home market.

EU wants same VW compensation in Europe as US 27 Jun 16

Graeme Roberts

European industry commissioner Elzbieta Bienkowska has said VW should pay its German customers similar compensation to US buyers.

Volkswagen kills Jetta Hybrid citing low demand 23 Jun 16

Glenn Brooks

A spokesman for Volkswagen of America has told just-auto that the Jetta Hybrid is being discontinued. The car was built at Puebla in Mexico, mainly for the US market.

Details of future Hyundai Genesis diesel models 21 Jun 16

Glenn Brooks

Hyundai Motor Company has denied reports in the South Korean media claiming that it has cancelled plans to add diesel engines to its Genesis sedan range. The company in fact now says it will add diesel versions of two models in 2017.

Germany approves VW EA 189 engine emissions fix 14 Jun 16

Graeme Roberts

Germany's Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA) has approved Volkswagen's proposed modification of around 1.1m more VW, VW commercial and Audi brand models.

Solar power for Toyota Texas HQ 7 Jun 16

Graeme Roberts

Toyota claims the 7.75 megawatt solar power system planned for its new North American headquarters in Plano, Texas will be "the largest corporate office on-site solar installation among non-utility companies in the state".

ACEA outlines key challenges in reducing CO2 3 Jun 16

Dave Leggett

Ahead of the publication of the European Commission’s communication on the decarbonisation of transport next month, the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) has outlined some key challenges that industry and policy makers must overcome to reduce CO2 emissions more effectively. 

Nissan switches on UK plant solar farm 1 Jun 16

Dave Leggett

Nissan has switched on a new solar farm at its biggest manufacturing site in Europe. Made of up 19,000 photo-voltaic panels, the new 4.75MW facility is now fully operational at Nissan Sunderland Plant.

Ford claims captured CO2 first 18 May 16

Dave Leggett

Ford says it is the first automaker to develop foams and plastics using captured carbon dioxide for its vehicles.

Nissan denies Korean emissions-cheat accusation 16 May 16

Graeme Roberts

Nissan has denied falsifying emission tests for diesel Qashqai models built in its UK plant and exported to South Korea.

Latest blogs

Tesla's Gigafactory - world's biggest building 9 May 16

Glenn Brooks

The hype over Tesla's so-called 'Gigafactory' is reaching new levels with the release of drone footage showing its sheer size.

Sparkle in the rain 29 Oct 15

Simon Warburton

To the backdrop of bright autumnal sunshine - not to mention a certain German automaker's woes - this year's recent FKG Suppliers Forum in Gothenburg fused a heady mixture of knowledge exchange and networking.

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