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COMMENT: Nissan looks for top UEFA bang for buck

It's not hard to see why Nissan was so keen to replace Ford as UEFA's automotive partner in its four-year Champions League sponsorship deal,...

PRODUCT EYE: Audi RS Q3

It was a record March and first quarter for Audi, globally and in Britain. To stay ahead of BMW and Mercedes-Benz, more crossovers, includin...

PRODUCT EYE: Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

Mitsubishi Motors UK's MD is making a bold claim for a brand which retailed 2,700 passenger vehicles in Q1: he wants to sell 3,000-10,000 un...

PRODUCT EYE: i10 crucial to Hyundai's EU ambitions

Six months on from its global debut at the Frankfurt motor show, the Hyundai is making waves in Europe and India’s A segment hatchback marke...

Latest Interviews

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.


INTERVIEW: Yoo Il Lee, SsangYong president & CEO 31 Mar 2014

Glenn Brooks

Yoo Il Lee, a former senior executive with Hyundai Motor, came out of retirement three years ago to run SsangYong Motor, having been appointed by a bankruptcy court. The now profitable firm has ambitious plans, Glenn Brooks hears.

Latest News

Toyota Mississippi exports first Corollas 23 Apr 14

Graeme Roberts

Toyota has begun exporting Corollas built at its Mississippi plant for the first time.


CHINA: Geely future model plans revealed 22 Apr 14

Glenn Brooks

A document listing details of Geely Auto future models has been published on the firm's website. It also shows an imminent, dramatic cull of existing cars.


Ford revives Escort nameplate for China 22 Apr 14

Graeme Roberts

Ford has revived the long-serving Escort nameplate for a new model built and sold, initially at least, in China.


Ford launches seven seat 'concept' SUV 22 Apr 14

Graeme Roberts

Ford's apparently production ready Everest Concept previews a medium, seven-seat off-road SUV to be added to the automaker's range in China and other Asia-Pacific and emerging markets.


Geely Auto unveils single brand strategy 22 Apr 14

Dave Leggett

Geely Automobile Holdings has announced its new brand in Beijing. The company also unveiled the Emgrand Cross concept PHEV, a concept car designed to showcase "its deepening research and expertise in new energy vehicles and new design language".


Ford to launch Lincoln in China 17 Apr 14

Graeme Roberts

Ford is to take its premium Lincoln brand to China with an eye on buyers who currently choose Audi, BMW and Mercedes.

Latest blogs

Car dealers bad for customers? 26 Mar 14

Graeme Roberts

In the inbox this afternoon. Car dealerships are a bad deal for customers.


How to nick three new Kias 14 Jan 14

Graeme Roberts

A tale of Kia thievery in the papers today.

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