Auto Industry Articles
April 2013
*BMW, Audi, Mercedes To Swat Away Short-Term Weakness
April 2013
*Gloom And Doom Dominates, But First Recovery Signs Sighted
April 2013
*VW Profit Stutters But Shortfall Should Be Retrieved
April 2013
*Mercedes First Quarter Profits Dive, 2013 Forecast Cut.
April 2013
*No Progress Expected On Peugeot-Citroen Losses
April 2013
*Slow-Selling European Electric Cars Ending Up In Rental Fleets
April 2013
*Mercedes May Be Forced To Cut Profit Forecast For 2013
April 2013
*Electric Car Maker Tesla To Report Its First Profit
April 2013
*Germany Finally Dragged Down By Europe’s Mess
April 2013
*VW Can Forget Big Profit Gains From New Production System
April 2013
*BMW Profit Drive Peaks, But 2013 Should Still Be Solid
April 2013
*Renault Expected To Make Money In 2013
April 2013
*Troubled Peugeot-Citroen’s Prospects Worry Investors
March 2013
*Buyers Shun Electric Cars, But Long-Term Success Possible
March 2013
*Europe In 2013; “Bad” Or “Very Bad”?
March 2013
*Qoros of China Gearing Up For Assault On Europe
March 2013
*VW Profit Margins Expected to Remain Under Pressure
March 2013
*Opel’s New CEO Neumann Focussed On Costs, Brand, Culture
March 2013
*Tesla Forswears Range-Extender To Shore Up Model S Range
March 2013
*VW’s Stagnating Profits Show Europe’s Downturn Biting
March 2013
*GM Europe, Launching Cascada, Hopes For Profits
March 2013
*Renault In The Black, Alone Among Europe’s Mass Producers
March 2013
*Peugeot Prospects Worry Ratings Agency Fitch
March 2013
*Fiat Said Rickety Without Chrysler Help, Long-Term Plan Risky
March 2013
*Supercar Diversion In Geneva Won’t Hide Financial Cracks
February 2013
*Can Fuel-Cells Overtake Batteries In The Race To Be Green?
February 2013
*Peugeot-Citroen’s Massive Losses Shake Investors
February 2013
*GM Europe Loses Money For 13th Straight Year
February 2013
*Mercedes Profits Slip, But Should Hold Steady in 2013
February 2013
*Fiat Said To Be Over-Valued Compared With Germans
January 2013
*Opel, Peugeot Vulnerable As Financial Reckoning Looms
January 2013
*Europe Sales Outlook Bleak, With No Strong Rally In Sight.
January 2013
*More U.S. Sales Growth Expected In 2013
January 2013
*Ford Europe Loses More Than Expected, But Breakeven Looms.
January 2013
*Fiat Europe Keeps Losses Steady, Expects Repeat In 2013
January 2013
*Detroit Stories...
January 2013
*European Luxury Makers Aim At U.S. As Home Sales Crater
January 2013
*U.S. 2013 Sales Prospects Drive Higher As Fiscal Cliff Avoided
January 2013
*Germany Takes On Water As Euro Crisis Hits Confidence
January 2013
*GM-Peugeot Trim Back Reveals Less Ambitious Alliance Scale
January 2013
*German China Profits Likely To Peak In 2013
January 2013
*Auto Prospects For Europe In 2013 Look Dire
December 2012
*Renault Cranks Up Electric Output; Now To Find Some Buyers
December 2012
*Europe’s Car Sales Likely To Continue Diving In 2013
December 2012
*Renault Sells Volvo Stake, Completes Russian Deal
December 2012
*VW Success In Europe Threatens Opel, Peugeot – Report
December 2012
*Aston Martin Stake Sold To Italian Investor
November 2012
*Mercedes Long-Term Plans Fail To Convince
November 2012
*Peugeot Plans Could Be Diluted By French Government
November 2012
*Hyundai Damaged By Inflating U.S. Fuel Economy Data
November 2012
*Europe’s Tottering Car Makers Need To See Action
November 2012
*BMW Sticks With 2012 Profit Targets After Strong Third Quarter
November 2012
*Fiat Europe Losses Mount; Further €700 Million Loss Seen In 2013
November 2012
*VW Surprises Investors With €2.5 Billion Fund Raiser
November 2012
*Peugeot Losses Could Hit €1.5 billion in 2012
November 2012
*Mercedes Irks Investors As Big Sales Plan Hits Profit Hopes
October 2012
*Unions Protest, But Investors Laud Ford Europe’s “Bold” Action
October 2012
*Peugeot Bailout Stirs Ford, Renault, VW’s Home State Protest
October 2012
*Renault Jolted By Nissan Worries, Peugeot Implications
October 2012
*VW Retains 2012 Targets, But Doubts Expressed For 2013 
October 2012
*Chaotic European Market Spurs Opel-Peugeot Merger Talk
