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ANALYSIS: Opel-Vauxhall and Buick's shared future

GM's Europe-based brands are plotting what could be a major reversal of fortunes. It's all about new cars, extra models and an ever-closer a...

VEHICLE ANALYSIS: Lexus NX 300h

After years in the European wilderness, Lexus now seems set on a steady path of sales expansion. The new NX, a RAV4-sized crossover, is the...

VEHICLE ANALYSIS: Kia electrifies its Soul

Kia Motors (UK) is taking a softly-softly approach to the launch of its first battery-electric car, targeting just 100-200 sales in 2015 thr...

VEHICLE ANALYSIS: Audi S1

Given how long Audi has been having success with marketing quattro as a sub-brand, it's surprising how long it took to release a series prod...

Latest Interviews

INTERVIEW: Peugeot CEO Maxim Picat (Part 2) 10 Oct 2014

Glenn Brooks

In the second and final part of an interview with Maxim Picat, the head of Peugeot explains why the brand cannot launch a low-cost model, and details plans for new energy cars.


INTERVIEW: VP François Bancon on Infiniti's future 8 Oct 2014

Glenn Brooks

Renault-Nissan Alliance veteran Francois Bancon heads up Product Strategy for Infiniti. He is charged with overseeing a 60 percent expansion of the brand's vehicle range over the next five years.

Latest News

LA DEBUTS: Mullen defibrillates the Miles Coda EV 21 Nov 14

Glenn Brooks

Mullen Technologies, the firm which bought the assets of the bankrupt Miles EV, has announced plans to reintroduce the Coda electric sedan. Its new name will be Mullen 700e.


GUANGZHOU DEBUTS: Kia KX3 for B-SUV segment 20 Nov 14

Glenn Brooks

With the Chery Tiggo 3 and Great Wall's Haval H2 both selling up a storm in China's B-SUV vehicle class, the Dongfeng Yueda Kia JV is keen to get in on the action. Thus the debut of the Kia KX3 prototype at the Guangzhou motor show.


Lincoln introduces Black Label 19 Nov 14

Dave Leggett

Ford's Lincoln brand has officially introduced "Lincoln Black Label", something it says will redefine what it means to shop for, purchase and own a luxury automobile.


Mercedes continues to grow in Thailand 14 Nov 14

Tony Pugliese

Mercedes-Benz Leasing (Thailand) said its vehicle lending portfolio is expected to expand by over 10% in 2015, with economic recovery expected to help increase demand for Mercedes vehicles.


Sales "step forward" as Russia scrappage kicks in 13 Nov 14

Simon Warburton

Russia October new passenger cars and LCVs sales improved markedly last month as the effects of the country's recycling scheme fed through, although were still 10% down compared with 2013.


BMW Group Financial Services relaunches 13 Nov 14

Graeme Roberts

Following an 18-month research and investment project, BMW Group Financial Services has unveiled a new business model for its network of 147 BMW and 143 Mini retailers across the UK.

Latest blogs

Doughnut time 22 Oct 14

Graeme Roberts

Sometimes the answer to "Why?" can be answered "Just because..." As in this video made by Lexus Poland as part of its launch of the NX mid-size SUV line.


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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