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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

While the variation of roof systems continues to grow, the push for lighter cars has led to the adoption of carbon fibre and polycarbonate i...


VEHICLE ANALYSIS: Peugeot 308 GT BlueHDi

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.


ANALYSIS: UK supplier industry perks up

Dave Leggett | 19 Mar 2015

There are signs of a revival in the UK automotive supplier industry, but a sense of perspective is needed, says Dave Leggett.


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: 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.


INTERVIEW: Peugeot CEO Maxim Picat (Part 1)

Glenn Brooks | 10 Oct 2014

Can Peugeot become a near-premium brand, in time? CEO Maxim Picat believes it can. Here, he discusses progress on future vehicles and powertrains, and challenges the suggestion that rivals for Dacia and Renault's Logan and Sandero are needed.

Latest News

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.


Vietnam vehicle sales jump 64% in April

Tony Pugliese | 12 May 2015

Vietnam's new vehicle market continued to grow strongly in April, with sales jumping by over 64% to 16,643 units from 10,115 units a year earlier, according to data released by the Vietnam Automotive Manufacturers Association (VAMA).


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.


SUV/crossover invasion hits other Brazil segments?

Fernando Calmon | 27 Apr 2015

The invasion of compact SUVs and crossovers – three new models in less than a month – will surely impact other segments here in Brazil.


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.


Volkswagen Golf stays top of European tree in Q1

Graeme Roberts | 22 Apr 2015

European new car sales were 8.9% higher in Q1 2015 than in the same period in 2014, according to JATO Dynamics. March sales were up 11.1%.


PSA and IBM get closer on connectivity services

Dave Leggett | 22 Apr 2015

PSA Peugeot Citroën and IBM have announced a partnership to "help various industries within the Internet of Things economy to analyse data to deliver new services from connected vehicles".


PSA to increase European output as demand perks up

Dave Leggett | 21 Apr 2015

PSA Peugeot Citroën has announced that it will be increasing output in its European plants in response to higher demand.


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.


SPAIN: GM & PSA confirm future B-LCVs for Vigo

Glenn Brooks | 15 Apr 2015

General Motors and PSA Peugeot Citroën have revealed plans to build what they term "next generation small light commercial vehicles (B-LCV)" at the French firm's Vigo plant in Spain.


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.


Vietnam sales rise 63% in March, 69% YTD

Tony Pugliese | 13 Apr 2015

Vietnam’s new vehicle market continued to grow strongly in March, with sales jumping by over 63% to 15,201 units from 9,316 units a year earlier, according to data released by the Vietnam Automotive Manufacturers Association.


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.

Latest blogs

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.

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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Peugeot Car Dealers (UK) - Industry Report

Peugeot Car Dealers (UK) - Industry Report

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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Car Manufacturing in Europe

Car Manufacturing in Europe

Car Manufacturing in Europe industry profile provides top-line qualitative and quantitative summary information including: market size (value and volume 2009-13, and forecast to 2018). The profile als...

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