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THE WEEK THAT WAS: GM, FCA, axe plant, Chrysler UK

Two major automakers respectively wielded the axe this week. General Motors all but shut down its Russian production and dumped Opel there w...

Europe can be a Cadillac 'test bed' region

While Cadillac’s goal of evolving into a global luxury brand is dependent on the US and China, Europe remains part of the long-term equation...

THE WEEK THAT WAS: Out 'n' about with Mazda

Post-Geneva, there was no shortage of auto industry happenings this week....

Once more 2 the B-segment breach, Mazda

Starter for 10 - what is the average age of the B-segment buyer here in the UK?...

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

French car market recovery continues 1 Apr 15

Graeme Roberts

Car sales in France continued to recover in March with domestic automakers PSA Peugeot Citroen and Renault both showing strong gains as mid market brands bounced back.


Japanese car sales down 17% in Q1 1 Apr 15

Dave Leggett

Figures released by the Japanese auto dealers' association (JADA) shows that Japan's car market decline continued in March.


Renault sells 15,000 Twizy 1 Apr 15

Graeme Roberts

Renault has delivered its 15,000th Twizy EV, the milestone car going to the municipality of Florence, Italy.


Volvo Cars to build US factory 30 Mar 15

Graeme Roberts

Geely owned Volvo Cars said on Monday (30 March) it would build a factory in the US, "fulfilling its ambition to be a truly global car maker" and spending around US$500m to underscore "its long term commitment to the US market".


Autonomous cars coming around 2025 - KPMG 30 Mar 15

Dave Leggett

Highly autonomous cars are expected on to become significant in the European marketplace from 2025, according to a study undertaken by KPMG.


GM plant closures could cost 30,000 jobs 30 Mar 15

Graeme Roberts

Closing both General Motors assembly plants in Oshawa, Ontario, would lead to the loss of about 30,000 jobs, an economic impact study showed.

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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