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VEHICLE ANALYSIS: MY2015 Volvo V60 Polestar

Yes, it's thirsty but the straight-six under the bonnet of the new V60 Polestar is Volvo's best sounding engine yet. Even better than the sa...

ANALYSIS: Opel-Vauxhall and Buick's shared future

GM's Europe-based brands are plotting what could be a major reversal of fortunes. It's all about new cars, extra models and an ever-closer a...

VEHICLE ANALYSIS: Lexus NX 300h

After years in the European wilderness, Lexus now seems set on a steady path of sales expansion. The new NX, a RAV4-sized crossover, is the...

VEHICLE ANALYSIS: Kia electrifies its Soul

Kia Motors (UK) is taking a softly-softly approach to the launch of its first battery-electric car, targeting just 100-200 sales in 2015 thr...

Latest Interviews

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?


INTERVIEW: Peugeot CEO Maxim Picat (Part 2) 10 Oct 2014

Glenn Brooks

In the second and final part of an interview with Maxim Picat, the head of Peugeot explains why the brand cannot launch a low-cost model, and details plans for new energy cars.

Latest News

CHINA: Land Rover & Jeep rival Haval launches H9 28 Nov 14

Glenn Brooks

Great Wall Motors' Haval division has begun selling the H9, the brand's largest model yet. Haval, once known as Hover, also makes China's best selling SUV, the H6.


BMW warns UK motor finance sector 27 Nov 14

Dave Leggett

BMW Group in the UK has issued a warning to the motor finance sector in the UK to work on better price transparency and fairness in the light of investigations by UK regulators into practices in other industry sectors.


INDIA: Datsun horror inspires national crash tests 26 Nov 14

Glenn Brooks

A minimum national standard for vehicle occupant protection is being proposed for India. This follows the recent negative publicity for Nissan after footage of a Datsun Go being crashed went viral.


Tata Motors plans sales push in rural market 25 Nov 14

Dave Leggett

To revive sales, Tata Motors plans to focus on India's rural market, PTI reported.


LA DEBUTS: Mullen defibrillates the Miles Coda EV 21 Nov 14

Glenn Brooks

Mullen Technologies, the firm which bought the assets of the bankrupt Miles EV, has announced plans to reintroduce the Coda electric sedan. Its new name will be Mullen 700e.


GUANGZHOU DEBUTS: Kia KX3 for B-SUV segment 20 Nov 14

Glenn Brooks

With the Chery Tiggo 3 and Great Wall's Haval H2 both selling up a storm in China's B-SUV vehicle class, the Dongfeng Yueda Kia JV is keen to get in on the action. Thus the debut of the Kia KX3 prototype at the Guangzhou motor show.

Latest blogs

Chrysler lampoons Italians 25 Nov 14

Glenn Brooks

US ad agencies have form when it comes to poking fun at outdated perceptions of Europeans. Perhaps this new commercial will be as successful at changing Fiat's image with Americans of a certain age as the old Skoda ads were in the UK?


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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