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VEHICLE ANALYSIS: BMW i8

If you like being looked at, you will love the i8. It turns the heads of seemingly everyone who sees you on the road, and even more so in ca...

VEHICLE ANALYSIS: Renault Twingo

The name remains but in every other way, Renault’s Twingo is truly all-new. This is also the first model to use Edison, a rear-engined, rear...

VEHICLE ANALYSIS: 2014 Toyota Land Cruiser

Known as the Prado in Asia-Pacific, Toyota Motor Europe's Land Cruiser is the second biggest SUV sold in this region. It's not cheap, but it...

THE WEEK THAT WAS: Big fish eaten by bigger fish

The big news this week was the long-expected announcement ZF would swallow TRW whole, re-establishing the respected chassis systems and safe...

Latest Interviews

INTERVIEW: Anne Ruthmann, Citroën C4 Cactus PM 8 Jul 2014

Glenn Brooks

Citroën C4 Cactus Chef de Projet Anne Ruthmann answers questions on key suppliers, lightweight technology, sales prospects and other topics.


Q&A with David Lindley, SAIC's UK tech centre MD 16 Jun 2014

Dave Leggett

SAIC Motor technical Centre UK SMTC UK works on designing, developing and engineering advanced new vehicle and powertrain products for SAIC, one of the world's largest automotive manufacturers and owner of the MG brand. Dave Leggett interviewed SMTC UK's managing director David Lindley.

Latest News

Ford Canada adding 1,000 jobs at Oakville 1 Oct 14

Graeme Roberts

Ford is hiring about 1,000 hourly workers for its Oakville, Ontario, plant in Canada.


Suzuki ramps up Thai exports, targets Europe 1 Oct 14

Graeme Roberts

Suzuki Motor’s Thai unit is ramping up its export drive as the domestic market continues to spiral lower.


Renault Sandouville adds commercial vehicles 1 Oct 14

Graeme Roberts

Renault's Sandouville plant, which this year celebrates its half-century, is producing commercial vehicles for the first time.


GM halts St Petersburg assembly again 1 Oct 14

Graeme Roberts

General Motors has suspended car assembly operations at its St. Petersburg, Russia, plant for the third time this year, and plans a fourth shutdown.


BMW's Rolls-Royce adds 100 permanent jobs 1 Oct 14

Graeme Roberts

BMW's Rolls-Royce has completed a recruitment campaign hiring workers for 100 new permanent jobs.


JLR to start Brazil assembly with Discovery Sport? 30 Sep 14

Fernando Calmon

Local rumour suggests Tata Motors' Land Rover will kick-start production at its new manufacturing plant in Itatiaia, 110 miles west-northwest of Rio de Janeiro City, in 2016 with the new Discovery Sport, to be unveiled at the Paris show this week.

Latest blogs

Rule Britannia 6 Aug 14

Graeme Roberts

It really does get tiresome when some (deep breath, choose words carefully) 'uninformed' person tells me the UK doesn't have a car industry any more. We do, albeit mostly foreign owned.


Badge snobbery in China 30 Jul 14

Dave Leggett

Ah, the old chestnut of the promise of the automotive brand, the core brand values and what the brand says about the driver.

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