Plug-ins Lose Out To Battery-Only Vehicles – Dudenhoeffer. Tesla Eating Into High End Mercedes, Porsche, Audi, BMW Sales. “Tesla’s range of up to 450 kilometres makes the cumbersome plug-in art rather uninteresting. This makes it high risk that the premium manufacturers have invested in the wrong technology” The German premium car makers have invested hugely […]
Audi Electric SUV Launch Underlines Tesla’s Huge Lead. Concept All-Electric SUV To Be Unveiled In Frankfurt. ...
Mercedes-Benz new C-Class Coupe Will Challenge BMW 4. Making Debut At Frankfurt Car Show, On Sale ...
Land Rover Discovery Sport HSE Luxury – review For – handsome, powerful, beautiful interior. Against – ...
BAC Mono – Single-Seater That Fits On Your Yacht, Private Jet. “They are not buying instead ...
Jeep’s New Renegade Spurs Spectacular European Sales. “Jeep’s market potential may still be deeply underestimated, and ...
Even If China Returns Unscathed, Auto Profits May Be Peaking. “The market could turn a corner during the final quarter of 2015 to come back on track, and be followed by annual growth of a high single-digit during the course of 2016” “In short, China’s automotive story is far from over” As the dust settles […]
Audi Electric SUV Launch Underlines Tesla’s Huge Lead. Concept All-Electric SUV To Be Unveiled In Frankfurt. If Tesla Motors shareholders are getting impatient because of the delays to the Model X SUV launch, they ought to stop worrying because Audi has reminded them today that they are at least 3 years ahead of the opposition. […]
New Astra Could Propel Opel-Vauxhall Towards Profit. “Its position versus main rivals like the Volkswagen Golf and Ford Focus will be much stronger than the old model” General Motors’ chronic loss-making European subsidiary Opel-Vauxhall could be on the brink of returning to profitability, and its new Astra family car could be the key. And not […]
Mercedes-Benz new C-Class Coupe Will Challenge BMW 4. Making Debut At Frankfurt Car Show, On Sale In December 2015. Mercedes-Benz made an early bid to win star of the forthcoming Frankfurt Car Show with the unveiling of its new C-Class coupe, which looks likely to win sales from the current market leader, the BMW 4-Series. […]
Suzuki, VW Finally Formerly End Cooperation Agreement. Japanese May Have To Pay Damages For Pact Violation. International arbitrators agreed that Suzuki could finally terminate its 2009 agreement with Volkswagen, although the Japanese company may have to pay damages to VW because the panel said it had breached the agreement. The amount of possible damages was […]
Berenberg Bank, UBS Like Mercedes Prospects. New Models Will Boost Long-Term Profit Margin. Despite worries about China, Mercedes-Benz parent Daimler has won a powerful endorsement from a couple of investment banks. Berenberg Bank raised its profit margin forecast for 2015 through 2017, saying its previous expectation of 10 per cent might be too low given […]
Land Rover Discovery Sport HSE Luxury – review For – handsome, powerful, beautiful interior. Against – noisy engine, jerky transmission, poor fuel consumption. *** £45,995 The new Land Rover Discovery Sport replaces the old Freelander and it certainly is a big improvement in terms of looks. This handsome model, the HSE Luxury, had a fabulous […]
BAC Mono – Single-Seater That Fits On Your Yacht, Private Jet. “They are not buying instead of say a Ferrari 488, but in addition to those and other cars” The single-seat Formula 1 lookalike BAC Mono is a road-going sports car aimed at the super-rich, with a special version designed to withstand attack from sea-water […]
Germans Shaken By China But Investors Believe In Long-Term. Reaction To Devaluation On Stock Market Seen As Overdone. Not Really A “Devaluation”, Just A Marginal Cut. “the Germans remain almost 100 per cent hedged for 2015 so there’s no impact there. The impact for 2016 still remains fairly minimal” German car stocks took a beating […]
BMW, Hit By China, Losing Ground In Profit Race. “Some investors may start to become less confident about BMW’s earnings and free cash flow compared to Mercedes/Daimler and Audi/VW” BMW is losing favour with investors as weakness in China hits profits, and some are relegating it to third place amongst the luxury German car makers […]
German Car Stocks Dive As China Move Possibly Misunderstood. “the impact on 2015 profits for the Germans would be zero because they are fully hedged” German car stocks BMW, Mercedes and Volkswagen, heavily dependent on China for their profits, dived on European markets after China announced what appeared to be 1.9 per cent devaluation of […]
Car Sales Accelerate, But Discounting, Profit Worries Mount. “the German economy has simply reached the end of its long positive virtuous circle” On the surface, car sales are continuing to improve in Western Europe, but rumblings behind the scenes suggest that all is not well. Latest figures from LMC Automotive show Western European car sales […]