Volkswagen Golf GTE Advance 1.4 TSI review – plug-in hybrid. For – terrific performance, unbelievable economy, great quality. Against – too expensive. ***** £38,175 (before grant of £2,500) If you want CO2 emissions-free motoring you can buy an all-electric car with free range-anxiety added, or you might consider the less purist route and buy a […]
Volkswagen Golf GTE Advance 1.4 TSI review – plug-in hybrid. For – terrific performance, unbelievable economy, ...
SEAT Leon ST SE Technology 1.0 TSI review. For – impressive quality, plenty of technology, modest ...
Honda Civic 1.0 VTEC Turbo EX manual review. For – terrific quality, impressive engines, state of ...
Volkswagen Golf SE 1.6 115 DSG review. “A fun way to make your choice could be ...
Peugeot 3008 GT Line PureTech 130 Auto Review. For – handsome, great interior, impressive technology, high ...
SEAT Leon ST SE Technology 1.0 TSI review. For – impressive quality, plenty of technology, modest looks. Against – no longer the cheap/cheerful option, bland looks. *** £21,480 SEAT is a car brand that despite all the efforts of its marketing maestros to convince the world to the contrary, still without any inherent consumer pulling […]
Tesla Stock Advances On A Tide Of Red Ink. Investors See Model 3 Success, Although Output Promises Doubted. “To put Tesla’s growth in context, we note it took Porsche 10 years and four product lines to grow from about 35,000 units to 100,000. Tesla is on course to achieve similar growth in only 3 years,” […]
Ferrari Profit Performance Suggests Volume Can Accelerate Too. U.S. Rules On 10,000 Sales Barrier May Be Misunderstood. Ferrari’s latest financial numbers reassured investors who worried that increasing sales might undermine the exclusivity of the brand. One investor pointed out that the long held view that global sales of over 10,000 might trigger swingeing U.S. fuel […]
French Business Relieved As Macron Wins. But Reform Depends On Parliamentary Vote. “Mr Macron’s ability to push reform will depend on the strength of the parliamentary coalition he can assemble” As France’s business community breathed a sigh of relief after centrist Emmanuel Macron won the presidency, auto stocks Peugeot and Renault consolidated the gains made […]
VW Profit Accelerates, But Doubts Over Union Power Remain. “We remain unconvinced that the leopard has change is spots – in fact we’re not really clear who is in control of the company, how focussed management members are on the day job and how much hunger there is to lift the company’s performance,” Volkswagen, struggling […]
ChargePoint U.K. Deal Should Kick-Start European Expansion. “Able to add hundreds of miles of range as quickly as 15 minutes, Express Plus Stations can charge current EVs at their maximum rate while being future proofed for the next-generation of electric vehicles” California-based ChargePoint, which says it is the world’s largest electric vehicle charging network, said […]
Western Europe Sales Prospects Look Healthy After April Dive. Diesel Slide Looks Containable “Elsewhere in Europe, the signs look much more encouraging, especially if the political backdrop continues to brighten as per the French Presidential election” Prospects for car sales in Western Europe this year are being ratcheted down slowly despite April’s steep 8 per […]
Renault Investors Like The Future With The Help Of Nissan. Mitsubishi, AvtoVAZ Will Contribute Too. Renault investors, breathing a sigh of relief after the French presidential election result, are getting excited about prospects for the alliance with Nissan, and contributions from newly acquired Mitsubishi, and Russian AvtoVAZ. Barclays Equity Research expects Renault’s relationship with Nissan […]
Honda Civic 1.0 VTEC Turbo EX manual review. For – terrific quality, impressive engines, state of the art connectivity, safety, competitive prices. Against – ugly. *** £23,200 Honda has redesigned its Civic family car with this longer, wider and lower version. You can expect all the known Honda virtues of quality and durability, but you […]
Investors Relieved By French Election As Round 2 Looms. “Our economists see a Macron win as most likely and importantly they also see little change to the economic outlook in that scenario” French auto stocks Renault and Peugeot both zoomed ahead after opinion polls indicated a candidate favourable to industry, the centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron, […]
Diesel Crisis Threatens Financial Hit For BMW, Mercedes, Audi. “Due to high diesel sales to company cars we see a strong threat for leasing companies and car makers’ banks. There is a strong threat that they will have to write off millions of euros due to worsening residual values.” Diesel sales in Europe are crumbling, […]
China Electric Cars Will Lead With 30% Share By 2025-Report. “We are convinced China will become the leading market for electromobility” China will continue to lead the global market in electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids and by 2025 sales will quietly and cleanly zoom to 10.6 million a year, or 30% of its market, according […]