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VEHICLE ANALYSIS: 2015 Mazda CX-5 & future CUVs

Updated for 2015, the latest Euro 6-compliant Mazda6 has also had a mid-life facelift. A policy of short life cycles for major models is one...

VEHICLE ANALYSIS: 2016 Maserati Quattroporte

Sales of the Jaguar XJ might be stuck at saddening levels, but another 'old' brand is having much success with its own full sized luxury sal...

COMMENT: Time for Alfa - or Sergio - to go?

Alfa Romeo played a prominent role in the five-year plan announced by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles in May 2014. Bill Cawthon considers the weak...

VA: New product may tip Mazda over the 50K edge

In what is one of its busiest 'new product' years, Mazda UK is hoping the resulting sales may tip it back over into 50,000 territory as the...

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

Updated: FCA to start Jeep production in India 3 Jul 15

Chris Wright

Fiat Chrysler will spend $280m to build Jeeps in India from 2017 - through an expanded joint venture with Tata Motors - becuase it wants to almost to double the SUV brand’s 1m sales in 2014 by 2018.


China dealers thank BMW for support 3 Jul 15

Dave Leggett

BMW's Chinese dealers have thanked the company for its support in the face of slowing market demand at a meeting in Beijing.


GM India announces management changes 2 Jul 15

Graeme Roberts

General Motors India has announced organisational changes, creating new management positions as part of its "long-term growth commitment to the Indian market", according to president and managing director Arvind Saxena.


BYD stops exports to Russia 1 Jul 15

Tony Pugliese

Chinese automaker BYD has suspended exports to Russia, blaming the conflict with the Ukraine and the depressed Russian currency for its lack of sales.


Infrastructure and logistics make Brazil costly 30 Jun 15

Fernando Calmon

In a planning workshop conducted by local media group Automotive Business, analysis by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC)’s Brazilian subsidiary was troubling.


New head for Daimler/Foton truck joint venture 30 Jun 15

Graeme Roberts

With effect from 1 July 2015, Zhou Liang (48) will succeed Wu Yuejun (52) and become the new president and CEO of Beijing Foton Daimler Automotive (BFDA), the 50/50 joint venture between Daimler and truck manufacturer Foton.

Latest blogs

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?


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.

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