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ANALYSIS: Can Evoque remain JLR’s golden goose?

It's the car that created what must surely be the most profitable vehicle segment since the original Range Rover. Now, as the Evoque reaches...


Porsche's Europe-wide sales are by 43% so far this year. The addition of the Macan is obviously a big factor but so too is the firm's policy...

VEHICLE ANALYSIS: MY2015 Range Rover Hybrid

It’s 120kg heavier than its equivalent SDV6 variants, yet averages 30+mpg in the real world with 26% fewer emissions of CO2. It will glide i...

Briefing: 48V mild hybrids (3)

Moving to a 48V architecture in hybrid and electric vehicles offers plenty of promise. It provides about four times the energy recuperation...

Latest Interviews

Briefing: Vehicle connectivity technologies (1) 10 Apr 2015

Cat Dow

The wave of advanced vehicle connectivity technologies coming to vehicles embrace a number of interlinked elements, from seamless personal connectivity, to driver assistance systems (and autonomous vehicle control), intelligent transport systems, on-board telematics and the changing human machine interface itself inside the vehicle. In this month's management briefing we talk to OEMs and examine key aspects of the connectivity revolution coming down the line. In this first instalment, Cat Dow speaks with Volvo Car's Petter Hörling about its priorities in the connected car area.

Q&A with TMD Friction 8 Apr 2015

Matthew Beecham

TMD Friction is a major manufacturer of brake products for the automotive industry, producing one million brake friction products per day. Matthew Beecham talked with TMD Friction’s Director Strategic Planning & Marketing OE, Dirk Brieke about trends in the brake friction market, its copper-free high performance brake pads and CV-Light Plate for commercial vehicles.

Latest News

Shanghai show debuts list updated 17 Apr 15

Glenn Brooks

Manufacturers continue to announce world premieres for Auto Shanghai 2015.

Denso expands North America R&D to heavy CVs 16 Apr 15

Chris Wright

Denso is expanding its North American research and development capabilities to include heavy duty and commercial vehicles, establishing a cross-functional team of market research, product engineering, and researchers.

US: GM slashes Cadillac ELR price, increases range 15 Apr 15

Glenn Brooks

General Motors has announced a revised Cadillac ELR. The 2016 model year edition of this slow-selling plug-in series hybrid is now US$9,000 cheaper than it was at launch.

GKN claims world first for integrated FCA AWD 14 Apr 15

Graeme Roberts

UK based GKN Driveline on Tuesday announced it had become the first Tier One supplier to deliver a complete all wheel drive (AWD) system to a vehicle manufacturer.

Safety systems next big thing for used buyers? 14 Apr 15

Graeme Roberts

Lane departure, blind spot monitoring and intelligent braking systems are set to become the next 'essential options' in executive cars and potentially important if residual values (RVs) are to be maximised here in the UK, used car valuation specialist Glass's said.

Mini to reveal Augmented Vision glasses 13 Apr 15

Graeme Roberts

BMW's Mini brand will next week demonstrate how a connected car can transmit information to eyewear at Auto Shanghai 2015 which opens to media on 20 April.

Latest blogs

The 'drone taxi' and possible future Uber 'paradox' 9 Feb 15

Dave Leggett

Does it make sense for Uber to be very interested in the business opportunity presented by taking the driver out of the cab?

EVs' dark side: Two sides of the coin for electric vehicles 23 Dec 14

Dave Leggett

There's a useful reminder in a recent study of the two sides of the coin that come with 'zero-emission vehicles'.

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