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THE WEEK THAT WAS: Mitsubishi throws in US towel

The big news on just-auto this week was Mitsubishi Motors finally calling time on US manufacturing....

COMMENT: McLaren comes of age

Now in its fifth year, McLaren's road car company is a success in its own right. Just as well, given the performance of the Formula 1 team.....

ANALYSIS: Kia 'thinks globally, acts locally'

One of the major reasons for Kia's phenomenal rise in recent years is its ability to produce specific models in and for the markets where th...

ANALYSIS: New Corsa VXR & future Opels/Vauxhalls

GM Europe's Mokka is one of the most successful B-SUVs in the region, but does that mean that few people are interested in a pricey Corsa? N...

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

Buyers best the analysts in US July sales 4 Aug 15

Bill Cawthon

Americans flocked to dealer lots in July, snapping up more than 1.5m cars and trucks, an increase of 5.3% from July 2014, well above analyst forecasts.


SMMT urges Calais crisis end as freight stuck 4 Aug 15

Simon Warburton

UK automotive body, The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) is calling for the current crisis engulfing the Port of Calais to be resolved quickly as component supply becomes ever-more problematic.


BMW pushes against headwinds with some records 4 Aug 15

Graeme Roberts

BMW Group booked record revenues and sales volumes in the second quarter of 2015 while profit before financial result (EBIT) for the first half beat EUR5bn for the first time.


Toyota quarterly profit up 10% 4 Aug 15

Dave Leggett

Toyota's latest quarter profits were up 10% on last year, boosted by a weak yen and cost reductions. However, the positive result came in spite of the company seeing lower overall unit sales in the quarter. It also warned on the outlook for sales in China.


South Korea domestic sales rise in July 4 Aug 15

Tony Pugliese

Domestic sales by South Korea’s five main automakers increased by 5.4% to 135,312 units in July, from 128,338 units in the same month of last year, according to data released individually by the vehicle manufacturers.


NHTSA investigates Harman car radios for hacking 4 Aug 15

Graeme Roberts

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is investigating Harman car radios, following a recall by Fiat Chrysler of 1.4m cars and trucks due to a hacking vulnerability.

Latest blogs

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.


Mixed developments in global vehicle markets 4 Aug 15

Dave Leggett

'Make hay while the sun shines' is an old saying that underlines the importance of making the most of clement conditions while you can, for tomorrow, weather conditions may not be so favourable.

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