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Cars such as the Zafira that are imported to the UK market from eurozone plants are the source of GM Europe losses due to currency movements

PSA-Opel/Vauxhall deal raises Brexit concerns - COMMENT

21 Feb 17 | Dave Leggett

We could see a framework deal for Peugeot's acquisition of GM's Opel/Vauxhall operations by the end of this week. The two are clearly at an advanced stage in the discussions and are reportedly at the point of putting a value on the deal.


C-Aircross concept will be at Geneva show and is a cipher for how Citroën intends to replace the C3 Picasso

ANALYSIS - Citroën future models part 2

21 Feb 17 | Glenn Brooks

This is the third of five features in a series which examines the current and future models for Groupe PSA's passenger car brands. Following on from a look at DS, and then at the A-to-E segment sedans, hatchbacks and estates of the Citroën brand; the division's next electric models, SUVs and monospaces are explored below. Peugeot, the subject of the final two chapters, will follow in the coming days.


Alfred Eckert

Continental Automotive on ADAS, sensor fusion and tomorrow’s electronic braking systems

21 Feb 17 | Matthew Beecham

Continuing just-auto’s series of interviews with tier one component suppliers, we spoke to Alfred Eckert, Head of the Advanced Engineering Department at Continental Automotive.


Zafira Tourer

Does Grandland X mean the end for Vauxhall Zafira?

20 Feb 17 | Glenn Brooks

General Motors Europe will be having a busy 2017, rolling out not only the new Insignia in no less than four body styles, but two new SUVs, the Crossland X and larger Grandland X. So does the latter take over from the similarly sized Zafira Tourer? Not at all, insist both Opel and Vauxhall.


Carter Cannon and Rose Ryntz

IAC Group on autonomous car interiors, customisation and the touch-free user experience

20 Feb 17 | Matthew Beecham

Continuing just-auto’s series of interviews with tier one component suppliers, we spoke to Dr Rose Ryntz, Vice President, Advanced Development & Material Engineering, International Automotive Components (IAC) Group and Carter Cannon, Manager Functional Integration, Advanced Development and Engineering, IAC Group. IAC is a global supplier of automotive components and systems, including interior and exterior trim.


A Franco-German merger might be on the cards

PSA eyes Opel - the week

17 Feb 17 | Graeme Roberts

It would be fair to say la merde a frappé le ventilateur when news broke - on Valentines Day, no less, that Opel was on the block. Again. With the French automaker PSA in the frame this time. We have been here before.


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Mercedes confirms Russia car plant

21 Feb 2017 | Dave Leggett

Mercedes-Benz is to create a new plant to make cars in the Moscow Region of Russia from 2019.


PSA chief meets with Opel Works Council

21 Feb 2017 | Dave Leggett

PSA executives, led by CEO Carlos Tavares, have met with labour union representatives and the Opel/Vauxhall European Works Council for discussions on the potential acquisition of GM's Opel/Vauxhall operations by PSA Group.


PSA and Geely bid for Proton - reports

21 Feb 2017 | Dave Leggett

PSA Group and China’s Zhejiang Geely Holding Group have reportedly submitted bids to buy a stake in loss-making Proton.


FAW and Dongfeng in advanced R&D alliance

21 Feb 2017 | Tony Pugliese

China’s FAW Group Corporation and Dongfeng Motor have signed an agreement to set up a jointly-owned R&D centre focused on the development of advanced technologies such as fuel cells, smart connectivity and lightweight materials.


Skoda starts production of new 1.0 TSI engine

21 Feb 2017 | Dave Leggett

Skoda has started production of a new 1.0 TSI powertrain at its Mladá Boleslav engine plant.


Toyota/Shell to install hydrogen refuelling stations in California

21 Feb 2017 | Dave Leggett

The California Energy Commission (CEC) has posted a Notice of Proposed Award (NOPA) outlining subsidies to support hydrogen refuelling infrastructure in California.

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General Motors' European operations continue to lose money. The company has confirmed it is in discussions with PSA Group on a range of strategic options for Opel/Vauxhall that include an outright sale to PSA. Will it happen?

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