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Brands related to this company: Citroën, DS, Peugeot, Opel, Vauxhall

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Volkswagen withdraws from Paris motor show

18 May 2018

The importer for France has confirmed rumours which had claimed that Volkswagen would not have a stand at the 2018 Paris Mondial de l'Automobile. Other Group brands will, however, go ahead with their displays.


BEIJING MOTOR SHOW - Final world debuts list

8 May 2018

Multiple brands revealed concept, prototype and production model world premieres during the press preview days of AutoChina 2018. The show has just closed its doors to the public.


China steals a march on rivals in Iran

27 April 2018

Since the lifting of sanctions on Iran in early 2016 the country’s automotive industry has recovered significantly with latest figures compiled by QUBE, just-auto’s research portal, showing that light vehicle production increased by 13.6% in the Iranian year 1396 (equivalent to 21st March 2017-20th March 2018) to 1.51 million units. This is just shy of the country’s all-time record of just over 1.6 million recorded in 1390. 


Hands-On Tech - Vauxhall Astra

9 April 2018

Seventh in our Hands-On-Tech (HOT) reporting series, we take a look at Vauxhall’s Intellilink system. Taking you through the top-spec connectivity features offered by manufacturers in detail, we look to benchmark the connectivity functionality based on various test criteria. Available in Europe since October 2015, the Astra features GM’s Intellilink system and award-winning Onstar telematics service, where humans assist rather than automated messenger.

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AImotive's vision first approach to autonomous

19 January 2018

AImotive is a Hungary-based AI expert that hopes to bring autonomous driving to the masses. Its technology is based on a "vision first" approach. In early January 2018 it raised US$38m in a Series C funding round. At the 2018 CES, just-auto's Calum MacRae chatted to Bence Varga, AImotive's Head of European Sales.


PSA's Tavares sees need to raise Opel efficiency

12 September 2017

In an interview with just-auto at the Frankfurt Motor Show, PSA chief Carlos Tavares warns of productivity gaps across the Opel manufacturing network that will require work to bring plants into line with PSA efficiency levels. He also says the company is planning several post-Brexit scenarios in the absence of any guidance from the UK government and European Commission.


Citroën will adapt for success in UK market - MD

19 December 2016

Bek Hassan, Managing Director - Citroën & DS Automobiles UK, talks to just-auto about the opportunity ahead for the two brands in the UK car market, despite current 'challenging times'.


CEO says Citroen wants to be quirky again

25 November 2015

Citroen is looking to re-establish its reputation for being unconventional, or even quirky, as it aims to boost sales from 1.2m to 1.6m globally by 2020.

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EC outlines measures to protect businesses in Iran

21 May 2018

European Union (EU) leaders meeting in Sofia have authorised the Commission in Brussels to take steps to protect the interests of companies operating in Iran.


Groupe PSA to optimise powertrain design process

18 May 2018

Groupe PSA and Ecole Centrale de Nantes have launched an R&D partnership for  powertrain design processes for the group’s future vehicles.


New Euro 6d-Temp engines for Opel/Vauxhall Astra

17 May 2018

PSA's Opel/Vauxhall unit, like the parent company, is continuing its move to Euro 6d-Temp with two new engines for the C-segment Astra range, a 1.6-litre Turbo (200PS) petrol and a 1.6-litre CDTi (136PS) diesel unit.


Groupe PSA announces executive appointments

16 May 2018

PSA's Executive Committee has unveiled a raft of management changes as it looks to further deploy the Push to Pass Strategic Plan and its Opel / Vauxhall's Pace operation.


France to "protect" Iran interests as US acts

15 May 2018

France says it will act to protect its businesses in Iran and has asked the US that sanctions against Tehran do not apply to its interests in the country.


just-auto Plus only Opel to launch Opel Connect in Europe by 2019

11 May 2018

Opel continues the rapid integration of Groupe PSA technology, in accordance with the PACE! strategic plan. Following the announcement that the Engineering team in Russelsheim will lead development of Groupe PSA light commercial vehicles and the allocation of...


Automakers scramble to make sense of US Iran move

10 May 2018

European automakers are urgently attempting to understand the implications of President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from the nuclear deal with Iran, as the fallout from Washington's move starts to gather pace.


just-auto Plus only Vauxhall appoints new communications director

10 May 2018

Vauxhall Motors announced that Jeremy Townsend is appointed communications director for Vauxhall Motors. Jeremy joins Vauxhall from Groupe Renault where he was also Communications Director, having previously held senior positions in its sales and marketing...


PSA chooses Punch Powertrain e-DCT systems

8 May 2018

PSA has chosen Punch Powertrain to supply e-DCT systems by 2022, as part of the automaker's electrification push.


Magna Rus looks to country to escape Soviet past

3 May 2018

Magna Automotive Rus purchasing says localising in Russia has an element of being 'hostage to its Soviet past as the country looks to reduce its dependence on overseas imports.


just-auto Plus only PSA's new 1.5-litre diesel now in Opel Grandland X

3 May 2018

The Opel Grandland X compact sport utility vehicle (SUV) is bringing a new advanced diesel engine to the brand’s powertrain portfolio. The new 1.5-litre, four-cylinder, turbocharged diesel making its debut in the Grandland X is more powerful and more...


PSA Q1 revenue up 42% to EUR18.2% after Opel buy

24 April 2018

PSA Group has recorded first quarter revenue up 42% to EUR18.2bn (US$22.2bn) following the acquisition of General Motors' Opel/Vauxhall (OV) last year.


