Will Ford Europe Quit Like GM? “Slash and burn in Europe? That would be a huge mistake. There is a profitable long-term future for Ford in Europe” Ford Europe was slow to realise consumers’ infatuation with SUVs and losses mounted, but experts are divided about whether the company should follow General Motors and pull out […]
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Could Tesla Be 2019’s Lone Profit Grower? As Model 3 Margins Fade, Expect Europe To Take Up The Slack. As most major automotive makers batten down their hatches for stormy financial times ahead, U.S. upstart electric carmaker Tesla Inc is set to prosper in 2019. Tesla has finally taken control of its Model 3 production […]
VW, PSA Face Big Fines From CO2 Emissions Failure. “Toyota remains the best performing manufacturer in the ranking” “PSA faces the biggest (relative) impact from fines representing 20 per cent of its 2017 profit” Volkswagen and PSA Group face huge fines in 2021 from the European Union if they don’t significantly improve their fuel economy […]
Volkswagen Accelerates Profit Target For VW Brand. Some Investors See This As Over-Ambitious, Others Say Easy. Volkswagen brought forward the profit target for its VW brand and slashed the number of models and choices it offers to save money. VW brand’s target of at least a 6 per cent profit margin has been shortened to […]
BMW Shares Take A Hit As Profit Prospects Deteriorate. Apparent Progress In China-U.S. Trade Talks Is A Positive. “We forecast a 7.4 per cent auto EBIT margin in 2019” BMW’s share price has dived almost 30% this year as its profit prospects worsened, but in recent days there was some signs of revival as hopes […]
ChargePoint Raises More Than $500 Million. Investors Will Soon Start Asking “Where’s The Beef” ChargePoint of Campbell, California, which says it is the world’s leading electric vehicle (EV) charging network, announced Wednesday its latest round of funding raised more than $200 million, bringing the total to over $500 million. Investors ranged from power generators to […]
If Suzuki Jimny Doesn’t Get To U.S., Maybe Imitators Will? “Suzuki just announced the 2019 Jimny and we want it. Sadly, though, Suzuki is just going to tease us” “We want the Jimny”. That cry is gaining momentum across the U.S., as off-road lovers swoon at the sight of the rugged and now super-cute new […]
Ford Europe Shakes-up Leadership Ahead Of Restructuring. “We forecast Ford Europe to post an accumulated loss of $3.6 billion from 2019 through 2021 with increased losses each year” Ford Europe said it reshuffled its leadership Friday on the eve of expected news of a big shakeup in the loss-making organization. “Ford is implementing key leadership and […]
Suzuki Jimny SZ5 review. For – lovably cute, does the business off-road, affordable. Against – sluggish on-road performance, 3-star safety rating. *** £17,999 Competition – Mercedes G-class, Jeep Wrangler, maybe a Defender. Sometimes car designers get everything just right and produce a new machine that looks as beguiling, attractive and downright cute as the new […]
Brexit “Crash Out” From The EU Might Be No Bad Thing. “A hard Brexit will cost JLR more than $1.5 billion – it’s horrifying, wiping out our profit, destroying investment in the autonomous, zero-emissions (world) we share” “Trading under the WTO option is my preferred alternative to Chequers, as was – and most certainly is […]
GM Excites Investors With Brutal Action To Resize. Investors Love The Move, Seen As Anticipating Trouble. GM Embraces New Technology; Puts Pressure On Ford To Act. “Jawboning” Trump said GM should stop making cars in China and make them in the U.S. instead”. General Motors shock move to shut up to 5 North American factories, […]
Ghosn Demise Casts Shadow Over Future Of Alliance. Nissan Will Need More Power If Alliance With Renault Is To Continue. The arrest and incarceration of former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn on corruption charges shocked shareholders invested in the alliance with Renault. The sudden downfall of such a powerful figure in the automotive business was seized […]
Renault Stock Price Hammered As CEO Ghosn Arrested In Japan. “While we acknowledge that Mr Ghosn is a key figure in the Alliance, we are confident that it can – at a minimum – continue in its current structure and continue to generate cost-efficiencies, even if Ghosn is ousted” Renault of France’s stock price fell […]