Vehicle markets: Latest news and analysis articles
The fourth quarter sales data is in and 2014 saw vehicle sales fall by almost 10% in the ASEAN region. Tony Pugliese analyses the results in...
At 2,350kg, it's easily the weightiest variant of the newly facelifted range. Somehow, though, the PHEV Cayenne is Porsche's most officially...
When you already have a vehicle that is a major success (outselling all car models in the US in December) and one of the most popular models...
The new Fabia five-door hatchback, on sale this month in Britain, is shorter but roomier and weighs an average 65kg less, boasts the largest...
Tim Tozer, Chairman and Managing Director of Vauxhall, has been in post since February and is on a mission to redefine GM's UK-only volume brand. Dave Leggett recently caught up with him.
Russia, Lexus' number one market in its European region, might be down, but UK sales are up strongly. On balance then, 2014 has been a good year, according to the brand's Head of Europe. Next, he promises more hybrids but no diesels. Why?
Toyota is recalling 52,000 2011-2012 Avalon sedans in the US to check audio system wiring.
Hyundai has become the first South Korean brand to top 80,000 sales in a calendar year in the UK, selling 82,159 in 2014 and is looking to raise its numbers even further this year in what is expected to be a flat market.
Edmunds.com has predicted automakers will sell 1,155,866 new cars and light trucks this month for an estimated Seasonally Adjusted Annual Rate (SAAR) of 16.7m.
Ford is recalling around 220,000 vehicles in the US with most coming back because a door could fly open in a crash due to a handle issue.
Antitrust authorities in South Korea are investigating a number of Japanese and German auto component manufacturers over allegations of price fixing in the local automotive market.
New vehicle sales are expected to increase 12.9% year over year to 1.14m units in January 2015, resulting in an estimated 16.5m seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR), according to Kelley Blue Book, which is also expecting a slight slowdown due to the east coast blizzards that hit this week.
There are various museums back home in Japan but I was not aware of any Japanese automaker setting up a major facility abroad until I received this news about Honda's new US Heritage Center in Marysville, Ohio.
Some interesting observations here on road safety, its costs and the risks you may run if you choose to cycle or walk, rather than drive, in some places.
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- RESEARCH ANALYSIS: Review of instrumentation
- JLR recreates 1948 line for Defender plant tour
- Most cars unscathed by Osaka drama: ship owner
- Ford 2014 operating profit plunges $2.3bn
- "Bumps and dents" for some driveable Hoegh cars
- GENEVA DEBUTS: Opel Corsa OPC & VW Golf GTD estate