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Liquid Copper arguably the best colour and worth the £670Driving the new Q30, and Infiniti future models 22 Jul 16

Glenn Brooks

It's been a long time coming but finally European car buyers are becoming aware of Infiniti. The Q30 is the reason why brand sales were up by 177% in the first half of 2016.


US regulators, aka NHTSA, want GM to recall another 4.3m Takata inflator-equipped vehiclesRecalls redux - the week that was 22 Jul 16

Graeme Roberts

The auto industry's current roster of infamous, recall-related scandals remained in the just-auto news this week as further revelations unfolded. Example: this article, confirming an aspect of the saga already well scrutinised by both regulators and media - air bag supplier Takata routinely manipulated results of inflator tests supplied to Honda. Just today, we learned US regulators, aka NHTSA, want GM to recall another 4.3m Takata inflator-equipped vehicles. To use an old media biz term, this story 'has legs' and it sure will run awhile yet.


S8 plus costs from £96,825+£1,570 OTR costs, does 0-62mph in 3.8 seconds, has top speed of 155mph or optional ungoverned to 189mph, CO2 average is 231g/kmAudi S8 plus - if 585PS just isn’t enough power 21 Jul 16

Glenn Brooks

Are there really people who think the 585PS 4.0-litre biturbo V8 S8 is too slow? It seems so, as Audi now sells a 605PS plus variant which also has a handy lift in torque to 750Nm.


Indonesian market rebounds in Q2 21 Jul 16

Tony Pugliese

The new vehicle market in Indonesia continued to recover in June, with sales rising by 11.3% to 91,500 units from 82,200 units a year earlier, according to data released by the automotive industry group Gaikindo.


The automotive industry in Asia is busy weighing up the implications of last monthBrexit could lift UK auto production – Asia perspective 20 Jul 16

Tony Pugliese

The automotive industry in Asia is busy weighing up the implications of last month’s decision by the UK to leave the EU - whether the outcome of the referendum represents an opportunity for their businesses or in fact a threat. The impact so far in terms of currency fluctuations has been significant.


"Thanks buddy." A co-bot helps out on the Ford Fiesta line at CologneRise of the manufacturing ‘bots - Comment 19 Jul 16

Dave Leggett

Thoughts this week are with the clever technology that is gradually changing the world of manufacturing.


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