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VEHICLE ANALYSIS: Volkswagen Polo 1.2 TSI

It can't catch the sixth place Qashqai but the recently facelifted VW Polo is now the UK's seventh best seller, ahead of the entire Audi A3...

VEHICLE ANALYSIS: Lexus NX 300h

After years in the European wilderness, Lexus now seems set on a steady path of sales expansion. The new NX, a RAV4-sized crossover, is the...

THE WEEK THAT WAS: Musical chairs at Ford

We've just this afternoon had official confirmation of what became this week's biggest news - as broken this morning by just-auto, top Ford...

COMMENT: UK car market set to plateau

The UK car market continues to surprise and was up by 14.2% year-on-year in October. It looks good. There are a few things to note....

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

GUANGZHOU DEBUTS: 'Chery Land Rover' Evoque 21 Nov 14

Glenn Brooks

The media preview day of the 12th edition of Auto Guangzhou was 20 November 2014. Here follows a list of vehicle and concept world premieres.


LA DEBUTS: Mullen defibrillates the Miles Coda EV 21 Nov 14

Glenn Brooks

Mullen Technologies, the firm which bought the assets of the bankrupt Miles EV, has announced plans to reintroduce the Coda electric sedan. Its new name will be Mullen 700e.


GUANGZHOU DEBUTS: Kia KX3 for B-SUV segment 20 Nov 14

Glenn Brooks

With the Chery Tiggo 3 and Great Wall's Haval H2 both selling up a storm in China's B-SUV vehicle class, the Dongfeng Yueda Kia JV is keen to get in on the action. Thus the debut of the Kia KX3 prototype at the Guangzhou motor show.


Thai vehicle sales crash 20% in October 20 Nov 14

Tony Pugliese

New vehicle sales in Thailand fell by 20.5% to 70,791 units in October, compared with the already depressed 88,989 units sold in the same month of last year, according to data released by the Federation of Thai Industries.


Malaysia sales slightly weaker in October 20 Nov 14

Tony Pugliese

New vehicle sales in Malaysia fell by 1.6% to 54,187 units in October from 55,078 units a year earlier, according to data released by the Malaysian Automotive Association.


Bill Ford highlights connectivity opportunity 19 Nov 14

Dave Leggett

Ford Executive Chairman Bill Ford has highlighted the opportunities ahead for the auto industry presented by advanced technologies, but also warned of the dangers of 'global gridlock' as the numbers of vehicles in use across the world continues to rise.

Latest blogs

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.


UK car market still up - some thoughts 6 Nov 14

Dave Leggett

The UK car market continues to surprise and was up by 14.2% year-on-year in October. It looks good. There are a few things to note.

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