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The virus gets worse - the week

20 March 2020 | Graeme Roberts

The virus gets worse - the week Graeme Roberts There was a glimmer of hope in all the bad news this week - Wuhan, aka Coronavirus Central (thanks a lot) on Thursday  reported no new cases , the ... read more


Coronavirus gets worse - the week

7 February 2020 | Graeme Roberts

Coronavirus gets worse - the week Graeme Roberts The coronavirus, for which we can apparently thank a 'live' food market in the Chinese city of Wuhan, clearly was on your minds this week, unsurprisin... read more


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


THE WEEK THAT WAS: Toyota's fuel cell vehicle cometh

24 July 2015 | Graeme Roberts

THE WEEK THAT WAS: Toyota's fuel cell vehicle cometh Graeme Roberts Toyota's GB's 50th birthday announcement it would launch the Mirai this September attracted a lot of interest on just-auto this w... read more


THE WEEK THAT WAS: Evoque under scrutiny and a Waku Waku tailgate

24 April 2015 | Graeme Roberts

THE WEEK THAT WAS: Evoque under scrutiny and a Waku Waku tailgate Graeme Roberts We put Tata Motors' Land Rover's Range Rover Evoque under the microscope this past week, asking how long the model, ... read more


THE WEEK THAT WAS: The year is flying by...

17 April 2015 | Graeme Roberts

THE WEEK THAT WAS: The year is flying by... Graeme Roberts Dunno 'bout you but 2015 seems to be flying by waaaay too fast - where did yet another week go? Again it was a busy week. We all know how... read more


THE WEEK THAT WAS: Good news for UK Auto Making PLC

2 April 2015 | Graeme Roberts

THE WEEK THAT WAS: Good news for UK Auto Making PLC Graeme Roberts There was some good news for UK Auto Manufacturing Plc this week as Honda announced that its under-used European car plant in Swindo... read more


THE WEEK THAT WAS: More GM recalls

4 July 2014 | Graeme Roberts

THE WEEK THAT WAS: More GM recalls Graeme Roberts General Motors started this week by continuing to honour CEO Mary Barra's oft-repeated promise - which is essentially to make good any car not good -... 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


COMMENT: Toyota's Texan transition tense?

29 April 2014 | Graeme Roberts

COMMENT: Toyota's Texan transition tense? Graeme Roberts The atmosphere at Toyota's US headquarters in Torrance, the engineering and manufacturing centre in Erlanger and an east coast office is hardl... read more


COMMENT: Toyota Australia closure inevitable and ironic

10 February 2014 | Graeme Roberts

COMMENT: Toyota Australia closure inevitable and ironic Graeme Roberts Toyota Australia's announcement of the  planned end of local manufacturing  in 2017 was both inevitiable and ironic. ... read more


COMMENT: From a Honda acorn, the US transplants grew

28 January 2014 | Graeme Roberts

COMMENT: From a Honda acorn, the US transplants grew Graeme Roberts Interesting to see American Honda was a net US exporter of vehicles last year . I suspect a little PR smoke and mirrors is in p... 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: Not part of the Toyota PR machine...

5 July 2013 | Graeme Roberts

THE WEEK THAT WAS: Not part of the Toyota PR machine... Graeme Roberts You could have been forgiven for thinking just-auto had become an extension of the Toyota PR machine this week, given the numb... read more


THE WEEK THAT WAS: A fine British name: Toyota Auris Touring Sports

7 June 2013 | Graeme Roberts

THE WEEK THAT WAS: A fine British name: Toyota Auris Touring Sports Graeme Roberts The UK market looked strong in May  while Toyota's UK plant, clobbered by the 2008 recession, is now claimed t... read more


THE WEEK THAT WAS: US stays on the up

5 April 2013 | Graeme Roberts

THE WEEK THAT WAS: US stays on the up Graeme Roberts Some good sales numbers out of the US this week as new models get favourable reactions and a degree of cautious optimism prevails. Soon we'll ge... read more


US: New York show round-up

3 April 2013 | headlineauto

US: New York show round-up headlineauto So, what are we to make of the New York show? Is it a purely parochial affair, staged to provide a fillip to the Greater New York dealers who organise it, or a... 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: Detroit and more

18 January 2013 | Graeme Roberts

THE WEEK THAT WAS: Detroit and more Graeme Roberts The prime event of the week was, of course, the 2013 Detroit auto show and, just in case you haven't yet had enough, all our coverage is handily pa... 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


THE WEEK THAT WAS: Honda plays Jazz musical plants

5 October 2012 | Graeme Roberts

THE WEEK THAT WAS: Honda plays Jazz musical plants Graeme Roberts It was intriguing to learn of Honda playing musical plants with the European market Jazz [Fit for some of you] yet again. We're ... read more


COMMENT: SUVs sounding Aussie sedan death knell?

17 July 2012 | Graeme Roberts

COMMENT: SUVs sounding Aussie sedan death knell? Graeme Roberts Are imported SUVs slowly killing off the big Aussie sedan? Australian motoring writer Paul Gover, editoralising on today's decision... read more


COMMENT: Where does the Chinese car industry really stand?

2 February 2012 | Guest author

COMMENT: Where does the Chinese car industry really stand? Guest author Investment banker Meyrick Cox describes the development of the Chinese auto industry, its structure and offers a view on the c... 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


COMMENT: Big sedans for big markets

16 June 2010 | just-auto.com editorial team

COMMENT: Big sedans for big markets just-auto.com editorial team It's official - just in case you were wondering (we were), the 2011 Volkswagen Jetta rolled out in style in the Big Apple this week is... read more


COMMENT: Beijing reveals increasingly credible Chinese ambitions

26 April 2010 | just-auto.com editorial team

COMMENT: Beijing reveals increasingly credible Chinese ambitions just-auto.com editorial team This year's Beijing Auto Show was most notable for its lack of notability – at least in the sense t... read more


GENEVA VIEWPOINT: Europe's mixed report card

2 March 2010 | Dave Leggett

GENEVA VIEWPOINT: Europe's mixed report card Dave Leggett It's that time of the year again. The world's auto industry is gathering in 'neutral' Switzerland to show off its latest products, concepts a... read more


GOLDING’S TAKE: Dancing in the dark

12 May 2009 | just-auto.com editorial team

GOLDING’S TAKE: Dancing in the dark just-auto.com editorial team It’s a bit like one of those teenage parties when the breathing is getting dangerously heavy and someone switches the lights out. W... read more


TALKING POINT: Should Congress approve a Big Three bailout?

3 December 2008 | just-auto.com editorial team

TALKING POINT: Should Congress approve a Big Three bailout? just-auto.com editorial team Should Congress approve a Big Three bailout? No, it’ll be painful, but the US automakers must be left to thei... 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


GOLDING’S TAKE: Be careful what you wish for

4 June 2008 | just-auto.com editorial team

GOLDING’S TAKE: Be careful what you wish for just-auto.com editorial team When the US authorities were busy setting the new Corporate Average Fuel Economy levels last year, the political lobby in th... read more


ANALYSIS: AvtoVAZ - how do you transform a giant?

7 December 2007 | just-auto.com editorial team

ANALYSIS: AvtoVAZ - how do you transform a giant? just-auto.com editorial team With General Motors confirming its intention to have a stake in AvtoVAZ, the Russian carmaker has been thrust well an... read more


COMMENT: The real China and its illusory Western opportunity

20 November 2007 | just-auto.com editorial team

COMMENT: The real China and its illusory Western opportunity just-auto.com editorial team Globalisation means different things to different people. For optimists, it means a friendly worldwide shar... read more