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Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA) 2017

Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA) 2017

It's Frankfurt's turn to host Europe's big automotive show this year. Our coverage is gathered together here.

The virtual world and automotive

The virtual world and automotive

The virtual world is edging closer and impacting the buying and driving experience. There are virtual reality headsets and we can speak to virtual driving assistants. We consider virtual developments and their impact on the auto industry.

BMW Group future product strategy

BMW Group future product strategy

BMW is pouring money into renewing both its global model range and trying to create sub-segments which it could dominate in the 2020s. We look at the strategy for new product by BMW brands and market segment.

All change at Ford

All change at Ford

Ford has changed its CEO and reshuffled its top management as it seeks a corporate reset in the face of falling profits and a sagging share price

Where next for PSA Group? Future model strategy revealed

Where next for PSA Group? Future model strategy revealed

We take a forensic look at PSA Group brands and future new model strategy

2017 Russia Automotive Forum

2017 Russia Automotive Forum

As the Russian automotive market and industry eyes a slow recovery, the industry gathered at the annual Russia Automotive Forum in Moscow. just-auto was there.

Geneva Motor Show 2017

Geneva Motor Show 2017

March brings the annual Geneva Motor Show. A showcase for new models and concepts aimed at Europe, the industry's top executives are here to network, gossip and meet the media. just-auto was there at the 87th Geneva Show in Palexpo.

PSA to acquire Opel/Vauxhall from GM

PSA to acquire Opel/Vauxhall from GM

General Motors' loss-making European operations under the Opel/Vauxhall brands are to be sold to PSA in an EUR2.2bn deal. PSA is aiming to leverage scale and synergies for the new, bigger group.

CES and NAIAS

CES and NAIAS

January gets the new year started with the Consumer Electronics Show - increasingly important in automotive - and Detroit (NAIAS). We have news from both

VW Group - future model plans & platforms

VW Group - future model plans & platforms

In this six-part series, we examine the new product strategies of the VW Group's car brands - Volkwagen, Audi, SEAT; Škoda; Bentley, Lamborghini, Bugatti and Porsche.

Paris 2016

Paris 2016

There were some notable no-shows but still plenty of excitement around the biennial Paris show. We were there and our coverage, including previews and a show debut list, is here

UK to leave the EU - what might it mean?

UK to leave the EU - what might it mean?

The UK has voted in a national referendum to leave the EU. It’s a move that brings a range of uncertainties in areas such as trade. The automotive industry is at the heart of the possible effects.

China

China's 2016 Global Automotive Forum in Chongqing

'New normal', 'still room to grow', 'lead or be knocked out'. Just three takeaways from this year's GAF in the key Chinese auto- and parts-making city. We were there.

Explore PSA Peugeot Citroën

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 endures severe economic challenges, with extremely low oil prices and international sanctions, local suppliers find themselves at a competitive advantage. The Russian Automotive Forum in Moscow provided a platform for their views and just-auto was there to report.

Geneva Motor Show 2016

Geneva Motor Show 2016

March brings the annual Geneva Motor Show. A showcase for new models and concepts aimed at Europe, the industry's top executives are here to network, gossip and meet the media. just-auto was there at the 86th Geneva Show in Palexpo.

CES show 2016

CES show 2016

The Consumer Electronics Show held in Las Vegas is fast becoming as important an attraction for motor industry watchers as key motor shows as autos and consumer electronics converge. Our coverage from this year's juicy techfest is grouped here

FKG Annual Suppliers

FKG Annual Suppliers' Forum 2015

FKG, the Scandinavian Automotive Supplier Association, with almost 400 members, looks after the interests of the Scandinavian automotive supplier community. FKG's annual Supplier Forum provides a platform for discussing current concerns. This year's event was in FKG's hometown of Gothenburg.

Volkswagen

Volkswagen's emissions crisis

Volkswagen Group is at the centre of a scandal originating in the US that has revealed the rigging of emissions tests for VW diesel models. The crisis has direct implications for Volkswagen in the US and could spread elsewhere

Frankfurt Show 2015

Frankfurt Show 2015

It's show time in Germany's financial centre again - where did two years go? All our previews and coverage are here

Quarterly results are here again

Quarterly results are here again

Second quarter, half year, first fiscal quarter, etc, etc. We have covered the ones we think you should know about. All here in one handy pack.

How much auto industry consolidation lies ahead?

How much auto industry consolidation lies ahead?

OEM and Tier 1 supplier interest in M&A is growing. FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne says more consolidation is needed among automakers to raise scale and efficiency. Within suppliers, besides ZF's takeover of TRW, Delphi says will move quickly on acquisitions.

Mexico attracts wave of automotive industry FDI

Mexico attracts wave of automotive industry FDI

Mexico is attracting investment from OEMs due to its position as a low-cost NAFTA supplier to the US and favourable trading arrangements with Latin American markets to the south. OEMs Ford and Toyota have also announced significant new Mexico investments.

Russian Automotive Forum sees domestic opportunity as Rouble falls

Russian Automotive Forum sees domestic opportunity as Rouble falls

Soaring inflation, high interest rates, a depreciating Rouble and a 50% drop in oil prices have seen economic headwinds batter Russia. Nevertheless, local OEMs and suppliers saw genuine opportunity at Moscow's Russian Automotive Forum. All our coverage is here.

Geneva 2015

Geneva 2015

If it's March, it's the Geneva show

Russia

Russia's automotive sector facing crisis

Russia's automotive market and manufacturing industry are facing major difficulties. Russia's economy is reeling from collapsed oil prices and sanctions. With a declining car market, rising car prices reflect a weak currency and falling confidence, with little sign of improvement.

Valuable cars perch periously above the drink

Valuable cars perch periously above the drink

Soon after car carrier Hoegh Osaka left the port of Southampton, the ship listed, forcing the pilot to beach her on a sandbank. At risk are 1,200 JLR vehicles, 65 Minis, one Rolls-Royce and JCBs. We follow the salvage saga.

DETROIT SHOW 2015 [aka NAIAS]

DETROIT SHOW 2015 [aka NAIAS]

All our coverage is here

LA SHOW 2014

LA SHOW 2014

Our coverage from this year's LA auto show is gathered together here.

Third quarter 2014 results: generally upbeat

Third quarter 2014 results: generally upbeat

It's results season and we're up to most companies' third compilation of the year, which we group together here.


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