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Renault Pressured, But Benefits From Peugeot Comparisons

Investors Have Faith In Big New Model Programme Renault’s first half operating profit fell nearly 20 per cent, but its forecast of positive operating profit in the second half calmed investors still reeling from Peugeot-Citroen’s more negative outlook. “Renault did say that it expected second half Automotive operating profit to be positive with price/mix improving […]

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Peugeot Blame Attempt Misfires

Nissan, Daimler Contradict Peugeot Experience And Market Pounces But Some Investors Still Like Model Programme, Premium Push Peugeot-Citroen blamed Japan-natural disaster induced supply disruption for its decision to slash its profit estimate for the second half, which was unfortunate because Nissan and Daimler said at the same time that this wasn’t much of a problem […]

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Citroen C-Zero

Of course battery cars work; the Citroen C-Zero rode the Eurotunnel!

The public relations departments of car manufacturers pour out a huge amount of boring, self-serving and normally inoffensive garbage every day. Morris Canardly wins North West Scotland caravan tow car of the year, and variations on that theme, is the standard fare. But sometimes they produce publicity so nonsensical, so superficial, I feel moved to […]

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Peugeot, Citroen Lose The Plot With “Hors-Serie”, “DS”

Mass Car Makers Can’t Compete With BMW, Mercedes, Audi. Peugeot, Ignoring History, Thinks It Can. Meanwhile Citroen Cynically Trashes DS Heritage Peugeot, ignoring conclusive evidence to the contrary, thinks it can make Audi-like margins by moving its cars into upmarket territory. Meanwhile its Citroen subsidiary is trying a variation on the theme and infuriating purists […]

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Citroen 2CV Review

  From Peasants And Potatoes To The City PARIS – The Citroen 2CV, celebrating its 60th anniversary at the Paris Car Show, was designed to carry 4 farmers and 50 kilos of potatoes over unmade roads at up to 60 km/h, but ended up as a fashion icon notching up sales of over 5 million. Citroen showed […]

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