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THE WEEK THAT WAS: Roasting in Kia's Mojave oven

Memo to self - be a little less facetious. Put 'off on a desert safari' in my Skype status to explain my absence and was greeted on return w...

ANALYSIS: Finding a way forward for Proton

Malaysia’s first national car company, Proton - now in the custody of local privately-owned DRB-Hicom - continues to struggle to find its pl...

COMMENT: Russian monogorods blink in market glare

Only a few years ago, the vast, sprawling factory that is home to AvtoVAZ in Togliatti, apparently accounted for a staggering one in seven o...

COMMENT: Farewell Ambassador, long in the post

It looks like the final Hundustan Ambassador - Amby to the locals - has rolled off the line in a plant that looks about as jurassic as the c...

Latest Interviews

Q&A with David Lindley, SAIC's UK tech centre MD 16 Jun 2014

Dave Leggett

SAIC Motor technical Centre UK SMTC UK works on designing, developing and engineering advanced new vehicle and powertrain products for SAIC, one of the world's largest automotive manufacturers and owner of the MG brand. Dave Leggett interviewed SMTC UK's managing director David Lindley.


INTERVIEW: VW Rus director Marcus Osegowitsch 20 Mar 2014

Simon Warburton

Marcus Osegowitsch is general director, Volkswagen Group Rus and Simon Warburton caught up with him on the sidelines of this year's Russian Automotive Forum organised by Adam Smith Conferences in Moscow.

Latest News

Toyota China TMCAP starts production of CVTs 30 Jul 14

Dave Leggett

Toyota's (TMC) vehicle powertrain production subsidiary in Changshu, China, Toyota Motor (Changshu) Auto Parts (TMCAP), has held a ceremony to officially mark the start of localised production of continuously variable transmissions (CVTs), which is a first for Toyota outside Japan.


JLR China cuts prices amid anti-trust probe 29 Jul 14

Tony Pugliese

European luxury car brands have cut new car and aftersales prices in China as a result of the government’s investigation into anti-competitive activity, launched earlier this year.


Honda India to export Mobilio to South Africa 29 Jul 14

Graeme Roberts

Honda Cars India (HCIL) plans to export its new Mobilio to South Africa within a few months.


No navigation for China Tesla Model S 29 Jul 14

Graeme Roberts

Tesla's Model S, recently launched in China, does not feature a navigation system, Ubergizmo.com said.


Maruti increases production of Celerio AMT 28 Jul 14

Graeme Roberts

A new automated manual option for one of its models has proved a hit for Maruti Suzuki.


Tata Motors to assemble in Venezuela 28 Jul 14

Graeme Roberts

With an aim to penetrate the South American market, Tata Motors reportedly plans to build a passenger car assembly plant in Venezuela.

Latest blogs

Badge snobbery in China 30 Jul 14

Dave Leggett

Ah, the old chestnut of the promise of the automotive brand, the core brand values and what the brand says about the driver.


Lockdown in St Petersburg 23 May 14

Simon Warburton

It's perhaps no huge surprise security is taken so seriously at this year's Saint Petersburg International Economic Forum, but the sheer scale of the precautions is overwhelming.

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