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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: 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.

INTERVIEW: SEAT chairman Juergen Stackmann 10 Oct 2013

Glenn Brooks

Soon to clock up six months as head of SEAT, Jürgen Stackmann talks brand performance, plans for China and future products with Glenn Brooks reports.

Latest News

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.

AvtoVAZ to break-even this year: Bo Andersson 28 Aug 14

Simon Warburton

AvtoVAZ says it will likely increase revenue 50% by 2017 as a raft of productivity and management improvement levels take their cumulative effect with break-even forecast this year.

Moscow confirms scrappage revival "under question" 22 Aug 14

Simon Warburton

Russia's Ministry of Industry and Trade confirms it is mulling reintroducing a scrappage scheme in a bid to reverse the alarming plunge in auto sales.

Russia market falls yet again in "worrisome" trend 11 Aug 14

Simon Warburton

Russia's Association of European Businesses (AEB), says July sales of new cars and light commercial vehicles dropped 22.9%, noting the overall trend is "worrisome."

Russia market could fall 30% this year - analyst 6 Aug 14

Simon Warburton

Turmoil currently engulfing relations between Russia and the West is starting to feed through to domestic consumer confidence with some forecasts estimating the market could plummet by as much as 30% this year.

Evonik Q2 net income down 28% to US$186.1m 4 Aug 14

Simon Warburton

Evonik has reported second quarter net income down 28% to EUR139m (US$186m) compared with EUR193m in the same period last year.

Latest blogs

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.

Outlook webinar 25 Apr 14

Dave Leggett

If you missed the 2014 outlook webinar that we did a few weeks ago, don't fret.

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