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PSA's DS brand will electrify lineup to bolster upscale appeal

April 30, 2018 17:21 CET
DS, PSA's upscale brand, said all its models introduced starting in 2025 will have only full-electric or hybrid drivetrains, and that it will present its first battery electric vehicle at the Paris auto show in October.

Motorcycles inspired futuristic self-driving concept from PSA's DS brand

April 30, 2018 06:01 CET
PSA's upscale brand, DS, has shown its vision of what a French luxury car might look like in 2035 with the DS X E-Tense concept. The inspiration for the three-seat electric vehicle was a motorcycle with a sidecar.

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DS 7 net pricing on par with Audi Q3, CEO Bonnefont says

April 28, 2018 06:01 CET
The DS 7 Crossback, the first SUV of the PSA's near-luxury brand, has hit its pricing target.

PSA is fixing struggling China operations, Tavares says

April 26, 2018 16:25 CET
PSA is seeing the first effects of its plan to turn around its China operations, CEO Carlos Tavares told investors and shareholders.

Opel workers protest cuts as PSA's Tavares digs in

April 25, 2018 11:14 CET
Hundreds of Opel workers gathered outside the automaker's plant in Eisenach, Germany, to protest PSA's plans to rein in wages in return for production investments.

PSA's conflict over Opel factory is 'short-term' pain, Tavares says

April 24, 2018 16:11 CET
Talks between PSA and the German union IG Metall over the future of Opel's Eisenach factory are a necessary short-term pain, CEO Carlos Tavares told PSA shareholders.

PSA first-quarter revenue jumps 42% on Opel/Vauxhall acquisition

April 24, 2018 07:51 CET
PSA's revenue rose 42 percent to 18 billion euros ($22 billion) in the first quarter, lifted by its acquisition of Opel/Vauxhall last year.

PSA wants 3,700 Opel job cuts in Germany, labor chief says

April 20, 2018 16:02 CET
PSA wants 3,700 job cuts at Opel in Germany by 2020 and a process of contract buyouts and early retirement has already resulted in a reduction of about 2,000 positions, Opel's labor chief said.

PSA's Tavares faces toughest opponent yet in German union

April 20, 2018 09:16 CET
PSA boss Carlos Tavares, who is no stranger to thrashing out difficult labor deals, is now taking on Germany's powerful IG Metall union, which has been the undoing of many a cost cutter.

Opel labor leaders fear Eisenach plant work force could halve

April 20, 2018 09:48 CET
German labor leaders fear Opel's Eisenach factory could lose half its 1,800-person work force unless a deal with owner PSA is struck. The French company wants concessions to raise the plant's profitability as a precondition for getting more production allocated to the plant.

PSA, union in standoff over Opel's Eisenach plant

April 16, 2018 19:42 CET
PSA has postponed a decision on whether to build a new electrified vehicle at Opel's Eisenach factory in Germany after workers rejected wage concessions.

Opel, Vauxhall to scrap dealerships as Peugeot cuts costs

1:10 pm U.S. ET | April 16, 2018
Opel and Vauxhall are cutting dealerships as new owner Peugeot continues to reduce costs at the automaker it acquired last year in the face of sliding sales, notably in Britain, a major market.

Peugeot to speak at Europe congress

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 16, 2018
Xavier Peugeot, director of product planning at Citroen, will be among the speakers June 6 at the Automotive News Europe Congress in Turin.

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Peugeot CEO outlines plan to fight diesel decline

April 9, 2018 06:01 CET
Peugeot had record global sales last year under Jean-Philippe Imparato, who was named CEO in 2016. Imparato told Automotive News Europe how he plans to maintain the brand's momentum despite challenges such as slumping diesel demand in Europe.

PSA creates new electric vehicle unit

April 5, 2018 14:21 CET
PSA has created a new electric vehicle business unit as it prepares to launch electrified versions of all its models starting in 2019.

