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COMMENT: FKG keeps ears on the track in Gothenburg

Last week saw Scandinavian automotive supplier body FKG's Annual Forum in Gothenburg, bringing together more than 400 component producers, p...

COMMENT: Sweden looks to warm up emerging markets

It's as if the Cold War never went away....

VEHICLE ANALYSIS: 2014 Peugeot RCZ R

Audi, or Peugeot? No contest. But what if the question is instead TT or RCZ R? Trickier. It would be ironic if PSA's cost cutting means this...

COMMENT: US JLR plant likely to get a warm welcome

The weekend's news Tata Motors' Jaguar Land Rover is 'talking to southern states' about establishing a factory in the United States is an in...

Latest Interviews

INTERVIEW: Peugeot CEO Maxim Picat (Part 2) 10 Oct 2014

Glenn Brooks

In the second and final part of an interview with Maxim Picat, the head of Peugeot explains why the brand cannot launch a low-cost model, and details plans for new energy cars.


INTERVIEW: Peugeot CEO Maxim Picat (Part 1) 10 Oct 2014

Glenn Brooks

Can Peugeot become a near-premium brand, in time? CEO Maxim Picat believes it can. Here, he discusses progress on future vehicles and powertrains, and challenges the suggestion that rivals for Dacia and Renault's Logan and Sandero are needed.

Latest News

Honda imports Civic Si coupe from Canada 24 Oct 14

Fernando Calmon

Making use of its new 9,600 units a year quota limit for additional IPI excise tax exemption, Honda is, for the first time, importing the Civic Si 2-door coupe version - from Canada.


Mazda starts 2 production in Mexico 24 Oct 14

Chris Wright

Production of the redesigned Mazda 2 (Demio in Japan) has started at the automaker’s new plant in Mexico.


Mercedes seeks new NAFTA Sprinter assembly plant 23 Oct 14

Chris Wright

Mercedes-Benz plans to assemble its next generation Sprinter commercial van in North America.


MEXICO: Fiat Strada becomes RAM 700 mini pick-up 23 Oct 14

Glenn Brooks

FCA has added a new model for the Mexican market's 2015 model year: the RAM 700. This small pick-up is a rebadged Fiat Strada Adventure and is imported from Brazil.


Volvo looks to double output by 2020 22 Oct 14

Simon Warburton

Volvo says it is looking to double its market share to 2% in order to offer an alternative to German brands.


UK YTD car output a six year high 22 Oct 14

Graeme Roberts

Automakers in the UK have boosted output in the calendar year to date to the highest level since 2008, producing 1,132,017 units – up just 0.6% year on year.

Latest blogs

Doughnut time 22 Oct 14

Graeme Roberts

Sometimes the answer to "Why?" can be answered "Just because..." As in this video made by Lexus Poland as part of its launch of the NX mid-size SUV line.


Henry Ford's house 13 Oct 14

Dave Leggett

A tour of Detroit at the weekend brought me to Henry Ford's house.

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