Skoda Kodiaq SE 2.0 TDI 4×4 DSG review. By Robert Couldwell For: Sharp looks, beautifully built, highly practical, spacious and great to drive. Against: Only minor issues like nowhere to put key fob and distracting radio controls. £28,545 Mallorca – Like SEAT, Škoda is launching its first proper SUV, the first of several. Škoda’s Kodiaq […]
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Worries That Trump Might Mess With NAFTA Said Unlikely. “I say he hasn’t the power to abrogate treaties. If Trump tried to do that, Congress would have to agree and it wouldn’t” Global auto manufacturers fear president-elect Donald Trump may deal a serious blow to their prospects by tearing up free trade arrangements like NAFTA, […]
Tesla Might Suffer If Trump Weakens CAFE, Electric Subsidies. “If (ZEVC) were removed, for example, Tesla Motors would lose a major source of income” Diluting CAFE Rules Though Would Help Auto Industry Profits. Tesla Motors might find itself in trouble if a Trump administration relaxed fuel economy rules and electric car subsidies are weakened, while […]
Auto Investors May Favor Foreign Stocks Until Trump Clarifies. “Rhetoric around Mexican production, trade tariffs and a potential step-back in consumer confidence will likely weigh on stocks and auto demand” European investors are likely to seek out automotive stocks which don’t do business in the U.S. market until it becomes clearer exactly what a new […]
VW Restructuring Plan Receives Lukewarm Reception, Wins Praise For Trying. Volkswagen’s plan to cut costs and raise the profitability of its namesake brand didn’t impress investors and experts much, but was seen as the best that could be expected from a company dominated by unions and politicians. VW has long been criticized for existing to […]
McLaren 570GT Might Have To Fight Changing Tastes To Thrive. “Ageing buyers pose a long-term question mark on demand” GOODWOOD, England – McLaren is now delivering its more “civilized” 570GT mid-engine coupe to the U.S. but its ambitious plans might be stymied by changing fashion. The 570GT might be called “less deranged” rather than civilised […]
Ferrari; A Successful Auto Maker, Or A Mediocre Luxury Brand? Profits Up, And Growing; Sales Too. “This debate should go on until an (economic) downturn where it will be tested, hence our caution” Ferrari is making fat profits and expects to make more, but investors can’t decide whether the company is a successful auto maker, […]
BMW Profits Under Pressure As Mercedes Turns Up The Heat. “After a surprisingly strong (first half) the Automotive margin starts to come down due to rising costs as well as challenging pricing in the U.S.” Sliding sales in the U.S. are pressurising BMW’s profits as rival Mercedes overtakes it in the global race for leading […]
U.K. Auto Unaffected By Brexit; Long-Term Impact Doubted. “Britain is also six per cent more efficient than Germany, and now has the added advantage of the sharply lower value of sterling” Britain’s car sales are still keeping healthy, while foreign manufacturers line-up to say they will stay despite Brexit, and one leading expert says membership […]
China’s Next EV Launches NIO, World’s Fastest Electric Car. “matches the performance of top hybrid supercars, such as the LaFerrari and McLaren P1” LONDON – Chinese electric car company Next EV unveiled its new brand NIO Monday and launched what it said was the fastest electric car in the world. The NIO EP9 has 1,360 […]
Does Nissan U.K. Decision Mean Bluff Was Called? “The huge Sunderland plant is a crucial global manufacturing hub for Nissan and even if its trading position had weakened a bit, moving it elsewhere would have been very difficult to do” Nissan Motor Co’s decision to build two new SUVs at its British factory shows the […]
Evidence Will Soon Show If Brexit Negative Predictions Right. “(October) might begin to answer whether the impact of the Brexit vote will start to reverberate” The doom and gloom forecasts for Britain’s car industry and Brexit haven’t materialized, but some experts worry that the European sales figures for October published early next month will reveal […]
VW Raises Profit, But Investors Question The Quality. Next Milestone; Possible Agreement With Unions. “The snag is that the improvements are mainly down to accounting tweaks” Volkswagen reported sharply higher operating profits in the third quarter, but investors gave a thumbs down, saying the gain was more about financial juggling than an improvement in the […]