October 2012
*Shock From Huge New Toyota Recall Quickly Dissipates
October 2012
*Fiat Rating Cut As Europe Loss Estimate Gathers Pace
October 2012
*Peugeot-Citroen May Have To Make More Cuts
October 2012
*All’s Going Too Well At VW, So Let’s Worry About Succession
October 2012
*Leaders In Paris Agree Limping Europe Hasn’t Bottomed Yet
October 2012
*Investors Like Renault Prospects As New Clio IV Unveiled
October 2012
*VW, Unveiling New Golf VII, Warns Future May Be Rocky
October 2012
*GM, Ford Decide Restraint Makes Sense At The Paris Car Show
October 2012
*Mercedes Warns About Profits, Reportedly Seeks More Cuts
September 2012
*German Upmarket Small Car Plans Ambitious But Makeable
September 2012
*GM Future In Jeopardy Unless It Dumps Opel, Report Says
September 2012
*VW Unveils New Golf As Production Cut Looms
September 2012
*Peugeot Convinces French Government Closures Unavoidable
September 2012
*Ford Pins Europe Hopes On Ambitious New Product Plan
September 2012
*Europe Sales Forecasts Under Pressure As Recession Looms
September 2012
*VW’s Cheap Financing Said To Give It Huge Pricing Edge
September 2012
*Renault’s Dacia Helps Keep Finances In The Black
September 2012
*Fiat’s Europe Prospects Concern Investors
September 2012
*Currency, Economic Weakness Bear Down On Car Industry
August 2012
*Electric Cars Face Bleak Prospects
August 2012
*Even The Germans Are Succumbing To Europe’s Problems
August 2012
*BMW Fails To Match Record Profit Pace
August 2012
*Mercedes Profit Falls In Quarter, But Expects Flat 2012
August 2012
*GM Europe Loss Estimate Raised Again
August 2012
*Marchionne, Volkswagen Jostle Over Pricing
August 2012
*Peugeot Prospects Gloomy Despite Plant Action
August 2012
*Ford Europe 2012 Losses Expected To Exceed $1.3 Billion
August 2012
*Renault Suffers, But Manages To Please Investors
August 2012
*VW Profits Grow; New Production Methods Promise Even More
July 2012
*Counting Down To European Debacle As Sales Prospects Sour
July 2012
*Can Ford Make Headway In European Economic Storm?
July 2012
*Peugeot Restructuring Seen As Ineffective, Late.
July 2012
*Impatient Detroit Removes GM Europe’s Stracke
July 2012
*Europe Needs Tsar To Slash Output, Thwart National Bailouts
July 2012
*China, Europe Outlook Mean Even Germans Might Be Hurt
July 2012
*Investors Raise Loss Estimates For Shaky Peugeot
July 2012
*Mercedes Begins To Feel Pressure Of Global Slowdown
July 2012
*GM Europe Determined To Stay The Course
June 2012
*Europe’s Automotive Chiefs Avert Eyes From The Crisis
June 2012
*Europe’s Automotive Plan For The Future Shies From Reality
June 2012
*VW Faces Some Rare Negative News
June 2012
*Ageing Vehicles, Internet Connectivity To Spur U.S. Sales
June 2012
*GM Beats Ford 10 Years Hence, But Germans Win Overall
June 2012
*Peugeot, deep in losses, may improve in the second half
June 2012
*Koreans, Immune To The Downturn, Worry Incumbents
June 2012
*Renault Poised To Win “Best Of The Worst” Fight.
June 2012
*Mazda Alfa Roadster Deal Fails To Excite.
June 2012
*Japanese Big Three Currency Suffering Appears To Be Over.
June 2012
*Fiat Urged To Buy All Of Chrysler, Soon
May 2012
*European Shakeup Awaits Signal From Hollande
May 2012
*European Electric Car Sales Struggle For Life
May 2012
*Peugeot In Trouble, But Long-Term Prospects Stable
May 2012
*Renault Investor Favourite When Compared With Peugeot
May 2012
*Toyota Emerges From Troubles Expecting To Double Profit
May 2012
*Tesla Motors Advances Launch Date By A Month
May 2012
*Electric Cars Totter On To Sales Charts; Will Volt Or Leaf Win?
May 2012
*Weak Demand Will Force Europe Shakeout – Report
May 2012
*Chrysler Success Bails Out Fiat
May 2012
*VW Shrugs Aside Tough European Conditions With Profit Boost
May 2012
*Mercedes Raises Profits But Margins Still Lag Competition
April 2012
*Mercedes Seeks To Justify Ambitious Profit, Sales Targets
April 2012
*VW New Production Investment Expected To Pay Off, Big
April 2012
*Jeep, Chevrolet Prosper As Europe Car Sales Dive
April 2012
*Can Weird Twizy Succeed As Over-Ambitious Electric Cars Stall?
