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VEHICLE ANALYSIS: MY2015 Range Rover Hybrid

It’s 120kg heavier than its equivalent SDV6 variants, yet averages 30+mpg in the real world with 26% fewer emissions of CO2. It will glide i...

Volvo UK specs up seven seat XC90 redesign

Volvo's UK unit is keeping one card up its sleeve when it launches the redesigned XC90 SUV starting in June....

ANALYSIS: Europe's fragile recovery continues

Car sales in January were off to a good start and it was the seventeenth successive month of growth. It's good that the market is growing ag...


Once the Volkswagen Group’s biggest underachiever, SEAT is succeeding at last. The evidence? In Germany it’s now a top-ten brand, and in the...

Latest Interviews

INTERVIEW: Carl Bayliss, head of Infiniti UK 5 Feb 2015

Glenn Brooks

Carl Bayliss recently returned to his homeland after a decade in Hong Kong. He is the new country manager for Infiniti UK, responsible for all business activities including Sales, Marketing and Network Development.

Q&A with Tim Tozer, Vauxhall chief 10 Dec 2014

Dave Leggett

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.

Latest News

Winter chills February US light vehicle sales 4 Mar 15

Graeme Roberts

Though winter storms ravaged the Midwest and Northeast and petrol prices began to recover there was still activity on dealer lots last month - just not quite as much as analysts had forecast.

Toyota names first female managing officer 4 Mar 15

Graeme Roberts

Executive changes across Toyota's North American operations from 1 April include the appointment of the first female managing officer in Toyota Motor Corporation history. There are also two milestone appointments for African-Americans.

GENEVA: Europe recovering says FCA's Marchionne 3 Mar 15

Chris Wright

The European car market is recovering and moving into what Fiat Chrysler chief Sergio Marchionne believes will be permanent, although not phenomenal, growth.

GENEVA: Kia to renew full line within three years 3 Mar 15

Roger Stansfield

Kia will introduce an entire new model range over the next three years as part of its efforts to become a 500,000 cars a year brand in Europe by the end of the decade.

French market sales make gains in early 2015 3 Mar 15

Graeme Roberts

French light vehicle registrations have continued to make gains during the early months of 2015, IHS Automotive principal analyst Ian Fletcher said in a research note.

Toyota to sign US$835m contract for Olympics 3 Mar 15

Graeme Roberts

Toyota will reportedly sign a contract worth JPY100bn (US$835m) on 13 March for Olympic sponsorship.

Latest blogs

Honda's Ohio Heritage Center 23 Dec 14

Graeme Roberts

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.

Safety observations: cars, cyclists and pedestrians 20 Nov 14

Dave Leggett

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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