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THE WEEK THAT WAS - Toro talks truck

26 February 2016

I have to admit to being a little surprised at how much interest a new pickup truck attracted on just-auto this week. OK, a new segment for the automaker, Fiat,  a little ingenuity in the barn-door, flexible configuration tailgate but, initially, only for South America. Perhaps the fact the name Chrysler is also appended to the word Fiat these days? And, given that South America is from where VW lobs the Amarok to the world, and the Renault-Nissan-Mercedes-anyone else want a rebadged LCV-alliance is working on several variations of the Japanese partner's Navara/Frontier truck for the globe, with some production in Argentina, I'd not be suprised to see this new Toro on sale, also in RHD, pretty much worldwide at some point. Fiat Brazil has exported light commercials widely before, including neatly packaged van and pick-up versions of the Uno it kept in production for decades.


THE WEEK THAT WAS: Range Rover Evoque Brazil build

9 October 2015

We'll permit ourselves a small 'told you so' this week after Jaguar Land Rover finally confirmed it would build the Range Rover Evoque in Brazil from early 2016, as well as the previously confirmed Land Rover Discovery Sport - which Our Man in Brazil first reported last May. JLR had said earlier it would only do 'new' models at the plant, but our sources said otherwise, and it makes sense to do the country's top selling JLR model locally as it (a) gets the price down, increases supply and frees up capacity at the Halewood, England, mother ship. And the high local content encouraged in Brazil allows local variation to suit market needs. JLR also now makes the Evoque at a joint venture in China (again, this gets the price down in a tax-protected market) and also assembles some models in India (ditto). All of which frees up UK capacity.


THE WEEK THAT WAS: The self-parking Beemer

12 June 2015

It would appear our new Research Snapshots have gone down a treat with our readers, judging by the popularity of our review of door innovations this week.


COMMENT: Volkswagen outsells Vauxhall in UK

7 May 2015

Ford is secure as market leader in Britain but there was a major upset in the April passenger car market with Vauxhall losing its traditional second place to Volkswagen.

Latest interviews


INTERVIEW: Ford CEO Alan Mulally

28 May 2014

Alan Mulally's tenure as Ford's CEO has seen the company evolve in line with his vision of 'One Ford'. He also successfully guided Ford through recession and has generally been lauded by investors. He passes the reins over to Mark Fields in July. Dave Leggett caught up with him on the London leg of his Ford circuit farewell tour of Europe.


Q&A with Zircotec: Energy recovery systems in F1

3 April 2014

This year marks a step change in the F1 regulations. A raft of aero and powertrain rules are set to create a more efficient race car with more direct links to road car technologies. V8s, used since 2006, will be replaced by all new 1.6 litre turbo charged V6. Engines are now also referred to as ‘power units’ thanks to the increased hybrid nature of their power generation. As track testing of this new ‘turbo’ and what some describe as an ‘energy efficient’ era, one supplier to the F1 teams talks about the impact of the rules on its business and how it is responding to the challenges. In this interview, Matthew Beecham spoke to Terry Graham, managing director of Zircotec, a supplier of thermal management products and heat protective coatings.


Q&A with Prodrive's Brand&: Brand potential

23 October 2013

Prodrive's Brand& helps develop some of the potential in a vehicle manufacturer’s brand and distribution by creating carefully-positioned non-automotive ranges (mainly clothing and lifestyle accessories) and the retailing support that make them successful. To find out more, Matthew Beecham talked with Carl Ball, managing director of Brand& about its expertise and how social media is changing the ways in which dealers and OEMs should engage with their customers and potential customers, making cross-channel communications more cost-effective as long as it is cunningly implemented.


Q&A with Alset Global: Hydrogen powered race cars

12 April 2013

Since 2005, Alset Global has been developing technologies that will enable the introduction of hydrogen-powered vehicles both for passenger cars and commercial vehicles. With European engineering headquarters in Graz, Austria Alset is leading a coalition of more than ten partner organisations to introduce this technology in time for new European emission standards in 2020. At this year's Geneva motor show, Dr Bez, CEO of Aston Martin announced that Alset would be providing its Hybrid Hydrogen system for a prototype Aston Martin Rapide S. This car would become the first hydrogen powered race car to compete in an official race, beating the Garage 56 entry at Le Mans to a track debut. To uncover the full story, Matthew Beecham talked with Alset Global's CEO, Jose Ignacio Galindo.

