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Pruning and profit are priorities for new PSA chief Carlos Tavares who has some big challenges aheadTHE WEEK THAT WAS: Carlos sharpens the pruning knife 17 Apr 14

Graeme Roberts

PSA's Carlos Tavares wasted little time getting his feet under the CEO's table before announcing he was getting the pruning knife out to hack away at the fiendishly complicated global Citroen and Peugeot product lines, all in pursuit of a 2% operating margin by 2018 with a longer-term target of 5%.

The DS 6WR will be built alongside the DS5 and DS 5LS at CAPSA in Shenzhen: they also use PSAANALYSIS: The models likely to be axed by PSA's Tavares 16 Apr 14

Glenn Brooks

The new head of PSA Peugeot Citroën says the group's model range will be slashed to just 26 vehicles, across three brands, by 2020. Which vehicles might Carlos Tavares be sharpening his axe for?

Engine assembly at FordApril 2014 management briefing: UK engine manufacturing (1) 14 Apr 14

Calum MacRae

The recent announcement by Bentley that its Crewe headquarters is to become the centre of excellence for the Volkswagen Group for all W12 engine production from the end of 2014 onwards served to further underline the strength of the UK's engine manufacturing sector. In this month's management briefing, Calum MacRae considers this burgeoning sector and its prospects. Part 1 looks at the state of the sector currently.

Car Guy. Carlos Tavares is an engineer and knows product (his first job with Renault was as a test driver). He also knows that PSA currently has too much product.COMMENT: PSA Peugeot Citroën's Tavares plots tricky turnaround 14 Apr 14

Dave Leggett

New product is a big driver of performance in the automotive business, as we are all very well aware.

Q&A with Tenneco: Energy recovery technologies 14 Apr 14

Matthew Beecham

Tenneco’s advances in exhaust heat recovery technologies include thermoelectric generators (TEGs) and Rankine systems for powering electrical accessories, recharging batteries and supporting vehicle propulsion without reducing engine performance. Tenneco reckons that the same trends that are causing the vehicle powertrain to become electrified are indeed causing its after-treatment systems to become electrified. Matthew Beecham spoke to Marcel Womann, Supervisor, Advanced Cold End Products, Advanced Engineering, Tenneco Clean Air Division about TEGs.

Some bright spark has decided to revive the 1950s bubble car as a range extenderTHE WEEK THAT WAS: The bubble car returns 11 Apr 14

Graeme Roberts

There's a tale told that Leonard Lord, head of British Motor Corporation (the merged Austin and Morris post-war), eyed Isetta bubble cars and their ilk - result of the 1956 Suez Oil Crisis and general postwar austerity) and ordered Alec Issigonis to design something to get 'em (stronger words were used) off the roads.

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