Jeep’s New Renegade Spurs Spectacular European Sales. “Jeep’s market potential may still be deeply underestimated, and may be the world’s best positioned auto brand over the next three to five years” Jeep’s new Renegade compact SUV boosted Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) half year performance in Western Europe, Ford Europe barely matched the market growth, while […]
Jeep’s New Renegade Spurs Spectacular European Sales. “Jeep’s market potential may still be deeply underestimated, and ...
Honda HR-V – small SUV. For – handsome, well built, great technology, “magic” seats. Against – ...
Ford Mondeo Hybrid. For – handsome, high quality, drives well, priced to go, economical. Against – ...
Alfa Romeo Releases First Picture Of New Giulia. “Alfa Romeo’s targeted volumes appear to be even ...
Suzuki Celerio SZ4 – City Car For – smart, well-equiped, practical, roomy, well priced. Against – ...
German Car Makers Hit By China Fears, But Future Looks Bright. “the future was bright because the rate of premium car ownership in China was still way behind the U.S. rate” German premium car makers BMW, Mercedes and Volkswagen’s share prices have been on the slide since doubts began to mount over the future of […]
Worries About Greek Crisis Undermine Europe Sales Outlook. “Private demand looks close to saturation point. Buyer fatigue seems to be setting in” Western Europe’s latest car sales figures pointed to a healthy future, but as the dust settled some analysts reckoned the rally might be petering out, undermined by worries about Greece. Data from the […]
China Market Will Dip, But Long-term Prospects Still Strong. China Sales Will Surge To 30 Million In 2020, Up 30 Per Cent From 2014. “China’s share of the world’s car sales will increase to 32.6 per cent in 2022 from 23.6 per cent in 2014” Car sales in China will fall slightly in 2016 and […]
Iran Car Market Will Grow Again When Sanctions Expire. Peugeot, Renault Ready To Go. China Has Already Entered Market With Importer Network. Car sales in Iran are likely to accelerate when sanctions are lifted later this year or early in 2016, with Chinese automakers in the fast lane along with other Asian manufacturers, a report […]
Better Get A Move On If You’re Dreaming Of A Flash Roadster. “By 2025, 20 per cent of vehicles that used in urban environments won’t be owned, but will be available as cars on demand for rent” The argument rages about when, not if, the global automotive industry will be turned upside down by new […]
Honda HR-V – small SUV. For – handsome, well built, great technology, “magic” seats. Against – too pricey, no 4×4, dodgy automatic. *** From £17,995 LISBON, Portugal – I’m in the market for a small SUV, and the new Honda HR-V could have been “the one”. Unfortunately, it failed on two or three important points, […]
Ford Mondeo Hybrid. For – handsome, high quality, drives well, priced to go, economical. Against – not as economical as a diesel, threatened by Germans. **** £26,170 The new Ford Mondeo is a formidable machine, rich in quality, great to drive, and with a very impressive hybrid version. Pity that it is about two years […]
Alfa Romeo Revival Plan Unlikely To Reach FCA Targets. New Giulia Starts Alfa Revival Programme But Faces Uphill Struggle. Nobody seems to think Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ (FCA) €5 billion euro gamble to breathe new life into tottering Alfa Romeo has much chance of success, although the launch of the new Giulia captured headlines around the […]
China Fears Hit Germans, But Future Looks Relatively Bright. “What will profit per unit look like in the future? We believe Chinese margins are past peak and are set to fall meaningfully for the Europeans” Doubts about the prospects for the Chinese car market have undermined the share prices of BMW, Mercedes and Volkswagen’s but […]
Porsche Makes More Total Profit Than VW Brand. Porsche Sals Expected To Breach 200,000 In 2015 Porsche will contribute more profits to Volkswagen this year than the VW brand itself, despite the latter selling more than 25 times the number of cars than the luxury sports car and SUV subsidiary. According to a report from […]
VW Investors Await Decisions On Leadership, Structure. “Some may believe the potential for a restructuring story is improving. We think improvement remains some time away” Volkswagen investors are in limbo awaiting questions about key leadership issues as rumours swirl and the stock price sinks. According to German business daily Handelsblatt, VW is considering a decentralised […]
Alfa Romeo Releases First Picture Of New Giulia. “Alfa Romeo’s targeted volumes appear to be even more ambitious and questionable” The all-new Alfa Romeo Giulia has been unveiled in Arese, Italy. It will be rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. The top of the range engine will be a Ferrari derived V6 turbo gasoline unit delivering […]