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ANALYSIS: Future models for North America - Part 2

Part one of this two-part series concerned the major models the Detroit Three vehicle makers have up their sleeves for 2015. Now we take a l...

ANALYSIS: Future models for North America - Part 1

The NAIAS in mid-January will mark the official start to the next wave of vehicle launches in the US. So what are the major OEMs readying fo...


After years in the European wilderness, Lexus now seems set on a steady path of sales expansion. The new NX, a RAV4-sized crossover, is the...

COMMENT: Did cheap gas kill another Nissan hybrid?

The current low pump price of gasoline in the US might have claimed its first victim: the Murano Hybrid. Nissan North America, having former...

Latest Interviews

INTERVIEW: Alain Uyttenhoven, Head of Lexus Europe 24 Nov 2014

Glenn Brooks

Russia, Lexus' number one market in its European region, might be down, but UK sales are up strongly. On balance then, 2014 has been a good year, according to the brand's Head of Europe. Next, he promises more hybrids but no diesels. Why?

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.

Latest News

Hyundai Australia imports first ix35 Fuel Cell 10 Dec 14

Graeme Roberts

A Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell vehicle (FCEV) built in Ulsan, South Korea, has arrived in Australia. It is the first hydrogen-powered car to be permanently imported into the country.

Ford adds wind energy at Bridgend 8 Dec 14

Graeme Roberts

A wind turbine has been installed at Ford’s Bridgend engine plant in Wales, supplying energy directly to the factory.

France signals end of the road for diesel 1 Dec 14

Chris Wright

France could start to phase out diesel-engined passenger cars as it rolls out a programme to identify the most polluting vehicles on its roads.

FTA's critical to eliminate barriers: Delphi 28 Nov 14

Simon Warburton

Delphi says the twin poles of Free Trade Agreements and sustainable mobility will be essential components for industry to tackle rising global vehicle volumes and infrastructure challenges.

EC warns against "more and more" legislation 28 Nov 14

Simon Warburton

High-ranking European Commission (EC) officials insist simply throwing more and more legislation onto current transport systems will alienate countries even further rom Brussels.

US: Alcoa rises on news of aluminium Lexus models 26 Nov 14

Glenn Brooks

The share price of Alcoa Inc has risen by 2% in New York after a report that Toyota is planning aluminium body panels for a new generation of Lexus models.

Latest blogs

The just-auto Readership Survey 2014 7 Oct 14

Dave Leggett

We have just launched our first readership survey in two years.

Toyota i-Road leaning car - the video 30 Jun 14

Glenn Brooks

TMC continues to promote Japan's Ha-Mo car sharing scheme via its own i-Road commuter model. The latest promotional video is worth a look.

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