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ANALYSIS: Foreign brands attack declining Japanese market

16 July 2015 | Glenn Brooks

ANALYSIS: Foreign brands attack declining Japanese market Glenn Brooks Vehicle sales ended the first half of CY2015 down 11%, due mostly to a tax rise for Kei-models. Yet not every OEM is suffering. ... read more


ANALYSIS: BMW sales plunge in largest EU market

9 July 2015 | Glenn Brooks

ANALYSIS: BMW sales plunge in largest EU market Glenn Brooks The 12 percent YoY rise in the June German passenger cars market has seen some notable changes to the usual pecking order. Opel muscled pa... read more


ANALYSIS: How soon until Nissan Europe outsells Toyota?

17 February 2015 | Glenn Brooks

ANALYSIS: How soon until Nissan Europe outsells Toyota? Glenn Brooks Certain new and accelerating trends are revealed for the European passenger car market in the latest figures issued by ACEA. Ni... read more


ANALYSIS: Europe's car market in 2014, and 2015

19 January 2015 | Glenn Brooks

ANALYSIS: Europe's car market in 2014, and 2015 Glenn Brooks The market might have been up by 5.4% in 2014 but there were some surprising brands on the list of those which saw their sales effectively... read more


December 2014 management briefing: Review of 2014 (1)

23 December 2014 | Dave Leggett

December 2014 management briefing: Review of 2014 (1) Dave Leggett It's still 2014, but not for much longer. In the global automotive business, plenty happened in 2014. Seasoned observer Dave Legge... read more


US: Kia Motors America - a "bit player" with ambition

22 July 2014 | Graeme Roberts

US: Kia Motors America - a "bit player" with ambition Graeme Roberts Kia Motors America may be marking 20 years in the US this year but, despite 535,179 sales in 2013 (down 4% on 2012), the recent hi... read more


ANALYSIS: Future models for 2014

15 January 2014 | Glenn Brooks

ANALYSIS: Future models for 2014 Glenn Brooks With all the global vehicle debuts of this year's NAIAS now revealed, Glenn Brooks looks ahead to the other big motor shows of 2014, and the cars likely... read more


September 2013 management briefing: Frankfurt IAA Preview

6 September 2013 | Glenn Brooks

September 2013 management briefing: Frankfurt IAA Preview Glenn Brooks This month, we take a detailed look at Europe's largest motor show of 2013 - the Frankfurt IAA. Glenn Brooks assesses the key ... read more


May 2013 management briefing: ASEAN growth prospects (2)

29 May 2013 | Mark Bursa

May 2013 management briefing: ASEAN growth prospects (2) Mark Bursa In the last decade of last century, before the term “BRICs” had even been coined, there was another acronym that loomed... read more


PRODUCT EYE: The GBP35,000 Kia Sorento

27 May 2013 | Glenn Brooks

PRODUCT EYE: The GBP35,000 Kia Sorento Glenn Brooks Glenn Brooks tries the latest Sorento and considers the arrival of the era of the GBP35,000 Kia. The claim of 'an all-new platform' by K... read more


PRODUCT EYE: Now entering new niche - BMW's 3 GT

8 May 2013 | Graeme Roberts

PRODUCT EYE: Now entering new niche - BMW's 3 GT Graeme Roberts There's lots of talk these days from auto industry executives about entering new segments or niches. Especially at BMW - and arch-rival... read more


THE WEEK THAT WAS: The numbers are in

26 April 2013 | Graeme Roberts

THE WEEK THAT WAS: The numbers are in Graeme Roberts Results season - Q1 2013, Q4/fiscal year 2012/3, etc. We disappear under a mountain of figures and you get it all neatly sliced, diced and packag... read more


PRODUCT EYE: Ford Kuga

19 March 2013 | Glenn Brooks

PRODUCT EYE: Ford Kuga Glenn Brooks Ford sees no reason why near-record fuel prices should make now a bad time to be launching a new SUV. Quite the opposite, in fact, as Glenn Brooks learned on the ... read more


THE WEEK THAT WAS: Ford nets billions, Toyota recalls another million...

1 February 2013 | Graeme Roberts

THE WEEK THAT WAS: Ford nets billions, Toyota recalls another million... Graeme Roberts A mixed week of mostly good news, industry niggle  in France and financial woes at PSA excepted. Ford ... read more


December 2012 management briefing: Review of 2012 (part 2)

21 December 2012 | Dave Leggett

December 2012 management briefing: Review of 2012 (part 2) Dave Leggett Like any year in the auto industry, 2012 saw its fair share of company ups and downs, industrial comings and goings, and a fa... 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


MOSCOW REFLECTIVE: A show heading for global status

13 September 2012 | Guest author

MOSCOW REFLECTIVE: A show heading for global status Guest author The Moscow Motor Show seemed to command more media and industry attention this year than in past years. Maybe that's not too surpris... read more


