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Briefing: Emerging markets in trouble (3)

In the full year 2014, Argentina, Brazil, India, Russia, Thailand & Turkey are set to become an even greater drag on global light vehicle ma...

COMMENT: 'Showing instruments' in West stand off?

There was no escaping it - the proverbial elephant in the room formed the backdrop to this week's Moscow Motor Show just as it had in St Pet...

Briefing: Emerging markets in trouble (2)

In the full year 2014, Argentina, Brazil, India, Russia, Thailand & Turkey are set to become an even greater drag on global light vehicle ma...

VEHICLE ANALYSIS: Škoda Octavia estate 4x4

It's well known that the British love estates, one of the reasons why the UK is such an important market for Škoda. Multiple derivatives con...

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

Malaysia' Inokom expands capacity, targets higher 29 Aug 14

Tony Pugliese

Malaysian car assembler Inokom plans to spend MYR40m (US$12.7m) this year to expand capacity at its assembly plant in Kulim state.


Little appetite for union at Renault Russia 29 Aug 14

Simon Warburton

Renault's Russian director, Bruno Ancelin, says he was "heavily surprised" there was no appetite for a trade union at the company's Moscow plant when he arrived to take up his post.


Renault Russia wants 80% content as rouble tenses 29 Aug 14

Simon Warburton

Renault Russia says it is looking to up the localised content of its vehicles to 80% as the fallout from the current political turmoil involving Moscow and Ukraine continues to take its toll on the rouble.


Kia to build new plant for American markets 28 Aug 14

Graeme Roberts

Kia is to build a new US$1bn factory in Mexico to build a range of "yet to be confirmed compact models" for North and South American markets.


Equinox shift to Mexico to offset SRX move to US? 28 Aug 14

Graeme Roberts

While General Motors, in a move hailed by the United Auto Workers, last night (27 August) announced production of the Cadillac SRX would be shifted from Mexico to Tennessee, the Reuters news agency reported subsequently it had learned the automaker also plans to move some other assembly work from the US to Mexico.


SWEDEN: NEVS/Saab enters administration 28 Aug 14

Glenn Brooks

NEVS, which has been attempting to revive Saab, has announced that, while it fully intends to pay creditors, it has nonetheless entered administration so as "to create more time for negotiations" [with potential investors].

Latest blogs

Rule Britannia 6 Aug 14

Graeme Roberts

It really does get tiresome when some (deep breath, choose words carefully) 'uninformed' person tells me the UK doesn't have a car industry any more. We do, albeit mostly foreign owned.


Badge snobbery in China 30 Jul 14

Dave Leggett

Ah, the old chestnut of the promise of the automotive brand, the core brand values and what the brand says about the driver.

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