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Review of 2014 (1)

It's still 2014, but not for much longer. In the global automotive business, plenty happened in 2014. Seasoned observer Dave Leggett offers...

ANALYSIS: Future models for North America - Part 1

The NAIAS in mid-January will mark the official start to the next wave of vehicle launches in the US. So what are the major OEMs readying fo...

VEHICLE ANALYSIS: 2015MY Dacia Duster

You say DAY-see'a, I say DAH-chee'a, others say Datch-ya. The pronunciation hardly matters, and nor does the odd Duster model name when Rena...

VEHICLE ANALYSIS: Volkswagen Scirocco TDI 150 DSG

Fresh from a mid-cycle update, the VW Scirocco is something of a survivor. While a few new entries such as the Veloster have appeared in its...

Latest Interviews

INTERVIEW: Paul Williams, CEO, SsangYong UK 28 Nov 2014

Dave Leggett

The head of the UK distribution arm of SsangYong tells Dave Leggett that he expects the Korean brand to double its UK sales in 2015, boosted by the impact of the upcoming small SUV, Tivoli.


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?

Latest News

Alliance suspends orders for some cars in Russia 19 Dec 14

Graeme Roberts

Nissan Motor and Renault have stopped taking orders for some cars in Russia and could raise prices on others if the ruble's plunge continues, alliance chief executive Carlos Ghosn said.


Geely earnings hit by Russia crisis 19 Dec 14

Tony Pugliese

China’s Geely Automobile Holdings saw its Hong Kong listed shares drop by over 20% this week after it told regulators that net earnings for the year are expected to decline by 50% due to the economic crisis in Russia.


Sales suspended as ruble crisis bites 18 Dec 14

Chris Wright

Car makers are pulling down the shutters at dealerships across Russia because of the currency crisis which has seen a 40% drop in the value of the ruble.


PSA UK announces new senior management structure 18 Dec 14

Graeme Roberts

PSA Peugeot Citroën has announced a new senior management structure for its UK operations.


Volvo offers four-year SiriusXM package 18 Dec 14

Graeme Roberts

Volvo car buyers in North America would automatically receive a four-year subscription to SiriusXM Traffic and weather information when purchasing any new 2015.5 vehicle equipped with the latest generation of Sensus Connect, the automaker's connected car platform, the automaker and satellite radio provider announced.


Volvo rethinks its way to market 16 Dec 14

Chris Wright

Volvo is cutting back on major motor show attendance around the world and winding down many of its sponsorship activities as part of a new global marketing strategy which the company said would allow it to market and sell cars in ways never before seen.

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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