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THE WEEK THAT WAS: Trouble in Tianjin

Our updates of the auto situation in Tianjin, following the massive explosions in the Chinese port city, have attracted a lot of reader inte...

ANALYSIS: Mégane GT 220 & future Renaults

The GT200 Sport Tourer version of Renault's B32 series Mégane is that rare thing - a small estate that brings a smile to the driver's face....

VEHICLE ANALYSIS: 2016 Land Rover Discovery & L462

It might be more than a decade old but the Discovery is still one of the best four by fours that money can buy - constant development, inclu...

Jakarta Auto Show Report

The 2015 Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show got underway yesterday at the shiny new Indonesian Convention and Exhibition centre in B...

Latest Interviews

Kia UK MD on how to raise brand pricing 23 Jul 2015

Glenn Brooks

In the second of a two-part Q&A, Paul Philpott reveals when Kia will launch a B-crossover, how he won't rule out one day outselling Toyota, and the secret of how a cheap cars brand became one now selling GBP40,000-plus models.


Q&A: Kia MD sees 100,000 sales in UK 23 Jul 2015

Glenn Brooks

There years ago this month Paul Philpott became the managing director of Kia Motors for the UK and Ireland. This followed a stint at Kia Motors Europe (KME) in Frankfurt and prior to that, senior roles at Ford of Britain and Toyota GB.

Latest News

UPDATED IAA debuts list: smart & VW Golf updates 28 Aug 15

Glenn Brooks

Daimler and Volkswagen have announced further motor show world premieres for the 2015 Frankfurt IAA.


Honda sets China production record in July 28 Aug 15

Graeme Roberts

Honda Motor automobile production in Japan in July 2015 fell year-on-year for the 12th consecutive month but output in regions outside Japan rose for the fifth consecutive month, setting a record for the month. This included record July production in North America, the US, Asia and an all-time record in China.


Toyota Europe updates Yaris again 28 Aug 15

Graeme Roberts

Toyota will launch a minor update of its European Yaris line at the Frankfurt show next month. Sales have risen from about 144,000 units in 2011 to an expected 200,000-plus in 2015 while its share of the B segment is up from 4.1% to an anticipated 6.6%.


BMW launches smartphone wireless charging 28 Aug 15

Graeme Roberts

A snap-in wireless charging adapter is now available as a BMW accessory. It also functions as a stable storage system for the mobile phone.


Wraps come off fourth generation Kia Sportage 27 Aug 15

Graeme Roberts

Hyundai Motors affiliate Kia Motors has released the first 'official' exterior images of the redesigned, fourth generation Sportage. The medium size SUV will make its global debut at the Frankfurt show on 15 September.


Toyota restarts Tianjin site after port inferno 27 Aug 15

Simon Warburton

Toyota says it will gradually restart production at its Tianjin plant tomorrow (28 August) following the devastating explosion in the nearby port, which killed at least 121 people and destroyed a possible 10,000 cars.

Latest blogs

Chinese currency devaluation: is it significant? 12 Aug 15

Dave Leggett

In the last two days, the Chinese yuan has lost around 3% of its value and that has made headlines. Is it really very significant?


Wind, fire and then locusts? 4 Aug 15

Graeme Roberts

As one who has worked 'down in parts' in a previous life I have not a little sympathy for the warehouse and counter men and women at Hyundai Motor Company Australia's spare parts operation.

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