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THE WEEK THAT WAS: Q3s and a longer range Leaf

A highlight for me in the last week was a go in what Nissan UK bills its third generation Leaf - the 2016 update with an optional longer ran...

THE WEEK THAT WAS: The self-parking Beemer

It would appear our new Research Snapshots have gone down a treat with our readers, judging by the popularity of our review of door innovati...

THE WEEK THAT WAS: A European renaissance?

'Car sales in Europe off to a strong start' is not a headline we've been accustomed to writing much in the last few years but we did, finall...

ANALYSIS: Ford: Time to rev up profits in 2015?

Following the unveiling of Ford's Q4 and full-year 2014 financial results and, more importantly, its outlook for 2015, an obvious question i...

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

Toyota profits rise as vehicle sales slow 5 Feb 16

Graeme Roberts

Despite a quarter million slide in vehicle unit sales, Toyota Motor Corporation profits rose in the nine-month period ended 31 December, 2015.


Daimler posts record sales – investors unimpressed 4 Feb 16

Dave Leggett

Daimler has posted strong earnings and record sales for 2015, but was met with a fall to its share price after it warned that growth in earnings and profit will slow in 2016.


Delphi Q4 net income down, but beats estimates 4 Feb 16

Dave Leggett

Delphi has posted fourth quarter profit down 44.1% on currency movements and higher commodity costs, but the figures beat analyst estimates.


Mazda boosts nine-month profits 4 Feb 16

Graeme Roberts

Mazda boosted operating income 14.1% to JPY173,370m in the first nine months of fiscal 2015/2016. Sales rose 16.1% to JPY2,547,799.


No black in Europe but GM books 2015 record profit 3 Feb 16

Graeme Roberts

Profit, profit, almost everywhere, except Europe and South America, pretty much sums up General Motors fourth quarter and 2015 financial results out today. Although it continued to reduce losses in the fourth quarter, GM failed to match arch-rival Ford which, finally, booked a pre-tax profit in the region last year and, ominously, announced more cuts just today. Like Ford, GM also booked a loss in basket-case South America but nonetheless booked a record profit across the board for 2015.


US stoppage costs Mitsubishi Motors 3 Feb 16

Graeme Roberts

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation booked sales of JPY1,622bn for the first nine months of fiscal 2015 (April 1 through December 31, 2015), a 5% or 73.4bn yen increase over the same period last fiscal year. Operating income rose 1% to JPY102bn.

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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