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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

Kia 'in talks' to open Mexico plant 23 Jul 14

Dave Leggett

Reuters reports that Kia is in talks to open a new vehicle manufacturing plant in Monterrey, Mexico.

Honda raises its game in India 23 Jul 14

Dave Leggett

Honda's Indian unit will account for 25% of Honda's Asia-Pacific (APAC) sales volume by March 2017, according to the company's Managing Officer Yoshiyuki Matsumoto.

Johnson Controls forms new China fabric JV 23 Jul 14

Graeme Roberts

Johnson Controls has signed an agreement with Shanghai Yanfeng Industry and Commerce and Anhui Yansheng Automotive Trim to form a new fabrics joint venture in Huainan City, Anhui Province, China.

Nissan ends Maruti Suzuki OEM deals 22 Jul 14

Graeme Roberts

No more Suzuki-built Nissan Pixos.

VW builds car 400,000 at Pune 22 Jul 14

Graeme Roberts

Volkswagen has built 400,000 cars at its Pune plant just five years after becoming operational.

JAC officially launches iEV4 in Beijing 22 Jul 14

Dave Leggett

JAC says it has launched the newest generation pure-electric vehicle iEV4 officially in China on 4 July.

Latest blogs

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.

Maintaining clearness in St Petersburg 21 May 14

Simon Warburton

I'm not sure if I expected icebergs floating down the river in St Petersburg in May, but what I certainly didn't bank on was a 30C wall of heat ahead of this year's International Economic Forum (SPIEF), which I'm attending for the first time this week.

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