Tesla Model X 90 D – review. For – handsome, superbly made, thoughtful design, amazing performance. Against – range claims doubts. ***** £109,230 (before £4,500 grant) Tesla Motors’ Model X SUV is so packed with headline grabbing features like the “falcon wing” doors, mind-boggling performance and a giant windscreen, that you might forget the fact […]
Tesla Model X 90 D – review. For – handsome, superbly made, thoughtful design, amazing performance. ...
Suzuki Ignis – review. For – cute, rugged, practical, well equipped, hi-tech hybrid. Against – questions ...
Kia Rio ‘3’ T-GD1 review. For – smart, well made, many high-tech gizmos, 7-year guarantee. Against ...
Share Price Target For Tesla Raised By Morgan Stanley. “EVs are no longer just a trend, ...
Tesla Model S Wafts Along Like A Rolls-Royce. “Tesla will have a big lead because the ...
Suzuki Ignis – review. For – cute, rugged, practical, well equipped, hi-tech hybrid. Against – questions about the automatic. from £10,000 **** 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 […]
Hang On, Maybe GM Europe/PSA Merger Could Work? Fiddling With Accountancy Rules Makes Opel-Vauxhall Look Good. Putting Lipstick On A Pig? “Perhaps GM wants to bow out now and avoid potential election trouble?” Investment banks couldn’t raise much initial enthusiasm for a merger between France’s PSA and GM’s Opel-Vauxhall, but some are having second thoughts. […]
Audi Super Bowl Attempt At Virtue-Signalling Backfires. “The cause is honourable. But as the German luxury carmaker’s own tepid achievements show, action is harder than fine rhetoric” “I’ll never buy an Audi,”says Kimberly Guilfoyle Audi of America bought an advertising slot during the annual Super Bowl American football game, which attempted to grandstand its support […]
No Great Enthusiasm For GM Europe Merger With France’s PSA. “Peugeot is much stronger , Opel Vauxhall is not as unprofitable but still has difficulties. Why would GM out? Probably too much of a drain on its resources” France’s PSA Peugeot-Citroen (PSA) is discussing taking over General Motor’s European operations, but analysts and academics can’t […]
Ferrari Profit, Sales Surge Set To Continue. Some Worry That Production “Ceiling” Will Eventually Curb Profit Growth. “Ferrari cannot just produce as many cars as it wants; it has a brand to protect” Luxury Status Argument On Hold. Ferrari celebrated one year of freedom by reporting sharply higher profits for 2016 and predicting more of […]
Tesla Will Stop Europe Sales Slide Before Model 3 Boost In 2018. “But despite last year’s performance, the future looks bright for Tesla in Europe. Before we know it Tesla sales will go up again” Tesla Motors sales in Western Europe slid last year, according to newsletter Automotive Industry Data (AID), probably because of weak […]
Mercedes Profits Strong, But Investors Wary Of Spending Need. “Mercedes margins to stay high, but so too will investments” Mercedes paid the price for predicting slowing sales momentum for 2017, after climbing so strongly last year it was able to claim the title of global premium leader for the first time in more than 10 […]
Renault Profits Dazzle Everyone But Investors. Company Stock Market Value Still Languishes. “Another concern is that the French government, Renault’s biggest shareholder, is more interested in protecting well-paid jobs in France than boosting efficiency” Renault produced impressive financial results for 2016, but investors seem determined to ignore the fat profit margins and promises of even […]
Toyota Reels From Foreign Exchange Turbulence and Trump. Gives Up Global Sales Crown To VW. Toyota Motor Corp, buffeted by a roller-coaster of events outside its control like President Donald Trump and foreign exchange markets, reported a big fall in third quarter profit, but said things will improve a bit in the current period. In […]
Electric Car Sales Stall, As Long-Range Predictions Snowball. “(the data) drives home the unpalatable message that of late Europe’s BEV market appears to have plateaued” While excitable experts scramble to raise their predictions that the electric car shakeup is nigh, the truth on the ground suggests the revolution is struggling for oxygen. According to British […]
Kia Rio ‘3’ T-GD1 review. For – smart, well made, many high-tech gizmos, 7-year guarantee. Against – no bargain. **** £14,545 MARLOW, Bucks – The new Kia Rio looks good, is exceptionally well equipped and oozes quality, but because of all that, it is no longer in the bargain basement. The competition in this small […]
Europe Elections Could Undermine Euro, Wound Germans. “There’s no doubt at all that German industry has been hugely helped by the euro” “If Le Pen wins, unlikely at the moment, that would be the end of the euro and she would reinstate the franc” President Donald Trump has said the European Union (E.U.) is really […]