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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

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.

A3 launch will be a game changer says Audi India 21 Jul 14

Chris Wright

Audi is banking on its upcoming A3 sedan to increase its market share in the Indian market when it is launched next month.

Germans strengthen Korea used car business 14 Jul 14

Graeme Roberts

German automakers are strengthening their respective used car businesses in South Korea as demand for their luxury brands continues to soar and as the number of cars in circulation increases.

UMW Toyota Motor opens upgraded 3S centre 11 Jul 14

Dave Leggett

UMW Toyota Motor has marked another milestone in its successful history with the opening of its latest upgraded 3S centre in Tawau, Sabah.

PSA and Banque Santander sign agreement 11 Jul 14

Dave Leggett

Following exclusive negotiations entered into on 19 February, PSA Peugeot Citroën and Banque PSA Finance have announced the signing of a binding Framework Agreement with Santander Consumer Finance (Santander CF), the consumer finance division of Banco Santander, which will establish a partnership between the two groups in 11 countries.

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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