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Interview - Ford Europe chief, Stuart Rowley

EU CO2 edict sends small Kia model variant packing

Enyaq and other Skoda future models

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China car sales drop 92% in first half of February

New passenger vehicle sales in China plunged by 92% in the first two weeks of February, according to the China Passenger Car Association (CPCA).

BMW aims to cut Europe CO2 emissions by 20%

BMW says it will be lowering its European fleet average emissions of CO2 by around 20% this year, according to remarks attributed to Chief Financial...

Hyundai Motor chairman steps down

Hyundai Motor Group (HMG) chairman Chung Mong-koo is to step down from his position as executive director of Hyundai Motor Company, after a board of...

Valeo 2019 net attributable income down 43% to EUR

Valeo has posted 2019 net attributable income down 43% to EUR313m (US$339m), while consolidated sales were EUR19.2bn, up 1% year on year.

Daimler moves German plant chief from cars to vans

More management shuffling at Daimler, this time a bit lower down - Markus Keicher (51) will move from the Bremen car plant to take over as the new...

Malaysia eyes B30 biodiesel for 2025

Malaysia will implement a B30 biodiesel programme for its transport sector by 2025 or earlier, prime minister Mahathir Mohamad said at the launch of...

Canada to build 160 Ontario fast chargers

Canada is to invest C$8m (US$6m) to build 160 fast chargers at 73 locations for EVs across Ontario.

Hyundai group develops first ICT Connected Shift System

Hyundai Motor and Kia Motors claim to have developed the world's first predictive Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Connected Shift System, enabling the vehicle to automatically shift to the optimal gear after identifying the road and traffic conditions ahead.

SUVs took almost 40% of Europe's car market in 2019

Analysis of the European (EU27) new car market by data firm JATO reveals that SUVs took almost 40% of the market and...

General Motors axing 1,500 Thai factory workers

General Motors will begin firing around 1,500 employees in Thailand in June, following the sale of its factories there...

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Upbeat chats with Ford and Kia - the week

We had an impressively upbeat interview with Ford Europe's British born boss this week, grilled by our automotive editor, Dave Leggett, on the sidelines of a first look (and ride, no driving) at the upcoming Mexican built Mustang Mach-E. Who'd be the head of the European arm of a Detroit based automaker? Stuart Rowley would. He's well on with a painful restructuring - bang goes the Bridgend engine plant in Wales, 12,500 jobs across Europe - but the huge losses are abating, even if the word 'profit' isn't yet in use, Brexit and EU CO2 quotas are well in hand and even the coronavirus doesn't appear to be fazing him unduly.

Geneva motor show world debuts - Golf GTI & Cupra Formentor

Confirming the rumours, Volkswagen has just announced that the Golf GTI will be a world debut at the Geneva motor show...

SEAT and Cupra - the future models

It might have just lost its CEO with no successor yet in place but unlike Groupe Renault, where Luca de Meo is now the...

EU CO2 edict sends small Kia model variant packing

"From 2021, phased in from [1 January] 2020, the EU fleet-wide average emission target for new cars will be 95 g...

UK border controls on January 1, 2021: the death knell for UK vehicle production? 

During the Brexit referendum, then under Theresa May’s premiership, and also during the early days of Boris Johnson’s tenure, the UK was either "promised" frictionless trade or led to be believe imports, especially, would face no specific additional burdens.  Any additional friction would be as a result of the EU, implying that it would be exports which would be hit.  Indeed, much of the discussion in last year’s 'no-deal' planning suggests that there would be both zero tariffs on most imports and only light touch import procedures, with 'easements' for deferring VAT payments for example. 

Enyaq and other Skoda future models

A record sales year in Europe wasn't quite enough to push Škoda Auto towards another new worldwide record in 2019....

Interior design and technology – Toyota Corolla

Predating the VW Golf, the 12th generation Toyota Corolla ranks as a top-seller in the fiercely competitive European...

ANALYSIS - Volvo XC60 B4 mild hybrid

The XC60, coming up for three years old, is still Volvo's global best seller and one of the Premium D-SUV segment's top...

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Coronavirus hits the auto industry

The Wuhan coronavirus outbreak is causing disruption in China (especially Hubei province) with knock-on impacts on...

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OEMs and Tier 1s announce vehicle and technology innovations at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. Our...

PSA and FCA plan to merge

PSA and FCA have jointly published plans for a merger that they say opens a path to the creation of a new group with...

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In the middle of September, some 49,000 UAW members at GM in the US walked out in what is the company's first strike...

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Interview - Ford Europe chief, Stuart Rowley

These are turbulent times for Ford. Earlier this month, investors took fright when the company announced a $1.7bn...

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Robo-van B2B logistics for the retail industry

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