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THE WEEK THAT WAS: Results season again

We are now in the midst of what I like to call slash-your-wrists or lose-the-will-to-live season and it can apply equally to whether you are...

Global light vehicle market developments

The first half of the year has seen global light vehicle sales accelerate as expanding vehicle markets have more tan compensated for those t...

VEHICLE ANALYSIS: BMW X4

The sales target might be modest but there's no denying the ability of BMW's newest model, the Macan and Evoque-challenging X4....

Kia Motors America - a "bit player" with ambition

Kia Motors America may be marking 20 years in the US this year but, despite 535,179 sales in 2013 (down 4% on 2012), the recent hit of 5m cu...

Latest Interviews

INTERVIEW: Anne Ruthmann, Citroën C4 Cactus PM 8 Jul 2014

Glenn Brooks

Citroën C4 Cactus Chef de Projet Anne Ruthmann answers questions on key suppliers, lightweight technology, sales prospects and other topics.


INTERVIEW: Yoo Il Lee, SsangYong president & CEO 31 Mar 2014

Glenn Brooks

Yoo Il Lee, a former senior executive with Hyundai Motor, came out of retirement three years ago to run SsangYong Motor, having been appointed by a bankruptcy court. The now profitable firm has ambitious plans, Glenn Brooks hears.

Latest News

July sales seen up 11.6%, 16.6m SAAR 25 Jul 14

Graeme Roberts

New vehicle sales in the US in July are expected to increase 11.6% year on year to 1.46m units, resulting in an estimated 16.6m seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR), according to Kelley Blue Book (KBB).


New boss for Lincoln as Fields acts swiftly 24 Jul 14

Tony Lewis

Ford’s struggling Lincoln brand, which has seen sales fall by 65% over the last 25 years, will have a new boss from 1 September in a move new Ford CEO Mark Fields described as "making clear we are serious about Lincoln as a world-class luxury brand".


GM announces six more recalls 24 Jul 14

Graeme Roberts

General Motors has announced six safety recalls covering 717,949 recent model vehicles in the US. The numbers per incident vary from 22 to 414,000.


Brembo to spend US$100m on Michigan iron foundry 24 Jul 14

Graeme Roberts

Brembo plans to construct a cast iron foundry near its Homer brake and caliper manufacturing plant in Michigan, reported Tire Business.com.


H1 engine output off 0.9% 24 Jul 14

Graeme Roberts

UK engine output slipped 0.9% to 1.3m units in the first half of 2014, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders said.


Thai sales drop 30% in June, 40% YTD 24 Jul 14

Graeme Roberts

New vehicle sales in Thailand fell by 30.4% to 73,799 units in June, from 106,033 units a year earlier, according to data released by the Federation of Thai Industries.

Latest blogs

Toyota i-Road leaning car - the video 30 Jun 14

Glenn Brooks

TMC continues to promote Japan's Ha-Mo car sharing scheme via its own i-Road commuter model. The latest promotional video is worth a look.


'Last mile mobility' 20 Jun 14

Dave Leggett

Thoughts are turning to future mobility today. There's an event on this subject in London next week that I will be attending on Wednesday.

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