Nick Gibbs

UK-based correspondent for Automotive News Europe

Address: Barrow Road
SW16 5PE London
E-Mail: nick.gibbs@btinternet.com

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Recent articles
Jaguar will debut XE sedan at London event
July 16, 2014 11:36 CET
Jaguar will unveil its new XE model ahead of the Paris auto show at a special event in London on Sept. 8. Sales of the mid-sized premium sedan, which is key to boosting t ...


Experts disagree on how to handle massive data from self-driving cars
July 16, 2014 06:01 CET
Experts have differing views on what to do with the mountain of data that is likely to be generated by autonomous vehicles when computers control much of our cars' functi ...


Audi makes London showroom a technology showcase
July 15, 2014 06:01 CET
Audi's central London dealership has chosen a revolutionary new way for the automaker to sell not just cars but the brand itself by allowing customers to configure their ...


Mid-sized segment forecast to hit record low this year
July 10, 2014 06:01 CET
Sales in the once-strong volume mid-sized sector are forecast to fall to less than 500,000 in western Europe this year, down from more than 800,000 in 2011, as pressure f ...


GM recalls nearly 30,000 Saab 9-3 convertibles
July 10, 2014 13:56 CET
General Motors is recalling almost 30,000 Saab 9-3 convertibles in the United States for a seat belt issue that has previously affected sedan models. ...


Nissan Pulsar price undercuts VW Golf, Ford Focus
July 10, 2014 11:31 CET
Nissan has priced its Pulsar compact hatchback to undercut equivalent versions of the Ford Focus and VW Golf, the segment's top-selling models. ...


Toyota Europe boss puts profit before volume, brushes aside Nissan challenge
July 9, 2014 06:01 CET
Toyota Europe CEO Didier Leroy is not worried about Nissan's publicly stated goal of passing his company as Europe's top-selling Asian brand. ...


Ford says Mondeo sales will be boosted by platform sharing with Lincoln
July 5, 2014 06:15 CET
Ford says its new Mondeo will compete better in Europe's mid-sized segment because it has a platform that was also designed to underpin Lincoln models. ...


Ford aims Edge SUV at German premium brands
June 25, 2014 09:49 CET | UPDATED: June 25 16:33 CET - adds Europe sales forecast
Ford believes it can win premium brand customers in Europe with the Edge large SUV. The Edge will be Ford's first large SUV in Europe since the automaker phased out the E ...


Toyota Avensis' future in doubt with no hybrid variant planned
June 19, 2014 06:01 CET
The future of the Toyota Avensis is in doubt after the automaker's Europe boss said the mid-sized model would be excluded from the company's plan to offer hybrid versions ...


Jaguar Land Rover to build Evoque and Freelander SUVs in China plant
June 18, 2014 10:29 CET
Jaguar Land Rover plans to build the Range Rover Evoque and Land Rover Freelander SUVs at a new plant in China operated with joint venture partner Chery Automobile, a sou ...


Opel exec: EU regs make car design tougher
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 16
Europe's increasingly stringent emissions standards are putting more pressure on vehicle designers. ...


Jaguar Land Rover plans China engine plant
June 13, 2014 13:13 CET
Jaguar Land Rover is finalizing plans to build an engine factory next to its new vehicle plant in China. The factory would be the British automaker's first engine plant o ...


Tesla could open factory in Europe, CEO Musk says
June 12, 2014 06:01 CET
Tesla will build a factory in Europe once sales of its cars reach 160,000 a year in the region, CEO Elon Musk said. The electric-car maker also plans to open a European r ...


Subcompact car sales slow on demand for small SUVs
June 12, 2014 06:01 CET
The subcompact segment's eight-year reign as Europe's largest car class is likely to end because of rising demand for small SUVs. Subcompact sales are forecast to fall to ...


EU rules up pressure on car design, Opel exec says
June 5, 2014 06:01 CET
Opel/Vauxhall design chief Mark Adams told the Automotive News Europe Congress that car designers are facing increasing pressure to meet the demands of tougher EU rules o ...


Qoros wants Europe to account for 10% of global sales, exec says
June 5, 2014 09:35 CET
Chinese carmaker Qoros expects to sell more than 10 percent of its cars in Europe after it extends sales across the region by 2016, Stefano Villanti, Qoros' head of sales ...


Toyota Europe's profit rebound built on hybrid sales, cost-cutting
June 4, 2014 11:15 CET
Toyota is now solidly profitable in Europe on the back of rising hybrid sales and aggressive cost-cutting across its operations, head of Toyota Europe Didier Leroy told t ...


Volvo's new XC90 to have Tesla-like touchscreen
May 27, 2014 17:22 CET
The new Volvo XC90 will have a large tablet-like touchscreen in the center console to control the premium SUV's in-car features, following a trend that Tesla started with ...


Nissan packs new Pulsar with tech
May 22, 2014 06:01 CET
Nissan says its new Pulsar hatchback will be one of the most high-tech, frugal and spacious vehicles in Europe's compact segment, currently dominated by VW's Golf. Nissan ...


McLaren 650S makes quick start
May 22, 2014 06:01 CET
Strong demand for McLaren's 650S Coupe and 650S Spider has allowed the British supercar maker to cease production of the cars' predecessors, the 12C and 12C Spider. ...


McLaren plans more models and higher margins
May 17, 2014 06:01 CET
McLaren turned a profit in 2013 and plans to remain in the black while adding models over the next three years. ...


Nissan will launch the Pulsar to rival the VW Golf
May 16, 2014 13:17 CET
Nissan said its new compact model for Europe will be called the Pulsar. The car will be a rival to vehicles such as the Volkswagen Golf. ...


Premium SUVs poised for sales surge after disappointing 2013
May 14, 2014 06:01 CET
European sales of premium SUVs are expected to surge as the market heads toward 1 million units by 2020, analysts predict. ...


Audi makes London showroom a tech-rich showpiece for the brand
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 11
Audi's technology-rich showroom in London's Mayfair district showcases a revolutionary way to sell not just cars but the brand itself. It's even a stop for guided tours. ...


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