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September management briefing: Frankfurt review

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...

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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

Matthew Beecham | 25 Jun 2015

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.

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.


Glenn Brooks | 29 Apr 2015

Peugeot is trying to move its image and pricing to the space occupied by Volkswagen. Britain being the French brand’s third largest market, taking on the Golf here is key to its plan. The new 308 GT is an additional attempt to better compete with the UK’s best selling diesel car.

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.

Latest Interviews

PSA Peugeot Citroen CEO Carlos Tavares interview

Ray Hutton | 30 Sep 2015

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.

INTERVIEW: Peugeot CEO Maxim Picat (Part 2)

Glenn Brooks | 10 Oct 2014

In the second and final part of an interview with Maxim Picat, the head of Peugeot explains why the brand cannot launch a low-cost model, and details plans for new energy cars.

Latest News

CEO says PSA needs to improve in Germany

Graeme Roberts | 26 Nov 2015

PSA Peugeot Citroen is failing to convince customers of the value and attractiveness of its cars, chief executive Carlos Tavares told a German magazine.

Vietnam sales rise 44% in October, 58% YTD

Tony Pugliese | 10 Nov 2015

Vietnam’s new vehicle market continued to expand rapidly in October, with deliveries to dealers rising by 44% to 19,181 units from 13,324 units a year earlier according to data released by the Vietnam Automotive Manufacturers Association.

Vietnam sales rise 49% in September, 61% YTD

Tony Pugliese | 9 Oct 2015

Vietnam’s new vehicle market continued to steam ahead in September, with the Vietnam Automotive Manufacturers Association reporting a rise in deliveries to dealers of almost 49% year on year to 19,256 units compared with 12,948 units a year earlier. Sales in the first nine months of the year increased by close to 61% to 144,674 units, from 90,139 units previously, reflecting continued strong economic growth - driven by buoyant domestic consumption and manufacturing investment.

Dongfeng and Renault to produce EVs

Graeme Roberts | 29 Sep 2015

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.

Governments start eyeing vehicle emissions

Graeme Roberts | 24 Sep 2015

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, Dongfeng to co-develop EV by 2020

Graeme Roberts | 18 Sep 2015

PSA Peugeot Citroen plans to work with Dongfeng Motor to develop an EV by 2020.

Vietnam sales rise 46% in August, 62% YTD

Tony Pugliese | 8 Sep 2015

Vietnam's new vehicle market continued to grow strongly in August with sales rising by close to 46% to 16,019 units from 11,001 units a year earlier, according to data released by the Vietnam Automotive Manufacturers Association.

PSA Mulhouse plans weekend shift, temporary hires

Graeme Roberts | 1 Sep 2015

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 to supply parts to PSA

Dave Leggett | 20 Aug 2015

Hyundai Mobis says it has signed its first-ever contract to supply parts to PSA Peugeot Citroen.

NEVS inks synergy deal with Dongfeng

Simon Warburton | 17 Aug 2015

National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS) and Dongfeng (DFM) have signed a strategic cooperation agreement to achieve what they refer to as global industrial synergies.

Vietnam sales rise 58% in July, 65% YTD

Tony Pugliese | 7 Aug 2015

New vehicle sales in Vietnam continued to surge ahead in July, with deliveries jumping by 58% to 17,688 units from 11,183 units a year earlier, according to data released by the Vietnam Automotive Manufacturers Association.

Iranian suppliers mull UK/US cooperation hope

Simon Warburton | 29 Jul 2015

Iranian suppliers are not ruling out working with component producers in the UK or US following the recent Vienna nuclear talks agreement paving the way for normalisation of business relations.

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.

European car market up 8.4% in H1 [includes data]

Dave Leggett | 20 Jul 2015

Car sales data released by JATO shows the European car market ending the first half of the year hit a high with sales up 14.6% in June and 8.4% during the first half versus the same period last year.

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.

2015 GOODWOOD FoS: World premieres

Glenn Brooks | 25 Jun 2015

The 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed takes place in south east England between 25 and 28 June.

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.

Europe's car market was positive - just - in May

Dave Leggett | 18 Jun 2015

Data released by JATO Dynamics shows that Europe's car market slowed to growth of just 0.8% in May. However, the underlying picture remains one of national markets in recovery.

PSA to produce Bolloré EV at Rennes

Dave Leggett | 17 Jun 2015

PSA and Bolloré have signed an agreement for the distribution and production of a Bolloré electric car that will be made at a PSA Peugeot Citroën plant in Rennes.

Faurecia industrialises new paint for PSA

Simon Warburton | 1 Jun 2015

Faurecia says it has successfully industrialised a new textured paint finish at its Marines plant, France, to provide PSA with two colours for its Peugeot 208; Ice Grey and Ice Silver.

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Worth stopping in north east France

Simon Warburton | 15 Nov 2013

I'm writing this 600ft under the English Channel on the still-impressive Eurostar thundering its way from Lille to London St Pancras after two days spent looking at the series of north-east France automotive clusters.

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

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

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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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