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What might well be the most comprehensive guide to AutoChina 2014 has been updated on just-auto.com, so do take a look.
The latest issue of Lotus Engineering's proActive is out.
Interesting comment about my earlier blog on US octane ratings from our Brazilian correspondent Fernando Calmon.
Ever been bemused at the low octane ratings of US petrol? Pull up to a pump and you get options like 87, 89, 93.
This three and a bit minutes video takes you inside the soon to be expanded plant where BMW makes the new X4.
In the inbox this afternoon. Car dealerships are a bad deal for customers.
During last week's F-TYPE Coupé launch, its designer mentioned in passing the slightly forward lean of its grille. Which made me think of the way BMWs once were. It seems someone else has been having similar thoughts.
Comedian Ricky Gervais is fronting ads in the US for the new Audi A3 sedan. I quite liked this spot called 'Names'.
An interesting blog from Forbes contributor Erika Morphy on how Apple's Geneva launched CarPlay - and the inevitable Android rival still under wraps - might work in reality.
We're having more conversations with industry folk who are wondering where the Ukraine's crisis could lead.
An interesting Insight from across the pond on what Honda got wrong with two generations of its small hybrid.
I have always liked Toyota's attitude with the marketing of the little Aygo, a fun and low-cost car aimed at young buyers (remember the Aygo football game?).
Chinese-Israeli manufacturer Qoros showed its hatchback in Geneva this year.
Have made it to Geneva via an early flight out of London Gatwick.
Panasonic is one of the companies looking at partnering with Tesla on its plans for a big new facility dedicated to lithium ion battery production.
By now you must have noticed our new website design. A fair few of you have told us what you think of the changes, and I'm pleased to report that the feedback so far has been very positive.
We'd like to know how you feel about some of the big issues facing you, your company and the auto industry in the year ahead - the challenges, market prospects and so on.
Look, I don't seek out things like this. I was on Volvo Group's website looking for serious stuff about trucks and then I stumbled on a release about an 'Epic Split' featuring the actor sometimes known as 'muscles from Brussels'
If you live there you are probably up to your armpits in the white stuff, frozen solid, with the power off and the heating oil bill up 50%. If not, you might have heard that the midwest and northeast US, and even points far further south than they should be, have had wave after wave of snow and ice storms.
Is it just me who wonders what BMW is up to by launching a second rival for the Audi A5 Sportback? And what's with the strange model names?
An interesting reality check on Tesla products, now and future, from a US hedge fund manager.
Can't help smiling at the Super Bowl Toyota commercial that featured the Muppets. It's very well done. Sounds like the Muppets are about to have something of a revival.
Just days after a Scottish couple had an unexpected encounter with a cub outside their holiday home in Pasadena, from US business news channel CNBC comes this clip showing what some other bears thought of a Honda Element.
I had an interesting chat with the head of the UK distribution arm for an international car brand this week.
There's been plenty of debate over Ford's decision to use lots of aluminium to lighten its 2015 F-150 pickup truck - hey, if it works for Audi, Jaguar and co, why not?
Huge sheets of ice are progressing in a stately manner down the Detroit River outside the Cobo and with forecast of snow this afternoon, it will feel more like Michigan in January than yesterday's almost balmy temperatures.
As I have remarked before, the irrepressible Bob Lutz (age 81 years young) is keeping pretty busy in his retirement.
What do you do with an EV sports sedan if the company that sold it to you has gone bust?
A tale of Kia thievery in the papers today.
My first Society of Automotive Analysts (SAA) Outlook Conference yesterday (12 January) afternoon in the renovated Cobo Center in downtown Detroit and a pretty impressive 150 delegates made the sessions lively and entertaining.
- THE WEEK THAT WAS: Carlos sharpens the knife
- ANALYSIS: The models to be axed by PSA's Tavares
- PRODUCT EYE: Porsche 911 Turbo
- Management briefing: UK engine manufacturing (1)
- COMMENT: Beijing wants a greener auto sector
- 2014 BEIJING SHOW: Global debuts list
- Ford Mulally successor announcement expected
- GM restructures global engineering
- 2014 NYIAS: List of world premieres
- Daimler-BYD JV launches Denza electric car