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ANALYSIS - The future models Toyota is planning for Lexus

18 October 2017 | Glenn Brooks

The second feature in a series which looks at the future models of brands under the Toyota Motor Corporation umbrella is all about Lexus.

Kia's 'hedgehog' B-SUV makes its UK debut

17 October 2017 | Graeme Roberts

So, someone asked someone from Kia: "Where did the name Stonic come from?" Before the official answer, came the media comedian: "Stonic the hedgehog." Official answer: "It's a made-up name." Hence I will never look at a Stonic again without thinking 'hedgehog' but it would not be a bad nickname for a cute little car that is Kia's first lob into the growing B-SUV segment.

ANALYSIS - Civic Type R leads export boom for Honda UK

16 October 2017 | Glenn Brooks

It's fast, high-priced and not exactly subtle in appearance. Honda is hoping that the Type R version of its built-in-England Civic five-door will be shocking enough to change how people across Europe mainly see the brand - a maker of ultra-reliable cars for the elderly.

ANALYSIS - New SsangYong Rexton an equine taste

13 October 2017 | Glenn Brooks

Easily the smallest of the three Korean vehicle brands available in Europe, SsangYong doesn't intend to remain a minor player in the region forever. As was the case with Kia a decade ago, every new vehicle is a major improvement over the outgoing model. The latest Rexton, which sees the importer going after the horsebox-towing set, is proof in point.

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AvtoVAZ CEO Nicolas Maure looks to build on recent up-tick

7 June 2017 | Simon Warburton

Russian giant, AvtoVAZ  recently unveiled sales figures which appear to bear out the slightly more optimistic tone struck by the AEB after four years of unrelenting market falls. The market is undoubtedly beset by challenges almost unknown anywhere else as a combination of international economic sanctions and a reliance on commodities have a correlation on consumer behaviour, but a stabilising ruble and exchange rate may see business pick up.

SMMT chief bangs EU single market drum - Interview

12 October 2016 | Dave Leggett

Speaking exclusively to just-auto, SMMT chief executive Mike Hawes says the UK auto industry’s interests would be best served by continued membership of the European Union’s single market following the UK’s planned exit from the trade bloc in 2019.

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Philippine sales rise 9.5% in September

18 October 2017 | Tony Pugliese

New vehicle sales in the Philippines rose by 9.5% to 34,445 units in September from 31,451 units the same month of last year, according to data released jointly by the Chamber of Automotive Manufacturers of the Philippines (CAMPI) and the Truck Manufacturers Association (TMA).

South Korea imports surge 21% in September

18 October 2017 | Tony Pugliese

Imported vehicles sales in South Korea surged by close to 21% to 20,234 units in September from 16,778 units a year earlier, according to a report released by the Korea Automobile Importers and Distributors Association (KAIDA).

just-auto Plus only Maruti Suzuki Dzire surpasses 100,000 sales in India since launch

18 October 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

Maruti Suzuki’s all-new Dzire has achieved the fastest 100,000 sales mark, a distinctive feat in the Indian automobile industry. The third generation Dzire, launched in May 2017, has...

just-auto Plus only FCA Europe 9M 2017 sales up 8.2%

18 October 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles sales in Europe (EU28+EFTA) for the month of September totalled 90,000 vehicles and share was stable at 6.1%. Year-to-date, sales were up 8.2% (versus 3.6% for the...

just-auto Plus only Citroen sells 200,000 new C3 since launch

18 October 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

Launched less than a year ago, in November 2016, the New C3 has already sold in 200,000 units. The result: C3 orders were up 64% in Europe in the first nine months of the year (compared with...

Malaysia sales fall 15% in September

17 October 2017 | Tony Pugliese

Malaysia’s new vehicle market fell by almost 15% to 40,981 units in September from 48,125 units a year earlier, according to data released by the Malaysian Automotive Association (MAA).

Audi global sales up 2.6% in September 2017

16 October 2017 | Dave Leggett

Audi AG ended the third quarter with an increase of 2.6% in September sales compared to 2016.

just-auto Plus only Renault Flins plant produces 18m cars since 1952

16 October 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

Groupe Renault celebrated the 18 millionth car to roll out of its Flins plant in France. The car was a white Zoe Intens manufactured for Green City, a German company based in Munich and Starnberg...

Chinese vehicle market up again in September

13 October 2017 | Dave Leggett

China’s vehicle market was up again in September for a fourth straight month, according to the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM).

2017 GUANGZHOU SHOW - Jaguar XEL world debut

13 October 2017 | Glenn Brooks

An extended wheelbase Jaguar XE is to be a world premiere at AutoGuangzhou.

West European car market down 2.8% in September

13 October 2017 | Dave Leggett

Western Europe's car market declined by 2.8% in September according to data released by LMC Automotive.

Japanese market expands 4% in September

13 October 2017 | Tony Pugliese

Japan’s new vehicle market continued to grow in September, by 3.9% to 495,189 units from 476,769 sales a year earlier, according to registration data released by the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association.

Volkswagen Group monthly sales top 1m for first time

13 October 2017 | Graeme Roberts

The Volkswagen Group delivered over 1m vehicles for the first time in September, the highest level ever for a single month, the 1.01m tally was 6.6% up year on year.

Honda Ohio plant produces 25m engines since 1985

13 October 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Honda's Anna, Ohio plant, the automaker's largest engine plant, celebrated the 25 millionth engine produced since the opening the factory in 1985.

just-auto Plus only VW Commercial Vehicles 9M 2017 sales up 4.9%

13 October 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

In the first three quarters of the year, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles delivered 367,900 vehicles from the T, Caddy, Crafter and Amarok series to customers all around the world. This represents an...

Lada Russia sales rise 23.8% in September 2017

12 October 2017 | Dave Leggett

Lada sold 28,263 cars in Russia in September  - some 23.8% ahead of last year's pace.

Deutsche Post DHL selects ZF and NVIDIA on AD delivery vehicles

11 October 2017 | Dave Leggett

Deutsche Post DHL (DPDHL) is planning to deploy a test fleet of autonomous drive (AD) delivery trucks - some 3,400 vehicles - starting in 2018. As part of the plans, ZF and NVIDIA will partner to supply key technologies.

Skoda emphasises commitment to home country

11 October 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Skoda Auto has underscored its commitment to its home country, reportedly saying it was planning to add jobs in the Czech Republic amid worries the business could lose some production to parent Volkswagen Group's Germany.

South Korean domestic sales jump 20% in September

11 October 2017 | Tony Pugliese

Domestic sales by South Korea's five mainstream automakers combined jumped by over 20% to 133,551 units in September from weak year earlier volume of 111,159 units, according to preliminary data released individually by the vehicle manufacturers.

Durban storm halts Toyota South Africa production

11 October 2017 | Graeme Roberts

A huge storm in the Durban area of South Africa has stopped Toyota production until at least Thursday, local media reported.

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