Will Tesla Batteries Win It The Inside Track Against Germans? “Tesla will have a huge market lead at 1.2 million a year” Tesla Motors’ lead in the market for premium electric cars is likely to be short-lived as the Germans mainly and perhaps the Chinese quickly marshal their resources and unveil competitive products. That’s the […]
Tesla Model S Wafts Along Like A Rolls-Royce. “Tesla will have a big lead because the ...
New Audi A5 Coupe Coming To The U.S. In The Spring. “Audi’s original A5 forced the ...
McLaren 570GT Review. For – fabulous performance, understated quality, wonderful sounds, beautiful. Against – nothing springs ...
Skoda Kodiaq SE 2.0 TDI 4×4 DSG review. By Robert Couldwell For: Sharp looks, beautifully built, ...
Volkswagen Dieselgate Deal Clears The Decks For Recovery. What If Ambitious VW U.S. Diesel Sales Targets Had Been Met? “Investors, as VW management, can now focus almost solely on the fundamental turnaround of the VW brand and Group” Volkswagen’s $4.3 billion settlement with U.S. authorities at least ended uncertainty about the final cost of dieselgate […]
Pent-up Demand Will Accelerate Electric Car Sales-McKinsey. “Consumer demand is starting to shift in favor of electric vehicles, with strong disruption potential” Here’s a prediction for 2017. More forecasters will say electric car sales are about to take off, but actual sales will remain in low gear. Admittedly, before the end of the year, Tesla’s […]
Mild Damage Expected From EPA’s Fiat Chrysler Diesel Foray. “We have done nothing, in our view, that is illegal” – Marchionne Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) investors quickly realised the damage likely from U.S. government accusations of diesel emissions rules contraventions was unlikely to be anything like as damaging as Volkswagen’s transgressions After diving nearly 20 […]
Trump Tweet Is The New Nightmare For Auto CEOs. But Toyota Blast Got The Facts Wrong. The new nightmare for automotive CEOs is the sudden arrival of the Trump tweet which could throw a monkey wrench into expensive investment plans, and attract the spotlight of unfavourable publicity. GM and Ford have been on the receiving […]
Political Turmoil May Undermine 2017 European Car Sales. “In 2017, new vehicle sales in Europe will experience a sharp deceleration Western Europe’s car markets will turn anaemic next year, as possible political turmoil frightens consumers way from committing to big money purchasers. And there will be many attractive new cars and SUVs going on sale […]
Could 2017 Be Another Record Year In U.S.? “Investors may not like the methods, but we would be surprised to see 2017 U.S. auto sales below 18-handle for the year” 2017 was supposed to be the year when the long run up in U.S. car sales would finally exhaust itself, but it could be another […]
Peugeot 3008 Expected To Boost PSA Profit. “The new Peugeot 3008 could be a margin game changer” PSA Group will continue to report strong profits in 2017, boosted by big margins from Peugeot 3008 sales, according to Barclays Equity Research. In 2016, PSA said global sales rose to 3.14 million vehicles from 2.97 million the […]
Suzuki Vitara review video. I spent months seeking out the finest small SUV to buy and here it is, the Suzuki Vitara. For – handsome, understated, well equipped, all-rounder priced to go. Against – fuel economy disappoints. **** £22,249 Video by Paul Cox Photographic. Shot on the cliff top near Newhaven, East Sussex UK. Full […]
Tesla Model S Wafts Along Like A Rolls-Royce. “Tesla will have a big lead because the Germans won’t be ready to compete until 2019 or 2020 and it will have become more stable with Model 3” More than 10 years ago I first heard the term “waftability” when interviewing British luxury legend Rolls Royce about […]
Is Diesel Death Imminent, Or Is Threat Short Term Jitters? “Premium (manufacturers) have the highest diesel share today, but are also likely to enjoy the most rapid increase in mild-hybrid gasoline and BEV sales” Diesel powered cars are on death row, condemned by worries about health, sales undermined by dieselgate publicity, and about to be […]
SUVs Get Smaller As Suzuki Starts Mini Sector With The Ignis. “described variously as baby urban chic, radical, bold or simply cute” 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 […]
Auto “Mobility Solutions”, Paranoia Or Rationality? “The automotive sector may need to consider moving from using a pure product ownership model toward providing a range of transportation services” The automotive industry is understandably wary of being blindsided by some overnight technology sensation, but that doesn’t mean it has to take on board every crackpot theory. […]