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THE WEEK THAT WAS: Interesting, interesting...

If I had to think of one adjective to describe this week's autobiz news, 'interesting' is as good a fit as any. Bit of this, bit of that....

ANALYSIS: ZF puts in place a growth strategy

After reaching agreement to purchase TRW, 2015 is shaping up to be the most momentous year in ZF's long history. Colin Whitbread considers t...

THE WEEK THAT WAS: The August harvest...

The news this week was a mixed bag with some positives and negatives....

ANALYSIS: BMW - 2Q14 results insight

An accelerating model momentum that includes product renewal and proliferation of the portfolio into an increasing number of new sub-segment...

Latest Interviews

INTERVIEW: CLEPA CEO Jean-Marc Gales - Paris show 2 Oct 2012

Simon Warburton

European Automotive Supplier body, CLEPA, continues to power its members' interests in Brussels as well as act as the Continent's arm in negotiations with its Japanese equivalent in JAPIA and American counterparts, OESA. Simon Warburton talked to CLEPA CEO, Jean-Marc Gales at last week's Paris motor show.


INTERVIEW: FKG managing director Fredrik Sidahl 20 Mar 2012

Simon Warburton

Newly-appointed managing director of Scandinavian supplier body, FKG, Fredrik Sidahl, was 25 years with Volvo before working for Saab. In the first of two interviews, he talked to Simon Warburton in his Gothenburg office about the collapse of the iconic Swedish brand and gave some frank views on the government's attempts to save it.

Latest News

Ford Q3 pre-tax profit plunges $1.4bn 24 Oct 14

Graeme Roberts

Ford Motor Company on Friday (24 October) reported 2014 third quarter pre-tax profit down $1.4bn year on year to $1.2bn though it was nonetheless the automaker's 21st consecutive profitable quarter.


Gentex posts net income up 30% to US$72m 24 Oct 14

Simon Warburton

Gentex has posted net income for the third quarter of 2014 up 30% to US$72m, compared with net income of US$56m in the third quarter of 2013.3.


GM books $1.4bn Q3 net after $300m flood hit 23 Oct 14

Graeme Roberts

General Motors has announced third quarter net income took a US$300m hit from "special items" but net profit for the recall-troubled quarter was still $1.4bn, or $0.81 a share - double the result for Q3 2013.


Daimler boosts Q3 profit after record sales 23 Oct 14

Graeme Roberts

Daimler said it booked strong growth in earnings and record unit sales and revenue in the third quarter of 2014. The group boosted Q3 unit sales 7% year on year to 637,400 cars and commercial vehicles worldwide as Mercedes-Benz Cars set a quarterly record.


UK: Vauxhall goes after Ford with Corsa pricing 23 Oct 14

Glenn Brooks

The fourth generation Vauxhall Corsa will undercut the entry level Ford Fiesta, Britain's long-time best selling car, by GBP1,000 when it goes on sale at year-end.


Dana reveals Q3 net income up 32% to US$90m 23 Oct 14

Simon Warburton

Dana has reported third quarter net income up 32% to US$90m, compared to US$68m in the same period last year.

Latest blogs

The just-auto Readership Survey 2014 7 Oct 14

Dave Leggett

We have just launched our first readership survey in two years.


Post-merger shake-out 4 Sep 14

Graeme Roberts

With the Fiat-Chrysler merger now appearing to be on the final straight, this Non Sequitur cartoon about post-merger scenarios gave me a coffee break giggle.

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