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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

Chinese Hyundai dealers want stock compensation 18 Jul 16

Tony Pugliese

Hyundai Motor dealers in China are seeking compensation from the South Korean automaker, claiming their businesses have been affected by the company’s failure to offer sufficient product.

Mercedes-Benz announces digital marketing plan 14 Jul 16

Graeme Roberts

Mercedes-Benz is investing massively in the development of its digital competence as part of its 'best customer experience' sales and marketing initiative. The aim is to quickly set up a 'digital unit' headed by Sabine Scheunert, as part of a cross-departmental joint initiative between marketing and IT.

Amorn adds Subaru to Thai dealer network 12 Jul 16

Graeme Roberts

Thai vehicle dealer Amorn Group plans to add Subaru to its brand portfolio this year as it continues to expand its domestic operations.

Kia marks a year in Mexico 1 Jul 16

Graeme Roberts

Kia Motors Mexico has celebrated its first anniversary with the announcement it will launch the Niro Hybrid Utility Vehicle (HUV) at the end of the year. This will be its first hybrid vehicle in the country.

Hyundai and Kia units consolidated in China 22 Jun 16

Graeme Roberts

Hyundai Motor Group has recently (re)merged separately run Hyundai and Kia units into one in China, according to a Korean report.

Ford moves top managers around 15 Jun 16

Graeme Roberts

Ford has announced announcing major changes in its China, India, global strategy and finance management team as part of plans to "elevate" Chinese operations and its new strategy to be both an auto and mobility company.

Mercedes and Toyota top UK dealer service survey 8 Jun 16

Graeme Roberts

After sales service determines dealership customer satisfaction and loyalty, according to the JD Power 2016 UK Customer Service Index (CSI) Study.

Cadillac eyes virtual reality sales 7 Jun 16

Graeme Roberts

No cars in stock, just virtual reality headsets and service bays, a few demonstrator/service loan vehicles. That is the possible Cadillac dealership of the future, at least at a certain level, and is an idea division president Johan de Nysschen has been floating for months.

SEAT conducts "virtual handovers" 6 Jun 16

Dave Leggett

VW’s SEAT brand says it has conducted a "virtual handover" of over 100 new SEAT Leons to a large corporate customer. SEAT also said the operation gives a strong indication of how technology could be used to enhance the delivery experience of cars to the next generation of connected drivers.

VW Group and Gett partner on sustainable mobility 2 Jun 16

Chris Wright

Volkswagen Group and on-demand mobility provider Gett, said they have the cornerstone for a partnership at a kick-off event at the DRIVE Volkswagen Group Forum in Berlin.

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.

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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