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By: Mark Bursa

Mark Bursa's in-depth look at key trends and companies across the automotive world.



May 2013 management briefing: ASEAN growth prospects (2) 29 May 2013

In the last decade of last century, before the term “BRICs” had even been coined, there was another acronym that loomed large on the agenda of any global automaker. ASEAN, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, looked like a potential powerhouse for growth. In this month's management briefing, Mark Bursa takes a look at the region's automotive prospects. In this instalment, he looks at developments in the major markets with forecasts.


May 2013 management briefing: ASEAN growth prospects (1) 21 May 2013

In the last decade of last century, before the term “BRICs” had even been coined, there was another acronym that loomed large on the agenda of any global automaker. ASEAN, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, looked like a potential powerhouse for growth. In this month's management briefing, Mark Bursa takes a look at the region's automotive prospects, starting with an overview.


ANALYSIS: Qoros of approval 20 Feb 2013

Is the world’s newest car brand a Chinese export, or a global brand that just happens to build its cars in China? Mark Bursa reports on the first steps of Qoros.


CHINA: Sunlight powering production at Dongfeng Honda plant 16 Aug 2012

A spokesperson for Honda has told a cautiously questioning just-auto that there is indeed truth in reports that solar energy is being harnessed for the production of vehicles at a Dongfeng Honda plant.


ANALYSIS: Is there a viable scenario for the Saab brand? 3 Jul 2012

Saab’s new Chinese-Japanese owners need to understand the brand’s history – and get back to first principles – if they are to revive the much-loved Swedish car maker, says Mark Bursa.


EMERGING MARKETS ANALYSIS: Chinese exports finally start to gain traction 2 Mar 2012

China’s car industry has been on the steepest of growth curves for a decade now, but the growth rate is starting to slow. So is now the time to turn to Plan B – exports to the West? Mark Bursa reports


EMERGING MARKETS ANALYSIS: India is becoming an export powerhouse 3 Nov 2011

Hyundai has used its Indian plants as a major global export source. Now other manufacturers are following suit, says Mark Bursa


October 2011 management briefing: Chinese electric vehicles 31 Oct 2011

In this instalment of October's management briefing looking at world automotive markets, we take a closer look at an aspect of China's vehicle industry that is now commanding more attention: electric vehicles. Indeed, China is slowly positioning itself to become a leading player in the electric vehicle market, believes Mark Bursa


EMERGING MARKETS ANALYSIS: BYD and the power of nightmares 21 Sep 2011

China’s BYD was hotly tipped to become a global player. But the company that promises to ‘Build Your Dreams’ is seeing its own dreams dashed. Mark Bursa asks: What next for BYD?


June 2011 management briefing: Russia 17 Jun 2011

In this month's management briefing, Mark Bursa reviews developments in Russia's automotive market and industry. In this first part, he looks at the current market position.


March management briefing: China's emerging auto industry (Part 3) 24 Mar 2011

In this month's three-part management briefing, Mark Bursa takes a close look at the development and changing structure of China's automotive industry. Part 3 examines the rise of the 'independent' OEMs, their growing pains and export strategies.


March management briefing: China's emerging auto industry (Part 2) 14 Mar 2011

In this month's three-part management briefing, Mark Bursa takes a close look at the development and changing structure of China's automotive industry. Part 2 looks at JV strategies as well as new brands for the Chinese market.


March management briefing: China's emerging auto industry (Part 1) 7 Mar 2011

In this month's three-part management briefing, Mark Bursa takes a close look at the development and changing structure of China's automotive industry. Part 1 considers the current state of China's auto industry and the outlook.


ANALYSIS: Volkswagen redefines the London taxi 17 Dec 2010

Volkswagen wants to change the taxi – and radically – as part of its broad strategy to overtake Toyota and become the world’s leading car manufacturer. And big cities like London are part of that plan, writes Mark Bursa


BRIEFING FEATURE: Estève’s Russian Revolution 25 Oct 2010

The man who led the modernisation at Dacia has repeated the trick at AvtoVAZ. Renault’s Christian Estève talks to Mark Bursa


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