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Paris Auto Show: Brexit Fears Spook Carmakers

Paris Auto Show: Brexit Fears Spook Carmakers. “If you ask me for my gut feeling, I have difficulty imagining something will happen that will go against the economic interest of the country,” Europe’s carmakers, gathered in Paris for the biennial auto show, are getting increasingly nervous about the lethal prospects for Brexit, which will be […]

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Paris Auto Show: BMW Unveils New 3-Series

Paris Auto Show: BMW Unveils New 3-Series. “BMW has focused on reducing weight, which will help improve economy and handling” BMW unveiled its new 3-Series sedan at the Paris Auto Show, and published the first pictures of this 7th generation vehicle. The new 3-Series looks very much like the old one, but has cleaner, precise […]

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Ferrari Profit Plan Soothes Investors, But Electric Doubted

Ferrari Profit Plan Soothes 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

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 […]

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Aston Martin’s Ferrari-like Stock Market Valuation Looks Pricey

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 […]

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