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UK triggers Brexit countdown - COMMENT

29 March 2017 | Dave Leggett

The UK prime minister, Theresa May, has invoked the EU constitution's 'Article 50' which formally begins the two-year process by which the UK exits the EU. Although trade arrangements are not formally included in the UK's exit terms, they are sure to be the subject of intense discussions.

ANALYSIS - current & future Datsun vehicles

23 March 2017 | Glenn Brooks

Future models for the three brands of Nissan Motor are the latest to be explored in just-auto's ongoing series. Datsun comes first, to be followed by Infiniti, and then a look at Nissan.

THE WEEK - More Chinese Volvos are a-coming

17 March 2017 | Graeme Roberts

The Chinese are coming - certainly some of the Volvo models they make over there.

ANALYSIS - New C3 leads Citroën sales fightback

17 March 2017 | Glenn Brooks

Groupe PSA's sales fightback continues, with Citroën starting to gain the new vehicles it has needed for some time to arrest falling sales across Europe. A new C3 is the latest fresh model to join the brand's line-up, with the first of several SUVs to come later in 2017.

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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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SMMT reiterates its Brexit demands

29 March 2017 | Graeme Roberts

The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) has renewed its call for the automotive industry to be at the heart of negotiations, as the UK government triggered Article 50, formally starting the Brexit process to withdraw Britain from the European Union.

just-auto Plus only TMC Japan sales up 16.1% in February 2017

29 March 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

Toyota Motor Corporation announces its production, domestic sales, and export results for February 2017, including those for subsidiaries Daihatsu Motor, and Hino Motors. February 2017...

just-auto Plus only Suzuki Japan sells 62,883 units in February 2017

29 March 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

Suzuki announces February 2017 automobile production, Japan sales, and export figures (Preliminary) Production Japan production: February 2017 - 96,896 units; YoY - 153.5%; YoY...

just-auto Plus only Nissan global sales up 5.9% in February 2017

29 March 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

Nissan Motor announced production, sales and export figures for February 2017. 1. Production Nissan's global production in February increased 11.1% year-on-year to 460,256...

just-auto Plus only Scania’s alternative fuels/hybrid vehicle sales up

29 March 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

In 2016, Scania saw a significant uptake in business relating to sustainable transport. The increase reflects a growing demand for both products and services.  The number of vehicles...

just-auto Plus only Mitsubishi Japan sales up 70.6% in February 2017

29 March 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

Mitsubishi Motors announces production, sales and export figures for February 2017 Production Domestic Production: February 2017 - 55,124 units; YoY - 87.8% FY 2016 - 468,473...

just-auto Plus only Mazda Japan sales down 10.1% in February 2017

29 March 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

Mazda Motor Corporation reports, production and sales results for February 2017 Production Domestic Production Passenger Vehicles: February 2017 - 77,416 units; YoY change -...

just-auto Plus only Honda Japan sales down 3.3% in February 2017

29 March 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

Honda Motor announced a summary of automobile production, Japan domestic sales, and export results for the month of February 2017. Worldwide Production Japan:...

Thailand offers incentives for local EV production

28 March 2017 | Tony Pugliese

Thailand has announced a package of tax incentives to promote local production of electric and electric hybrid vehicles in the country.

Tesla axes 60kWh Model S in UK

27 March 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Tesla is axing its entry level Model S in the UK after just a year on sale.

Thai sales jump 20% in February

24 March 2017 | Tony Pugliese

Thailand’s new vehicle market continued to recover in February with sales rising by 19.9% to 68,435 units from depressed year earlier sales of 57,090 units, according to data released by the Federation of Thai Industries.

Indonesia sales rise 7.5% in February

24 March 2017 | Tony Pugliese

New vehicle sales in Indonesia rose by 7.5% to 94,800 units in February, from year-earlier sales of 88,200 units, according to data from industry sources.

Skoda sales revenue up 9.8% to EUR13.7bn in 2016

23 March 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Skoda said it broke volume and financial result records in 2016 as vehicle deliveries rose 6.7% year on year to 1,126,500, boosting sales revenue 9.8% to EUR13.7bn (US$14.7bn), both new records.

just-auto Plus only Bendix surpasses 500,000 ESP system sales

23 March 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

When Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC introduced Bendix ESP Electronic Stability Program in 2005, it marked the first time a fullstability solution was widely available for the North American...

ANALYSIS - 2017 Levorg & future Subarus

22 March 2017 | Glenn Brooks

Subaru's UK importer believes there is a niche for the brand as "the affordable Land Rover", pricing its models between GBP18,000 and 32,000. A facelift for the Levorg crossover-estate is the latest news but the brand itself has quite a few more developments in the pipeline.

GEFCO diversifies offer to combat Russia downturn

22 March 2017 | Simon Warburton

Logistics operator, GEFCO says its Russian operations have been able to largely cope with the downturn in the domestic automotive market by diversifying and leveraging expertise from parent company, RZD.

Renault reaches EV battery lease milestone

22 March 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Renault said it had has signed its 100,000th electric vehicle battery leasing contract via RCI Bank and Services, the financial services arm of Groupe Renault.

Russia domestic quality high but a way to go - AEB

21 March 2017 | Simon Warburton

Russia's Association of European Businesses (AEB) Automotive Manufacturers Committee (AMC) is cites the "extremely high" quality of assembled vehicles for export, but concedes there is a way to go before Western international acceptance becomes widespread.

Car share start-ups struggling in China

21 March 2017 | Dave Leggett

A report in the China Daily newspaper says that high cost, low fees and a limited user base are among the factors providing headwinds for mobility start-ups in China.

just-auto Plus only VW commercial vehicles sales up 3% in 2016

21 March 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

Volkswagen Truck and Bus GmbH - which houses the MAN, Scania, Volkswagen Caminhões e Ônibus, and RIO brands - can look back on 2016 as a successful fiscal year. Sales of commercial...

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