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THE WEEK THAT WAS: What's a Waku Waku tailgate?

We put Tata Motors' Land Rover's Range Rover Evoque under the microscope this past week, asking how long the model, just mid-life facelifted...

ANALYSIS: VW & Toyota losing the SUV race in China

The Chinese vehicle market might not be surging but sales of crossovers and SUVs certainly are, registrations rising by 54% (YoY) in March....

PRODUCT EYE: Subaru Impreza

Thanks to a greatly improved yen-sterling exchange rate, Subaru's UK importer is now bringing in the Impreza once more. It might be a little...

Toyota's plant and product engineering revamp

Toyota has had its fair share of problems to contend with in recent years. However, there are now signs that the company is raising its glob...

Latest Interviews

Briefing: Vehicle connectivity technologies (1) 10 Apr 2015

Cat Dow

The wave of advanced vehicle connectivity technologies coming to vehicles embrace a number of interlinked elements, from seamless personal connectivity, to driver assistance systems (and autonomous vehicle control), intelligent transport systems, on-board telematics and the changing human machine interface itself inside the vehicle. In this month's management briefing we talk to OEMs and examine key aspects of the connectivity revolution coming down the line. In this first instalment, Cat Dow speaks with Volvo Car's Petter Hörling about its priorities in the connected car area.


INTERVIEW: Carl Bayliss, head of Infiniti UK 5 Feb 2015

Glenn Brooks

Carl Bayliss recently returned to his homeland after a decade in Hong Kong. He is the new country manager for Infiniti UK, responsible for all business activities including Sales, Marketing and Network Development.

Latest News

BREAKING NEWS: Piëch quits Volkswagen board 25 Apr 15

Glenn Brooks

Ferdinand Piëch has resigned suddenly from his position as chairman of the 20-person Supervisory Board of Volkswagen AG.


FKG Iran visit 'excedes expecations' 24 Apr 15

Simon Warburton

Scandinavian supplier association, FKG, says its visit to Iran this week has "exceeded" expectations as Tehran anxiously waits to see if current draconian international economic sanctions are lifted or not in June.


Gas prices slow compact sales, Ford axes a shift 24 Apr 15

Graeme Roberts

Lower petrol prices in the United States has reduced demand so Ford is reducing output of compact and compact hybrid model by cutting a shift and laying off 700 workers.


Volvo to target Asia-Pacific from China 24 Apr 15

Tony Pugliese

Volvo Cars China (VCC) will take on a leading role in the Asia-Pacific region in an effort to grow the brand’s sales.


VW, Great Wall may collaborate on low-cost SUVs 24 Apr 15

Tony Pugliese

Volkswagen is considering collaborating with China's Great Wall Motors on new entry-level models for China, according to reports in Germany.


Hyundai Motor reports profit decline again 24 Apr 15

Dave Leggett

Hyundai Motor has reported profit a decline in earnings for the fifth consecutive quarter on slower sales and currency effects.

Latest blogs

Range Rover Evoque's Chinese clone 21 Apr 15

Dave Leggett

Jiangling brand Landwind is causing waves at Shanghai with its X7 SUV that bears a very strong resemblance to Land Rover's hugely successful Range Rover Evoque.


"Difficult and beautiful" in Russia 19 Mar 15

Simon Warburton

Despite fears numbers would be down, this year's Russian Automotive Forum (RAF) kicked off in Moscow with a healthy attendance that belied the undoubted economic challenges the country faces.

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