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ANALYSIS: Making sense of China's sales volatility

Just as in Europe, India or the USA, looking at China as one market doesn't give you the full picture. Differences across geographical areas...

ANALYSIS: New DS 5 & the future of PSA's new brand

It will soon be 60 years since the Citroën DS was revealed to dropped jaws at the 1955 Paris motor show. Now, PSA has a more subtle desire t...

THE WEEK THAT WAS: The car he said he'd never do?

Starter for 10 - what new car headed for launch at Frankfurt next September is a vehicle the chief designer swore he'd never do?...

VEHICLE ANALYSIS: 2015 Mazda6 & future models

As noted recently on just-auto, Mazda is on a roll in its home market but it’s also doing very well in North America, China, Australia and a...

Latest Interviews

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.


Toyota UK's Tony Walker eyes Burnaston growth 21 Jul 2015

Dave Leggett

With two recently revised models launching on the European market, Toyota is upbeat over prospects for the plant that makes them at Burnaston, in the UK. Dave Leggett caught up with Toyota Motor Manufacturing UK Deputy Managing Director Tony Walker for an update on UK manufacturing operations.

Latest News

Renault looks to group suppliers near French sites 29 Jul 15

Simon Warburton

Renault says it is looking to establish suppliers as close as possible to its French sites in a bid to drive component delivery efficiency


Alliance-Daimler JV to build and run factory 28 Jul 15

Graeme Roberts

Daimler and the Renault-Nissan Alliance have formed a joint venture company to oversee the building and operation of the Mexican factory that eventually will build Mercedes and Infiniti models.


IKCO cautions sanctions impact could take months 28 Jul 15

Simon Warburton

Iran Khodro (IKCO) says any uptick in exports should sanctions be finally lifted against Tehran will likely not materialise until the beginning of next year as details of any relaxation are evaluated.


GM plans new family of emerging markets models 28 Jul 15

Dave Leggett

GM has announced that its Chevrolet brand is to be at the heart of a new investment plan to strengthen its emerging markets business with a family of new models.


Honda sets production records in June 28 Jul 15

Graeme Roberts

Honda set a number of production records in June including the highest tally of overseas produced vehicles in any month.


Škoda plans summer factory expansion, maintenance 28 Jul 15

Graeme Roberts

Volkswagen Group's Škoda Auto plans a variety of maintenance and expansion projects during two or three week summer holiday breaks at its factories in Mladá Boleslav, Kvasiny and Vrchlabí.

Latest blogs

Cadillac's dramatic Lexus RX rival - first pics 26 Jun 15

Glenn Brooks

The replacement for the Cadillac SRX has been photographed in production form. Could this be the most convincing vehicle yet for the brand's sometimes overly edgy design?


GM Luton plant site redevelopment slow 2 Jun 15

Graeme Roberts

What to do with an old vehicle plant site once last units have been shipped and the buildings bowled?

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