• Maserati to double Levante SUV output

    Maserati to double Levante SUV output

    Maserati will double production of its latest model, the Levante, from Monday 30 May 2016 with the new production line built specially for the new SUV switching to two production shifts a day.

  • Revamped rivals to face new Toyota Hilux in Brazil

    Revamped rivals to face new Toyota Hilux in Brazil

    The market for medium size pickups here in Brazil may be small but it keeps growing largely thanks to sales in medium-size and small cities, especially those where agribusiness is strong. In 2015 the sector accounted for 4.5% of all vehicle sales.

  • Mitsubishi restates profit as president quits

    Mitsubishi restates profit as president quits

    Mitsubishi Motors has booked a JPY19.1bn ($174m) charge to reflect losses related to its fuel economy testing scandal which reduced profit last fiscal year by 19% and prompted a shake-up in top management, a media report said.

  • Peugeot reveals revamped 3008 compact SUV

    Peugeot reveals revamped 3008 compact SUV

    Peugeot has revealed its redesigned 3008 SUV ahead of its Paris show debut in September. At just 4,450mm in length, it is one of the most compact models in its segment but offers greater passenger and luggage space over the outgoing model.

  • SUVs, Astra, A4 buoy Europe sales in April

    SUVs, Astra, A4 buoy Europe sales in April

    New car registrations in the 29 European markets covered by JATO Dynamics showed the current positive sales trend continued during April, with 1.32m units sold, which is 108,000 units more than the total recorded in April 2015.

Latest Automotive Insights

Jaguar's new F-Pace will take on the likes of Porsche's Macan

THE WEEK - aftermarket player and new products

Matthew Beecham's Q&A with Dayco, which develops and manufactures engine products and drive systems, including timing belts, chain kits, bel...

The facelift brings a new front end and a silver coloured roof bar option. The grille, separated into two parts by the body-coloured bumper, has been updated and now has a glossy black registration plate mount and a second air intake

Autumn facelift beckons for Citroen's Family hit

Flippin' typical. The Family was not even finished reviewing the seven seat C4 Grand Picasso when Citroen announced the range - which also i...

Top spec S has 380PS supercharged V6

ANALYSIS - Jaguar takes on Porsche with F-PACE

For too many years, those running Jaguar listened to ‘experts’ who said an SUV would dilute its image. What nonsense. Now, as the leaping ca...

Peugeot's 3008 on stage at the Paris unveiling

Peugeot steps up a gear with new 3008

PSA Groupe, as PSA Peugeot-Citroen now likes to be known, has turned itself around since the dark days of 2012 when it made an annual loss o...

An interesting and wide-ranging chat with Volvo's R&D chief this week covered cooperation with Geely, platform strategy and connected cars

THE WEEK THAT WAS - platforms to go to

Need help with General Motors' future platform strategy? We have you covered with this handy, pocket, go-to guide that was a smash hit with...

2017 Acadia: first vehicle for C1XX architecture

General Motors' platform strategy decoded

In the past, General Motors never seemed able to have all its divisions acting in sync. Costs skyrocketed as platforms were re-engineered fo...


Trucks continue to dominate a slowing US market 18 May 16

High margin trucks are continuing to dominate the US light vehicle market, driven by low oil prices, available finance, new product action and a growing US economy. However, some market segments are slowing. Bill Cawthon analyses the latest data.


Comment - VW 'dieselgate' opens the flood gates 17 May 16

There's an old saying in the UK – you can wait for hours for a bus then two will come along together. It's an analogy that can be placed on many things. How often, for example, do you see or hear about something of which you have never come across before only for it to crop up again within a very short space of time? As soon as some scandal breaks there seems to suddenly be all sorts of people coming forward saying they have been affected.

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Top Auto News

just-auto takes a break

Dave Leggett | 27 May 16 That's not actually The Stig, but is a good effort from Nissan to shed some light on an area of activity that gets little publicity

We are off on Monday, May 30, as it’s a public holiday here in Britain. Therefore, there will be no daily newsletter on Monday, normal service resumed on Tuesday, May 31.


Toyota Brazil's 2017 Etios more competitive

Fernando Calmon | 27 May 16 Updated engines, automatic option and other detail changes improve 2017 Etios now on sale in Brazil

Toyota Brazil has struggled to turn the smaller Etios in to as easy a sell as the Corolla. Yet thanks to some incentives for dealers and continuous improvement in equipment and finish, early market goals are near plans but almost certainly with low profitability. Some potential buyers say they do not like the styling yet recognise the car’s integrity and trustworthy mechanicals.


