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THE WEEK THAT WAS: Chinese scoop up Pirelli

We started the week with a bit of a surprise - famous Italian tyremaker was nabbed by a Chinese chemical company with big plans for its tyre...

ANALYSIS: UK supplier industry perks up

There are signs of a revival in the UK automotive supplier industry, but a sense of perspective is needed, says Dave Leggett....

THE WEEK THAT WAS: Out 'n' about with Mazda

Post-Geneva, there was no shortage of auto industry happenings this week....

Once more 2 the B-segment breach, Mazda

Starter for 10 - what is the average age of the B-segment buyer here in the UK?...

Latest Interviews

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.


INTERVIEW: Fiat brand head, Olivier Francois 17 Nov 2014

Chris Wright

Fiat's 500 family could be the template for future C or D segment models, Fiat global brand chief Olivier Francois has hinted in an interview with just-auto.

Latest News

Next Mercedes target: one-tonne trucks 27 Mar 15

Graeme Roberts

Daimler's Mercedes-Benz plans to follow rival Volkswagen into the one tonne pickup truck segment by the end of the decade but not in North America or Asia, at least initially.


BMW to increase localisation in China 26 Mar 15

Graeme Roberts

BMW plans to step up component localisation in China and will launch six more models specifically designed for the market in the next few years. It already makes special long wheelbase models there.


Toyota reviews new approach to design, production 26 Mar 15

Graeme Roberts

In the four years since announcing its new Global Vision, Toyota has made significant progress toward achieving sustainable growth by making better cars with a new approach to manufacturing automobiles, with the core aims being greatly improved product development and more competitive production sites, the automaker said in a review.


Ford India to export Sanand built compact 26 Mar 15

Graeme Roberts

Ford India's new Figo Aspire sub four metre compact car will be exported, the automaker said.


Ford unveils new Thai-built Everest SUV 25 Mar 15

Graeme Roberts

The redesigned Ford Everest - an SUV spun off the newly facelifted Australian developed Ranger pickup for Asia-Pacific markets - has made its debut in Thailand at the Bangkok show.


Suzuki launches locally made Ciaz at Bangkok show 25 Mar 15

Graeme Roberts

Suzuki Motor has launched its Ciaz sedan at the Bangkok International Motor Show in Thailand, the third country to build the new model.

Latest blogs

Geneva bound, via Monaco and Grenoble 2 Mar 15

Dave Leggett

This was the scene in Monaco yesterday morning as a group of UK journalists set out on a drive to Geneva from Monaco in some old and new Vauxhall cars.


An Opel mule surfaces Stateside 10 Feb 15

Graeme Roberts

If you live in North America and want to buy an Opel, you head for your friendly Buick corner store and drive home in a shiny new Regal built in Canada, though launch models a few years back actually were shipped over from Germany.

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