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Newsflash! Our relationship with the motor car is evolving 30 Jun 2015

Dave Leggett

It's a recurring theme. We seem to be on the cusp of big changes that will profoundly impact car manufacturers, technology providers, component suppliers and all of us who move around - especially if we live in cities.


Elon's SpaceX ship goes boom 29 Jun 2015

Graeme Roberts

Given the attention Tesla EVs attract, it's easy to forget entrepreneur and founder Elon Musk has fingers in other pies - notably operating space ships. Which can be a bit risky.


Taxing questions in France 26 Jun 2015

Simon Warburton

It's been an eventful week in French industrial relations - and that's a competitive field - as the country's hard-wired unionism exerts a summer push.


Cadillac's dramatic Lexus RX rival - first pics 26 Jun 2015

Glenn Brooks

The replacement for the Cadillac SRX has been photographed in production form. Could this be the most convincing vehicle yet for the brand's sometimes overly edgy design?


Going underground 19 Jun 2015

Simon Warburton

It became clear to me just why the Russians were so twitchy about letting any old foreigner in to Nizhny Novgorod until around 1992, after talking to GAZ CEO, Vadim Sorokin from his eyrie on the 14th floor of the automaker's HQ in the same city this week.


just-auto sales role opportunity 18 Jun 2015

Dave Leggett

I'll get straight to the point, no meandering. We have a brand new sales role opportunity here at just-auto.


Now you can park the BMW limo by remote control 11 Jun 2015

Graeme Roberts

Parking Assist? As of last night, so last decade. Now BMW has introduced remote controlled parking.


G11/G12 BMW 7 Series images appear 10 Jun 2015

Glenn Brooks

After so much hype, it was inevitable: official images of the next BMW 7er have appeared a few hours ahead of tonight's official media preview.


Is Tesla really disruptive? 8 Jun 2015

Dave Leggett

I have come across some interesting food for thought on the subject of Tesla and how disruptive its innovative e-tech really is in an article in the Harvard Business Review.


New Bosch president starts royally 5 Jun 2015

Simon Warburton

New UK Bosch president, Steffen Hoffmann has only been in post a couple of months, but has clearly already moving in some very exalted circles indeed.


Luc Donckerwolke quits Bentley 5 Jun 2015

Dave Leggett

The departure of head designer Luc Donckerwolke from Bentley (replacement found) is an interesting one, not least for the question of where he will pop up next.


Let the touch screen size war begin 5 Jun 2015

Graeme Roberts

With the UK media launch of Volvo's XC90 on this week, a lot of readers are going to be hearing about the car's very intuitive, iPad-like screen I've already complimented.


GM Luton plant site redevelopment slow 2 Jun 2015

Graeme Roberts

What to do with an old vehicle plant site once last units have been shipped and the buildings bowled?


BMW 7 Series almost here - will debut on 10 June 2 Jun 2015

Glenn Brooks

The G11 (standard wheelbase) and G12 (Li) 7 Series is now just days away from being revealed to the media. BMW has released another teaser video.


[updated @ 14:00 BST] Opel Astra 'official' pics hit the web 1 Jun 2015

Glenn Brooks

What appear to be official media-release shots of the next Opel Astra have appeared on the web. The five-door will have its official public debut at September's IAA in Frankfurt.


Auto industry consolidation - interview on the radio 27 May 2015

Dave Leggett

Radio is a media medium that fascinates me.


Michelin highlights DS cooperation 26 May 2015

Simon Warburton

Michelin has long cooperated with Citroen's DS range with its adjustable suspension system making it possible to conduct precise trials.


Brush with Vauxhall history - original Viva, Job 1 22 May 2015

Dave Leggett

I was at an event yesterday organised by the UK's automotive trade association, the SMMT. It was a drive event at Millbrook Proving Ground.


The dinosaurs are back 19 May 2015

Dave Leggett

The dinosaurs are back? No, that's not a reference to the Top Gear Three who are reportedly readying for a Netflix rebirth.


Chevrolet asks journalist to leave Camaro launch. Guess why? 19 May 2015

Glenn Brooks

A writer from Jalopnik had an early exit from last weekend's Chevrolet Camaro media driving event after he crashed a prototype.


Is Audi overdoing it with niche models and SUVs? 11 May 2015

Dave Leggett

When you think of Audi what springs to mind? For me, it's still the elegance, performance and advanced technologies typified by the first generation A8 that came to market in the mid-90s.


Renault 2014 Annual Report highlights 1 May 2015

Dave Leggett

Renault's 2014 Annual Report is now out, released at yesterday's AGM at which the French government and Carlos Ghosn were competing for voting rights.


Now that's how to do 'autonomous car' 22 Apr 2015

Graeme Roberts

Here's a really heart-warming story about how some of the technology currently being used to develop autonomous cars was used to really make a former racing driver's day.


Citroen CX & C6 become flying cars 22 Apr 2015

Glenn Brooks

An artist has created a series of photographs depicting hovering vehicles, each based on a former production model.


Range Rover Evoque's Chinese clone 21 Apr 2015

Dave Leggett

Jiangling brand Landwind is causing waves at Shanghai with its X7 SUV that bears a very strong resemblance to Land Rover's hugely successful Range Rover Evoque.


Brabus' STARTECH creates the Range Rover pick-up 16 Apr 2015

Glenn Brooks

Somewhere out there are people who think what would really improve their Range Rover would be chopping the back out of it and inserting a pick-up load tray.


If in doubt, recall? 13 Apr 2015

Graeme Roberts

Ping goes the inbox and there's the weekly recall notification list from the US government's road safety regulator, the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration (or NHTSA or even 'Nit-sa' for short in the local vernacular).


"Difficult and beautiful" in Russia 19 Mar 2015

Simon Warburton

Despite fears numbers would be down, this year's Russian Automotive Forum (RAF) kicked off in Moscow with a healthy attendance that belied the undoubted economic challenges the country faces.


Winter thaw sees Moscow shine 16 Mar 2015

Simon Warburton

It really is Spring sat here in Moscow and while not exactly scorchio, the sun is beating down on this most vibrant of cities, which seems to have rid itself of its once oily, heavy air.


Top Gear's storm in a teacup 12 Mar 2015

Dave Leggett

Overseas readers may be picking up media reports of a 'fracas' and a presenter's suspension at popular BBC TV programme Top Gear and wondering what's going on.


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