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Chris Wright


Chris WrightBiography

Chris Wright trained as a reporter with Brenards Air News Service, a national agency serving UK newspapers, radio and television with news stories from Heathrow, Gatwick and Manchester airports, and worked there from 1970 to 1977.

From 1977 to 1987 he was worked as reporter, sports editor, news editor and assistant editor on a number of evening and weekly titles published by Middlesex County Press Group.

He worked for Security Publications from 1987 to 1991 as editor of three motoring titles and eventually became editorial director, automotive publishing division.

From 1991 to 1999 he freelanced for national daily newspapers and magazines specialising in the automotive industry and was also contracted to edit Automotive International until it was bought by Crain Communications in 1999.

From 1999 to 2002 he was international editor with Automotive News Group before becoming a director of Interchange Europe in 2002.

Wright and Tony Lewis founded Interchange as a partnership to pool their freelance resources for a series of one-off project which included numerous FT Management Reports on the global auto industry, mostly focusing on Tier 1 and Tier 2 suppliers.

The partnership developed to encompass corporate clients who use the partners’ expertise to help formulate their communication strategy. These included Delphi, Nissan Europe and Toyota Europe.

Now a limited company, Interchange Europe provides news stories about the auto industry to newspapers, magazines and websites and also writes, edits and produces newsletters for various clients using a well-established network of writers, photographers and designers.

Columns by Chris Wright


The Wright Stuff

The Wright Stuff

Roving correspondent Chris 'CJ' Wright gets out and about to interview key industry players and also offers his astute opinions on emerging industry trends.

Articles by Chris Wright


Initial reaction to design of the new Polo is very positiveVolkswagen unveils new Polo in Berlin

16 June 2017

Volkswagen has shown its new sixth generation Polo in Berlin.


Jeremy Thomson, enjoying life at MazdaINTERVIEW - Mazda's UK MD

14 June 2017

In an age and an industry where executives scramble to climb ever higher up the corporate ladder, it is refreshing to find someone who has found a rung on which they are more than happy to stay.


Skoda starts car-sharing programme in Poland

8 June 2017

Skoda is to start a car sharing scheme in Poland under the brand name Omni.


Ford is experimenting with car sharing and shared leasesCar makers start to think about future business models

16 May 2017

The writing has been on the wall for a few years now. The sudden realisation that learning to drive or owning a car was no longer the rite of passage it once was in the US made carmakers start to think about future business models.


Mahindra axes UK EV sales, will buy back cars

3 May 2017

India's Mahindra and Mahindra has stopped selling electric cars in the UK due to weak sales and is winding up operations here, according to Reuters.


nuTonomy and Groupe PSA announce autonomous cars partnership for Singapore

3 May 2017

nuTonomy and Groupe PSA have announced a strategic partnership to develop self-driving cars.


One in four new cars has AEB - Bosch

18 April 2017

New research by Bosch indicate that one in four newly registered cars has an automatic emergency braking system on board to prevent accidents and, if necessary, bring the vehicle to a stop in the event of an emergency.


Car sharing booms for Daimler

13 April 2017

Free-floating carsharing is booming. In the first quarter of 2017, Daimler’s car2go rentals increased by 23% to 6.2m.


DHL Deutsche Post is replacing VW Caddy vans with its own StreetscooterDeutsche Post DHL to sell electric van

12 April 2017

Deutsche Post DHL plans to take on carmakers by stepping up production of its Streetscooter electric van and selling it to external customers.


Picanto (this is new GT-Line version) made its public debut at the Geneva show earlier this monthKia Picanto focuses on what matters to buyers

28 March 2017

When you try to say everything, in the end you say nothing - targeting the best in class everywhere does not sell cars.




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