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 […]
Volvo XC40 D4 First Edition AWD Automatic review. For – solid package, noticeable looks, big on ...
Production Hiccup Undermines Tesla, But Will It Survive? “Tesla will learn from its mistakes fast and ...
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 ...
Kia Stinger 2.0 T-GDi review. For – Looks great, drives well, sounds terrific, well equipped. Against ...
Bosch Says Its Diesel Breakthrough Could Revive Sales. “We strongly believe in the future of diesel. We’ve shown a technically feasible solution that can end the controversy” German engineering giant Robert Bosch believes it can save diesel from its death throes, but critics aren’t convinced that this will be anything more than a brief pause […]
Flotation Could Value Volvo Cars At Up To $40 Billion. “Volvo is a subscale, mid-range premium (manufacturer)” Swedish based and Chinese owned Volvo Cars’ stock market sale is thought to be imminent, and speculation shows a wide range of investor opinions about its value, ranging from $15 billion to $30 billion, while the company is […]
Iran Trade Ban Might Curb Peugeot, Renault And Daimler. “the absence of the French automakers in the U.S. market makes them less vulnerable to penalties from any violation of U.S. sanctions still in force” PSA Group, Renault and Daimler are the most exposed Europeans to the U.S. decision to withdraw from the 2015 Iran nuclear […]
Ferrari Defies Doubters With Fat Profits As Sales Rise. Worries Float Was Overpriced A Dim Memory. “Ferrari is likely heading for 15,000 units. Ferrari is going to be a much bigger company than had been assumed even 12 months ago” Investors worried that Ferrari shares were overvalued when it was first floated from Fiat Chrysler […]
Production Hiccup Undermines Tesla, But Will It Survive? “Tesla will learn from its mistakes fast and I’m pretty sure Elon Musk will succeed in fixing this Model 3 production problem” “a classic case of a new entrant taking the risk and creating the initial market, only to be caught by the entrenched incumbents” Tesla Inc’s […]
Bosch Diesel “Breakthrough” Would Help Meet CO2 Targets. Fitch Says This Would Ease Pricey Pressure To Produce Electric Cars. German engineering giant Robert Bosch’s new diesel exhaust system might be the silver bullet Europe’s car makers have been dreaming about as their sales of diesels plummet. It might also ease the pressure on car manufacturers […]
PSA Sales Surge Camouflages Opel-Vauxhall Struggle. “Tavares seems to make the mistake of changing things too fast and starting a dangerous downward spiral in sales” “PSA is working intensely on (OV) pricing and doing a proper job of cleaning up a very ugly business” PSA’s take-over of Opel-Vauxhall allowed it to make the claim that […]
FCA Investors Facing Up To A Marchionne-Free Future. “Will an independent FCA still exist in 2-3 years, and is making FCA CO2 compliant in Europe by 2021 worth the cost” Investors are starting to glance nervously at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) upcoming strategy meeting on June 1 in Balocco near Turin, which also promises to […]
VW Profits Slip A Bit And Remind Investors Of Big Challenges. “dis-economies of scale are glaring” After the excitement of regime change, Volkswagen’s first quarter profits came in slightly under expectations, and pointed to the need for the company to improve to match the likes of BMW and Mercedes. Group earnings before interest and taxes […]
Jaguar E-Pace, Small For The U.S., Will Struggle. “we expect the E-Pace to outsell the F-Pace in Europe – with up to 40,000 sales per annum – volumes are expected to be below half that for U.S.” CLIVEDEN, Berkshire – Sales of the Jaguar’s smallest SUV, the new E-Pace, are getting under way in the […]
Jaguar E-Pace 250 HSE R-Dynamic Review. For – cute, well equipped, dynamic drive, high quality finish. Against – pricey in a competitive market. **** £47,060 Competition – Land Rover Discovery, Range Rover Evoque, Audi Q3, BMW X1, Volvo XC40, Kia Sorrento, Hyundai Santa Fe, Skoda Kodiaq, Alfa Romeo Stelvio, Lexus NX, Jeep Cherokee CLIVEDEN, Berkshire […]
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 […]