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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

Volvo Group’s global truck sales down 9% in July 22 Aug 14

Dave Leggett

Deliveries from the Volvo Group's truck operations in July totalled 15,410 vehicles, a decrease of 9% compared with the July 2013.

Volvo Group CEO gets leading role in UN initiative 15 Aug 14

Dave Leggett

Olof Persson, President and CEO of the Volvo Group, will take up the position as co-chairman when United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon assembles a high-level advisory group on sustainable transport.

Volvo Trucks unveils 2016 model advancements 14 Aug 14

Simon Warburton

Volvo Trucks maintains its model year 2016 VN series highway tractors will deliver greater fuel savings compared with previous generation models through an assortment of aerodynamic and powertrain enhancements.

SUMO HD powertrains selected by Foton 11 Aug 14

Simon Warburton

Prestolite E-Propulsion Systems (PEPS), a 50/50 joint-venture between Prestolite Electric Beijing and TM4, has secured what it refers to as "a multi-million dollar order" from Foton, one of China's largest bus manufacturers, for more than 200 SUMO HD electric powertrains.

Ford boosts motorhome chassis production 8 Aug 14

Graeme Roberts

Ford has boosted US production of Class A motorhome chassis and introduced new options in response to growing consumer confidence and demand for recreational vehicles.

Isuzu Q1 operating income down 16.5% 5 Aug 14

Graeme Roberts

Isuzu's net sales for the fiscal first quarter ended 30 June 2014 were down 4.1% to JPY404.9bn (US$3.94bn) compared with JPY422.4bn in the same period a year ago. Operating income was down 16.5% to JPY37.2bn compared with JPY44.5bn.

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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