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“The VW brand has problems, big problems” Volkswagen, Europe’s biggest car maker, has suddenly switched ...
“We’d be disappointed if the Model X did not sweep every major Car of the Year award on offer the automotive media” Tesla Motors Inc achieved a big hit with its Model S saloon, but according to investment bank Morgan Stanley, its next model, an SUV, will do even better. Tesla has achieved much with […]
“Jaguar will unveil the new car in London on September 8, and parade it in front of public for the first time at the Paris Car Show in October” British luxury car maker Jaguar is cranking up its publicity machine to make sure the spotlight is turned on for the launch of its new small […]
“Audi is now showing weakness because it is falling behind with technology. Customers will step from Audi to other brands”. Jaguar’s new small luxury saloon, the XE, faces an almost impossible challenge. Jaguar, now part of British-based and Tata of India owned Jaguar Land Rover (JLR), will have to win sales with the new car […]
Some Will Get Infinite Fuel Economy, Others Will Hyperventilate. If you drive an Outlander Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) on the highway, the fuel economy is so bad compared with Mitsubishi’s claim of an average 123 miles per U.S. gallon you will think about suing for false pretences. If you drive this mid-size SUV in […]
Investor Reaction Ranges From Sanguine To Worried. “I would be surprised if it happened all at once, but it seems inevitable that there will be a takeover of foreign automakers interest in China” – Keith Crane China has started flexing its muscles to remind mainly-but- not-exclusively German luxury manufacturers selling huge numbers of highly profitable […]
Investors Will Then Focus On Long-term Plan. The Fiat-Chrysler merger gained momentum, after a hurdle arising from the treatment of minority shareholders was jumped. The company can now continue with its plans which include moving tax residency to Britain, the HQ to Amsterdam, the stock market listing to New York, and the name to Fiat […]
Biggest Market Will China; Will U.S. Share Be Retrieved? Volvo launched its second-generation top-of-the-range XC-90 SUV, and experts say its success is crucial for the future of the company, but aren’t sure if it can withstand keen competition from Audi, BMW and Mercedes. The previous and unmistakeable XC-90 hadn’t been upgraded since 2002, by which […]
“Germany is not the locomotive anymore pulling the European economy behind it and this is really a potential risk to car sales”. Western Europe’s car market was heading for a slow but steady recovery as sales finally hit rock bottom last year after the great recession, but evidence is mounting that even this unspectacular recovery […]
SEE COMMENTS From Mike Wattam at the bottom.. Jekyll and Hyde SUV. Mind-Blowing Fuel Economy One Day, Useless The Next. On The Highway, You’ll Be Thinking About Suing For False Pretences. In Town, You’ll Forget Where The Petrol Stations Are. 148 mpg? Preposterous, And An Understatement. For – impressive overall fuel consumption, no range anxiety. […]
Face-Lift Adds High-Tech Options. Small Car Adds Premium Features. For – classy, capable, good looking little. Against – pricey **** out of 5 Volkswagen has revised its successful Polo small car by adding a range of cleaner engines, some trendy new options including a touch-screen infotainment system, high-tech safety systems, a new electro-mechanical steering, and tided […]
China Price Probe Clouds Future Of All Germans. BMW’s latest financial results excited most investors, again, but there are some who wonder if, just maybe, the leading German luxury car maker’s growing profitability might be peaking out. And news that the Chinese government is investigating foreign automakers’ alleged monopolistic pricing won’t help BMW or for […]
Big Cost Cutting Plan Shows Profit Back Centre Stage. “The VW brand has problems, big problems” Volkswagen, Europe’s biggest car maker, has suddenly switched from telling everyone within earshot the sky is not the limit, to a more modest, placatory tone which points out that maybe not all things are possible. The old VW told […]