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ANALYSIS: Hyundai axes Veloster, goes after Toyota

It’s not often that a vehicle is killed off just days after just-auto drives it. The lack of a diesel engine did for the Hyundai Veloster in...

ANALYSIS: Future models for North America - Part 2

Part one of this two-part series concerned the major models the Detroit Three vehicle makers have up their sleeves for 2015. Now we take a l...

Review of 2014 (1)

It's still 2014, but not for much longer. In the global automotive business, plenty happened in 2014. Seasoned observer Dave Leggett offers...

ANALYSIS: Future models for North America - Part 1

The NAIAS in mid-January will mark the official start to the next wave of vehicle launches in the US. So what are the major OEMs readying fo...

Latest Interviews

Q&A with Tim Tozer, Vauxhall chief 10 Dec 2014

Dave Leggett

Tim Tozer, Chairman and Managing Director of Vauxhall, has been in post since February and is on a mission to redefine GM's UK-only volume brand. Dave Leggett recently caught up with him.


INTERVIEW: Alain Uyttenhoven, Head of Lexus Europe 24 Nov 2014

Glenn Brooks

Russia, Lexus' number one market in its European region, might be down, but UK sales are up strongly. On balance then, 2014 has been a good year, according to the brand's Head of Europe. Next, he promises more hybrids but no diesels. Why?

Latest News

FCA expands airbag inflator replacement to 3.3m 22 Dec 14

Graeme Roberts

FCA US (Fiat-Chrysler) said it would now replace driver's side air bag inflators in an estimated 3.3m older model vehicles worldwide, in an expansion of an "ongoing regional field action".


Honda launches minicar called N-Box Slash 22 Dec 14

Graeme Roberts

Honda Motor on Monday (22 December) began sales of a new minivehicle called N-Box Slash, the fifth model in its N series, in Japan.


AML recalls 7,256 US vehicles for seat heat check 22 Dec 14

Graeme Roberts

Aston Martin Lagonda has recalled 7,256 vehicles in the US due to a seat heater issue, ConsumerAffairs reported.


Retooling continues to affect UK engine production 22 Dec 14

Graeme Roberts

Output of engines by UK automakers fell 12.6% year on year to 202,132 in November "as impact of retooling for new models continued", according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).


New York Taxi of Tomorrow programme starts in Apri 19 Dec 14

Graeme Roberts

New York City’s Taxi & Limousine Commission (TLC) has set 20 April, 2015, as the start date for the Taxi of Tomorrow programme which calls for most retiring taxis to be replaced with the Nissan NV200 and will significantly increase the number of wheelchair accessible taxis in the fleet.


Takata chief goes on PR offensive with open letter 18 Dec 14

Graeme Roberts

Takata has published an open letter from its chief executive officer in US and German newspapers.

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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