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Latest Interviews

INTERVIEW: Tesla UK country manager Georg Ell 31 Jul 2014

Glenn Brooks

With a background in IT and start-ups, Georg Ell isn't your typical car company boss. But he seems a perfect fit in his role as UK and Ireland country manager for Tesla Motors.


INTERVIEW: Audi's 'Mr RHD' retires 31 Jul 2014

Graeme Roberts

David Ingrams, who retired from Audi UK's press office today (31 July) played a key role in helping the German automaker's engineers achieve "uncompromised" right hand drive configurations and also oversaw a collection of about 50 classic cars, many of which he helped to launch when new. The man who praised Audi for taking the long-term view has himself served 36 years with the automaker and the connection may not yet be completely severed.

Latest News

Moscow revives scrappage in US$267m incentive deal 1 Sep 14

Simon Warburton

Russia has introduced a US$267m automotive scrappage scheme from today (1 September) in a bid to halt the alarming slide in vehicle sales this year as continued political unrest triggers consumer unease.


SWEDEN: Redesign moves XC90 up market in UK 27 Aug 14

Graeme Roberts

The launch of the redesigned Volvo XC90 in the UK will move the model and its customer base upmarket as the line, currently priced from around GBP37,000 (though discounts of up to GBP10,000 are not uncommon), heads into the mid to late-forties.


China becoming Volvo Car's largest market 27 Aug 14

Graeme Roberts

China is on course to become Volvo Car's largest market in 2014, pleasing both Chinese owner Geely and marketing, sales and customer service chief Alain Visser.


Russia Nissan Pathfinder first local petrol hybrid 27 Aug 14

Graeme Roberts

Nissan on Wednesday launched the redesigned Pathfinder range in Russia at the Moscow motor show, including the first Russian manufactured petrol-electric hybrid.


Moscow show expects 1m visitors 27 Aug 14

Graeme Roberts

One of the world’s biggest car shows, the Moscow International Automobile Salon (MIAS) opened on Wednesday (27 August) in the city’s Crocus Expo exhibition centre.


FAW-VW JV execs eyed in corruption probe 27 Aug 14

Graeme Roberts

A Chinese corruption watchdog reportedly is investigating one former and one current executive at Volkswagen's FAW-Volkswagen Automotive joint venture for "seriously violating the law."

Latest blogs

Mercedes basks in German World Cup victory 16 Jul 14

Simon Warburton

Mercedes-Benz has wasted no time in basking in Germany's reflected glory of winning the World Cup on Sunday night and becoming the first side since reunification to lift the golden trophy.


Brand 'trust' for premiums 30 Apr 14

Dave Leggett

Some interesting thoughts here from Tokuo Fukuichi, head of Lexus, on brand trust and where Lexus is compared with the Germans.

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