Kia Sorento Review 2015. For – practical, rugged, all-rounder with unbeatable guaranty. Against – why isn’t it cuter? **** £40,995 MARBELA, Spain – Kia’s relentless move upmarket continues and the new big Sorento SUV reminds us that if you are offered an improving product, you won’t get away with paying rock-bottom, bargain prices. If you […]
Archive | March, 2015
BMW Profit Margins Poised For New Highs
BMW Profit Margins Poised For New Highs. “we are convinced that BMW will manage to sustain the high level of 10 to 11 per cent group EBIT margins” Investors managed to look past BMW’s news that its autos profit margin fell back to 8.2 per cent in 2014’s final quarter because apart from that, everything […]
Could Europeans Start To Turn Their Backs On Diesel?
Could Europeans Start To Turn Their Backs On Diesel? “The intention of these regulations was that the limit should be met on the road, not just in the laboratory” Diesel power for cars in the U.S. regularly moves from being the “next big thing” to the next big non-event, but everybody knows that Europeans love […]
VW Cost Cutting Placates Critics.
VW Cost Cutting Placates Critics. Investors Like Move To Simplify Production, Extra China Information. “VW has done well the last year and is still continuing to hold a dominant position in the auto market. No meaningful change will occur during this environment” Volkswagen has done enough to keep potential critics happy for a while yet, […]
Barclays Feels Strong Recovery Vibe From Geneva
Barclays Feels Strong Recovery Vibe From Geneva. Morgan Stanley’s Not So Sure Though. As the 2015 Geneva Car Show recedes into memory, some investors are feeling a bit more bullish than others about sales prospects in Europe. “The key message (coming out of Geneva) was a relatively buoyant one regarding Europe volumes,” said Barclays Equity […]
Jeep Grand Cherokee Review 2015
Jeep Grand Cherokee Review 2015. For – typical big SUV – serene ride, copious off-road ability if you should ever require it, well priced, loaded with gizmos. Against – the diesel isn’t very economical. rating **** £50,065 I’m a huge fan of big SUVs, and this one is big. The commanding driving position, and the […]
Renault Prospects In Russia Worry One Investor
Renault Prospects In Russia Worry One Investor. “Russia …….. will lose hundreds of millions of euros in 2015” Renault investors have been impressed by its recovery, but one analyst is puzzled by how the company has managed to shrug off losses in Russia, with the promise of torrents of red ink to come. Max Warburton […]
Peugeot-Citroen Edges Into The Black; Investors Expect More
Peugeot-Citroen Edges Into The Black; Investors Expect More. “Three-headed monster” Confounds Critics. Recovery Plan Targets Look Set To Be Met Early. Will DS Strategy Survive Residual Value Test? Peugeot-Citroen is clawing its way out of financial trouble and investors reckon its deliberately conservative recovery targets will be met with ease. Most investors, that is. The […]
Somehow, Ferraris, McLarens, Bentleys Still Thrive In Geneva
Somehow, Ferraris, McLarens, Bentleys Still Thrive In Geneva. “mainstream premium” qualifies as an oxymoron in my book” GENEVA, Switzerland – By 2015, you would have thought that car shows would be packed with boring little fuel sippers, drained of pizzazz by zealous politicians and po-faced regulators saying, sorry, they were just acting in our best […]
Geneva Car Show 2015 – Sentiment Boosted By Weak Euro, Oil Price.
Geneva Car Show 2015 – Sentiment Boosted By Weak Euro, Oil Price. Sales Will Rise A Bit in 2015, But Pre-Crisis Highs Still Distant Dream. More SUVs Will Be Good For Bottom Lines. Exotic Sports Cars Will Keep Excitement High. The Geneva Car Show will open its doors to the public as the European industry […]