VW Uproar, Underlined By Stock Market Panic, Will Subside. “When the Titanic went down, people still travelled across the Atlantic. Share prices will recover when investors realise how stupid this was” The reaction to Volkswagen’s problems with diesels has been hysterical and exaggerated, while regulations curbing automotive carbon dioxide emissions to save the planet from […]
Renault Kadjar Review 2015. For – eye-catching, well-proven mechanicals, drives well. Against – expensive. **** £27,470 ...
VW Top Management May Pay The Price For U.S. Diesel Shenanigans. LONDON, Sept 22, Graphic News: ...
Seismic Shocks Building For Auto Industry In Frankfurt. “Frankfurt will be an auto show that shows ...
Jaguar Publishes Pictures Of Its First SUV “Will it cannabalize sales of the Range Rover Sport, ...
CO2 Ignored By Faster, Sexier Frankfurt New Cars. “Toyota gains brownie points with its new Prius ...
Renault Kadjar Review 2015. For – eye-catching, well-proven mechanicals, drives well. Against – expensive. **** £27,470 DONCASTER, England – Renault’s new compact SUV is called the Kadjar. There is a reason for that name, but I’m afraid my brain glazed over while it was being explained to me. If it sells well, and it is […]
SUV’s Gather Pace; Almost 4-1/2 Million By Decade’s End? Jaguar and Bentley Join The Party. The SUV boom is accelerating, and many new ones were unveiled at the Frankfurt show which will push annual sales in Western and Central Europe to almost 4.5 million by the end of the decade, according to IHS Automotive Analysis. […]
Finance Chief Poetsch Close To Taking Over Piech Job. Investors Seeking Outsider Shakeup Disappointed. Volkswagen finance chief Hans Dieter Poetsch will replace Ferdinand Piech as chairman, if he is supported by the supervisory board, and wins a shareholder vote at a meeting in November. The likely appointment was immediately denounced by some investors who believe […]
U.S. Car Sales Pace Set To Remain Strong. August Annual Rate 17.81 Million, The Highest Since July 2005. U.S. light vehicle sales are likely to remain strong in the current quarter as the improved jobs market, gains in disposable income and housing market improvements boost consumer confidence, according to Standard & Poors. In August, U.S. […]
Deal Between UAW, FCA Doesn’t Mean It’s All Over Yet. Ford, GM Talks Will Last Some Weeks Yet. The tentative four-year agreement between the United Auto Workers (UAW) union and FCA looks set to be a basis for a deal with Ford and General Motors, although talks with the remaining companies is likely to take […]
VW Top Management May Pay The Price For U.S. Diesel Shenanigans. LONDON, Sept 22, Graphic News: Volkswagen investors dumped their shares as the financial implications of the company’s shocking decision to bamboozle the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) diesel emissions rules threatened the future of Europe’s biggest car company. On stock markets, this wiped about […]
GM’s European Subsidiary Opel-Vauxhall Wins Barra Approval “I want to restate the importance of Europe for GM “ FRANKFURT, Germany – General Motors’ European subsidiary Opel-Vauxhall, long a financial basket case with a questionable future, is now looked upon favourably by its Detroit masters as a key element in its plans. GM CEO Mary Barra, […]
Connected Car Is Here, But Big Hurdles Still Need To Be Jumped. “By 2020, we will have transformed all of our new cars into smartphones on wheels” FRANKFURT, Germany – The world’s automotive industry has embraced the connected car, but it remains to be seen if buyers actually want the impressive options available, or whether […]
Worries Frankfurt Might See Profit Warnings Fail To Materialise. Sales In Europe May Look Strong But Pricing Worries. “This year’s targets may still be achievable, but Q3 results, will be scoured for signs that 2016 will make headlines for the wrong reasons” Unfortunately for BMW CEO Harald Krueger, possibly the most notable image of the […]
Seismic Shocks Building For Auto Industry In Frankfurt. “Frankfurt will be an auto show that shows an industry in transition” The European car industry is showing off its shiny new high technology vehicles at the biennial Frankfurt Car Show, shrugging off any negative thoughts about China and declaring that it is business as usual with […]
Jaguar Publishes Pictures Of Its First SUV “Will it cannabalize sales of the Range Rover Sport, Range Rover Evoque or Land Rover Discovery Sport?” British luxury sports car manufacturer Jaguar has published this so-called “teaser” picture of its first SUV, the F-Pace, before it is unveiled for the first time at next week’s Frankfurt Car […]
CO2 Ignored By Faster, Sexier Frankfurt New Cars. “Toyota gains brownie points with its new Prius hybrid, which has a dazzling new body” If you question automotive CEOs about the industry outside of car shows, you will get straight-faced, serious-grey suited and responsible talk about downsizing, CO2 reduction, and climate change policies. “Plug-in hybrids and […]