Volkswagen nominates 55 FAST suppliers

Simon Warburton | 27 May 16 Volkswagen has added further supplier partners for 13 fields of competence

Volkswagen has nominated a total of 55 partners for 61 fields of competence through its 'Volkswagen Future Automotive Supply Tracks' (FAST) initiative.

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Johnson Controls funds uni battery research

Maruti India to recall vehicles

Grupo Antolin opens India interiors plant

Latest Auto Interviews

Driving home the rules: Delphi Powertrain VP on compliance in the automotive industry - Q&A 23 May 16

Matthew BeechamJohn Fuerst

With the powertrain world reeling from a series of emissions-related revelations, ‘compliance’ may seem a brave subject to choose for a keynote speech at the recent Vienna Motor Symposium. Delphi’s vice president engineering, Delphi Powertrain, John Fuerst tells just-auto why he believes this is the right time to take a deeper look at the topic.


Dayco on building a strong brand identity in the automotive aftermarket – Q&A 20 May 16

Matthew BeechamSteve Carolan

Dayco develops and manufactures engine products and drive systems, including timing belts, chain kits, belts and pulleys for the OE and aftermarket. Matthew Beecham caught up with Steve Carolan, national sales manager, Dayco Aftermarket UK to learn how its business is taking shape.


INTERVIEW - Geely/Volvo architecture cooperation bears fruit 18 May 16

Graeme RobertsConcept shows what a CMA-based XC40 could look like

Peter Mertens, senior vice president, research and development, Volvo Car Group, describes the cooperative development of the new Compact Modular Architecture (CMA) with parent Geely as "good relations" though the start was a little rocky as culture and time zones took some adjusting to, on both sides.

Automotive Blog

A little help for vets settling back in

Graeme Roberts, just-auto editorial team Graeme Roberts | 10 May 16

Sadly, returned vets don't always get the help they need, returning to civvy life with physical and mental scars yet to heal fully.


Tesla's Gigafactory - world's biggest building

Glenn Brooks, just-auto editorial team Glenn Brooks | 9 May 16

The hype over Tesla's so-called 'Gigafactory' is reaching new levels with the release of drone footage showing its sheer size.


Upcoming LMC Automotive forecasting event and Brexit panel

Dave Leggett, just-auto editorial team Dave Leggett | 6 May 16

LMC Automotive has a forecasting event with a very strong European focus coming up.

Hot Automotive Issues

Takata's airbag inflator woes

Takata's airbag inflator woes

Airbag supplier Takata is under fire as potentially faulty inflators - which can fragment into shrapnel as the 'bag inflates and have been blamed for several deaths - prompt NHTSA to intensify the urgency of recalling 7.8m cars in the US and its territories alone. Our coverage is here.

Explore PSA Peugeot Citroën's new business plan - 'Push to Pass'

Explore PSA Peugeot Citroën's new business plan - 'Push to Pass'

PSA Peugeot Citroën has presented a new five-year business plan that includes ambitious financial targets and plans for new models. just-auto was in Paris to hear more about the new strategic priorities for PSA Groupe.

Russian Automotive Forum - domestic suppliers take centre stage

Russian Automotive Forum - domestic suppliers take centre stage

As Russia continues to endure severe economic challenges, framed by extremely low oil prices and international sanctions, it is local suppliers who suddenly find themselves at a competitive advantage. The Russian Automotive Forum in Moscow provided a vital platform for their views and just-auto was in the Russian capital to report.

Geneva Motor Show 2016

Geneva Motor Show 2016

Early March brings the promise of spring and the annual Geneva Motor Show. As well as providing a showcase for new models and concepts aimed at Europe, the industry's top executives also gather for networking, gossip and the inevitable media scrums. just-auto walked the walk and talked the talk at the 86th Geneva Show - held at Palexpo, conveniently adjacent to the airport

Auto Market Research

Global light vehicle engine technologies market - forecasts

Global light vehicle engine technologies market - forecasts to 2030

New to QUBE in the last quarter, this report has been extracted from QUBE and provides a comprehensive overview of the global light vehicle engine technologies sector, major suppliers, top markets, technology trends and market size forecasts... Read more

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Global light vehicle OE exhaust & emissions aftertreatment systems - forecasts to 2030

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Global light vehicle turbochargers market - forecasts to 2030

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Global light vehicle engine cooling market - forecasts to 2030

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Global light vehicle fuel tanks and delivery systems market - forecasts to 2030

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