from Expert Zone:

First Drive: Mercedes-Benz GLA

By Ashish Jha
October 7, 2014

(Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters)

The trend of luxury crossovers was started by BMW with the X1. Audi followed suit with its Q3 and Mercedes-Benz is now entering the game with the GLA.

from Over-Gaffenated:

MORNING BID – Motor City Madmen

October 1, 2014

One of the day’s biggest indicators will be monthly auto sales figures, at a time when the major U.S. automakers are seeing notable weakness in their equity prices. We’re waiting on insights from General Motors as they hold an analyst day and after Ford warned that its profits would fall short of expectations for 2014 and 2015 thanks to bigger recall costs in North America and bigger losses in South America and Russia. It’s tempting to go after the world weakness – be it Brazil, Russia, Germany or what-have-you – as that which ails the likes of a big automaker like Ford, and certainly the lackluster demand there isn’t going to help anybody.

from Breakingviews:

Hertz gears up for another financial spin

August 21, 2014

By Kevin Allison

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

from The Great Debate UK:

Financing must improve if UK auto sector is to thrive

By Guest Contributor
July 1, 2014

--Guy Walsh is Regional Director at ABN AMRO Commercial Finance PLC. The opinion expressed are his own.--

from Photographers' Blog:

Life of a crash test dummy

February 2, 2014

Landsberg, Germany

By Michael Dalder

Have you ever thought about the number of cars that are on the road every day?

According to research by WardsAuto, in 2010 the number of cars in operation around the globe grew to more than 1 billion for the very first time.

from MacroScope:

Davos Day Two — Rouhani, Lew and Lagarde

By Mike Peacock
January 23, 2014

Day one in Davos showed the masters of the universe fretting about Sino-Japanese military tensions, the treacherous investment territory in some emerging markets and the risk of a lurch to the right in Europe at May’s parliamentary elections which could make reform of the bloc even harder.

from Photographers' Blog:

Shopping for vintage wheels

October 1, 2013

Pierce, Nebraska

By Jim Urquhart

I think I just witnessed the biggest news event to take place in the small hamlet of Pierce, Nebraska.

from Photographers' Blog:

An automotive best in show

August 19, 2013

Pebble Beach, California

By Michael Fiala

When I usually don cameras to shoot on the 18th fairway of Pebble Beach it's to cover what is considered one of the best finishing holes in golf. Stay an arm's length within the ropes, work as silently as possible and don't distract the golfers. Instead this past Sunday I weaved myself through this hallowed stretch of coastline and into the colorful automotive celebration that is the Concours d'Elegance. An annual charitable event, which was founded in 1950, of rare automobiles, competing in their class and for Best of Show.

from Expert Zone:

Hyundai makes a grand move with the Grand i10

By Ashish Jha
August 7, 2013

(The views expressed in this column are the author’s own and do not represent those of Reuters)

from Global Investing:

Russia’s starting blocs – the EEU

July 23, 2013

The course is more than 20 million square kilometers, and covers 15 percent of the world's land surface. It's not a new event in next month's IAAF World Championships in Moscow but a long-term project to better integrate emerging Eurasian economies.