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THE WEEK: Change ahead on both sides of the pond

20 Jan 2017 | Graeme Roberts

As the United States, or those that voted for him, prepared to say Hail to the New Chief at the inauguration today, an equally divisive issu...


Trade worries emerge in just-auto industry survey

20 Jan 2017 | Dave Leggett

Although the global auto industry is taking a positive view of prospects for 2017, trade worries have emerged as a significant new concern i...


Renault future model plans - part 1 of 2

20 Jan 2017 | Glenn Brooks

Alpine and Dacia were the first marques for a four-part series concerning Groupe Renault. Future model plans for RSM's Samsung brand made up...


Mini goes after Qashqai with new F60 Countryman

18 Jan 2017 | Glenn Brooks

A second Mini model in the C segment goes on sale in Britain and other European nations from February. The new, bigger Countryman leaves the...


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Eden Games gears up for mobile devices

16 Jan 2017 | Matthew Beecham

The global gaming market is accelerating at a rapid rate. The sheer scale and reach has meant the traditionally conservative automotive industry is now embracing the opportunities for both revenues and exposure. In this interview, David Nadal, CEO and founder of Eden Games explains why these are exciting times for games developers playing in the automotive industry.


Falken swoops on the European OE tyre market

11 Jan 2017 | Matthew Beecham

Falken Tyre recently formed an OE partnership with Czech car manufacturer Škoda, marking the latest in a series of manufacturer relationships. To find out more and how the OE side of its business is shaping up, we spoke to the tyre maker’s European head of marketing, Stephan Cimbal.

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VDA urges UK trade status quo as Article 50 looms

20 Jan 2017 | Simon Warburton

Germany's powerful automotive industry association, VDA, is urging trading conditions with the UK and the European Union (EU) remain as they are as Britain starts to flesh out its wish list for leaving the Brussels body.


SUVs take one in four 2016 Europe sales

20 Jan 2017 | Graeme Roberts

The European car industry boomed in 2016 - with new car registrations for the year totalling 15.14m units, a 6.5% increase compared to 2015 and SUVs achieving a solid performance.


FTA backs British PM's tariff-free Brexit wish

20 Jan 2017 | Simon Warburton

Britain's Freight Tariff Association (FTA) says it supports UK Prime Minister, Theresa May's Brexit vision of "tariff-free and frictionless trade."


Toyota reacts calmly to May’s Brexit plan

19 Jan 2017 | Dave Leggett

Toyota has said it will continue to make cars in the UK despite the UK prime minister Theresa May's plan for Britain to leave the European Union’s single market, a move which could potentially increase trade costs between the UK and EU.


BME warns Brexit "poison" could have domino effect

19 Jan 2017 | Simon Warburton

Germany's  Association of Supply Chain Management, Procurement and Logistics (BME), is warning of a 'poisonous' effect of the UK leaving the European Union (EU), with the risk of contagion potentially spreading to other Member States.


Former VW CEO cagey on emissions cheat timing

19 Jan 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Former Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn has declined to tell German lawmakers when he first learned of diesel emissions test cheating but said it was no earlier than VW has officially admitted.


Jaguar Land Rover adding VR to global showrooms

19 Jan 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Tata Motors' Jaguar Land Rover is adding virtual reality to dealerships so "customers won’t need to wait for newly launched vehicles to arrive in their local showroom".


Flexible car sharing works for Daimler

19 Jan 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Daimler said it car2go mobility unit kept growing in financial year 2016, boosting its customer base 43% to 2.2m with a car rented every 1.4 seconds somewhere in the world.


Carmakers join 'hydrogen council' at Davos

18 Jan 2017 | Dave Leggett

Carmakers Daimler, Hyundai, BMW, Honda and Toyota are among corporate giants - comprising energy, engineering and automotive firms - backing a new global initiative to promote hydrogen technologies.


First glimpse of GM Europe's new small SUV

18 Jan 2017 | Graeme Roberts

General Motors Europe's Opel and Vauxhall brands took a while, some rebadged Korean interlopers excepted, to get into SUVs so this year, comparatively speaking, they're going nuts. On top of the freshened Mokka, now appended with an X, comes the Crossland (plus X) and, soon, the Grandland (plus X).



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