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ANALYSIS: VW & Toyota losing the SUV race in China

The Chinese vehicle market might not be surging but sales of crossovers and SUVs certainly are, registrations rising by 54% (YoY) in March....

PRODUCT EYE: Subaru Impreza

Thanks to a greatly improved yen-sterling exchange rate, Subaru's UK importer is now bringing in the Impreza once more. It might be a little...

VEHICLE ANALYSIS: Volkswagen Polo BlueGT & GTI

A facelift, more power for the GTI and a new engine which, in the BlueGT, runs on four or two cylinders are some of the highlights of the la...

ANALYSIS: Can Evoque remain JLR’s golden goose?

It's the car that created what must surely be the most profitable vehicle segment since the original Range Rover. Now, as the Evoque reaches...

Latest Interviews

INTERVIEW: Carl Bayliss, head of Infiniti UK 5 Feb 2015

Glenn Brooks

Carl Bayliss recently returned to his homeland after a decade in Hong Kong. He is the new country manager for Infiniti UK, responsible for all business activities including Sales, Marketing and Network Development.


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.

Latest News

Volvo to target Asia-Pacific from China 24 Apr 15

Tony Pugliese

Volvo Cars China (VCC) will take on a leading role in the Asia-Pacific region in an effort to grow the brand’s sales.


Mercedes-Benz fined for price fixing in China 24 Apr 15

Tony Pugliese

China’s Jiangsu provincial authorities said they fined Mercedes-Benz CNY350m (US$56.5m) for business practices with its dealers in violation of China’s anti-monopoly laws.


Renault India wants 100,000 sales in 2015 21 Apr 15

Graeme Roberts

Renault aims to sell 100,000 vehicles in India in 2015, Ram Mohan Rai, the company's regional manager of east India, said.


Lotus Group enters into new Chinese joint venture 20 Apr 15

Tony Pugliese

Lotus Group International, owned by Malaysian automaker Proton Holdings (DRB-Hicom) and China’s Goldstar Heavy Industrial, have agreed to set up a new joint venture company in China to localise production of Lotus cars and "develop the use of efficient and advanced technology".


GERMANY: Mazda outsells Nissan as Qashqai crashes 16 Apr 15

Glenn Brooks

Thanks to a plethora of new and updated models, Mazda has found itself in the extraordinary situation of having overtaken Nissan in Europe's largest national market.


Volvo UK dealer network getting a makeover 16 Apr 15

Chris Wright

Geely owned Volvo Car UK is to set new dealer standards for its distribution network and introduce two new initiatives aimed at removing some of the perceived barriers between customers while improving trust, service and overall impressions of the brand.

Latest blogs

Top Gear's storm in a teacup 12 Mar 15

Dave Leggett

Overseas readers may be picking up media reports of a 'fracas' and a presenter's suspension at popular BBC TV programme Top Gear and wondering what's going on.


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.

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