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COVID-19 hits the auto industry

COVID-19 hits the auto industry

The Wuhan coronavirus outbreak is causing disruption in China (especially Hubei province) with knock-on impacts on economic activity, including automotive, in China and beyond.

CES 2020

CES 2020

OEMs and Tier 1s announce vehicle and technology innovations at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. Our coverage - with exclusive interviews - is gathered together here.

PSA and FCA plan to merge

PSA and FCA plan to merge

PSA and FCA have jointly published plans for a merger that they say opens a path to the creation of a new group with global scale and resources.

Strike hits General Motors in North America

Strike hits General Motors in North America

In the middle of September, some 49,000 UAW members at GM in the US walked out in what is the company's first strike action since 2007. The effects have spilled over to impact GM operations in Canada, too.

Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA) 2019

Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA) 2019

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

Q2 2019 company results

Q2 2019 company results

Second quarter, half year, first fiscal quarter - financial results for the period ended June 30 are in. We have covered the ones we think you should know about. All here in one handy pack.

FCA proposes transformative merger with Renault

FCA proposes transformative merger with Renault

FCA (Fiat-Chrysler) has proposed a 'transformative merger' with Renault to create a combined business that produces and sells 8.7m vehicles a year.

Honda restructures manufacturing operations - and axes UK plant

Honda restructures manufacturing operations - and axes UK plant

Honda is planning to close its UK and Turkey plants as part of plans to re-balance its global manufacturing operations and consolidate production in Japan and North America.

CES 2019

CES 2019

OEMs and Tier 1s continue to announce vehicle and technology world premieres at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. Our coverage is gathered together here.

Ghosn charges create turmoil in Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance

Ghosn charges create turmoil in Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance

Amid allegations of financial misconduct, Carlos Ghosn has been removed from his position as chairman at Nissan. The turmoil raises questions concerning the future of the Renault-Nissan Alliance that he has guided and led since 1999.

Paris 2018

Paris 2018

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

Trade tensions on the rise

Trade tensions on the rise

Arrangements for international trade have become an area of concern for OEMs and suppliers with global sourcing strategies and international supply chains. Tensions have risen between the US and other countries - especially China, but also including the EU.

What does WLTP mean for the auto industry?

What does WLTP mean for the auto industry?

From September 2018, all new cars in Europe, India, South Korea and Japan will have to report their fuel economy and CO2 figures according to the WLTP – the Worldwide harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure. We consider implications for OEMs

Turkey snapshot

Turkey snapshot

Turkey is literally and metaphorically at a crossroads between East and West, while its 80m population has an average age of only 30. just-auto took the country's manufacturing, political and supply chain pulse in Istanbul to gauge its health.

Russian Automotive Forum 2018

Russian Automotive Forum 2018

The annual Russian Automotive Forum brings OEMs and suppliers together to discuss developments and progress for the auto industry in the Russian Federation. just-auto reports directly from the event.

Geneva 2018

Geneva 2018

It's March, which means spring and Geneva - the first big European auto show of the year. Our debut list, show news, analysis and interviews are gathered together here.

CES and NAIAS 2018

CES and NAIAS 2018

January gets the new year started with the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) at Las Vegas - increasingly important in automotive - and Detroit (NAIAS). We have news, analysis and interviews from both.

Interiors futures

Interiors futures

When an SAE Level 5 car becomes a social (or empty) space that neither needs nor wants your help, what can we really expect in the interior?

Tokyo Motor Show 2017

Tokyo Motor Show 2017

The latest auto show debuts, car launches, manufacturer news and cutting-edge concept cars – brought straight to you from the Tokyo Motor Show by just-auto.

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


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