Forecasts: Latest news and analysis articles
27 February 2017 | Fernando Calmon
There was once euphoria in the Brazilian automotive market. Following the 2008/2009 financial crisis, the Lehman Brothers bank bankruptcy and the chain reaction that spread worldwide, auto companies settled here coincidentally commenced to profit enormously. And the order of the day became rescuing indebted parent companies, especially General Motors (at the time in Chapter 11 proceedings), Ford and Fiat.
14 December 2016 | Graeme Roberts
Around eight years after a pilot project began in the German city of Ulm, around 14,000 cars belonging to sharing pioneer car2go are now in use in other cities such as Berlin, New York and Chongqing.
1 December 2016 | Glenn Brooks
The third instalment in just-auto's analysis of FCA's passenger car brands' model lines is a focus on Maserati. A look at what's ahead for Alfa Romeo was recently published, followed by an examination of Ferrari's plans. Features on Lancia; Fiat & Abarth; Chrysler, Dodge & RAM; and Jeep will be published soon.
28 November 2016 | Glenn Brooks
FCA is the latest OEM to have its current and future models put under the microscope for examination. The first brand in this series is Alfa Romeo. Features on Maserati; Ferrari; Lancia; Fiat & Abarth; Chrysler, Dodge & RAM; and Jeep, will follow over the coming weeks.
28 March 2017 | Graeme Roberts
BMW's Peter Schwarzenbauer likes to joke that his business card "takes five minutes to read" and that his full title - member of the board of management of BMW AG Mini, Rolls-Royce, BMW Motorrad, customer engagement and digital business innovation, BMW group - encompasses "all the fun stuff". A very big buck stops here.
23 July 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.
21 March 2017 | Graeme Roberts
After booking record revenues and earnings for the seventh consecutive year in the automaker's centenary year 2016 (nonetheless disappointing some analysts), BMW Group management board chairman Harald Kruger is again targeting records for 2017.
16 March 2017 | Simon Warburton
Russia's Association of European Businesses (AEB) Automotive Manufacturers Committee (AMC) is cautiously predicting a "soft return" to rosier times for the domestic market following four years of disastrously falling sales.
16 March 2017 | Simon Warburton
GAZ Group says it has set itself a target of increasing export markets to 51 countries as, in common with many Russian manufacturers operating in difficult domestic conditions, it looks overseas to soak up the shortfall.
26 January 2017 | Graeme Roberts
Edmunds.com has forecast 1,153,459 new cars and trucks will be sold in the US in January, for an estimated seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR) of 17.7m. This would be down 0.7% year on year and 31.5% lower than December 2016 sales. Kelley Blue Book reckons sales will be down 3% to 1.13m next month for an estimated SAAR of 17.4m.
1 December 2016 | Graeme Roberts
The real financial and social impact of autonomous driving vehicles on European roads has been revealed for the first time, Nissan Motor claimed, as it unveiled what it claims is "one of the most comprehensive studies ever compiled on the subject".
23 November 2016 | Glenn Brooks
An EV rival for the next Porsche 911 and Jaguar F-TYPE will be released in 2020, a Maserati executive has told just-auto.com.
31 October 2016 | Fernando Calmon
São Paulo-based GM South America, headed by Barry Engle, has reaffirmed temporary fiscal incentives proved fruitless in improving the Brazilian motor industry's competitiveness in recent years.
28 October 2016 | Dave Leggett
Despite the impact of 'dieselgate' Volkswagen Group generated an operating profit before special items of EUR11.3 (10.2)bn in the first nine months of the year, representing an increase of 10.5%.
29 September 2016 | Chris Wright
As someone charged with looking into the future, Toscan Bennett, vice president strategy and planning for Opel, is finding it harder and harder to make predictions.
16 September 2016 | Dave Leggett
Ford is aiming to have an autonomous vehicle in commercial operation by 2021 and wants to have ‘high volume’ (over 100,000 units a year) to maximise the business opportunity via ride-hailing or ride-sharing.
2 September 2016 | Graeme Roberts
As it prepares to announce the target company for its current round of bargaining with the Detroit Three automakers, the Unifor union released a new independent study that shows the "massive" economic impact of the automakers in Canada.
28 July 2016 | Graeme Roberts
New vehicle sales in the United States in July are expected to decrease 1% year on year to 1.5m units in July 2016, resulting in an estimated 17.5m seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR), according to Kelley Blue Book.
22 July 2016 | Graeme Roberts
China is the largest passenger vehicle market in the world in terms of both production and sales volumes and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) are looking to harness the potential of this vast market by rolling out new and improved powertrains, according to a new report.
13 July 2016 | Graeme Roberts
LMC Automotive has cut its forecast for auto sales in the US for 2016-2023, based on the recent plateauing of year-on-year sales growth, combined with growing economic and political risk in the US and globally, potentially impacting trade, the US economy and consumer confidence.
23 June 2016 | Graeme Roberts
Nissan Motor chief competitive officer Hiroto Saikawa told the annual general meeting in the company's home city of Yokohama, Japan, the automaker had made continued progress on its mid-term business plan, enhanced operational efficiency and delivered "solid" financial results in fiscal 2015. He also highlighted growth in global sales volumes, reaching a new record of 5.43m units amid strong demand in North America and a continued recovery in western Europe.
20 June 2016 | Simon Warburton
Russia's Industry Ministry says domestic automotive component manufacture is increasing despite the continuing struggles of the sector in the country, which has seen huge sales falls.
10 June 2016 | Tony Pugliese
Continental aims to more than double component sales in China to EUR10bn by 2020, from EUR4.5bn in 2015, according to local reports quoting company executives.
10 June 2016 | Simon Warburton
China's Ping an Bank estimates the domestic automotive market will reach 28m-30m vehicles by 2020 as outlined in the government's 13th five-year plan.
9 June 2016 | Simon Warburton
Magna reckons the anticipated significant growth in China's new electric vehicle (NEV) makers will present 'huge challenges' as suppliers look to provide the necessary components.
2 June 2016 | Simon Warburton
Europe's Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA), has revised its forecast for 2016 car registrations up from its initial January forecast of 2% growth.