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Kia Niro ‘First Edition’

Kia Niro ‘First Edition’ For – high quality, great value, terrific guarantee, impressive economy? Against – no 4×4, looks questionable. **** £26,995 Kia has plugged a gap in its range with its first small SUV, the Niro, and it’s a petrol electric hybrid. Kia says the Niro has been specially developed as a hybrid, and […]

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Fury, Panic Over Brexit Subsides As Calmer Views Prevail

Fury, Panic Over Brexit Subsides As Calmer Views Prevail. “The E.U should not treat Britain as an escapee from prison, but as a potential compatriot” Initial handwringing about the sky falling on the automotive industry after Britain’s shocking decision (Brexit) to leave the European Union (E.U.) has been replaced by a less emotional determination to […]

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VW Profitability Problems Could Undermine Financing Costs

VW Profitability Problems Could Undermine Financing Costs. Whatever Happened To Those Important Cost Cutting Talks? As the first anniversary of Volkswagen’s balance sheet shattering dieselgate disclosure looms, opinion is divided on the underlying health of the company. BMI Research worries that rising legal costs, and declining profits will hamper VW’s need for finance. Investment bank […]

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BMW Profit Margin Beats Audi, Impresses Investors

BMW Profit Margin Beats Audi, Impresses Investors. Company Said Well Prepared For Any Possible Downturn. “continues to deliver solid sales growth and healthy mix” BMW increased second quarter earnings nearly 8% and its profit margin exceeded Audi’s, and although some investors are beginning to worry about an economic slowdown they reckon the Bavarians are well […]

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Investors Calm After Security Problem Reports

Investors Calm After Security Problem Reports. Investors shrugged off reports that about 100 million old Volkswagen car security systems might be vulnerable to hacking. Volkswagen, in a statement, conceded that old vehicles might be vulnerable to hacking, but said all its current vehicles are free of the problem. It declined to respond to a question […]

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FCA Improves Profit, But Performs Worse Than Competitors.

FCA Improves Profit, But Performs Worse Than Competitors. “Considering all other manufacturers beat expectations results are a bit disappointing”     Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) delivered what it promised in the second quarter, but as just about everybody else did better than expected the results disappointed investors.     FCA adjusted operating profit in the […]

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