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THE WEEK THAT WAS: Big fish eaten by bigger fish

The big news this week was the long-expected announcement ZF would swallow TRW whole, re-establishing the respected chassis systems and safe...

VEHICLE ANALYSIS: Infiniti Q50 2.0t

There was already a choice of V6 petrol hybrid or four-cylinder diesel power for Infiniti Europe's Q50. Now, Nissan's upscale division has a...

VEHICLE ANALYSIS: MY2014 Peugeot 2008 1.2 VTi 82

PSA built the 100,000th Peugeot 2008 after just nine months of production at the Mulhouse plant in France. Now, a night shift has just been...

ANALYSIS: Mercedes-Benz future model plans

Today's media release from Daimler is official confirmation that the Mercedes-Benz passenger cars division will leverage multiple architectu...

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

Mitsubishi to build pick-up truck for Fiat 19 Sep 14

Chris Wright

Fiat-Chrysler will source a new midsize pickup for European and Latin American markets from Mitsubishi. The companies said the model will be based on the next generation L200.


Toyota India plans sales push in rural markets 18 Sep 14

Graeme Roberts

Toyota Motor's Indian unit is planning to expand in rural India to boost sales of slow selling compact models, following rivals Maruti Suzuki and Hyundai Motor which do well outside major cities.


Firm economic growth to underpin auto sales: OESA 17 Sep 14

Simon Warburton

Original Equipment Suppliers Association (OESA), estimates what many are predicting will be US economic growth of 3% next year will sustain the current strong revival in American automotive sales.


Third shift announced for GM’s Missouri factory 17 Sep 14

Chris Wright

General Motors is adding a third shift at its Wentzville plant in Missouri creating around 750 new jobs.


Mitsubishi to build car plant in Indonesia 17 Sep 14

Tony Pugliese

Mitsubishi Motors has confirmed plans to build a new vehicle assembly plant in Indonesia as it looks to strengthen its position in south-east Asia’s largest and most promising vehicle market.


Jaguar launches India assembled XJ 17 Sep 14

Graeme Roberts

Jaguar Land Rover has launched its locally assembled, two-litre Jaguar XJ in India.

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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