Monthly Briefing – August 2015

AW Monthly is Automotive World’s exclusive emagazine, featuring the top content from Each issue features Automotive World’s usual mix of analysis and comment, as well as exclusive interviews with senior executives from the passenger car and commercial vehicle sectors.

AW Monthly August 2015

Welcome to the latest issue of AW Monthly

The August edition of AW Monthly includes the usual mix of analysis and comment, as well as exclusive interviews with:

  • François Goupil de Bouillé, VP, EMEA, Infiniti
  • Michael Van Der Sande, Senior Vice President, Marketing, Renault
  • Frank Macher, Chairman and Chief Executive, Continental Structural Plastics
  • Stefano Aversa, Managing Director and Global Vice Chairman, AlixPartners
  • Chris Wooffindin, Product Marketing Manager, Tata Steel Europe

Also in this issue:

  • COMMENT: OEMs see a strong H1 in Europe and the US
  • The nuclear deal turns the world’s focus on Iran
  • Grexit and its impact on the European auto industry
  • The return of the China copycat controversy
  • 2015 – The EU’s best year since 2008 for CV sales
  • Mitsubishi’s exit from US auto production
  • Milestone projects in hydrogen
  • The future of autonomous driving & the threat of cyber attackers
  • The effect of recalls on supplier-OEM relationships

We hope you enjoy this issue of AW Monthly, and as always, we welcome your thoughts and suggestions; email us at

Martin Kahl
Editor, Automotive World