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Briefing: Innovative emission technologies

The main forces driving automotive emission technology are, of course, the ever increasing stringent emissions regulations worldwide. These...

VEHICLE ANALYSIS: Sorento 2.2D & future Kia SUVs

The Sorento must surely be one of Kia Motors’ most profitable vehicles, especially in Europe. British market prices now stretch beyond the G...

ANALYSIS: Diesel-only risk for new Audi Q7

A plug-in hybrid e-tron is coming in 2016 but Audi UK is about to launch the new Q7 with just one engine: a 272PS 3.0-litre TDI. Will that b...

ANALYSIS: Making sense of China's sales volatility

Just as in Europe, India or the USA, looking at China as one market doesn't give you the full picture. Differences across geographical areas...

Latest Interviews

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.


Q&A: Volvo XC90 chief engineer Håkan Ivarsson 2 Jul 2015

Glenn Brooks

Volvo Cars' technical director for the 90 Cluster models opens up about the development of the XC90. Plus, what's coming for two VCC architectures: SPA for medium and large vehicles, and the smaller Geely-Volvo CMA.

Latest News

Tenneco to showcase IAA emissions technology 28 Aug 15

Simon Warburton

Tenneco says it will showcase its Clean Air and Ride Performance solutions designed to meet global automakers’ demand for products reducing emissions, improve fuel efficiency and vehicle performance at the upcoming Frankfurt Motor Show from 17-27 September.


APMA urges Ottawa "not to relent" on TPP 26 Aug 15

Simon Warburton

Canada's powerful automotive supplier body, APMA, is urging its government stand firm in the face of intense pressure to ink the current Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) deal, as criticism grows it forms part of President Barack Obama's wishlist of 'legacy' deals before he vacates office.


JLR expects "many" of 5,800 Tianjin cars damaged 21 Aug 15

Simon Warburton

Jaguar Land Rover says it expects many of its 5,800 vehicles kept at the Port of Tianjin to have been damaged, although is unable to quantify the exact number.


GM Toledo plant gets environmental recognition 20 Aug 15

Dave Leggett

GM's Toledo transmission facility has been recognised by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency for setting a high standard of environmental stewardship.


New Energy Vehicles surge in China 18 Aug 15

Dave Leggett

Reports in China say the country is set to pass the US and become the world's largest market for new energy vehicles this year, as volumes surge helped by government incentives.


Around 10,000 cars may be lost in Tianjin inferno 14 Aug 15

Simon Warburton

Speculation is mounting up to 10,000 cars may have been destroyed in Wednesday night's (12 August) massive Tianjin Port explosions, which are believed to have been the equivalent of 21t of TNT detonating.

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.


Watch the Toyota Mirai being made 24 Feb 15

Glenn Brooks

Here's a chance to see details of Toyota's Mirai fuel cell car being manufactured at its Motomachi plant in Japan.

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