April 2012
*China Market Rumours Agitate German Premium Investors
April 2012
*BMW Said To Be In Great Shape To Weather Any Storms
April 2012
*Fiat Auto Expected To Report First Quarter Loss
April 2012
*Higher U.S. Pump Prices Could Stimulate Car Sales
April 2012
*GM Europe’s 2012 Losses Could Reach $1.5 Billion
March 2012
*Calls For E.U To Help European Car Shakeout Look Incredible
March 2012
*VW Expects Flat Profits In 2012, Then Acceleration Resumes
March 2012
*Peugeot-GM Alliance Has Modest Initial Aims
March 2012
*Renault Wins More Accolades For Keeping In The Black
March 2012
*Cadillac Challenges Germans On Home Territory
March 2012
*Electric Tesla Will Go 300 Miles If You Poodle In Slow Lane
March 2012
*Europe’s Carmakers Put On A Brave Face In Geneva
March 2012
*Europe’s Auto Makers Hope Problems Will Go Away
March 2012
*Peugeot-Citroen Talks With Opel-Vauxhall Fail To Excite
March 2012
*Merger Spotlight Hits Financially Wobbly Mazda Too
March 2012
*Confused By Peugeot’s Talks With GM? Here’s Why
March 2012
*Renault Profit Slips But Investors See Financial Acumen
March 2012
*VW Preliminary Results Show Q4 MQB Impact
February 2012
*New Energy Supplies May Rock Orthodox Auto Beliefs
February 2012
*Mercedes Strong Profit Forecast Pleases Investors
February 2012
*Fiat: Buy Rest Of Chrysler Quickly; Sell Alfa Or Ferrari To Do It
February 2012
*GM Europe May Shut Plants; Jettison Vauxhall, Opel
February 2012
*Kia Aims To Beat Down Trend In Europe
January 2012
*Europe’s Threatened Manufacturers Will Vacillate
January 2012
*If Consumer Fear Doesn’t Crimp Car Sales, Lack Of  Lending Will
January 2012
*Talk Of Alliances Focuses On Troubled PSA Peugeot-Citroen
January 2012
*U.S. Sales Expected To Accelerate In 2012
January 2012
*Germans Unlikely To Face Euro Collapse Consequences
January 2012
*Toyota Clambers Back With Record Sales Forecast
January 2012
*Saab Looks To Have Bitten The Dust At Last
January 2012
*Another Law Suit Throws Hurdle At VW Porsche Merger
January 2012
*Bentley In The Money Again; Plans New SUV
March 2012
*Electric Tesla Will Go 300 Miles If You Poodle In Slow Lane
December 2011
*Electric Cars Head For Niche Status As Forecasts Dive
December 2011
*Lending Shortage May Turn Car Sales Descent Into A Debacle
December 2011
*Electric Car Sales Forecast Slashed Nearly In Half
December 2011
*Sales Forecasts for Western Europe Under Pressure Again
December 2011
*Fitch Rates Fiat “Negative” But Lex Sees Salvation In America
December 2011
*After A Long Struggle, Ford Pays A Dividend Again
December 2011
*Europe’s Car Manufacturers Prepare For Rocky 2012
December 2011
*GM Europe Could Lose $600 Million In 2011, $1 Billion In 2012
December 2011
*Working Capital, Finance Might Inhibit Fiat If Crisis Worsens
December 2011
*Suzuki Wants Court To Force VW To Sell Its Stake
December 2011
*E.U Renews Action To Force Germany To End VW Takeover Veto
December 2011
*GM Will Stick With Europe, But Sharpen Scalpel Again
November 2011
*As Fiat Struggles, Could Chrysler Make The Difference?
November 2011
*Financial Meltdown Talk Spooks European Car Buyers
November 2011
*Despite More Bad News, S&P Still Sees A Strong Industry
November 2011
*BMW’s 2012 Prospects Hinge On China’s Millionaires
November 2011
*Peugeot-Citroen Ratings Cut As Profits Slip Away
November 2011
*Volt Fire “Insignificant”; No More Likely Than Conventional Car
November 2011
*German Automakers Set To Ride Out The Storm
November 2011
*VW’s “Stunning” Financial Performance To Continue In 2012
November 2011
*Daimler Profit Dips, But Next Year Shouldn’t Be A Problem
November 2011
*Peugeot Warns About Profits As Price Pressures Mount.
November 2011
*Fiat’s Numbers Raise Some Pointed Questions
November 2011
*Truckers Signal Slowdown, Not all-Out Recession
October 2011
*Conventional Engines Will Shrug Off Electric Challenge.
October 2011
*Europe’s Car Makers In Good Shape To Face Downturn
October 2011
*Thumbs Up For Tesla After Investor Drive Day
October 2011
*U.S. Car Sales Defy Economy And Rally.
