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COMMENT: Iran coiled spring bursting to unwind

It's been glacially slow in evolving, but could one of the longest-running sanctions sagas in modern times be about to draw to a close?...

Briefing: Active safety systems

Driver assistance systems use a combination of warnings and some degree of active intervention to help steer the driver away from trouble. A...


RESEARCH ANALYSIS: Review of vehicle roof systems

Matthew Beecham | 11 May 2015

While the variation of roof systems continues to grow, the push for lighter cars has led to the adoption of carbon fibre and polycarbonate in roof design. Matthew Beecham reviews some trends in the roof system market.


VEHICLE ANALYSIS: New BlueHDi tech for Citroën C4

Glenn Brooks | 5 May 2015

The Peugeot 308 GT is not the only new PSA C segment hatchback to benefit from the group’s latest BlueHDi diesel engine technology. The Citroen C4 has also just been updated, gaining a 98g/km 2.0-litre engine.


THE WEEK THAT WAS: Good news for UK Auto Making

Graeme Roberts | 2 Apr 2015

There was some good news for UK Auto Manufacturing Plc this week as Honda announced that its under-used European car plant in Swindon would become the global production hub for the next generation Civic five door hatchback.


COMMENT: Russia defiant in face of yet more crisis

Simon Warburton | 19 Mar 2015

You might be forgiven for thinking the Russian Federation was at the edge of an economic precipice at the moment, facing a potential avalanche of catastrophic bad news that even for this battle-hardened country is especially daunting.

Latest Interviews

INTERVIEW: Anne Ruthmann, Citroën C4 Cactus PM

Glenn Brooks | 8 Jul 2014

Citroën C4 Cactus Chef de Projet Anne Ruthmann answers questions on key suppliers, lightweight technology, sales prospects and other topics.


Q&A with CAP-XX: Supercapacitors for stop-start

Matthew Beecham | 3 Jun 2013

Australia’s CAP-XX Ltd is developing supercapacitors to provide high power support to automotive stop-start systems, protecting and extending the operating life of the car's battery in the process. Supercapacitors are lighter than a battery, can operate at low temperatures and be charged and discharged almost without limit. To find out more, Matthew Beecham talked with CAP-XX’s CEO Anthony Kongats and Pierre Mars, Vice President Applications Engineering & Quality.

Latest News

PSA back in the black

Graeme Roberts | 29 Jul 2015

PSA Peugeot Citroen revenue rose 6.9% to EUR28,904m in the first half of 2015 with automotive division revenue up 4.3% to EUR19,409m.


Know-how crucial to current Iran suppliers: IKCO

Simon Warburton | 28 Jul 2015

Iran Khodro says the country needs "immediate" know-how in software as the very real possibility of conducting business with foreign suppliers becomes more of a reality, although it also stresses the strength of its own domestic component sector.


Swedish supplier backer confident of Obama veto

Simon Warburton | 15 Jul 2015

Iranian business organisations involved with promoting Scandinavian component manufacturers say they are confident President Barack Obama can use his veto if necessary to ensure this week's news of sanctions being conditionally lifted against Tehran, is made binding.


PSA posts H1 sales up 0.4% to 1.54m units

Simon Warburton | 13 Jul 2015

PSA Peugeot Citroen has posted half-year global sales up 0.4% to 1.54m units with progression in Europe, China, India-Pacific and Middle East & Africa, now the Group's third largest growth market.


Nexteer forecasts EPS growth for small cars

Dave Leggett | 24 Jun 2015

Steering systems supplier Nexteer has said that its Electric Power Steering (EPS) systems are in higher demand as its customers seek efficiency gains and the technology becomes suitable for smaller cars.


PSA plans car factory in Morocco

Graeme Roberts | 22 Jun 2015

PSA Peugeot Citroen has announced plans to build a EUR557m (US$630m) factory in Morocco as it seeks to Both reduce production costs and its reliance on Europe following a brush with bankruptcy.


DS focus not on Britain

Graeme Roberts | 22 Jun 2015

It’s just over a year since Citroen’s upscale DS became a brand in its own right and the flagship DS5 model is currently being rolled out globally. It hits the UK at the beginning of July and while Britain is an important market, it's apparent that the French marque's thoughts are elsewhere.


Go easy on the lurid colour combos - Glass's

Graeme Roberts | 10 Jun 2015

A UK used car valuation specialist has warned that 'cosmetically compromised', built to order, new cars could be tricky for dealers to value at trade in time.


Russian auto unions mull global framework deals

Simon Warburton | 30 Apr 2015

Automotive unions as well as labour confederations have met in Moscow to discuss Global Framework Agreements (GFA) with a view to gaining experience on their potential implementation in Russia.


