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Why PSA might be on to something with the DS brand 25 Jan 16

I got to visit the Louvre museum in Paris last week with PSA Peugeot-Citroen. It was a pretty lavish affair for a facelift to the DS 3 model, but the scale of the event and the lavishness points to how important the premium DS brand is to PSA...


The old and the new 11 Jan 16

This is coming to you from a chilly Detroit. I am in town this week for the auto show (NAISA) and to attend some industry conferences...


Happy New Year! 4 Jan 16

Let me begin 2016 by wishing everyone reading this a very Happy New Year! If you had a festive break, I hope it was a good one. It seemed to pass rather quickly for me, as ever...


Trump and Ford 30 Oct 15

The US presidential campaigning that seems to go on forever is something that can look a little perplexing at times to overseas observers...


The car and freedom 15 Oct 15

I was at an industry conference a few days ago and the usual 'megatrends' were present in a number of presentations (typical buzz words and terms: 'urbanisation', 'megacities', 'digitisation', 'connectivity', 'autonomous', 'sharing economy', 'disruptors', 'new mobility' - you get the picture)...


Winterkorn a detail man... 12 Oct 15

An interesting video clip on YouTube shows Martin Winterkorn and his entourage looking over a Hyundai at a motor show...


Questions on VW's corporate culture 25 Sep 15

It's been quite a week for Volkswagen. The unfolding diesel emissions scandal is one of those stories that, as journalists love to say, has legs...


Does Frankfurt 2015 mark a high water mark? 16 Sep 15

Europe's biggest motor show has not disappointed in 2015...


Nissan Sunderland success story and the EU question 10 Sep 15

Nissan's Qashqai has been an enormously successful model in Europe and the company is now looking to sales of that model in other parts of the world. The smaller Juke, also built in the UK, has also been pretty successful...


Chinese currency devaluation: is it significant? 12 Aug 15

In the last two days, the Chinese yuan has lost around 3% of its value and that has made headlines. Is it really very significant?..

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