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ANALYSIS: Mercedes smart brand's last chance?

Mercedes-Benz has struggled for 18 years to make profits from smart. Platform sharing with Renault may be the brand's last chance, writes Ra...

ANALYSIS: Nissan Europe is closing in on Toyota

Certain new and accelerating trends are revealed for the European passenger car market in the latest figures issued by ACEA....

THE WEEK THAT WAS: A European renaissance?

'Car sales in Europe off to a strong start' is not a headline we've been accustomed to writing much in the last few years but we did, finall...

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...

Latest Interviews

Q&A with TI Automotive 17 Nov 2014

Matthew Beecham

Emissions legislation, weight, packaging, safety and cost are the main factors driving fuel tank innovation. Matthew Beecham talked to Albert Boecker, Product & Advanced Engineering Director, Global Fuel Tank Systems, TI Automotive about the supplier’s fuel system technology and what can be done about ‘fuel slosh’.


INTERVIEW: Audi's 'Mr RHD' retires 31 Jul 2014

Graeme Roberts

David Ingrams, who retired from Audi UK's press office today (31 July) played a key role in helping the German automaker's engineers achieve "uncompromised" right hand drive configurations and also oversaw a collection of about 50 classic cars, many of which he helped to launch when new. The man who praised Audi for taking the long-term view has himself served 36 years with the automaker and the connection may not yet be completely severed.

Latest News

GENEVA: Kia to renew full line within three years 3 Mar 2015

Roger Stansfield

Kia will introduce an entire new model range over the next three years as part of its efforts to become a 500,000 cars a year brand in Europe by the end of the decade.


GM Brazil workers end six day strike 27 Feb 2015

Graeme Roberts

Workers at General Motors Brazilian car factory have ended their strike after the carmaker dropped plans to furlough around 800 workers. The strike lasted for six days.


Mercedes China to recall 127,000 vehicles 17 Feb 2015

Graeme Roberts

Mercedes-Benz will recall over 127,000 vehicles in China for unspecified steering issues and potential fire risk, the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine said.


Daimler starts bus chassis export 10 Feb 2015

Graeme Roberts

Daimler Buses in India has begun bus chassis exports, initially to Egypt, where they will receive bodies built by long time partner MCV.


Work starts on new Mercedes Brazil factory 6 Feb 2015

Graeme Roberts

Mercedes-Benz has broken ground at its new passenger cars plant in Brazil which will begin production of the C-Class in the first quarter of 2016. Production of the GLA compact SUV follows mid year.

Latest blogs

250,000km off-road in a Benz G-Class 14 Oct 2014

Glenn Brooks

A German couple have just handed over Otto, their trusty 300 GD, to the Mercedes-Benz museum. What makes Otto so special? Read this and find out.


Mercedes basks in German World Cup victory 16 Jul 2014

Simon Warburton

Mercedes-Benz has wasted no time in basking in Germany's reflected glory of winning the World Cup on Sunday night and becoming the first side since reunification to lift the golden trophy.

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LMC Automotive's European Passenger Car Production Estimates (annual subscription)

LMC Automotive's European Passenger Car Production Estimates

LMC Automotive's service provides customers with the very latest monthly estimates of passenger car production across all of Europe. Updated monthly and provided model-by-model, and available only via...

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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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LMC Automotive's European Passenger Car Production Estimates - Latest Monthly Update

LMC Automotive's European Passenger Car Production Estimates

This service provides customers with the very latest monthly estimates of passenger car production across all of Europe. Updated monthly and provided model-by-model, and available only via just-auto,...

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