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THE WEEK THAT WAS: Volkswagen, diesel, recalls

One guess what dominated just-auto's news, analysis and comment this week. VW, emissions, diesel and recalls, natch. Early in the week we as...

COMMENT: Tesla Model X - the elephant in the room

This presentation by Elon Musk is half an hour long but well worth watching. It demonstrates yet again that Tesla Motors doesn't do many thi...

COMMENT: Where will VW 'emissionsgate' end?

Where is this all going to end? That must be the feeling of Volkswagen group executives every morning as they watch the TV news bulletins an...

TWTW: Not a good week to be VW's Doctor Winterkorn

I'm not unsympathetic to him at all but, as the Volkswagen emissions-test rigging scandal continued to erupt this week, after the EPA's shoc...

Latest Interviews

PSA Peugeot Citroen CEO Carlos Tavares interview 30 Sep 2015

Ray Hutton

PSA Peugeot Citroen chief executive has a considerable challenge on his hands to forge a successful place in the global market for the company and its three brands - Peugeot, Citroen and DS. He tells Ray Hutton how 'Back in the Race' is bringing results.

Q&A with Ford Europe's CD-car vehicle line directo 21 Sep 2015

Calum MacRae

At the 2015 IAA, Calum MacRae spoke with Rolf Deges, Vehicle Line Director, CD-cars and covered Ford’s product development process, AWD developments and the challenges that connectivity brings.

Latest News

US: Ford F-Series build surges yet again 2 Oct 15

Glenn Brooks

After building a combined 94,401 units of its F-150 and F-Series Super Duty pick-ups in August, Ford has ramped up production further, with 96,504 made in September.

Strong September for US light vehicle sales 2 Oct 15

Bill Cawthon

Adding Labor Day to September US light vehicle sales not only made for a very good month, it made history. September’s seasonally adjusted annualised rate (SAAR) of 18.17m units was not only the highest monthly reading since July 2005, it was the highest September SAAR in automotive history, according to the US Bureau of Economic Analysis.

"Diesel not dead" says defiant FKG supplier body 2 Oct 15

Simon Warburton

Scandinavian supplier body, FKG says despite the emissions conflagration currently sweeping through Volkswagen, it still believes diesel technology to be the future of powertrains, albeit one possibly allied to a hybrid model.

Korea domestic sales rise 16% in September  2 Oct 15

Tony Pugliese

Domestic sales by South Korea’s five main automakers increased by 15.7% to 128,067 units in September, from 110,662 units a year earlier, according to data released individually by the vehicle manufacturers. The data does not include sales by South Korea’s low-volume commercial vehicle manufacturers, including Tata-Daewoo and Daewoo Bus Corporation, which typically account for less than 2% of the domestic market combined.

TOKYO SHOW DEBUTS: Suzuki world premieres 2 Oct 15

Glenn Brooks

Suzuki has revealed multiple world premieres for this month's Tokyo motor show.

US diesel forecasts 'slashed' 1 Oct 15

Dave Leggett

Industry analysts are rapidly revising their assessments of prospects for diesel-engined cars in the US market in the wake of the VW diesel emissions testing scandal. The US light vehicle market had seemed ripe for growth of volume and penetration for diesel-engines, but forecast penetration of diesel in the light vehicle market in the US has been significantly downgraded by automotive analysts at just-auto's QUBE research unit.

Latest blogs

Questions on VW's corporate culture 25 Sep 15

Dave Leggett

It's been quite a week for Volkswagen. The unfolding diesel emissions scandal is one of those stories that, as journalists love to say, has legs.

Buick's next LaCrosse breaks cover in China 25 Sep 15

Graeme Roberts

Claimed 'first spy shots' of the redesigned 2016 Buick LaCrosse have been obtained by a Chinese autos website. This is the Chinese variant which will be made by the Shanghai-GM joint venture and is included in just-auto's Product Lifecycle Database (PLDB). It will be an important new car line for GM's Buick brand in China, its largest market.

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