October 2011
*VW Success Might Be The Seed For Decline.
October 2011
*Fiat Gives Chrysler Little Ypsilon, Delta To Aid Europe Project.
October 2011
*VW Onslaught in America Moves Up A Gear
October 2011
*JLR Engine Plant Will Increase Flexibility
October 2011
*Magna Said To Be Teaming Up With Chery Of China
October 2011
*Deadline For VW Public Apology To Suzuki Passes
September 2011
*Mercedes Aims For Number One Spot
September 2011
*Ambitious Kia Unveils New Rio, Plus GT Supercar Concept
September 2011
*VW, Suzuki Deal Close To Dead, Downed By Fiat Diesel Pact
September 2011
*Fiat Chrysler Merger Goes Well, But External Factors Threaten
September 2011
*VW Porsche Merger Delayed As Confusion Reigns.
September 2011
*Europe’s Future Uncertain As Financial Turmoil Strikes
September 2011
*Frankfurt Will Push Electric Cars; Survey Shows Battery Apathy
September 2011
*If U.S. Car Sales Stall, Expect Cash-For-Clunkers 2
September 2011
*Fiat Bucks The Trend In Brazil, But Pressure Ratchets Up
September 2011
*Peugeot Costs Negating Impact Of Impressive New Cars
September 2011
*Porsche Plan To Double Sales Said Realistic, Achievable
August 2011
*German Premium Manufacturers Fight Recession
August 2011
*Diesels Poised, Again, To Win Hearts In America.
August 2011
*BMW Profit Soars To New Highs, But Pace Will Slow
August 2011
*U.S. Sales Shouldn’t Be Hurt By Rough Economic Weather
August 2011
*China Onslaught Has Started With European Supplier Takeovers
August 2011
*Prices, Rate Volatility, Weak Markets Spook Manufacturers
August 2011
*VW Boost Profits Again But “Fails” To Surprise
August 2011
*Peugeot Blame Attempt Misfires
August 2011
*Fiat Raises Profit, But Investors Startled By Rising Debt
August 2011
*Renault Pressured, But Benefits From Peugeot Comparisons
August 2011
*Daimler Raises Profit And Expects “Very” Much More For 2011
August 2011
*Cracks Appear In Suzuki, VW Alliance
August 2011
*Despite Success, BMW Worries About Market Volatility
July 2011
*E.U. Car Policy Plans Get Ahead Of Consumer, Technology
July 2011
*Europe’s Car Sales Will Accelerate After Sluggish 2011
July 2011
*Ford Europe’s Odell Says E.U. Policy Could Undermine Industry
July 2011
*VW Small Car Will Shake Rivals, But Hammer Fiat
July 2011
*Renault Loses Europe Share, But Retains Investor Support
July 2011
*Opel-Vauxhall Positives Outweigh Negatives For GM
July 2011
*Fiat-Chrysler – Hyped-Up Miss-Match Or Canny Combo?
July 2011
*BMW, Mercedes, Audi Go From Strength To Strength
July 2011
*Weakness of French Stocks Triggers Investor Interest
July 2011
*India Will Be Third Biggest Car Market By 2020
June 2011
*Book Review Car Guys versus Bean Counters
June 2011
*Ford Unveils Bold Ambitions For Sales, Profits
June 2011
*Chinese Manufacturers Gear Up For Emerging Markets Assault
June 2011
*Saab China Deal Might Not Pass Government Scrutiny
June 2011
*Renault Promotes Tavares As Investors Yearn For Nissan Action
May 2011
*Government Nudges, Not Pricey Prods, Will Force Electric Liftoff
May 2011
*Fiat Investors Impressed By Speed Of Chrysler Plan Pursuit
May 2011
*Tesla Capital Raising Will Smooth, Quicken New Car Plans
May 2011
*Fear Recedes Japanese Quake Might Disrupt Europe Output
May 2011
*Jaguar Land Rover Needs Volume To Break The Mould
May 2011
*BMW Profit Strength Expected To Continue
May 2011
*Saab Totters As China Deal Breaks Down
May 2011
*Mercedes Falls Behind Rivals With “Only” 70 Per Cent Gain
May 2011
*U.S. Jobless And Demographics May Derail Sales Rally
May 2011
*Chrysler In Profit, But Some Investors Doubt Recovery Power
May 2011
*Mazda Bets Improving Current Technology Beats Electric
May 2011
*When Oil Supplies Run Down, Forget Open Road Freedom
May 2011
*Profit Forecasts Raised For VW After Impressive Quarter
May 2011
*Spotlight on Shanghai As China Competition Intensifies
May 2011
*Fiat Raises Profits, But Brazil Clouds Expectations
May 2011
*Renault Sales Results Point To Improved Mix, Pricing
May 2011
*Peugeot-Citroen’s Sales Boosted By New Models
April 2011
*European Sales Slip, Although Germany, France Manage Gains.