PSA CEO Tavares to get $1.2M bonus from Opel deal

April 4, 2018 09:25 CET
PSA CEO Carlos Tavares could earn an additional 1 million euros ($1.2 million) in compensation for helping to engineer Opel's turnaround plan in 2017.

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Check out the ANE monthly magazine for April

April 3, 2018 06:01 CET
The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly magazine is ready to view. The new edition looks at the future of diesel. Some believe the diesel engine's time is coming to an end, the European car industry cannot back away from diesels, which are crucial to reaching the EU's CO2 targets.

ANE's April issue goes live next week

March 29, 2018 06:01 CET
The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly magazine goes live next week. The new edition looks at the future of diesel.

PSA CEO backs calls for European battery champ

March 28, 2018 13:13 CET
PSA threw its support behind efforts to create a European manufacturer of EV batteries, as CEO Carlos Tavares warned French lawmakers against letting Asian dominance go unchallenged.

Opel starts voluntary job cuts to avoid plant closures

March 27, 2018 15:20 CET
Opel will start offering voluntary buyouts to staff as a way of improving the competitive position of its German operations after the automaker was excluded from an investment plan presented last week by parent PSA.

PSA expands engine exports from China to Europe

March 27, 2018 10:46 CET
PSA is increasing exports of 1.2-liter turbocharged gasoline engines to Europe from China in a move that

PSA to sell stake in logistics arm Gefco

March 26, 2018 20:44 CET
PSA will sell its 25 percent stake in its former logistics division, Gefco, The automaker put its minority holding in Gefco on sale after a five-year commitment to retain the company expired last December, French financial newspaper Les Echos reported.

PSA studies low-cost stores

3:43 pm U.S. ET | March 23, 2018
PSA thinks its dealers in the United States should spend less on building their retail stores when the French automaker returns to North America.

PSA gives production plan excluding Germany, as Opel talks drag on

March 21, 2018 15:55 CET
PSA published a production plan for Europe that excluded Germany, where the automaker remains in talks with unions over its newly acquired Opel business.

VW, PSA plan to continue self-driving push

March 20, 2018 15:24 CET
VW Group and PSA will not change their self-driving plans even after an Uber autonomous car hit and killed a woman crossing the street in Arizona.

 
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70 years later, appreciating the genius of Ferry Porsche

Richard Johnson
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 15 2018

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Why VW should share its skateboard and change the world

Larry P. Vellequette
3:34 pm U.S. ET | June 13 2018

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Land Rover sets course for Defender to come home

Richard Truett
11:42 am U.S. ET | June 12 2018

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Authenticity is crucially important for the next Defender. Building the iconic off-roader in its spi ...
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Volvo's Polestar commits to guiding light feature

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 9 2018

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Polestar CEO Thomas Ingenlath says that the Volvo-controlled brand will extend a unique design featu ...
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The Elkann style: Sustainability … at Ferrari speed

Andrea Malan
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 8 2018

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Lapo Elkann, scion of the Agnelli family and still part owner of Fiat Chrysler and Ferrari, showed a ...
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Why BMW's new 3 series needs to up its game

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 6 2018

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The BMW 3 series is still the benchmark against which all midsize sedans are measured, but the outgo ...
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Why Chinese cars, crossovers should worry Europe's brands

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 2 2018

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Chinese cars are now on par with products from Europe’s brands in terms of design, handling, p ...
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VW Group's new CEO Diess may have too much power

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 24 2018

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Former BMW executive Herbert Diess now heads both VW Group and its core VW brand, which may be conce ...
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BMW envisions its iNext as an SUV

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 23 2018

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BMW looks likely to follow Audi's e-tron and Mercedes's EQC with its own battery-powered full-size S ...
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Can autonomous vehicles be developed without risking lives?

Dave Guilford
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 14 2018

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It's easy to become enamoured of the accident-free future with autonomous cars, but before that time ...
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