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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...

Review of 2014 (1)

It's still 2014, but not for much longer. In the global automotive business, plenty happened in 2014. Seasoned observer Dave Leggett offers...

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

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.


Toyota has no plans to acquire Kirloskar Group 24 Aug 15

Graeme Roberts

Toyota does not plan to acquire local partner Kirloskar Group, Indian media reports said.


Schaeffler H1 revenue up 12% to EUR6.7bn 21 Aug 15

Simon Warburton

Schaeffler has posted first half revenue up 12% to EUR6.7bn (US$7.5bn) , with EBIT margin remaining at 12.2%.


Toyota to seek price cuts from suppliers 20 Aug 15

Dave Leggett

Reports in Japan say that, following a one-year pause, Toyota is to ask suppliers to cut prices as it seeks to improve its competitive position.


Volvo Cars reports H1 profit up 71% 19 Aug 15

Dave Leggett

Volvo Car Group, a subsidiary of Geely, has reported an operating profit of SEK1,660m for the first half of 2015, compared to SEK968m for the same period in 2014.


Hella records year sales up 9.2% to EUR5.8bn 17 Aug 15

Simon Warburton

Hella has posted annual group sales up 9.2% to EUR5.8bn (US$6.4bn) for the fiscal year ending 31 May.

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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