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Briefing: Emerging markets in trouble (3)

In the full year 2014, Argentina, Brazil, India, Russia, Thailand & Turkey are set to become an even greater drag on global light vehicle ma...

COMMENT: 'Showing instruments' in West stand off?

There was no escaping it - the proverbial elephant in the room formed the backdrop to this week's Moscow Motor Show just as it had in St Pet...

Briefing: Emerging markets in trouble (2)

In the full year 2014, Argentina, Brazil, India, Russia, Thailand & Turkey are set to become an even greater drag on global light vehicle ma...

VEHICLE ANALYSIS: Škoda Octavia estate 4x4

It's well known that the British love estates, one of the reasons why the UK is such an important market for Škoda. Multiple derivatives con...

Latest Interviews

INTERVIEW: Tesla UK country manager Georg Ell 31 Jul 2014

Glenn Brooks

With a background in IT and start-ups, Georg Ell isn't your typical car company boss. But he seems a perfect fit in his role as UK and Ireland country manager for Tesla Motors.


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.

Latest News

Kia helps charge up California’s EV network 2 Sep 14

Chris Wright

Kia is boosting California’s existing network of 198 electric vehicle charging stations by adding 17 new DC fast chargers later this year ahead of the launch of its Soul EV.


Global vehicle sales edged up again in July 2 Sep 14

Dave Leggett

Global vehicle sales increased year-over-year for the 13th consecutive month in July, according to data issued by WardsAuto.


Consumer group 'recommends' Honda road assistance 2 Sep 14

Graeme Roberts

Following Mazda UK's announcement on Monday (1 September) it would offer NSC-backed roadside assistance as a cost option to owners of its older cars now out of warranty and no longer qualifying for the free service came news on Tuesday that consumer organisation Which? had named Honda (UK) as a 'recommended provider' of roadside assistance based on performance and satisfaction results from UK drivers.


US analysts call August about 1.5m, SAAR 16.6m 1 Sep 14

Graeme Roberts

With automakers in the US due to start announcing their August 2014 sales this week, three forecasters have predicted sales from just under to just over 1.5m units and SAAR of 16.5m to 16.6m.


AvtoVAZ mulls more component production 1 Sep 14

Simon Warburton

AvtoVAZ says it could generate a "couple of billion Roubles" in parts sales if it further leveraged its expertise in component manufacture.


AvtoVAZ looks to 30,000 workforce by decade end 1 Sep 14

Simon Warburton

AvtoVAZ says it is looking to potentially reduce its headcount to around 30,000 staff through natural wastage by the end of the decade.

Latest blogs

Rule Britannia 6 Aug 14

Graeme Roberts

It really does get tiresome when some (deep breath, choose words carefully) 'uninformed' person tells me the UK doesn't have a car industry any more. We do, albeit mostly foreign owned.


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.

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