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ANALYSIS: Hyundai axes Veloster, goes after Toyota

It’s not often that a vehicle is killed off just days after just-auto drives it. The lack of a diesel engine did for the Hyundai Veloster in...

ANALYSIS: Future models for North America - Part 2

Part one of this two-part series concerned the major models the Detroit Three vehicle makers have up their sleeves for 2015. Now we take a l...

Review of 2014 (1)

It's still 2014, but not for much longer. In the global automotive business, plenty happened in 2014. Seasoned observer Dave Leggett offers...

ANALYSIS: Future models for North America - Part 1

The NAIAS in mid-January will mark the official start to the next wave of vehicle launches in the US. So what are the major OEMs readying fo...

Latest Interviews

Q&A with Tim Tozer, Vauxhall chief 10 Dec 2014

Dave Leggett

Tim Tozer, Chairman and Managing Director of Vauxhall, has been in post since February and is on a mission to redefine GM's UK-only volume brand. Dave Leggett recently caught up with him.


INTERVIEW: Paul Williams, CEO, SsangYong UK 28 Nov 2014

Dave Leggett

The head of the UK distribution arm of SsangYong tells Dave Leggett that he expects the Korean brand to double its UK sales in 2015, boosted by the impact of the upcoming small SUV, Tivoli.

Latest News

Alliance suspends orders for some cars in Russia 19 Dec 14

Graeme Roberts

Nissan Motor and Renault have stopped taking orders for some cars in Russia and could raise prices on others if the ruble's plunge continues, alliance chief executive Carlos Ghosn said.


Brazil fleet may top 106m vehicles in 20 years 19 Dec 14

Fernando Calmon

A study by auto industry lobby group Anfavea on the evolution of the Brazilian market for the next 20 years, presented at a recent Harvard Business School (HBS) seminar in São Paulo, attracted considerable interest from companies eyeing the local market.


Volvo to demo connected car-cyclist technology 19 Dec 14

Graeme Roberts

In what the partners say is "a ground-breaking collaboration", Volvo Cars, protective gravity sports gear manufacturer POC and Ericsson will present an innovative safety technology connecting drivers and cyclists for the first time ever at the International CES in Las Vegas (6-9 January 2015).


GENEVA 2015 DEBUTS: Lotus Evora facelift 19 Dec 14

Glenn Brooks

It might not be taking place until March, but the first cars to be making their global debuts at the next Geneva motor show have been announced.


Geely earnings hit by Russia crisis 19 Dec 14

Tony Pugliese

China’s Geely Automobile Holdings saw its Hong Kong listed shares drop by over 20% this week after it told regulators that net earnings for the year are expected to decline by 50% due to the economic crisis in Russia.


New York Taxi of Tomorrow programme starts in Apri 19 Dec 14

Graeme Roberts

New York City’s Taxi & Limousine Commission (TLC) has set 20 April, 2015, as the start date for the Taxi of Tomorrow programme which calls for most retiring taxis to be replaced with the Nissan NV200 and will significantly increase the number of wheelchair accessible taxis in the fleet.

Latest blogs

Four years with a Voltwagen 2 Dec 14

Graeme Roberts

This is one of the more interesting long-term tests I've read in a while as a former sell-side analyst turned technology and auto reviewer in the US reports on four years of life with General Motors' Chevrolet Volt - aka the Opel/Vauxhall Ampera.


What does a Chinese premium brand car consumer look like? 27 Nov 14

Dave Leggett

Well, on average, male and 33.5 years of age, with average annual household income of $175,000. There's some interesting stuff here in a survey of 800 premium brand car customers in China carried out by the Hurun Research Institute.

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