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Skoda's new press shop draws eyes this week

News that Škoda is building a new, energy-efficient press shop at its main factory in Mladá Boleslav drew a lot of eyes to thi...

VEHICLE ANALYSIS: Toyota Avensis, powered by BMW

It’s a conundrum for Toyota Motor Europe - how to justify staying in the declining D segment? Volkswagen, Opel-Vauxhall and Ford leverage th...

TWTW: VW admits size isn’t everything

Volkswagen Group stayed very much in the news this week. The company posted a set of results that were dragged down by provision made for co...

COMMENT: Putin defies winter with Lada backing

As winter starts to really take hold in Russia – both climatically through the advent of the first real cold of this time of year – and equa...

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

SMMT hails UK Catapult funding committment 26 Nov 15

Simon Warburton

UK automotive supplier association, Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), is welcoming yesterday's (25 November) British government Spending Review, which is pledging to increase funding for Britain's technology Catapult Centres.

Mercedes contracts extra GLCs to Valmet Finland 26 Nov 15

Graeme Roberts

Mercedes-Benz will expand GLC production by contracting out additional volume to Valmet Automotive which will start assemby from 2017 at its plant in Uusikaupunki.

ACEA urges comprehensive stance from COP21 26 Nov 15

Simon Warburton

ACEA (European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association) is urging a more "comprehensive" approach be adopted to driving down CO2 emissions from vehicle and production processes ahead of next week's COP21 climate conference in Paris.

SMMT backs EU club membership - with reform 25 Nov 15

Simon Warburton

UK automotive trade body, Society of Motor Traders and Manufacturers (SMMT) is nailing its colours firmly to the European Union (EU) mast, although it still insists reform is needed.

SMMT urges UK to back auto ahead of finance review 25 Nov 15

Simon Warburton

Britain's automotive trade body, Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), is urging the UK government to back the sector ahead of a major financial announcement concerning the country's future spending plans.

VW Wolfsburg parts pickers offered 3D glasses 23 Nov 15

Graeme Roberts

Logistics workers at Volkswagen’s Wolfsburg plant are now using - if they wish - 3D smart glasses following a three-month pilot trial. They use the glasses for order picking.

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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