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Analysis - Bull market for Lamborghini

The boss moves on as the supercar maker rides high, untouched by the troubles of its owner, writes Ray Hutton....

THE WEEK THAT WAS - Scion and Ford workers' chop

The two top-read stories on just-auto this week were both on subjects I get no joy from publishing - axing of a brand and (so far, voluntary...

Clio R.S. 220 Trophy & future Renaults

Does it matter that a version of the Clio now holds the record as the fastest small hatchback at the 20.8km long Nordschleife? To Renault it...

THE WEEK - New car, mergers, results, Iran

Started the week with, shock horror, driving an actual car for once, in fact several - old Kia Sportage as a means of transportation to the...

Latest Interviews

Detroit interview - Ford CEO Mark Fields 14 Jan 2016

Dave Leggett

Ford’s Fields tells just auto he wants to revolutionise the automotive customer experience.

How Renault partnered with València University Q&A 4 Dec 2015

Matthew Beecham

As automakers search for novel ways to improve fuel efficiency, technology partnering with universities remain popular. Matthew Beecham spoke to Pascal Tribotté and Frederic Ravet from Renault in France and Francisco Payri and Ricardo Novella from CMT Motores Térmicos at the Universitat Politècnica de València in Spain to learn how industry-academia collaboration can deliver some powerful results.

Latest News

Renault unveils full-year profit up 44% to EUR2.3b 12 Feb 16

Simon Warburton

Renault has posted full-year group operating profit up 44% to EUR2.3bn (US$2.6bn), while revenue rose 10.4% to EUR45.3bn.

Daimler's Mercedes sales chief to head R&D 12 Feb 16

Graeme Roberts

Daimler's Mercedes-Benz Cars sales and marketing chief Ola Kaellenius will move to head of research and development, German media reports said.

Geneva premieres list - 6.6-litre BMW world debut 12 Feb 16

Glenn Brooks

A new range topping version of the BMW 7 Series will be a world premiere at the Geneva motor show. The M760Li xDrive is powered by a 441kW/600hp 6.6-litre biturbo V12 engine.

Chicago show debuts list - Patrol becomes Armada 12 Feb 16

Glenn Brooks

Chevrolet, Kia, Nissan, Ram and Toyota all had vehicle world premieres at this year's Chicago auto show.

Mazda starts building redesigned CX-9 SUV 12 Feb 16

Graeme Roberts

Mazda Motor Corporation has commenced production in Japan of the redesigned CX-9 three-row mid-size crossover at its Ujina Plant No. 1 in Hiroshima.

GM's Opel promises Europe a "revolutionary" EV 11 Feb 16

Graeme Roberts

General Motors' European unit Opel said it would launch "a revolutionary" new battery electric car next year as part of its plan to launch 29 new models between 2016 and 2020.

Latest blogs

Why PSA might be on to something with the DS brand 25 Jan 16

Dave Leggett

I got to visit the Louvre museum in Paris last week with PSA Peugeot-Citroen. It was a pretty lavish affair for a facelift to the DS 3 model, but the scale of the event and the lavishness points to how important the premium DS brand is to PSA.

Happy New Year! 4 Jan 16

Dave Leggett

Let me begin 2016 by wishing everyone reading this a very Happy New Year! If you had a festive break, I hope it was a good one. It seemed to pass rather quickly for me, as ever.

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