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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

Ford Sollers starts Russia Transit van production 21 Apr 15

Simon Warburton

Ford Sollers says it has started full-cycle manufacture of the Transit van on a new US$100m production line in its Elabuga, Republic of Tatarstan plant in Russia.


SMMT cautions sales will not rise "inexorably" 20 Apr 15

Simon Warburton

Relentlessly upbeat figures from the SMMT (Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders) showing nearly 500,000 cars were sold in the UK last month, cannot be sustained "inexorably" according to the UK trade body.


Denso expands North America R&D to heavy CVs 16 Apr 15

Chris Wright

Denso is expanding its North American research and development capabilities to include heavy duty and commercial vehicles, establishing a cross-functional team of market research, product engineering, and researchers.


SPAIN: GM & PSA confirm future B-LCVs for Vigo 15 Apr 15

Glenn Brooks

General Motors and PSA Peugeot Citroën have revealed plans to build what they term "next generation small light commercial vehicles (B-LCV)" at the French firm's Vigo plant in Spain.


SMMT bullish after record Q1 CV sales 13 Apr 15

Graeme Roberts

After a record first quarter for new van and truck registrations (108,456 units), the SMMT lobby group is bullish for the rest of 2015 as the CV industry prepares to show off its latest models at this week's Commercial Vehicle Show.


Nissan becoming Argentine OEM to make new pickup 8 Apr 15

Graeme Roberts

The Daimler-Nissan-Renault Alliance joint venture pickup truck project will lead to Nissan creating an OEM subsidiary in Argentina and becoming a domestic producer.

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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