Forecasts: Latest news and analysis articles
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.
3 October 2016 | Glenn Brooks
With the CR-V the top selling SUV in the US and the brand having now become the number one Japanese make in China, Honda is powering ahead in its two largest markets. Staying ahead requires big investments in future cars and SUVs and ever more efficient powertrains. This focus on Honda Motor looks at what's coming next for the brand. An analysis of future Acura models will follow.
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.
24 November 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?
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.
20 May 2016 | 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.
4 April 2016 | 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.
17 March 2016 | 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.