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We are now in the midst of what I like to call slash-your-wrists or lose-the-will-to-live season and it can apply equally to whether you are issuing or writing up a sometimes seemingly interminable series of quarterly results.>
Daimler reported strong second quarter results this week and the outlook looks very good for the group, writes Sabine Blümel.>
Prior to moving to the UK, I had almost zero exposure to the Kia brand which, 20 years ago, was mostly recycled Mazdas. And something called a Festiva which was a Mazda 121 built on an OEM basis for Ford Asia Pacific. If someone had told me the brand - under different ownership - would one day come at least within nose-punching distance of Lexus and those European 'premium' brands, I'd have laughed. But the day, it appears, has arrived.>
The first half of the year has seen global light vehicle sales accelerate as expanding vehicle markets have more tan compensated for those that have contracted. Dave Leggett eyes the latest data and the outlook.>
July has been a busy month for news updates on many future EV, hybrid, PHEV and fuel cell vehicle programmes, with some especially interesting facts on the next Prius.>
The sales target might be modest but there's no denying the ability of BMW's newest model, the Macan and Evoque-challenging X4.>
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Car sales in Africa are, relative to the continent's population size, very low. The focus on emerging markets has been elsewhere. However, there have been signs lately of more interest in prospects for the automotive sector in Africa, with Nigeria's emerging economy (now Africa's largest) attracting automotive OEMs. However, industrial relations strife in South Africa also illustrates the challenges that come with economic development.
Tributes are flowing in for Nick Scheele who has passed away, aged 70.
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- US: July sales seen up 11.6%, 16.6m SAAR
- BRAZIL: GM to put 1,000 workers at São José dos Campos factory on paid leave
- UK: Union puzzled no one buyer came in for Unipart Automotive as 1,200 jobs go
- BRAZIL: Troller T4 fully updated by Ford
- INDIA: Ford opens fourth parts distribution centre
- INDIA: Ford’s 15 vendors move to Sanand, invest US$83m
- US: Dana’s net sales for Q2 down 5% to US$1.71bn
- INDIA: Tata Motors received loan from Gujarat for Sanand plant
- FRANCE/ITALY : Fiat Chrysler and Peugeot deny merger plans
- US: 3M’s net income rises 5.85% to US$1.27bn in Q2/2014
- FRANCE: Valeo’s net income up 38% to US$352.76m in H1/2014
- UK: Warwick University chosen as APC hub
- PEBBLE BEACH PREVIEW: McLaren P1 GTR
- US: Ford Europe finally makes a pre-tax buck
- US: Recalls dampen GM Q2 financials; Europe loss widens
- VEHICLE ANALYSIS: BMW X4
- Kia K900 knocks on big brands' door
- Global light vehicle market developments
- PLDB: Future Models - what's new this month
- Daimler - Q2 results insight
- Ford Europe finally makes a pre-tax buck
- Ford changes R&D chief
- Opel axing Ampera, promises replacement EV
- New boss for Lincoln as Fields acts swiftly
- Ford Fiesta now UK's top all-time nameplate