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RESEARCH ANALYSIS: Review of instrumentation

Although there can be no doubt that tomorrow's drivers will be better informed, there remains some concern about information over-load. Matt...

What now for docked Hoegh Osaka cargo?

So the saga of the Osaka is finally over - at least the seaborne element of it anyway - but perhaps now the real drama begins back at port i...

ANALYSIS: Europe's car market in 2014, and 2015

The market might have been up by 5.4% in 2014 but there were some surprising brands on the list of those which saw their sales effectively c...

Briefing: Review of 2014 (2)

It's still 2014, but not for much longer. In the global automotive business, plenty happened in 2014. Seasoned observer Dave Leggett offers...

Latest Interviews

Q&A with Craig Diem, BWI Group 13 Jan 2015

Matthew Beecham

BWI Group’s MagneRide suspension systems are being increasingly featured in top end cars. In the EU they work on high end integration of chassis components with advanced control and sensory systems to produce vehicles that take safety, ride dynamics and sophistication to a new level. Conversely, BWI also work within the advancing Chinese market that sits in a very different end of the spectrum, where basic safety and control devices like ABS and ESC are just starting to take hold, and where AEB and autonomous driving are concepts reserved for the very top layer of the social elite who can afford to import EU and NA models. Matthew Beecham spoke to Craig Diem, BWI Group, Director – Strategic Planning about how the Group deals with the different challenges that these markets bring.


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.

Latest News

Tata Motors plans US$1.2bn rights issue 28 Jan 2015

Graeme Roberts

Jaguar Land Rover owner Tata Motors plans to raise INR75bn (US$1.2bn) through a rights issue.


JLR recreates 1948 line for Defender plant tour 27 Jan 2015

Graeme Roberts

With the Defender in its final year of production, Tata Motors' Land Rover has built a replica of the production line used to manufacture the first models in 1948.


UK engine output back up in December 26 Jan 2015

Graeme Roberts

UK engine manufacturing output returned to growth, up 6.7% in December. But output fell 6.2% over the year, following retooling at a number of facilities.


UK car output tops 1.5m in 2014 23 Jan 2015

Dave Leggett

The SMMT has announced that UK car production in 2014 totalled 1,528,148 units - a 1.2% increase on the previous year and the best year since 2007.


Automakers anxious to learn Osaka cars fate: Hoegh 23 Jan 2015

Simon Warburton

Automakers involved with the salvage of 1,400 vehicles in the Hoegh Osaka are "anxious" to discover the fate of their models in the formerly stricken ship, which has now moored alongside berth 101 in the Port of Southampton says the vessel owner.

Latest blogs

The crusher, sale, or resale? 6 Jan 2015

Graeme Roberts

While various parties figure out What To Do with the Hoegh Osaka and its valuable cargo of Jaguar Land Rover, Mini, Rolls-Royce and JCB products, here's how things turned out the last time we covered such an event.


JLR and NA plant: it makes business sense 24 Oct 2014

Dave Leggett

Making cars where you sell them makes sense on a number of grounds. It can be a way to save on shipping costs, exploit lower manufacturing costs, avoid import tariffs and reduce exchange rate risks.

Company research

Land Rover Dealers (UK) - Industry Report

Land Rover Dealers (UK) - Industry Report

Plimsoll’s UK Land Rover Dealers (UK) analysis is the most definitive and accurate study of the UK Land Rover Dealers (UK) sector in 2013. The report is split into two sections and uses both a writte...

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Global electrified light vehicles market- forecasts to 2018

Global electrified light vehicles market- forecasts to 2018

This QUBE report from just-auto provides a comprehensive overview of the global electrified vehicles sector, major OEM developments, top 14 markets, technology trends and market projections. Use this...

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Global 4WD and AWD light vehicle market- forecasts to 2029

Global 4WD and AWD light vehicle market- forecasts to 2029

This QUBE report from just-auto provides a comprehensive overview of the global 4WD and AWD sector, major suppliers, top 14 markets, technology trends and market size forecasts. Use this report to gai...

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