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just-auto Plus only GERMANY: Ten Aston Martin cars in the starting line-up for the "Ennstal Classic 2011"

18 July 2011


just-auto Plus only CHINA: Aston Martin targets growth in China

18 July 2011


CHINA: Aston Martin pushes ahead with growth

18 July 2011

Aston Martin is pressing ahead with growth plans for the brand in China after launching the new Virage and Vantage S in the country. These include up to four new dealers over the next 12 months.


UK: 'British' Aston Martin may list in Hong Kong

8 July 2011

Aston Martin executives have said the Kuwait consortium-backed company will float "when the time is right" but opened the prospect of listing in Hong Kong.


UK: Lotus awaits UK loan news

4 July 2011

Specialist sports car maker Lotus should know in about three months whether a second attempt to raise cash from the UK government has succeeded.


just-auto Plus only US: Kia Motors America announces new director of public relations

22 June 2011


Q&A with Oerlikon Graziano: Future transmission trends

22 June 2011

Continuing just-auto’s series of interviews with leading transmission makers, Matthew Beecham talked with Paolo Mantelli, head of automotive transmissions, Oerlikon Graziano. Oerlikon Graziano specialises in the design, integration and precision manufacture of transmissions for high-performance road cars. The company is also a global supplier of transmissions, axles and driveline components for other sectors including electric, off-highway and industrial vehicles. It has facilities dotted across the US, UK, China, India, Italy and Russia.


UK: Aston Martin confirms Rapide shift to Gaydon in '12

7 June 2011

Aston Martin has confirmed that production of the four-door sports car Rapide will move to the company’s Gaydon headquarters in Warwickshire, UK, in the second half of 2012.


UK: Lotus confirms funding for new models

26 May 2011

Proton has been propping up Lotus cars for many years and has emerged as a key player in funding the British sports car company's ambitious new product plans.


TALKING POINT: Luxury cars, petrolheads and emerging voltheads...

30 March 2011

The electric limousine is potentially decades away, prestige car engineers said at an Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) debate.


just-auto Plus only JAPAN: Potenza S001 run-flat to be displayed at the Geneva Motor Show

2 March 2011


GENEVA PREVIEW: Automakers hope for new model boost in flat Europe market

28 February 2011

Carmakers gathering for the Geneva motor show this week are scrambling to boost their presence in booming emerging regions, as they showcase the new models they hope will boost their share of Europe's flat market.


GERMANY: Daimler and Aston Martin eye joint projects

23 December 2010

Aston Martin and Daimler exploring opportunities for future extensive cooperation according to Financial Times Deutschland, citing company sources.


BRIEFING: Review of 2010 (second half)

23 December 2010

Like any year in the auto industry, 2010 saw its fair share of company ups and downs, industrial comings and goings, and a fair old sprinkling of corporate drama. We covered it all on just-auto. Editor Dave Leggett sifts through the lot and picks out a few highlights from the year just gone, month by month. This is part two and covers the second half of the year.


BRIEFING: Companies compete to create faster chargers for EVs

23 November 2010

As governments wake up to the need of establishing an infrastructure of charging points for electric vehicles (EVs), commercial players are offering anything from the expertise to set up the network down to the individual chargers.


BRAZIL: Chinese ambitious over growth

22 November 2010

The Chinese will by year end invest at least US$12bn in several segments of the Brazilian economy, from agribusiness to industry. The increase is a mammoth 14,000% over 2008.


Q&A with Alcoa Wheel Products

17 November 2010

Continuing just-auto’s interviews with the world’s largest wheel manufacturers, Matthew Beecham talked with David Yates, Commercial Manager, Europe, Alcoa Wheel Products - Forged Speciality Wheels about wheels for electric vehicles as well as trends in the use of finishes, materials and styling.


UK: Aston Martin appoints new CFO

8 November 2010

Aston Martin has announced the appointment of Hanno Kirner to its newly-created position of Chief Financial Officer, based at the company's global headquarters in Gaydon, UK.


UK: Aston Martin confirms Cygnet for production

11 October 2010

Aston Martin has confirmed that its Cygnet 'luxury city car' – originally shown as a concept car in March at Geneva - is to go into production in 2011 at the company’s Gaydon headquarters in Warwickshire.


EXCLUSIVE: SMMT sells Forbes House HQ

11 October 2010

Britain’s motor moguls have sold their elegant clubhouse. Instead of living in one of the most imposing mansions in London, they are to abandon the Belgravia building in Halkin Street in the heart of London’s West End.


THE WEEK THAT WAS: Paris shows automakers not beaten down

1 October 2010

Let's see now, anything interesting happen in the last week? Hmmm.. Oh, yes, Paris. What a show!


PARIS SHOW: Lotus stuns tous le monde with five new models

1 October 2010

Five new models in five years; pre-Paris hype by Lotus didn't disappoint as the Norfolk car maker launched a new chapter in its colourful history.


PARIS SHOW: Ford may take Lincoln worldwide

30 September 2010

Ford could take Lincoln beyond North America to international markets within five years once it has re-established the long-neglected luxury brand in the United States, chief executive Alan Mulally said at the Paris show.


GOLDING’S TAKE: Little sign of incompetence at Ford; roll on GM's H1

26 July 2010

It has not been much fun covering Ford's financial results of late to be frank: no world record financial losses; no threat of bankruptcy; no widespread factory closures; no UAW gun to the head; no delinquent subsidiaries; no family of voraciously hungry little brands to feed. Horribly dull.


Q&A with Richard Parry-Jones (Part 2)

22 July 2010

Richard Parry-Jones chairs the UK government's 'Automotive Council'. Here, he tells Dave Leggett how he sees the strategic challenges involved in meeting lower CO2 targets in motor transport, electric vehicle technology and how he sees the role of the Automotive Council. This interview is the second part of a two-part interview.


UK: Cable outlines automotive wish list

30 June 2010

New UK secretary of state for Business, Innovation and Skills (DBIS) Vince Cable has outlined further details of his plans for the British automotive industry.


UK: Hyundai praises scrappage effect on dealerships

28 May 2010

Hyundai UK said it received a significant boost from the scrappage scheme, but highlighted the lifeline thrown to dealerships across the country.


US: Motorexpo event makes LA debut

19 May 2010

The organisers of the London Motorexpo have debuted the event on Los Angeles.


UK: Supplier rescues Peugeot RCZ production

13 May 2010

When the German supplier of the distinctive, swooping aluminium pillars on Peugeot’s RCZ sports coupé went into administration [bankruptcy] last year, Peugeot found a replacement right here in the UK.


COMMENT: Beijing reveals increasingly credible Chinese ambitions

26 April 2010

This year's Beijing Auto Show was most notable for its lack of notability – at least in the sense that Chinese auto shows used to be jaw-droppingly notable.

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