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AvtoVAZ to reinvigorate Lada with new models

21 May 2019 | Glenn Brooks

A flat Russian market is failing to hold back the growth of Lada which, with a 22% share, is way ahead of number two make Kia. Crucially, Re...


Can Dacia remain the darling of Groupe Renault?

15 May 2019 | Glenn Brooks

According to Groupe Renault, the global market for passenger cars and light commercials fell by 7.2 per cent in Q1. Happily for Dacia, its v...


New Scout helps make Karoq number one Skoda SUV

9 May 2019 | Glenn Brooks

July will mark the second anniversary of Karoq production so to maintain the sales momentum, Škoda continues to add variants to the range. T...


Soueast, Dearcc and Enovate future models

7 May 2019 | Glenn Brooks

For years, Southeast Motor had a successful business building Mitsubishi-based vehicles in China. Now, amidst tough trading conditions, this...


Latest interviews


Interview - Avtovaz Renault Nissan Purchasing Organisation

2 May 2018 | Simon Warburton

Avtovaz Renault Nissan Purchasing Organisation's (ARNPO) scale in Russia is quite staggering in a country which specialises in the colossal and the gigantic. ARNPO Alliance localisation director, Denis Chirkov outlined some of the issues in this challenging country, but which is coming back strongly after years of recession at the recent Russian Automotive Forum organised by Adam Smith Conferences in Moscow.


Interview - VW Group Rus purchasing director Patrick Huseman

2 May 2018 | Simon Warburton

Volkswagen Group Rus says it has learned from the crisis years not to rely too heavily on imported components as a weak rouble made imports uncompetitive.

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BYD delivers Argentina's first electric buses

24 May 2019 | Graeme Roberts

A fleet of 12 BYD K9 electric buses for the city of Mendoza, Argentina, arrived at the port of San Antonio in Chile.


Hanon Systems inaugurates Chongqing site in China

24 May 2019 | Dave Leggett

Automotive supplier Hanon Systems has announced the formal opening of Chongqing Hanon Jianshe Automotive Thermal Systems Co., Ltd.


Thai vehicle sales up again in April

23 May 2019 | just-auto.com editorial team

Thailand’s new vehicle market continued to expand strongly in April 2019, with sales rising by 8.7% to 86,076 units from 79,206 units in the same month last year according to wholesale data compiled by the Federation of Thai Industries (FTI).


Nissan and Delta form Thai EV home charging JV

23 May 2019 | Simon Warburton

Nissan in Thailand has appointed Delta Electronics (Thailand) as the primary provider of electric vehicle charging systems.


Varroc opens new Czech lamp production hall

23 May 2019 | Simon Warburton

Varroc Lighting has opened a new hall for manufacturing rear and fog lamps in the Moravian-Silesian region of Czech Republic, creating 350 jobs.


Nissan and Delta partner for Thai EV home charging

23 May 2019 | Dave Leggett

Nissan in Thailand has announced the appointment of Delta Electronics (Thailand) PCL as the primary provider of electric vehicle charging systems.


Kia prepares for India launch later this year

22 May 2019 | just-auto.com editorial team

Kia Motors is currently making final preparations for its launch later this year in India, a country with a domestic vehicle market of over 4.3m units last year.


Indonesia market decline steepens in April

21 May 2019 | just-auto.com editorial team

The Indonesian new vehicle market deteriorated further in April 2019 as sales plunged by over 17.8% to 84,029 units from 102,258 units a year earlier, according to wholesale data compiled by industry association Gaikindo.


Malaysia sales up again in April

21 May 2019 | just-auto.com editorial team

Malaysia's new vehicle market continued to expand in April 2019, by 6.2% to 49,964 units from 47,047 units in the same month of last year, according to registration data released by the Malaysian Automotive Association (MAA).


Higher costs hit Russian polymer supplier's Q1 result

20 May 2019 | Graeme Roberts

Russia's R&P Polyplastic, which supplies polymer materials mainly to local automakers, said it booked a "considerable increase" in sales volume in the first quarter of 2019 though revenue targets were not reached.  



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