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THE WEEK THAT WAS: Assembly plant week?

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Management briefing: Geneva reflections (1)

It's the annual event that quietly wakes Europe's auto industry into action after winter slumber. Now that it has come and gone, just-auto's...

PSA's industrial strategy augurs well for survival

There's a reminder in the news today of the importance of product in the automotive industry. Yes, market geography accounts for a lot in th...

THE WEEK THAT WAS: Storm clouds gathering over GM

Due probably to the fact, the odd Opel GT roadster excepted, most of the 1.6m affected cars were sold in North America, General Motors' 'ign...

Latest Interviews

Q&A with ZF: Review of suspension systems 2 Jul 2013

Matthew Beecham

There have been some advances made to shock absorbers (dampers) which may be referred to as trends. To improve ride comfort without adding to cost, manufacturers are creating a longer shock absorber movement. Another clear trend in the shocks sector is integrating more electronics. Here, Matthew Beecham talked with executives of ZF about the challenges of developing vehicle suspensions for emerging markets, NVH improved dampers and adoption of electronic suspension technologies.


Acting Opel/Vauxhall VP Duncan Aldred 8 May 2013

Simon Warburton

Duncan Aldred was named as the acting vice president, sales, marketing and aftersales Opel/Vauxhall, in January, in addition to his existing role as chairman and managing director of Vauxhall Motors. Simon Warburton caught up with him at the SMMT's recent Test Day.

Latest News

Third successive quarter of growth in Europe 17 Apr 2014

Graeme Roberts

The European new car market recorded a third successive quarter of growth thanks to a 9.3% year on year increase in March.


Chevrolet US adds Trax to small SUV lineup 16 Apr 2014

Graeme Roberts

Chevrolet is to sell the Trax small SUV in the US. Unlike Europe, where both Chevrolet and Opel/Vauxhall versions were sold from the off, General Motors launched the model line with the more upmarket Buick Encore version.


Opel CEO sees break-even early 14 Apr 2014

Graeme Roberts

General Motors' European unit, Opel, may break even before its 2016 deadline, media reports on Monday said.


Opel model push reaps rewards 10 Apr 2014

Graeme Roberts

Opel said its recent model offensive has been a "huge success" in Europe as the brand achieved 6.7% market share in the region, its highest since June 2011.


GM spending $449m on Volt plants 8 Apr 2014

Graeme Roberts

General Motors said it would spend US$449m to upgrade manufacturing processes at Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly and Brownstown Battery Assembly plants to prepare for the next generation of electric vehicles and advanced battery technologies.

Latest blogs

FRANKFURT BLOG 9 Sep 2013

Glenn Brooks

Curiously little mention of Vauxhall at today's Opel 'Zeit Konferenz', but first sight of the Monza concept, followed by a chance to see the i3 in motion at a BMW event this evening (Monday).

Company research

CNG Vehicle Market in Europe 2011-2015

CNG Vehicle Market in Europe 2011-2015

TechNavio's report, the CNG Vehicle Market in Europe 2011-2015, has been prepared based on an in-depth analysis of the market with inputs from industry experts. The report focuses on the CNG Vehicle m...

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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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Automotive Manufacturing in Germany

Automotive Manufacturing in Germany

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

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