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Tata Motors' future models under the microscope

4 Aug 2017 | Glenn Brooks

After the disappointment of the Nano and a series of underwhelming subsequent new vehicle releases, Tata Motors seemed to lose its way. Now,...


What SAIC is planning for MG, Roewe and Maxus

2 Aug 2017 | Glenn Brooks

SAIC has two main passenger car manufacturing JVs in China. These are with the Volkswagen Group and General Motors. China's largest state ow...


ASEAN vehicle sales rise 8% in H1

28 Jul 2017 | Tony Pugliese

New vehicle sales in South-east Asia’s six largest markets increased by 4.8% to 781,800 units in the second quarter of 2017, from 746,304 un...


Non-premium brands should study the Škoda Superb

21 Jul 2017 | Glenn Brooks

So-called value brands are in a death squeeze as premium makes continue to colonise their traditional territory. Or so goes the theory. And...


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AvtoVAZ CEO Nicolas Maure looks to build on uptick

7 Jun 2017 | Simon Warburton

Russian giant, AvtoVAZ  recently unveiled sales figures which appear to bear out the slightly more optimistic tone struck by the AEB after four years of unrelenting market falls. The market is undoubtedly beset by challenges almost unknown anywhere else as a combination of international economic sanctions and a reliance on commodities have a correlation on consumer behaviour, but a stabilising ruble and exchange rate may see business pick up.


INTERVIEW: Faurecia deputy GM China Jingcheng Li

24 Nov 2014 | Simon Warburton

China's astonishing growth rates of recent years is starting to ebb, but still represents a powerful performance that is the envy of most of the developed world. Simon Warburton talked to global component producer, Faurecia deputy general manager China Division, Jingcheng Li, about opportunities which challenges such as emissions control and lightweighting, present.

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GM confirms investment in southern Brazil

18 Aug 2017 | Fernando Calmon

General Motors will spend BRL1.4bn/US$430m on its Gravataí plant in state of Rio Grande do Sul.


GAZ launches van production in Turkey

18 Aug 2017 | Graeme Roberts

GAZ Group has started assembly of Gazelle Next cargo van and combi van models in Turkey.


PPG opens new Argentina refinish training centre

18 Aug 2017 | Simon Warburton

PPG announced it has opened a new 300 sq m training centre for automotive refinish professionals in Pillar, Argentina.


Malaysia sales rebound in July

17 Aug 2017 | Tony Pugliese

Malaysia’s new vehicle market rebounded by 14.3% to 48,553 units in July, from 42,471 units in the same month of last year, according to data released by the Malaysian Automotive Association (MAA).


CFO moves to head GM India

17 Aug 2017 | Graeme Roberts

GM India announced president and managing director Kaher Kazem would hand over the reins of the company to chief financial officer Sanjiv Gupta from 1 September.


KSS starts India steering wheel production

17 Aug 2017 | Simon Warburton

Key Safety Systems (KSS) has started production of steering wheels in its new manufacturing location in Pune, Maharastra, India.


Nissan sees e-Power potential in emerging markets

16 Aug 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Nissan Motor Indonesia displayed the first model to receive the new e-Power drivetrain, the Note, at the motor show in Jakarta. The car was launched first in Japan last year and the automaker sees potential for it in emerging markets.


Geely has no plans to buy Fiat Chrysler - report

16 Aug 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Geely Automobile Holdings has denied media speculation it planned to make a takeover bid for Fiat Chrysler (FCA).


Nemak names new VP

16 Aug 2017 | Simon Warburton

Lighting supplier, Nemak has announced VP,  Napoleón Cantú has decided to leave the company "to pursue other professional opportunities."


Tata Motors names new CFO

15 Aug 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Tata Motors, parent of Jaguar Land Rover, has named PB Balaji as group chief financial officer.



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