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  • Is Korea set to become a low-cost country?

    February 11th 2019

    Hyundai is to open its first new car factory in Korea for over 20 years; but workers in this plant will be less than half the wages paid to those in the OEM’s other factories…

  • In our next issue…

    February 8th 2019

    Coming soon in our March-April issue…

  • Ford and VW confirm their alliance; and raise questions …

    January 18th 2019

    After months of rumours and speculation, Ford and Volkswagen have announced an alliance …

  • New year, new arrangements

    December 10th 2018

    As 2018 draws to a close, the pace of change in vehicle manufacturing is accelerating….

  • Travel blog: Big game in SA

    November 23rd 2018

    South Africa represents a massive opportunity for vehicle manufacturers, providing they are able to cater to customer needs while also achieving the right balance between quality and price.

  • The break-up of Fiat Chrysler gathers pace

    November 15th 2018

    After separating from Ferrari and Iveco, Fiat Chrysler has now spun off its components activity, Magneti Marelli…

  • Food for thought in Paris

    October 9th 2018

    So many big names were absent from this year’s Paris motor show…

  • Ford’s future

    September 21st 2018

    Ford’s plans for Europe remain to be confirmed…

  • PSA – setting a new pace with Opel

    August 20th 2018

    PSA has lost no time in starting the turnaround of Opel-Vauxhall…

  • Travel blog: The American dream

    July 31st 2018

    Everything in the US has a reputation for being big. The cities, the cars, even the food – it’s all supersized in comparison to anything we have in Europe. So when obtaining content for our upcoming North American supplement, I decided to follow suit and go big by organising a 2,000 mile road trip with seven plant visits.