Diesel Sales Stumble, Undermined By VW, Health Worries. “Germany too is falling out of love with diesels, propelled by the fallout from dieselgate, and adverse publicity about the fuel’s health risks” Americans might find it hard to believe that roughly every other car bought by Europeans is powered by a diesel engine, but the fallout […]
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Tesla Sales Dive Close to 25% In Europe. “Tesla’s sales fall reflected a lack of available product, rather than any change in demand for Tesla or electric cars generally” Tesla’s sales in Western Europe are on the slide and the latest figures point to a near 25% fall, according to European newsletter Automotive Industry Data […]
JLR Prospects Lauded As Discovery Launch Nears. Investors Reckon High Profit Margin Period Looms. CO2 Challenge Might Induce Stumble Though. As Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) prepares to unveil its new Discovery SUV at the Paris Car Show, investors are getting excited about the company’s long-term profit prospects. Investment bank Morgan Stanley said JLR, owned by […]
Skoda Unveils Big SUV, Reigniting Rumours U.S. Looms. “We expect Skoda feasibility studies for the U.S. market to be completed next year, but I’d be surprised if they went to the U.S. BERLIN – Skoda, Volkswagen’s Czech Republic-based brand, which makes cheaper versions of VW vehicles then makes huge profits the parent company can only […]
Volkswagen Navistar Stake Move Will Boost Truck Business. Look Out For Full Bid, Ahead of Long-term Plan To Sell Truck Unit. “strong in Europe, Latin America, (VW) lacks exposure to one of the largest markets, and one with the highest operating profit margins” Volkswagen’s decision to buy a stake in U.S. truck-maker Navistar International was […]
Ford, GM Top Global Profit Charts With Volkswagen Lagging. “I think if we take a 10 year approach, it will be most challenging for the Japanese carmakers with Honda and Toyota not as strong” Two U.S. automakers were the most profitable mass vehicle makers in the first half of 2016, with Ford Motor just edging […]
Audi’s New A5 Sedan and S5 Sportback To Debut In Paris. “Audi makes a big deal about the A5’s connectivity and driver assistance with adaptive cruise control, and traffic jam assist. Audi will unveil its new A5 sedan and Audi S5 Sportback at the Paris Car Show later this month, and released the first pictures. […]
U.S. Car Sales Stumble But Outlook Remains Sound. “We do not see a downturn as imminent and still expect U.S. auto sales to grow this year by one per cent and the market to be flat in 2017” Sales in the U.S. are faltering, but experts reckon this is only to be expected after recent […]
Kia Optima PHEV review For – handsome, high quality, high-tech, frugal. Against – but not that frugal. **** £31,495 MUNICH, Germany – Kia is pushing electric technology to the front of its sales campaign and the Optima plug-in hybrid (PHEV) saloon now joins the recently launched hybrid Niro SUV. Just to make sure you understand […]
More Big Players Jump On Robot Cars Bandwagon. But Will Technology Be Ready In Time? “we do not expect material penetration of fully autonomous cars until as much as 15 years from now” A deluge of news apparently heralding the dawn of the age of the driver-less car has obscured the fact that the technology […]
Electric Car Sales Stall In Europe Despite Big Subsidies. “brutal reality is that the region’s half year electric car sales share remains stuck at 0.61%, and if anything, it appears to be slipping” European car makers plan to produce more electric cars and big government subsidies make them more affordable, but consumers are still refusing […]
VW Stoppage Ends But Is This An Isolated Incident? Supply Disruption Could Escalate As Price Pressure Intensifies. “That leads us to wonder if this is the start of more disputes, not just at VW, but across the sector” Volkswagen’s supplier dispute is over and production is returning to normal, but the short but crippling […]
Tesla Battery, Range Development Dismissed As Hype “This is a distraction and a waste of time and resources” Tesla Motors announced a new 100 kilowatt hour battery for its Model S saloon and Model X SUV, but its claims for yet more performance and range were dismissed as grandstanding by some analysts. The Model S […]