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ANALYSIS: VW's self-defeating defeat devices

In September 2015, the industry – and VW in particular – was dealt a seismic shock when it became clear that VW had sought to cheat US emiss...

VEHICLE ANALYSIS: New Kadjar & future Renault SUVs

Having seen the enormous and ongoing success of the Qashqai in European markets, Renault has at last entered the segment which was more or l...

ANALYSIS: Mazda humiliates Toyota in Germany

It has no rich parent; no manufacturing plant in Europe; sells no hybrids, EVs or PHEVs. Plus, a new roadster has just been added to the mod...

COMMENT: Ford F-Series production soars

Low gasoline prices and a relatively strong US economy are no doubt the main drivers of a huge boost in production of Ford's F-Series pick-u...

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.

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?

Latest News

Daimler Trucks lowers 2016 forecasts 20 May 16

Graeme Roberts

Despite presenting fairly solid Q1 2016 performance data on 22 April, and forecasts for the full year for unit sales "slightly below the level of the previous year" and EBIT "at the prior-year" level, Daimler Trucks has now, just less than one month later, acknowledged that these predictions were overly-optimistic. 

Kia extends Total lubricants partnership to Europe 4 Apr 16

Graeme Roberts

Kia Motors and Total Lubrifiants have renewed their partnership agreement for another five years with Total remaining Kia's "preferred" aftermarket lubricants supplier exclusively across a network of 5,500 dealers in 180 countries - including west European markets from 1 January, 2017.

LED headlights forecast to be on one in five cars 17 Mar 16

Graeme Roberts

LED technology will power 20% of light vehicle front headlights by 2030, from just 2% in 2015, according to the latest headlight fitment forecasts by just-auto's research unit, QUBE.

Toyota tallies Thailand 10% down in 2016 21 Jan 16

Graeme Roberts

Thailand's total domestic car sales are expected to fall 10% year on year in 2016 to 720,000 units, the president of Toyota's Thai unit said, citing a weaker economy and a newly introduced tax.

Detroit - FCA results for 2015 at top end 11 Jan 16

Graeme Roberts

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' (FCA) financial performance last year came in at the top end of the company's own forecasts, chief executive Sergio Marchionne said in Detroit on Monday.

The eight megatrends set to disrupt autos 5 Jan 16

Graeme Roberts

The global automotive industry stands on the brink of unprecedented change due to the impact of eight discrete megatrends, according to a new report from just-auto, set to be published next month.

Hyundai-Kia targets 1.5% global sales growth 4 Jan 16

Tony Pugliese

Hyundai Motor and affiliate Kia Motors have set a combined global sales target of 8.13m units for 2016.

Visteon back in black this third quarter 9 Nov 15

Graeme Roberts

Visteon's sales for the third quarter ended 30 September 2015 were up 1.9% year on year to US$808m. Pre-tax operating income was $31m compared to a previous-year loss of $11m. Net income rose to $5m from a $21m loss.

APMA urges Ottawa "not to relent" on TPP 26 Aug 15

Simon Warburton

Canada's powerful automotive supplier body, APMA, is urging its government stand firm in the face of intense pressure to ink the current Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) deal, as criticism grows it forms part of President Barack Obama's wishlist of 'legacy' deals before he vacates office.

Buyers best the analysts in US July sales 4 Aug 15

Bill Cawthon

Americans flocked to dealer lots in July, snapping up more than 1.5m cars and trucks, an increase of 5.3% from July 2014, well above analyst forecasts.

Tenneco posts Q2 net income down to US78m 27 Jul 15

Simon Warburton

Tenneco has reported second quarter net income down to US$78m compared with US$81m last year.

AEB hails 30% June sales drop as "less dramatic" 9 Jul 15

Simon Warburton

Russia's Association of European Businesses (AEB) says a fall of 30% in new car and LCV sales for June is "less dramatic" than previous months, but is still forecasting a year-end figure down 36% to 1.55m.

ZF TRW unveils third generation video camera 7 Jul 15

Simon Warburton

ZF TRW has unveiled its third generation video camera, the S-Cam 3, with production starting for the first time across four major global vehicle platforms.

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.

Sanctions hamper overseas finance access: Sberbank 7 Apr 15

Simon Warburton

A leading Russian economist says sanctions imposed by the European Union and the US prevent companies borrowing on international markets.

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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