PSA and Huawei unveil connected vehicle platform

23 April 2018

Groupe PSA says the DS 7 Crossback is the first Groupe PSA vehicle using the IoT platform named "Connected Vehicle Modular Platform" (CVMP) and equipped with Huawei technology for new connected services.


Groupe PSA cutting Opel jobs voluntarily

20 April 2018

PSA is reportedly aiming for 3,700 staff cuts by 2020 in Germany as it looks to make Opel plants more efficient and turn Opel/Vauxhall's loss-making operations around.


Opel CEO tells workers plants too expensive to run

19 April 2018

Some Opel plants in Germany cost twice as much to run as PSA Group's other factories, Opel's chief executive reportedly told employees.


Vauxhall plans major reduction to UK sales network

17 April 2018

PSA-owned Vauxhall plans to reduce its UK dealership numbers by around a third reflecting reduced sales through traditional dealers for the brand.


just-auto Plus only PSA appoints new senior vice president, ASEAN

13 April 2018

Laurence Noel has been appointed senior vice president, ASEAN and chief executive officer of the NAM joint venture in Malaysia, effective 1st May 2018. She will report to Carlos Gomes, executive vice president, China and Southeast Asia. Laurence Noel joined...


just-auto Plus only Zaragoza plant rolls off its 13-millionth vehicle

12 April 2018

In its 36 years of history, a new milestone was set at Zaragoza’s plant, as the 13-millionth unit rolled off its production line. The jubilee car is an Opel Crossland X two-tone blue bay and white, bound for Morocco. The destination of the 13-millionth...


just-auto Plus only Xiangyang plant rolls off 100,000th 1.2THP engine

9 April 2018

Peugeot-Citroen’s 100,000th 1.2THP export-oriented engine came off the production line out of Xiangyang plant, indicating that batch export business of Peugeot-Citroen’s powertrains steps into a new phase, which will compose a new chapter for...


just-auto Plus only Opel/Vauxhall announces new MD, personnel/labour

6 April 2018

The Supervisory Board of Opel Automobile has appointed Anke Felder as new managing director Personnel and Labour director. She will take up her new position on 1 May and succeeds Ulrich Schumacher, who left the post on 28 February for personal reasons. Anke...


just-auto Plus only Groupe PSA announces top management changes

6 April 2018

Alain Raposo has been appointed Groupe PSA senior vice president, Powertrain and Chassis engineering effective 1 April 2018, having led the Group’s Electric Vehicle programmes since July 2017. He will report to Gilles Le Borgne, executive vice...


PSA warns against Chinese 'Trojan Horse'

5 April 2018

A top European carmaker could be brought "to its knees" by carbon dioxide emissions fines, allowing a Chinese buyer to step in with its own electric vehicle technology, PSA Group's chief executive has said, according to a media report.


PSA creates EV business unit

5 April 2018

PSA Group has created a business unit (BU) dedicated to electric vehicles to, it said, "respond to the challenges of the energy transition and to build an efficient and coherent offering of electric mobility solutions".


PSA to make more vans at UK plant

4 April 2018

Groupe PSA is to raise manufacturing capacity and add the production of Peugeot- and Citroen-badged panel vans at Vauxhall's Luton, UK, plant in a move that will shore up confidence in post-Brexit prospects for the UK's automotive manufacturing sector. 


Updated C4 Lounge kicks off Citroen turnaround

27 March 2018

Parent company difficulties often have repercussions for overseas subsidiaries, and the PSA Group (Peugeot, Citroën, DS and Opel/Vauxhall) is no exception. The Brazilian market crisis of 2014-2016 worsened the situation of the two French brands by losing a higher percentage of market share than the average of other players here.


Opel workers want PSA plan for German plants

26 March 2018

Workers at Opel plants in Germany are demanding a strategic plan from parent company PSA following the publication of investment plans for PSA factories in France.


PSA tweaks European components manufacturing mix

22 March 2018

Groupe PSA has made several announcements concerning its European manufacturing operations in the area of powertrains and transmissions. It says the measures announced will improve its competitive position.


PSA invests in France for Aisin auto gearboxes

21 March 2018

Groupe PSA has announced a strategic partnership with Aisin AW to produce 6-speed EAT6 automatic gearboxes in France, from 2020 onwards.


PSA to launch Emov service in Lisbon

20 March 2018

PSA is to offer its Emov Citroen C-Zero electric vehicle in Lisbon, with the vehicles able to start and end journeys close to the airport and cars accessible using smartphones.


just-auto Plus only Opel Crossland X sales surpasses 100,000 units

16 March 2018

Just one year after the order books opened and already a bestseller: 100,000 customers across Europe have chosen the Opel Crossland X. Extremely crisp on the outside, really spacious and extra variable on the inside, with a cool two-colour finish and a casual...

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EC outlines measures to protect businesses in Iran

21 May 2018

European Union (EU) leaders meeting in Sofia have authorised the Commission in Brussels to take s...


Volkswagen withdraws from Paris motor show

18 May 2018

The importer for France has confirmed rumours which had claimed that Volkswagen would not have a...


Groupe PSA to optimise powertrain design process

18 May 2018

Groupe PSA and Ecole Centrale de Nantes have launched an R&D partnership for powertrain desi...


New Euro 6d-Temp engines for Opel/Vauxhall Astra

17 May 2018

PSA's Opel/Vauxhall unit, like the parent company, is continuing its move to Euro 6d-Temp wit...


Groupe PSA announces executive appointments

16 May 2018

PSA's Executive Committee has unveiled a raft of management changes as it looks to further deploy...


France to "protect" Iran interests as US acts

15 May 2018

France says it will act to protect its businesses in Iran and has asked the US that sanctions aga...



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