Vehicle product & design: Latest news and analysis articles
24 March 2017 | Glenn Brooks
Volvo continues to tweak and expand the XC90 model line-up. The Drive-E diesel can now be upgraded with a PowerPulse package that boosts power to 235hp and raises torque to 480Nm.
21 March 2017 | Glenn Brooks
Following on from two recent features concerning future models for the Lynk & Co, Geely and Geely Emgrand brands, now comes the final part in a series: current and future Volvo vehicles.
17 March 2017 | Graeme Roberts
The Chinese are coming - certainly some of the Volvo models they make over there.
17 March 2017 | Glenn Brooks
Groupe PSA's sales fightback continues, with Citroën starting to gain the new vehicles it has needed for some time to arrest falling sales across Europe. A new C3 is the latest fresh model to join the brand's line-up, with the first of several SUVs to come later in 2017.
28 March 2017 | Graeme Roberts
BMW's Peter Schwarzenbauer likes to joke that his business card "takes five minutes to read" and that his full title - member of the board of management of BMW AG Mini, Rolls-Royce, BMW Motorrad, customer engagement and digital business innovation, BMW group - encompasses "all the fun stuff". A very big buck stops here.
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.
29 March 2017 | Graeme Roberts
The revived Borgward brand has launched a second model, its Foton-based BX5 SUV, in China.
29 March 2017 | Glenn Brooks
Two world premieres for April's Auto Shanghai 2017 have been added to just-auto.com's debuts list: the Škoda Vision E concept and a facelift for the Lexus NX.
28 March 2017 | Chris Wright
When you try to say everything, in the end you say nothing - targeting the best in class everywhere does not sell cars.
24 March 2017 | Fernando Calmon
It was unplanned, they say, but 'Japanese Week in Brazil' happened here anyway as three automakers launched new models: Honda's WR-V, the 2018 Toyota Corolla and Nissan's Frontier pickup truck.
23 March 2017 | Glenn Brooks
Hyundai Motor Company and SsangYong Motor will each have at least one production vehicle world premiere apiece at the Seoul motor show.
23 March 2017 | Dave Leggett
Nissan has confirmed that phase one of its ProPILOT autonomous drive technology will be made available in the new Nissan Qashqai launching in FY17 and the second-generation model of the Nissan LEAF.
22 March 2017 | Glenn Brooks
Subaru's UK importer believes there is a niche for the brand as "the affordable Land Rover", pricing its models between GBP18,000 and 32,000. A facelift for the Levorg crossover-estate is the latest news but the brand itself has quite a few more developments in the pipeline.
22 March 2017 | Graeme Roberts
Citroën has launched an electric version of its Berlingo Multispace MPV [European size minivan] with a certified range of 170km (just over 100 miles).
22 March 2017 | Glenn Brooks
As expected, Toyota Motor Sales US, will give the facelifted Yaris its North American debut at the New York auto show. In a surprise development though, the Sienna is also facelifted for the 2018 model year. The big minivan, in production since January 2010, had been expected to instead be replaced.
20 March 2017 | Glenn Brooks
The show itself might be almost six months away but a second Volkswagen Group division has announced a model debut for the IAA.
15 March 2017 | Dave Leggett
Bosch and NVIDIA are partnering to develop artificial intelligence self-driving systems for mass-market cars.
15 March 2017 | Graeme Roberts
Jaguar has displayed its first electric vehicle – the I-Pace – on the road for the first time but only in the hands of development engineers.
14 March 2017 | Graeme Roberts
Nissan Motor's increasing influence over the running of Mitsubishi Motors (MMC) is evident in a management reshuffle which will place six Nissan executives - three of them 'foreigners' - in a variety of roles at the new alliance partner.
13 March 2017 | Dave Leggett
The upcoming fully electric Porsche Mission E will be sold in a number of different model variants with differing power outputs, according to a report in Autocar.
13 March 2017 | Graeme Roberts
Ford will produce luxury Lincoln SUVs in China by the end of 2019, according to a media report.
8 March 2017 | Glenn Brooks
All the world premieres from the 2017 Geneva motor show are listed below. The most important models this year were the Range Rover Velar, Kia Picanto, Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross, Opel Crossland X & Insignia, Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo, SEAT Ibiza, Subaru XV, Volkswagen Arteon and Volvo XC60.
8 March 2017 | Dave Leggett
Hyundai Motor has unveiled a redesigned Sonata sedan in the hope that the new model can lift prospects in a declining segment of the Korean and US car markets
1 March 2017 | Dave Leggett
Tata-owned Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has confirmed that its new Range Rover Velar model will be built exclusively at its Solihull plant in the UK.
28 February 2017 | Graeme Roberts
Geely's Volvo Cars said its redesigned XC60 SUV, to be launched at the Geneva Motor show next month, will have three new advanced driver-assistance features designed to provide the driver with automatic steering assistance or support to help avoid potential collisions.
28 February 2017 | Fernando Calmon
A word which roughly translates as 'SUVisation' is now used here in Brazil to describe the growing consumer acceptance of SUV-like or crossover models which continue to shake up the market. It's no use arguing these vehicles are heavier, use more fuel, perform poorly and have an unfavourable centre of gravity compared with conventional vehicles.