Bruce Gain

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PSA plans to export Iran-made cars after nuclear deal

July 24, 2015 06:01 CET
PSA aims to export cars it produces in Iran with local partner Iran Khodro, as the French company looks to rebuild its business in the country following the diplomatic ag ...

Renault says strike at Spanish supplier has ended

July 13, 2015 16:22 CET
Renault said a 10-day strike at Spanish aluminum casting supplier Alumalsa had ended and had not significantly hit production. ...

DS brand set to launch flagship sedan in 2018

July 10, 2015 06:15 CET
DS Automobiles will launch a flagship sedan code-named the DS8 in 2018, a company source said. ...

Renault says Talisman midsize sedan has 'racy' design, innovative technologies

July 6, 2015 08:28 CET
Renault says its new Talisman midsize car has robust and racy lines and delivers "intense driving enjoyment." ...

'Everything will be different' with self-driving tech

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 6
Autonomous driving will become Valeo's main growth driver by 2020, says Guillaume Devauchelle, who is head of innovation at the French supplier. ...

Renault Espace's Tesla-like touchscreen could be a winner

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 25
Renault's large, vertically mounted touchscreen on its new Espace large minivan seems like a smart move as connectivity increasingly becomes a key selling point for new v ...

Valeo exec expects big boost from autonomous vehicles

June 11, 2015 06:01 CET
Autonomous vehicle technology will become Valeo's main growth driver by 2020, says Guillaume Devauchelle, the supplier's head of innovation. ...

How Peugeot CEO Picat improved the brand's pricing

June 2, 2015 06:15 CET
Peugeot CEO Maxime Picat has played a key role in PSA's financial turnaround as head of the automaker's largest division by improving the retail pricing of the French bra ...

Toyota keeps title as the most valuable car brand despite airbag recalls denting its worth

May 27, 2015 10:25 CET
Toyota kept its title as the most valuable car brand in 2015 despite recent airbag recalls denting its worth, according to a study that ranks the top 100 global brands. B ...

Renault cautious on plug-in hybrids

May 27, 2015 06:01 CET
Renault is ready to launch its first plug-in hybrid but will wait for costs to drop before launching the model, a senior executive said. ...

Citroen creates Trip Advisor-style Web forum

May 21, 2015 06:01 CET
Citroen has launched a website where customers can rate their experiences at dealerships and workshops in France, the UK and Germany. ...

Citroen names former BMW exec as China director

May 20, 2015 13:06 CET
Former BMW executive Sabine Scheunert is the new head of Citroen in China. Scheunert is the first woman to become director of a European brand in China and is responsible ...

PSA will debut self-driving features on 508

May 15, 2015 06:15 CET
Peugeot will debut self-driving features on its next 508 midsize car as the brand seeks to move upscale in Europe. The 508 will offer hands-free steering and braking cont ...

Renault readies Porsche Boxster, Audi TT rival

May 13, 2015 06:01 CET
Renault may unveil its first modern Alpine sports car at the 24 Hours of Le Mans endurance race next month, a report said. ...

Espace starts Renault's upper-range revival

May 8, 2015 06:15 CET
The new Renault Espace starts the renewal of the automaker's upper range where the brand trails rivals such as Volkswagen, Ford and Opel. ...

PSA and Ford will extend diesel tie-up, report says

May 7, 2015 06:01 CET
PSA and Ford will extend their partnership for small diesel engines, a report said. Ford will get variants of PSA's new DV-R family of diesels, which will be introduced i ...

Renault expects pricing boost from better lineup

May 7, 2015 06:15 CET
Renault's new head of product planning, Bruno Ancelin, says improving the brand's pricing structure is a lot easier now the lineup features reliable, high-quality models. ...

PSA's new EVs will be cheaper with longer range; production plug-in hybrid nearing completion

May 3, 2015 06:01 CET
PSA's new electric cars will be cheaper and have a longer range than the automaker's current EVs, CEO Carlos Tavares said. The automaker also is close to completing devel ...
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