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ANALYSIS: Future models for North America - Part 1

The NAIAS in mid-January will mark the official start to the next wave of vehicle launches in the US. So what are the major OEMs readying fo...

VEHICLE ANALYSIS: MY2015 Volvo V60 Polestar

Yes, it's thirsty but the straight-six under the bonnet of the new V60 Polestar is Volvo's best sounding engine yet. Even better than the sa...

ANALYSIS: Opel-Vauxhall and Buick's shared future

GM's Europe-based brands are plotting what could be a major reversal of fortunes. It's all about new cars, extra models and an ever-closer a...

THE WEEK THAT WAS: Lexus concedes to Germany

An intriguing yet realistic admission from the chief of Lexus Europe this week - the Germans can't be beat so the Toyota luxury brand will t...

Latest Interviews

Q&A with Magna Closures 28 Nov 2014

Matthew Beecham

Magna Closures designs, engineers and manufactures a range of vehicle closure modules, systems and components for the automotive industry. In this interview, Matthew Beecham spoke to David O'Connell, Vice President – Global Engineering and R&D, Magna Mirrors & Magna Closures about the company’s SmartLatch, PureView sliding window and how it strikes a balance between providing a door which improves side-crash safety yet reduces overall vehicle weight.


Q&A with Magna Mirrors 27 Nov 2014

Matthew Beecham

Magna Mirrors is the world’s largest producer of automotive mirror systems and a major supplier of engineered glass systems and door handles. In this interview, Matthew Beecham spoke to David O'Connell, Vice President – Global Engineering and R&D, Magna Mirrors & Magna Closures about the auto-dimming and power-folding mirror markets and the increasing use of cameras on cars.

Latest News

DETROIT 2015 DEBUTS: Cadillac CTS-V & Lexus GS F 17 Dec 14

Glenn Brooks

Various world premieres for the 2015 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) have been announced, and others will follow. Ongoing updates are being made to the list ahead of the 12 & 13 January media preview days.


Nissan licences detection technology for Hitachi 16 Dec 14

Simon Warburton

Nissan says it has licenced its Around View Monitor and Moving Object Detection (MOD) technology, jointly developed with Clarion for use by Hitachi Construction Machinery


JLR research removes blind spots 15 Dec 14

Chris Wright

Allowing drivers a 360-degree view around their vehicle is one of the latest projects under research at Tata Motors-owned Jaguar.


Infineon and UMC extend semiconductor partnership 15 Dec 14

Graeme Roberts

Semiconductor manufacturer Infineon Technologies and United Microelectronics Corporation have extended their manufacturing partnership into power semiconductors for automotive applications.


Disrupting future mobility at Renault 11 Dec 14

Roger Stansfield

Housed deep within the Renault Technocentre to the west of Paris is a group whose role is to create 'disruptive' future mobility concepts.


Volvo working on three cylinder engine 11 Dec 14

Chris Wright

Volvo has confirmed that it is developing its first lightweight, three cylinder, petrol engine.

Latest blogs

Watch Volvo's next XC90 get rolled, and rolled 28 Nov 14

Glenn Brooks

We all remember that video of the outgoing XC90 being rolled SEVEN times and no crushing of the roof. To me, it's been the gold standard of safe cars ever since.


Just what is Audi's LA auto show concept? 5 Nov 14

Glenn Brooks

Audi's new head of Design offers some clues about his inspiration for the brand's LA show concept in a new video.

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