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THE WEEK THAT WAS - Geneva, mostly

4 March 2016 | Graeme Roberts

THE WEEK THAT WAS - Geneva, mostly Graeme Roberts A fair number of interesting stories came out of Geneva this week. We learned, for example, that Jeep almost got yanked from the UK market in 2012 .... read more


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


COMMENT: Volkswagen outsells Vauxhall in UK

7 May 2015 | Glenn Brooks

COMMENT: Volkswagen outsells Vauxhall in UK Glenn Brooks Ford is secure as market leader in Britain but there was a major upset in the April passenger car market with Vauxhall losing its traditional ... 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


ANALYSIS: Future models for North America - Part 2

16 December 2014 | Glenn Brooks

ANALYSIS: Future models for North America - Part 2 Glenn Brooks Part one of this two-part series concerned the major models the Detroit Three vehicle makers have up their sleeves for 2015. Now we tak... 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


PRODUCT EYE: General Motors revamps the Insignia

24 September 2013 | Graeme Roberts

PRODUCT EYE: General Motors revamps the Insignia Graeme Roberts Deputy Editor Graeme Roberts runs an eye over General Motors' Europe's updated Opel/Vauxhall Insignia range and discovers a much more ... 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


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: 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


EXCLUSIVE: Next Mazda2 to use downsized CX-5 platform

20 May 2013 | Glenn Brooks

EXCLUSIVE: Next Mazda2 to use downsized CX-5 platform Glenn Brooks A spokesperson for the company's UK importer has told just-auto that the replacement for the Mazda2/Demio will use the same platfo... 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


BANGKOK SHOW: Domestic economy rebound boosts sales to record

27 March 2013 | Staff reporter

BANGKOK SHOW: Domestic economy rebound boosts sales to record Staff reporter The 34th Bangkok International Motor Show got under way with a press preview on 26 March against a backdrop of record dom... 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


GENEVA 2013 PRESS PREVIEW DAYS REVIEW: Part One

7 March 2013 | Glenn Brooks

GENEVA 2013 PRESS PREVIEW DAYS REVIEW: Part One Glenn Brooks As our list of vehicle and concept world premieres attests, this year’s Geneva motor show media preview days saw a bumper crop of... read more


THE WEEK THAT WAS: Not all doom 'n' gloom out there

4 January 2013 | Graeme Roberts

THE WEEK THAT WAS: Not all doom 'n' gloom out there Graeme Roberts Happy New Year. And all that. Now, for those to whom it applies, the turkey and associated festivities are out of the way for anothe... 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


December 2012 management briefing: Review of 2012 (part 1)

19 December 2012 | Dave Leggett

December 2012 management briefing: Review of 2012 (part 1) 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


ANALYSIS: Why Great Wall outselling VW in Chile matters

17 September 2012 | Glenn Brooks

ANALYSIS: Why Great Wall outselling VW in Chile matters Glenn Brooks If you had to choose one of the many Chinese brands which should by now be reaching manufacturing, marketing and sales maturity, w... read more


THE WEEK THAT WAS: New Kia, new era Ford factory

14 September 2012 | Graeme Roberts

THE WEEK THAT WAS: New Kia, new era Ford factory Graeme Roberts Highlight of my week was a visit to the Kia cee'd's native Slovakia - the car, not the company - to try the new Zilina-built wagon var... 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


COMMENT: Industry naming style pro_cee'ds towards MINI fudge-up!

10 September 2012 | Graeme Roberts

COMMENT: Industry naming style pro_cee'ds towards MINI fudge-up! Graeme Roberts A small but perfectly formed email debate has been going on between various just-auto staff writers and freelancers t... 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


PRODUCT EYE: A truck from China

18 April 2012 | Graeme Roberts

PRODUCT EYE: A truck from China Graeme Roberts Great Wall's quiet entry into the UK market reminds me a little of the arrival of Japanese light commercials in the Antipodes back in the 50s and 60s. S... 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


December 2011 management briefing: Review of 2011 (part 1)

20 December 2011 | Dave Leggett

December 2011 management briefing: Review of 2011 (part 1) 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: Risk of overcapacity looms in China

10 November 2011 | Dave Leggett

ANALYSIS: Risk of overcapacity looms in China Dave Leggett There were reports in China earlier this week that a residential property developer was throwing in free BMWs for those who signed up for s... read more


September 2011 management briefing: IAA Frankfurt Motor Show retrospective

30 September 2011 | Glenn Brooks

September 2011 management briefing: IAA Frankfurt Motor Show retrospective Glenn Brooks His blisters now healed and floodlight-induced suntan fading, Glenn Brooks reflects on the best and biggest F... 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


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


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


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