Britain’s Auto Industry Will Survive, No, Thrive Outside E.U. Remember The Panic Over Euro Membership? Industry Starts To Back Away From Insisting We Stay In. But Ford, BMW Insist On Interfering In British Politics. “For Americans, it would be like waking up one morning to find out that NAFTA’s Mexico and Canada now have a […]
Audi R8 V10 plus Coupe review For – stunning performance, quality, technology. Against – you’d ...
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Audi R8 V10 plus Coupe review For – stunning performance, quality, technology. Against – you’d have to give up golf. ***** £153,650 LE CASTELLET, France – Audi’s updated R8 supercar has more powerful 5.2 litre V10 engines with one capable of more than 200 mph, has shed weight by using more high-tech carbon fibre, and […]
Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV GX4hs 2015 review. “The Outlander PHEV wins the coveted WintonsWorld 5 star award for excellence on all fronts with no worrying question marks” For – impressive fuel consumption, no range anxiety, improved spec. Against – fuel economy gross exaggeration, or not as the case may be. ***** £34,999 after £5,000 grant Mitsubishi […]
BMW Raises Profit In Quarter, Beating Expectations. But Some Investors Worry About Rising Stocks. “Quality of the results is weak with overproduction and high R&D capitalisation” BMW reported solid looking profits in the third quarter, but as the dust settled some investors were less than impressed. Morgan Stanley reckoned the results were lower quality than […]
Renault Expected To Raise Profits In 2016. “If emerging market losses don’t spiral in 2016, then the foundations look more secure for Renault’s European model cycle to power earnings higher Renault’s financial performance is impressing investors and ratings agencies as it fights off challenges in emerging markets while performing well in Europe. Fitch Ratings said […]
More VW Bad News Makes It Hard To Figure Long Term Costs. “Arguably, VW is the only Autos stock that can realistically double over the coming 9-12 months” “In fact, we believe VW to be the greatest cost-reduction story in global autos” Investors are trying to peer into the future to calculate just how much […]
Investors Braced For Action If Volkswagen Contagion Spreads. “Everyone knew what the tests involved and tried to optimize, and maybe VW tried a bit too hard” Volkswagen’s revelations about its emissions cheating have paused for a moment, but investors’ biggest fear is being sideswiped by news the crisis was spreading to other big auto manufacturers […]
Jeep Renegade 2.0 MultiJetII Trailhawk. For – rugged looks, off-road champ, well equipped. Against – too expensive, poor quality, limited load access. *** £30,395 The Jeep Renegade was on my possible purchases list, but I’m sorry to report it failed on a bunch of my (perhaps very personal and subjective) criteria. The Renegade was unlucky […]
Audi A4 2.0 TDI S line 2015 Review. For – luxurious, high tech, connected. Against – bland looks. **** £34,345 Audi’s new A4 is lighter and slipperier than the model it replaces and looks remarkably like the old one. The headline claim for the A4 is its reduced weight – down by 110 kgs/242 lbs […]
Mueller Steers VW Towards Higher Profits, Less Grandstanding. New CEO Seeks To Reassure Investors About “Dieselgate” Impact. Is China Going To Be A Bigger Problem? “However uncertainty remains high and we cannot rule out further setbacks” Volkswagen first quarterly loss in 15 years scared investors but attempts by new CEO Matthias Mueller to show that […]
Fiat-Chrysler Profits Hit By Huge Recall Expense. Investors Reckon Marchionne Charisma Underpins Expensive Stock Price“We continue to see FCA as over-promising, over-leveraged and over-valued” Fiat Chrysler Automobile’s financial results were hurt by an unexpected charge for possible costs of a recall to fix cyber security problems, yet its shares continue to be highly rated by […]
Fitch Ratings Applauds Peugeot Progress. Could Use An Alliance To Help Fund Future Investment. Peugeot-Citroen will make a solid three per cent profit margin in 2015 after breaking-even in 2014 and losing money in 2013, but could use an alliance partner to ensure the long-term viability of the car business, Fitch Ratings said. Fitch, in […]
Mercedes Earnings Rally Expected To Continue. Possible Worry That China Might Disappoint Dismissed. Mercedes parent Daimler impressed investors with its third quarter performance, and the future looks good not least because worries about China have been overdone, according to investment advisor Evercore ISI. Daimler’s third quarter net profit actually slipped to €2.39 billion from €2.74 […]