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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...
General Motors' European chief, Karl-Thomas Neumann, was on good form in Geneva this week...
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...
Does it make sense for Uber to be very interested in the business opportunity presented by taking the driver out of the cab?..
Europe: thoughts on currency movements 16 Jan 15
Interesting news today that Ford is significantly raising output of the Fiesta in Germany in Q1 (other models, too, but mainly Fiesta). The move prompts a number of thoughts...
2015 Detroit Show's sunny backdrop 13 Jan 15
It's very cold this week in Detroit, but the weather for North America's auto industry is set pretty fair - for now...
There's a useful reminder in a recent study of the two sides of the coin that come with 'zero-emission vehicles'...
Well, on average, male and 33.5 years of age, with average annual household income of $175,000. There's some interesting stuff here in a survey of 800 premium brand car customers in China carried out by the Hurun Research Institute...
- THE WEEK THAT WAS: Chinese scoop up Pirelli
- ANALYSIS: Depressed Thai market forces rethink
- ANALYSIS: VW Group - success and succession
- VEHICLE ANALYSIS: A new Volkswagen for the fleets
- Q&A with Victrex
- Jaguar Land Rover announces Whitley R&D expansion
- Jaguar unveils second generation XF in London
- New York show debuts: Lincoln Continental added
- Tata's Jaguar Land Rover announces GBP 600m spend
- Carl-Peter Forster leads London black cabs company