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ANALYSIS: Mégane GT 220 & future Renaults

The GT200 Sport Tourer version of Renault's B32 series Mégane is that rare thing - a small estate that brings a smile to the driver's face....

VEHICLE ANALYSIS: 2016 Land Rover Discovery & L462

It might be more than a decade old but the Discovery is still one of the best four by fours that money can buy - constant development, inclu...

ANALYSIS: Honda's BR-V could be The Next Big Thing

Underlining Honda's increasingly smart move towards investing where populations and incomes are rising in Asia, the company has just reveale...

VEHICLE ANALYSIS: Volvo S60 & V60 Cross Country

In releasing the new S60 Cross Country, Volvo thinks there might just be a niche for an extended ground clearance D segment sedan. And, the...

Latest Interviews

Kia UK MD on how to raise brand pricing 23 Jul 2015

Glenn Brooks

In the second of a two-part Q&A, Paul Philpott reveals when Kia will launch a B-crossover, how he won't rule out one day outselling Toyota, and the secret of how a cheap cars brand became one now selling GBP40,000-plus models.


Q&A: Kia MD sees 100,000 sales in UK 23 Jul 2015

Glenn Brooks

There years ago this month Paul Philpott became the managing director of Kia Motors for the UK and Ireland. This followed a stint at Kia Motors Europe (KME) in Frankfurt and prior to that, senior roles at Ford of Britain and Toyota GB.

Latest News

Ford names new MEA sales chief 28 Aug 15

Graeme Roberts

Ford has announced the appointment of Rob Crouse as director, sales for Middle East and Africa, responsible for the Middle East, North Africa, South Africa and Sub-Saharan African markets. Crouse will be based in the automaker's MEA regional headquarters in Dubai.


Toyota restarts Tianjin site after port inferno 27 Aug 15

Simon Warburton

Toyota says it will gradually restart production at its Tianjin plant tomorrow (28 August) following the devastating explosion in the nearby port, which killed at least 121 people and destroyed a possible 10,000 cars.


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.


Lexus adding LX570 to domestic model line 25 Aug 15

Graeme Roberts

Toyota will start sales of its Lexus LX570 premium SUV in Japan from 14 September.


Toyota closed in Tianjin until 27 August 24 Aug 15

Graeme Roberts

Toyota Motor has said its operations near the Chinese port of Tianjin will remain shut at least to the end of Wedneday (26 August) due to safety concerns as fires continue to break out at the site of last week's deadly chemical explosions.


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.

Latest blogs

Wind, fire and then locusts? 4 Aug 15

Graeme Roberts

As one who has worked 'down in parts' in a previous life I have not a little sympathy for the warehouse and counter men and women at Hyundai Motor Company Australia's spare parts operation.


GM Luton plant site redevelopment slow 2 Jun 15

Graeme Roberts

What to do with an old vehicle plant site once last units have been shipped and the buildings bowled?

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