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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...

THE WEEK THAT WAS: Bleak Christmas ahead for some

Less than two weeks to Christmas - where did 2014 go? For most, it's a time of celebration, presents, family reunion and far too much food....

ANALYSIS: Opel-Vauxhall and Buick's shared future

GM's Europe-based brands are plotting what could be a major reversal of fortunes. It's all about new cars, extra models and an ever-closer a...

THE WEEK THAT WAS: There's a ghost in the house...

Yes folks, there's a ghost in the house and the temptation is to say, it's the ghost of safety. Okay, that's a bit laboured in the week of H...

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

Volkswagen Golf stays top of European chart 21 Jan 2015

Graeme Roberts

Annual new car sales in Europe increased by 5.3% in 2014, with monthly sales growth throughout the year compared to 2013. December sales were 5% higher than a year earlier, suggesting the trend remains positive, JATO Dynamics said.


Opel plant reaches Insignia #750,000 19 Jan 2015

Graeme Roberts

Opel's Rüsselsheim plant has built its 750,000th Insignia since the nameplate replaced the Vectra in 2008.


GM sells 9,924,880 vehicles in 2014 15 Jan 2015

Graeme Roberts

General Motors has reported its second consecutive year of record global sales. In 2014, the company delivered 9,924,880 vehicles worldwide passing by 2% the record set in 2013.


DETROIT SHOW: Another Opel becomes a Buick 12 Jan 2015

Graeme Roberts

GM Europe's Opel/Vauxhall Cascada convertible is set to become a 2016 Buick.


Russia currency ride sees GM pause wholesaling 18 Dec 2014

Simon Warburton

Russia's chaotic currency situation has led General Motors to temporarily suspend wholesaling of vehicles to dealers.

Latest blogs

Lagerfeld & Opel team up for cat tat 22 Dec 2014

Glenn Brooks

This is one of my favourite stories of 2014. Even better than Honda launching a car in Japan (today) called 'Slash'.


Four years with a Voltwagen 2 Dec 2014

Graeme Roberts

This is one of the more interesting long-term tests I've read in a while as a former sell-side analyst turned technology and auto reviewer in the US reports on four years of life with General Motors' Chevrolet Volt - aka the Opel/Vauxhall Ampera.

Company research

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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CNG Vehicles Market in Europe 2014-2018

CNG Vehicles Market in Europe 2014-2018

CNG is a natural gas used in automobiles as an alternative to gasoline and diesel. Natural gas is a mixture of hydrocarbons that is found deep within the earth, and primarily consists of methane....

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CNG Vehicle Market in Europe 2012-2016

CNG Vehicle Market in Europe 2012-2016

TechNavio's analysts forecast the Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Vehicle market in Europe to grow at a CAGR of 16.84 percent over the period 2012-2016. One of the key factors contributing to this market...

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