South Korean automakers are gaining ground globally on mass-market rivals such as Volkswagen and Toyota, but they are losing ground at home to fast-growing rivals. Find out why German premium automakers – especially BMW – are doing so well in the once-closed market.
Borrowing from Apple’s successful retail strategy, Ford will rebrand a quarter of its European dealerships as so-called Ford Stores. Located mainly in northern Europe, Ford hopes the retail revamp will promote strong sales for its new Vignale premium trim line
Our Latest Launches section features reviews of: the second generation of Toyota’s minicar for Europe, the Aygo; Nissan’s only seven-seat SUV, the X-Trail; and Citroen’s game-changing compact hatchback, the C4 Cactus.
Our Guide to Powertrains shows where and what 19 automakers and suppliers produce to help drive the auto industry in Europe. See the full map in the August edition as well as our Guide to Industry Executives in Europe.
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Luca Ciferri, Editor