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Management briefing: Paris show preview

The 2014 Paris Mondial de l'Automobile opens to the press in early October. This month's Management Briefing offers a preview of the likely...

THE WEEK THAT WAS: Big fish eaten by bigger fish

The big news this week was the long-expected announcement ZF would swallow TRW whole, re-establishing the respected chassis systems and safe...

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...

VEHICLE ANALYSIS: Vauxhall Adam Rocks Air

Keen on the Fiat Panda Cross but don't need rear doors? General Motors Europe hopes you might be tempted by its new Vauxhall Adam Rocks Air,...

Latest Interviews

INTERVIEW: Tim Tozer, Vauxhall's new chief 11 Aug 2014

Chris Wright

The appointment of a non-GM person reflects the way the US giant is moving as is the way it has dealt with the recall crisis in the US.

INTERVIEW: GM President Dan Ammann 27 Jun 2014

Dave Leggett

General Motors President Dan Ammann says that GM is performing to plan and that its European operations are on target to achieve profitability by "mid-decade".

Latest News

Mitsubishi to build pick-up truck for Fiat 19 Sep 2014

Chris Wright

Fiat-Chrysler will source a new midsize pickup for European and Latin American markets from Mitsubishi. The companies said the model will be based on the next generation L200.

General Motors' Opel reorganises in Russia 16 Sep 2014

Chris Wright

General Motors European Opel arm is shaking up operations in Russia to combat difficult market conditions which are "facing serious turbulence".

Opel shows OnStar at emergency call conference 16 Sep 2014

Graeme Roberts

Opel is demonstrating its OnStar connected vehicle service at this year’s 'eCall Days Germany' (16-18 September), the biggest international conference in Germany covering the European emergency call system for vehicles.

Opel starts Mokka assembly at Zaragoza 15 Sep 2014

Graeme Roberts

Opel's Mokka small SUV (also sold as a Vauxhall in UK) is now assembled at General Motors' assembly plant in Zaragoza, Spain.

Opel introduces Karl, Vauxhall revives Viva 11 Sep 2014

Graeme Roberts

Judging by the derisory comments on Twitter today, some British motoring writers aren't impressed with General Motors Europe's German unit Opel's decision to call its new five-door small car Karl. UK unit Vauxhall will revive the Viva nameplate last used in 1979.

Latest blogs

Rule Britannia 6 Aug 2014

Graeme Roberts

It really does get tiresome when some (deep breath, choose words carefully) 'uninformed' person tells me the UK doesn't have a car industry any more. We do, albeit mostly foreign owned.

Opel/Vauxhall Corsa pics hit the web 19 Jun 2014

Glenn Brooks

Opel and Vauxhall will issue images and details of the next Corsa to the media on 9 July. But as often happens, some papped shots have already appeared.

Company research

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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Traffic Sign Recognition System Trends

Traffic Sign Recognition System Trends

Traffic sign recognition systems can use detection techniques as simple as the ones in which the traffic signs are detected in an image format through an onboard road-facing camera and subsequently te...

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Automotive Manufacturing in Poland

Automotive Manufacturing in Poland

Automotive Manufacturing in Poland industry profile provides top-line qualitative and quantitative summary information including: market size (value and volume 2008-12, and forecast to 2017). The prof...

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