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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.

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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


Aston Martin reports GBP2.8m profit in Q1

22 May 2018

Aston Martin Holdings has stayed in the black and reported a 3% rise in first-quarter adjusted Earnings Before Interest, Tax, Depreciation and Amortisation (EBITDA) to GBP43.7m (US$58.6m), representing an EBITDA margin of 24% on revenues of GBP185.4m.


just-auto Plus only Aston Martin begins Vantage production at Gaydon

18 May 2018

Aston Martin has commenced production of the new Vantage, the most sporting model in the luxury carmaker’s series production range. With the first Vantage coming off the British brand’s Gaydon production line today, deliveries to customers will...


Aston Martin confirms Lagonda luxury electric SUV

9 May 2018

Aston Martin has revealed plans for a new Lagonda SUV, which will be the first Lagonda sub-brand product to market. It is scheduled to be unveiled in 2021 and Aston Martin claims it will be the 'first emission-free luxury Battery Electric SUV to market'.


Aston Martin getting closer to flotation - report

9 April 2018

Aston Martin is reportedly preparing to appoint three banks to manage a listing on the London stock market.


just-auto Plus only Aston Martin announces changes in marketing team

15 March 2018

Aston Martin revealed changes to the structure of its marketing and communications team under the leadership of VP and CMO Simon Sproule. Gerhard Fourie, director of Brand Strategy will take up the expanded role of director of Marketing and Brand strategy...


2018 GENEVA SHOW - World premieres list

7 March 2018

Vehicles which made their global debuts at the Geneva motor show are named below.


GENEVA SHOW - Aston Martin presents new ZEV brand

6 March 2018

Aston Martin has presented its Lagonda Vision Concept, which it says heralds the beginning of a new range of emission-free luxury vehicles under the Lagonda brand. Production is planned to start in 2021.


Dow supplies customised adhesives to Aston Martin

1 March 2018

Dow Automotive Systems says its technical and engineering partnership with Aston Martin is set to continue as Aston Martin renews its model range and adds new models.  


Aston Martin revenue hits record in 2017

27 February 2018

Aston Martin Holdings (UK) has reported a record full-year financial performance driven by continued strong demand for the DB11.


Aston Martin Wales plant on course

15 February 2018

Phase I of Aston Martin’s new manufacturing facility at St Athan in Wales is now complete, the company says. Work started on the site in late 2016 when Aston Martin was first given access to the former MOD site, phase I works included the creation of the customer and staff reception areas, administration and management offices and the employee restaurant.


BYD promotes China-UK CEO Council during May visit

5 February 2018

BYD joined British Prime Minister, Theresa May in Beijing last week (1 February), coinciding with the establishment of the China-UK CEO Council, which takes in the new energy sector among other disciplines.


European automakers can cope with change - Moody's

1 February 2018

Despite continued weakness in global car sales, key European automakers are likely to see their credit strength improve, bolstered by earnings growth, rising cash flows, and restrained financial policies, Moody's Investors Service said.


Aston Martin plans investment drive in China

1 February 2018

Aston Martin is planning a five-year trade and investment drive in China worth over GBP600m (US$851m) as part of its expansion in the world’s largest automotive market.


just-auto Plus only Aston Martin to open new dealership in China

31 January 2018

A brand new flagship Aston Martin dealership will launch in Wuhan, China later this year. The 500 sq m two-floor showroom will welcome customers from the centre of China to browse a state-of-the-art display of Aston Martin’s product range and make use...


Aston Martin sales grew 58% in 2017

5 January 2018

Aston Martin Holdings, the producer of luxury handcrafted sports cars, announced that it sold 5,117 sports cars last year amid sell-out demand for its DB11 model and special vehicles including the Vanquish Zagato and Aston Martin Vantage GT8.


Aston Martin production returns to Newport Pagnell

15 December 2017

Another landmark in Aston Martin’s Second Century Plan was achieved with production officially returning to the company's historic Newport Pagnell site.


just-auto Plus only Aston Martin opens global brand centre in Tokyo

4 December 2017

Aston Martin’s first global brand centre in Aoyama, Tokyo opened its doors to the public yesterday following a memorable launch event, with Yoshiki of X-Japan fame as guest of honour. The new landmark building is located at the heart of Tokyo’s...


Aston Martin replaces Vantage to stay on track

22 November 2017

Aston Martin has added a new Vantage model to its range, continuing the comprehensive sports car range renewal that began with the DB11 last year. The latest major model change is another element in the company's business plan that has swung the formerly loss making company into profit this year.


Aston sees SUV helping double sales

12 October 2017

Aston Martin's DBX SUV due in 2019 could help more than double sales by early next decade, its chief executive has told Reuters.


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...

Aston Martin news

Aston Martin reports GBP2.8m profit in Q1

22 May 2018

Aston Martin has stayed in the black and reported a 3% rise in first-quarter adjusted Earnings Be...


just-auto Plus only Aston Martin begins Vantage production at Gaydon

18 May 2018

Aston Martin has commenced production of the new Vantage, the most sporting model in the luxury c...


Aston Martin confirms Lagonda luxury electric SUV

9 May 2018

Aston Martin has revealed plans for a new Lagonda SUV, which will be the first Lagonda sub-brand...


Aston Martin getting closer to flotation - report

9 April 2018

Aston Martin is reportedly preparing to appoint three banks to manage a listing on the London sto...


just-auto Plus only Aston Martin announces changes in marketing team

15 March 2018

Aston Martin revealed changes to the structure of its marketing and communications team under the...


2018 GENEVA SHOW - World premieres list

7 March 2018

Vehicles which made their global debuts at the Geneva motor show are named below. Information...



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