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.–

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Car czars

By Paul Ingrassia
June 29, 2012

This piece originally appeared in Reuters Magazine.

Henry Ford had to fight to build the Model T, even within the company that bore his name. The Russian immigrant engineer who saved the Chevy Corvette bucked the General Motors brass to do it. Lee Iacocca and Hal Sperlich built the minivan at Chrysler only after the vehicle—and they—had been rejected at Ford.

from The Great Debate:

Toyota’s “exceptionalism” came back to bite

February 9, 2010

e-neidermeyer-- Edward Niedermeyer is the editor-in-chief of The Truth About Cars. The views expressed are his own. --

from Commentaries:

Why the carmaker in front is cutting back

August 26, 2009

Good news: global car capacity is being cut by 700,000 vehicles. Bad news: the company doing the cutting is the world's most efficient manufacturer, Toyota.

Jaguar will make it through the recession – but in what shape?

By David Bailey
July 29, 2009

dave9- Professor David Bailey works at Coventry University Business School. The views expressed are his own -

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Politics, economics collide over Opel

By Paul Taylor
July 20, 2009

Political and economic logic are set to collide in the byzantine decision-making over the future of German carmaker Opel, the main European arm of fallen U.S. auto giant General Motors.
If politics prevail, as seems likely, the cost to German taxpayers will be higher and the chances of commercial success lower.