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THE WEEK THAT WAS: More musical chairs

After last week's news concerning top Nissan/Infiniti executive Andy Palmer's move to Aston Martin, came another shift - a BMW German region...

ANALYSIS: Mercedes-Benz future model plans

Today's media release from Daimler is official confirmation that the Mercedes-Benz passenger cars division will leverage multiple architectu...

VEHICLE ANALYSIS: Porsche Panamera 4S

The name is the same but Porsche's latest Panamera 4S loses its normally aspirated V8 and gains a biturbo V6 that's not only more powerful b...

COMMENT: Post Soviet unions no zest for strikes

One of the aspects that genuinely surprised me about the recent visit to Russia organised by Renault and AvtoVAZ was the almost complete abs...

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

General Motors' Opel reorganises in Russia 16 Sep 14

Chris Wright

General Motors European Opel arm is shaking up operations in Russia to combat difficult market conditions which are "facing serious turbulence".

Toyota stalls on Mexico plant plans 16 Sep 14

Chris Wright

Toyota has paused plans for a new assembly plant in Mexico after company president Akio Toyoda called for a review of the North American market.

GM adjudicator OKs 19 ignition death claims 16 Sep 14

Graeme Roberts

General Motors has so far agreed a compensation payout to families of 19 people killed in its cars in crashes related to faulty ignition switches.

Avtovaz to spend US$2.62bn on technology, models 16 Sep 14

Graeme Roberts

Avtovaz plans to spend RUB100bn (US$2.62bn) modernising technology and updating its model range in the next three years, OAO Avtovaz president Bo Andersson told a business forum.

Honda and Takata aware of airbag problem from 2004 16 Sep 14

Graeme Roberts

Honda and Takata were aware of airbag inflator problems since 2004, a media report said.

PARIS DEBUTS: Renault EOLAB concept 16 Sep 14

Glenn Brooks

The media preview days of the 2014 Paris Mondial de l'Automobile will be 2 & 3 October. The following list continues to be updated as manufacturers announce world premieres.

Latest blogs

The 'vette that snitches on the valet 9 Sep 14

Graeme Roberts

In a pleasing variation of authority using cameras to spy on car drivers, General Motors has come up with a car camera that can be a nosey parker on the valet parker entrusted with the keys to your pride and joy.

2015 Ford Mustang: 8m 'likes' on Facebook 29 Aug 14

Dave Leggett

The original 1960s fastback Mustang is one of my all-time favourite car designs.

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