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VEHICLE ANALYSIS: Audi S8 & future models

Suddenly, the full-sized luxury sedan segment is roaring back to life. Forget the economic stalling in some parts of the world and instead s...

VEHICLE ANALYSIS: Redesigned Vauxhall (Opel) Astra

Executives' pride in Vauxhall's Ellesmere Port plant having secured the contract to be the lead factory for the new generation Astra was pal...

ANALYSIS: What does TPP mean for autos?

A trade deal involving the US, Japan and 10 other Pacific rim countries has been agreed. The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) will reduce tra...

Suppliers defensive in teeth of VW storm

If not exactly a stampede, there is certainly an orderly queue of suppliers beating a retreat to distance themselves from one of the greates...

Latest Interviews

Interview with Vauxhall MD Tim Tozer 17 Sep 2015

Dave Leggett

General Motors' UK operations' chief is Vauxhall MD Tim Tozer. He tells just-auto about the brand's high hopes for the new Astra and the resurgence of the UK manufacturing plant that makes it (one of two in Europe).

Q&A: Kia MD sees 100,000 sales in UK 23 Jul 2015

Glenn Brooks

There years ago this month Paul Philpott became the managing director of Kia Motors for the UK and Ireland. This followed a stint at Kia Motors Europe (KME) in Frankfurt and prior to that, senior roles at Ford of Britain and Toyota GB.

Latest News

FCA and UAW agree new tentative deal 8 Oct 15

Graeme Roberts

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) and the United Auto Workers (UAW) have reached a new tentative four-year labour agreement that avoided a threatened strike at the automaker's US operations. The agreement must be ratified by a vote of FCA's 40,000 union workers in the US.

BMW completes UK engine plant revamp 8 Oct 15

Graeme Roberts

A large investment programme to develop the Hams Hall engine plant near Birmingham is complete, BMW announced on Thursday (8 October). Production of new three and four-cylinder engines is already being ramped up on new production lines and over 1m components will be machined at the plant for the first time this year as supply extends to other plants in the group.

Fiat Chrysler to temporarily stop Maserati output 8 Oct 15

Graeme Roberts

Fiat Chrysler reportedly plans to temporarily stop manufacturing the Maserati Quattroporte and Ghibli at its Grugliasco plant in Turin, in order to adjust output to market demand.

UAW sets FCA strike deadline 7 Oct 15

Graeme Roberts

United Auto Workers members are planning to strike at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles US plants as soon as this evening (7 October) in what Reuters said would be  the first work stoppage since 2007.

LA SHOW: Facelifted Porsche 911 AWD variants 7 Oct 15

Glenn Brooks

Porsche has announced further world premieres for November's 2015 Los Angeles auto show.

EXCLUSIVE: Fiat UK returning to C segment in 2016 6 Oct 15

Glenn Brooks

'Egea' has been revealed as the model name for the sedan variant of TOFAS and FCA's Aegea Project cars. A Fiat five-door hatchback and an estate will follow, with the UK importer telling just-auto the latter two cars will be sold here in 2016. Both models will be imports from TOFAS-FCA's Bursa plant in Turkey.

Latest blogs

And now, the Chinese Rolls-Royce phantom clone 18 Sep 15

Graeme Roberts

Never mind your Chinese BMW and Land Rover knock-offs. How about this copy of a 1961 Rolls-Royce Phantom?

Nissan Sunderland success story and the EU question 10 Sep 15

Dave Leggett

Nissan's Qashqai has been an enormously successful model in Europe and the company is now looking to sales of that model in other parts of the world. The smaller Juke, also built in the UK, has also been pretty successful.

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