Europe’s Sales Rally Will Stall In 2015 As Stagnation Returns. “we forecast a slower pace of growth for 2015 versus 2014”. Don’t Expect Any Spectacular Technology Gains Either. Falling gas prices and improving economics will persuade more Americans to flock to car dealerships in 2015, so spare a thought for Europeans as the market here […]
Audi A3 E-Tron – Plug-In Hybrid. E-Tron Combines Great Performance, Unbelievable Economy. For – terrific ...
Fiat 500X – Another Small SUV. Looks Good, Drives Well, Does All You Need, Off-road ...
“This is a dead end technology and (the manufacturers) are foolishly wasting their time. I ...
Audi TT – Renewed For Third Time. Technology, Connectivity In Abundance; Usual High Quality. “Perhaps ...
Vauxhall Cascada – Nifty Convertible. Quality Interior Will Impress You; Drives Well; Pricey. Lucky Americans ...
U.S. Sales Will Advance Again; Could Hit 18 Million By 2017. Falling Oil Price Might Do More Harm Than Good Though. Electric Vehicles, Plug-in Hybrids Will Tread Water. Weak Yen Might Prove Big Fillip For Japanese At Detroit Expense. The good times will keep on rolling in the U.S. in 2015 for the sixth year […]
Mercedes, BMW, VW Chiefs Make Way For Younger Generation. Some Older Leaders Move On, With One Notable Exception. The German auto industry has freshened up its leadership by promoting new CEOs and signalling that the younger generation is ready to take over the top jobs. Experts said leadership changes this month at Volkswagen, BMW and […]
Ferrari Spin-Off Triggers Speculation About Value. Investors Undercut Marchionne Valuation By €4 Billion. FCA’s decision to sell 10 per cent of its Ferrari subsidiary and spin-off the rest to shareholders has triggered a debate about how much this storied luxury sports-car maker is worth and valuations are varying in a spectacular way. CEO Sergio Marchionne […]
Jeep Scores Big Sales Gains In Europe While Ford, GM Stumble “Jeep’s biggest seller is the Grand Cherokee, followed by the Compass” Jeep had a spectacular November sales month in Western Europe, while Ford and GM Europe performed poorly, although both of the latter could claim mitigating circumstances. FCA subsidiary Jeep more than doubled sales […]
Fuel Cells A Long Way From Mainstream, Despite Toyota Launch “We struggle to understand the rationale for fuel cells electric given the performance capabilities already achieved by battery electric vehicles” You would think that when an automotive giant like Toyota declared its fuel cell car ready for prime time, questions about hydrogen technology had been […]
Audi A3 E-Tron – Plug-In Hybrid. E-Tron Combines Great Performance, Unbelievable Economy. For – terrific economy sometimes, quality, impressive performance. Against – too expensive. **** out of 5, £34,950 Audi has joined the plug-in hybrid crowd with its A3 e-tron. It is almost a couple of thousand pounds more expensive than its VW Golf GTE brother, which […]
Fiat 500X – Another Small SUV. Looks Good, Drives Well, Does All You Need, Off-road Too. Prepare For The Feminazi Storm When/If The Viagra TV Ad Runs. For – cute, practical, much choice. Against – Jeep Renegade for me. **** out of 5, £25,845 TURIN, Italy – The 500X compact SUV looks like a muscled […]
“combined operating margin will increase to more than six per cent in 2015, from 5.6 per cent in 2014” Europe’s car sales growth will slow next year, but profits will improve as restructuring benefits kick-in, according to a report from Fitch Ratings. Fitch said sales growth in Europe will slow to between three and four […]
“This is a dead end technology and (the manufacturers) are foolishly wasting their time. I can’t explain it. It doesn’t make any sense” Toyota’s launch of the Mirai fuel-cell powered car at the Los Angeles car show was greeted by “game-over” victory shouts by some alternative technology advocates saying battery-only powered cars have been driving […]
VW’s Range Limited, Uncompetitive, Poor Quality; Dealers Weak. “Few Americans have got anywhere near the VW management cadre at any point” Volkswagen, Europe’s biggest car maker currently failing in its bid to find success in the U.S., needs to employ more Americans in top management posts and find a consistent brand message. VW, which wants […]