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ANALYSIS: Making sense of China's sales volatility

Just as in Europe, India or the USA, looking at China as one market doesn't give you the full picture. Differences across geographical areas...

ANALYSIS: New DS 5 & the future of PSA's new brand

It will soon be 60 years since the Citroën DS was revealed to dropped jaws at the 1955 Paris motor show. Now, PSA has a more subtle desire t...

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...

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

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.

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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