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VEHICLE ANALYSIS: Tivoli and future SsangYong SUVs

Impressed by Jaguar's 203% year on year sales rise in August? That's of course down to the addition of the XE, but the leaping cat brand was...


It might only be the third best seller in its UK market class, but the Passat is climbing quietly up the sales charts. Last month, it even o...

ANALYSIS: MY2016 Beetle & future VW cabrios

The global market for convertibles might be in decline but there's still good business to be had in the UK. The out of production Eos hasn't...

COMMENT: Volvo's US sales surge as China reverses

Volvo Cars has finally seen its plans for a return to strong growth in the US realised. An 18% YoY rise in August to 5,870 registrations com...

Latest Interviews

Interview with Ford of Britain's MD 18 Sep 2015

Calum MacRae

At the 2015 IAA, we caught up with Ford of Britain’s newly-appointed chairman and managing director Andy Barratt. Prior to taking up his new role he had served as Ford of Britain’s director of sales since 2011.

Q&A: Ford's Chris Muers on new & future models 7 Sep 2015

Glenn Brooks

A new Astra will soon be on sale but Ford of Britain Product Marketing Manager Chris Muers believes the segment leading Focus has a lot of life in it yet. The second generation Galaxy, plus forthcoming tweaks for existing models and the addition of the Mustang and Edge are other weapons in the brand's battle to remain the number one passenger car brand.

Latest News

Deloitte suggests Brazil dealer restructuring 1 Oct 15

Fernando Calmon

Ivar Berntz, associate leader of Deloitte in Brazil for the auto sector, suggests lessons learned in the US during the 2008-2010 financial crisis may also be applied in Brazil. This was one of the issues under discussion during the Planning 2016 workshop in São Paulo promoted by Automotive Business, a communications firm specialising in the sector.

Rolls-Royce North America names new president 28 Sep 15

Graeme Roberts

BMW-owned Rolls-Royce has announced North America president Eric Shepherd "has decided to move to a new entrepreneurial role in the super-luxury automotive retail sector within the Rolls-Royce family".

Ferrari opens new dealership in Moscow 28 Sep 15

Graeme Roberts

Ferrari has opened its new showroom in Moscow.

US: EPA now examining VW/Audi/Porsche V6 diesels 23 Sep 15

Glenn Brooks

An official with the United States' Environmental Protection Agency has reportedly told the Detroit News that vehicles powered by the Volkswagen Group's 3.0-litre V6 diesel engine are being tested for potential exhaust emissions irregularities.

Rolls-Royce India aims to sell 100 cars a year 21 Sep 15

Graeme Roberts

BMW-owned Rolls-Royce wants to sell over 100 vehicles a year in India and is planning to offer its premium models to hotels and resorts in the country.

Hyundai strengthens global sales and marketing 14 Sep 15

Tony Pugliese

Hyundai Motor is looking to strengthen its global dealer and distribution networks in response to slowing global sales this year. Volume fell by over 2.8% to 3,143,384 units in the first eight months of the year, mostly reflecting weakening demand in emerging markets - including China and Russia.

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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