Volkswagen T-Roc Design 1.0 TSI Review. For – so handsome it’s almost cool, high quality, drives well. Against – expensive, unlikely mpg claim. **** £25,580 (from £18,950) Don’t you hate it when adverts on TV suck you in and force an emotional reaction? The Lloyds advert, with all those magnificent black horses running along the […]
Volkswagen T-Roc Design 1.0 TSI Review. For – so handsome it’s almost cool, high quality, drives ...
Audi Delays E-tron Launch As Investors Ponder Stadler Crisis. Diess, The Outsider, Will Be Stronger. “It’s ...
Wonderful A8, World’s Worst SatNav; 2 SMMT Day Discoveries. What Was The Mystery Jaguar I-Pace Up ...
Sweden’s Uniti Has $60 million Orders For Electric City Car. “We are currently assessing a timeline ...
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Audi Delays E-tron Launch As Investors Ponder Stadler Crisis. Diess, The Outsider, Will Be Stronger. “It’s very hard to see what happens next because of the strange organisational structure of VW” Audi said it has postponed the August 30 launch of its all-electric e-tron following the arrest of CEO Rupert Stadler in connection with the […]
Electric Car Sales Set For Solid Expansion. But Long Range Forecasts Look Tenuous-Delphi Technologies. “Does diesel come back strong? No. But commercial vehicles are a totally different story” Electric car sales growth looks solid and predictable towards the middle of the next decade, but projections past 2025 are more dangerous, threatened by possible changes in […]
Spending On Electric, Autonomous Cars Out Of Control-Report. “A pile-up of epic proportions awaits this industry” Global automotive players are spending huge sums on electric cars and computer driven ones, but only the shrewdest will make any profits and many will face huge losses, according to a report from AlixPartners. John Hoffecker, global vice chairman […]
Ford Europe Under Scrutiny Again As Profit Prospects Melt. “In our opinion, Ford Europe currently represents the single-biggest risk to Ford’s long-term financial health and success. As Ford Motor prepares revolutionary but unspecified changes to enable the company to survive and thrive in an era of autonomous and electric cars, investors are wondering if unprofitable […]
VW, Ford Van Venture Might Lead To Something Bigger. “It’s a big leap from “investigating several joint projects” to believing that Ford and VW are about to reshape the automotive landscape”. Volkswagen and Ford said their collaboration plan was limited, but the news inevitably spurred speculation that there might be more ambitious plans afoot. Ford […]
Daimler Warns Trade Turmoil Will Hit Profits “As an industry rule, usually the first profit warning is not the last” Mercedes Benz parent company Daimler warned that its profits might be hit by a combination of factors including the possibility of a trade war between the U.S. China and Europe, and the mounting costs of […]
FCA Plan Overshadowed By Silence On Marchionne Successor. “Until we learn more about who is actually going to run this thing, it’s rather hard to judge the plan or give a view on the stock” Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) long-awaited 5-year plan included many impressive carrots for shareholders, but the negative stock market reaction showed […]
Tesla Technology Gives It Big Cost Lead – Berenberg Bank. “(underestimates) the full extent of Tesla’s technology advantage, which manifests in the entire electronic architecture design” Tesla Motors Inc is seen by many as a sitting duck for the Germans, once they get their electric car act together. But according to Berenberg Bank, Tesla has […]
E.U. Tariffs On U.S. Cars 10 Per Cent Versus 2.5 Per cent. “Europeans have little appetite for U.S. cars these days. The E.U. could comfortably equalise with the U.S. at 2.5 per cent” With all the sound and fury obscuring possible outcomes of a U.S./E.U. auto trade dispute, the Financial Times Lex column reminds us […]
Expectations For U.S. Car Sales Still Point To Lower Year. But Many Components Show Industry In Decent Shape. The U.S. car market continues to defy gravity thanks to the popularity of SUVs and extra cash from tax cuts, and May’s results pointed to a probably lower but better than expected year for sales. Worries that […]
Wonderful A8, World’s Worst SatNav; 2 SMMT Day Discoveries. What Was The Mystery Jaguar I-Pace Up To? “The first impression was of sumptuous, understated £79,470 luxury”“my second; would this massively capable computerized machine be too complicated to start” The Audi A8 is fabulous. The Vauxhall Grandland is overpriced and has the world’s worst SatNav. The […]
FCA Stock Dives On Worries About Life After Marchionne. “Often, if a highly successful manager leaves – like (Alan) Mulally at Ford Motor – the company doesn’t function as well Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) investors showed what they thought of the company’s much heralded 5-year plan by dumping the stock, spooked by the absence of […]