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VEHICLE ANALYSIS: Celerio and Suzuki's future cars

Don't let the vanilla styling make you overlook the importance of the Celerio hatchback for Suzuki in Europe. The days of this brand being a...

ANALYSIS: Future models for Volvo's new car plants

Not too long ago, Volvo had just two plants in Sweden and one in Belgium, plus a couple of small-scale SKD operations. By 2018, the firm’s m...

THE WEEK THAT WAS: Bank holiday and election fever

A short week for us due to the first (of two) bank holidays has ended in a surprise majority win for the Conservatives overnight (along with...

COMMENT: Volkswagen outsells Vauxhall in UK

Ford is secure as market leader in Britain but there was a major upset in the April passenger car market with Vauxhall losing its traditiona...

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

KBB predicts US May 17.3m SAAR 28 May 15

Graeme Roberts

Kelly Blue Book (KBB) expects May 2015 US new vehicle sales to decline 1% year on year to 1.59m units for an estimated 17.3m seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR).


UK automakers build a half million by April 28 May 15

Graeme Roberts

UK automakers passed the 500,000 milestone for car production in April with 530,505 new cars built to date.


Mercedes sells 8m C-class over five generations 28 May 15

Graeme Roberts

Five generations down the road since launch (initially as the 190 sedan) in 1982, Mercedes-Benz has sold over eight million saloon and estate/wagon C-class cars.


Finally, Ford's Mustang is 'official' for Europe 27 May 15

Roger Stansfield

The Ford Mustang has appeared in some 3,000 films and TV shows in its 51 year history but, in what was arguably its best-remembered and most defining role, in the 1968 Steve McQueen movie 'Bullitt', the car on screen was not actually a Mustang.


Nissan Mexico produces 10 millionth vehicle 27 May 15

Graeme Roberts

Almost 50 years since starting operations in 1966, Nissan Mexico has built its 10 millionth vehicle.


Thai vehicle sales plunge 26% in April 27 May 15

Tony Pugliese

Thailand’s new vehicle market continued its steep decline in April with sales falling by over 26% to 54,085 units from the already depressed 73,242 units sold in the same month of last year, according to data collected by the Federation of Thai Industries (FTI).

Latest blogs

If in doubt, recall? 13 Apr 15

Graeme Roberts

Ping goes the inbox and there's the weekly recall notification list from the US government's road safety regulator, the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration (or NHTSA or even 'Nit-sa' for short in the local vernacular).


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.

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