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THE WEEK THAT WAS: London on the show circuit?

As those - all three of you - who honour me with your occasional presence on my self-curated 'just-auto' Facebook page may have guessed, whe...

COMMENT: Russia plays political football

Just when you thought things couldn't be any worse for the auto sector in Russia, up popped the AEB recently with its latest monthly instalm...

VEHICLE ANALYSIS: Mini JCW & future model plans

The Mini John Cooper Works is fast (of course), handles brilliantly (ditto) and is being launched as a three-door only (but a convertible an...

COMMENT: Why the VW Touareg Hybrid had to die

The Volkswagen Group is killing off two engines in the Touareg due to the anti-pollution requirements of Euro 6 emissions regulations in EU...

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

Tianjin to inject US$200m into NEVS factory 29 May 15

Simon Warburton

National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS) says new 'part-owner' Tianjin Binhai Hi-tech Industrial Development Area (THT) will plough US$200m into the Swedish automaker as it looks to build a new factory in China within two years for its EV breakthrough.


Rio de Janeiro to have a shared electric fleet 29 May 15

Graeme Roberts

Inspired by an existing service in Paris – Autolibe runs a fleet of 3,000 electric cars with 75,000 registered users – Rio de Janeiro will be the first Brazilian city with an electric car sharing scheme.


Oyak-Renault workers restart "heads held high"-CGT 29 May 15

Simon Warburton

Renault's powerful CGT (Confederation Generale du Travail) union says it members have resumed work at the French manufacturer's Turkish operation with their "heads held high."


Suzuki opens second Indonesia vehicle plant 29 May 15

Chris Wright

Suzuki has opened its new Cikarang car assembly plant in the Greenland International Industrial Centre east of Jakarta.


F57 Mini cabrio to be assembled by VDL NedCar 28 May 15

Glenn Brooks

A source within BMW Group has told just-auto that Project F57, the imminent next-generation Mini Convertible, will be manufactured by VDL Nedcar at its plant in Born. Production of the outgoing R57 series topless Mini has now ceased and the new model will soon be revealed.


Oyak-Renault restarts after walkout 28 May 15

Simon Warburton

Work has resumed at Renault's joint venture plant in Turkey following a walkout by around half the staff that appears to have centred around pay and union adherence.

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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