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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

Toyota India plans sales push in rural markets 18 Sep 14

Graeme Roberts

Toyota Motor's Indian unit is planning to expand in rural India to boost sales of slow selling compact models, following rivals Maruti Suzuki and Hyundai Motor which do well outside major cities.


General Motors' Opel reorganises in Russia 16 Sep 14

Chris Wright

General Motors European Opel arm is shaking up operations in Russia to combat difficult market conditions which are "facing serious turbulence".


Tesla sees off Massachussetts dealer court case 16 Sep 14

Graeme Roberts

Luxury electric car maker Tesla has won a court battle in Massachusetts so it can sell cars direct to buyers without going through a traditional dealer.


Ford India to launch four new models 15 Sep 14

Graeme Roberts

Ford plans to release four new cars in India in the next 18 to 20 months.


China fines Chrysler and Audi for price fixing 12 Sep 14

Tony Pugliese

China's antitrust regulators on Thursday formally announced their first fines to foreign automakers for price fixing, following a widely reported and ongoing investigation into anti-monopolistic practices in the country’s automotive industry.


Mahindra conducts feasibility study of US market 12 Sep 14

Graeme Roberts

Mahindra and Mahindra is conducting early-stage feasibility studies on selling cars in the US.

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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