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Does Grandland X mean the end for Vauxhall Zafira?

20 February 2017 | Glenn Brooks

General Motors Europe will be having a busy 2017, rolling out not only the new Insignia in no less than four body styles, but two new SUVs, the Crossland X and larger Grandland X. So does the latter take over from the similarly sized Zafira Tourer? Not at all, insist both Opel and Vauxhall.

ANALYSIS - Citroën future models

16 February 2017 | Glenn Brooks

This is the second feature in a five-part series which examines the current and future models for PSA Group's passenger car brands. Following on from a look at DS, the focus now turns to Citroën. Peugeot, the subject of the final two chapters, will follow a second Citroën feature which looks at the brand's future SUVs, monospaces and electric vehicles.

With PSA in frame, FCA-GM merger still no sense

16 February 2017 | Bill Cawthon

Since before the bailouts of 2009, industry and financial mavens have been calling for the merger of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and General Motors or, failing that, the acquisition of FCA by GM.

China, India and Europe boost global car sales

10 February 2017 | Graeme Roberts

JATO Dynamics' analysis of 52 markets found that 84.24m units were sold in 2016, which was driven by increased demand in China, India and Europe. China saw double-digit growth in sales, while demand in the US remained stable. Global demand for SUVs continued, with significant sales increases in the segment across South East Asia, Europe and China.

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SMMT chief bangs EU single market drum - Interview

12 October 2016 | Dave Leggett

Speaking exclusively to just-auto, SMMT chief executive Mike Hawes says the UK auto industry’s interests would be best served by continued membership of the European Union’s single market following the UK’s planned exit from the trade bloc in 2019.

Car firms 'must embrace mobility changes'

11 November 2015 | Dave Leggett

Ford's former Chief Technical Officer Paul Mascarenas has told just-auto that he believes the challenges faced by the auto industry currently put it at a pivotal stage and those firms who fail to embrace the emerging mega-trends will lose out.

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just-auto Plus only VW brand January 2017 worldwide sales down 4.9%

20 February 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

In January 2017, the Volkswagen brand handed over 495,900 vehicles to customers throughout the world, corresponding to a fall of 4.9% compared with the previous year. Jürgen Stackmann,...

just-auto Plus only Maruti Suzuki India surpasses 100,000 SHVS sales

20 February 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

Maruti Suzuki India Limited, announced that its Smart Hybrid vehicles – Ciaz SHVS and Ertiga SHVS – have crossed cumulative sales of 100,000 units this month. This marks the success of...

Yet another facelift for nine-year old Citroën C5

17 February 2017 | Glenn Brooks

Another world premiere for April's Auto Shanghai 2017 has been been added to's debuts list. Astonishingly, the poor selling Citroën C5 is to be given yet another facelift.

Volvo Car UK to recruit 300 new technicians

17 February 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Volvo Car UK is launching a nationwide recruitment drive for 300 new technicians to join its 119-outlet dealer network by 2020, in line with the brand's increasing sales and its growing product range.

Government of Canada announces $18.2m for auto R&D

17 February 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Two Canadian companies – one in Lakeshore near Windsor, the other in Ottawa – have developed innovations that have the potential to make cars lighter, more fuel efficient and, in the case of electric cars, better performing due to a longer battery life and Navdeep Bains, minister of innovation, science and economic development, announced funding totalling C$18.2m for the two companies.

just-auto Plus only VW Commercial Vehicles January 2017 sales up 12.1%

17 February 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles started the New Year with a delivery increase of 12.1%. This corresponds to 35,000 vehicles delivered to customers around the world in January. Western Europe remains...

just-auto Plus only SEAT January 2017 global sales up 16.5%

17 February 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

SEAT’s worldwide sales continue to grow in 2017. After finishing 2016 with the fourth consecutive annual increase, and adding a cumulative growth of nearly 30% since 2012, SEAT posted the...

just-auto Plus only SsangYong Q4 2016 global sales surge 8%

17 February 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

SsangYong Motor Company, part of the Mahindra Group, announced that the company sold its highest volume in fourteen years during 2016 with record high sales in Q4, 2016 making it profitable once...

Nissan Europe's aftersales chief faces challenges

16 February 2017 | Chris Wright

Cars are become safer, more reliable and people are actually driving less – all of which are giving carmakers a headache because they are experiencing a squeeze on one of their most lucrative profit centres - aftersales.

EU sales rise 10.2% in January

16 February 2017 | Graeme Roberts

The EU passenger car market started 2017 well, partially due to extra selling days during the month. Registrations grew markedly (+10.2%) compared to January 2016, totalling 1,170,220 units, according to ACEA data.

Cap hpi predicts registrations growth across EU

16 February 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Car sales across the European Union will grow by at least 2.8% in 2017 according to Cap hpi.

just-auto Plus only Nissan Europe sells 58,301 units in January 2017

16 February 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

Nissan announced European sales for January 2017 of 58,301 units (Nissan and Datsun), representing a market share of 3.8%. January highlights: January sales in the...

just-auto Plus only FCA Europe sales up 15.2% in January 2017

16 February 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

In January, FCA sales in Europe were up 15.2% year-over-year, once again outperforming the industry average of 10.1%. Group market share increased to 7.0% from 6.6% one year ago. January sales were...

just-auto Plus only Audi worldwide sales in January 2017 down 13.5%

16 February 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

Audi AG delivered around 124,000 cars to customers in January. In particular, demand continued to rise in Europe (up 3.1% to 61,800 units) and North America (up 11.8% to 16,200 units). Sales in...

US car ownership falling

15 February 2017 | Chris Wright

Car ownership in the US is falling, a study by the University of Michigan Sustainable Worldwide Transportation department has confirmed.

just-auto Plus only Tata Motors Q3 2016 revenue down at INR674.84bn

15 February 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

For the quarter ended 31 December 2016, Tata Motors reported consolidated revenues (net of excise) of INR674.84bn (US$10bn) as against INR705.67bn for the corresponding quarter last year...

PSA eyes 60% Iran localisation as JVs ramp up

14 February 2017 | Simon Warburton

PSA Groupe says it is aiming for a localisation rate of up to 60% in Iran with its SAIPA joint-venture as the pace of automotive development ramps higher following the ending of most international economic sanctions.

Japanese vehicle sales rise 4.9% in January

14 February 2017 | Tony Pugliese

The Japanese vehicle market is continuing to perk up, helped by a growing economy.

Vietnam market falls 10% in January

14 February 2017 | Tony Pugliese

New vehicle sales in Vietnam declined by 10.5% to 19,613 units in January, from 21,905 units a year earlier, according to member data released by the Vietnam Automotive Manufacturers Association (VAMA).

just-auto Plus only Skoda global sales up 2.4% in January 2017

14 February 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

Skoda seamlessly continues last year’s record results: In January, the Czech car manufacturer delivered 93,800 vehicles to customers worldwide, 2.4% more than in the same period last year...

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