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China's economic turbulence worries auto industry

China's economy is obviously causing concern right now. It has been such an engine of growth for the world economy that investors get spooke...

ANALYSIS: Mégane GT 220 & future Renaults

The GT200 Sport Tourer version of Renault's B32 series Mégane is that rare thing - a small estate that brings a smile to the driver's face....

VEHICLE ANALYSIS: 2016 Land Rover Discovery & L462

It might be more than a decade old but the Discovery is still one of the best four by fours that money can buy - constant development, inclu...

THE WEEK THAT WAS: Premium electric SUVs...

Electric powertrain technology comes with a number of drawbacks - mainly surrounding battery performance issues - but it is interesting to s...

Latest Interviews

Q&A: Kia MD sees 100,000 sales in UK 23 Jul 2015

Glenn Brooks

There years ago this month Paul Philpott became the managing director of Kia Motors for the UK and Ireland. This followed a stint at Kia Motors Europe (KME) in Frankfurt and prior to that, senior roles at Ford of Britain and Toyota GB.


Toyota UK's Tony Walker eyes Burnaston growth 21 Jul 2015

Dave Leggett

With two recently revised models launching on the European market, Toyota is upbeat over prospects for the plant that makes them at Burnaston, in the UK. Dave Leggett caught up with Toyota Motor Manufacturing UK Deputy Managing Director Tony Walker for an update on UK manufacturing operations.

Latest News

PSA Mulhouse plans weekend shift, temporary hires 1 Sep 15

Graeme Roberts

PSA Peugeot Citroen said on Tuesday (1 September) it would add a temporary weekend shift at its Mulhouse factory from January 2016 to handle an increase in orders due to higher demand in Europe and strong sales of the Peugeot 2008, Citroën C4 and DS4 built at the factory.


Volvo and Geely sharing hatchback & SUV platform 1 Sep 15

Graeme Roberts

Volvo and Geely will share a new modular platform, known as CMA, to develop a new hatchback and a new SUV amongst other cars.


GM Argentina stops production for four days 1 Sep 15

Graeme Roberts

General Motors will stop a manufacturing line in Argentina for four days in September owing to the sluggish demand in Brazil, a company spokesman said.


Daimler Brazil to reduce production hours by 20% 1 Sep 15

Graeme Roberts

Daimler has decided to reduce the hours of production by 20% instead of sacking 1,500 employees in its Brazilian truck making division.


Toyota restarts Tianjin site after port inferno 27 Aug 15

Simon Warburton

Toyota says it will gradually restart production at its Tianjin plant tomorrow (28 August) following the devastating explosion in the nearby port, which killed at least 121 people and destroyed a possible 10,000 cars.


UAW marks 80th anniversary since inception 27 Aug 15

Simon Warburton

America's UAW labour body has marked the 80th anniversary of its inception.

Latest blogs

Cadillac's dramatic Lexus RX rival - first pics 26 Jun 15

Glenn Brooks

The replacement for the Cadillac SRX has been photographed in production form. Could this be the most convincing vehicle yet for the brand's sometimes overly edgy design?


GM Luton plant site redevelopment slow 2 Jun 15

Graeme Roberts

What to do with an old vehicle plant site once last units have been shipped and the buildings bowled?

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