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THE WEEK THAT WAS: Minding the shop

This week it was, for once, my turn to stay back and mind the shop while colleagues scurried hither and yon to bring you news and interviews...

COMMENT: No wizards needed at US$100 a barrel

It's been variously labelled as President Vladimir Putin's 'vanity summit' and those attending it as 'Kremlin lackeys,' but for the thousand...

COMMENT: Tsipras steals the show in St Petersburg

Arguably Europe's most powerful politician made a surprise appearance at last week's St Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) - an...

COMMENT: Bosch takes societal bull by horns

For all the chatter surrounding the brave new world of autonomous driving, there is one supplier at least which is broadening the debate bey...

Latest Interviews

INTERVIEW: Faurecia deputy GM China Jingcheng Li 24 Nov 2014

Simon Warburton

China's astonishing growth rates of recent years is starting to ebb, but still represents a powerful performance that is the envy of most of the developed world. Simon Warburton talked to global component producer, Faurecia deputy general manager China Division, Jingcheng Li, about opportunities which challenges such as emissions control and lightweighting, present.


INTERVIEW: Peugeot CEO Maxim Picat (Part 1) 10 Oct 2014

Glenn Brooks

Can Peugeot become a near-premium brand, in time? CEO Maxim Picat believes it can. Here, he discusses progress on future vehicles and powertrains, and challenges the suggestion that rivals for Dacia and Renault's Logan and Sandero are needed.

Latest News

Updated: FCA to start Jeep production in India 3 Jul 15

Chris Wright

Fiat Chrysler will spend $280m to build Jeeps in India from 2017 - through an expanded joint venture with Tata Motors - becuase it wants to almost to double the SUV brand’s 1m sales in 2014 by 2018.


Johnson Controls forms Chinese auto interiors JV 3 Jul 15

Graeme Roberts

Yanfeng Automotive Interiors, a joint venture between Huayu Automotive Systems (HASCO) subsidiary Yanfeng Automotive Trim Systems and Johnson Controls (JCI), has been launched.


China dealers thank BMW for support 3 Jul 15

Dave Leggett

BMW's Chinese dealers have thanked the company for its support in the face of slowing market demand at a meeting in Beijing.


Self-driving needs global push: Knorr-Bremse chief 2 Jul 15

Simon Warburton

Knorr-Bremse says more global political will is required to see autonomous driving truly come to fruition.


GM India announces management changes 2 Jul 15

Graeme Roberts

General Motors India has announced organisational changes, creating new management positions as part of its "long-term growth commitment to the Indian market", according to president and managing director Arvind Saxena.


"Levelling off" continues in China's car market 1 Jul 15

Dave Leggett

Anlaysis from LMC shows that the slowdown in China's light vehicle market continued in May, with year-on-year growth in sales of locally-made models dropping to just 1.4%.

Latest blogs

Newsflash! Our relationship with the motor car is evolving 30 Jun 15

Dave Leggett

It's a recurring theme. We seem to be on the cusp of big changes that will profoundly impact car manufacturers, technology providers, component suppliers and all of us who move around - especially city dwellers.


Going underground 19 Jun 15

Simon Warburton

It became clear to me just why the Russians were so twitchy about letting any old foreigner in to Nizhny Novgorod until around 1992, after talking to GAZ CEO, Vadim Sorokin from his eyrie on the 14th floor of the automaker's HQ in the same city this week.

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