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THE WEEK THAT WAS - Scion and Ford workers' chop

The two top-read stories on just-auto this week were both on subjects I get no joy from publishing - axing of a brand and (so far, voluntary...

ASEAN vehicle sales fall 4% in 2015

New vehicle sales in southeast Asia’s six largest markets expanded by 4.4% to 858,872 units in the fourth quarter of 2015, compared with 822...

Vehicle analysis - Kia soon to release Sportage 4G

Kia is set to launch its fourth generation Sportage, which made its global debut at the 2015 Frankfurt show, across European markets in this...

2016 QX80 - Infiniti's monster sized money spinner

Infiniti had a record year in 2015, selling 215,250 vehicles worldwide. January is looking good too, with the addition of the UK-built Q30 j...

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

BMW group books record January sales 10 Feb 16

Graeme Roberts

Following a fifth consecutive year of record sales in 2015, BMW Group started 2016 with a record setting January, boosting sales 7.5% year on year to 152,879 cars.


Takata airbag recall to cost Daimler EUR340m 10 Feb 16

Graeme Roberts

Daimler is to recall around 840,000 vehicles to check for potentially faulty Takata airbags in a move the automaker expects will cost about EUR340m.


BMW building new parts centre in Thailand 10 Feb 16

Graeme Roberts

BMW is spending THB220m (US$6.3m) on a new national parts distribution centre in Bang-Na, on the outskirts of the Thai capital Bangkok.


New Ford plant for Mexico & Prius rival - report 8 Feb 16

Glenn Brooks

The rumours have been increasing in number in recent weeks and now The Wall Street Journal claims to have information confirming that Ford will indeed build a new plant in Mexico.


Car sales in Western Europe up 5.9% in January 8 Feb 16

Dave Leggett

Car sales in Western Europe grew by 5.9% year-on-year in January, a result that LMC Automotive described as ‘a very promising start to the year’.


US Class 8 truck orders crash in January 8 Feb 16

Glenn Brooks

After a month-on-month improvement in December, US market orders of Class 8 heavy trucks plunged by 35% in January, and 48% compared to January 2015.

Latest blogs

Ford Everest catches fire Down Under 4 Dec 15

Graeme Roberts

Ford's new Everest SUV, a spin off of the popular Thai-built Ranger pickup truck, and, in its latest form, now on sale in more countries, has got off to a bad start in Australia.


Is this Toyota China's Nissan Leaf rival? 23 Oct 15

Graeme Roberts

News just in from China suggests a Toyota joint venture there - via a new China-only brand - is readying what might be a decent five door hatchback rival for Nissan's well-entrenched Leaf EV.

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