Nick Gibbs

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Jaguar expects record rewards from huge investments in products and plants
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 26
Jaguar appears poised to have a record 2015 and to keep increasing global sales to well more than 200,000 this decade as a massive investment in products, plants and unde ...


Honda axes Accord in Europe
Jan. 23, 2015 16:33 CET
Honda will end sales of the Accord midsize sedan in Europe after the car failed to make headway against German rivals. ...


Michelin CEO aims to win share from Chinese rivals
Jan. 21, 2015 07:48 CET
Michelin aims to counter rising pressure from low-cost Chinese brands in Europe and North America by increasing the number of cheaper tires it offers from budget subbrand ...


Ford revises EcoSport to counter slow sales
Jan. 20, 2015 12:02 CET
Ford will offer its EcoSport SUV in Europe without the spare wheel on the outside of the rear tailgate after the model's sales got off to a slow start. ...


VW's Seat brand recruits Ford designer Lamm
Jan. 19, 2015 12:39 CET
Volkswagen's Seat brand has recruited Ford of Europe stylist Stefan Lamm as its new head of exterior design. ...


Ford will launch new Galaxy minivan as brand pushes upscale in Europe
Jan. 19, 2015 11:28 CET
Ford of Europe will start sales of its new-generation Galaxy large minivan this year as part of a wider product offensive that includes the launches of its Vignale upscal ...


Crossover craze takes hold in Europe
Jan. 16, 2015 06:01 CET
SUVs and crossovers will feature heavily in the launch of new models in Europe this year. Audi, VW, Renault and Fiat are among carmakers planning to launch updated or new ...


European sales of compact cars forecast to dip after strong 2014
Jan. 14, 2015 06:01 CET
Europe's volume compact segment may become a victim of its own success this year as compact car sales, which were on track to reach nearly 3 million in 2014, are forecast ...


Michelin aims to fight off Chinese rivals on 2 fronts
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 12
Michelin Group will counter rising pressure from fast-growing, low-cost Chinese brands in Europe and North America by increasing the number of cheaper tires it offers fro ...


Bentley considers smaller SUV to win women, younger buyers
Jan. 9, 2015 14:33 CET
Bentley is mulling a smaller version of its upcoming SUV to attract more women and younger buyers to the brand. Bentley will unveil the larger SUV, its first such model, ...


Jaguar poised to pounce in 2015
Jan. 5, 2015 06:01 CET
Jaguar is poised to have a record 2015 and to increase global sales to well above 200,000 vehicles this decade as a massive investment in products, plants and underpinnin ...


XE, fleet market will drive Jaguar's surge, sales boss says
Jan. 5, 2015 06:01 CET
Jaguar sales are set to surge following the arrival of the new XE midsize sedan and updated large premium XF. ...


Jaguar sales boss Goss sees growth from the fleet market
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 5
After years of weak sales because of its aging products, Jaguar is poised for a surge this year following the arrival of its new XE midsize sedan and updated large premiu ...


Nissan sees record 2015 for Leaf EV in Europe
Dec. 23, 2014 06:01 CET
Nissan expects to increase European sales of the Leaf electric car by "double-digit" percentage points in 2015 following record sales this year. ...


UK may get new auto show in 2016
Dec. 23, 2014 10:51 CET
The UK could once again have a major auto show after organizers announced dates for an event in 2016. BNC Special Events plan to stage an event for car enthusiasts in Lon ...


Jaguar picks XE as first China-made model
Dec. 21, 2014 06:01 CET
Jaguar's new XE will be the brand's first model made in China. The midsize premium sedan will be built alongside the Land Rover SUVs in Changshu. ...


In Russia, all are losing, but none are leaving
12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 21
Despite suffering heavy losses in Russia's sinking economy, global automakers say they still expect a long-term payoff from their huge investments there. ...


AvtoVAZ blames supplier woes for Lada's loss of No. 1 spot
Dec. 20, 2014 06:01 CET
AvtoVAZ blamed supplier problems for Ladas failure to have the No. 1-selling car in Russia last month after the Kia Rio outsold the Lada Granta. ...


Nissan offers rare peek into battery making
12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 12
A rare tour of Nissan's UK battery plant demonstrated how tricky it is to build the product. The factory produces battery for the Leaf electric car and the e-NV200 elect ...


Nissan doubles output at Russian plant
Dec. 12, 2014 06:01 CET
Nissan is boosting production in Russia as the collapse in the ruble hits its profits. The company started production of its X-Trail SUV at its St. Petersburg factory thi ...


VW, Fiat, Mercedes will benefit from CNG market growth
Dec. 10, 2014 06:01 CET
European sales of vehicles powered by compressed natural gas could grow tenfold by 2020, benefiting Fiat, VW and Mercedes. CNG sales are forecast to grow as automakers ad ...


Honda counts on new models to help end Europe woes
Dec. 8, 2014 06:01 CET
Honda says new models and a leaner organization will help it rebound in Europe in 2015 after seven years of falling sales. ...


Europe's retailers shrank less than car sales, report says
Dec. 8, 2014 06:01 CET
Europe's dealer network has contracted less than the market since the start of the last economic crisis, a report says. ...


Aston Martin's next Bond car hints at future design
Dec. 5, 2014 11:49 CET
Aston Martin says that James Bond's next car also previews the brand's new look. ...


Ford will add Fiesta output in Russia as Focus slides
Dec. 4, 2014 06:01 CET
Ford will build the Fiesta subcompact in Russia next year as it scrambles to replace sales lost by collapsing demand for its Focus compact. ...


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