Vehicle markets: Latest news and analysis articles
Can a Kia ever be considered against the Golf GTI, Glenn Brooks wonders, as he tries the strangely named pro_cee'd GT....
The latest data from ACEA shows that the EU's car market grew by 5.5% in January. Positive territory will be welcome across the region, but...
Toyota Australia's announcement of the planned end of local manufacturing in 2017 was both inevitiable and ironic....
Interesting to see American Honda was a net US exporter of vehicles last year....
Ford's UK fleet director Phil Hollins is responsible for UK market leader Ford's fleet sales. Dave Leggett recently caught up with him at a launch event for the new Transit Connect.
The British Prime Minister, David Cameron, has promised a referendum on Britain's membership of the European Union by 2017 (after the next general election). The Confederation of British Industry has argued that staying in the EU is overwhelmingly favourable for business; a view shared by the PM. Despite this, the issue has divided business leaders and spelled uncertainty for investors in UK-based global industries at a time when economic recovery and growth is crucial. In this interview, Matthew Beecham spoke with Jon Blaze, Head of Recruitment Operations at Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading specialist engineering recruitment consultancy. He gave an insight as to the impact that this change could have on the automotive jobs market.
BMW group worldwide sales rose 5.6% year on year to 141,093 units in February, a record for the month. The year to date (YTD) tally of 273,999, up 6.6%, was also a record.
Forecasters at IHS Automotive have downgraded their forecast for vehicle sales in Russia this year as a result of the economic effects of the geopolitical crisis in Ukraine.
American Honda, based in Torrance near Los Angeles, is splitting its upmarket Acura brand into a separate division to "create greater clarity and more cohesive sales and marketing plans", the company said in a statement (see below). The move is effective from 1 April.
New car sales in Australia declined 3.8% year on year in February to 86,818 units.
Nissan may not be able to achieve its twin targets of 8% global market share and an 8% operating margin under its Nissan Power 88 road map to the end of fiscal 2016, reported the Nikkei Asian Review.
Vehicle sales in China rose by 17.8% year-on-year in February to 1.6m vehicles according to the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM).
We're having more conversations with industry folk who are wondering where the Ukraine's crisis could lead.
An interesting reality check on Tesla products, now and future, from a US hedge fund manager.
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