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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...

Special management briefing: Paris reflections (2)

The Volkswagen Group didn't dominate the world premieres list, a 1970s DS21 devoid of Citroen badges was exhibited, Jaguar's XE drew only mo...

Latest Interviews

Q&A with Tim Tozer, Vauxhall chief 10 Dec 2014

Dave Leggett

Tim Tozer, Chairman and Managing Director of Vauxhall, has been in post since February and is on a mission to redefine GM's UK-only volume brand. Dave Leggett recently caught up with him.

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.

Latest News

Car #5,000,000 leaves Vauxhall Ellesmere Port 10 Dec 2014

Graeme Roberts

Vauxhall's Ellesmere Port factory - opened in 1964 to build the HA Viva - has built its five millionth car, an Astra.

UK car sales up for 33rd consecutive month 4 Dec 2014

Graeme Roberts

New car registrations in the United Kingdom grew for the 33rd consecutive month in November, up 8% year on year to 172,327 units.

I3 turbo engines on 'fast forward' in Brazil 1 Dec 2014

Fernando Calmon

At least three automakers here in Brazil are betting on turbocharger technology for their new, one-litre, three-cylinder engines. None has yet confirmed officially it plans to produce them but several just-auto sources say they will.

US: Opel Cascada to become Buick Velite? 28 Nov 2014

Glenn Brooks

General Motors has registered a request with the US Patent and Trademark office for the model name 'Velite', leading to speculation that a modified Opel Cascada/Cabrio will be sold in North America.

Opel announces management changes 21 Nov 2014

Simon Warburton

Opel Group has appointed current executive chief engineer, vans, light commercial vehicles and Alliance Programmes, Charlie Klein, as VP vehicle engineering Europe.

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

Global light diesel vehicles market- forecasts to 2029

Global light diesel vehicles market- forecasts to 2029

This QUBE report from just-auto provides a comprehensive overview of the global diesel technologies sector, major suppliers, top 14 markets, technology trends and market size forecasts. Use this repor...

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Motor Factors (UK) - Industry Report

Motor Factors (UK) - Industry Report

Plimsoll’s UK Motor Factors (UK) analysis is the most definitive and accurate study of the UK Motor Factors (UK) sector in 2013. The report is split into two sections and uses both a written and grap...

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Lane Departure Warning System Trends

Lane Departure Warning System Trends

Lane Departure Warning Systems or LDWS, a type of crash-avoidance technology solution, are special electronic systems designed primarily to monitor and ensure a vehicle’s position within its specified...

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