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The sales target might be modest but there's no denying the ability of BMW's newest model, the Macan and Evoque-challenging X4....


The arrival of the Gran Coupé sees BMW expanding the 4 Series to three body styles. How does this new hatchback compare to the rival Audi A5...

ANALYSIS: How Vauxhall could overtake Ford in 2015

It used to seem far fetched to suggest that more Vauxhall passenger vehicles could be sold in Britain than Fords, but it no longer does. And...


Bigger and again designed primarily for the US - California in particular - does the second generation Kia Soul work just as well in Europea...

Latest Interviews

INTERVIEW: VP François Bancon on Infiniti's future 8 Oct 2014

Glenn Brooks

Renault-Nissan Alliance veteran Francois Bancon heads up Product Strategy for Infiniti. He is charged with overseeing a 60 percent expansion of the brand's vehicle range over the next five years.

INTERVIEW: Yoo Il Lee, SsangYong president & CEO 31 Mar 2014

Glenn Brooks

Yoo Il Lee, a former senior executive with Hyundai Motor, came out of retirement three years ago to run SsangYong Motor, having been appointed by a bankruptcy court. The now profitable firm has ambitious plans, Glenn Brooks hears.

Latest News

Slow down threatens Latin American economies 26 Sep 14

Chris Wright

A slow down in the growth of the middle classes in Latin America, following a steady rise during the past decade, is likely to have a broad economic impact, affecting a number of industries - including automotive - according to a report by Moody’s Investors Service.

China drives global auto sales growth 24 Sep 14

Graeme Roberts

China will continue to drive global auto sales growth over the next 12 to 18 months, while shipments of US-made vehicles will slow, Moody's Investors Service said in a new report.

Toyota China JV trims 2014 target 24 Sep 14

Graeme Roberts

The FAW-Toyota joint venture in China reportedly has trimmed its annual sales target by 6% to 620,000 units after demand this year was less than anticipated.

Western European sales strong in August 4 Sep 14

Chris Wright

Car sales across Western European rose 1.2% in August, a 12th consecutive monthly gain, with strong gains in the UK and Spain compensating for a slowdown in Germany and France, according to LMC Automotive.

Ford sees slow F-series sales ahead of alloy model 4 Sep 14

Graeme Roberts

Ford executive John Felice reportedly has said lower sales for the F-series truck are forecast for the rest of the year ahead of the highly-anticipated launch of the 2015 aluminum F-150.

US analysts call August about 1.5m, SAAR 16.6m 1 Sep 14

Graeme Roberts

With automakers in the US due to start announcing their August 2014 sales this week, three forecasters have predicted sales from just under to just over 1.5m units and SAAR of 16.5m to 16.6m.

Latest blogs

The just-auto Readership Survey 2014 7 Oct 14

Dave Leggett

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

Maintaining clearness in St Petersburg 21 May 14

Simon Warburton

I'm not sure if I expected icebergs floating down the river in St Petersburg in May, but what I certainly didn't bank on was a 30C wall of heat ahead of this year's International Economic Forum (SPIEF), which I'm attending for the first time this week.

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