Diesel’s Death In Europe Could Undermine Germans. But Fiat Looks The Most Exposed. Diesel is dying in Europe, destroyed by a combination of corporate skulduggery and political wishful thinking, and the only question now is, will its demise bring down some of the continent’s most formidable players in the process. Europe’s big premium players like […]
Diesel’s Death In Europe Could Undermine Germans. But Fiat Looks The Most Exposed. Diesel is dying ...
Porsche Doubling Spending On Electrification. “Alongside development of our models with combustion engines, we are setting ...
SEAT Arona FR 1.0 TSI 115 DSG review. For – well priced, impressive quality, VW engineering. ...
Skoda Karoq Edition 2.0 TDi 150 4×4 DSG review For – handsome, sturdy, well-equipped range. Against ...
Autonomous Cars Hype Is Way Ahead Of Reality. “Let’s face it: we’re talking about a technology ...
Healthy Europe Forecasts Under Pressure; Some Now Negative. ACEA Sees 1 Per Cent Growth Only, Seeks E.U. CO2 Mitigation. Used Car Weakness About To Undermine Market, Bank Says. “We must therefore maximise efforts to safeguard our industry’s competitiveness” – Tavares Forecasts for European car sales this year are being hurriedly cut back, and the consensus […]
Dyson Reportedly Edges Closer To Electric Vehicle Decision. “the initial Dyson electric car project will be to produce under 10,000 vehicles, probably using lithium ion batteries. This will be followed by two vehicles using solid state batteries” Dyson, the British vacuum cleaner maker which plans a $2.7 billion investment to make electric cars, has decided […]
Diesel Sales In Europe Slide In 2017, And Dive In December. “gasoline cars and SUVs sales benefitted from the decline of diesel, growing by 760,000” Sales of diesel-powered cars and SUVs in Europe sagged by nearly 8% in 2017 to 43.7%, the lowest in 8 years, and the slide gained pace in December as the […]
Tesla Finances Reassure Investors, Leave Commentators Cold. “We remain extremely concerned about competitive pressure in EVs and AVs from the world’s largest tech firms” Initial reaction to Tesla Inc’s latest financial report was mixed, with investment bankers willing to give the electric car maker the benefit of the doubt, while media commentators were more scathing. […]
Porsche Doubling Spending On Electrification. “Alongside development of our models with combustion engines, we are setting an important course for the future with this decision” STUTTGART, Germany Porsche, the luxury sports car and SUV maker owned by Volkswagen, said it is doubling investment in electromobility to more than 6 billion euros ($7.5 billion) by 2022, […]
Investors Expect Ferrari To Meet Its Challenging Profit Target. “Ferrari’s guide for a doubling of profit by 2022 will require impeccable execution” Ferrari, the Italian luxury sports car maker, delighted investors with its prediction profit will double by 2022 as it reported earnings for 2017 way ahead of its current plan. Ferrari, spun-off from Fiat […]
FCA Resumes Advance As More Investors Expect Progress. “In the next 5 years FCA faces a flat if not falling U.S. market and in Europe it has to bridge the second largest gap in terms of 2020/21 CO2 targets” Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) shares continued to race higher after its latest profit numbers, while its […]
Mercedes Expects Strong Profits. But Storm Clouds Gather Including Diesel Threat. Daimler, which owns Mercedes-Benz cars, was hugely profitable again last year and expects to perform at least as well in 2018, but investors are worrying that the strength of the euro might knock it off course, while ongoing spending on new technology won’t necessarily […]
JLR Returns To Stability But Big Problems Loom. “After the last few quarters of earnings volatility we suspect investors will welcome the lack of drama” Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has been making investors nervous with surprise news from its financial statements, but the latest news was more reassuring. “Dull will do just fine,” said Bernstein […]
SEAT Arona FR 1.0 TSI 115 DSG review. For – well priced, impressive quality, VW engineering. Against – no 4×4 option, looks don’t quite work. Rating *** out of 5 £20,975 (start at £16,555) Competition – Nissan Juke, Renault Captur, Peugeot 2008, Citroen C3 Aircross, Vauxhall-Opel Mokka, Ford EcoSport, Mitsubishi ASX, Suzuki Vitara*, Fiat 500X, Dacia […]
Detroit Loses Key Foreign Manufacturers As Pickups Dominate. U.S. Market Will Dip But Overall Health Looks Good. “It’s official. You can’t refer to Detroit as a car show anymore” The annual Detroit Car Show has lost its lustre as new technology developments have persuaded the big movers and shakers to show off their latest autos […]
How Committed Is Ford Motor To Its European Operation? “(Ford could) Exit Europe, potentially with the help of a partner. GM showed the way with Opel and has been rewarded” Ford Europe was never a financial basket case like General Motors’ Opel Vauxhall, but although it is currently apparently making money, it’s not successful enough […]