Paris Auto Show – Significant Launches Led By BMW. “This attempt with DS to challenge the German premium brands does look an uphill struggle” It was the car show that much of the industry avoided, but it still attracted many significant new launches, from trend setting electric vehicles to the inevitable slew of new SUVs, […]
Paris Auto Show – Significant Launches Led By BMW. “This attempt with DS to challenge the ...
Paris Auto Show – Audi, Mercedes Will Challenge Tesla. “Electric car sales will take off very ...
Paris Auto Show: BMW Unveils New 3-Series. “BMW has focused on reducing weight, which will help ...
Paris Auto Show – What Happened To Half The Industry? “Perhaps the most significant debutant at ...
Vauxhall Combo Life Energy 1.5 Turbo D review. For – practical, versatile, sensible. Against – pricey, ...
Paris Auto Show: Brexit Fears Spook Carmakers. “If you ask me for my gut feeling, I have difficulty imagining something will happen that will go against the economic interest of the country,” Europe’s carmakers, gathered in Paris for the biennial auto show, are getting increasingly nervous about the lethal prospects for Brexit, which will be […]
Paris Auto Show – Audi, Mercedes Will Challenge Tesla. “Electric car sales will take off very strongly in the 2020s and we expect demand to increase exponentially” Electric cars made the headlines at the biennial Paris Auto Show, but the debutant models from Audi and Mercedes are too expensive to ignite the long awaited boom […]
Tesla Investors Cheered By Swift, Benign SEC Response. New Chairman Needs To Be Strong, Independent Figure. Could Tesla Be Ripe For Takeover? Tesla Inc shareholders were breathing a sigh of relief as the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) took a relatively forgiving view of CEO Elon Musk’s recent antics. The SEC insisted Musk give […]
Paris Auto Show: BMW Unveils New 3-Series. “BMW has focused on reducing weight, which will help improve economy and handling” BMW unveiled its new 3-Series sedan at the Paris Auto Show, and published the first pictures of this 7th generation vehicle. The new 3-Series looks very much like the old one, but has cleaner, precise […]
Pairs Auto Show – Europe Industry Faces Near Term Upheaval. “We’ve had good years (since the financial crash) but now it is getting harder and harder” The European car market has performed strongly since the dark days of the 2008 financial crash, but that healthy scenario is about to expire as carmakers fend off regulatory […]
Paris Auto Show – What Happened To Half The Industry? “Perhaps the most significant debutant at the show is the all-new 7-th generation BMW 3-Series” Visitors to the Paris Auto Show will be asking where did everybody go? The biennial Paris show, Mondial de l’Automobile, is missing many key players, who have declined to attend […]
Vauxhall Combo Life Energy 1.5 Turbo D review. For – practical, versatile, sensible. Against – pricey, bland, gear shift awkward. *** £23,065 Competition – Citroen Berlingo, Peugeot Rifter, VW Sharan, BMW 2 Gran Tourer, Ford S Max, Seat Alhambra, Citroen Grand C4 Picasso For some car buyers utility and practicality are the only considerations, and […]
Tesla Model 3 Wins Rave Review From Early Adopter. No Worries About Quality Compared With Germans. Austin, Texas Academic Ecstatic About The Car. Charging, At Home Or On The Road, Easy In U.S. Tesla Dual Motor Model 3 Early Experience. By Dr David Tuttle “Overall, we are very happy with the Model 3 so far. […]
Ferrari Profit Plan Soothes Investors, But Electric Doubted. “An aggressive push towards electrification helps de-risk the long term strategic plan. Targeting 60% of mix with hybrid will improve performance while addressing regulations. Italian luxury sports carmaker Ferrari impressed investors with its short-term plans, but it will have to do more to embrace electric power if […]
Europe Tightens Fuel Economy Rules, Car Market Goes Nuts. “This clearly shows exceptional and temporary pre-registration activity associated with the moves (to tighten fuel consumption rules)” Europe’s car sales soared in August, but will fall back again by at least as much in coming months as the industry grapples with new and tighter rules on […]
Aston Martin’s Ferrari-like Stock Market Valuation Looks Pricey. “a business that is loss making on a U.S. GAAP basis, with a weak profitability record and a fragile balance sheet selling cars at much lower price points (than Ferrari), to a much less dedicated audience” British luxury sports carmaker and part-time James Bond client Aston Martin […]
Volvo Delays Planned Flotation As Investors Doubt Valuation. “It is still an option, a very realistic option, but will not happen immediately. The timing has to be optimal” The planned stock market flotation of Volvo Cars has been delayed with the company citing fears of a trade war, according to newspaper reports, but which more […]