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Wild weather and waves this week

Windy weather and waves - The Week

24 Feb 17 | Dave Leggett

It has been a week of high winds and resultant waves. Extreme weather system Doris hit us here on the edge of the Atlantic and caused a little local disruption.

2014 Exalt concept: a preview of next 508?

ANALYSIS - Peugeot future models part 1

23 Feb 17 | Glenn Brooks

This is the fourth feature in a five-part series which examines the current and future models for Groupe PSA's passenger car brands. Following on from a look at DS and then Citroën, Peugeot is the subject of the final two chapters. This feature looks at the A-D segments as well as a future pick-up. The last instalment will focus on the brand's future SUVs, monospaces and electric vehicles.

Paul Williams is upbeat about 2017 prospects for the brand in the UK

Tivoli is acting as a catalyst for SsangYong change - UK MD

22 Feb 17 | Dave Leggett

SsangYong UK managing director Paul Williams tells just-auto that the Tivoli compact SUV is changing perceptions of the brand.

Nexteer Automotive’s EPS and electronic architecture

Nexteer Automotive on steer-by-wire and the EPS market

22 Feb 17 | Matthew Beecham

Continuing just-auto’s series of interviews with tier one component suppliers, we spoke to executives of Nexteer about megatrends in the car steering market, steer-by-wire systems and growth of electric power steering (EPS) fitment in BRIC countries.

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.

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Nissan uses FB live for Micra build options poll

24 Feb 2017 | Dave Leggett

Nissan says that some 500,000 Nissan fans joined a live social media broadcast to help choose Micra’s exterior, interior and personalisation options broadcast live from the French factory where it is built.

US market strong in January - Edmunds

24 Feb 2017 | Dave Leggett

Edmunds forecasts that 1,331,787 new cars and trucks will be sold in the US in February for an estimated Seasonally Adjusted Annual Rate (SAAR) of 17.6 million. This reflects a 17 percent increase in sales from January 2017, but a 1 percent decrease from February 2016.

Audi plans China expansion

24 Feb 2017 | Dave Leggett

Audi plans to launch five clean-energy vehicles and expand annual production in China to 1m units over the next five years, sources in China say.

Maruti Suzuki to invest more in R&D unit

24 Feb 2017 | Dave Leggett

Maruti Suzuki aims to complete the second phase of its research and development centre in northern Haryana state by March 2019 at an estimated investment of 19 billion rupees ($280m).

Ghosn to step down as CEO of Nissan

23 Feb 2017 | Tony Pugliese

Nissan Motor announced on Thursday that Carlos Ghosn is to step down as chief executive officer of the company in April, to be replaced by the current chief operating officer Hiroto Saikawa.

PSA chief eyes cost savings after Opel buy

23 Feb 2017 | Dave Leggett

PSA chief Carlos Tavares is looking for large and 'speedy' cost savings following the planned acquisition of Opel/Vauxhall, reports say.

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