Fiat Chrysler Refines 2018 Targets, Delays Alfa Romeo Revival. “We already regarded the old targets as rather ambitious and we continue to have doubts that FCA can improve its performance by such a wide margin” Nobody seems to believe Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ (FCA) 2018 targets, the old or the tweaked new ones, and some investors […]
Bentley Bentayga Fastest, Most Luxurious SUV, For A While. “We’ll soon see similar new vehicles from ...
Vauxhall Astra SRi NAV 1.4i 150. For – great drive, quality, comfort, price. Against – nothing. ...
DS 4 Prestige Blue HDi 180 review. For – good quality, great interior, excellent performance, nice ...
Jaguar XF 3.0 TDV6 review. For – looks terrific, great quality, excellent drive, not German. Against ...
Bentley Unlikely To Hit Even More Modest Sales Target. “The Middle East is a big worry. ...
Is The Automotive Industry’s ‘Golden Era” For Profits Over? “We will look back on the last few years as a true “golden era” for industry profitability. And possibly for auto sector analysts” The automotive industry has made stacks of money recently thanks to a combination of unprecedented success in China, easy credit and the accelerating […]
Peugeot Wastes No Time Returning To Iran. FCA, Renault Also Seek Deals. “This is the beginning of a long process but Peugeot seems to be the first car maker to sign a deal with Iran” PSA Peugeot Citroen hit the ground running after sanctions were lifted from doing business with Iran and investors were quick […]
Bentley Bentayga Fastest, Most Luxurious SUV, For A While. “We’ll soon see similar new vehicles from Maserati, Rolls-Royce, Aston Martin, Lamborghini and Mercedes Maybach” Bentley says its first SUV, the Bentayga, is the most luxurious and fastest in the world. The Bentayga was shown to the public for the first time at the Frankfurt Car […]
Nissan Leaf Gets More Range, But Electric Car Prospects Grim. “the forecast for 2020 has been pushed back five years to 2025” SILVERSTONE, England – Nissan has added a bit of range to its new version of the Leaf electric car but the outlook for battery-only vehicles looks grim as sales, in Europe at least, […]
Self-Driving Cars Can’t Claim Victory Yet. “We estimate mass market (manufacturers) will shrink dramatically” Nobody doubts that autonomous cars are coming and will change the world, but trying to pin down when this might happen shows the case for computer controlled cars is still a bit ambiguous. Some say a complacent automotive business is about […]
Europeans In For A Treat As Sales Growth Stumbles. For 2016 we anticipate a much more modest sales increase for both cars and commercial vehicles-Zetsche”. Car sales projections for Europe are being slashed as worries mount about the possibility of global recession. European car buyers are in for a treat though because tightening markets mean […]
VW Rivals Gain In Europe Despite Hefty Price Cuts, Discounts “The VW diesel scandal has added competitive spirit to the market and forced it fight off the anticipated sharp drop off of sales of not just diesels, but all of its vehicles” Western Europe’s healthy looking sales figures for 2015 masked some frenetic and expensive […]
Vauxhall Astra SRi NAV 1.4i 150. For – great drive, quality, comfort, price. Against – nothing. ***** £20,985 “The new Astra is a world away from previous models. You could easily be in an Audi or a BMW, and not just because it goes so well, but because whenever you touch a door handle or […]
Solid European Sales Growth Expected Again In 2016. That Might Include Harsh Price Competition, But What’s New? “The problem is, how does Europe get better from here, and do we believe it will remain this way” West European car sales were strong in 2015, and forecasts for 2016 expect a modest improvement. Despite the mayhem […]
Jeep Stars In Europe, While Ford, GM Steal Sales From VW. “Fiat Chrysler’s decision to use a bog standard Fiat car and place a new body on the vehicle and make it a 4X4 has really paid off handsomely” Fiat Chrysler’s Jeep brand in general and the little Renegade SUV in particular were the star […]
DS 4 Prestige Blue HDi 180 review. For – good quality, great interior, excellent performance, nice looks. Against – too pricey, needs more compelling “DS” case. *** £28,115 DS has now dumped Citroen from its name, as parent company Peugeot clears the ground for an assault on German premium territory. This is a brave, some […]
Volkswagen: Admit Defeat In U.S.; Withdraw Namesake Brand. “Skoda makes good products and it doesn’t have a cheating image to change” “That’s complete nonsense. Skoda doesn’t have the product or the SUVs. Volkswagen, tainted by its admission it cheated government regulations and sold its cars to Americans under false pretences, should withdraw the brand from […]