GERMANY: Opel/Vauxhall to produce new SUV at Rüsselsheim

GM Chief Executive Officer Mary Barra has announced the production of a new SUV in Rüsselsheim by the end of the decade as part of GM's ongoing commitment to its still loss-making European operations.

Volkswagen Group to invest EUR86bn in next five years

Volkswagen Group says it will invest a total of EUR85.6bn (US$106.3bn) in new models, technologies and its global presence in its Automotive Division during the next five years.

LA SHOW: Jaguar Land Rover announces new connectivity platform and overseas R&D facility

Tata-owned Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has announced the launch of 'justDrive', a new connectivity platform that it says integrates multiple smartphone apps into a single, voice-activated in-car experience.

LA SHOW: Mazda reveals CX-3 small SUV crossover

Mazda has revealed the new Mazda CX-3 small SUV crossover in a world debut at the LA auto show.

UAE: Bill Ford highlights connectivity opportunity but warns of 'global gridlock'

Ford Executive Chairman Bill Ford has highlighted the opportunities head for the auto industry presented by advanced technologies, but also warned of the dangers of 'global gridlock' as the numbers of vehicles in use across the world continues to ...

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COMMENT: Iran nuclear talks to kick-start basic safety for all? 14 Nov 14

With all the hullabaloo surrounding the imminent nuclear talks deadline on 24 November - another one - between Iran and its suspicious Western negotiators - there is one implication of the Vienna talks that probably won't even receive an airing.

VEHICLE ANALYSIS: Kia electrifies its Soul 13 Nov 14

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2016 Hyundai i20 last to be bought on price: UK MD

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Next year's new Hyundai i20 will be the last car from the brand which people will buy primarily on price, says UK president and managing director Tony Whitehorn.

China replaces US as Volvo Car's biggest market

Dave Leggett | 21 Nov 14

China is poised to replace the US as Volvo Cars largest market in 2014 with sales of at least 80,000 cars, up from 61,146 in 2013.

Opel/Vauxhall to produce new SUV at Rüsselsheim

Dave Leggett | 20 Nov 14

GM Chief Executive Officer Mary Barra has announced the production of a new SUV in Rüsselsheim by the end of the decade as part of GM's ongoing commitment to its still loss-making European operations.

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INTERVIEW: Shell's Dr. Jens Sommer 11 Nov 14

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Dr. Jens Sommer has worked as Senior Transmission Expert in Shell Global Solutions in Germany since 2010. Currently, he is based at Shell's new Technology Centre in Shanghai to support local OEMs. As Senior Transmission Expert, Dr. Sommer is in charge of manual transmission and dry dual clutch transmission fluid development activities, which covers passenger cars as well as heavy duty applications.

Automotive Blog

Notice anything odd in Ford's Burj Khalifa Mustang video?

Glenn Brooks | 21 Nov 14

Ford has continued its idea of assembling a Mustang high up inside a skyscraper. First it was done in New York, now in Dubai. But look closely at who was putting the car together.

Safety observations: cars, cyclists and pedestrians

Dave Leggett | 20 Nov 14

Some interesting observations here on road safety, its costs and the risks you may run if you choose to cycle or walk, rather than drive, in some places.

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Ken Block is back. In a Ford. But it's not a Fiesta.

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Airbag supplier Takata is under fire as potentially faulty inflators - which can fragment into shrapnel as the 'bag inflates and have been blamed for several deaths - prompt NHTSA to intensify the urgency of recalling 7.8m cars in the US and its territories alone. Our coverage is here.

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