Monthly Briefing – January 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 January 2015

Welcome to the latest issue of AW Monthly

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

  • Erik Jonnaert, Secretary General, ACEA
  • Tae Hyun (Thomas) Oh, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, International Business Division, Kia Motors Corporation
  • Jolyon Nash, Executive Director for Global Sales and Marketing, McLaren
  • Tom Doll, President and Chief Operating Officer, Subaru of America
  • Thomas Zenner, Powertrain Engineering Supervisor, Ford
  • Ray Scott, Executive Vice President and President of Seating, Lear
  • Andreas Maashoff, Director of Industrial Design and Craftsmanship and Consumer and Market Research, Automotive Seating, Johnson Controls
  • Tim Yerdon, Global Director of Innovation and Design, Visteon Corporation
  • Paolo Mantelli, Head of Performance Automotive, Oerlikon Drive Systems
  • Gerard DeVito, Vice President of Technology, Eaton

Also in this issue:

  • What’s hot in the auto industry in 2015?
  • An inside look at the US luxury wars
  • COMMENT: Tumbling fuel prices – buy now, pay later
  • Crunch time for NEVS investor talks
  • Navigating Russia’s turbulence in zero visibility
  • Unearthing hidden opportunities in ‘Stan and ‘Jan markets
  • Competing with consumer electronics is no easy task – but can it be done?
  • 2015 sees toughened safety requirements for new cars
  • OEMs risking global reputation with ‘zero star’ cars
  • Fleet business is good across the board, thanks to pent-up demand – Ryder
  • COMMENT: Think ‘right first time’ to cut the noise of late engineering
  • Improve ICEs first, electrify after – the Volvo Cars strategy

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

Megan Lampinen
Business Editor, Automotive World