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Opel LCV chief Stoever expects big boost from move to PSA's platforms

Nov. 9, 2018 06:01 CET

Light commercial vehicles are playing a bigger role at Opel/Vauxhall under PSA ownership and Tobias Stoever, Opel's senior manager for LCVs, expects a move to the French automaker's platforms will give Opel a "big boost," as he explained to Automotive News Europe.... Read More »

PSA's DS brand names new product chief

Nov. 5, 2018 13:02 CET

PSA's DS upscale brand appointed Marion David as product director, succeeding Eric Apode, who had held the post since 2014.... Read More »

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Check out the ANE monthly magazine for November

Nov. 5, 2018 06:01 CET

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly magazine is ready to view. The new edition looks at why electrification is emerging as a viable option for light commercial vehicles, helped by a big push from European and local pollution regulations.... Read More »

ANE's November issue goes live on Monday

Nov. 2, 2018 06:01 CET

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly magazine goes live on Monday. The new edition looks at why electrification is emerging as a viable option for light commercial vehicles, helped by a big push from European and local pollution regulations.... Read More »

PSA revenue rises 8% on Opel purchase, pricing push

Oct. 24, 2018 19:07 CET

PSA posted a nearly 8 percent increase in quarterly revenue, buoyed by its acquisition of Opel/Vauxhall as well as strong sales of pricier Peugeot models.... Read More »

Opel faces recall of about 100,000 cars in diesel probe

Oct. 15, 2018 13:17 CET

Germany's Transport Ministry will order the recall of about 100,000 Opel vehicles as part of a diesel-emissions probe. The Opel Cascada, Insignia and Zafira models will be affected.... Read More »

Opel to end production of Buick Cascada

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 15, 2018

Opel, General Motors' former European unit, said last week it plans to stop producing the Buick Cascada in 2019.... Read More »

China auto sales post biggest drop in 7 years

Oct. 12, 2018 21:22 CET

China's car sales fell the most in nearly seven years in September, stoking concerns the world's biggest auto market could contract for the first time in decades this year amid cooling economic growth and a biting trade war.... Read More »

Citroen's next C1 minicar may be electric

Oct. 11, 2018 06:01 CET

Citroen CEO Linda Jackson has indicated that the next C1 will be electric as the deadline approaches for PSA and Toyota to agree on their next joint minicars.... Read More »

Opel will ax three cars in SUV, electric focus

Oct. 9, 2018 16:51 CET

Opel will not replace the Adam, Karl and Cascada cars as it focuses on high-growth, high-volume segments with models such as the Mokka X successor and the new Corsa.... Read More »

Opel confirms it will end Cascada convertible

2:34 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 9, 2018

Opel said it would stop selling the Cascada, the Adam city car and the KARL at the end of 2019. A spokesman for Buick, which sells the Cascada in the U.S., would not confirm its plans for the car.... Read More »

PSA set to make key decisions about its return to U.S. sales

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 8, 2018

PSA Group's methodical return to North America so far has been marked by futuristic steps into mobility services. Now, it's about to get more traditional.... Read More »

Peugeot E-Legend evokes past, future

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 7, 2018

The E-Legend concept shown in Paris presents Peugeot's vision of an electric and autonomous vehicle future, with styling that evokes the retro feel of the brand's famous 504 Coupe that debuted in 1969.... Read More »

PSA looks to plug-in hybrids to meet emissions goals

Oct. 6, 2018 06:01 CET

PSA's plug-in hybrid push is about to begin as the automaker gears up its factories to produce new low-emissions vehicles that will help it meet increasingly tougher European pollution standards.... Read More »

PSA is open to industry tie-ups, CEO Tavares says

Oct. 5, 2018 11:15 CET

PSA is open to new industry tie-ups and is attracting attention from competitors after its lightning turnaround and swift progress in restructuring Opel, CEO Carlos Tavares said.... Read More »

PSA warns that making vehicles separately for UK and EU would impact British production

Oct. 4, 2018 10:21 CET

PSA's Europe boss, Maxime Picat, has said that if the UK's departure from the EU disrupts trade to the extent the automaker has to make vehicles separately for the two markets, there would be an impact on its British production.... Read More »

French sales slip 13% in September on WLTP

Oct. 1, 2018 10:42 CET

New-car registrations in France fell 13 percent in September as the market continued to be affected by the EU's WLTP test. The slowdown came after sales soared in July and August ahead of WLTP rules taking effect Sept. 1.... Read More »

