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ANALYSIS: Hyundai axes Veloster, goes after Toyota

It’s not often that a vehicle is killed off just days after just-auto drives it. The lack of a diesel engine did for the Hyundai Veloster in...

ANALYSIS: Future models for North America - Part 2

Part one of this two-part series concerned the major models the Detroit Three vehicle makers have up their sleeves for 2015. Now we take a l...

Review of 2014 (1)

It's still 2014, but not for much longer. In the global automotive business, plenty happened in 2014. Seasoned observer Dave Leggett offers...

ANALYSIS: Future models for North America - Part 1

The NAIAS in mid-January will mark the official start to the next wave of vehicle launches in the US. So what are the major OEMs readying fo...

Latest Interviews

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.


INTERVIEW: Peugeot CEO Maxim Picat (Part 2) 10 Oct 2014

Glenn Brooks

In the second and final part of an interview with Maxim Picat, the head of Peugeot explains why the brand cannot launch a low-cost model, and details plans for new energy cars.

Latest News

Geely earnings hit by Russia crisis 19 Dec 14

Tony Pugliese

China’s Geely Automobile Holdings saw its Hong Kong listed shares drop by over 20% this week after it told regulators that net earnings for the year are expected to decline by 50% due to the economic crisis in Russia.


Daimler truck plant reaches 20,000 milestone 19 Dec 14

Graeme Roberts

Daimler India Commercial Vehicles has now built over 20,000 BharatBenz and Fuso trucks at its plant in Chennai, south west India.


Punch Genk offer "missed opportunity": Mayor 18 Dec 14

Simon Warburton

Genk's Mayor says the decision not to take up Punch Metal's offer to secure up to 200 stamping jobs at Ford's Belgium plant is a "missed opportunity" as the factory prepares for its last day today (18 December).


Russia currency ride sees GM pause wholesaling 18 Dec 14

Simon Warburton

Russia's chaotic currency situation has led General Motors to temporarily suspend wholesaling of vehicles to dealers.


Hindustan Motors to close Ambassador plant 18 Dec 14

Graeme Roberts

Hindustan Motors will shut down its car manufacturing plant in Uttarpara, West Bengal, PTI reported.


Iran's Akia Ultra to discuss bus assembly with BYD 18 Dec 14

Tony Pugliese

Iranian bus maker Akia Ultra is considering assembling electric buses sourced from China’s BYD Auto.

Latest blogs

Watch Volvo's next XC90 get rolled, and rolled 28 Nov 14

Glenn Brooks

We all remember that video of the outgoing XC90 being rolled SEVEN times and no crushing of the roof. To me, it's been the gold standard of safe cars ever since.


Tesla's X-Men robots - watch the video 18 Nov 14

Glenn Brooks

Tesla Motors tends not to issue factual, dry media releases. Take this one, its most recent, concerning some upgrades made at its Fremont factory.

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