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2019 Frankfurt IAA motor show world premieres list

11 September 2019 | Glenn Brooks

2019 Frankfurt IAA motor show world premieres list Glenn Brooks The media preview days of the 2019 Frankfurt IAA brought a few surprises. Volkswagen (a camouflaged and altered I.D. Crozz which wil... read more


Daimler future models - Denza, smart and Mercedes-Maybach

18 July 2019 | Glenn Brooks

Daimler future models - Denza, smart and Mercedes-Maybach Glenn Brooks This first article in a series has three Daimler brands as its focus. What is to become of Denza, a JV between the German group... read more


COMMENT - Daimler-Geely deal on Smart brand good for both

28 March 2019 | Dave Leggett

COMMENT - Daimler-Geely deal on Smart brand good for both Dave Leggett Daimler has struck a deal with Geely for a 50:50 joint venture based in China to develop and operate the Smart brand globally as... read more


2019 Geneva motor show world debuts list

6 March 2019 | Glenn Brooks

2019 Geneva motor show world debuts list Glenn Brooks Concepts, prototypes and production models which were world premieres at the 2019 Geneva motor show are discussed below. More informatio... read more


2018 Paris motor show - world debuts list

3 October 2018 | Glenn Brooks

2018 Paris motor show - world debuts list Glenn Brooks Vehicles which made their global debuts at the 2018 edition of the Paris Mondial de l'Automobile are named below. Information on the majo... read more


Future models - Mercedes-Maybach, Denza and smart

26 July 2018 | Glenn Brooks

Future models - Mercedes-Maybach, Denza and smart Glenn Brooks The focus of just-auto's series which examines OEMs' current and future models now turns to Daimler. Mercedes-Maybach, Denza and smart c... read more


COMMENT - US sales plummet as Smart goes electric

11 December 2017 | Glenn Brooks

COMMENT - US sales plummet as Smart goes electric Glenn Brooks Might the initial results of a strategy which has seen Smart US dropping its petrol-powered Fortwo range hold a warning for others?... read more


ANALYSIS - current and future smart vehicles

8 May 2017 | Glenn Brooks

ANALYSIS - current and future smart vehicles Glenn Brooks Following on from the exploration of Mercedes-Maybach 's current and future models line-up, the second feature in just-auto's focus on the b... read more


Here to stay: car2go Europe's assumptions on the future of car sharing

14 December 2016 | Graeme Roberts

Here to stay: car2go Europe's assumptions on the future of car sharing Graeme Roberts Around eight years after a pilot project began in the German city of Ulm, around 14,000 cars belonging to sharing... read more


Management briefing - Paris motor show preview

23 September 2016 | Glenn Brooks

Management briefing - Paris motor show preview Glenn Brooks This, the first of two management briefing reports concerning the 2016 Paris Mondial de l'Automobile, offers a sneak preview of the confir... read more


RESEARCH SNAPSHOT: Review of the electrically powered steering market

15 June 2015 | Matthew Beecham

RESEARCH SNAPSHOT: Review of the electrically powered steering market Matthew Beecham Continuing just-auto's series of research snapshots - pulled from its automotive research platform, QUBE - Matthe... read more


RESEARCH SNAPSHOT: Lights, camera, action – tomorrow’s rearview mirrors

1 June 2015 | Matthew Beecham

RESEARCH SNAPSHOT: Lights, camera, action – tomorrow’s rearview mirrors Matthew Beecham The rearview mirror has been transformed over the last decade into a high-tech electronic module, writes Matthe... read more


RESEARCH ANALYSIS: Novel roof designs that surprise and delight yet keep a lid on weight and costs

11 May 2015 | Matthew Beecham

RESEARCH ANALYSIS: Novel roof designs that surprise and delight yet keep a lid on weight and costs Matthew Beecham While the variation of roof systems continues to grow, the push for lighter cars has... read more


THE WEEK THAT WAS: Geneva (by one means or another)

6 March 2015 | Graeme Roberts

THE WEEK THAT WAS: Geneva (by one means or another) Graeme Roberts So, did anything interesting happen this week? I seem to recall the odd vague mention of a motor show Somewhere in Europe. Geneva? T... read more


THE WEEK THAT WAS: Hobnobbing with the A-listers

27 February 2015 | Graeme Roberts

THE WEEK THAT WAS: Hobnobbing with the A-listers Graeme Roberts A highlight for the Z-list 'trade site' peasant this week was - courtesy of right place, right time - to sup down at the A-listers' tab... read more


ANALYSIS: Can 'smart' turn into a smart move for Daimler?

