Vehicle product & design: Latest news and analysis articles
21 February 2017 | Glenn Brooks
This is the third of five features in a series which examines the current and future models for Groupe PSA's passenger car brands. Following on from a look at DS, and then at the A-to-E segment sedans, hatchbacks and estates of the Citroën brand; the division's next electric models, SUVs and monospaces are explored below. Peugeot, the subject of the final two chapters, will follow in the coming days.
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.
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.
7 February 2017 | Glenn Brooks
January was yet another excellent month in the UK for Jaguar, its sales rise of 20 per cent outpacing the market's 11 per per cent gain. Much of the additional volume is coming from the F-PACE, yet the brand's two youngest saloons are also doing well. The larger of those, the XF, has had some updates for model year 2017 and an estate will be added for MY2018.
6 January 2017 | Matthew Beecham
With a team in motorsport’s first all-electric race series, the FIA Formula E Championship, and a recruitment drive that has attracted top names from the automotive, technology and internet industries, NextEV is a name that has become increasingly familiar in the last two years. It is a global start-up, founded in China in 2014 with 12 offices and 2,000 employees worldwide. Last November, the company announced its user brand NIO and unveiled a 1,360ps supercar, the NIO EP9, in London. We spoke to US CEO, Padmasree Warrior to find out more.
18 October 2016 | Roger Stansfield
There is a corner of the Korean auto industry which, if not forever German, is taking on an increasingly strong Teutonic influence. just-auto catches up with Hyundai-Kia design chief Peter Schreyer and his colleagues.
22 February 2017 | Glenn Brooks
Land Rover has announced the Range Rover Velar, Aston Martin will reveal the Vanquish S and Dacia will premiere a Stepway version of the Logan MCV at the Geneva motor show.
17 February 2017 | Glenn Brooks
Another world premiere for April's Auto Shanghai 2017 has been been added to just-auto.com's debuts list. Astonishingly, the poor selling Citroën C5 is to be given yet another facelift.
16 February 2017 | Graeme Roberts
Kia's redesigned Picanto city car has been unveiled ahead of its public debut at the Geneva show in March. The new, entry level tiddler will go on sale across Europe from 1 April. It made its domestic debut, as the Morning, in January.
16 February 2017 | Tony Pugliese
China’s leading SUV manufacturer, Great Wall Motor, plans to launch a new high-end SUV brand later this year to help drive sales of premium models.
15 February 2017 | Graeme Roberts
Continuing a pre-Geneva show news drip feed, Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) said it would be returning to its sporting heritage by deciding to name its new compact SUV Eclipse Cross.
10 February 2017 | Glenn Brooks
FCA US, Ford Motor Company, Hyundai Motor America, Nissan North America and Subaru of America all had vehicle world premieres at the 2017 Chicago auto show.
9 February 2017 | Tony Pugliese
China’s Dongfeng Motor and Nissan Motor have spun off their jointly developed Venucia brand into a stand-alone company.
9 February 2017 | Graeme Roberts
Slovak vehicle designer Jozef Kaban, whose credits include chief of exterior design at Audi and Skoda, and the VW Lupo, SEAT Arosa, Bugatti Veyron and Škoda Octavia, has moved to BMW to be responsible for core BMW brand design while Domagoj Dukec will head the design team for i and M vehicles. The pair report to chief designer Adrian van Hooydonk.
25 January 2017 | Graeme Roberts
Around the same time as CKD kit assembly of the latest Mercedes E-Class saloon kicked off in Indonesia, series production of the Coupé variant has started at the main plant for the model in Bremen.
24 January 2017 | Graeme Roberts
Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) will launch its new compact SUV at the Geneva show in March.
20 January 2017 | Glenn Brooks
FCA US' marketing campaign for the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon has suddenly become old news after the car was filmed and photographed at an event to promote The Fate of the Furious. While only a new variant of an old car and obviously developed to try to keep the Challenger selling, the Demon is to be even faster than the 707hp Hellcat.
19 January 2017 | Tony Pugliese
Suzuki Motor launched a fully-remodeled Swift sub-compact car in Japan earlier this month, featuring a new platform which allows for weight savings of up to 120kg on the previous model.
19 January 2017 | Graeme Roberts
Kia Motors launched a fully-revised Morning sub-compact car this week with enhanced safety features including a stronger body structure and additional safety systems.
18 January 2017 | Graeme Roberts
General Motors Europe's Opel and Vauxhall brands took a while, some rebadged Korean interlopers excepted, to get into SUVs so this year, comparatively speaking, they're going nuts. On top of the freshened Mokka, now appended with an X, comes the Crossland (plus X) and, soon, the Grandland (plus X).
18 January 2017 | Graeme Roberts
General Motors will launch 18 new and refreshed models this year in China to achieve continued growth in the company’s largest retail market.
13 January 2017 | Glenn Brooks
According to a trademark filing, 'Stonic' will be the name of a new Kia model. It is believed that this will be applied to the YB-SUV due out later in 2017.
13 January 2017 | Glenn Brooks
The 2017 Brussels motor show has taken place, with the facelifted Jaguar F-TYPE the main debutante.
13 January 2017 | Graeme Roberts
Renault is expanding its all-electric light commercial vehicle range with global debuts for a longer range Kangoo Van ZE (zero emissions) and a new Master ZE shown at the Brussels motor show.
12 January 2017 | Graeme Roberts
Rather than the redesign we were expecting (it's been around since 2011), Toyota will reveal a new high-performance Yaris model as part of a facelift for the full European range at the Geneva motor show (9 – 19 March), alongside a WRC version set to make its competition debut next week in the Monte Carlo Rally.
11 January 2017 | Glenn Brooks
All the world premieres from the 2017 North American International Auto Show are listed below. The most important models this year were of course the ninth generation Toyota Camry, which will also be the first vehicle using the (TN)GA-K architecture to be manufactured in the US; and the updated Ford F-150 which gains fresh engines, including a diesel.