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THE WEEK THAT WAS: Dieselgate fallout continues

Volkswagen's diesel issues and some wider ramifications continued to make the news this week....

THE WEEK THAT WAS: Trouble in Tianjin

Our updates of the auto situation in Tianjin, following the massive explosions in the Chinese port city, have attracted a lot of reader inte...

ANALYSIS: Making sense of China's sales volatility

Just as in Europe, India or the USA, looking at China as one market doesn't give you the full picture. Differences across geographical areas...

THE WEEK THAT WAS: Chop Alfa or Sergio?

Time for Alfa or Sergio to go? That was the title of a Comment piece by our US sales analyst Bill Cawthon which attracted plenty of looks on...

Latest Interviews

Interview with Ford of Britain's MD 18 Sep 2015

Calum MacRae

At the 2015 IAA, we caught up with Ford of Britain’s newly-appointed chairman and managing director Andy Barratt. Prior to taking up his new role he had served as Ford of Britain’s director of sales since 2011.

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.

Latest News

Daimler pumps US$375m into Detroit engine plant 25 Nov 15

Simon Warburton

Daimler Trucks has unveiled a US$375m cash injection to enable production of the new DD5 and DD8 medium duty engines at its Detroit brand headquarters and manufacturing facility in Redford, Michigan.

Kongsberg wins EUR17m air-brake contracts 24 Nov 15

Simon Warburton

Kongsberg Automotive’s Fluid Transfer Systems (FTS) business area has secured contracts for the ABC air-brake coupling system totalling EUR17m (US$18.1m), with average annual revenues of EUR5.3m.

RHA urges UK to cut fuel duty in imminent budget 20 Nov 15

Simon Warburton

Britain's Road Haulage Association (RHA) is urging the UK Chancellor of the Exchequer (Finance Minister) to cut fuel duty in his imminent annual budget.

Accuride promotes Scott Hazlett to wheels presiden 17 Nov 15

Simon Warburton

Accuride says Scott Hazlett has been promoted to global wheels business unit president, following his time as operations SVP.

Scania names new president and CEO 10 Nov 15

Graeme Roberts

The board of directors of Scania has appointed Henrik Henriksson as the new president and CEO of Scania. He will take up his position on 1 January 2016 and succeeds Per Hallberg. Henriksson will from the same date become a member of the Volkswagen Truck & Bus Management Board (Truck Board).

NI unions criticise steep shipping costs 9 Nov 15

Simon Warburton

Union sources in Northern Ireland insist exorbitantly high transportation costs are hurting manufacturers' ability to remain competitive.

Latest blogs

The just-auto Readership Survey 2014 7 Oct 14

Dave Leggett

We have just launched our first readership survey in two years.

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.

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