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VEHICLE ANALYSIS: BMW X4

The sales target might be modest but there's no denying the ability of BMW's newest model, the Macan and Evoque-challenging X4....

No political football for new Business Minister

Much like supporting a football team, just when you think it's all going swimmingly and your club's in for a period of stability - and hopef...

THE WEEK THAT WAS: Roasting in Kia's Mojave oven

Memo to self - be a little less facetious. Put 'off on a desert safari' in my Skype status to explain my absence and was greeted on return w...

COMMENT: NUMSA should end constant state of war

Is the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) interested in promoting its members' conditions and working with employers in...

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

SA pay settlement leak blamed on all sides 23 Jul 14

Simon Warburton

South Africa's Metal and Engineering Industries Bargaining Council [MEIBC], is apportioning blame on all sides for the leaking of pay settlement details to end the country's crippling month-long strike.


Peace clause vital to SA strike resolution: MIBCO 23 Jul 14

Simon Warburton

South African component representatives are stressing the vital nature of the country's so-called 'peace clause' that appears to be the sticking point in the country's delicate search to find a solution to the four-week old metalworking strike.


Renault to supply LCV to Fiat 23 Jul 14

Graeme Roberts

Renault and Fiat have signed an agreement under which Renault will supply Fiat with a light commercial vehicle based on a Renault platform.


UAW cites 1776 Constitution as Local 42 takes off 22 Jul 14

Simon Warburton

America's powerful UAW union is citing the country's 1776 Constitution as the basis for establishing its Local 42 body in Tennessee, but is voicing fears the new grouping could come under political pressure.


SA strike talks stall on future negotiation method 22 Jul 14

Simon Warburton

Talks to end South Africa's month-old metalworking strike have broken up today (22 July) as employers and unions consider new proposals to put an end to the four-week old strike affecting automakers.


UAW aims for Works Council with Tennessee Local 42 22 Jul 14

Simon Warburton

UAW officials say they expect Volkswagen to recognise its new Local 42 grouping at the German automaker's Chattanooga, Tennessee, plant imminently, following its recent formation.

Latest blogs

Toyota working on hover cars 11 Jun 14

Glenn Brooks

Speaking at a Bloomberg summit in San Francisco, a Toyota engineer has disclosed an advanced engineering project for cars which would hover just above roads.


DIY Caterham assembly 10 Jun 14

Dave Leggett

It's around this time of the year that I get envy attacks when spotting Caterham drivers enjoying themselves in the open air.

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