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Comment - VW 'dieselgate' opens the flood gates

There's an old saying in the UK – you can wait for hours for a bus then two will come along together. It's an analogy that can be placed on...

Gloves off as UK poised to decide EU future

"Independence Day" is how Boris Johnson – recent Mayor of London – and star turn of the UK's so-called Brexit wing looking for an amicable d...

COMMENT: Putin defies winter with Lada backing

As winter starts to really take hold in Russia – both climatically through the advent of the first real cold of this time of year – and equa...

Supplier messages from 2015 IAA

There is much more to the IAA in Frankfurt than a dazzling array of new cars. At the world's biggest auto show, suppliers' stands bristled w...

Latest Interviews

Delphi Powertrain VP on compliance - Q&A 23 May 2016

Matthew Beecham

With the powertrain world reeling from a series of emissions-related revelations, ‘compliance’ may seem a brave subject to choose for a keynote speech at the recent Vienna Motor Symposium. Delphi’s vice president engineering, Delphi Powertrain, John Fuerst tells just-auto why he believes this is the right time to take a deeper look at the topic.


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

Volvo Group agrees EU antitrust probe settlement 20 Jul 16

Graeme Roberts

The Volvo Group said it had reached a settlement with the European Commission putting an end to a long-running EU antitrust investigation.


US agencies talk future emissions and fuel economy 19 Jul 16

Graeme Roberts

The US Department of Transportation (DOT), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and California Air Resource Board (CARB) have taken the first step in a mid-term evaluation of the national programme for greenhouse gas emissions and fuel economy standards for light duty cars and trucks with the release of a draft technical assessment report (TAR) for public comment.


Automakers call for TTIP common auto regulations 13 Jul 16

Graeme Roberts

Divergent auto safety regulations in the United States and the European Union drive up costs by as much as US$2.3bn annually on a bilateral basis, according to a new Center for Automotive Research (CAR) study, entitled Potential Cost Savings and Additional Benefits of Convergence of Safety Regulations between the United States and the European Union.


OESA cautions on lower revenue after Brexit vote 1 Jul 16

Simon Warburton

America's component manufacturing body says it expects lower revenue for its members following the UK's shock decision to leave the European Union (EU).


ZF respects UK Brexit vote as "sovereign decision" 1 Jul 16

Simon Warburton

ZF says it respects the move by the UK to leave the European Union as a "sovereign decision."


Shocked CLEPA to discuss Brexit in Madrid 27 Jun 16

Simon Warburton

European supplier body, CLEPA, says it is "shocked" by the UK's decision to split with Brussels after last week's (23 June) referendum, which saw Britain vote to leave the 28-State strong organisation.


"No trade barriers" says FKG amid Brexit fallout 27 Jun 16

Simon Warburton

Scandinavian supplier association, FKG says the UK's shock vote last week (23 June) to exit the European Union (EU)  should not trigger tariff impositions as the impact from the decision continues to reverberate around the Continent. 


VDA warns against post-Brexit customs barriers 27 Jun 16

Simon Warburton

Germany's automotive manufacturing and supplier body, VDA, is cautioning against any European Union (EU) imposition of customs barriers following the UK's decision to exit the Brussels association.


Nissan denies Korean emissions-cheat accusation 16 May 16

Graeme Roberts

Nissan has denied falsifying emission tests for diesel Qashqai models built in its UK plant and exported to South Korea.


Mitsubishi explains fuel economy con to ministry 12 May 16

Graeme Roberts

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) has detailed how it falsified fuel economy tests to Japan's Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) as requested.


MMNA says US vehicles unaffected by test rigging 29 Apr 16

Graeme Roberts

Mitsubishi Motors North America (MMNA) last night (29 April) said vehicles sold in the United States were not impacted by the fuel consumption testing data irregularities the automaker has admitted to over the past two weeks.


MMC improperly tested fuel economy for 25 years 26 Apr 16

Graeme Roberts

Mitsubishi Motors reportedly has admitted improperly tested the fuel economy of its cars for the past 25 years, deepening a crisis that has already wiped out half its market value.


NSK confident of future PSA bearings relationship 20 Apr 16

Simon Warburton

NSK says it wants to continue its relationship with PSA Groupe, despite the French automaker pursuing a civil claim related to bearings cartel activity in tandem with several other suppliers.


NSK moots out of Court PSA bearings settlement 20 Apr 16

Simon Warburton

PSA Groupe supplier, NSK, says it is "absolutely possible" it could reach an out of Court settlement with the French automaker, which is seeking US$577m from several bearings manufacturers involved in price fixing activities.


Delphi "data point" for regulators - CTO 15 Apr 16

Simon Warburton

Delphi says it is not actively involved in lobbying governments surrounding legislative issues, but nonetheless enjoys the ear of authorities as new technologies evolve.


ACEA welcomes new EU data protection regime 15 Apr 16

Graeme Roberts

The European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) said it welcomed the vote in the European Parliament on the EU General Data Protection Regulation.


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.


Valeo acquires Spheros from Deutsche Beteiligungs 4 Apr 16

Simon Warburton

Valeo has formally acquired bus air conditioning supplier, Spheros from Deutsche Beteiligungs after receiving clearance from anti-trust authorities.


US FTC also sues Volkswagen 30 Mar 16

Dave Leggett

The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has charged that Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. deceived consumers with the advertising campaign it used to promote its supposedly "clean diesel" VWs and Audis, which Volkswagen fitted with illegal emission defeat devices designed to mask high emissions during government tests.


Opel announces vehicle emissions initiatives 30 Mar 16

Dave Leggett

Opel says it will publish WLTP test cycle based fuel consumption numbers, reflecting more everyday driving conditions and it will also implement improved SCR diesel applications in new vehicles – which will lower harmful NOx emissions. The initiatives are voluntary ahead of regulatory changes in Europe.

Latest blogs

Upcoming LMC Automotive forecasting event and Brexit panel 6 May 16

Dave Leggett

LMC Automotive has a forecasting event with a very strong European focus coming up.


Taxing questions in France 26 Jun 15

Simon Warburton

It's been an eventful week in French industrial relations - and that's a competitive field - as the country's hard-wired unionism exerts a summer push.

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