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Plant axes, new diesel jobs, EVs debut - the week

22 November 2019 | Graeme Roberts

Plant axes, new diesel jobs, EVs debut - the week Graeme Roberts Plant closures are never good news but you wield the axe, we cover 'em. I always note the PR-department composed, company lawyer-... read more


THE WEEK THAT WAS - VW and GM back in the news

26 August 2016 | Graeme Roberts

THE WEEK THAT WAS - VW and GM back in the news Graeme Roberts Two of the world's largest automakers - Volkswagen and General Motors - have been in the news again this week, neither for entirely good ... read more


THE WEEK THAT WAS: Frankfurt BMW presser to remember

18 September 2015 | Graeme Roberts

THE WEEK THAT WAS: Frankfurt BMW presser to remember Graeme Roberts Frankfurt. Lots of new cars to read about. Lots of industry news to be told. So what did you ghouls read most? Natch, the report ab... read more


THE WEEK THAT WAS: Flint down but not out by any means

7 August 2015 | Graeme Roberts

THE WEEK THAT WAS: Flint down but not out by any means Graeme Roberts Whenever I hear the word Flint I always think of a certain Michael Moore, native of that Michigan city, and his movie Roger &... read more


THE WEEK THAT WAS: Dawn returns again...

15 May 2015 | Dave Leggett

THE WEEK THAT WAS: Dawn returns again... Dave Leggett We heard this week that Toyota and Mazda are interested in working together in the future . Toyota is obviously the bigger player, but Mazda has... read more


THE WEEK THAT WAS: Out 'n' about with suppliers and Mazda

13 March 2015 | Graeme Roberts

THE WEEK THAT WAS: Out 'n' about with suppliers and Mazda Graeme Roberts Post-Geneva, there was no shortage of auto industry happenings this week. Our in-house analysts were again hard at it as Ou... read more


THE WEEK THAT WAS: Big fish swallowed by even bigger fish

19 September 2014 | Graeme Roberts

THE WEEK THAT WAS: Big fish swallowed by even bigger fish Graeme Roberts The big news this week was the long-expected announcement ZF would swallow TRW whole, re-establishing the respected chassis sy... read more


THE WEEK THAT WAS: The August harvest this week is mixed but 'brilliant'

15 August 2014 | Dave Leggett

THE WEEK THAT WAS: The August harvest this week is mixed but 'brilliant' Dave Leggett The news this week was a mixed bag with some positives and negatives, nothing major breaking (well, it is August)... read more


THE WEEK THAT WAS: Recall axe falls at GM

6 June 2014 | Graeme Roberts

THE WEEK THAT WAS: Recall axe falls at GM Graeme Roberts There are 15 vacant desks at General Motors in the US today - the latest development in the debacle that saw a faulty ignition switch design... read more


COMMENT: Buoyant SMMT opens toy shop for a day

23 May 2014 | Graeme Roberts

COMMENT: Buoyant SMMT opens toy shop for a day Graeme Roberts An invitation to SMMT Test Day is keenly sought after by automotive journalists here in the UK. And little wonder. Where else does the... read more


THE WEEK THAT WAS: VW gets bigger

16 May 2014 | Graeme Roberts

THE WEEK THAT WAS: VW gets bigger Graeme Roberts News of VW's first EV for the US drew plenty of interest from just-auto readers this week. For good measure, the automaker also took full control... read more


COMMENT: The CES is becoming an automotive 'must see' show

13 January 2014 | Guest author

COMMENT: The CES is becoming an automotive 'must see' show Guest author There's an annual event which does not appear on any auto show calendar, yet which for large sections of the motor industry is ... read more


December 2013 management briefing: review of 2013

23 December 2013 | Dave Leggett

December 2013 management briefing: review of 2013 Dave Leggett It has been another busy year for us on just-auto. We have covered the global automotive industry news, brought you interviews with ke... read more


THE WEEK THAT WAS: Growth opportunities are out there...