25 February 2015 | Ray Hutton

ANALYSIS: Can 'smart' turn into a smart move for Daimler? Ray Hutton Mercedes-Benz has struggled for 18 years to make profits from smart. Platform sharing with Renault may be the brand's last chance,... read more


COMMENT: Apple weighs a BIG decision

16 February 2015 | Dave Leggett

COMMENT: Apple weighs a BIG decision Dave Leggett Apple is a very, very powerful brand. It is also a very, very big company with a market capitalisation of over $700bn ($740bn when I just checked - a... read more


COMMENT: Deckchair army surveys smart Hoegh Osaka work

19 January 2015 | Simon Warburton

COMMENT: Deckchair army surveys smart Hoegh Osaka work Simon Warburton There's been an unexpected rush on car parks down on the South Coast of England as the leviathan Hoegh Osaka - all 51,000t of he... read more


VEHICLE ANALYSIS: Kia electrifies its Soul

13 November 2014 | Graeme Roberts

VEHICLE ANALYSIS: Kia electrifies its Soul Graeme Roberts Kia Motors (UK) is taking a softly-softly approach to the launch of its first battery-electric car, targeting just 100-200 sales in 2015 thro... read more


THE WEEK THAT WAS: iOS (and Android) in the car

7 March 2014 | Graeme Roberts

THE WEEK THAT WAS: iOS (and Android) in the car Graeme Roberts Perhaps not surprisingly, given our target audience, the most-read news item on just-auto this week was about a Geneva new product rol... read more


FRANKFURT: Reflections on

12 September 2013 | headlineauto

FRANKFURT: Reflections on headlineauto Was there a single theme to this year's biennial automotive extravaganza, otherwise known as the 65th IAA International Motor Show? Probably not, but there w... read more


PRODUCT EYE: Toyota again joins the C-segment wagon party

15 July 2013 | Graeme Roberts

PRODUCT EYE: Toyota again joins the C-segment wagon party Graeme Roberts Olde England: 'estate car' or, if you are v posh, 'shooting brake'. US: 'wagon'. Australia/New Zealand: 'station (as in sheep)... read more


PRODUCT EYE: Land Rover Freelander 2

26 June 2013 | Glenn Brooks

PRODUCT EYE: Land Rover Freelander 2 Glenn Brooks Not only is is possible to spend forty thousand pounds on a Land Rover Freelander, lots of people are doing exactly that. Glenn Brooks tries a top-s... read more


COMMENT: The emerging challenge for the car industry: be a part of the solution

25 June 2013 | Dave Leggett

COMMENT: The emerging challenge for the car industry: be a part of the solution Dave Leggett The future for this industry is bound up in the emergence of mega-cities, the continuing growth of vehicle... read more


COMMENT: Can we stop talking about EV start-ups, please?

9 May 2013 | QUBE

COMMENT: Can we stop talking about EV start-ups, please? QUBE Far too many analysts and writers have spent time covering electric cars by focusing overly on start-up automakers that formed to grab a ... read more


ANALYSIS: Demand for in-car connectivity to surge

15 April 2013 | QUBE

ANALYSIS: Demand for in-car connectivity to surge QUBE Research carried out by just-auto.com forecasts that global demand for vehicle connectivity will surge over the next ten years. As demand for c... read more


RESEARCH SNAPSHOT: New 'mega trends' that will shape a future Britain

10 April 2013 | Dave Leggett

RESEARCH SNAPSHOT: New 'mega trends' that will shape a future Britain Dave Leggett Research firm Frost & Sullivan has revealed its forecasts on some of the important social trends that will shape... read more


GENEVA 2013 PRESS PREVIEW DAYS REVIEW: Part Two (of two)

8 March 2013 | Glenn Brooks

GENEVA 2013 PRESS PREVIEW DAYS REVIEW: Part Two (of two) Glenn Brooks Having peered under concepts to check for real engines and suspension systems, and gently interrogated multiple industry executi... read more


PRODUCT EYE: 2013 Citroen DS5 HYbrid4

4 February 2013 | Glenn Brooks

PRODUCT EYE: 2013 Citroen DS5 HYbrid4 Glenn Brooks Who says the British won't pay premium prices for French cars? Citroen has been quietly moving itself upmarket in the UK, enjoying much success wi... read more


ANALYSIS: Fiscal cliff risks are on auto industry radar

21 November 2012 | Dave Leggett

ANALYSIS: Fiscal cliff risks are on auto industry radar Dave Leggett The dangers for the US economy posed by the so-called 'fiscal cliff' of tax rises and spending cuts if agreement is not reached on... read more


PRODUCT EYE: Lotus Evora 414E hybrid exists to highlight engineering capabilities

10 October 2012 | Dave Leggett

PRODUCT EYE: Lotus Evora 414E hybrid exists to highlight engineering capabilities Dave Leggett As carmakers go, Lotus is something of an unusual company. As an OEM it's a small volume player, making ... read more


September 2012 management briefing: Paris Motor Show preview

25 September 2012 | Glenn Brooks

September 2012 management briefing: Paris Motor Show preview Glenn Brooks Glenn Brooks, at the Paris show, has compiled a listing of new vehicle world premieres , which he has been updating regula... read more


COMMENT: Two hundred years on, Russians enter Paris

21 September 2012 | Simon Warburton

COMMENT: Two hundred years on, Russians enter Paris Simon Warburton So the cat is finally out of the bag. After almost monastic silence from PSA Peugeot Citroen division, Gefco, Russian Railways or ... read more


COMMENT: Muller hoping revenge is best served cold

10 August 2012 | Simon Warburton

COMMENT: Muller hoping revenge is best served cold Simon Warburton Well, guess who let that genie out of the bottle? The irrepressible Victor Muller, that's who, a man never knowingly kept out of ... read more


July 2012 management briefing: QUBE Connected Vehicle Technologies

26 July 2012 | QUBE

July 2012 management briefing: QUBE Connected Vehicle Technologies QUBE This month we are highlighting research extracts from our QUBE Connected vehicle technologies intelligence service. In this s... read more


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