FCA Investors Like Choice Of Manley As New CEO. Will Miss Marchionne’s Panache Though. Shares Crash After Legendary CEO’s Death, Manley Profit Warning. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) investors, reeling from the surprise news of Sergio Marchionne’s death, supported the appointment of Mike Manley as the new CEO because of his strong track record overseeing Jeep’s […]
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Jeep Wrangler Safari review. For – invented go anywhere, distinctive, handsome. Against – expensive. **** from £44,000 Competition – Mercedes G-Class, Suzuki Jimny, resuscitated Defender? GRAZ, Austria – The new Wrangler is doing well in the U.S. but will Europeans understand the attraction of this go anywhere, quirky throwback? Last year Jeep sold 190,522 Wranglers […]
PSA Stuns Investors With Strong Profits. Even Opel Vauxhall Makes Money For The First Time This Century. Achievement More Notable As Main Rivals Struggle. Could PSA Work Its Magic To Help Struggling Ford, Fiat? PSA Group first half profits soared more than 40 per cent and included a barely believable half billion euro contribution from […]
Ford Europe Loses Money Again; Big Shake-up Coming. Vans Make Big Margins. Ford Europe notched up a loss, leading to speculation strong reform measures might be needed to turn the operation around. Ford Europe lost a pre-tax $73 million in the second quarter, after an $88 million profit in the same period last year, and […]
Tariff War Threat Recedes And European Auto Stocks Jump. “We believe the key fact is no immediate E.U./U.S. tariffs are a good thing with the market pricing in 50-60% probability of trade-war in autos as of yesterday” Most European auto stocks staged a powerful rally, after news the U.S. and the E.U. stepped back from […]
Tesla Will Be Overtaken By The Germans In 2021-Report. Audi E-tron, Porsche Mission E, Mercedes EQC, Jaguar I-Pace Lurk. Tesla will retain its lead next year as the highest ranking electric car maker in the world, but will thrust aside by 2021 as Mercedes-Benz claims the lead, followed by BMW, the Renault Alliance and Volkswagen. […]
Jeep Wrangler Looks To Wow Europe. But Sales Will Much Tougher There. “In the U.S. it is doing exceptionally well. It is a heartland product for Jeep. That’s where people understand it. In Europe though, I’m not so sure” GRAZ, Austria – Sales of Jeep’s revitalized new Wrangler are going gang-busters in the U.S. and […]
Daimler Profits Dive And Worse To Come. Company Splits Into 3; Cars, Trucks And Mobility. Daimler hit investors with a 30 per cent drop in profits and then shocked them with a forecast that profits for the year are under threat from currency problems, tariff obstacles in China and new E.U. fuel economy […]
Revered Marchionne Departure Might Boost FCA Stock Price. “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,” News FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne suddenly quit might have the seemingly perverse effect of boosting the share price when trading […]
Europe Pessimistic On Auto Trade Talks, But Misread Trump. “You never know what will happen with President Trump but he will end up raising tariffs probably, and if he does that then of course we will see more or less a war on trade and that will be really harmful for the auto industry, both […]
Volkswagen T-Roc Design Video Review. When I first saw the specification of the T-Roc I was going to drive – 1 litre, 3-cylinder, 113 hp, 6-speed manual gearbox, front-wheel drive – I thought this was going to be a tedious week. But the little direct injection petrol turbocharged motor with electric boost was amazing. […]
JLR Brexit Bluster Camouflages Underlying Profit Problems. “However JLR has issues beyond Brexit and a best case scenario – one in which the U.K. remains in the customs union – will not answer the fundamental questions surrounding the profitability of the company” Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) was all over the media in Britain saying a […]
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 […]