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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...

ANALYSIS - Ford cuts its losses in Asia

Ford’s decision in January to pull out of Japan and Indonesia, two major automotive markets in Asia, by the end of the year took the rest of...

2016 QX80 - Infiniti's monster sized money spinner

Infiniti had a record year in 2015, selling 215,250 vehicles worldwide. January is looking good too, with the addition of the UK-built Q30 j...

BMW 1 Series stays RWD, but for how long?

BMW not too long ago revealed a preview of a 1 Series sedan, something which could well be the perfect complement to the current hatchback r...

Latest Interviews

Q&A: SsangYong's Steve Gray on doubling sales 26 Oct 2015

Glenn Brooks

SsangYong has operated in Europe for a long time, but suddenly, sales have been surging - beyond 100% YoY in most countries. And that's not just due to the addition of the hot-selling Tivoli B-crossover. Steve Gray, the company's UK head of Marketing, tells just-auto what's ahead for the rest of the decade.


Interview with Ford of Britain's MD 18 Sep 2015

Calum MacRae

At the 2015 IAA, we caught up with Ford of Britain’s newly-appointed chairman and managing director Andy Barratt. Prior to taking up his new role he had served as Ford of Britain’s director of sales since 2011.

Latest News

just-auto takes a break 27 May 16

Dave Leggett

We are off on Monday, May 30, as it’s a public holiday here in Britain. Therefore, there will be no daily newsletter on Monday, normal service resumed on Tuesday, May 31.


Volvo Cars UK MD named Polestar CEO 24 May 16

Graeme Roberts

Volvo Car UK has appointed Jon Wakefield as acting managing director, effective 1 July. HE succeeds Nick Connor who has been appointed chief executive of Polestar.


VW cuts car prices in Japan 18 May 16

Dave Leggett

Volkswagen has reportedly announced price cuts in Japan that could take up to almost US$1,500 off the price of its Golf model as it looks to win back customers amid the ongoing adverse publicity from its emissions testing scandal.


RHA cites Dieppe as new migrant haulier flashpoint 18 May 16

Simon Warburton

Britain's Road Haulage Association (RHA) says its predictions migrants intent on reaching the UK are using smaller French ports other than the main artery at Calais, are being borne out.


Gefco 2015 turnover up 3% to EUR4.2bn 18 May 16

Simon Warburton

Gefco says it generated a turnover of EUR4.2bn (US$4.8bn) billion last year, up 3% compared to 2014.


RHD UK Ford Edge prospects go large on Sports 5 May 16

Graeme Roberts

Ford of Britain said over 60,000 prospective buyers have configured a Canadian-made Edge since January 2016 while right-hand-drive production has just begun.


Guangzhou looks to FCA for US entry 27 Apr 16

Dave Leggett

FCA China partner Guangzhou Automobile Group is reportedly looking for help from FCA with its US market entry strategy.


Mazda UK brings customer relations centre in-house 4 Apr 16

Graeme Roberts

Mazda UK has brought its customer relations centre in-house at its new head office in Dartford, Kent, replacing its "traditional outsourced customer contact centre approach" with its own employees.


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.


New management at Mazda Germany, NSCs 1 Apr 16

Graeme Roberts

Today, Friday 1 April, saw a management reshuffle at Mazda head office in Germany and European national sales companies.


Mercedes tests online sales channel for vans in NL 31 Mar 16

Dave Leggett

Mercedes-Benz Vans claims it has become the first manufacturer of commercially operated vans to open an online sales channel. The pilot is being launched in the Netherlands with the Mercedes-Benz Citan and in cooperation with the local dealer network.


GM simplifies and "de-proliferates" with new Cruze 24 Mar 16

Dave Leggett

General Motors is simplifying the options available on new models to lower product development and manufacturing costs, raise quality and improve inventory turnover.


Renault to sell Twizy EV in Canada 18 Mar 16

Graeme Roberts

The Twizy, Renault’s all-electric quadricyle EV, has been certified by Transport Canada, and is now set for release in a new market.


Chery returns to Egypt with two local partners 17 Mar 16

Tony Pugliese

Chinese automaker Chery Automobile is returning to the Egyptian market with the relaunch of models previously sold under the Speranza brand.


Audi Canada chief jumps ship to JLR 4 Mar 16

Graeme Roberts

Jaguar Land Rover Canada has snared Audi Canada president Wolfgang Hoffmann to be its president from 7 March, 2016, responsible for overseeing the brands' operations.


Mazda Europe customer service/logistics chief off 4 Mar 16

Graeme Roberts

Mazda Motor Europe (MME) said Jorgen Olesen, vice president of customer service and logistics, will retire on 31 March, 2016 after almost 18 years of service with Mazda.


FTA five-point Calais plan to end disruption 3 Mar 16

Simon Warburton

Britain's Freight Transport Association (FTA) is urging the British and French governments to adopt a five-point plan it has suggested to solve the continuing migrant situation at the Port of Calais, which it estimates cost the logistics industry GBP21m (US$30m) last summer alone.


Jeep UK pulled back from 2012 brink 2 Mar 16

Chris Wright

Fiat Chrysler came within a few weeks of pulling Jeep out of the UK in 2012 as sales plunged and dealers bailed out - then Steve Zanlunghi pitched a plan at his boss Sergio Marchionne.


Daimler shipping cars to Asia from Slovenia 17 Feb 16

Graeme Roberts

Daimler's Mercedes-Benz has set up a new hub for transporting new vehicles from Europe to Asia in the Slovenian port of Koper. It started operating at the end of 2015.


BMW building new parts centre in Thailand 10 Feb 16

Graeme Roberts

BMW is spending THB220m (US$6.3m) on a new national parts distribution centre in Bang-Na, on the outskirts of the Thai capital Bangkok.

Latest blogs

Servicing a hydrogen fuel cell vehicle 19 Apr 16

Graeme Roberts

According to Toyota GB, the first Mirai in the UK to be booked in for a routine service gave technicians at a north west London dealership the opportunity to put their specialist hydrogen fuel cell training into practice.


Why PSA might be on to something with the DS brand 25 Jan 16

Dave Leggett

I got to visit the Louvre museum in Paris last week with PSA Peugeot-Citroen. It was a pretty lavish affair for a facelift to the DS 3 model, but the scale of the event and the lavishness points to how important the premium DS brand is to PSA.

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