PSA picks French site for electrified transmissions JV with Chinese-Belgian supplier

Sept. 28, 2018 09:35 CET

A PSA and Punch Powertrain plant in France will have an annual capacity of 600,000 electrified dual-clutch transmissions for 48-volt mild hybrid vehicles.... Read More »

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Citroen appoints former Kia, BMW, Ford exec as design chief

Sept. 25, 2018 15:59 CET

Citroen named Pierre Leclercq, a veteran of BMW, Ford and Kia, as head of design.... Read More »

Opel to further scale back output at Ruesselsheim plant

Sept. 21, 2018 09:26 CET

Opel is planning to further scale back production at its Ruesselsheim plant in Germany to 35 from 42 vehicles per hour, having lowered the output to 42 vehicles only last month, a local newspaper group reported.... Read More »

PSA urges France to revive incentives for plug-in hybrids

Sept. 21, 2018 10:36 CET

PSA is pressing the French government to revive sales incentives on plug-in hybrid vehicles. France currently offers a 6,000-euro ($7,000) subsidy on EVs, but an earlier 1,000-euro plug-in hybrid subsidy was scrapped last year.... Read More »

2018 PARIS AUTO SHOW

Peugeot E-Legend hints at electric, autonomous future

Sept. 20, 2018 06:01 CET

Peugeot's E-Legend concept showcases future autonomous technologies and a full-electric drivetrain while evoking the Pininfarina-styled 504 Coupe that debuted in 1969.... Read More »

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Peugeot touts Rifter's space and tech features

Sept. 19, 2018 06:01 CET

Peugeot has designed the new Rifter, the passenger variant of the automaker's small cargo van, to appeal to buyers of both SUVs and minivans.... Read More »

2018 PARIS AUTO SHOW

DS 3 Crossback will give PSA's upscale brand an electric boost

Sept. 13, 2018 16:55 CET

PSA's upscale brand, DS Automobiles, hopes the DS 3 Crossback will continue an upturn in the brand's fortunes. The SUV will offer electric, gasoline and diesel powertrains.... Read More »

2018 PARIS AUTO SHOW

Citroen to debut plug-in hybrid SUV

Sept. 12, 2018 15:58 CET

Citroen will show a plug-in hybrid concept version of the C5 Aircross SUV at next month's Paris auto show.... Read More »

 
Why horsepower needs to be retired

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 7 2018

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With the mass-market introduction of electric vehicles it is time to think less of horsepower and mo ...
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VW distances itself from IPO speculation

Christiaan Hetzner
6:07 am U.S. ET | Oct. 31 2018

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VW has backed away from recent speculation sparked by its Porsche brand that the group might spin-of ...
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Daimler loses complicated, costly refrigerant battle

Christiaan Hetzner
3:00 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 19 2018

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Daimler's profit warning, its second this year, brought back an old issue many might have forgotten: ...
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Why Porsche's CFO calls Germany's digital infrastructure a 'catastrophe'

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 19 2018

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Porsche's CFO and IT boss says that Germany's digital infrastructure "is an absolute catastrophe" th ...
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Will Jaguar go EV-only?

Jay Ramey
12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 17 2018

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Under a strategy being considered by company leaders, the British luxury marque would replace its conventional vehicles with battery-electric models over the next five to... ...
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German automakers' opposition to CO2 goal may backfire

Christiaan Hetzner
4:03 am U.S. ET | Oct. 11 2018

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German-led efforts to water down calls for a 40 percent cut in new-car CO2 emissions by 2030 may hav ...
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Daimler should consider Porsche exec as next finance chief

Christiaan Hetzner
8:29 am U.S. ET | Oct. 9 2018

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Lutz Meschke, Porsche's finance chief has done a remarkable job at the automaker, ensuring double-di ...
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How women are tackling the industry's glass ceiling

Peter Sigal
7:28 am U.S. ET | Oct. 5 2018

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To say that the automotive industry is male-dominated is an understatement. ...
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Why China is by far the world's largest market for full-electric cars

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 5 2018

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China is the largest market for EVs in the world after finding the simple formula for success: Combi ...
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Why Russia's Rolls rival fails to impress

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 28 2018

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Russia's luxury Aurus brand aspires to rival Bentley and Rolls-Royce, not just in Russia but in Euro ...
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