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THE WEEK THAT WAS: All eyes on Vienna

I've come off the bench this week, as just-auto news editor, Graeme Roberts, takes a well-earned sojorn in Shakespeare's home county, HQ als...

PLDB Future Models - LA & Guangzhou shows insights

With Europe's big motor shows of 2014 now gone, it's now time for California (LA, first press day today, November 18) and southern China (Gu...

COMMENT: Nuclear talks to kick-start basic safety?

With all the hullabaloo surrounding the imminent nuclear talks deadline on 24 November - another one - between Iran and its suspicious Weste...

SAO PAULO SHOW: This year's was one of the best

Attracting over 750,000 visitors in 11 days, the São Paulo motor show saw several locally made and imported new model launches of varying de...

Latest Interviews

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.


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.

Latest News

China replaces US as Volvo Car's biggest market 21 Nov 14

Dave Leggett

China is poised to replace the US as Volvo Cars largest market in 2014 with sales of at least 80,000 cars, up from 61,146 in 2013.


GUANGZHOU DEBUTS: 'Chery Land Rover' Evoque 21 Nov 14

Glenn Brooks

The media preview day of the 12th edition of Auto Guangzhou was 20 November 2014. Here follows a list of vehicle and concept world premieres.


GUANGZHOU DEBUTS: Kia KX3 for B-SUV segment 20 Nov 14

Glenn Brooks

With the Chery Tiggo 3 and Great Wall's Haval H2 both selling up a storm in China's B-SUV vehicle class, the Dongfeng Yueda Kia JV is keen to get in on the action. Thus the debut of the Kia KX3 prototype at the Guangzhou motor show.


IKCO mulls Syria re-entry as civil war rages 20 Nov 14

Simon Warburton

IKCO Iran Khodro says it is evaluating the Syrian market with a view to either supplying CKD kits or utilising an existing factory in its neighbouring country by next year.


Thai vehicle sales crash 20% in October 20 Nov 14

Tony Pugliese

New vehicle sales in Thailand fell by 20.5% to 70,791 units in October, compared with the already depressed 88,989 units sold in the same month of last year, according to data released by the Federation of Thai Industries.


FCA and GAC to deepen China cooperation 20 Nov 14

Dave Leggett

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) and Guangzhou Automobile Industry Group Co., Ltd. (GAC) have announced a preliminary agreement that would expand cooperation in a joint venture to include the production of a Chrysler brand vehicle in China.

Latest blogs

AvtoVAZ concession to heat-seeking cats 12 Nov 14

Dave Leggett

Russia is a tough environment for car companies. Right now, weak demand and possible future overcapacity for some of the big joint venture OEMs is a concern. And the depreciation of the rouble and associated uncertainties is a sizeable worry, also.


Doughnut time 22 Oct 14

Graeme Roberts

Sometimes the answer to "Why?" can be answered "Just because..." As in this video made by Lexus Poland as part of its launch of the NX mid-size SUV line.

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