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
Where Jaguar Land Rover may take EVs, hybrids
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 1
Wolfgang Ziebart, head of product development for Jaguar Land Rover, is guiding the expansion of the Land Rover and Jaguar ranges. ...


JLR intensifies efforts to meet tough EU CO2 target
Aug. 29, 2014 06:01 CET
Jaguar Land Rover will “turn over every stone” including launching plug-in hybrids to bring its high average CO2 emissions down to an EU-approved level by 202 ...


Ford Store borrows from Apple in bid to move brand upscale in Europe
Aug. 18, 2014 06:01 CET | UPDATED: Aug. 19 13:45 -- Updates Ford financial outlook
Ford is the latest automaker to borrow ideas from tech giant Apple. The automaker is rebranding 500 European dealerships as Ford Stores ahead of launching its new Vignale ...


Hybrids help supercars cut CO2
12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 18
Ultraluxury nameplates such as Ferrari, McLaren, Bentley and Porsche are opting for electric powertrains to help reduce carbon dioxide emissions from their supercars. ...


Hyundai gives the i20 a sleeker look
Aug. 8, 2014 06:01 CET | UPDATED: Aug. 20 10:10 CET - adds details, pics
Hyundai has given its new i20 subcompact a sleeker, sportier design to help the car compete better against rivals such as the Ford Fiesta and Volkswagen Polo. ...


Rolls-Royce plans second convertible
11:11 am U.S. ET | Aug. 5
Rolls-Royce will expand its lineup with a new convertible that will go on sale mid-2016. Media reports said the car will be a convertible version of the Wraith coupe, whi ...


Rolls-Royce says it is developing a second convertible
Aug. 5, 2014 17:11 CET
Rolls-Royce will expand its lineup with a new convertible that will go on sale mid-2016. Media reports said the car will be a convertible version of the Wraith coupe, whi ...


Aston Martin revives Lagonda badge for sedan
12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 4
Aston Martin will revive its Lagonda nameplate with a limited-edition sedan designed for sale exclusively in the Middle East. ...


Jaguar will debut XE sedan
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 28
Jaguar will unveil its XE sedan at a Sept. 8 event here, rather than wait to launch the car in October at the Paris auto show. ...


Audi plans plug-in diesel hybrid
July 27, 2014 06:01 CET
Audi aims to beat German rivals Mercedes and BMW to launch a plug-in hybrid diesel powered car. Audi will present a plug-in hybrid diesel drivetrain next year, the brand' ...


Audi, BMW and Mercedes pressure Ford, GM as UK market booms
July 25, 2014 06:01 CET
Germany's premium automakers are benefiting most from the UK car market boom. Audi, BMW and Mercedes are winning customers from mass-market brands such as Ford and Vauxha ...


Audi, BMW and Mercedes pressure Ford, GM as UK market booms
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 25
Germany's premium automakers are benefiting most from the UK car market boom. Audi, BMW and Mercedes are winning customers from mass-market brands such as Ford and Vauxha ...


Bentley may add a fifth model after SUV launch
9:51 am U.S. ET | July 24
Bentley may add a fifth model to its lineup after it launches an SUV in 2016, CEO Wolfgang Duerheimer said. ...


Bentley may add a 5th model after SUV launch
July 24, 2014 15:51 CET
Bentley may add a fifth model to its lineup after it launches an SUV in 2016, CEO Wolfgang Duerheimer said. ...


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 ...


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