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ANALYSIS: GM gets serious about Cadillac

Despite Cadillac being a serial underachiever outside North America, GM is investing heavily in its one would-be global luxury vehicle divis...

Emerging markets in trouble (1)

In the full year 2014, Argentina, Brazil, India, Russia, Thailand & Turkey are set to become an even greater drag on global light vehicle ma...

Regulatory concerns grow in China

There's something going on in China that could weaken the outlook for margins and profitability in what has been a major source of profitabi...


Alhambra sales were up 19% worldwide in the first half of 2014, making it SEAT’s second most improved model after the León. This has also gi...

Latest Interviews

INTERVIEW: Tim Tozer, Vauxhall's new chief 11 Aug 2014

Chris Wright

The appointment of a non-GM person reflects the way the US giant is moving as is the way it has dealt with the recall crisis in the US.

INTERVIEW: Tesla UK country manager Georg Ell 31 Jul 2014

Glenn Brooks

With a background in IT and start-ups, Georg Ell isn't your typical car company boss. But he seems a perfect fit in his role as UK and Ireland country manager for Tesla Motors.

Latest News

Volvo "step closer" to zero deaths with new site 22 Aug 14

Simon Warburton

Sweden's opening of the AstaZero proving ground near Gothenburg yesterday (21 August) will bring Volvo "a step closer" maintains the automaker to its ambitious goal by 2020 of no-one in one of the manufacturer's new cars being killed or seriously injured.

Moscow confirms scrappage revival "under question" 22 Aug 14

Simon Warburton

Russia's Ministry of Industry and Trade is confirming it is mulling reintroducing a scrappage scheme in a bid to reverse the alarming plunge in auto sales.

Strikes hit Hyundai and Kia 22 Aug 14

Tony Lewis

A four-hour strike over wage reforms stopped production at Hyundai and Kia factories on Friday.

Infiniti adds three models to new factory output 22 Aug 14

Tony Lewis

Nissan's upmarket Infiniti brand will build three smaller models on a shared Daimler platform at the factory the two companies are building in Aguascalientes.

Lifan agrees to build plant in Russia 22 Aug 14

Tony Pugliese

China's Lifan Industry (Group) Co Ltd said it has signed an agreement to build a vehicle assembly plant in Russia, as part of what the company says is its expansion strategy into global markets.


Glenn Brooks

CDMS 2014, the 17th Chengdu motor show, takes place on 28 August. The following list continues to be updated as manufacturers announce world premieres.

Latest blogs

Tesla Model S reliability 31 Jul 14

Glenn Brooks

With RHD Tesla cars only going on sale in the UK in recent weeks, it's way too early to be talking about the ownership experience. But in the US, it's a different story.

Sir Nick Scheele's career highlight - in his own words 21 Jul 14

Dave Leggett

Tributes are flowing in for Nick Scheele who has passed away, aged 70.

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