Will U.K.’s Auto Business Be Doomed By Brexit? “It’s not the economy, stupid” “A free trade deal (with Britain in the event of Brexit) is very, very likely because it is in the interests of both sides” “Either way, in or out, frankly, the sun will rise and the industry will continue in Britain as […]
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Ford, BMW, Join Britain’s Brexit Argument, But Miss The Point “It’s like Americans waking up one day to find Congress has been taken over by NAFTA” It’s Not The Economy, Stupid. Car manufacturers have jumped into Britain’s European Union (E.U.) referendum debate and are in danger of antagonising their customers because they, along […]
Brexit Will Hit British Auto Business Hard, In Short-Term. After Two Years Though, Normality Would Return, Report Says. Rhys Says Either Way, Industry Will Prosper. “However the net effects after this short-term dip would be relatively benign” Britain’s automotive industry is likely to be hard hit if the referendum on June 23 votes […]
New Products Should Boost JLR Profits. Investors See Jaguar F-Pace As Earnings Trigger. Jaguar Land Rover’s (JLR) profits fell last year despite improving sales dramatically, but new models like the Jaguar F-Pace SUV will bolster revenues and the bottom line. That’s the verdict of Bernstein Research, which said the F-Pace, which […]
VW Said On Recovery Road, But Serious Questions Remain. “We accept there is no guarantee the deep change we are expecting is coming, but therein lies the opportunity” Investors were convincing themselves that Volkswagen has turned the corner in its fight to recover from “dieselgate”, but there are still very serious hurdles for […]
Maybe Traditional Autos Could Be Winners In Robot World? “What if there are certain advantages that existing (manufacturers) and suppliers have in the transition to the now seemingly inevitable autonomous future” Automotive executives have been suffering sleepless nights for years worrying that new technology thrusters like Google, Apple and Uber will suddenly blind-side […]
PSA Shows New 3008, Technology Inducing Mixed Reaction. Some Investors Say PSA Investing Enough, Others See Profits Peaking. Will France Sell Its Stake? Peugeot-Citroen, now called the PSA Group, invited investors along to see its new 3008 compact SUV and take a sneak peak at upcoming new cars and technology, plus […]
Fiat Chrysler Shares Zoom, Then Stall, After China Bid Rumour. Back To The Drawing Board For FCA’s Merger Partner. Reports Guangzhou Automobile Group of China was about to launch a bid for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) excited shareholders briefly, until the story was denied by the Chinese. FCA Chairman John Elkann […]
Investors View Volkswagen Results As Small Positive Step. “The company has achieved respectable results under difficult conditions. 2016 will be a transitional year for Volkswagen that will see us fundamentally realign the group” Volkswagen investors digested the details of the latest financial results and found that the dieselgate scandal threatened company had made […]
Volvo’s New Small SUV, Sedan Likely To Appear Next Year. Fruits Of Zhejiang Geely Holding Alliance. Volvo Cars unveiled two new small SUV and hatchback design concepts as it bids to crank up long-term output and compete with the Germans, while Moody’s Investors Service said Volvo’s profitability will improve through 2017. […]
Honda, Rocked By Takata Scandal, Hopes Worst Is Over. Financial Hit Will Endanger Honda’s Innovation Programme. Honda Motor’s finances are being undermined by repercussions of the Takata Corp air bag recall, and although Moody’s of Japan reaffirmed the company’s credit rating, it warned investors that Honda ’s outlook had deteriorated from stable to […]
Daimler Annoys Investors With Belated Profit Warning. Some Fear Return Of Bad Old “Ignore Investor” Days. Daimler cut its profit forecast for 2016 because of North American, Brazil and Middle East Truck sales problems, but markets reacted with restraint because the problems were anticipated. Daimler’s slow decision to warn about the […]
Suzuki Vitara 1.4 S Auto Allgrip Review. For – handsome, understated, well equipped, all-rounder priced to go. Against – fuel economy disappoints. **** £22,249 I spent months seeking out the finest small SUV to buy and here it is, the Suzuki Vitara. It looks the best (in my humble, subjective opinion). […]