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LA auto show world debuts - Lexus LC Convertible

20 November 2019 | Glenn Brooks

LA auto show world debuts - Lexus LC Convertible Glenn Brooks Today is media preview day for the Los Angeles auto show. The latest news comes from Lincoln (Corsair PHEV), Alfa Romeo (updated Alfa St... read more


ANALYSIS - Volkswagen Passat GTE plug-in hybrid

7 October 2019 | Glenn Brooks

ANALYSIS - Volkswagen Passat GTE plug-in hybrid Glenn Brooks In recent times, the Passat has only just managed to make the cut when it comes to the European top 50 best sellers list. Sales of this m... read more


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


Will future models propel Volvo to a million cars a year?

12 July 2019 | Glenn Brooks

Will future models propel Volvo to a million cars a year? Glenn Brooks Volvo is selling ever more cars and SUVs, even in China. Global deliveries for the first half of 2019 saw the brand delivering ... read more


Volvo's 'American car' gets a UK visa

13 May 2019 | Graeme Roberts

Volvo's 'American car' gets a UK visa Graeme Roberts This new S60 may well be the first Volvo Car made in the United States (but not in North America as there once was a CKD kit assembly operati... read more


Auto Shanghai 2019 - world premieres list

17 April 2019 | Glenn Brooks

Auto Shanghai 2019 - world premieres list Glenn Brooks Auto Shanghai took place across 12 halls, each of which has two levels, with total floor space of 360,000 square metres quoted by the organis... 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


2019 Detroit auto show - the world debuts

15 January 2019 | Glenn Brooks

2019 Detroit auto show - the world debuts Glenn Brooks All the production vehicle and concept world debuts at the 2019 North American International Auto Show are listed below. Information on t... read more


ANALYSIS - Future Volkswagen pick-ups and SUVs

11 January 2019 | Glenn Brooks

ANALYSIS - Future Volkswagen pick-ups and SUVs Glenn Brooks Last year saw Volkswagen adding or replacing a large number of SUVs, especially in China and Europe. This second part of a series which lo... read more


ANALYSIS - Future Volkswagen cars including EVs

10 January 2019 | Glenn Brooks

ANALYSIS - Future Volkswagen cars including EVs Glenn Brooks This year will arguably be the most important yet for Volkswagen Passenger Cars. Details of specific collaboration plans with Ford will b... read more


2018 Los Angeles auto show world debuts list

29 November 2018 | Glenn Brooks

2018 Los Angeles auto show world debuts list Glenn Brooks Vehicles which made their global debuts at the 2018 LA Auto Show are named below. Information on the majority of the following models ... 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


Chengdu motor show world debuts list

3 September 2018 | Glenn Brooks

Chengdu motor show world debuts list Glenn Brooks SAIC, General Motors and the Volkswagen Group revealed the most important new and future models at this year's Chengdu motor show. Below is a list of... read more


Traverse, the great divide - a tough CASE to crack

6 August 2018 | Calum MacRae

Traverse, the great divide - a tough CASE to crack Calum MacRae Quiet reflection for Marchionne There's considerable consternation in the auto industry presently, but that concern is divided ... read more


Volvo Cars - the future models

10 July 2018 | Glenn Brooks

Volvo Cars - the future models Glenn Brooks Geely Automotive Holdings continues to be one of the world's most rapidly expanding car makers. After just-auto's recent features looking at the future mod... read more


Another electrifying Volvo performance?

14 May 2018 | Graeme Roberts

Another electrifying Volvo performance? Graeme Roberts Liking PHEVs (plug-in hybrid electric vehicles) is one thing. But is around 30 miles of pure electric running really worth a premium of at ... read more


2018 BEIJING MOTOR SHOW - Final world debuts list

8 May 2018 | Glenn Brooks

2018 BEIJING MOTOR SHOW - Final world debuts list Glenn Brooks Multiple brands revealed concept, prototype and production model world premieres during the press preview days of AutoChina 2018 . ... read more


ANALYSIS - Future Volkswagen EVs and SUVs

12 December 2017 | Glenn Brooks

ANALYSIS - Future Volkswagen EVs and SUVs Glenn Brooks In this final part of three articles which discuss the current and future models plans for the Volkswagen passenger car brands, just-auto takes ... read more


ANALYSIS - Volkswagen e-Golf gains 50% range boost

6 November 2017 | Glenn Brooks

ANALYSIS - Volkswagen e-Golf gains 50% range boost Glenn Brooks Volkswagen has given the e-Golf a new battery pack and made other changes, all of which add up to a range that has been extended by a c... read more


