The hard-Brexit wing of Britain's Conservative party is trying to convince the public that the country will be fine economically without a trade deal with the EU. In making their case, they have demonstrated they either have little idea how the modern car industry works or are prepared to sacrifice it altogether to achieve their aim.
Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer aims to make the automaker as consistently profitable as Ferrari, helped by the launch of an SUV and the revival of Lagonda. Palmer spoke with Automotive News Europe about how he plans to achieve this.
Lada design boss Steve Mattin has been tasked with replacing a 40-year icon, the automaker's 4X4, which is sold as the Niva in export markets. Mattin spoke with Automotive News Europe about this and other challenges at the automaker.
Nissan's ousting of its Chairman Carlos Ghosn for alleged financial irregularities has been seen as a bid to by the automaker to prevent a merger with its controlling partner, Renault. The drama highlights the fact that Europe is not a happy place for the company right now.