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ASEAN sales fall 11% in H1

New vehicle sales in the ASEAN region's six main markets continued to decline in the second quarter, by 6.7% to 811,461 units, according to...

VEHICLE ANALYSIS: 2015MY Mitsubishi L200 Barbarian

It might be about to enter its ninth year of production but the L200 pick-up remains competitive and has aided Mitsubishi Motors Europe's 23...

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 than compensated for those...

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

Toyota retains global top spot, despite VW surge 30 Jul 14

Chris Wright

Despite slowing growth to focus on quality Toyota remained the global leader in the first half of this year with groupwide global sales up 3.8% to 5.097m vehicles, a new record.


Rome mulls new car sales incentives 30 Jul 14

Tony Lewis

Car sales in Italy, growing at half the overall pace of the rest of the EU, could be boosted by tax incentives, according to news agency reports.


Japan to offer fuel-cell car incentives 29 Jul 14

Tony Pugliese

The Japanese government is preparing to offer generous incentives for buyers of hydrogen powered fuel cell vehicles to help Japanese manufacturers such as Toyota and Honda take the lead in bringing hydrogen vehicles market.


Consumer Reports wants Toyota recall 29 Jul 14

Graeme Roberts

The influential Consumer Reports (CR) organisation in the US is calling on Toyota to recall 2007-2011 Camry Hybrids to deal with reported brake problems rather than carrying out "service campaigns".


Honda India to export Mobilio to South Africa 29 Jul 14

Graeme Roberts

Honda Cars India (HCIL) plans to export its new Mobilio to South Africa within a few months.


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).

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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