Paris Motor Show

Paris Motor Show

All the car launches and debuts, manufacturer announcements, concept cars and auto show controversy - direct from the Paris Motor Show


Michelin mounts robust case for 1.6mm tyre tread depth

7 Oct 2016 | Simon Warburton

Michelin has issued a stirring defence of its insistence a tyre tread depth of 1.6mm is consistent with safety and performance, insisting it sees "no reason" to move to 3mm or 4mm being pushed by some other manufacturers.


Valeo mulls eventual diesel replacement

7 Oct 2016 | Simon Warburton

Valeo says it is well poised to take advantage of the move to electrification as it raises the possibility diesel may have to be replaced at some point.


Management briefing - Paris motor show overview

6 Oct 2016 | Glenn Brooks

This second of two management briefings covering the 2016 Paris motor show, summarises the concepts and production models which should matter most in 2017 and beyond.


FIEV outlines 14-strong wishlist to French Presidency hopefuls

6 Oct 2016 | Simon Warburton

French supplier association, FIEV says it has written to all candidates involved in the country's Presidential elections next year, urging a 14-point plant to rejuvenate domestic industrial policy.


Relentless CO2 rules see Faurecia offer radical weight reduction

6 Oct 2016 | Simon Warburton

Faurecia estimates there will be no let-up in ever-greater regulatory pressure to drive down emissions, which in turn will generate more electric vehicle technology.


PSA confident of supply chain ahead of huge launches - component chief

5 Oct 2016 | Simon Warburton

PSA says it is confident its supply chain will be robust enough to cope with the frenetic pace of new launches it is planning in the immediate future, as it evaluates component capability ahead of the huge drive.


Faurecia thinks laterally as autonomous looms - CEO

5 Oct 2016 | Simon Warburton

Faurecia firmly expects "20%-30%" of future vehicles will feature some element of autonomous driving as the supplier gears up to provide a raft of aids to facilitate the move.


Plastic Omnium claims 3min hydrogen storage recharge

4 Oct 2016 | Simon Warburton

Plastic Omnium says its high-pressure hydrogen storage prototype has a recharge time of three minutes compared to several hours for electric vehicles.


FIEV urges carmakers to keep French home fires burning

4 Oct 2016 | Simon Warburton

French supplier association FIEV, is calling for domestic automakers to keep investing at home despite the lower-cost alternatives of manufacturing abroad as the country slowly recovers from the recent severe recession in the sector.


Valeo showcases autonomous Cruise4U at Paris

3 Oct 2016 | Simon Warburton

Valeo says it is breaking records for order intakes as the pace of technological change rapidly starts to see new innovations come to the fore ahead of more traditional variants.


Michelin aims to form part of mobility solution - Europe COO

3 Oct 2016 | Simon Warburton

Michelin says it it's business goal is 'not only' to manufacture tyres, but rather be part of solutions to increasingly complex mobility challenges.


Ghosn raises Nissan Qashqai question-mark for UK

3 Oct 2016 | Ray Hutton

The manufacturing location for the next generation Nissan Qashqai is an investment decision that will largely be determined by the shape of Brexit and the progress of UK-EU negotiations for the UK’s exit from the EU that will start in 2017. In Paris last week, we heard Renault-Nissan Alliance chief Carlos Ghosn set out his latest thoughts on Brexit and other issues.


PSA supply chain is "orchestra" in carmaking - component chief

3 Oct 2016 | Simon Warburton

PSA Groupe says it is constantly evaluating its supply chain processes through competitor – and industrial – benchmarking as it looks to squeeze value from its component manufacturing - likening the process to an orchestra within the company.


Faurecia builds on Iran ties to secure major deals - CEO

3 Oct 2016 | Simon Warburton

Faurecia says its historical ties with Iran have been noticed by Tehran's automotive sector, which is rapidly inking a raft of deals with French companies as the country comes in from the cold of the sanctions era.


PSA "comfortable" with new French emissions tests

30 Sep 2016 | Simon Warburton

PSA Groupe says it is "very comfortable" with the results of emissions testings carried out at the behest of the French government in the wake of the Volkswagen diesel scandal.



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