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DRB-Hicom appears to have lost patience with loss-making Proton

Time is running out for Proton - Analysis

28 Sep 16 | Tony Pugliese

Malaysia’s DRB-Hicom has stepped up its efforts to find a strategic partner for its struggling car subsidiary Proton, just four years after it acquired a controlling stake in the country’s first national car company.


Skoda Kodiaq was first glimpsed publicly in camouflage at this summer

VW stands back to let Seat and Skoda shine

27 Sep 16 | Ray Hutton

Not so long ago, in the London Sunday Times, Jeremy Clarkson chose his 10 ‘stinkers’ - the worst cars sold in the UK. With his tongue even more firmly in his cheek than usual, he described the Seat Leon as ‘a nondescript waste of metal’ and the Skoda Superb as having ‘the same amount of soul as a fridge freezer’.


Turbo S has 21" rims and ceramic composite brakes

Driving the 570PS & 176mph Porsche Cayenne Turbo S

26 Sep 16 | Glenn Brooks

It’s been in production for more than six years now so to keep the Cayenne range competitive against newer, lighter SUVs, Porsche’s solution is to add power and torque. The latest Turbo S is the result.


Mobileye has ended its relationship with Tesla but the niggle continues

THE WEEK THAT WAS - Mobileye v Tesla

23 Sep 16 | Graeme Roberts

The spat between Tesla and Mobileye resurfaced again this week and was the most-read news item. Mobileye reiterated it had expressed safety concerns to Tesla regarding the use of autopilot hands-free and Tesla had confirmed that activation of autopilot would be "hands on". Despite this confirmation, autopilot was rolled out in late 2015 with a "hands-free" activation mode. Mobileye had made substantial efforts since then to take more control on how this project could be steered to a proper functional safety system, it said in a statement. Subsequently, after some to-and-fro the relationship between the two ended. That was just one of several automated driving articles we had this week.


The first model for Audi

Management briefing - Paris motor show preview

23 Sep 16 | Glenn Brooks

This, the first of two management briefing reports concerning the 2016 Paris Mondial de l’Automobile, offers a sneak preview of the confirmed and likely world debut cars and concept vehicles.


Ford wants to be well positioned for the challenges ahead - blending traditional car company strengths with new ones that play to emerging mobility opportunities

Ford charts path for long-term growth - Analysis

21 Sep 16 | Dave Leggett

At its recent ‘Investor Day’, Ford’s senior management set out its strategic priorities. The plan is to build on core strengths and grow in emerging opportunities. Dave Leggett describes some highlights and offers an assessment.


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