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What now for docked Hoegh Osaka cargo?

So the saga of the Osaka is finally over - at least the seaborne element of it anyway - but perhaps now the real drama begins back at port i...

ANALYSIS: Hoegh Osaka saga: Knowns and unknowns

With news salvers working on the 51,000t Hoegh Osaka carliner could tow the giant ship back into the Port of Southampton next week just-auto...

ANALYSIS: Shock as US Honda CR-V outsells all cars

With 32,369 units sold, American Honda's CR-V was the market's best selling SUV in December. Another upset: the Toyota Camry was toppled as...

VEHICLE ANALYSIS: 2015MY Great Wall Steed

In a decade's time, will Great Wall have become a rising force across European markets in the way that Hyundai and Kia are now? The newly re...

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

Rio de Janeiro to have a shared electric fleet 29 May 15

Graeme Roberts

Inspired by an existing service in Paris – Autolibe runs a fleet of 3,000 electric cars with 75,000 registered users – Rio de Janeiro will be the first Brazilian city with an electric car sharing scheme.


Daimler opens Chennai bus plant 27 May 15

Graeme Roberts

Less than three years after launching the BharatBenz brand in India, Daimler Trucks and Buses has opened a new bus plant at its Chennai site. The company also announced new bus and heavy duty truck models.


THAILAND/AUSTRALIA: Details of next Toyota Hilux 21 May 15

Glenn Brooks

The eighth generation Hilux has been revealed to the media by TMT (Toyota Motor Thailand) and Toyota Australia.


UK and German van markets upset EU CO2 average 19 May 15

Dave Leggett

Data from the European Environment Agency (EEA) suggests that the German amd British van markets are skewed towards bigger and more CO2 emissions intensive vans than the European average.


Hyundai starts production of new LCV in Turkey 15 May 15

Chris Wright

Designed and engineered and now manufactured in Europe, Hyundai has started production of its first multi-purpose light commercial vehicle, the new H350.


Volkswagen Commercial April deliveries rise 5% 13 May 15

Simon Warburton

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles says deliveries increased 5% in April, while Western Europe grew 5.5%.

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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