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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...

THE WEEK THAT WAS: Lexus concedes to Germany

An intriguing yet realistic admission from the chief of Lexus Europe this week - the Germans can't be beat so the Toyota luxury brand will t...

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...

THE WEEK THAT WAS: Musical chairs at Ford

We've just this afternoon had official confirmation of what became this week's biggest news - as broken this morning by just-auto, top Ford...

Latest Interviews

Q&A with TI Automotive 17 Nov 2014

Matthew Beecham

Emissions legislation, weight, packaging, safety and cost are the main factors driving fuel tank innovation. Matthew Beecham talked to Albert Boecker, Product & Advanced Engineering Director, Global Fuel Tank Systems, TI Automotive about the supplier’s fuel system technology and what can be done about ‘fuel slosh’.


INTERVIEW: Shell's Dr. Jens Sommer 11 Nov 2014

Calum MacRae

Dr. Jens Sommer has worked as Senior Transmission Expert in Shell Global Solutions in Germany since 2010. Currently, he is based at Shell's new Technology Centre in Shanghai to support local OEMs. As Senior Transmission Expert, Dr. Sommer is in charge of manual transmission and dry dual clutch transmission fluid development activities, which covers passenger cars as well as heavy duty applications.

Latest News

2015 DETROIT SHOW DEBUTS: Infiniti Q60 Coupe conce 24 Nov 14

Glenn Brooks

Various world premieres for the 2015 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) have been announced, and others will follow. Ongoing updates are being made to the list ahead of the 12 & 13 January media preview days.


BMW tests Google Glass eyewear for quality checks 21 Nov 14

Dave Leggett

BMW is testing Google Glass eyewear for use in quality assurance in production at its Spartanburg plant in the US.


Delphi and Ottomatika partner on automated driving 21 Nov 14

Simon Warburton

Delphi says it will partner with Ottomatika, a company started by Carnegie Mellon University, which provides advanced automated driving software, to jointly develop technology that will help accelerate automated driving.


US: GM shows front end of next Chevy Volt 20 Nov 14

Glenn Brooks

It won't be fully revealed until January's NAIAS, but the covers have been partially removed from a 2016 Chevrolet Volt at an event in Los Angeles.


LA DEBUTS: Audi A7 h-tron - hydrogen fuel cell 20 Nov 14

Glenn Brooks

Audi has revealed an experimental hydrogen fuel cell version of the A7 Sportback at the LA auto show. But there's a twist: it's also a plug-in hybrid.


2014 LA SHOW: World debuts list [final version] 20 Nov 14

Glenn Brooks

Various world premieres for the 2014 LA international auto show took place during the 18 & 19 November media preview days.

Latest blogs

Just what is Audi's LA auto show concept? 5 Nov 14

Glenn Brooks

Audi's new head of Design offers some clues about his inspiration for the brand's LA show concept in a new video.


Battery range estimation innovation 30 Oct 14

Dave Leggett

EV battery range is an interesting area, not least because any discrepancy between claimed range and actual could be pretty significant when margins for error are low and distances travelled are not all that long.

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