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The new Fabia five-door hatchback, on sale this month in Britain, is shorter but roomier and weighs an average 65kg less, boasts the largest...

COMMENT: Why is Tesla's share price falling?

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ANALYSIS: The challenge of vehicle lightweighting

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Latest Interviews

INTERVIEW: Ford Europe COO Barb Samardzich 31 Oct 2014

Dave Leggett

In the light of continued losses in Europe, Ford Europe COO Barb Samardzich has updated just-auto on the company's assessment of the business environment and its strategy to get back to sustainable profitability.

INTERVIEW: Peugeot CEO Maxim Picat (Part 2) 10 Oct 2014

Glenn Brooks

In the second and final part of an interview with Maxim Picat, the head of Peugeot explains why the brand cannot launch a low-cost model, and details plans for new energy cars.

Latest News

Mercedes A-class output at Valmet soars in 2014 26 Jan 15

Graeme Roberts

Production at Valmet Automotive, which assembles the Mercedes-Benz A-Class under contract at Uusikaupunki, rose from 7,600 units in 2013 to more than 45,000 units in 2014 with turnover exceeding EUR300m.

UK engine output back up in December 26 Jan 15

Graeme Roberts

UK engine manufacturing output returned to growth, up 6.7% in December. But output fell 6.2% over the year, following retooling at a number of facilities.

UK car output tops 1.5m in 2014 23 Jan 15

Dave Leggett

The SMMT has announced that UK car production in 2014 totalled 1,528,148 units - a 1.2% increase on the previous year and the best year since 2007.

Honda's new Jazz finally reaching UK late summer 23 Jan 15

Graeme Roberts

Honda UK will finally start selling the redesigned Jazz (aka Fit) late this summer with dealers being told 'September', just-auto learned on the sidelines of the updated CR-V media launch.

Cadillac's mixed material range topper 23 Jan 15

Graeme Roberts

Cadillac will use what it claims are the auto industry's most comprehensive and advanced mixed material manufacturing techniques to build its new CT6 top line sedan.

Nissan to raise exports from Japan 23 Jan 15

Dave Leggett

Nissan is planning to exploit the weakness of the yen to increase exports from Japan, according to a Nikkei report.

Latest blogs

Europe: thoughts on currency movements 16 Jan 15

Dave Leggett

Interesting news today that Ford is significantly raising output of the Fiesta in Germany in Q1 (other models, too, but mainly Fiesta). The move prompts a number of thoughts.

Watch Volvo's next XC90 get rolled, and rolled 28 Nov 14

Glenn Brooks

We all remember that video of the outgoing XC90 being rolled SEVEN times and no crushing of the roof. To me, it's been the gold standard of safe cars ever since.

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