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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: UK supplier industry perks up

There are signs of a revival in the UK automotive supplier industry, but a sense of perspective is needed, says Dave Leggett....

COMMENT: Russia defiant in face of yet more crisis

You might be forgiven for thinking the Russian Federation was at the edge of an economic precipice at the moment, facing a potential avalanc...

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.


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.

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.


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.


Kia Mexico car output plans revealed 27 Mar 15

Graeme Roberts

Kia Motors plans to manufacture the Forte compact and an unnamed small car at its first plant in Mexico, in Nuevo Leon.


Tata's Jaguar Land Rover announces GBP 600m spend 26 Mar 15

Graeme Roberts

Tata Motors' Jaguar Land Rover has announced a GBP600m plant and R&D spend in central England where it is based.


EXCLUSIVE: Renault merging next Laguna & Latitude 26 Mar 15

Glenn Brooks

A spokesman for Renault has told just-auto that "a D segment sedan and wagon" range will replace the current Laguna and Latitude/Safrane models. There will not be a successor for the Laguna coupe.

Latest blogs

Toyota Mirai - more than meets the eye 25 Feb 15

Dave Leggett

The short films available on YouTube showing Toyota's Mirai hydrogen fuel-cell being made are well worth a look (as noted by previous blog). The Motomachi plant in Toyota City is churning out three Mirais a day.


Watch the Toyota Mirai being made 24 Feb 15

Glenn Brooks

Here's a chance to see details of Toyota's Mirai fuel cell car being manufactured at its Motomachi plant in Japan.

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