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In the second and final part of this month's management briefing, we take a look at the stand out concepts, production cars and trends seen...
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?...
Driver assistance systems use a combination of warnings and some degree of active intervention to help steer the driver away from trouble. Although the accent is on giving assistance to the driver rather than take control away, motorists are still wary about cars that supposedly drive themselves. While active intervention clearly holds many possibilities, it is also fraught with difficulty. Matthew Beecham considers the stage we have reached with three advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), rearview cameras, autonomous emergency braking (AEB) systems and head-up displays (HUDs) in cars. This second instalment considers AEB and HUDs.
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.
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.
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.
PSA Peugeot Citroen chief executive has a considerable challenge on his hands to forge a successful place in the global market for the company and its three brands - Peugeot, Citroen and DS. He tells Ray Hutton how 'Back in the Race' is bringing results.
Citroën C4 Cactus Chef de Projet Anne Ruthmann answers questions on key suppliers, lightweight technology, sales prospects and other topics.
PSA Peugeot-Citroen’s standalone premium brand, DS, is targeting sales in Iran and plans to open a store in Tehran "in the next few days", according to DS CEO Yves Bonnefont.
PSA sold 2,973,000 vehicles in 2015, up 1.2%. In Europe, group sales rose 5.9% over the year, to 1,864,000 units, with the pace of growth picking up in the fourth quarter.
Toyota and PSA cooperation on small vans will continue with new Citroën Spacetourer, Peugeot Traveller and Toyota Proace models due out in the first half of 2016 after launch at the Geneva show next March. MPV and shuttle versions will also be available.
Citroën Brazil has retired the 'monovolume' C3 Picasso, replacing it with new entry level versions of the 'pseudo-adventurer' C3 Aircross for 2016.
PSA Peugeot Citroen is failing to convince customers of the value and attractiveness of its cars, chief executive Carlos Tavares told a German magazine.
The Dongfeng Renault Automotive Company (DRAC) joint venture in China has announced plans to build its first electric vehicle in China based on Renault's Fluence ZE. The EV will be produced in Wuhan from 2017 and will be sold as a Dongfeng only in China.
The French and UK governments have announced new measures to scrutinise vehicle emissions in the wake of the VW scandal in the US, according to media reports.
PSA Peugeot Citroen plans to work with Dongfeng Motor to develop an EV by 2020.
PSA Peugeot Citroen said on Tuesday (1 September) it would add a temporary weekend shift at its Mulhouse factory from January 2016 to handle an increase in orders due to higher demand in Europe and strong sales of the Peugeot 2008, Citroën C4 and DS4 built at the factory.
Hyundai Mobis says it has signed its first-ever contract to supply parts to PSA Peugeot Citroen.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Michelin has long cooperated with Citroen's DS range with its adjustable suspension system making it possible to conduct precise trials.
An artist has created a series of photographs depicting hovering vehicles, each based on a former production model.
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