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ANALYSIS: Thailand targets EVs for future growth

The Thai government has identified electric vehicles (EVs) as the next growth segment for its automotive industry and looks to be in the pro...

VEHICLE ANALYSIS: WRX & Subaru's SGP architecture

Infamous as the ATM ram raiders' getaway vehicle of choice, the WRX STI brings Subaru lots of welcome and unwelcome publicity. For all that,...

THE WEEK THAT WAS: Minding the shop

This week it was, for once, my turn to stay back and mind the shop while colleagues scurried hither and yon to bring you news and interviews...

VEHICLE ANALYSIS: 2015 Mazda CX-5 & future CUVs

Updated for 2015, the latest Euro 6-compliant Mazda6 has also had a mid-life facelift. A policy of short life cycles for major models is one...

Latest Interviews

Q&A: Volvo XC90 chief engineer Håkan Ivarsson 2 Jul 2015

Glenn Brooks

Volvo Cars' technical director for the 90 Cluster models opens up about the development of the XC90. Plus, what's coming for two VCC architectures: SPA for medium and large vehicles, and the smaller Geely-Volvo CMA.


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

Ford Sollers starts production of upgraded Focus 8 Jul 15

Dave Leggett

Ford Sollers, Ford's Russian joint venture, has started production of the revised and facelifted Ford Focus at its Vsevolozhsk plant close to St. Petersburg.


FRANCE: PSA confirms future DS model for Mulhouse 7 Jul 15

Glenn Brooks

PSA Peugeot Citroën has told the media that it intends to manufacture a new DS model at its Mulhouse plant in eastern France, commencing in 2018.


JLR in talks for Eastern Europe plant 6 Jul 15

Dave Leggett

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) is reportedly in talks that could result in a new manufacturing plant in Eastern Europe.


New Honda chief sets out vision 6 Jul 15

Chris Wright

Honda’s new president and chief executive officer, Takahiro Hachigo, has unveiled his future vision for the company with the advancement of a six region, global operation structure, including the start of production in Africa for the first time.


Honda Swindon plant to export Type R to Japan 6 Jul 15

Graeme Roberts

Honda Motor Company CEO, Takahiro Hachigo, on Monday (6 July) said the latest British built, Civic Type R five door hatchback would be exported to Japan with the first cars reaching showrooms this autumn.


Updated: FCA to start Jeep production in India 3 Jul 15

Chris Wright

Fiat Chrysler will spend $280m to build Jeeps in India from 2017 - through an expanded joint venture with Tata Motors - becuase it wants to almost to double the SUV brand’s 1m sales in 2014 by 2018.

Latest blogs

Cadillac's dramatic Lexus RX rival - first pics 26 Jun 15

Glenn Brooks

The replacement for the Cadillac SRX has been photographed in production form. Could this be the most convincing vehicle yet for the brand's sometimes overly edgy design?


GM Luton plant site redevelopment slow 2 Jun 15

Graeme Roberts

What to do with an old vehicle plant site once last units have been shipped and the buildings bowled?

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