Retailing & distribution: Latest news and analysis articles
6 February 2017 | Graeme Roberts
Kia UK is covering all engine, fuel, transmission and trim bases with the launch of its fully redesigned Rio, the fourth generation of the B-segment 'supermini' to be sold here.
3 February 2017 | Glenn Brooks
The future model strategy for DS is explored here in this, the first in a series concerning the passenger car brands of PSA Group. The other chapters will be a focus on Citroën, followed by Peugeot.
5 January 2017 | Glenn Brooks
The changes are subtle but a facelift and a new 110hp diesel engine have played a role in giving the revised Clio a major sales boost in Britain.
23 November 2016 | Glenn Brooks
It's been a long time coming but Maserati's first SUV is now being rolled out across global markets. Right-hand drive production started recently with vehicles for the UK headed to showrooms in the coming days. Here, with 96% of the car's segment being diesel, there will be only one engine, a VM Motori 3.0-litre V6.
19 December 2016 | Dave Leggett
Bek Hassan, Managing Director - Citroën & DS Automobiles UK, talks to just-auto about the opportunity ahead for the two brands in the UK car market, despite current 'challenging times'.
26 October 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.
28 April 2017 | Fernando Calmon
The 70% year on year growth in exports from Brazilian auto plants in the first quarter of 2017 delighted the automakers and has prompted something of a rush to get more cars out to foreign markets amidst only a slight domestic recovery so far. Toyota and GM have just confirmed they're doing just that.
25 April 2017 | Graeme Roberts
Ford claims its Mustang has been the best-selling sports car in the US over the last 50 years, and now, thanks to exports, is the most popular sports car in the world.
24 April 2017 | Dave Leggett
South Korea's antitrust regulator wants local units of foreign cars and dealerships to revise their 'unfair policies' on refund and maintenance services to their customers.
19 April 2017 | Dave Leggett
In a move designed to shake-up the retail sector, China's Ministry of Commerce has unveiled new automobile sales administrative measures allowing auto trading companies to sell vehicles without gaining authorisation from carmakers in advance, according to the China Daily.
12 April 2017 | Chris Wright
Deutsche Post DHL plans to take on carmakers by stepping up production of its Streetscooter electric van and selling it to external customers.
10 April 2017 | Simon Warburton
Logistics specialist, GEFCO says its ownership by Russian Railways giant, RZD has allowed it to access opportunities such as export potential, which Moscow is actively looking to promote.
7 April 2017 | Graeme Roberts
Ford plans to introduce its best-selling 'Built Ford Tough' truck brand in China to pursue growth opportunities in the country’s emerging pickup market.
28 March 2017 | Tony Pugliese
The dispute between Audi and its Chinese dealers continued to escalate in recent weeks with dozens of dealers now refusing to accept new stocks of imported models, according to local reports.
27 March 2017 | Graeme Roberts
Tesla is axing its entry level Model S in the UK after just a year on sale.
24 March 2017 | Graeme Roberts
Toyota Motor's luxury Lexus brand was launched in India today, bringing, the automaker said, "a new luxury experience, exceptional design and high quality to the world’s fastest-growing major economy".
22 March 2017 | Simon Warburton
Logistics operator, GEFCO says its Russian operations have been able to largely cope with the downturn in the domestic automotive market by diversifying and leveraging expertise from parent company, RZD.
22 March 2017 | Graeme Roberts
Renault said it had has signed its 100,000th electric vehicle battery leasing contract via RCI Bank and Services, the financial services arm of Groupe Renault.
16 March 2017 | Simon Warburton
GAZ Group says it has set itself a target of increasing export markets to 51 countries as, in common with many Russian manufacturers operating in difficult domestic conditions, it looks overseas to soak up the shortfall.
14 March 2017 | Graeme Roberts
Nissan Motor's increasing influence over the running of Mitsubishi Motors (MMC) is evident in a management reshuffle which will place six Nissan executives - three of them 'foreigners' - in a variety of roles at the new alliance partner.
14 March 2017 | Graeme Roberts
The Renault-Nissan Alliance has formed a light commercial vehicle business unit to expand sales in the growing segment worldwide.
14 March 2017 | Tony Pugliese
Toyota Motor Corporation announced this week it would appoint vice president-director Warih Andang Tjahjono to the position of president-director (CEO) of its local Indonesian subsidiary Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indonesia (TMMIN) in April.
13 March 2017 | Tony Pugliese
Volvo Cars expects to begin exports from its newly-built Daqing car assembly plant in China's Heilongjiang province in May.
10 March 2017 | Simon Warburton
PSA Group has launched Free2Move Lease, a business unit dedicated to multi-make, full service leasing.
3 March 2017 | Graeme Roberts
Volkswagen said it was with its brand's regionalisation strategy having established the Sub-Saharan Africa region to develop and strengthen the market.
1 March 2017 | Graeme Roberts
Nissan's Hong Kong-based premium brand Infiniti has appointed local Renault importer Global Motors NZ as its official New Zealand distributor and will start operations with dealerships in one key city in each island.