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Brush with Vauxhall history - original Viva, Job 1 22 May 15

I was at an event yesterday organised by the UK's automotive trade association, the SMMT. It was a drive event at Millbrook Proving Ground...


The dinosaurs are back 19 May 15

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


Is Audi overdoing it with niche models and SUVs? 11 May 15

When you think of Audi what springs to mind? For me, it's still the elegance, performance and advanced technologies typified by the first generation A8 that came to market in the mid-90s...


Renault 2014 Annual Report highlights 1 May 15

Renault's 2014 Annual Report is now out, released at yesterday's AGM at which the French government and Carlos Ghosn were competing for voting rights...


Range Rover Evoque's Chinese clone 21 Apr 15

Jiangling brand Landwind is causing waves at Shanghai with its X7 SUV that bears a very strong resemblance to Land Rover's hugely successful Range Rover Evoque...


Top Gear's storm in a teacup 12 Mar 15

Overseas readers may be picking up media reports of a 'fracas' and a presenter's suspension at popular BBC TV programme Top Gear and wondering what's going on...


Opel/Vauxhall's chief gets delightfully candid 4 Mar 15

General Motors' European chief, Karl-Thomas Neumann, was on good form in Geneva this week...


Geneva bound, via Monaco and Grenoble 2 Mar 15

This was the scene in Monaco yesterday morning as a group of UK journalists set out on a drive to Geneva from Monaco in some old and new Vauxhall cars...


Toyota Mirai - more than meets the eye 25 Feb 15

The short films available on YouTube showing Toyota's Mirai hydrogen fuel-cell being made are well worth a look (as noted by previous blog). The Motomachi plant in Toyota City is churning out three Mirais a day...


I, Robot and Audi 12 Feb 15

Interesting development in the news at Audi. There's a robot on the assembly line that works with the humans...

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