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Suzuki Ignis review

Suzuki Ignis – review

Suzuki Ignis – review. For – cute, rugged, practical, well equipped, hi-tech hybrid. Against – questions about the automatic. from £10,000 **** Sport Utility Vehicles (SUVs) used to be the preserve of the rich and famous, but these high-riding, off-road capable and arrogant big beasts bred ever smaller and cheaper versions which have been leaping […]

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Hang On, Maybe GM Europe/PSA Merger Could Work?

Hang On, Maybe GM Europe/PSA Merger Could Work? Fiddling With Accountancy Rules Makes Opel-Vauxhall Look Good. Putting Lipstick On A Pig? “Perhaps GM wants to bow out now and avoid potential election trouble?” Investment banks couldn’t raise much initial enthusiasm for a merger between France’s PSA and GM’s Opel-Vauxhall, but some are having second thoughts. […]

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Audi Super Bowl Attempt At Virtue-Signalling Backfires

Audi Super Bowl Attempt At Virtue-Signalling Backfires. “The cause is honourable. But as the German luxury carmaker’s own tepid achievements show, action is harder than fine rhetoric” “I’ll never buy an Audi,”says Kimberly Guilfoyle Audi of America bought an advertising slot during the annual Super Bowl American football game, which attempted to grandstand its support […]

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No Great Enthusiasm For GM Europe Merger With France’s PSA

No Great Enthusiasm For GM Europe Merger With France’s PSA. “Peugeot is much stronger , Opel Vauxhall is not as unprofitable but still has difficulties.  Why would GM out? Probably too much of a drain on its resources” France’s PSA Peugeot-Citroen (PSA) is discussing taking over General Motor’s European operations, but analysts and academics can’t […]

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Ferrari Profit, Sales Surge Set To Continue

Ferrari Profit, Sales Surge Set To Continue. Some Worry That Production “Ceiling” Will Eventually Curb Profit Growth. “Ferrari cannot just produce as many cars as it wants; it has a brand to protect” Luxury Status Argument On Hold. Ferrari celebrated one year of freedom by reporting sharply higher profits for 2016 and predicting more of […]

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Renault Profits Dazzle Everyone But Investors

Renault Profits Dazzle Everyone But Investors. Company Stock Market Value Still Languishes. “Another concern is that the French government, Renault’s biggest shareholder, is more interested in protecting well-paid jobs in France than boosting efficiency” Renault produced impressive financial results for 2016, but investors seem determined to ignore the fat profit margins and promises of even […]

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Electric Car Sales Stall, As Long-Range Predictions Snowball

Electric Car Sales Stall, As Long-Range Predictions Snowball. “(the data) drives home the unpalatable message that of late Europe’s BEV market appears to have plateaued” While excitable experts scramble to raise their predictions that the electric car shakeup is nigh, the truth on the ground suggests the revolution is struggling for oxygen. According to British […]

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Kia Rio 3 1.0 T GDi

Kia Rio ‘3’ T-GD1 review

Kia Rio ‘3’ T-GD1 review. For – smart, well made, many high-tech gizmos, 7-year guarantee. Against – no bargain. **** £14,545 MARLOW, Bucks – The new Kia Rio looks good, is exceptionally well equipped and oozes quality, but because of all that, it is no longer in the bargain basement. The competition in this small […]

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