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THE WEEK THAT WAS - Brexit fallout and recovery

As I very much expected, cooler heads started to bubble to the top after last week's shock 'Brexit' vote by over half of the citizenry of th...

Ford's future models and platforms

In contrast to the Volkswagen Group, TMC, GM, HMG, Renault-Nissan-AvtoVAZ-MMC, Honda Motor, FCA and other major OEMs, Ford Motor Company wil...

What does 'Brexit' mean for the auto sector?

In the end it was a narrow result, but the UK’s voters have voted to leave the European Union. What are the implications for the automotive...

And so Brexit begins - The Week That Was

It would be fair to say that fear and trepidation abounds here in the UK this day as, after the polls were proved wrong (again), we learned...

Latest Interviews

Car firms 'must embrace mobility changes' 11 Nov 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.


Q&A: SsangYong's Steve Gray on doubling sales 26 Oct 2015

Glenn Brooks

SsangYong has operated in Europe for a long time, but suddenly, sales have been surging - beyond 100% YoY in most countries. And that's not just due to the addition of the hot-selling Tivoli B-crossover. Steve Gray, the company's UK head of Marketing, tells just-auto what's ahead for the rest of the decade.

Latest News

NHTSA tells Takata Honda owners to get fix now 1 Jul 16

Graeme Roberts

The US government reportedly has advised owners of 313,000 recalled Honda and Acura vehicles to replace their Takata-made airbags immediately after testing showed there’s as high as a 50% chance of rupture in a crash.


Kia marks a year in Mexico 1 Jul 16

Graeme Roberts

Kia Motors Mexico has celebrated its first anniversary with the announcement it will launch the Niro Hybrid Utility Vehicle (HUV) at the end of the year. This will be its first hybrid vehicle in the country.


VW rules out emissions compensation in South Korea 1 Jul 16

Tony Pugliese

Volkswagen has no plans to compensate South Korean for cheating emissions tests, according to local reports citing the company’s local unit Audi Volkswagen Korea.


Watchdog urges slowdown on autonomous cars 1 Jul 16

Graeme Roberts

News a Tesla driving in autopilot mode was involved in a fatal collision is evidence that federal regulators need to go slow as they write new guidelines for self-driving cars, US Consumer Watchdog said.


VW confident of fixing three litre cars in the US 1 Jul 16

Graeme Roberts

A VW lawyer, in a court hearing, has said the company believed it could fix 85,000 three-litre VW, Audi and Porsche diesel vehicles in the US, instead of opting for costly buybacks.


Strong May for Renault boosts European car sales 29 Jun 16

Graeme Roberts

New car registrations in the 29 markets analysed by JATO Dynamics show that the positive trend in automotive sales is continuing – with new car registrations during May 15.1% higher than the same month in 2015.


Airbag and carbon canister recall for 2.9m Toyotas 29 Jun 16

Graeme Roberts

Toyota is recalling 2,867,816 vehicles worldwide for a potential problem with the fuel system charcoal canister evaporative emissions control unit and a further 1,433,988 vehicles to check a side curtain airbag inflator. The inflator is not a Takata product, the supplier has not been named. Some models will be recalled for both fixes.


Ford US sells over 1m F-150 EcoBoost pickups 29 Jun 16

Graeme Roberts

Ford said it had now sold over 1m F-150 pickups with segment-exclusive EcoBoost engines in the US.


Sales down but Nissan sets May output record 29 Jun 16

Graeme Roberts

Nissan Motor said global production in May increased 0.4% year-on-year to 435,938 units, the fourth consecutive month of increase and a record for the month.


Sales pessimism, production optimism, post-Brexit 27 Jun 16

Graeme Roberts

KPMG's head of automotive in the UK, John Leech, reckons lofty sales goals will now not be reached but production this year will grow thanks to a pound weakened by last week's historic 'Brexit' vote to leave the EU. Meanwhile, a US analyst, in a rare optimistic article over the weekend, suggested possible tariff-free access to markets outside the EU could give British automakers a boost.


Norway's wealth fund files complaint against VW 27 Jun 16

Graeme Roberts

Norway's wealth fund has filed a legal complaint against Volkswagen, as part of a joint legal action over the diesel emissions scandal.


Korea issues arrest warrant for VW executive 27 Jun 16

Graeme Roberts

A South Korean court has issued the first warrant for the arrest of a Volkswagen executive in connection with its cheating on vehicle emissions tests.


SMMT stresses need for tariff-free trade deals 24 Jun 16

Dave Leggett

The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) has reacted to the result of the UK's national referendum to leave the EU by stressing the need for tariff-free trade deals with Europe and other global markets.


Jeep, Maserati, readying roll-away software fixes 24 Jun 16

Graeme Roberts

FCA Jeep chief Mike Manley has said software upgrades for 1.1m vehicles recalled for roll away risks, including the Grand Cherokee, will be available by the end of June 2016. Meanwhile, its Maserati unit is recalling cars in the US to fix a similar problem.


Financial bodies comply with norms - Iran Bank 24 Jun 16

Simon Warburton

Iran's Central Bank says it, as well as the country's financial institutions, are compliant with international norms.


More private investment needed-Iranian Ambassador 23 Jun 16

Simon Warburton

Iran's Ambassador to Russia is calling for more private businesses to become involved in his country as the post-sanctions landscape starts to open up real possibilities for overseas companies.


AvtoVAZ announces new board members 23 Jun 16

Simon Warburton

AvtoVAZ has unveiled the composition of its new board members today (23 June) at its annual general shareholder meeting.


Infiniti recalls Q50 in US for steering fix 23 Jun 16

Graeme Roberts

Nissan North America is recalling 28,182 2014-2016 Q50 models made from 26 December 2012 to 11 December 2015 plus Q50 Hybrids made 10 December 2012 to 17 December 2015 because software may incorrectly set the direct adaptive steering at start up, altering the vehicle's steering responsiveness and turning radius.


Iran lauds new business climate as PSA deal inked 22 Jun 16

Simon Warburton

Iran's Industry Minister has delivered a tub-thumping series of reasons why Western operations should consider reviving old ties or starting new ones in the post-sanctions era.


BAIC to produce cars in Mexico from 2017 22 Jun 16

Tony Pugliese

BAIC, Daimler's JV partner in China through the Beijing Benz joint venture, plans to produce own-brand vehicles in Mexico from 2017 as it looks to gain a firm foothold in the huge North American vehicle market.

Latest blogs

White nights and networking in St Petersburg 22 Jun 16

Simon Warburton

So another St Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) has flashed by in its usual white blur of back-to-back press conferences and some of the highest level networking I've ever seen.


New Normal becomes New Reality in BRIC parlance 15 Jun 16

Simon Warburton

Russia or more specifically, St Petersburg, is hosting its 16th International Economic Forum here in its mighty second city and it's a continued show of defiance against a West, which is equally stubborn in its insistence of maintaining a frosty disapproval of The Kremlin's Crimea and possibly Eastern Ukraine involvement

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