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COMMENT: Russia plays political football

Just when you thought things couldn't be any worse for the auto sector in Russia, up popped the AEB recently with its latest monthly instalm...

ANALYSIS: Future models for Volvo's new car plants

Not too long ago, Volvo had just two plants in Sweden and one in Belgium, plus a couple of small-scale SKD operations. By 2018, the firm’s m...

COMMENT: Which models will Volvo build in the US?

Come 2018, Volvo Cars will finally have the production base that it has needed in North America for decades. The company isn't yet saying wh...

ANALYSIS: VW & Toyota losing the SUV race in China

The Chinese vehicle market might not be surging but sales of crossovers and SUVs certainly are, registrations rising by 54% (YoY) in March....

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: VP François Bancon on Infiniti's future 8 Oct 2014

Glenn Brooks

Renault-Nissan Alliance veteran Francois Bancon heads up Product Strategy for Infiniti. He is charged with overseeing a 60 percent expansion of the brand's vehicle range over the next five years.

Latest News

GAZ owner sees market easing, incentives still key 18 Jun 15

Simon Warburton

GAZ Group's parent estimates the bottom may have been reached of plummeting passenger and light commercial vehicle sales in Russia but concedes the government will likely have to keep stepping in with incentive programmes.


Russia April sales slump to 10-year low 13 May 15

Simon Warburton

Russia has posted yet more calamitous falls in new passenger car and LCV sales, with figures showing the market had its worst ever April for ten years.


UK nearly new cars almost double: Glass's 12 May 15

Simon Warburton

Glass's says the number of nearly new cars in the UK retail market has almost doubled in the last six months, indicating manufacturers are pre-registering ever larger numbers.


Volvo Cars’ China sales will outpace premiums 21 Apr 15

Graeme Roberts

Volvo Cars president and chief executive Håkan Samuelsson said his company's sales in China in 2015 would grow faster than the overall market for premium cars.


No future for long range EVs - Toyota engineer 20 Apr 15

Chris Wright

Battery powered electric vehicles have no practical future as a long range alternative to conventional cars even if technological breakthroughs allow them to be charged quickly, according to Toyota’s top fuel cell engineer.


GERMANY: Mazda outsells Nissan as Qashqai crashes 16 Apr 15

Glenn Brooks

Thanks to a plethora of new and updated models, Mazda has found itself in the extraordinary situation of having overtaken Nissan in Europe's largest national market.

Latest blogs

The just-auto Readership Survey 2014 7 Oct 14

Dave Leggett

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


Maintaining clearness in St Petersburg 21 May 14

Simon Warburton

I'm not sure if I expected icebergs floating down the river in St Petersburg in May, but what I certainly didn't bank on was a 30C wall of heat ahead of this year's International Economic Forum (SPIEF), which I'm attending for the first time this week.

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