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ANALYSIS: New DS 5 & the future of PSA's new brand

It will soon be 60 years since the Citroën DS was revealed to dropped jaws at the 1955 Paris motor show. Now, PSA has a more subtle desire t...

ANALYSIS: Japan under attack from foreign brands

Vehicle sales ended the first half of CY2015 down 11%, due mostly to a tax rise for Kei-models. Yet not every OEM is suffering. Mazda was up...

ANALYSIS: 2 Series Gran Tourer & future small BMWs

As recent registrations data from Germany reveal, BMW's decision to spread engineering resources into additional models has brought good and...

ANALYSIS: BMW sales collapse in largest EU market

The 12 percent YoY rise in the June German passenger cars market has seen some notable changes to the usual pecking order. Opel muscled past...

Latest Interviews

Q&A with Ricardo on future powertrain technology 3 Aug 2015

Calum MacRae

At the opening of Ricardo's new Vehicle Emissions Research Centre (VERC), Calum MacRae sat down to discuss future powertrain developments with Ricardo's Professor Neville S. Jackson who serves as the engineering consultancy's Chief Technology and Innovation Officer.


Q&A: Kia MD sees 100,000 sales in UK 23 Jul 2015

Glenn Brooks

There years ago this month Paul Philpott became the managing director of Kia Motors for the UK and Ireland. This followed a stint at Kia Motors Europe (KME) in Frankfurt and prior to that, senior roles at Ford of Britain and Toyota GB.

Latest News

Delphi Q2 results beat forecasts 30 Jul 15

Dave Leggett

Delphi has posted strong second quarter results with net income up to US$667m on sales of US$3.86bn in the second quarter.


FRANKFURT DEBUTS LIST: Ferrari 488 Spider added 29 Jul 15

Glenn Brooks

Ferrari is the latest brand to confirm the details of a motor show world premiere for the 2015 Frankfurt IAA.


Thailand's Kwaithong to build EV plant 23 Jul 15

Tony Pugliese

Thai engineering company Kwaithong Motor is investing THB5bn (US$143m) in an electric vehicle (EV) assembly plant in the country.


New Volvo hybrid gets UK government grant 16 Jul 15

Graeme Roberts

Volvo’s first petrol plug-in hybrid, the XC90 T8 Twin Engine, has qualified for the UK Plug-in Car Grant (PICG) scheme from the Office of Low Emissions (OLEV).


BYD to establish manufacturing base in Europe 6 Jul 15

Chris Wright

Electric bus and taxi maker BYD said it would open at least one plant in Europe "when the time is right" and would also form joint ventures with established manufacturers.


BMW testing hydrogen fuel cell vehicles 3 Jul 15

Graeme Roberts

BMW will begin testing hydrogen fuel cell vehicles this month.

Latest blogs

Are these pics of the next Prius authentic? 7 Jul 15

Glenn Brooks

If these images turn out to be the real deal, then Toyota's design department is getting even braver than usual. Taiwan-based Autonet has just published what appear to be shots of the next Prius and Prius PHEV.


Elon's SpaceX ship goes boom 29 Jun 15

Graeme Roberts

Given the attention Tesla EVs attract, it's easy to forget entrepreneur and founder Elon Musk has fingers in other pies - notably operating space ships. Which can be a bit risky.

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