Diess Elevation At Volkswagen Pleases Financial World. His Record At VW Brand Outshines, Dooms Mueller. “Dr Diess track record so far, his ability to engage with investors and his career background at BMW are all strong positives” The promotion of Herbert Diess to replace Matthias Mueller as Volkswagen Group CEO and a shakeup of the […]
Ford Unveils New Focus On Sale Later This Year. “The new generation (Focus) looks very attractive ...
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Tesla Model 3 Plans Remain Troubled As Output Stops Again. “Tesla may need to redesign final assembly and reduce automation. This may require the product itself to be redesigned as well” Tesla Inc efforts to ramp up Model 3 production took another hit in mid-April as the company shut down production for a week. Tesla […]
China’s Lynk Tilting At Windmills With Europe, U.S. Plan. “The whole concept seems a bit airy fairy, but there’s one good thing; Volvo technology” Lynk & Co, the Chinese auto maker owned partly by Volvo, has set out an ambitious plan to make some of its cars in Europe from next year, and sell them […]
Aston Martin Flotation Might Lead Luxury Spinoffs. “Aston’s listing would help create a distinct class for luxury carmakers. It might even entice other players like Volkswagen’s Porsche to list”. British luxury sports car maker Aston Martin, the wheels of choice for secret agent James Bond over the years, is getting close to floating on the […]
Ford Unveils New Focus On Sale Later This Year. “The new generation (Focus) looks very attractive but is nothing different than the usual evolution of a popular car” Ford of Europe unveiled its new Focus global compact family sedan Tuesday, which will go on sale here and in China later this year and in the […]
Angst Vanishes As China Hints At Lower Auto Tariffs. “China Targets Detroit, Hits Tesla and BMW Instead” President Trump’s intervention in the China/U.S. trade dispute led to much initial angst amongst auto investors, but this turned around after China President Xi JinPing hinted that a new deal to cut import tariffs on cars might be […]
U.S. Car Sales Set To Slip Again, But Market Remains Healthy “GM and Ford will adjust production to slowing demand – as opposed to boosting sales through incentives – to avoid creating excess supply” Most forecasters reckon U.S. car sales will fall again in 2018, but not by enough to change the perception that the […]
BMW Steady Outlook Pleases Some Investors, Irks Others. Decision To Slow Electric Model Development Seen As Questionable. “BMW has opted for a modified platform strategy rather than the dedicated strategy of both its German peers” “It’s an excellent company. But when it comes to creating an auto sector equity story, its excellence is actually a […]
Autonomous Car Crash Fuels Panic Over Their Future. But Apparently, UBER Had Turned Off Avoidance System. “Most Stressful Job On The Road; Not Driving an Autonomous Car” Much hot air has been expended following the fatality in Phoenix, Arizona, after the UBER autonomous experimental Volvo XC90 collided with and killed a pedestrian. This would mean […]
Spin-Offs Could Generate Value Of $100 Billion – Report VW, Daimler Trucks, Porsche, Volvo Could Be Candidates The European industry finds itself in healthy shape after the Geneva Car Show, and investment researcher Jefferies expects an increasing interest in smaller companies as the big ones eschew ego driven claims to be the world’s biggest in […]
Porsche Electric Car Plans Gather Momentum. “The brand’s plans seem to be a bit closer to reality than other brands which are still delaying the launch of their EVs” STUTTGART, Germany – Porsche, the luxury sports car and SUV maker owned by Volkswagen, has a problem. How do you take a brand which owes its […]
Stinger Will Wave The Flag For Kia in Europe. “It certainly is impressive, and will help raise the profile of Kia” As night follows day, most mass car manufacturers have an irresistible urge to prove they can really handle themselves in the rarefied luxury segments dominated by the Germans. It’s all very well proving that some […]
Kia Stinger 2.0 T-GDi review. For – Looks great, drives well, sounds terrific, well equipped. Against – the traditional brand barrier looms. **** from £31,995 Competition – BMW 3 Series, Mercedes C class, Audi A4, Lexus IS, VW Arteon, Alfa Romeo Giulia, Volvo S60, Jaguar XE, Infiniti Q50 “Fools rush in where angels fear to […]