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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...


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

Nissan Brazil will enlarge its model line to grow 17 Apr 14

Fernando Calmon

Brazil’s current weak auto sales, likely to spill over from 2014 into 2015, seems to be far from the best background for the huge investment just made by Nissan in Resende, 100 miles northwest of Rio de Janeiro City.

Nevs headcount climbs to 700+ as 9-3s delivered 17 Apr 14

Simon Warburton

National Electric Vehicle Sweden (Nevs) says it now employs more than 700 people at its Trollhättan plant in Western Sweden as 9-3 production starts to ramp up.

Tata restructuring production at all plants 17 Apr 14

Graeme Roberts

In a bid to tackle declining volumes in recent years and boost plant viability and margins, Tata is reworking production at its six plants.

NYIAS DEBUTS: Multiple updates after 1st Media Day 17 Apr 14

Glenn Brooks

The media preview days for the 2014 New York International Auto Show are 16 & 17 April. The debuts list is being continuously updated as OEMs announce concepts and production vehicles.

Mahindra and Mahindra plans seventh auto plant 17 Apr 14

Graeme Roberts

Mahindra & Mahindra seventh automotive plant in Tamil Nadu will start operations by 2015-16 with a completely new model range, a local media report said.

Nissan opens new Brazil factory and supplier park 16 Apr 14

Graeme Roberts

Nissan has officially opened its BRL$2.6bn (US$1.5bn) factory complex in Resende, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil which is one of the largest automotive investments by any manufacturer in the country.

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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