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COMMENT: 'Showing instruments' in West stand off?

There was no escaping it - the proverbial elephant in the room formed the backdrop to this week's Moscow Motor Show just as it had in St Pet...

COMMENT: What is normal in Russian maelstrom?

After weeks of what has seemed a phoney war of words between both sides, the stakes are starting to ramp up considerably between Russia and...

COMMENT: NUMSA rhetoric needs injection of hope

As sticking points go, South Africa's so-called 'peace clause' has proved exceptionally tricky to shift....

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...

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: Federal-Mogul CTO Gian Maria Olivetti 19 May 2014

Simon Warburton

Gian Maria Olivetti joned Federal-Mogul in 2007 as VP, pistons, rings and liners. He was previously at Fiat Group, where he was executive director, worldwide engines and transmissions, responsible for Iveco. He talked to Simon Warburton at Federal-Mogul's recent Media Technology Day at the company's Wiesbaden plant near Frankfurt about key elements of the business including legislation, the future of ICE engines, CO2 emissions and materials.

Latest News

AvtoVAZ mulls more component production 1 Sep 14

Simon Warburton

AvtoVAZ says it could generate a "couple of billion Roubles" in parts sales if it further leveraged its expertise in component manufacture.


Renault Russia wants 80% content as rouble tenses 29 Aug 14

Simon Warburton

Renault Russia says it is looking to up the localised content of its vehicles to 80% as the fallout from the current political turmoil involving Moscow and Ukraine continues to take its toll on the rouble.


SWEDEN: NEVS/Saab enters administration 28 Aug 14

Glenn Brooks

NEVS, which has been attempting to revive Saab, has announced that, while it fully intends to pay creditors, it has nonetheless entered administration so as "to create more time for negotiations" [with potential investors].


Russia auto sanctions 'massive impact': AEB 28 Aug 14

Simon Warburton

Imposition of import restrictions into Russia on the automotive sector would "massively impact" business and could lead to dealerships being swamped says a major industy body in the country.


Lear to acquire Eagle Ottawa 28 Aug 14

Dave Leggett

Lear has announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Eagle Ottawa.


Toyota advances plans to move 250 from Kentucky 27 Aug 14

Graeme Roberts

Toyota's US operations will move forward with the planning of a new facility on the York Township, MI campus of the Toyota Technical Center (TTC) to accommodate about 250 direct procurement positions currently based in Kentucky.

Latest blogs

Metering expectations 16 Jan 14

Simon Warburton

Huge sheets of ice are progressing in a stately manner down the Detroit River outside the Cobo and with forecast of snow this afternoon, it will feel more like Michigan in January than yesterday's almost balmy temperatures.


Swish Cobo kicks off Detroit show 14 Jan 14

Simon Warburton

My first Society of Automotive Analysts (SAA) Outlook Conference yesterday (12 January) afternoon in the renovated Cobo Center in downtown Detroit and a pretty impressive 150 delegates made the sessions lively and entertaining.

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