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Many significant emerging markets have been in trouble since 2013, with market geography implications for OEMs.August 2014 management briefing: Emerging markets in trouble (3) 29 Aug 14

Sabine Blümel

In the full year 2014, Argentina, Brazil, India, Russia, Thailand & Turkey are set to become an even greater drag on global light vehicle markets than in FY13, declining by at 9.1% or 1.1m to 11.13m units. In the previous five years and during the global financial crisis they were key drivers. Sabine Blümel considers the implications for the industry. This third instalment considers Asia (India and Thailand) and Extended Europe (Russia and Turkey).


MoscowCOMMENT: Putin 'showing the instruments' in West stand off? 29 Aug 14

Simon Warburton

There was no escaping it - the proverbial elephant in the room formed the backdrop to this week's Moscow Motor Show just as it had in St Petersburg earlier this year at the International Economic Forum.


DS4 is is shorter, taller and wider than C4 on which itVEHICLE ANALYSIS: Citroën DS4 29 Aug 14

Glenn Brooks

Five years ago, the idea of Citroën selling more than a few thousand high priced cars each year would have been rightly ridiculed. How things have changed. And will keep changing, due to the many more DS models now under development.


South AmericaAugust 2014 management briefing: Emerging markets in trouble (2) 28 Aug 14

Sabine Blümel

In the full year 2014, Argentina, Brazil, India, Russia, Thailand & Turkey are set to become an even greater drag on global light vehicle markets than in FY13, declining by at 9.1% or 1.1m to 11.13m units. In the previous five years and during the global financial crisis they were key drivers. Sabine Blümel considers the implications for the industry. This second instalment looks at South America.


China has been a major source of profit for parts makers, distributors and OEMs - especially premium brands such as Mercedes-Benz - who have moved quickly to assuage the regulatorsCOMMENT: Foreign carmakers chose appeasement in China 27 Aug 14

Tony Pugliese

China's ongoing investigation into anti-competitive practices in the country's automotive industry has picked up momentum in recent weeks, with some of the biggest companies in global automotive industry accused of abusing their market position.


Roof system consists of four moving parts: glass canopy, canvas top and two pop-up flaps on roll-over hoopVEHICLE ANALYSIS: Porsche 911 Targa 4 26 Aug 14

Glenn Brooks

Porsche continues to expand the 911 range, with the Targa body style having just gone on sale in Britain. Could this be the best looking variant yet?


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