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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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Toyota’s Fuel Cell Plans Grab Headlines, But Doubts Mount

“This is a dead end technology and (the manufacturers) are foolishly wasting their time. I can’t explain it. It doesn’t make any sense” Toyota’s launch of the Mirai fuel-cell powered car at the Los Angeles car show was greeted by “game-over” victory shouts by some alternative technology advocates saying battery-only powered cars have been driving […]

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Renault Profit Hopes, Despite Russian Hangover

Renault profit hopes – New Models, Cost Cutting, Dacia Underline Positive Outlook. “good prospects for further profitability uptick that would narrow the margin gap with Renault’s global competitors” Renault’s share price has been on the slide this year, as befits the number one investor in Russia’s car industry, but investors are still impressed with the […]

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Technology, Changing Attitudes, Could Devastate Auto Industry

“The world’s $20 trillion car fleet achieves only four per cent use, leaving 8.4 trillion hours a year not used. What a waste!!!.” The book business, not to mention newspapers, have been shellacked by new technology, and automobile manufacturers might be the next industry ripe for attack. When the global automotive industry gathers in Paris […]

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Jaguar’s Little XE Favoured To Succeed Despite German Might

“Audi is now showing weakness because it is falling behind with technology. Customers will step from Audi to other brands”. Jaguar’s new small luxury saloon, the XE, faces an almost impossible challenge. Jaguar’s Little XE Favoured To Succeed Despite German Might Jaguar, now part of British-based and Tata of India owned Jaguar Land Rover (JLR), […]

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