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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...

THE WEEK THAT WAS: More musical chairs

After last week's news concerning top Nissan/Infiniti executive Andy Palmer's move to Aston Martin, came another shift - a BMW German region...

THE WEEK THAT WAS: Nissan's top Brit jumps ship

I reckon this week's autobiz surprise out of left field was the almost simultaneous announcements that Nissan Motor chief planning officer A...

THE WEEK THAT WAS: Eyes on Russia

In a bit of a change from my usual weekly epistle, may I first draw your attention to some articles from Our (occasional) Man in Russia, Sim...

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

Faurecia looks to carbon fibre cost reduction: CEO 6 Oct 2014

Simon Warburton

Faurecia says it is seeking ways to slash the price of carbon fibre as it looks to the increasing use of composite materials and natural products to offer lightweight solutions for mass market models.


BMW's Roland Krüger to head Infiniti 10 Sep 2014

Graeme Roberts

BMW's current German sales region chief Roland Krüger has been named president of Infiniti and SVP of parent company Nissan Motor.


Daimler increases stake in Aston Martin to 5% 6 Aug 2014

Graeme Roberts

Daimler will acquire an additional 1% stake in Aston Martin, increasing its total holding in the company to 5%.


Aston Martin expanding plant and adding jobs 29 May 2014

Graeme Roberts

Luxury sportscar maker Aston Martin announced that work was under way on what it described as "one of the most significant and exciting developments at the factory and global HQ for several years, as the business prepares to grow substantially its manufacturing facilities and workforce".


Magna Steyr contract assembles 1m units for BMW 7 May 2014

Graeme Roberts

Magna Steyr said it had now assembled 1,000,000 BMW and Mini vehicles under contract to the BMW Group in Graz, Austria, since 2003.

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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