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 […]
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 ...
Volvo XC40 D4 First Edition AWD Automatic review. For – solid package, noticeable looks, big on ...
Jaguar E-Pace 250 HSE R-Dynamic Review. For – cute, well equipped, dynamic drive, high quality finish. ...
Ford Unveils New Focus On Sale Later This Year. “The new generation (Focus) looks very attractive ...
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 […]
Could Electrified Roads Be Battery Cars Silver Bullet? “If you electrify the highways, manufacturers can use smaller batteries and it takes away range anxiety” The dream is that Sweden’s electrified road, which can recharge electric vehicles as they speed overhead, could be the magic bullet that shoots down the two biggest barriers to electric cars […]
Sweden’s Uniti Has $60 million Orders For Electric City Car. “We are currently assessing a timeline to enter the US market, but cannot confirm anything at this point,” Electric car sceptics say expensive batteries and range anxiety present a huge obstacle to their success and reckon a cheap, lightweight city car would be the best […]
Will Tesla Have To Rein In Its Mass Market Ambitions? Tesla Concentrates On High-End Model 3s To Boost Profits. “The problem is investors have given Tesla a near $50 billion market cap in the belief the company will upend the global auto industry, not become a niche, high-end electric car maker”. The debate about Tesla’s […]
Aston Martin Profit Fall May Weaken Flotation Cash Raising. But Revenue Per Car Closes In On Ferrari. British luxury sports car maker Aston Martin’s expected flotation on the stock market looks a little less attractive after it reported profits were hit by a combination of the weak dollar and spending on new models. In the […]
Jaguar Land Rover Profit Hit By Brexit, Diesel Problems. “another limp quarter, with profitability falling a long way from estimates” Multiple threats from British Brexit uncertainties, dying European diesel sales and a weakening U.S. market are undermining Jaguar Land Rover’s (JLR) bottom line. The threat to U.S. sales from possible increased import tariffs isn’t helping […]
Fiat Chrysler Meeting Will Reveal Profit, Strategy Targets. “And our hunch is there will be a surprise or two on the day to slap the cynics and delight the fan base” Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) strategy meeting Friday in Balocco near Turin, Italy, may reveal CEO Sergio Marchionne’s successor before his retirement next year and […]
Volvo XC40 D4 First Edition AWD Automatic review. For – solid package, noticeable looks, big on safety. Against – expensive, look at the competition. *** £39,305 Competition – Land Rover Discovery, Range Rover Evoque, Audi Q3, BMW X1, Kia Sorrento, Hyundai Santa Fe, Skoda Kodiaq, Alfa Romeo Stelvio, Lexus NX, Jeep Cherokee, VW Tiguan, Jaguar […]