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We started the week with a bit of a surprise - famous Italian tyremaker was nabbed by a Chinese chemical company with big plans for its tyre making unit. Mama mia!>
After a government stimulated market binge in 2012, the Thai vehicle market has been left saturated and has declined sharply since. As output of small cars in other countries of the ASEAN picks up, the OEMs' planning assumptions for manufacturing eco-cars in Thailand are being upset and strategies hastily revised. Tony Pugliese reports.>
Ray Hutton was at the annual Volkswagen media and investor conference in Berlin earlier this month. Attendees heard much on the subject of how the mighty VW Group marches onwards and upwards towards its 2018 target to be global number one. But who will be in charge by then?>
Victrex plc is a UK-headquartered, global high-performance polymer solutions provider. Matthew Beecham spoke to Stephen Dougherty, Strategic Marketing Director, Victrex Polymer Solutions about its automotive business, applications and some misconceptions about the use of certain materials in vehicle manufacture.>
Two major automakers respectively wielded the axe this week. General Motors all but shut down its Russian production and dumped Opel there while FCA admitted, finally, that pretending Lancias were Chryslers was a Silly Idea, and that actual Chrysler Chryslers no longer sell well in the UK, and all but axed the lot.>
There are signs of a revival in the UK automotive supplier industry, but a sense of perspective is needed, says Dave Leggett.>
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Soaring inflation, sky-high interest rates, a depreciating Rouble and a 50% drop in oil prices have seen unprecedented economic headwinds batter Russia. But despite that backdrop, domestic OEMs and suppliers saw genuine opportunity at the Russian Automotive Forum in Moscow. We've grouped all the coverage here.
Despite fears numbers would be down, this year's Russian Automotive Forum (RAF) kicked off in Moscow with a healthy attendance that belied the undoubted economic challenges the country faces.
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- JAPAN: Honda to expand capacity in India
- BELGIUM: Russia still there long term: CLEPA
- GERMANY: Next Mercedes target: one-tonne trucks
- BELGIUM: 'No resting on laurels' as EC mulls stricter environmental targets
- UK: Car sharing won't replace car ownership - BMW
- NEW YORK DEBUTS LIST: 2016 Scion iA added
- BRAZIL: Mahindra throws in the towel
- JAPAN: Toyota sets one in two hybrid course
- US: UAW hails government Alcoa US$259m conditional loan
- MEXICO: Kia Motors car output plans revealed
- CHINA: China Automotive Systems net profit up in 2014
- UK: Consortium to develop zero emission light commercials
- SMMTCONNECT: Connected cars could give huge boost to the economy - SMMT
- UK: Tata's Jaguar Land Rover announces GBP 600m plant and R&D spend
- EXCLUSIVE: Renault replacing Laguna & Latitude with one model
- ANALYSIS: VW Group - success and succession
- ANALYSIS: Depressed Thai market forces rethink
- THE WEEK THAT WAS: Chinese scoop up Pirelli
- ANALYSIS: UK supplier industry perks up
- Q&A with Victrex
- Jaguar unveils second generation XF in London
- Jaguar Land Rover announces Whitley R&D expansion
- EU 2021 CO2 targets will be difficult for premiums
- New York show debuts: Scion iA added
- Tata's Jaguar Land Rover announces GBP 600m spend