VW’s Mueller Talks About Diesel Renaissance At Geneva Show. “Diesel will see a renaissance in the not too distant future” Volkswagen wins the prize for the bravest statement at the Geneva Car Show with its declaration that diesel’s day is not yet done. Ford’s call for more clarity at the show about post-Brexit conditions comes […]
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Volvo XC40 SUV Wins Car of the Year at Geneva Show. The new Volvo XC40 ...
Alfa Romeo Giulia 2.2 180 Speciale – review. For – handsome, charismatic performer. Against – design ...
Ford EcoSport Titanium 1.0 EcoBoost Review. For – looks good, terrific interior, well equipped, drives well. ...
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Warm Electric I-Pace Vibes Remove Diesel Blues In Geneva. There will of course be plenty of supercars for the assembled throng to dream about, led by the Ferrari 488 Pista. The all-electric Jaguar I-Pace will be the star of the annual Geneva Car Show which starts next week, the first upmarket European manufacturer to match […]
Troubled Auto Industry Will Be Keeping Its Chin Up In Geneva. “The car makers need a dual strategy to meet CO2 targets. Pure electric cars plus a fast start-up of the 48 volt mild hybrid” European car makers will be putting on a brave face at the annual Geneva Car Show next week as they […]
Alfa Giulia Leads Sputtering Plan With Impossible Targets. “But I don’t think Alfa Romeo is really viable in the U.S. It will stumble along for a while perhaps, but a long-term proposition it is not. I don’t think BMW will worry about Alfa Romeo,” Biting off more than it can chew has become the […]
Jaguar Electric I-Pace, Ahead Of Geneva Launch. British luxury car maker Jaguar unveiled the I-Pace, its first electric car and rival to the Tesla Model X. The I-Pace will be unveiled formally at the Geneva Car Show next week. Jaguar said the I-Pace places it at the forefront of the electric vehicle revolution, and that’s […]
VW, BMW Shares Fall After Trump Auto Tariff Threat. But Experts Call It A Bluff. German auto stocks dived initially after news President Trump threatened to impose extras tariffs on European auto imports, but it was hard to find experts who took the claim seriously. It was viewed as the opening gambit in a move […]
PSA Raises Earnings Despite Opel-Vauxhall Handicap. The Jury Is Out On Viability Of Takeover. “Reviving the loss-making operations formerly owned by General Motors will be tough unless boss Carlos Tavares can find further cost cuts” PSA Group increased sales and profits to records in 2017, despite being held back by losses from its newly acquired […]
Renault Shares Advance After News, Later Denied, On Merger. But Would Full Merger With Nissan Unlock Big Value? Renault shares zoomed after a Reuters report France might sell its 15 per cent stake to Nissan, but fell back a day later when the companies and the French government denied there were any such plans. The […]
Volvo XC40 SUV Wins Car of the Year at Geneva Show. The new Volvo XC40 small SUV has been named 2018 European Car of the Year at the Geneva Motor Show in Switzerland, the Swedish-based and Chinese owned company’s first win of this prize. The European Car of the Year award is the judgement […]
Europe Says Trump Tariffs Would Hurt Both Sides. “It is somewhat ironic that BMW looks poorly placed given it is a net exporter from the U.S” Europeans were circling the wagons for the automotive industry and free trade after news at the weekend that U.S. President Trump had threatened to raise tariffs on their cars […]
VW Announces More Ambitious Electric Plans. Plans For The U.S. Come Next. Volkswagen took the opportunity to announce more details of its electric car plans when it announced its annual report for 2017. This included expanding production of electric cars to 16 factories around the world, and it selected partners to provide batteries worth around […]
Alfa Romeo Giulia 2.2 180 Speciale – review. For – handsome, charismatic performer. Against – design niggles, small boot/ *** £41,185 (starts at £35,515, range at £29,480) Competition – BMW 3 Series, Audi A4, Mercedes C class, Lexus IS, Kia Stinger, VW Arteon, Volvo S60, Jaguar XE Alfa Romeo still retains an aura of excitement […]
German Carmakers Under Pressure As Diesel Bans Allowed. Expect More German, The Other European Cities To Pursue Bans. Mild Hybrids Will Fill The Gap. “The negative implications for the auto industry are stark and wide-ranging” German manufacturers face a huge financial hurdle as a court allowed the banning of diesel cars in city centres. Manufacturers had hoped diesel […]