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Briefing - ADAS highlights at CES

Among those traditional automakers taking space at this year’s consumer electronics show (CES) – and stealing much of the limelight - were A...

September management briefing: Frankfurt review

In the second and final part of this month's management briefing, we take a look at the stand out concepts, production cars and trends seen...

Graeme Roberts | 4 Sep 2015

Some of the news is just in today so, you may not have seen all of the stories yet but, after a slight rattling of investors' cages by the recent stock market shenanig..., er, 'correction' in China, this week we have seen automotive investment confidence in three key markets. From Mazda, in Russia, Daimler, in alliance with the Renault-Nissan Alliance, in Mexico and, Nissan again, right here in the UK, for Europe.

Tony Pugliese | 21 Aug 2015

The 2015 Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show got underway yesterday at the shiny new Indonesian Convention and Exhibition centre in BSD, a new commercial centre some 30km west of central Jakarta. Tony Pugliese was there.

Dave Leggett | 21 Aug 2015

Electric powertrain technology comes with a number of drawbacks - mainly surrounding battery performance issues - but it is interesting to see different OEM strategies emerging.

Glenn Brooks | 16 Jul 2015

Vehicle sales ended the first half of CY2015 down 11%, due mostly to a tax rise for Kei-models. Yet not every OEM is suffering. Mazda was up 47% in June, while multiple European brands are also enjoying high percentage gains.

Latest Interviews

Matthew Beecham | 17 Nov 2014

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’.

Graeme Roberts | 31 Jul 2014

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

Graeme Roberts | 25 Jul 2016

Daimler's supervisory board has named Britta Seeger a member of the board of management for Mercedes-Benz Cars marketing and sales effective on 1 January 2017. Seeger replaces Ola Källenius who will head group research and Mercedes-Benz cars development.

Graeme Roberts | 18 Jul 2016

Daimler's Mercedes-Benz bus unit said on Monday its new, semi-automated city bus with CityPilot shows what urban public transport will look like in the future because it operates more safely, efficiently and comfortably than today's conventional buses.

Graeme Roberts | 14 Jul 2016

Mercedes-Benz is investing massively in the development of its digital competence as part of its 'best customer experience' sales and marketing initiative. The aim is to quickly set up a 'digital unit' headed by Sabine Scheunert, as part of a cross-departmental joint initiative between marketing and IT.

Graeme Roberts | 6 Jul 2016

Mercedes-Benz completed the first half of 2016 with new records. In the first half of 2016, 1,006,619 vehicles were delivered (+12.1%). In June, 188,444 cars were sold (+11.1%). Record unit sales for the 40th month in succession.

Graeme Roberts | 27 Jun 2016

Production of the new GLC Coupe has started at Daimler's Mercedes-Benz plant in Bremen.

Dave Leggett | 27 Jun 2016

Force Motors’ new plant at Chakan has been opened.

Graeme Roberts | 23 Jun 2016

Hella has announced it is supplying claimed world first three-layered multibeam-LED headlamps for Daimler's redesigned Mercedes-Benz E-Class. The lamps were developed jointly by automaker and supplier.

Graeme Roberts | 16 Jun 2016

Beijing Benz Automotive has started production of the special long-wheelbase version of the redesigned Mercedes E-Class designed for China.

Graeme Roberts | 14 Jun 2016

Daimler's Mercedes-Benz plant in Bremen has started production of the C-Class Cabriolet. The model is is the first convertible since the C-Class line evolved from the 190 back in the early 90s and is also the fourth C-class derivative made at the factory which is the 'mother plant' for several overseas factories.

Graeme Roberts | 13 Jun 2016

Daimler will spend around EUR7 bn on 'green' technology in two years, the automaker announced.

Simon Warburton | 8 Jun 2016

Daimler insists the relative slowdown in the formerly exponential growth rate of China's economy is still powering the automotive sector to achieve sustainable sales increases.

Graeme Roberts | 8 Jun 2016

After sales service determines dealership customer satisfaction and loyalty, according to the JD Power 2016 UK Customer Service Index (CSI) Study.

Graeme Roberts | 7 Jun 2016

Daimler's Mercedes-Benz boosted unit sales 12.9% year on year to 170,625 vehicles in May. Year to date sales rose 12.3% to a record 818,175 units.

Dave Leggett | 3 Jun 2016

Mercedes-Benz is expanding capacity at its Vitoria van making facility as it experiences strong order growth this year.

Dave Leggett | 31 May 2016

Mercedes-Benz says it is the first manufacturer to put diesel vehicles on the market that already meet the EU’s stricter emission limits that come into force in September 2017.

Simon Warburton | 26 May 2016

Brose says it has manufactured the five millionth front seat structure since the start of production in 2012 for a joint project between Daimler and BMW.

Simon Warburton | 3 May 2016

Mercedes-Benz is to plough EUR580m (US$672m) into its plant in Kecskemét, Hungary, to produce the next generation of the automaker's compact cars.

Fernando Calmon | 15 Apr 2016

Mercedes-Benz has gradually started production at its just-opened, 20,000-unit capacity assembly plant in Iracemápolis, 170km/106 miles north-west of São Paulo City.

Dave Leggett | 8 Apr 2016

Mercedes-Benz delivered 198,921 cars to customers in March, more than ever before in one month (+8.4%)

Dave Leggett | 5 Apr 2016

Daimler's Romanian subsidiary Star Assembly has started production of the 9G-Tronic nine-speed automatic transmission.

Graeme Roberts | 1 Apr 2016

Daimler announced the Mercedes-Benz plant in Bremen would produce the new GLC Coupé, just launched at the New York show, with the C-Class Cabriolet to follow. By then, the factory will be building 10 different models and taken on 200 current temporary workers as permanent employees.

Dave Leggett | 31 Mar 2016

Mercedes-Benz Vans claims it has become the first manufacturer of commercially operated vans to open an online sales channel. The pilot is being launched in the Netherlands with the Mercedes-Benz Citan and in cooperation with the local dealer network.

Latest blogs

Simon Warburton | 15 Jul 2015

Attending the recent Saint Petersburg International Economic Forum, security was as tight as I've experienced anywhere.

Dave Leggett | 19 May 2015

The dinosaurs are back? No, that's not a reference to the Top Gear Three who are reportedly readying for a Netflix rebirth.

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