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THE WEEK THAT WAS: Chinese scoop up Pirelli

We started the week with a bit of a surprise - famous Italian tyremaker was nabbed by a Chinese chemical company with big plans for its tyre...

ANALYSIS: Depressed Thai market forces rethink

After a government stimulated market binge in 2012, the Thai vehicle market has been left saturated and has declined sharply since. As outpu...

ANALYSIS: VW Group - success and succession

Ray Hutton was at the annual Volkswagen media and investor conference in Berlin earlier this month. Attendees heard much on the subject of h...

THE WEEK THAT WAS: GM, FCA, axe plant, Chrysler UK

Two major automakers respectively wielded the axe this week. General Motors all but shut down its Russian production and dumped Opel there w...

Latest Interviews

INTERVIEW: Carl Bayliss, head of Infiniti UK 5 Feb 2015

Glenn Brooks

Carl Bayliss recently returned to his homeland after a decade in Hong Kong. He is the new country manager for Infiniti UK, responsible for all business activities including Sales, Marketing and Network Development.


Q&A: Philip Abram, Chief Infotainment Officer, GM 19 Jan 2015

Cat Dow

At the recent Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, just-auto's Cat Dow caught up with GM's Chief Infotainment Office Philip Abram to learn more about the OEM's plans for connected vehicles.

Latest News

Honda to expand capacity in India 27 Mar 15

Graeme Roberts

Honda Cars India (HCIL), Honda Motor’s automobile production and sales subsidiary in India will expand its second car production plant, the parent company in Japan announced on Friday.


Next Mercedes target: one-tonne trucks 27 Mar 15

Graeme Roberts

Daimler's Mercedes-Benz plans to follow rival Volkswagen into the one tonne pickup truck segment by the end of the decade but not in North America or Asia, at least initially.


Car sharing won't replace car ownership - BMW 27 Mar 15

Dave Leggett

BMW Group's head of sustainability communications, Glenn Schmidt, has told just-auto that emerging business models in areas such as car sharing will work alongside the continuing desire of consumers to own cars.


New York show debuts: Scion iA added 27 Mar 15

Glenn Brooks

Toyota Motor Sales USA has revealed the model name for Scion's small Mazda-based sedan.


Mahindra throws in the Brazil towel 27 Mar 15

Fernando Calmon

After fruitless attempts to boost its low sales of utilities and pickup trucks in Brazil, Mahindra’s import, assembly and sales agent Bramont has closed its its assembly line in Manaus, capital of the state of Amazonas, 4,000km/2,500mi north of São Paulo City.


Toyota sets one in two hybrid course 27 Mar 15

Graeme Roberts

Toyota plans to increase the production of hybrid vehicles in Japan in order so that by 2016 every second car sold locally is a hybrid.

Latest blogs

"Difficult and beautiful" in Russia 19 Mar 15

Simon Warburton

Despite fears numbers would be down, this year's Russian Automotive Forum (RAF) kicked off in Moscow with a healthy attendance that belied the undoubted economic challenges the country faces.


Winter thaw sees Moscow shine 16 Mar 15

Simon Warburton

It really is Spring sat here in Moscow and while not exactly scorchio, the sun is beating down on this most vibrant of cities, which seems to have rid itself of its once oily, heavy air.

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