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VEHICLE ANALYSIS: Redesigned Vauxhall (Opel) Astra

Executives' pride in Vauxhall's Ellesmere Port plant having secured the contract to be the lead factory for the new generation Astra was pal...

COMMENT: Tesla Model X - the elephant in the room

This presentation by Elon Musk is half an hour long but well worth watching. It demonstrates yet again that Tesla Motors doesn't do many thi...

COMMENT: Where will VW 'emissionsgate' end?

Where is this all going to end? That must be the feeling of Volkswagen group executives every morning as they watch the TV news bulletins an...

TWTW: Not a good week to be VW's Doctor Winterkorn

I'm not unsympathetic to him at all but, as the Volkswagen emissions-test rigging scandal continued to erupt this week, after the EPA's shoc...

Latest Interviews

Q&A with Ford Europe's CD-car vehicle line directo 21 Sep 2015

Calum MacRae

At the 2015 IAA, Calum MacRae spoke with Rolf Deges, Vehicle Line Director, CD-cars and covered Ford’s product development process, AWD developments and the challenges that connectivity brings.

Kia UK MD on how to raise brand pricing 23 Jul 2015

Glenn Brooks

In the second of a two-part Q&A, Paul Philpott reveals when Kia will launch a B-crossover, how he won't rule out one day outselling Toyota, and the secret of how a cheap cars brand became one now selling GBP40,000-plus models.

Latest News

EXCLUSIVE: Fiat UK returning to C segment in 2016 6 Oct 15

Glenn Brooks

'Egea' has been revealed as the model name for the sedan variant of TOFAS and FCA's Aegea Project cars. A Fiat five-door hatchback and an estate will follow, with the UK importer telling just-auto the latter two cars will be sold here in 2016. Both models will be imports from TOFAS-FCA's Bursa plant in Turkey.

Daimler tests autonomous truck on public road 6 Oct 15

Dave Leggett

Daimler is claiming a world first after testing a series production Mercedes-Benz Actros truck equipped with the company's intelligent Highway Pilot system on a public road in Germany. The company said the premiere is a 'further important step towards the market maturity of autonomously driving trucks – and towards the safe, sustainable road freight transport of the future'.

TOKYO SHOW: updated Subaru Forester 6 Oct 15

Glenn Brooks

FHI has announced details of styling and technology updates for the Subaru Forester ahead of this month's Tokyo motor show.

Toyota wants highly autonomous cars by 2020 6 Oct 15

Dave Leggett

Toyota is aiming to bring to market cars with a high degree of autonomous control by 2020, a timescale that chimes with other OEMs' plans.

Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport to debut at LA show 6 Oct 15

Glenn Brooks

Porsche has announced a world premiere for November's 2015 Los Angeles auto show.

Updated Toyota Crown features direct injection 1 Oct 15

Graeme Roberts

Toyota's long-lived Crown enters its seventh decade with a major mid-lifecycle update adding a new direct-injection turbocharged engine, new colours, and claimed world-first 'ITS' safety package.

Latest blogs

Buick's next LaCrosse breaks cover in China 25 Sep 15

Graeme Roberts

Claimed 'first spy shots' of the redesigned 2016 Buick LaCrosse have been obtained by a Chinese autos website. This is the Chinese variant which will be made by the Shanghai-GM joint venture and is included in just-auto's Product Lifecycle Database (PLDB). It will be an important new car line for GM's Buick brand in China, its largest market.

And now, the Chinese Rolls-Royce phantom clone 18 Sep 15

Graeme Roberts

Never mind your Chinese BMW and Land Rover knock-offs. How about this copy of a 1961 Rolls-Royce Phantom?

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