Latest news


Brexit non-tariff barriers worry Aston Martin CEO

1 September 2017

Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer has voiced concerns over the possibility of higher non-tariff barriers to UK-EU trade following the UK's exit from the EU.


Aston Martin announces Japan investments

30 August 2017

Aston Martin has announced a package of measures that it says will drive trade and investment between the UK and Japan by up to GBP500m over the next five years.


Aston Martin H1 2017 global sales rise 67%

29 August 2017

Aston Martin Holdings (UK) has reported sharply improved first-half and second quarter financial results amid rising global sales - led by the DB11.


just-auto Plus only Aston Martin recalls 2017 DB11 vehicles

18 July 2017

NHTSA campaign number: 17V411000 Manufacturer: Aston Martin The Americas Components: Tyres Potential number of units affected: 319 Summary Aston Martin the Americas (Aston Martin) is recalling certain 2017 DB11 vehicles. The affected vehicles have a...


World premieres at the 2017 Goodwood FoS

3 July 2017

The 2017 Goodwood Festival of Speed took place between 29 June and 2 July inclusive. The list of vehicle world premieres is published below.


Aston Martin delays electric RapidE until 2019

27 June 2017

Aston Martin is to build 155 units of the RapidE, a plug-in version of the now seven-year old Rapide hatchback. The firm will work with Williams Advanced Engineering to bring the car to production in 2019.


Chinese software snafu leads to Aston recall

21 June 2017

Aston Martin Lagonda is ordering a global recall of 1,658 Vantage cars after problems with a routine transmission software update led to incidents in China in which some cars stalled and lost power, its CEO told Reuters.


Aston Martin calls for UK post-election assurance

9 June 2017

British luxury car maker Aston Martin has called on politicians to quickly provide rapid reassurances to business so they can continue to invest after a snap election gave no political party an overall majority in parliament.


just-auto Plus only Ricardo to supply transmission for Valkyrie

7 June 2017

Ricardo has been awarded a contract to manufacture the advanced transmission for the ground-breaking Aston Martin Valkyrie hypercar. The Aston Martin Valkyrie hypercar is the product of an Innovation Partnership between the British luxury brand and Red Bull...


Aston Martin sees DB11 boost to Q1 results

25 May 2017

Luxury sports car maker has reported a surge to sales and profit as its new DB11 lifts unit volumes.


just-auto Plus only Aston Martin AMR makes its Chinese debut

20 April 2017

The Shanghai Auto Show marks the Chinese debut of luxury British brand Aston Martin’s high-performance brand AMR, bringing a new dimension of race inspired dynamism and performance.  Reflecting Aston Martin’s racing pedigree, AMR takes...


just-auto Plus only Aston Martin posts GBP99.4m revenue in YTD 2017

27 March 2017

Aston Martin Holdings (UK) Limited (“Aston Martin”), the producer of luxury handcrafted sports cars, on 24 March 2017 announced certain preliminary financial results for the two months ended 28 February. Our revenue and EBITDA for the two months...


2017 Geneva motor show - world debuts list

8 March 2017

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.


just-auto Plus only Michelin tyres selected for Aston Martin Valkyrie

8 March 2017

Tyre manufacturer Michelin has been confirmed as the latest technical partner to join the Aston Martin Valkyrie hypercar programme. Founded in 1889, Michelin - one of the largest tyre companies in the world - has been at the forefront of tyre development for...


just-auto Plus only Aston Martin renames AM-RB 001 hypercar

7 March 2017

The revolutionary hypercar being co-developed by Aston Martin and Red Bull Advanced Technologies, formerly identified by its codename AM-RB 001, has now been officially named the Aston Martin Valkyrie. The name continues a fine tradition of Aston Martin...


just-auto Plus only Aston Martin 2016 revenues increased to GBP593.5m

27 February 2017

Aston Martin Holdings (UK), the producer of luxury handcrafted sports cars, reported record fourth quarter results and full-year earnings that exceeded GBP100m for the first time amid strong demand for its new DB11 model and continuing benefits of the...