April 2011
*Chrysler-Fiat Project Better Not Depend On Europe
April 2011
*Electric Car Maker Tesla Jump Started By Investment Report.
April 2011
*Daimler Falls Behind In CO2 Race, Says Report.
April 2011
*Saab Production Problems; Earthquake Or Liquidity?
April 2011
*Ford Beats VW In Productivity Race, Despite Sales Shortfall.
April 2011
*Production Resumes In Japan, But European Disruption Looms.
March 2011
*Conventional Wisdom On China, Energy Might Have To Change
March 2011
*Japan Quake Impact on Global industry Hard To Fathom
March 2011
*BMW Most Vulnerable To Japan Fall Out
March 2011
*Renault “Spy” Shenanigans Bodes Ill For Ghosn
March 2011
*High Oil Prices May Undermine Ford, GM, U.S.-Market Recovery
March 2011
*Saab Loses A CEO, But Gains A New Investor
March 2011
*Short-Term Outlook Grim For Japanese Automakers.
March 2011
*VW Expected To Beat 2010’s Impressive Performance This Year.
March 2011
*More Of The Black Stuff Expected For BMW In 2011.
March 2011
*E.U. Truck Problem, Car CO2 Weakness Could Cost Daimler.
March 2011
*Battery Cars Will Struggle Against Mainstream Competition
March 2011
*Tesla Says Model S Engineering Has Great Driving Spinoff.
March 2011
*European Car Manufacturers Under Pressure As Geneva Opens.
March 2011
*Daimler, Despite 4th Quarter Hiccup, Expected To Gain Strength
March 2011
*Will VW Porsche Merger Ever Happen?
March 2011
*Good Year For GM, But Investors Worry About Oil Price Impact
February 2011
*New Renault Plan Less Ambitious, More Makeable
February 2011
*Toyota Exonerated By U.S. Safety Authorities
February 2011
*Peugeot-Citroen Rings Up Better Than Expected Profit
February 2011
*Ford Europe Must Raise Its Profit Making Game
January 2011
*Detroit’s Vibe Suggests Happy Days Are Back Again In U.S.
January 2011
*Fiat Faces Uphill Struggle In Europe This Year
January 2011
*Bold, Convincing Action Required By Renault’s Ghosn
January 2011
*Chrysler reckons Europeans will embrace its minivans and SUVs
January 2011
*Saab, camping out on the sidewalk, hopes to make money in 2012
January 2011
*New 300, Town/Country, 200 show we are back, says Chrysler
January 2011
*Mercedes Benz touts fuel-cell car; sends it on world tour
January 2011
*Americans will buy more Bentley limousines this year
January 2011
*Fiat Auto Free To Concentrate On Cars With Chrysler
January 2011
*Court Ruling Removes VW-Porsche Merger Obstacle
January 2011
*Investors See New GM Challenging For Global Leadership
December 2010
*Long-Term Car Use Trends Threaten Status Quo
December 2010
*Chevrolet Europe Needs Success In Russia To Fulfil Its Goals
December 2010
*China Luxury Car Growth Looks Set To Continue, Speedup Even
December 2010
*U.S. Market Will Improve, Radically, Say Some
December 2010
*Stagnation Is The Best Hope For Europe In 2011.
December 2010
*Renault Plan Said To Be Less Ambitious Than Commitment 2009
December 2010
*German Car Makers Would Lose Big From Euro Death
December 2010
*Successful GM Share Sale Boosts Image, But Work Remains.
December 2010
*Renault Unveiling New Three Year Plan Early In 2011
December 2010
*More Investors Reckon Full VW-Porsche Merger Won’t Happen
November 2010
*Europe In Good Shape To Resist Car Sales Double-Dip.
November 2010
*BMW’s Finances Benefit From Longer, Cooler Look.
November 2010
*Chrysler Short-Term Gain Fails To Dispel Long-Term Worries.
November 2010
*Europe Entering Sales Double-Dip As Subsidy Impact Expires.
November 2010
*Can Cadillac Ever Succeed In Europe?
November 2010
*China, Audi Drive VW To New Profit Highs.
November 2010
*Fiat, Ahead Of Spinoff, Cuts Spending, Improves Profit
November 2010
*China, Loaded S And E Class Sales, Boost Daimler Profits
November 2010
*Ford 3rd Quarter Profits A Record
November 2010
*Law Suits, Tax Question Threaten VW/Porsche Merger.
October 2010
*Nissan Thinks Laterally To Address Battery Car Criticisms.
