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THE WEEK THAT WAS: New Hondas and the ship's up

Just back from what was my first ever Honda launch event to bring you news of the 2015 CR-V update for Europe, majoring, of course on a new...

What now for docked Hoegh Osaka cargo?

So the saga of the Osaka is finally over - at least the seaborne element of it anyway - but perhaps now the real drama begins back at port i...


The new Fabia five-door hatchback, on sale this month in Britain, is shorter but roomier and weighs an average 65kg less, boasts the largest...

ANALYSIS: Europe's car market in 2014, and 2015

The market might have been up by 5.4% in 2014 but there were some surprising brands on the list of those which saw their sales effectively c...

Latest Interviews

INTERVIEW: Paul Williams, CEO, SsangYong UK 28 Nov 2014

Dave Leggett

The head of the UK distribution arm of SsangYong tells Dave Leggett that he expects the Korean brand to double its UK sales in 2015, boosted by the impact of the upcoming small SUV, Tivoli.

INTERVIEW: Alain Uyttenhoven, Head of Lexus Europe 24 Nov 2014

Glenn Brooks

Russia, Lexus' number one market in its European region, might be down, but UK sales are up strongly. On balance then, 2014 has been a good year, according to the brand's Head of Europe. Next, he promises more hybrids but no diesels. Why?

Latest News

Honda's new Jazz finally reaching UK late summer 23 Jan 15

Graeme Roberts

Honda UK will finally start selling the redesigned Jazz (aka Fit) late this summer with dealers being told 'September', just-auto learned on the sidelines of the updated CR-V media launch.

Hoegh Osaka due back in Southampton at 17:00 GMT 22 Jan 15

Simon Warburton

Hoegh Autoliners says its giant Osaka carship is on the move and could even arrive back in the Port of Southampton by 17:00 local today (22 January).

Toyota targets strong growth in Indochina 22 Jan 15

Tony Pugliese

Toyota Motor is setting up a new business division called Mekong Region Virtual Company to help drive sales growth in Indochina, including Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia and Myanmar.

Toyota puts the brakes on sales expectations 21 Jan 15

Chris Wright

Volkswagen could move ahead of Toyota as the world’s biggest carmaker by sales as the Japanese company projected a drop in annual its vehicle volume this year with demand dropping in its domestic as well as other key markets.

US: Toyota breaks ground in Plano 21 Jan 15

Graeme Roberts

Toyota has broken ground on its new North American headquarters in Plano, Texas, using one of its own (San Antonio-built) V8 powered Tundra pickup trucks fitted with a plough.

Salvers look to slash Hoegh list to 5° for tow 21 Jan 15

Simon Warburton

Rapidly reducing list on the Hoegh Osaka could see the giant carship towed back into the Port of Southampton tomorrow afternoon (22 January), although unpredictable weather may yet delay her entry.

Latest blogs

The crusher, sale, or resale? 6 Jan 15

Graeme Roberts

While various parties figure out What To Do with the Hoegh Osaka and its valuable cargo of Jaguar Land Rover, Mini, Rolls-Royce and JCB products, here's how things turned out the last time we covered such an event.

Doughnut time 22 Oct 14

Graeme Roberts

Sometimes the answer to "Why?" can be answered "Just because..." As in this video made by Lexus Poland as part of its launch of the NX mid-size SUV line.

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