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Picanto 1.0-litre and Kia's plans for A segment

7 Aug 2017 | Glenn Brooks

Known as the Morning in the country of its manufacture, the Picanto is one of Kia Motors Europe's best sellers. As an import from South Kore...


Tata Motors' future models under the microscope

4 Aug 2017 | Glenn Brooks

After the disappointment of the Nano and a series of underwhelming subsequent new vehicle releases, Tata Motors seemed to lose its way. Now,...


What SAIC is planning for MG, Roewe and Maxus

2 Aug 2017 | Glenn Brooks

SAIC has two main passenger car manufacturing JVs in China. These are with the Volkswagen Group and General Motors. China's largest state ow...


ASEAN vehicle sales rise 8% in H1

28 Jul 2017 | Tony Pugliese

New vehicle sales in South-east Asia’s six largest markets increased by 4.8% to 781,800 units in the second quarter of 2017, from 746,304 un...


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AvtoVAZ CEO Nicolas Maure looks to build on uptick

7 Jun 2017 | Simon Warburton

Russian giant, AvtoVAZ  recently unveiled sales figures which appear to bear out the slightly more optimistic tone struck by the AEB after four years of unrelenting market falls. The market is undoubtedly beset by challenges almost unknown anywhere else as a combination of international economic sanctions and a reliance on commodities have a correlation on consumer behaviour, but a stabilising ruble and exchange rate may see business pick up.


Hyundai-Kia design chief's design philosophy

18 Oct 2016 | Roger Stansfield

There is a corner of the Korean auto industry which, if not forever German, is taking on an increasingly strong Teutonic influence. just-auto catches up with Hyundai-Kia design chief Peter Schreyer and his colleagues.

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Nissan sees e-Power potential in emerging markets

16 Aug 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Nissan Motor Indonesia displayed the first model to receive the new e-Power drivetrain, the Note, at the motor show in Jakarta. The car was launched first in Japan last year and the automaker sees potential for it in emerging markets.


Volvo Cars owner Geely books healthy first half

16 Aug 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Geely has promised cars on the platform developed with its Volvo Cars unit [the Compact Modular Architecture (CMA) which will underpin Volvo's smaller 40 series cars currently under development and also Lynk models] later this year and announced healthy first half profits.


Nemak names new VP

16 Aug 2017 | Simon Warburton

Lighting supplier, Nemak has announced VP,  Napoleón Cantú has decided to leave the company "to pursue other professional opportunities."


Japanese sales rise 3% in July

15 Aug 2017 | Tony Pugliese

Japan’s new vehicle market continued to grow in July, by 2.9% to 427,549 units from 415,615 sales a year earlier, according to registration data released by the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association.


Tata Motors names new CFO

15 Aug 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Tata Motors, parent of Jaguar Land Rover, has named PB Balaji as group chief financial officer.


Posco Steel to hire 6000 by 2020

15 Aug 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Posco, South Korea's top steelmaker, will hire 6,000 full-time employees from this year to 2020 in an effort to offer job opportunities and secure talent, the company said on Tuesday. 


TUV Rheinland paves the way for mirrorless cars

15 Aug 2017 | Graeme Roberts

TUV Rheinland Japan has become the first company in TUV Rheinland Group to help win component approval for an automobile onboard camera-monitor system under amended UN-R46 04 regulations


Philippine sales rise 23% in July

15 Aug 2017 | Tony Pugliese

New vehicle sales in the Philippines increased by more than 23% to 37,961 units in July, from 29,967 units in the same month of last year, according to a data released jointly by the Chamber of Automotive Manufacturers of the Philippines (CAMPI) and the Truck Manufacturers Association (TMA).


Indonesian motor show: new policies and more MPVs

14 Aug 2017 | Tony Pugliese

The Gaikindo Indonesian International Auto Show kicked off on Thursday at the International Convention Centre in the BSD satellite city just outside Jakarta.


China sales rise 6.2% in July

14 Aug 2017 | Tony Pugliese

New vehicle sales in China rose by 6.2% to 1,967,000 units in July, from 1,852,000 units in the same month of last year, according to data released by the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM).



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