October 2010
*Despite Bleak Outlook, Manufacturers Holding On Grimly
October 2010
*Renault Pleases Investors with Volvo sale, Daimler Moves
October 2010
*General Motors Gets Thumbs Up From S&P
September 2010
*Report Daimler Wants Fiat Industrial Quickly Denied
September 2010
*U.S. Car Sales May Be About To Accelerate
September 2010
*Could Chrysler Be The Making Of Fiat Auto?
September 2010
*China Electric Car Policy Seen As Western Technology Grab
September 2010
*Battery Car Hype About To Stumble Over Reality.
September 2010
*Double Dip For Auto Sales Looks Likely
September 2010
*Renault-Nissan’s Ghosn Turned Down GM Job
September 2010
*Peugeot-Citroen, Renault Repay One Third Of Loan Early
September 2010
*Germans Coining It In China, But Profits Likely To Accelerate
September 2010
*Tough Alfa Romeo Targets Doubted As VW Rumor Fades.
September 2010
*Europe’s Sales Slide Accelerates As Incentives Run Dry.
September 2010
*Will Investors Embrace Huge GM Share Offering?
September 2010
*Saab Cuts Over-Ambitious Sales Targets.
September 2010
*Could China Speed Up Western Attack By Buying Its Way In?
August 2010
*Investors Rush To Raise VW Targets As Profits Gush.
August 2010
*BMW Surprises With Accelerating Profits, But Doubts Remain.
August 2010
*Peugeot-Citroen Pleases Investors, Then Outlook Disappoints
August 2010
*Renault Reports Profit In First Half After Horrendous 2009
August 2010
*Europe Baulks At Shakeout Which Could Transform Prospects.
August 2010
*Fiat Sells Fewer Cars, Makes More Money
August 2010
*U.S. Auto Sales Stutter, But Still Set To Rally Next Year
August 2010
*Daimler Raises Earnings Forecast For Mercedes, Again
August 2010
*BMW Raises Profit, Sales Projections For 2010
August 2010
*Honda’s Engine Plans Show Technology Winner Yet To Emerge
July 2010
*Sales To Slide As Incentives Expire, Governments Slash Spend.
July 2010
*BRICs Taking Up The Slack As Europe, U.S. Falters.
July 2010
*French Manufacturers Raise Sales In First Half.
July 2010
*GM, Ford Performance Impresses Investors.
July 2010
*Europe Unlikely To Follow U.S. Purge Of Jobs, Brands.
July 2010
*GM Europe’s Reilly Wants More Constructive E.U. Policy
July 2010
*Ford Europe Says Overcapacity Still Blights Industry
July 2010
*German Premium Manufacturers Clear Decks For Action
July 2010
*Porsche Cuts Loss Forecast As Panamera Is In Demand
July 2010
*VW Restraint About Future Prospects Worries Investors.
July 2010
*Battery Cars Will Fail As Europe Slashes Subsidies.
June 2010
*Battery Cars Need Subsidies
June 2010
*Goldman Sachs Reckons Dire Europe Projections Overdone.
June 2010
*Investors Look Again At Peugeot And Like What They See
June 2010
*Saab Sets Global, U.S. Targets; May Use BMW Parts For 92.
May 2010
*Europe’s Premium Flagships Return To Health.
May 2010
*Toyota Makes Profit, Expects More; Pays U.S. Fine.
May 2010
*Ford Puts Pressure on Europe’s Finest.
May 2010
*GM Makes Money At Last, But Rest Of Year Looks Tough.
May 2010
*Car Makers To Lead Global Economy Out Of Financial Turmoil.
May 2010
*BMW Profits For 2010 Expected To Advance.
May 2010
*Renault, Peugeot Pledge To Repay French Loan Early.
April 2010
Strong Europe Car Sales Data Hides Imminent Dive.
April 2010
*Scale Of Ambitions For Fiat/Chrysler Worries Investors.
April 2010
*Daimler Riles Investors With Unexpected Outlook Change.
April 2010
*Peugeot Does A Bit Better, But Full Year Loss Still Likely.
April 2010
*Will VW’s Aggressive Sales Push Damage Profits?
April 2010
*Daimler-Renault-Nissan Will Help Mercedes Small Car Push.
April 2010
*GM Loses Over $4 Billion
April 2010
*Raw Material Prices And Steel In Particular Cloud Outlook.
March 2010
*Mercedes, Despite Flaky Record, Seeks Renault Liaison.
March 2010
*Most Investors Agree VW Set Fair For The Future.
March 2010
*BMW Expects Improving Profit, Plans More Smaller Cars.
March 2010
*E.U. Should Delay, Dilute Swingeing CO2 Rules
March 2010
*Geneva Hype Can’t Hide Dire Prospects For Europe.
March 2010
*BMW Remains In The Black, But Lags Competition.
March 2010
*Investors Relieved Peugeot Won’t Buy Mitsubishi Stake
March 2010
*Russian Scrapping Incentives Should Kick-start The Market
March 2010
*Gloom And Doom The Watchwords At Geneva
February 2010
*Daimler’s Shocking Loss Leaves Most Investors Unfazed.
