Tesla Model S – Electric Super-Car. Fabulous Performance, High Quality. Range Claims Sound Adequate, But Time Will Tell. Residual Value Guarantee Will Turn A Few Heads. For – the shape of things to come. Against – maybe a shade ahead of its time. ***** out of 5 £68,700 After what feels like years of banging my […]
Tesla Model S – Electric Super-Car. Fabulous Performance, High Quality. Range Claims Sound Adequate, But ...
Volkswagen Passat – New Saloons, Estate Cars. High Quality Build, Interior; Excellent Performance, Blinged-Up Styling. ...
Renault Captur – Attractive Small SUV. Tremendous Fuel Economy, Cute Package. Ominous Orange Warning Light ...
Lexus NX300h – Smart Looking Compact SUV. High Quality, Comfortable, Luxury Cruiser. Looks Standout Against ...
Plug-In Hybrids, Small SUVs To The Fore. Battery-only Electric Must Have Been There Somewhere. “The ...
Volkswagen Passat – New Saloons, Estate Cars. High Quality Build, Interior; Excellent Performance, Blinged-Up Styling. Must Impinge On Hallowed Audi Ground. The More VW Praises Passat, The More You Think Audi. For – all a family car could be. Against – unbelievable competition from same sector, and SUVs. **** out of 5 £23,340 OLBIA, Sardinia […]
They lack identity, and it is trying to get personal with the angular and aggressive lines. Will it transfer to Europe?” VIENNA, Austria – Lexus is a major player in the U.S. luxury market, trading blows as a heavy hitter with the Germans, but in Europe the Toyota subsidiary is an also-ran; the new NX […]
VW Eschews Take-over Plans, Says MQB Will Bring Benefits Soon. “some 33 per cent of Skoda cars are built on MQB and the margin increased to eight per cent” OLBIA, Sardinia – Volkswagen has increased revenues 30 per cent in five years while profits remained stubbornly flat, and it invited investment bank analysts to take […]
Fitch Sees Small Profits Coming Soon. But Market Weakness Might Jeopardise Progress. Peugeot, desperately trying to turnaround its rocky finances, continues to attract more admirers than detractors. The Fitch Ratings agency believes Peugeot is on track to breakeven in 2014 and gradually improve to small profits in 2015 and 2016, although it cautions that the […]
But CO2 Moves, Technology Leadership Inspires Loyalty. Investors are suddenly starting to think the unthinkable, as sales in China stall, and Europe’s economic road looks rocky. Maybe BMW is not a sure-fire winner after all? That’s the view of investment banker Credit Suisse, although it has to be said that this is a minority opinion, […]
Renault Captur – Attractive Small SUV. Tremendous Fuel Economy, Cute Package. Ominous Orange Warning Light Reveals Worrying Scenario. For – cute, useful, fuel-efficient. Against – pricey, instruments might induce nervous breakdown. **** out of 5 – £18,335 The Captur is doing the business for Renault because it provides exactly what the modern motorist wants; a smaller […]
Lexus NX300h – Smart Looking Compact SUV. High Quality, Comfortable, Luxury Cruiser. Looks Standout Against Bland Audi, BMW Opposition. For – high quality build, terrific interior, notable looks. Against – performance, unsophisticated engine/transmission noises. **** out of 5 from £29,495 VIENNA, Austria – The new Lexus NX range is the lead dog in a new […]
“I don’t think this generation of battery electric cars will be successful. In five years, the next generation of battery electric cars have the chance to be much more successful” PARIS – As the growth rate of battery-only electric car sales in Europe slows, plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV) grabbed the limelight at the Paris […]
Loss Estimate For 2014 Raised To $1.3 billion. It’s back to the drawing board for those investors who thought Ford Europe might be in the black anytime soon. Yesterday’s announcement from Dearborn, Mich. that Ford Motor Co had slashed its profit forecast for 2014 to $6billion from a $7billion to $8billion range included news that […]
“The German economy is no longer running smoothly”. “There are definitely increasing signs of turbulence with pockets of demand falling in some key markets”. The Paris Car Show should have been a time to celebrate the return of the good times after the great recession, but it is turning into a nail-biting quandary about the […]
Plug-In Hybrids, Small SUVs To The Fore. Battery-only Electric Must Have Been There Somewhere. “The XE styling is a bit divisive, with some saying it is bland and ordinary, and others that it is admirably and responsibly restrained” Every car show has to have a star, so my nomination for Paris 2014 is the Mazda […]
Renault Twingo – A City Car With A Difference. Engineered with Mercedes, Rear-Wheel Drive, Rear Engine. For – cute, practical. Against – not cheap, but haggling might make it so. **** out of 5. £12,935 The new Renault Twingo is a cute and practical little car. That’s standard in this segment which includes the Fiat 500, VW […]