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THE WEEK THAT WAS: There's a ghost in the house...

Yes folks, there's a ghost in the house and the temptation is to say, it's the ghost of safety. Okay, that's a bit laboured in the week of H...

Management briefing: India automotive update (2)

India's automotive sector has suffered tougher times lately as the domestic economy has turned down. In this month's management briefing, To...

VEHICLE ANALYSIS: Maserati Ghibli diesel

How might Maserati attain its worldwide sales goal of 75,000 cars a year by 2018? By adding new models and offering more diesels. To judge b...

COMMENT: FKG keeps ears on the track in Gothenburg

Last week saw Scandinavian automotive supplier body FKG's Annual Forum in Gothenburg, bringing together more than 400 component producers, p...

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

CHINA: Infiniti QX50 body and lifecycle extensions 30 Oct 14

Glenn Brooks

An Infiniti spokesman has told that the aged QX50 crossover will not be replaced "in the near future". This follows the recent introduction of a made-in-China version of the now seven-year old model.

LCGCs a game changer in Indonesia - analyst 30 Oct 14

Dave Leggett

The low cost green cars (LCGC) policy is set to be a game changer for the Indonesian automotive market, according to the analysts at Frost & Sullivan.

GM invests US$63m to expand crossover plant 30 Oct 14

Tony Lewis

General Motors will add 263,000 sq ft to its newest plant in North America, the Lansing Delta Township facility in Michigan, which was opened in 2006.

VW Brazil launches Cross Up, will produce Jetta 29 Oct 14

Fernando Calmon

Media and car enthusiasts visiting the São Paulo Auto Show (media days were Tuesday 28 and Wednesday 29 October) will see evidence of Volkswagen’s new strategy of playing the market more nimbly here in Brazil.

JLR confirms new Disco Sport for Brazil production 29 Oct 14

Dave Leggett

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has confirmed, at the Sao Paulo International Motor Show, that its Land Rover Discovery Sport will be one of the first models to be built at its new R$750m local manufacturing facility in Itatiaia, Brazil.

GM confirms Michigan centre for next gen Volt 28 Oct 14

Dave Leggett

General Motors has confirmed that the company's Warren Transmission Plant will build the electric drive unit for the second-generation Chevrolet Volt.

Latest blogs

A drone's view: inside a car plant 28 Oct 14

Glenn Brooks

SEAT has sent a drone up to film outside and inside its 2.8 million m2 Martorell plant.

Doughnut time 22 Oct 14

Graeme Roberts

Sometimes the answer to "Why?" can be answered "Just because..." As in this video made by Lexus Poland as part of its launch of the NX mid-size SUV line.

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