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Management briefing: India automotive update (1)

India's automotive sector has suffered tougher times lately as the domestic economy has turned down. In this month's management briefing, To...

VEHICLE ANALYSIS: Maserati Ghibli diesel

How might Maserati attain its worldwide sales goal of 75,000 cars a year by 2018? By adding new models and offering more diesels. To judge b...

ANALYSIS: Q1-Q3 ASEAN sales down 11%

ASEAN's new vehicle market continued to decline in the third quarter of 2014, with sales in the region's six main markets combined falling b...


Audi, or Peugeot? No contest. But what if the question is instead TT or RCZ R? Trickier. It would be ironic if PSA's cost cutting means this...

Latest Interviews

INTERVIEW: Peugeot CEO Maxim Picat (Part 2) 10 Oct 2014

Glenn Brooks

In the second and final part of an interview with Maxim Picat, the head of Peugeot explains why the brand cannot launch a low-cost model, and details plans for new energy cars.

INTERVIEW: VP François Bancon on Infiniti's future 8 Oct 2014

Glenn Brooks

Renault-Nissan Alliance veteran Francois Bancon heads up Product Strategy for Infiniti. He is charged with overseeing a 60 percent expansion of the brand's vehicle range over the next five years.

Latest News

BELGIUM: Europe-wide mandate for ESP on cars & LCV 30 Oct 14

Glenn Brooks

From 1 November, all cars and light commercial vehicles registered in European Union member states, with a GVW of fewer than 3.5 tonnes, must have ESP as standard equipment. The regulation will take effect for all other vehicles on 1 November 2015.

SAO PAULO SHOW: World premieres 30 Oct 14

Glenn Brooks

The media preview days of the 2014 São Paulo Motor Show were 28 & 29 October. Here follows a list of vehicle and concept global debuts.

CHINA: Infiniti QX50 body and lifecycle extensions 30 Oct 14

Glenn Brooks

An Infiniti spokesman has told that the aged QX50 crossover will not be replaced "in the near future". This follows the recent introduction of a made-in-China version of the now seven-year old model.

GUANGZHOU DEBUTS: Infiniti QX50L (LWB and facelift 30 Oct 14

Glenn Brooks

Various world premieres for the November 2014 Guangzhou motor show have been announced. Ongoing updates are being made to the list ahead of the media preview days.

US light vehicle market heading for growth in Oct 29 Oct 14

Dave Leggett

A monthly sales forecast developed by JD Power and LMC Automotive points to continued growth in the US light vehicle market in October.

US Transport Department to review NHTSA 27 Oct 14

Graeme Roberts

The US Transportation Department will conduct an internal review of the country's auto safety regulators in response to a series of safety lapses, including last week's reports of defective air bags, a senior administration official said over the weekend.

Latest blogs

Doughnut time 22 Oct 14

Graeme Roberts

Sometimes the answer to "Why?" can be answered "Just because..." As in this video made by Lexus Poland as part of its launch of the NX mid-size SUV line.

Cameron needs alliances in the EU 21 Oct 14

Dave Leggett

It was interesting to speak with UK prime minister David Cameron yesterday. I didn't have much time, so I went for the European question.

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