20 December 2013 | Dave Leggett

THE WEEK THAT WAS: Growth opportunities are out there... Dave Leggett The European car market may be a challenging place and likely to remain so in 2014, but this week's digest of news in the auto bi... read more


THE WEEK THAT WAS: GM gets serious in Europe, Ford throws in a 'Stang

6 December 2013 | Dave Leggett

THE WEEK THAT WAS: GM gets serious in Europe, Ford throws in a 'Stang Dave Leggett The month of December is generally one of the quieter ones in the automotive news reporting calendar, but there was ... read more


FRANKFURT: Observations from the show floor

11 September 2013 | Glenn Brooks

FRANKFURT: Observations from the show floor Glenn Brooks If you had to sum up the mood at the 2013 Frankfurt IAA's first press day it would be entrenched optimism. Profits might remain elusive for so... read more


THE WEEK THAT WAS: Renault Nissan's strange week

30 August 2013 | Dave Leggett

THE WEEK THAT WAS: Renault Nissan's strange week Dave Leggett Alliance partners Renault and Nissan both made the news this week. The two news items were rather different, but there was a curious comm... read more


THE WEEK THAT WAS: Pain and gain

24 May 2013 | Graeme Roberts

THE WEEK THAT WAS: Pain and gain Graeme Roberts More read-it-and-weep news for struggling European rivals from Volkswagen group this week as it chalked up another little milestone - selling over 3m ... 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: Financial results: the good, the bad and the ugly

15 February 2013 | Dave Leggett

THE WEEK THAT WAS: Financial results: the good, the bad and the ugly Dave Leggett There were more financial results out this week and it was another mixed bag. General Motors' latest black ink was,... read more


THE WEEK THAT WAS: Cold winds blowing for some

8 February 2013 | Dave Leggett

THE WEEK THAT WAS: Cold winds blowing for some Dave Leggett There have been some cold winds blowing this week, literally and metaphorically. The metaphorical blasts are all too familiar and can be su... 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


THE WEEK THAT WAS: RX-8 bows out, Toyota adds UK reality dose

29 June 2012 | Simon Warburton

THE WEEK THAT WAS: RX-8 bows out, Toyota adds UK reality dose Simon Warburton It's been a busy week as usual with a whole raft of announcements jostling for position, but one of the most eye-catching... read more


COMMENT: Stadco back and some

15 July 2011 | Simon Warburton

COMMENT: Stadco back and some Simon Warburton An awful lot of talk of late in the UK has come from politicians regarding the need to 'rebalance' the economy away from its previous emphasis on the fin... read more


THE WEEK THAT WAS: Blindingly expensive day runners?

1 July 2011 | Graeme Roberts

THE WEEK THAT WAS: Blindingly expensive day runners? Graeme Roberts Interesting point made in an interview with our supplier guru Matthew Beecham - those daylight running lights now mandatory in EU... 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


COMMENT: This recovery remains fragile

16 August 2010 | Dave Leggett

COMMENT: This recovery remains fragile Dave Leggett The economic news has been rather mixed lately. The Germans, for example, are enjoying a manufacturing-based export boom helped by the weak euro an... read more


THE WEEK THAT WAS: Toyota v US government again

16 July 2010 | Graeme Roberts

THE WEEK THAT WAS: Toyota v US government again Graeme Roberts You'll recall the recent slanging matches between, in no particular order, Toyota, the US Department of Transport and NHTSA, sundry offi... read more


THE WEEK THAT WAS: Independence, loans and taxes

25 June 2010 | Graeme Roberts

THE WEEK THAT WAS: Independence, loans and taxes Graeme Roberts BMW's independent streak, Opel's loan bid and extra shifts plus the effects of a certain chancellor's 'Austerity Budget' on the UK auto... read more


LUDVIGSEN'S COLUMN: Fiat’s fraught future

5 May 2010 | Karl Ludvigsen

LUDVIGSEN'S COLUMN: Fiat’s fraught future Karl Ludvigsen Fiat was forthcoming with the details of its next five-year plan, due to culminate in 2014. Looking behind the glossy presentation, we see so... read more


THE WEEK THAT WAS: Frankfurt lite

18 September 2009 | just-auto.com editorial team

THE WEEK THAT WAS: Frankfurt lite just-auto.com editorial team Given the current auto industry state of play, a slimmed down, eye-on-the-budget, Frankfurt motor show was expected , and so it proved.... read more


THE WEEK THAT WAS: The patient (eventually) gets fed funds

20 March 2009 | just-auto.com editorial team

THE WEEK THAT WAS: The patient (eventually) gets fed funds just-auto.com editorial team Unlike presidents Bush #1 and #2, the late Ronald Reagan and Richard Nixon, Skull and Bones, the tobacco indust... read more


GOLDING'S TAKE: Real economy recession beckons

16 October 2008 | just-auto.com editorial team

GOLDING'S TAKE: Real economy recession beckons just-auto.com editorial team Unlike the two recessions of the seventies and eighties, this one (let’s not quibble on definitions any more – recession is... read more