PSA Q1 revenue up 4.6% to EUR13.7bn, Russia tough

Simon Warburton | 29 Apr 2015

PSA Peugeot Citroen has posted first quarter Group revenue up 4.6% to EUR13.7bn (US$15.1bn), but is forecasting a 30% plummet in Russia automotive demand this year.


FKG lauds Iran as potential 2.5m market

Simon Warburton | 28 Apr 2015

Scandinavian supplier association, FKG, says Iran could be a 2.5m or 3m market if current draconian sanctions against the country are lifted this summer.


FKG Iran visit 'excedes expecations'

Simon Warburton | 24 Apr 2015

Scandinavian supplier association, FKG, says its visit to Iran this week has "exceeded" expectations as Tehran anxiously waits to see if current draconian international economic sanctions are lifted or not in June.


Iran market potential 3m if sanctions lifted

Simon Warburton | 23 Apr 2015

Saipa is predicting the Iranian market could reach up to three million vehicles annually should sanctions against the country be lifted.


New shared platform for PSA and Dongfeng

Dave Leggett | 20 Apr 2015

PSA Peugeot Citroen and Dongfeng have announced a project to jointly develop a global platform for the manufacture of B- and C-segment vehicles under the Peugeot, Citroën, DS and Dongfeng brands.


FKG hails "great opportunity" with Iran visit

Simon Warburton | 16 Apr 2015

Scandinavian supplier association, FKG is flying to Iran tomorrow (16 April) leading a delegation looking to take advantage of what could be a signifiant lifting of economic sanctions.


GERMANY: Mazda outsells Nissan as Qashqai crashes

Glenn Brooks | 16 Apr 2015

Thanks to a plethora of new and updated models, Mazda has found itself in the extraordinary situation of having overtaken Nissan in Europe's largest national market.


SMMT bullish after record Q1 CV sales

Graeme Roberts | 13 Apr 2015

After a record first quarter for new van and truck registrations (108,456 units), the SMMT lobby group is bullish for the rest of 2015 as the CV industry prepares to show off its latest models at this week's Commercial Vehicle Show.


UK digital radio fitment continues to rise

Graeme Roberts | 10 Apr 2015

Digital Radio UK said on Friday 450,000 new cars were registered in Q1 2015 with digital radio (DAB) as standard, an increase of 100,000 over Q1 2104 and 130,000 over Q4 2014.


IKCO in talks with "popular" Western company

Simon Warburton | 9 Apr 2015

Iran Khodro (IKCO) says as well as parallel negotiations with PSA to set up a new joint venture, it is also in talks with a "popular" Western company as it looks to rapidly capitalise on what appears to be a dramatically improving sanctions landscape.


PSA on verge of IKCO contract if sanctions lifted

Simon Warburton | 8 Apr 2015

PSA Peugeot Citroen says it is ready to ink a contract with Iran Khodro (IKCO) to produce vehicles in the country, should nuclear talks between Tehran and the West succeed.


French car market recovery continues

Graeme Roberts | 1 Apr 2015

Car sales in France continued to recover in March with domestic automakers PSA Peugeot Citroen and Renault both showing strong gains as mid market brands bounced back.


PCMA Rus to halt production temporarily

Graeme Roberts | 30 Mar 2015

PSA Peugeot Citroen and Mitsubishi Motors' joint venture, PCMA Rus, will halt production of Mitsubishi, Citroen and Peugeot models temporarily and cut 100 jobs.

Latest blogs

Michelin highlights DS cooperation

Simon Warburton | 26 May 2015

Michelin has long cooperated with Citroen's DS range with its adjustable suspension system making it possible to conduct precise trials.


Citroen CX & C6 become flying cars

Glenn Brooks | 22 Apr 2015

An artist has created a series of photographs depicting hovering vehicles, each based on a former production model.

Company research

PSA Peugeot Citroen (UG) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

PSA Peugeot Citroen (UG) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Anal

PSA Peugeot Citroen (PSA Peugeot) is a car manufacturing company. It undertakes the manufacturing of light commercial vehicles and cars. The company offers automotive equipment such as automotive seat...

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Citroen Car Dealers (UK) - Industry Report

Citroen Car Dealers (UK) - Industry Report

Plimsoll’s UK Citroen Car Dealers (UK) analysis is the most definitive and accurate study of the UK Citroen Car Dealers (UK) sector in 2013. The report is split into two sections and uses both a writ...

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PSA Peugeot Citroen S.A. (France)

PSA Peugeot Citroen S.A. (France)

This report presents quick facts about PSA Peugeot Citroen S.A., which is principally involved in the Manufacture and Distribution of Automobiles and related Financial Services....

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