SEAT Mii Mango – little limousine For – cute, well made, quality interior. Against – gutless. **** £12,510 The SEAT Mii Mango, is an upmarket little city car which I quickly had a good feeling about. That could be because of the welcoming ambience of the fancy paint job, the luxury trim inside, the nifty […]
SEAT Mii Mango – little limousine For – cute, well made, quality interior. Against – gutless. ...
VW Scirocco R 2.0 TSI. For – great drive, amazing performance. Against – pricey, looks weird. ...
Audi TT roadster. For – fast, high quality, high-tech, handsome. Against – pricey, small. **** The ...
Kia Sorento. For – practical, rugged, all-rounder with unbeatable guaranty. Against – why isn’t it cuter? ...
Could Europeans Start To Turn Their Backs On Diesel? “The intention of these regulations was that ...
BMW Investors Look To New Products To Reignite Performance. “we remain confident that this is merely a near-term hiatus until new product arrives” BMW’s profit performance in the first quarter looked good on the surface, but closer analysis showed bottom line gains owed more to factors outside its control than in-house qualities. Investors reckoned any […]
Determination To Fix VW Profits, U.S., Behind Piech Action. Instead of gaining U.S. market share VW is back to 2009’s 2.0 per cent, despite large investments. The U.S. Passat is a flop Spare a thought for Volkswagen investors who must be having sleepless nights. VW board chairman Ferdinand Piech threw a monkey wrench into the […]
Self-driving Cars Could Clear Conventional Ones From Streets. “The need for on-street parking spots could be totally allowing the reallocation of a huge amount of road space to other uses” When you see black and white photographs of residential city street scenes 100 years ago, in Europe at least, it’s surprising to see the complete […]
European Sales Accelerate As 2015 Forecasts Ratchet Higher. But Manufacturers Might Be Diverting Production From Weak Markets. Economic Recovery Yet To Prove It Is Here To Stay. “while the headline figure looks encouraging and manufacturers are making positive noises, is this recovery as strong as it appears?” Many investment banks are waxing lyrical as car […]
Taxibots, AutoVots To Replace Conventional Cars One Day. “Don’t expect driverless cars breakthrough. Infrastructure, policy, insurance won’t be ready for that for the next few years” “Taxibots” and “AutoVots” will patrol the streets when self-driving, autonomous cars are all the rage after about 2025, and this will make most conventional cars redundant, according to a […]
Fiat Chrysler Headline Profits Look Good, But Debt’s A Threat. They also reflect a chronically leveraged company with a very unusual balance sheet – loads of cash and loads of debt The headlines following Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) first quarter earnings report looked positive, with Bloomberg News saying profit jumped 22 per cent. But Bernstein […]
Tesla Investors Unfazed By Battery Project Challenges. “Providing finance options for many of those purchases will be key, echoing the successful strategy that solar has already employed” Tesla Motors investors are confident about the prospects for its venture into the home and business battery market, but more cautious observers point to the company’s probable need […]
VW Scirocco R 2.0 TSI. For – great drive, amazing performance. Against – pricey, looks weird. £35,195 *** The Volkswagen Scirocco divides opinion, at least the way it looks does. There’s no arguing about the dynamic quality of the car though, at least the hot one I drove with 276 hp. The way it’s built […]
Ford Europe Unveils Its Upmarket Gamble, The Vignale. “The history of the European automotive industry is littered with failed examples of mass car makers trying to muscle in on German upmarket territory” You can’t say Ford Europe hasn’t been warned, but it is bravely, or rashly, going ahead with its plan to beat the Germans […]
VW Shareholders Rocked By Boardroom Turmoil. “VW has fallen behind in innovation that’s the main concern. There are too many cooks in the kitchen, families, unions all with different motives and agendas” Spare a thought for Volkswagen investors who must be having sleepless nights. After a couple of weeks of boardroom shenanigans which wiped close […]