Blown day runner light bulbs may be expensive to change if not individually replaceable

Blown day runner light bulbs may be expensive to change if not individually replaceable

Interesting point made in an interview with our supplier guru Matthew Beecham - those daylight running lights now mandatory in EU - some of 'em blindingly bright - could end up costing vehicle owners serious money if individual LED bulbs aren't replaceable. So do we blame the vehicle or parts designers, or the Eurocrats?

Speaking of Europe, Ford's regional chief Stephen Odell had words, quite a few words, with editor Dave Leggett on that at a do in London this week. His mention of FTAs was time to coincide with the EU-South Korea pact taking effect today.

Saab machinations continued with the most promising development being a bridging loan, we'll see if production restarts but at least the staff got their June money.

Some sabre rattling by GM's Australian outpost chief. Closing Holden, a name synonomous with Australia, at least in the locals' view, would have political ramifications. Devereux's actions remind me of those of a certain Mr Ghosn, in connection with a north east England Nissan plant, a few years ago; today it has the Leaf and next generation Qashqai in its future.

More BRIC assembly plants look likely. BMW is mulling maybe SKD for Brazil and the question of a PSA India plant today looks like not when but where?

Have a nice weekend.

Graeme Roberts, Deputy Editor, just-auto.com