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VEHICLE ANALYSIS: 2015MY Mitsubishi L200 Barbarian

It might be about to enter its ninth year of production but the L200 pick-up remains competitive and has aided Mitsubishi Motors Europe's 23...

VEHICLE ANALYSIS: D-Max lifts Isuzu sales by 85%

Despite having a one-model range, Isuzu sales have been rising strongly in 2014, and outpacing the market. In June alone, volumes were up by...

NEW PRODUCT: Nissan unveils the 'big box Leaf'

Commercial vehicle operators approach the appraisal of a new vehicle with a completely different approach to a private car buyer or company...

THE WEEK THAT WAS: Back into the fray...

Well, it's been a very short working week - just two days in fact - but the new year has already given us auto industry talking points. As e...

Latest Interviews

INTERVIEW: Ford UK fleet director, Phil Hollins 3 Mar 2014

Dave Leggett

Ford's UK fleet director Phil Hollins is responsible for UK market leader Ford's fleet sales. Dave Leggett recently caught up with him at a launch event for the new Transit Connect.


Q&A with XL Hybrids: Electric powertrains for CVs 24 Jul 2013

Matthew Beecham

US-based XL Hybrids is a developer of hybrid-electric powertrain technology for commercial vans and pickup trucks. In this interview, Matthew Beecham talked with the company’s VP of business development and co-founder, Justin Ashton about what makes their technology different and where we can see it.

Latest News

Paccar posts Q2 earnings up 9% to US$319m 30 Jul 14

Simon Warburton

Paccar has unveiled second quarter earnings up 9% to US$319m, with sales and financial services revenue of US$4.57bn, up 6%.


NHTSA eyes Dodge, Hyundai and Isuzu models 28 Jul 14

Graeme Roberts

Following several complaints of defects, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is probing Dodge Chargers, Hyundai Sonatas and Isuzu trucks.


UK commercial vehicle output decline continues 24 Jul 14

Graeme Roberts

Unlike car output, UK commercial vehicle production continued to decline in June, reflecting 2013 "structural changes", the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders said.


Renault to supply LCV to Fiat 23 Jul 14

Graeme Roberts

Renault and Fiat have signed an agreement under which Renault will supply Fiat with a light commercial vehicle based on a Renault platform.


Scania to start bus production in August 18 Jul 14

Graeme Roberts

Scania plans to begin production at its bus plant in Narasapura, near Bangalore, in August.


FAW opens SA truck assembly plant 16 Jul 14

Graeme Roberts

First Automotive Works (FAW) has opened its ZAR600m (US$56m) assembly plant in Zone 2 of the Coega Development's Industrial Development Zone in South Africa.

Latest blogs

Mercedes basks in German World Cup victory 16 Jul 14

Simon Warburton

Mercedes-Benz has wasted no time in basking in Germany's reflected glory of winning the World Cup on Sunday night and becoming the first side since reunification to lift the golden trophy.


Volvo Trucks and Van Damme's 'Epic Split' 7 Feb 14

Dave Leggett

Look, I don't seek out things like this. I was on Volvo Group's website looking for serious stuff about trucks and then I stumbled on a release about an 'Epic Split' featuring the actor sometimes known as 'muscles from Brussels'

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