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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...

2016 Jaguar F-TYPE R AWD - growls and grips

How often do any of us get into the driver's seat of a car and do a double take at the calibrations on the speedo? Indeed, the correct answe...

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

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.

Jeep India sales to start soon 4 Feb 16

Graeme Roberts

Jeep sales in India will start in mid-2016, the automaker confirmed during the Delhi show.

Toyota to axe Scion youth brand 3 Feb 16

Dave Leggett

Toyota has confirmed reports from earlier today that, after nearly 13 years, it will drop its Scion brand in the US market and 'transition to Toyota'.

Rumours swirl of PSA Iran JV as Rouhani in Paris 27 Jan 16

Simon Warburton

PSA Peugeot Citroen is declining to confirm reports it could hold an exceptional Supervisory Board meeting today (27 January) ahead of Iranian President, Hassan Rohani's visit to Paris tomorrow, which could spark the establishment of a joint venture in the country.

Russia pumps US$628m into struggling auto sector 26 Jan 16

Simon Warburton

Russia is to inject RUB50bn (US$628m) into its domestic automotive sector as a plunging rouble and free-falling oil prices continue to exert huge pressure on consumer confidence.

Ford to exit Japan and Indonesia markets 25 Jan 16

Dave Leggett

Ford says it will close down all operations by the end of this year in Japan and Indonesia, where it says it has no prospect of making a profit.

PSA DS brand targets Iran opportunity 22 Jan 16

Dave Leggett

PSA Peugeot-Citroen’s standalone premium brand, DS, is targeting sales in Iran and plans to open a store in Tehran "in the next few days", according to DS CEO Yves Bonnefont.

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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