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Citroen 'Europeanises' the C5 Aircross with new rear seats

15 Nov 2018 | Graeme Roberts

When it reaches European showrooms early in 2019, Citroen's C5 Aircross C-SUV will be new to this market but not new to the world - as we note in our PLDB database, it's actually been in production in China since the second half of last year, having made its global debut at the Shanghai show in April 2017. In China, with 40,000 sales to date, it supplemented the C5 sedan, over here it replaces the C5 (sedan and estate car) completely, tipping the established nameplate out of the non-premium D-segment pack and into the competitive C-SUV segment into which tout le monde de l'automobile is piling. On first look, it's very competitive.

Paris Interview - PSA Global Purchasing EVP Michelle Wen

23 Oct 2018 | Simon Warburton

New Groupe PSA Executive Vice President, Global Purchasing & Supplier Quality, Michelle Wen has held a number of senior managing positions with blue-chip companies across various industries including the automotive business. Just-Auto caught up with her at the recent Mondial de l'Automobile in Paris.

Paris interview - French suppliers association FIEV CEO Jacques Mauge

19 Oct 2018 | Simon Warburton

French supplier association, FIEV (Fédération des Industries des Equipements pour Véhicules) had a major presence at the recent Mondial de l'Automobile in Paris and just-auto caught up with its CEO, Jacques Mauge, fresh from his meeting with French President, Emmanuel Macron to discuss industrial policy.

Alpine A110 - has Renault made a Porsche beater?

10 Oct 2018 | Glenn Brooks

The reinvention of Alpine as a high priced sports car marque seems to be working, as deliveries of the A110 accelerate towards the 2,000 level a year after production commenced. Just how good is the car itself though?

Valeo looks to evaluate city pollution - CEO

8 Oct 2018 | Simon Warburton

Valeo says it is working with air quality monitor, Airparif to understand how pollution in cities is evolving and as it looks to provide technology to combat it.

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Renault appoints François Renard as global marketing director

15 Nov 2018 | Simon Warburton

Renault has appointed François Renard as global marketing director, reporting to COO, Thierry Bolloré, COO.

Michelin Action Group to "hit ground running" in bid to save jobs

9 Nov 2018 | Simon Warburton

Dundee City Council says its Michelin Action Group (MAG) will meet for the first time on Monday (12 November) in a bid to address the tyremaker's shock news this week it would axe its plant in the Scottish city in 2020 with the loss of 845 jobs.

Sogefi develops plastic diesel fuel filter module for PSA HDi engine

9 Nov 2018 | Simon Warburton

Sogefi has developed a new plastic diesel fuel filter module for PSA new generation 1.5 litres HDi engines.

New Renault van build for Maubeuge and Sandouville

8 Nov 2018 | Simon Warburton

Renault has announced new van production at its manufacturing facilities in Maubeuge and Sandouville, France.

Faurecia to buy Clarion for US$1.1bn

26 Oct 2018 | Simon Warburton

Faurecia says it has reached binding agreements with Clarion and Hitachi, the controlling shareholder owning 63.8% of Clarion, for a tender offer to acquire 100% of the shares of the Japanese supplier for EUR1.1bn.

Renault appoints Olivier Murguet as Sales & Regions EVP

26 Oct 2018 | Simon Warburton

Renault has appointed Olivier Murguet as EVP of the automaker's new Sales & Regions Division, reporting to COO, Thierry Bolloré.

PSA Q3 revenue up 7.8% but Iran stop drags worldwide sales

24 Oct 2018 | Simon Warburton

PSA has posted third-quarter revenue up 7.8% to EUR15.4bn (US$17.5bn), while year-to-date revenue rose 20.1% to EUR54bn.

PSA appoints Louis Gallois to Finance Committee

24 Oct 2018 | Simon Warburton

PSA is to appoint chairman Louis Gallois as a member of its Finance and Audit body, following the recommendation of the Appointments, Compensation and Governance Committee.

Renault Q3 down 6% weighed by Iran withdrawl

23 Oct 2018 | Simon Warburton

Renault has posted third-quarter Group revenue down 6% to EUR11.5bn (US$13.2bn), partly due to currency devaluation and the automaker's withdrawal from Iran, although registrations rose 2.9%.

Michelin 9M 2018 sales up 3.9% to EUR16.2bn

22 Oct 2018 | Simon Warburton

Michelin has posted nine-month net sales to September, 2018 up 3.9% to EUR16.2bn (US$18.7bn).

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