Vehicle market and industry outlook projections
29 November 2013
Supplier demand for a voice in Brussels is fuelling a boom in membership, says European automotive component producer association, CLEPA, which is predicting global sales levels of 122m by 2022.
26 November 2013
New vehicle sales in the United States are expected to rise 3.6% year on year in November to nearly 1.19m units, according to Kelley Blue Book (KBB).
25 November 2013
Nissan’s target of reaching a 10% share of the Chinese market by 2017 will probably have to be put back by a year because the company cannot keep up with the surge in sales in China - its current market share is 6.5%.
25 November 2013
Faurecia says it is targeting more than EUR21bn (US$28.4bn) of sales and an operating margin of between 4.5% and 5% by 2016, depending on European production levels.
20 November 2013
Nissan is hoping to celebrate its 80th anniversary this year by reaching a record 5m sales, CEO Carlos Ghosn said in Tokyo.
19 November 2013
Lexus, Toyota’s luxury brand, expects global sales this year to be close to the record of 518,000 set in 2007, Mark Templin, managing officer of Toyota and executive vice president of Lexus International, told reporters at a briefing ahead of this week’s Tokyo motor show.
14 November 2013
Toyota doesn't expect to sell as many cars in Germany as it originally hoped this year as it has failed to keep up with demand for its hybrid-powered cars in the country, an executive told a German paper.
8 November 2013
Proton is targeting annual sales of 500,000 vehicles globally by 2018, according to local market research company AmResearch following a meeting with the Malaysian carmaker.
6 November 2013
BorgWarner has announced US$2.9bn of expected net new powertrain business for 2014 through 2016, up 26% from the previous three year net new business.
1 November 2013
Nissan Motor said chief operating officer Toshiyuki Shiga would step aside from the second to top post to a job handling external affairs in a management makeover as the company grapples with quality issues amid an ambitious drive to boost market share.
31 October 2013
Fuji Heavy Industries on Thursday raised its 2013 sales forecast for Subaru cars in the United States to a record high 420,000 vehicles from 365,000 vehicles.
17 October 2013
Imagine a new Porsche where, on the media launch, all the talk is of range on electric power and super-low CO2. Glenn Brooks has been variously hammering and gliding around the Cotswolds, from where he reports.
10 October 2013
Soon to clock up six months as head of SEAT, Jürgen Stackmann talks brand performance, plans for China and future products with just-auto.com. Glenn Brooks reports.
7 October 2013
More than three years after losing the lead in India's luxury car market, Mercedes Benz overtook Audi to dominate in the July-September quarter.
7 October 2013
Strong demand for its SUVs in the US and Japan is expected to end in a record year for Subaru maker Fuji Heavy Industries.
4 October 2013
The third generation of the Daihatsu Tanto five-door mini car has been announced in Japan. The main novelty is the use of lightweight resin body panels.
30 September 2013
Hino is likely to miss its sales targets in Indonesia and Thailand this financial year because of slowing economic growth and increasing competition, its president told Reuters.
27 September 2013
So PSA Peugeot Citroen launched its latest round of union negotiations this week with - what on the face of it - seems an extraordinarily generous offer to its labour bodies.
25 September 2013
Iran Khodro says it will begin building a hatchback version of its Runna small sedan from early in 2014. The company insists in a statement that this Peugeot 206-based model has been designed "without any help from foreign sources".
17 September 2013
The second model for the revived Datsun brand has been revealed at the Jakarta motor show. The new Go+ is a small minivan and will be locally manufactured from 2014.
6 September 2013
Suzuki Motor Europe claims its new SX4 S-Cross now sets the standard in the C Crossover segment. Glenn Brooks drives it, and uncovers details of some future Suzukis.
29 August 2013
Earlier on 29 August, the Shanghai Volkswagen joint venture (SVW) started SKD vehicle assembly in Urumqi. This is the Volkswagen Group's 102nd plant.
28 August 2013
Maruti Suzuki is to delay the construction of a passenger car plant in the Indian state of Gujarat, citing the current slowdown of the local market.
23 August 2013
It may be August with half the world out of the office and on the beach, but there seems to have been plenty going on in the automotive world this week.
23 August 2013
A Maserati might have been the best sounding car Glenn Brooks has driven this summer, but it isn't the fastest. Surprisingly, that honour goes to an Audi estate.
23 August 2013
Monday August 26 is a national public holiday in the UK. It's the late-summer day off when the nation looks to enjoy traditional summer activities, such as being stuck in traffic jams to the coast.
20 August 2013
After sampling the GranTurismo Sport, Glenn Brooks suddenly understands why the enthusiast magazines get so excited about Ferrari-engined Maseratis.
9 August 2013
A 34% YoY sales rise made Suzuki the UK's fastest growing top 20 brand in H1. Can that pace of expansion be sustained? Glenn Brooks, back from the media launch of the facelifted Swift, shares new knowledge of the company's future model plans.
2 August 2013
The new Citroën C4 Picasso is smaller yet roomier, 140kg lighter, and the first conventionally powered compact MPV to deliver sub-100g/km CO2 emissions. Glenn Brooks assesses the debut model on PSA's EMP2 architecture.
1 August 2013
Continental’s finance chief Wolfgang Schaefer expects car production in Europe to improve slightly in the second half of the year after falling 6% in the first half.