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Hyundai Mulls US Pick Up, Establishes CV Finance Business

Two interesting developments at Hyundai.On the one hand, it's mulling the development of a pick-up truck for the US market. But, of more interest is the news that it is to establish a $107 million (€87.55 / £59.23 million) Commercial Vehicle leasing and finance unit.Does a giant awake?

GAZ Reports 2006 Revenue, Production

More on Russia.We've already reported on Kamaz's great leap forward, both in terms of its profits, global ambition and - arguably more significantly - its leasing business.Now it is the turn of GAZ

Malaysia Embraces the LDV Maxus

LDV seems to be winning a whole load of new fans, many of them not employed by British municipal authorities.Here is the latest piece of positive news for the British van OEM - now owned by Russian leviathan GAZ and managed by Martin Leach.The Malaysians love the things.

Japanese OEMs Vie for a Passage to India

There's an interesting piece in Cargonews Asia today that details the efforts being made by the Japanese OEMs to stake out a piece of the Indian auto business, in particular, the huge investments being made to ensure quick turnaround vehicle shipping terminals.

Australian Truck Market Falls in Q1

According to this report which quotes VFACTS, the Australian truck market dipped by 1.06 per cent to 7351 units in the first quarter of 2007, despite the fact that the combined - cars, trucks and the rest of them - vehicle business rose by 8.7 per cent to a record 237,000 units.Isuzu maintained a marginal lead in the truck market, retaining its slight lead over Japanese rivals Hino and Mitsubishi Fuso in a mixed round of vehicle sales.Isuzu leads the Light Duty market with a 22.1 per cent share, a modest imp

More Sino-Russian Auto Trade

More Sino-Russian malarkey here, and the report that Incom-Auto is to start marketing Jianling Motor's - Ford's BF in China - Carry range of light trucks in Russia from this May.

EPA 10 Evaporates as Supreme Court Equivocates

Today - Monday - the US Supreme Court found itself confronted by the environment, and more pertinently, the issue of Massachusetts vs. EPA. Although the nine justices were asked to consider two questions, in reality, they considered three. Which sounds like a pretty good deal, until you read the answers.

Freightliner: 50 Per Cent Mexican Production by 2012 - Report

Rolf Lockwood, doyen of all things to do with the Canadian trucking industry and Editorial Director of Today's Trucking magazine always has an interesting take on things.Here he publishes an interview with Freightliner CEO Chris Patterson, which elicits - amongst other interesting facts - the news that Freightliner's new Mexican plant is no small deal: "By 2012, (Freightliner) could conce