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Rob Golding


Rob GoldingBiography

Motoring editor and then business editor, The Birmingham Post.

Editor. CAR magazine. Editor, The Engineer.

Director of Auto Industry Research and Equity Analysis for UBS Warburg.

Business and Finance Analyst for Automotive World.

Winner of top UK auto analyst award 1989-1994.

Chairman of Conoco Motoring Writer Awards.

Conference chairman and speaker for FT and Automotive Management.

Regular radio and TV contributor. Registered representative of the London Stock Exchange.

Author of the commemorative book: MINI: 50 Years

Articles by Rob Golding


It may be bigger than the Issigonis's original, but it's still smaller than a Volkswagen Polo.GOLDING'S TAKE: MINI's 'New Original' is bigger, faster, better

14 March 2014

New MINI Hatch reaction has been very favourable so far.


Pastures new for Duncan AldredGOLDING'S TAKE: Dinner with Duncan

25 February 2014

So to Kettners in London's Soho, an eatery with private rooms much loved by corporate entertainers who want to engage the attention of the Press for a couple of hours.


Now the hard work begins for Carlos TavaresGOLDING'S TAKE: Rule 1: never let a family run a car company

20 February 2014

Ford went to a lot of trouble to prove the wisdom of Rule 1 and only when the Ford dynasty and every one of the Henrys were chased out of the power house did the company's full potential emerge.


GOLDING'S TAKE: So farewell then Chevrolet

6 December 2013

If you want a Chevrolet logo on a Manchester United shirt, be quick, because it might be game over.


UK launch publicity included display in the window of famous London department store HarrodsGOLDING’S TAKE: The Wraith to the top

12 September 2013

The first thing I was put straight on about the new Rolls Royce Wraith is that it is not in any car sector.


He'll be hoping fresh models mean Chrysler looks better in the coming quartersGOLDING'S TAKE: Marchionne calm, but cutting and mending ahead

30 April 2013

Sergio Marchionne, the man still in the process of saving Fiat, is a man now with a plan. “Europe is less key to us. We are shifting to markets that are much more rewarding.


GOLDING’S TAKE: Volume or profit? Can Vauxhall and Opel magic up both?

6 March 2013

General Motors Europe has changed leadership and the leadership has changed strategy.


GOLDING’S TAKE: Ford reports are first; they might also be best…

29 January 2013

Overcrowded the global car market may be, but the number of car makers determined to snatch a greater share continues to grow.


GOLDING’S TAKE: How to afford being Ford

26 October 2012

There is an element of lobbying you might think in Ford announcing draconian action other than in the results season.


General Motors: Is it time to think the unthinkable (again)?GOLDING’S TAKE: Jonas and the GM whale

6 September 2012

Adam Jonas, who is quite tickled that GM should launch a new small car called the Adam, is something of a legend among motor industry analysts for his ability to stimulate…and irritate…the great car makers of the world.




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