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COMMENT: Volkswagen outsells Vauxhall in UK

Ford is secure as market leader in Britain but there was a major upset in the April passenger car market with Vauxhall losing its traditiona...

ANALYSIS: UK supplier industry perks up

There are signs of a revival in the UK automotive supplier industry, but a sense of perspective is needed, says Dave Leggett....

THE WEEK THAT WAS: Hobnobbing with the A-listers

A highlight for the Z-list 'trade site' peasant this week was - courtesy of right place, right time - to sup down at the A-listers' table on...

Special management briefing: Paris reflections (1)

The Volkswagen Group didn't dominate the world premieres list, a 1970s DS21 devoid of Citroen badges was exhibited, Jaguar's XE drew only mo...

Latest Interviews

INTERVIEW: Ford CEO Alan Mulally 28 May 2014

Dave Leggett

Alan Mulally's tenure as Ford's CEO has seen the company evolve in line with his vision of 'One Ford'. He also successfully guided Ford through recession and has generally been lauded by investors. He passes the reins over to Mark Fields in July. Dave Leggett caught up with him on the London leg of his Ford circuit farewell tour of Europe.


Q&A with Zircotec: Energy recovery systems in F1 3 Apr 2014

Matthew Beecham

This year marks a step change in the F1 regulations. A raft of aero and powertrain rules are set to create a more efficient race car with more direct links to road car technologies. V8s, used since 2006, will be replaced by all new 1.6 litre turbo charged V6. Engines are now also referred to as ‘power units’ thanks to the increased hybrid nature of their power generation. As track testing of this new ‘turbo’ and what some describe as an ‘energy efficient’ era, one supplier to the F1 teams talks about the impact of the rules on its business and how it is responding to the challenges. In this interview, Matthew Beecham spoke to Terry Graham, managing director of Zircotec, a supplier of thermal management products and heat protective coatings.

Latest News

FCA becomes partner of The Football League 22 May 2015

Dave Leggett

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles UK has agreed a new official car partnership with The Football League in the UK (where it serves as the second competitive tier and club organisation after the Premier League).


Aston Martin secures funding for DBX crossover 1 May 2015

Dave Leggett

Aston Martin has said that it has secured GBP200m of additional funding from its major shareholders for a product expansion.


UK: Aston Martin to reveal future models strategy 25 Feb 2015

Glenn Brooks

As well as officially launching the Vulcan, a mid-engined track-only supercar, Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer will lay out the firm's future strategy at next week's Geneva motor show.


China exports increase seven-fold 19 Feb 2015

Graeme Roberts

The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) said UK exports of cars to China increased five-fold in 2014 compared with 2009, driven by premium brands.


Aston Martin has backing for product revamp 28 Jan 2015

Dave Leggett

Aston Martin has the backing of a major shareholder for a revamp of its model line-up, according to media reports.

Latest blogs

Aston Martin DBC concept 5 Sep 2013

Glenn Brooks

No, it's not a preview of a new supercar, but it ought to be. I've just discovered the website of a budding car designer and his Aston, Ferrari and Cadillac renderings are worth a look.


Kiwi man makes Aston Martin with 3D printer 8 Aug 2013

Glenn Brooks

I know what you're thinking. But it's not just-auto's news ed who's the NZer in question. The website which reports on this clever chap's project to make a DB4 replica reckons it will cost him the equivalent of about US$1,800.

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