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VEHICLE ANALYSIS: BMW X4

The sales target might be modest but there's no denying the ability of BMW's newest model, the Macan and Evoque-challenging X4....

Kia Motors America - a "bit player" with ambition

Kia Motors America may be marking 20 years in the US this year but, despite 535,179 sales in 2013 (down 4% on 2012), the recent hit of 5m cu...

COMMENT: NUMSA should end constant state of war

Is the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) interested in promoting its members' conditions and working with employers in...

VEHICLE ANALYSIS: D-Max lifts Isuzu sales by 85%

Despite having a one-model range, Isuzu sales have been rising strongly in 2014, and outpacing the market. In June alone, volumes were up by...

Latest Interviews

INTERVIEW: Anne Ruthmann, Citroën C4 Cactus PM 8 Jul 2014

Glenn Brooks

Citroën C4 Cactus Chef de Projet Anne Ruthmann answers questions on key suppliers, lightweight technology, sales prospects and other topics.


INTERVIEW: Michelin winter tyres Europe 7 Apr 2014

Simon Warburton

Pierre-Edouard Sorel joined Michelin in 2005. He started as a sales representative in France in trade marketing. At the end of 2007, he headed the market intelligence department of Michelin's Earthmover tyres product line and has been marketing manager for winter tyres in Europe since 2011. Sorel talked to Simon Warburton about legislation, labelling and the dealer benefits of winter tyre usage.

Latest News

JLR China cuts prices amid anti-trust probe 29 Jul 14

Tony Pugliese

European luxury car brands have cut new car and aftersales prices in China as a result of the government’s investigation into anti-competitive activity, launched earlier this year.


Union puzzled no buyer for Unipart Automotive 25 Jul 14

Simon Warburton

UK labour body, Unite, is expressing surprise no-one came in with a bid for Unipart Automotive, which yesterday (24 July) went into administration with the loss of more than 1,200 jobs.


BMW launches ActiveHybrid 7 for INR13.5m 24 Jul 14

Graeme Roberts

BMW has launched its ActiveHybrid 7 sedan in India for INR13.5m (US$224,952), reported Press Trust of India.


Mercedes opens new training centre in Shanghai 24 Jul 14

Dave Leggett

Mercedes-Benz has opened its new Shanghai Training Centre, the brand's largest passenger car training site globally.


New BMW MD is former sales director 23 Jul 14

Graeme Roberts

New BMW Group UK managing director Graeme Grieve is a former sales director of the British unit and starts on 1 October 2014.


Nissan learns from India mistakes 21 Jul 14

Chris Wright

There are a number of things Nissan got wrong when it entered the Indian market, according to executive vice president Andy Palmer, but it has learned lessons.

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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