Ford, BMW, Car Makers Miss The Point Of Brexit. Pretend The Issue Isn’t Political – Big Mistake. Car manufacturers have jumped into Britain’s European Union (E.U.) referendum debate and are in danger of antagonising their customers because they, along with President Barack Obama, misunderstand what the argument is all about. The […]
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German Self-Interest Suggests Quick, Penalty-Free Brexit Deal. “Berlin is no fool and aware of its own very material interest in Brexit” Britain’s car market is so important to manufacturers like BMW, Mercedes, and Volkswagen that Germany is likely to insist that negotiations on the terms of U.K.’s exit from the European Union are […]
Brexit Will Create Uncertainty, Weaken Sales, Outcome Unclear. “The E.U should not treat Britain as an escapee from prison, but as a potential compatriot” – Kissinger Truth be told, nobody has any idea how Britain’s Brexit decision will hit the economy in general or the automotive industry in particular, but that hasn’t stopped […]
Audi A3 1.6 TDI Sport review. For – high quality, great drive, huge range, unsurpassed technology. Against – anonymous looks, pricey. **** £23,165 Audi has updated the A3 range with added technology and styling enhancements. You will be forgiven though if you say you can’t tell the difference between the old one and the face-lifted […]
Renault, FCA, Ford Most Exposed To Turkey. Daimler Has Truck Plant Too. Renault, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) and Ford have the highest exposure to Turkey, but neither would suffer that much if production was halted for a while, according to Evercore ISI. These three companies are all expected to each produce […]
Ferrari Introducing Convertible Version of LaFerrari Hybrid. “all available examples have already been sold after a special preview to clients and the order book is closed” Ferrari, now spun off from previous parent Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), will introduce a convertible version of its top of the range LaFerrari supercar at the Paris […]
BMW, Intel, Mobileye Form Technology Alliance. “We expect production of fully autonomous vehicles to be substantially less than 15 per cent of global light vehicle production by 2029” BMW, technology giant Intel and Israeli minnow Mobileye are getting together to develop self-driving cars in a move designed to make sure the automotive industry […]
European Car Sales Accelerate, But Clouds Gather For 2nd Half. LMC Automotive Cuts 2016 Sales Forecast Back To 5.5 Per Cent Growth. “We aren’t necessarily pointing to a depressed 2017 – there is still lots of pent up demand – but the pace is definitely expected to be altered” Auto sales in Europe, […]
Record U.S. Auto Sales Expected To Stall, But Not For Long. LMC Automotive, S&P, Alix Partners Publish Forecasts. Forecasters were scrambling to point out that the long march to ever-higher U.S. auto sales was coming to a temporary end, but the next few years will still provide a healthy market place. […]
Daimler Surprises Investors With Unexpected Profit Rise. Mercedes New E-class Rollout Will Help Too. “a strong quarter and even a strong 2016 do not change the cycle” Mercedes parent Daimler surprised investors with a solid increase in profits which beat market estimates, but reaction was mixed. Daimler announced “preliminary” earnings […]
Honda, Toyota, GM Plants Said Vulnerable To Brexit Problems. “The leavers – plants run by Honda and Toyota are most at risk of closure after Brexit” Honda and Toyota of Japan are the two car manufacturers most likely to move out of the U.K. if negotiations for Britain’s exit from the European Union […]
Ford Mustang 5.0 V8 GT review. For – scintillating performance, moody looks, silly price. Against – price is the clincher. ***** £36,495 Ford’s new Europeanised Mustang is now available and once you’ve got past the hype and bluster – as driven by Tom Cruise, Steve McQueen etc – you’ll find this truly is […]
Jaguar XE S review. For – handsome, high quality, impressive performance. Against – rear seats cramped, boot small, supported Remain. **** £55,163 Jaguar’s XE small luxury sports saloon is fighting for sales against the all-conquering BMW 3-series, not to mention the Mercedes C class and Audi A4, and it certainly has all the […]