February 2010
*Toyota Prospects Look Better After Congressional Hearings.
February 2010
*Battery Cars Attract Investors Who Ignore Range Anxiety.
February 2010
*Stunned Toyota Seeks To Ride Out The Storm
February 2010
*Investor Says “Yippee-Ki-Yay” To Bernhard’s Promotion
February 2010
*Renault Loses €3 Billion
February 2010
*Peugeot Losses Pass €1 billion
February 2010
*Bloated Europeans Need Some U.S. Medicine. U.S. Takes Out Capacity..
January 2010
*Toyota Scuppers Its Own Sales Plan With Plant Closing News.
January 2010
*Fiat Expects Falling European Sales, Weak Pricing.
January 2010
*Saab Resuscitated By Spyker of the Netherlands.
January 2010
*Sarkozy’s Renault Clio Plan Enrages Media.
January 2010
*Detroit Show Atmosphere Restrained Under Bankruptcy Shadow.
January 2010
*Investors Scramble To Raise Renault Profit Estimates.
January 2010
*Despite Commercial Success, VW Share Price Still Cheap.
December 2009
*Subsidised Europe Faces Traumatic 2010 Fighting Reality.
December 2009
*Peugeot-Mitsubishi Alliance Proposal Draws Fire.
December 2009
*VW, Suzuki Deal Provokes Widespread Approval
December 2009
*VW Should Dump SEAT And Replace It With Alfa Romeo
December 2009
*BMW Business Model Under Pressure.
December 2009
*Saab’s Last Card - Why Waste Investment In New 9-5?
December 2009
*Europe Outlook Dull As Incentive End Clouds Forecasts.
December 2009
*Outlook for U.S. Market Is Mediocre, According to Fitch.
November 2009
*GM Angers Europeans, But Opel Decision Gains Plaudits.
November 2009
*Fiat Plan For Chrysler Ambitious, Tough To Achieve.
November 2009
*Peugeot’s Varin Outlines Vision, Underwhelms Investors.
November 2009
*BMW Autos Lost Money In 3rd Quarter; Investors Unworried.
November 2009
*VW Profits On The Slide As Sales Dive, Prices Pressured
November 2009
*Golf Cart Makes More Sense Than Pricey New Battery Car .
October 2009
*Peugeot Loses More In 3rd Quarter As Rivals Return To Profit.
October 2009
*Fiat’s Results Impress, But Doubts Remain On 2010
October 2009
*As ACEA Cries Foul, Hyundai, Kia Report Spectacular Profits
October 2009
*Saab, Still Hanging In There, Readies The 9-5 For Launch
October 2009
*Renault Battery Vision Looks Like An Expensive Blind-Alley.
October 2009
*Investors Look Again At Fiat Chrysler And See Possibilities.
October 2009
*New U.S. CAFE Rules Might Hit German Profits; Force Mergers
October 2009
*Toyota Hit By Massive Recall In The U.S.
October 2009
*Despite Recent Surge, Europe’s 2010 Car Sales Set To Dive.
October 2009
*Renault, Deeply In The Red, Starts To Turn Around.
October 2009
*Decks Cleared For Cost Cutting Action At Mercedes
October 2009
*Peugeot Pressure Lessens As Sales Fall Less Than Expected
October 2009
*Aggravation Surrounding Opel-Magna Deal Refuses To Die
September 2009
*Frankfurt Show Hype Will Soon Succumb To Market Reality.
September 2009
*Magna Deal For Opel Brings Relief To Merkel
September 2009
*BMW Weathers The Storm And Looks Poised For Growth
September 2009
*Peugeot i-MiEV Car Deal With Mitsubishi Starts Alliance Talk.
September 2009
*Deep Restructuring Expected At Daimler, After Election.
September 2009
*China Looks To Sweden For Way Into European Market.
August 2009
*European Automakers Botch Recession Advantage Chance.
August 2009
*VW Profit Juggernaut Rumbles On. But Predatory Pricing May Damage Residuals
August 2009
*Turnaround Expected For BMW As New Models Loom
August 2009
*Peugeot’s Losses Huge, S&P Cuts Rating To Junk Status
August 2009
*Big Losses At Daimler Fail To Surprise
August 2009
*Renault’s Horrific First Half Was A Swing Of €4 Billion Plus
August 2009
*Electric Dreams Likely To Stumble On Forecaster’s Reality. Despite Electric Progress, Internal Combustion Won’t Go Away.
July 2009
*Just How Much Is Porsche Worth? Estimates Vary By Up To €4 billion.
July 2009
*Fiat Auto’s Profit Makes It A Rarity
July 2009
*Ford Europe’s Modest Profit Wiped Out By Ailing Volvo.
