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VEHICLE ANALYSIS: MY2015 Range Rover Hybrid

It’s 120kg heavier than its equivalent SDV6 variants, yet averages 30+mpg in the real world with 26% fewer emissions of CO2. It will glide i...

VEHICLE ANALYSIS: SEAT León Cupra

Once the Volkswagen Group’s biggest underachiever, SEAT is succeeding at last. The evidence? In Germany it’s now a top-ten brand, and in the...

THE WEEK THAT WAS: And so, what of 2015?

Analysis-r-us so let's start there this week, shall we?...

VEHICLE ANALYSIS: MY2015 Volvo S80 D4

This month marks nine years since the second generation S80 entered production, and by February 2016, its S90 successor will likely have app...

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

GENEVA: Ford adjusting to Russia challenges 4 Mar 15

Dave Leggett

Ford of Europe chief Jim Farley has told just-auto that he is confident in Russia's long-term market potential despite the company having to deal with current problems impacting the automotive sector there.


GENEVA: Russia and diesel worry GM Europe chief 4 Mar 15

Roger Stansfield

The president of General Motors Europe, Karl-Thomas Neumann, is marking exactly two years in the job at the Geneva show having made considerable strides to update the Opel/Vauxhall product portfolio and powertrains and exercise the cost controls necesssary to return the group to profitability by next year.


GENEVA: Honda unleashes a product blitz 3 Mar 15

Chris Wright

Plenty of new and exotic machinery is on display at Geneva this year but there are few companies for which this show is so important than Honda.


Toyota Russia aims to stay profitable in FY2015-16 3 Mar 15

Graeme Roberts

Toyota has pledged to stay profitable in Russia in fiscal year 2015-16.


Daimler reportedly to expand US van plant 3 Mar 15

Graeme Roberts

Daimler is expected to expand its North Charleston van plant.


Mitsubishi plans new Indonesia JV assembly plant 2 Mar 15

Graeme Roberts

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) and Mitsubishi Corporation (MC) have announced the establishment of a new joint manufacturing company, Mitsubishi Motors Krama Yudha Indonesia (MMKI), with local partner Krama Yudha (KY) to construct a new vehicle assembly plant at GIIC Industrial Estate located 37km east of Jakarta.

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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