Volvo's hand-me-down little sister - the redesigned XC60

17 July 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Volvo's hand-me-down little sister - the redesigned XC60 Graeme Roberts In many ways, the fully redesigned Volvo XC60 SUV/crossover is a bit like a little sister inheriting a hand-me-down dress from ... read more


Last night a PR saved Volvo's life

6 July 2017 | Calum MacRae

Last night a PR saved Volvo's life Calum MacRae Ever since Euro NCAP came into being, thus forcing all of its competitors to have five-star rated cars in an impact as a price of entry to the vehicle ... read more


GTE - the GBP40,000 plug-in Volkswagen Passat

13 October 2016 | Glenn Brooks

GTE - the GBP40,000 plug-in Volkswagen Passat Glenn Brooks Forty grand for a Passat. That sounds a lot doesn't it? In fairness, you don't have to pay that much for the plug-in hybrid GTE, with prices... read more


XC90 T8 - the sixty four thousand pound electric Volvo

9 September 2016 | Glenn Brooks

XC90 T8 - the sixty four thousand pound electric Volvo Glenn Brooks Volvo's transformation into a maker of sometimes high-priced luxury cars continues: it's now possible to pay £64,000 (US$84,8... read more


COMMENT: Why the VW Touareg Hybrid had to die

26 May 2015 | Glenn Brooks

COMMENT: Why the VW Touareg Hybrid had to die Glenn Brooks The Volkswagen Group is killing off two engines in the Touareg due to the anti-pollution requirements of Euro 6 emissions regulations in EU ... read more


February 2015 management briefing: 48V mild hybrids (1)

12 February 2015 | Calum MacRae

February 2015 management briefing: 48V mild hybrids (1) Calum MacRae Moving to a 48V architecture in hybrid and electric vehicles offers plenty of promise. It provides about four times the energy r... read more


ANALYSIS: US segments shift as Honda CR-V outsells all cars

9 January 2015 | Glenn Brooks

ANALYSIS: US segments shift as Honda CR-V outsells all cars Glenn Brooks With 32,369 units sold, American Honda's CR-V was the market's best selling SUV in December. Another upset: the Toyota Camry w... read more


VEHICLE ANALYSIS: MY2015 Volvo V60 Polestar

25 November 2014 | Glenn Brooks

VEHICLE ANALYSIS: MY2015 Volvo V60 Polestar Glenn Brooks Yes, it's thirsty but the straight-six under the bonnet of the new V60 Polestar is Volvo's best sounding engine yet. Even better than the sadl... 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


VEHICLE ANALYSIS: Mitsubishi's top-selling Outlander PHEV

24 October 2014 | Graeme Roberts

VEHICLE ANALYSIS: Mitsubishi's top-selling Outlander PHEV Graeme Roberts Ping goes the inbox. A welcome new email comes from our colleagues at JATO Dynamics with the latest eight-month YTD European P... read more


VEHICLE ANALYSIS: Volkswagen e-Golf

7 August 2014 | Glenn Brooks

VEHICLE ANALYSIS: Volkswagen e-Golf Glenn Brooks Will the new plug-in Golf fry the Focus Electric and mulch the Leaf? It’s certainly good enough to become the sales leader in its class. Volk... read more


VEHICLE ANALYSIS: Driving the Swedish nanny state

17 July 2014 | Graeme Roberts

VEHICLE ANALYSIS: Driving the Swedish nanny state Graeme Roberts Been lying awake at night wondering how plug-in cars are doing in Europe? Me, neither, but, having now evaluated a few - Vauxhall Ampe... read more


VEHICLE ANALYSIS: MY2015 Volvo S60 D4 diesel

9 May 2014 | Glenn Brooks

VEHICLE ANALYSIS: MY2015 Volvo S60 D4 diesel Glenn Brooks The V8 is already gone, all inline five- and six-cylinder petrols and diesels are to be phased out next: Volvo is taking a big risk in makin... read more


PRODUCT EYE: Volkswagen e-up!

25 April 2014 | Glenn Brooks

PRODUCT EYE: Volkswagen e-up! Glenn Brooks What would it be like to live with a tiny electric car for a week? What if you work from home, and it's an apartment, so you can't recharge it? These t... read more


COMMENT: Beijing wants a greener auto sector, but will the regions take note?

22 April 2014 | Dave Leggett

COMMENT: Beijing wants a greener auto sector, but will the regions take note? Dave Leggett The focus in Beijing's auto show this year is firmly on green technologies. That's perhaps not too surprisin... read more


GERMANY: BMW i3 plant Leipzig marries new alongside old

26 March 2014 | Graeme Roberts

GERMANY: BMW i3 plant Leipzig marries new alongside old Graeme Roberts 'Marriage' is, to anyone used to touring car assembly plants regularly, a familiar term, describing the joining of painted and t... read more


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