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
Opel will focus on crossovers to boost sales and return to profit, CEO says
April 15, 2014 06:15 CET
Opel will focus on crossovers as part of its product push to boost sales and return to profit, Opel CEO Karl-Thomas Neumann said. ...


Bentley will build W12 engines for Audi, VW
March 19, 2014 11:15 CET | UPDATED: March 19 16:00 CET - adds CEO comments
Bentley will build all of Volkswagen Group's W12 engines, creating about 100 jobs for its England factory and ending production of the engines in Germany. ...


Bentley SUV teaser image shows revised styling
March 19, 2014 13:56 CET
Bentley released a teaser picture of its upcoming SUV, saying the vehicle's design has been changed from the EXP 9 F concept it unveiled at the 2012 Geneva auto show. ...


Mini Paceman, Coupe and Roadster may not be replaced
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 17
Mini may not replace its Coupe, Roadster and Paceman models. ...


Mini Paceman, Coupe/Roadster may not be replaced
March 8, 2014 06:01 CET
Mini may not replace the Coupe/Roadster and Paceman as the brand moves to focus on core models. ...


Toyota, PSA benefit from rising European demand for hybrids
March 6, 2014 06:15 CET
European sales of hybrid vehicles increased more than 40 percent last year as more people decided to reduce their fuel consumption with the help of the electrically assis ...


Top Nissan exec says automaker on track to pass Toyota in Europe by 2016
March 5, 2014 06:15 CET
Trevor Mann, Nissan's Europe chairman, is counting on the recently launched second-generation Qashqai and the automaker's forthcoming compact hatchback to help the automa ...


Opel will offer 4G OnStar system
March 4, 2014 15:13 CET
General Motors' Opel/Vauxhall unit said it will launch a WiFi-enabled version of GM's OnStar connectivity system in major European markets by 2015. ...


Minicar mania: Renault, PSA, Toyota debut key new entries at Geneva show
March 4, 2014 06:15 CET
Sales in the European minicar segment, the region's third-largest after subcompacts and compacts, are forecast to rise by nearly 20 percent in the next three years as aut ...


Tablet-sized touchscreens ready to go mainstream
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 2
VW and Volvo will use the Geneva auto show to present their plans to make pinch and swipe gestures as common in the car as they are on an iPad. ...


Mini previews bigger Clubman wagon
Feb. 27, 2014 08:34 CET
Mini will debut the Clubman concept station wagon at the Geneva auto show. The concept previews the iconic marque's longest and widest model to date. ...


Mini previews bigger Clubman wagon
2:34 am U.S. ET | Feb. 27
Mini will debut the Clubman concept station wagon at the Geneva auto show. The concept previews the iconic marque's longest and widest model to date. ...


Ford exec doubts Ghosn's 2020 timetable for self-driving cars
4:37 am U.S. ET | Feb. 26
Ford's head of advanced r&d in Europe doubts Carlos Ghosn's prediction that Renault-Nissan -- or any automaker -- will have self-driving cars on the road by 2020. ...


Ford says new technology makes revised Focus one of its most advanced cars
Feb. 24, 2014 11:20 CET
Ford unveiled a face-lift for its Focus hatchback, adding fresh styling, new technology and a more premium feel to the company's No. 2 seller in Europe. ...


Opel expands Adam range with off-road-inspired and high-powered variants
Feb. 18, 2014 13:21 CET | UPDATED: Feb. 19 16:44 CET - Adds statement/product details
Opel/Vauxhall will expand its Adam minicar range with the Adam Rocks, an off-road-inspired variant, and the Adam S high-performance version. ...


Peugeot reveals bigger, greener, more premium 108
Feb. 16, 2014 20:05 CET
Peugeot says the new 108 minicar is bigger, greener and more premium than the car it replaces, the 107, to better challenge rivals such as the segment-leading Fiat 500. ...


Honda to end Europe sales of Insight, CR-Z hybrids
Feb. 14, 2014 06:01 CET
Honda will stop selling its Insight and CR-Z gasoline-electric hybrids in Europe because of weak demand. ...


Suzuki Celerio will replace Alto and Splash minicars
Feb. 11, 2014 15:10 CET
Suzuki says its Celerio minicar will replace its Alto and Splash models in Europe, marking the end of the automaker's cooperation with Opel in the minicar segment. ...


Fiat 500 helps automaker maintain minicar lead
Feb. 6, 2014 06:15 CET | UPDATED: Feb. 19 11:15 CET -- Corrects segment ranking
The Fiat 500 is the first near-premium model to top Europe's key minicar segment. Its rise ended the Fiat Panda's nine-year run as the top-seller in Europe's third-larges ...


GKN Driveline to open first Russia plant
Jan. 28, 2014 06:01 CET
UK supplier GKN Driveline will start production at its first plant in Russia next year. Suppliers are being drawn to Russia by automakers that hope to capitalize on forec ...


Nissan expects Qashqai to match predecessor's sales success
Jan. 22, 2014 12:11 CET
Nissan's Europe boss, Trevor Mann, says the second-generation Qashqai crossover will match the success of the original model, which consistently ranked as one of the regi ...


Suppliers enter, expand in Russia ahead of forecast sales surge
Jan. 20, 2014 06:01 CET
Russia's “weak” auto parts industry is expected to improve as Tier 1 suppliers such as Visteon and Bosch increase their presence in the market and component m ...


Suppliers enter, expand in Russia ahead of forecast sales surge
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 20
Russia's “weak” auto parts industry is expected to improve as Tier 1 suppliers such as Visteon and Bosch increase their presence in the market and component m ...


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