Ferrari Profit Plan Soothe 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 […]
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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 […]
Tesla Moves To Bolster Pressurised Musk. Share Price Dives Following Private Move Debacle. “Perhaps Tesla will sell enough Model 3s in the second half of the year to turn a profit. That would relieve some pressure. Tesla Inc soothed investors by appointing an ex-Daimler executive to take over the day to day running of car […]
Ferrari Must Embrace Electric Power To Ensure Future. “To be clear, we think Ferrari cannot avoid moving substantially 100% of its product to pure EV (electric vehicle) form over time” Ferrari’s future will be determined at a meeting next week and investors hope the Italian luxury supercar maker will horrify traditionalists by embracing electric power, […]
Rolls Royce Cullinan A Stretch? Maybe An Overfinch Will Do. “There’s always the rich willing to pay huge amounts for limited edition Ferraris or Bugattis” You’ve bought the country estate, there’s a helicopter on the lawn and you’ve signed up for the polo team, but there’s not quite enough cash left to buy a Rolls […]
China Sales Slide Threatens Car Makers’ Profits. Germans The Most Exposed, But Strong Brands Will Help. China’s auto market has hit a wall and investors are wondering which companies stand to lose the most if sales don’t recover. Sales in China dropped nearly 30 per cent in the first week of September, and investment researcher […]
U.S. Auto Sales Continue In Plus Column, But Expected To Stall. “Despite the growth in the market year to date, we continue to forecast U.S. auto sales down 1 per cent for 2018” U.S. car sales are still ahead of last year’s by just over 1 per cent after two thirds of the year, but […]
Honda Jazz 1.5 i-VTEC Sport Navi Manual review. For – high quality, good performance/handling, looks terrific, well equipped. Against – Fiddly Sat-Nav, no Climate Control, gruff sounding engine, expensive. ***** Price £18,265 Competition – Ford Fiesta/Focus, Mazda2/3, BMW Mini, VW Polo/Golf, Audi A1, Citroen C3, Skoda Fabia, Suzuki Baleno, Hyundai i20/30, Nissan Micra, Renault Clio, […]
PSA Turnaround Of GM Loss Maker Opel Vauxhall Looks Solid. “So what magic potion did Tavares apply to achieve this almost unbelievable profit?” PSA Groupe investors are wondering if CEO Carlos Tavares’s stunning turnaround of perennial loser Opel Vauxhall is sleight of hand or real, and the consensus says we’d better start believing. Opel Vauxhall […]
Aston Martin Hopes To Float On The Stock Market By Year End. “Aston Martin lags significantly behind Ferrari on nearly every quality metric” Storied luxury sports car maker Aston Martin unveiled its long-awaited intention to float up to 25% of the company on the stock market, and investors will need to be convinced that any […]
Musk Shenanigans Shakes Tesla’s Investors. Plan B Dumps Going Private. Stock Price Helped By Takeover Rumours. “Mr Musk’s antics, particularly on social media, are unbecoming of the head of as public company” Tesla Inc isn’t going private after all but recent upheavals have shaken investor confidence in volatile CEO Elon Musk’s ability to lead the […]