Toronto motor show - world debuts list

17 February 2017

There were just two world premieres at the 2017 Canadian International Auto show.


just-auto Plus only Ricardo to supply transmission for AM-RB 001

17 February 2017

It can be revealed that Ricardo has been nominated by Aston Martin to design, develop and supply an advanced transmission for the ground-breaking AM-RB 001 hypercar which is being created as the result of a unique collaboration between Aston Martin and Red...


just-auto Plus only Aston Martin begins construction of new Wales site

15 December 2016

Phase I of Aston Martin’s new manufacturing facility at St Athan in Wales received the green light when Aston Martin president and CEO Andy Palmer met Welsh First Minister, Rt Hon Carwyn Jones AM to finalise the sale of the St Athan site to the British...


China adds extra 10% tax on super luxury cars

5 December 2016

The Chinese government introduced an additional tax on top end luxury cars at the beginning of December as it continues to target the excesses of the country’s super-rich.


just-auto Plus only Aston Martin appoints new vice president and CTO

5 December 2016

Aston Martin has appointed Maximilian Szwaj as its new vice president and chief technical officer. In this executive role, Max will be responsible for Aston Martin’s global engineering operations and will report directly to president and chief...


just-auto Plus only Aston Martin unveils new Vanquish S

16 November 2016

Aston Martin has turned up the heat on its ultimate Super GT to create the new Vanquish S. Sharper styling, greater potency and increased athleticism define this latest evolution of an illustrious model line. One that originated from Aston Martin’s...


Aston Martin plans manufacturing robotics switch

6 October 2016

Luxury car maker Aston Martin is reportedly considering a switch to the use of more robots in its manufacturing processes to lower cost and boost profitability.


Aston Martin commences DB11 production

28 September 2016

Aston Martin has commenced production of the DB11 for UK customers, the first core car launched under the luxury carmaker’s six-year ‘Second Century Plan’. 


China's LeEco raises $1bn for electric sportscar

21 September 2016

Chinese internet media company LeEco has raised just over US$1bn in an initial fundraising round for its electric sportscar project that aims to rival Tesla Motors, according to local reports.


Aston Martin recruits people for Welsh workforce

14 September 2016

Aston Martin, which is building a second car factory at St Athan in Wales, has begun training workers for that plant at its factory in Gaydon, Warwickshire.


2016 Pebble Beach Concours - world debuts

22 August 2016

The 65th Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance and associated events took place on California's Monterey Peninsula between 16 and 21 August. The following is a list of concept and new model world premieres.


Aston Martin lost GBP127.9m in 2015

27 June 2016

Aston Martin made a pre-tax loss of GBP127.9m in 2015. It was the fifth consecutive year of losses for the luxury sports car maker that says it is in transition as it begins to renew its model range.


Goodwood FoS 2016 world premieres

27 June 2016

The 2016 Goodwood Festival of Speed took place between 23-26 June inclusive. The list of vehicle world premieres is published below.


just-auto Plus only Aston Martin German facility begins V12 engine production

22 June 2016

The introduction of a new Aston Martin engine is always something special. When that engine has been created for a new Aston Martin model it’s a true landmark. Today at the Aston Martin Engine plant (AMEP) in Cologne, Germany, just such a landmark has...

Aston Martin news

Brexit non-tariff barriers worry Aston Martin CEO

1 September 2017

Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer has voiced concerns over the possibility of higher non-tariff barrie...


Aston Martin announces Japan investments

30 August 2017

Aston Martin has announced a package of measures that it says will drive trade and investment bet...


Aston Martin H1 2017 global sales rise 67%

29 August 2017

Aston Martin Holdings (UK) has reported sharply improved first-half and second quarter financial...


just-auto Plus only Aston Martin recalls 2017 DB11 vehicles

18 July 2017

NHTSA campaign number: 17V411000 Manufacturer: Aston Martin The Americas Components: Tyres Pot...


World premieres at the 2017 Goodwood FoS

3 July 2017

The 2017 Goodwood Festival of Speed took place between 29 June and 2 July inclusive. The list of...


Aston Martin delays electric RapidE until 2019

27 June 2017

Aston Martin is to build 155 units of the RapidE, a plug-in version of the now seven-year old Rap...



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