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THE WEEK THAT WAS: Mitsubishi throws in US towel

The big news on just-auto this week was Mitsubishi Motors finally calling time on US manufacturing....

ANALYSIS: New Corsa VXR & future Opels/Vauxhalls

GM Europe's Mokka is one of the most successful B-SUVs in the region, but does that mean that few people are interested in a pricey Corsa? N...

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...

THE WEEK THAT WAS: Toyota's FCV cometh

Toyota's GB's 50th birthday announcement it would launch the Mirai this September attracted a lot of interest on just-auto this week, as wel...

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.

INTERVIEW: Carl Bayliss, head of Infiniti UK 5 Feb 2015

Glenn Brooks

Carl Bayliss recently returned to his homeland after a decade in Hong Kong. He is the new country manager for Infiniti UK, responsible for all business activities including Sales, Marketing and Network Development.

Latest News

Chery spearheads China’s auto export drive 31 Jul 15

Tony Pugliese

China’s Chery Automobile said it exported 50,130 vehicles in the first half of 2015, more than 25% of all Chinese vehicle exports in that period.

DFSK building MPV plant in Indonesia 30 Jul 15

Graeme Roberts

Chinese automaker Dongfeng Sokon Motor (DFSK), a joint venture between Dongfeng Motor and Sokon Motor, is gearing up to produce vehicles in Indonesia, according to local reports.

'Seasoned auto executive' to head GM South America 29 Jul 15

Graeme Roberts

General Motors has named a new chief for South America.

Malaysia sales drop 2% in June 29 Jul 15

Tony Pugliese

New vehicle sales in Malaysia fell 1.8% to 57,437 units in June, compared with 58,561 units a year earlier, according to the Malaysian Automotive Association (MAA).

Mitsubishi ending US production 27 Jul 15

Graeme Roberts

As news reports in Japan suggested at the end of last week, Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) has decided to pull the plug on production at its US plant in Normal Illinois.

FCA to recall 1,060,531 Ram trucks 27 Jul 15

Graeme Roberts

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, hit at the weekend with a record recall-related fine, is recalling Ram trucks because an airbag could inflate unexpectedly.

Latest blogs

If in doubt, recall? 13 Apr 15

Graeme Roberts

Ping goes the inbox and there's the weekly recall notification list from the US government's road safety regulator, the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration (or NHTSA or even 'Nit-sa' for short in the local vernacular).

Honda's Ohio Heritage Center 23 Dec 14

Graeme Roberts

There are various museums back home in Japan but I was not aware of any Japanese automaker setting up a major facility abroad until I received this news about Honda's new US Heritage Center in Marysville, Ohio.

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