ANALYSIS: Honda surges past Nissan in the home market

31 July 2012 | Glenn Brooks

ANALYSIS: Honda surges past Nissan in the home market Glenn Brooks One of the biggest untold stories of 2012 is a passenger vehicle sales boom in Japan that just keeps accelerating. The recovery i... read more


December 2011 management briefing: Review of 2011 (part 2)

23 December 2011 | Dave Leggett

December 2011 management briefing: Review of 2011 (part 2) Dave Leggett Like any year in the auto industry, 2011 saw its fair share of company ups and downs, industrial comings and goings, and a fa... read more


ANALYSIS: Nissan Europe is about to outsell Toyota

22 June 2011 | Glenn Brooks

ANALYSIS: Nissan Europe is about to outsell Toyota Glenn Brooks Cast your eye down the long list of manufacturers on ACEA's monthly tally of sales in 28 European markets as I do, and you start to not... read more


THE WEEK THAT WAS: Detroit wins as Japan quakes - for now

3 June 2011 | Graeme Roberts

THE WEEK THAT WAS: Detroit wins as Japan quakes - for now Graeme Roberts All eyes were on the US sales reports this week as we wondered what effect that 'quake in Japan would have on the world's larg... read more


May 2011 management briefing: BRIC markets review - China

20 May 2011 | Dave Leggett

May 2011 management briefing: BRIC markets review - China Dave Leggett The nations of Brazil, Russia, India and China form a neat acronym - the BRICs. These countries possess rapidly developing eco... read more


THE WEEK THAT WAS: Another Chinese lifeline thrown to Saab

20 May 2011 | Graeme Roberts

THE WEEK THAT WAS: Another Chinese lifeline thrown to Saab Graeme Roberts A week, they say, is a long time in politics. That also applies when you are talking about Saab. Barely was the ink dry, so t... read more


ANALYSIS: Europe’s car market, winners and losers

19 May 2011 | Glenn Brooks

ANALYSIS: Europe’s car market, winners and losers Glenn Brooks New car sales numbers for 28 European markets* released by ACEA reveal some telling examples of which brands are on the up, and which ... read more


THE WEEK THAT WAS: Saab, again and again and...

13 May 2011 | Graeme Roberts

THE WEEK THAT WAS: Saab, again and again and... Graeme Roberts What will we write about when Saab finally (a) gets its essential working capital boost from some deep pocket, long-term-view investor... read more


GOLDING’S TAKE: VW in overdrive on quest for world domination

28 April 2011 | Rob Golding

GOLDING’S TAKE: VW in overdrive on quest for world domination Rob Golding VW Group is still talking the talk of the playground bully. When the top brass came on the conference call (27 April) to disc... read more


March management briefing: China's emerging auto industry (Part 3)

24 March 2011 | Mark Bursa

March management briefing: China's emerging auto industry (Part 3) Mark Bursa In this month's three-part management briefing, Mark Bursa takes a close look at the development and changing structure... read more


March management briefing: China's emerging auto industry (Part 2)

14 March 2011 | Mark Bursa

March management briefing: China's emerging auto industry (Part 2) Mark Bursa In this month's three-part management briefing, Mark Bursa takes a close look at the development and changing structure ... read more


GOLDING’S TAKE: VW could be the Victorious World group next year

31 July 2009 | just-auto.com editorial team

GOLDING’S TAKE: VW could be the Victorious World group next year just-auto.com editorial team Isn’t it weird?  After a decade of trying, the brand collectors have become thoroughly disheartened... read more


EMERGING MARKETS ANALYSIS: The incomplete jigsaw puzzle

2 February 2009 | Mark Bursa

EMERGING MARKETS ANALYSIS: The incomplete jigsaw puzzle Mark Bursa Fiat-PSA-Chrysler would be a massive corporate entity – but does it have the right kind of global coverage? Mark Bursa thinks there... read more


EMERGING MARKETS ANALYSIS: ASEAN vehicle markets face weak outlook

16 February 2007 | Mark Bursa

EMERGING MARKETS ANALYSIS: ASEAN vehicle markets face weak outlook Mark Bursa New vehicle sales in the ASEAN’s top five markets combined fell by 14.5% in 2006 to 1.73m vehicles, compared with 2.02m ... read more


Japan’s carmakers struggle to grow earnings

28 November 2005 | just-auto.com editorial team

Japan’s carmakers struggle to grow earnings just-auto.com editorial team After a few years of very strong profit growth, Japan’s vehicle manufacturers are struggling to maintian positive earnings mo... read more


Distress signs in the premium car club

6 June 2005 | Institute of the Motor Industry

Distress signs in the premium car club Institute of the Motor Industry Product quality and service problems have dented the reputation of one long-standing member of the premium car club, Mercedes-... read more


GM's got GAME

23 November 2004 | Automotive Design and Production

GM's got GAME Automotive Design and Production During a global productseminar in Fayence, France, GM executives laid out their common vision of how to use the corporation's massive size to competit... read more