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THE WEEK THAT WAS: Carlos sharpens the knife

PSA's Carlos Tavares wasted little time getting his feet under the CEO's table before announcing he was getting the pruning knife out to hac...

THE WEEK THAT WAS: The bubble car returns

There's a tale told that Leonard Lord, head of British Motor Corporation (the merged Austin and Morris post-war), eyed Isetta bubble cars an...

PRODUCT EYE: Audi RS Q3

It was a record March and first quarter for Audi, globally and in Britain. To stay ahead of BMW and Mercedes-Benz, more crossovers, includin...

PRODUCT EYE: Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

Mitsubishi Motors UK's MD is making a bold claim for a brand which retailed 2,700 passenger vehicles in Q1: he wants to sell 3,000-10,000 un...

Latest Interviews

INTERVIEW: Yoo Il Lee, SsangYong president & CEO 31 Mar 2014

Glenn Brooks

Yoo Il Lee, a former senior executive with Hyundai Motor, came out of retirement three years ago to run SsangYong Motor, having been appointed by a bankruptcy court. The now profitable firm has ambitious plans, Glenn Brooks hears.


INTERVIEW: VW Rus director Marcus Osegowitsch 20 Mar 2014

Simon Warburton

Marcus Osegowitsch is general director, Volkswagen Group Rus and Simon Warburton caught up with him on the sidelines of this year's Russian Automotive Forum organised by Adam Smith Conferences in Moscow.

Latest News

Ford opens northeast Brazil’s first engine plant 24 Apr 14

Graeme Roberts

After spending BRL400m/US$180m, Ford has just opened the first engine plant in Brazil's northeast region with capacity for 210,000 engines a year and 300 new jobs.


VW leaves representation door open at Chattanooga 24 Apr 14

Simon Warburton

Volkswagen is leaving open the door to "representation" for its Tennessee employees following the UAW's decision to withdraw its appeal with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), relating to what it referred to as interference in elections for the automaker's Chattanooga workers.


UK car and engine output rises in March 24 Apr 14

Tony Lewis

New models from Nissan (Qashqai) and BMW's Mini (redesigned hatchback) helped boost UK car production by 12% in March to 142,158 units.


New Fiat to be made in Tychy - Deputy PM 23 Apr 14

Graeme Roberts

A new Fiat model will be made at the company's plant in Tychy, Poland, Deputy Prime Minister Janusz Piechocinski said.


Toyota Kirloskar workers back on the line 23 Apr 14

Graeme Roberts

Toyota Kirloskar Motor employees have returned to work at two plants, their union said.


Toyota adds Chinese hybrid capacity 23 Apr 14

Tony Lewis

Toyota, the global leader in hybrid vehicles, will start to source hybrid components in China for its locally produced Corolla and Levin models from next year rather than import them from Japan.

Latest blogs

Spring issue of Lotus Engineering's proActive 14 Apr 14

Dave Leggett

The latest issue of Lotus Engineering's proActive is out.


Watch the new BMW X4 being built 1 Apr 14

Glenn Brooks

This three and a bit minutes video takes you inside the soon to be expanded plant where BMW makes the new X4.

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