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2016 QX80 - Infiniti's monster sized money spinner

Infiniti had a record year in 2015, selling 215,250 vehicles worldwide. January is looking good too, with the addition of the UK-built Q30 j...

BMW 1 Series stays RWD, but for how long?

BMW not too long ago revealed a preview of a 1 Series sedan, something which could well be the perfect complement to the current hatchback r...

Review of the automotive year, 2015 (Part 2)

The year 2015 will probably go down in the annals of automotive industry history for Volkswagen’s jaw-dropping emissions cheating scandal. B...

Review of the automotive year, 2015 (Part 1)

The year 2015 will probably go down in the annals of automotive industry history for Volkswagen’s jaw-dropping emissions cheating scandal. B...

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

AvtoVAZ lauds Medvedev auto interest at summit 5 Feb 16

Simon Warburton

AvtoVAZ is hailing the Russian government's close interest in the automotive industry after Prime Minister, Dmitry Medvedev held a recent conference at the manufacturer's Togliatti headquarters.


AvtoVAZ to four-day week as Russia woes continue 5 Feb 16

Simon Warburton

AvtoVAZ is to put employees on a four-day week from 16 February, resulting in a 20% pay cut as the economic travails in Russia continue to extract a heavy price on the country's automotive sector.


Jeep India sales to start soon 4 Feb 16

Graeme Roberts

Jeep sales in India will start in mid-2016, the automaker confirmed during the Delhi show.


Steel supply problem halts Toyota output 1 Feb 16

Graeme Roberts

Toyota is halting production at all car assembly plants in Japan from 8 to 13 February due to a steel shortage following an explosion at a steel plant of one of its affiliates.


PSA Iran deal will see 40% local supplier content 29 Jan 16

Simon Warburton

PSA Peugeot Citroen says a condition of its US$436m joint venture deal with IKCO is it must source 40% of components in Iran.


FIEV cites 3m Iran market as huge supplier chance 28 Jan 16

Simon Warburton

French automotive suppliers association, FIEV, says there is huge potential for its members in Iran given the recent lifting of sanctions and the latent pent-up demand in the 80m-strong country, which could see the country achieve 3m volume by 2025.

Latest blogs

Sparkle in the rain 29 Oct 15

Simon Warburton

To the backdrop of bright autumnal sunshine - not to mention a certain German automaker's woes - this year's recent FKG Suppliers Forum in Gothenburg fused a heady mixture of knowledge exchange and networking.


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?

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