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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...

TWTW: Not a good week to be VW's Doctor Winterkorn

I'm not unsympathetic to him at all but, as the Volkswagen emissions-test rigging scandal continued to erupt this week, after the EPA's shoc...

Suppliers defensive in teeth of VW storm

If not exactly a stampede, there is certainly an orderly queue of suppliers beating a retreat to distance themselves from one of the greates...

Latest Interviews

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?

INTERVIEW: Federal-Mogul CTO Gian Maria Olivetti 19 May 2014

Simon Warburton

Gian Maria Olivetti joned Federal-Mogul in 2007 as VP, pistons, rings and liners. He was previously at Fiat Group, where he was executive director, worldwide engines and transmissions, responsible for Iveco. He talked to Simon Warburton at Federal-Mogul's recent Media Technology Day at the company's Wiesbaden plant near Frankfurt about key elements of the business including legislation, the future of ICE engines, CO2 emissions and materials.

Latest News

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.

Opel plans to increase diesel mix in Europe 2 Mar 16

Dave Leggett

Opel/Vauxhall CEO Karl-Thomas Neumann has told just-auto that the brands are planning to increase diesel mix in Europe, in spite of the uncertainties caused for diesel’s outlook due to the ramifications of VW’s so-called ‘dieselgate’ scandal and its wider fallout.

Mercedes faces lawsuit in US over diesel emissions 19 Feb 16

Dave Leggett

Mercedes-Benz in the US faces a class action lawsuit from the owner of Mercedes BlueTEC diesel car that accuses it of knowingly programming so-called ‘clean diesel’ cars to emit illegally excessive levels of nitrogen oxides.

PSA quiet on any IKCO sanctions 'compensation' 8 Feb 16

Simon Warburton

PSA Peugeot Citroen is declining to comment on reports it will pay Iran Khodro (IKCO) EUR400m (US$447m) 'compensation' for the years international economic sanctions were imposed against Tehran.

CARB rejects VW diesel emissions fix 13 Jan 16

Graeme Roberts

New Volkswagen CEO Matthias Mueller faces a crucial meeting on Wednesday (13 January) with US regulators to discuss ways out of the emissions-cheating crisis, a day after the California Air Resources Board (CARB) rejected the automaker's initial proposed engine fix.

CES - ZF exhibits environmental sensing technology 7 Jan 16

Simon Warburton

ZF says it is using the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas continuing this week, as a platform to highlight its position in environmental sensing technology.

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.

BMW hit with $40m penalty over safety lapses 22 Dec 15

Dave Leggett

The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has imposed a US$40m civil penalty and performance requirements on BMW North America for a series of safety violations.

Brazil's 'Stop the Crash' scheme too ambitious 18 Dec 15

Fernando Calmon

The second global high-level conference on road safety, hosted recently by the Brazilian government in the capital Brasília, had the advantage of sharing experiences of this complicated issue world-wide, taking cultural, general attitude about safety, and economic development differences between countries into account.

EC approves Magna buying Getrag 18 Dec 15

Simon Warburton

European Commission officials have approved the acquisition of automotive transmissions specialist, Getrag by Magna International through the EU Merger Regulation, despite there being certain overlaps between both supplier’s activities.

VW still retains capital markets trust - CEO 11 Dec 15

Simon Warburton

Volkswagen maintains it still enjoys a healthy relationship with capital markets, even securing new credit lines, despite the obvious fallout from its emissions scandal continuing to wreak havoc with its once carefully-nurtured reputation.

Latest blogs

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.

The just-auto Readership Survey 2014 7 Oct 14

Dave Leggett

We have just launched our first readership survey in two years.

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