July 2009
*Two Remaining Suitors Continue Talks On Opel-Vauxhall.
July 2009
*Look Out BMW, Audi, Merc; Here’s The Porsche Panamera.
July 2009
*The Dreaded “W” Recession Looms
July 2009
*GM Resurfaces Minus Much Debt, Brands, Dealers
July 2009
*Magna’s GM Europe/Opel-Vauxhall Deal Stumbles On
July 2009
*Electric Cars Attract Hype; Reality Less Exciting.
July 2009
S&P Slashes Renault Rating Citing Deteriorating Finances.
July 2009
Mercedes Might Seek Porsche Stake Is The Latest Rumour
July 2009
Peugeot-Citroen Losses Could Hit €2 billion In 2009
July 2009
VW Market Share Drive Causing Pain Elsewhere
June 2009
Fiat-Chrysler; Best To Start With Low Expectations
June 2009
Magna Hold On Opel Starts To Look Shaky
June 2009
May Sales In Europe Spurt, But Bad Vibes Build For 2010
June 2009
No Mergers, Takeovers For Peugeot.
June 2009
Can Tiny Koenigsegg Save Saab?
June 2009
Tougher U.S. Cafe Won’t Be A Free Lunch For Europe.
June 2009
For Magna’s Opel Plans, Wait Until After German Election
June 2009
GM Will Emerge From Bankruptcy Leaner And Meaner.
June 2009
Scrapping Schemes Inspire False Dawns Across Europe.
June 2009
Toyota Will Struggle To Restore Previous Profit
May 2009
Opinions Mixed As BMW Loses Money In First Quarter
May 2009
Toyota Predicts Worsening Losses, Slashes Output
May 2009
VW, Porsche To Become “Integrated” Car Maker.
April 2009
Scrapping Hinders Industry Need To Consolidate, Cut Costs.
April 2009
Fiat Auto Small First Quarter Loss Pleases Investors
April 2009
Peugeot Sales Dive, Outlook Gloomy
April 2009
Europe’s Car Scrapping Schemes Likely To Backfire.
April 2009
U.S. Reconciled To GM Bankruptcy.
April 2009
Peugeot’s New Management Faces Some Tough Decisions
April 2009
Investors Said To Eye GM’s Saab, Opel-Vauxhall, But Why?
April 2009
Fiat’s Chrysler Plan Might Distract From Closer Troubles
April 2009
GM Demise Would Add $24 Billion Plus To Global Profit
April 2009
Renault, Via Nisssan, Could Gain From U.S. Recovery
March 2009
Despite Green Shoots Claim, Europe Recovery Long Way Off.
March 2009
Bankruptcy Looms For GM As Wagoner Is Fired
March 2009
Daimler Stake Sale Underlines Mercedes
March 2009
Porsche Fixes €10 Billion Loan
March 2009
BMW Numbers Sifted Again With Mixed Results
March 2009
Supplier Failure May Trigger More Euro Automotive Turmoil.
March 2009
Nuggets Found In BMW Numbers After Initial Depression.
March 2009
VW Battens Down Hatches After Record 2008.
March 2009
Scrapping Plans Slow Sales Slide, But Implications Opaque.
March 2009
Daimler-Mercedes Close In On Cooperation Pact.
March 2009
GM Europe Says Failure Would Hit 300,000 Jobs
March 2009
Fiat Unveils New “Multair” Gas Engine Technology
March 2009
Bob Lutz Bids Farewell At Geneva Show
March 2009
Survival Trumps Technology At Geneva This Year
March 2009
Pressure For GM Bankruptcy Mounts. Decision On Bailout Expected At The End Of March
March 2009
Mercedes-BMW Link, Mercedes-Opel Rumours Soar, Die
March 2009
Peugeot Survival Looks Assured Thanks To Government Help
March 2009
Goodbye Commitment 2009 Says Renault. Prospects For 2009 Look Bleak And Red
February 2009
Europe Must Act Soon To Avoid Car Industry “Catastrophe”
February 2009
France Plays Protectionist Card With Renault, Peugeot Aid
February 2009
Scrapping Schemes Gather Pace Across Europe
February 2009
Weak Pound To Slash $2.1 Billion More From Europe Profits
Fevruary 2009
European Auto Financial Results For 2008 Will Shock
January 2009
Fiat-Chrysler Passes Initial Scrutiny
January 2009
Second Look At Fiat Plan
January 2009
Peugeot-Fiat-Chrysler
January 2009
*U.S. Talks Electric, But Internal Combustion Is Reality.
January 2009
*European Financial Aid Will Be Long-Term Negative.
January 2009
Detroit Show Highlights
January 2009
Detroit Show Taking Place Under The Bailout Shadow.
January 2009
European Financial Aid Could Be Long-Term Negative.

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