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Ford Focus Review 2014

Ford Focus Review 2014 – Mid-Life Facelift. Huge Engine Choices, Wide Price Range, Technology Germans Will Envy. For – looks good, quality high, technology impressive, drives well. Against – so do lots of others. Rating – **** out of 5 MARGATE, Kent – Ford has face-lifted its big selling Focus, adding a bold new face, […]

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Europe’s Sales Rally Will Stall In 2015 As Stagnation Returns.

Europe’s Sales Rally Will Stall In 2015 As Stagnation Returns. “we forecast a slower pace of growth for 2015 versus 2014”. Don’t Expect Any Spectacular Technology Gains Either. Falling gas prices and improving economics will persuade more Americans to flock to car dealerships in 2015, so spare a thought for Europeans as the market here […]

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Ferrari Spin-Off Triggers Speculation About Value

Ferrari Spin-Off Triggers Speculation About Value. Investors Undercut Marchionne Valuation By €4 Billion. FCA’s decision to sell 10 per cent of its Ferrari subsidiary and spin-off the rest to shareholders has triggered a debate about how much this storied luxury sports-car maker is worth and valuations are varying in a spectacular way. CEO Sergio Marchionne […]

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Jeep Scores Big Sales Gains In Europe While Ford, GM Stumble

Jeep Scores Big Sales Gains In Europe While Ford, GM Stumble “Jeep’s biggest seller is the Grand Cherokee, followed by the Compass” Jeep had a spectacular November sales month in Western Europe, while Ford and GM Europe performed poorly, although both of the latter could claim mitigating circumstances. FCA subsidiary Jeep more than doubled sales […]

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Fuel Cells A Long Way From Mainstream, Despite Toyota Launch

Fuel Cells A Long Way From Mainstream, Despite Toyota Launch “We struggle to understand the rationale for fuel cells electric given the performance capabilities already achieved by battery electric vehicles” You would think that when an automotive giant like Toyota declared its fuel cell car ready for prime time, questions about hydrogen technology had been […]

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Audi A3 E-Tron Review 2014

Audi A3 E-Tron Review 2014 – Plug-In Hybrid. E-Tron Combines Great Performance, Unbelievable Economy. For – terrific economy sometimes, quality, impressive performance. Against – too expensive. **** out of 5, £34,950 Audi has joined the plug-in hybrid crowd with its A3 e-tron. It is almost a couple of thousand pounds more expensive than its VW Golf GTE […]

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Fiat 500X Review 2014

Fiat 500X Fiat 500X Review 2014 – Another Small SUV. Looks Good, Drives Well, Does All You Need, Off-road Too. Prepare For The Feminazi Storm When/If The Viagra TV Ad Runs. For – cute, practical, much choice. Against – Jeep Renegade for me. **** out of 5, £25,845 TURIN, Italy – The 500X compact SUV […]

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