PSA narrows search for new chairman

March 13, 2014 06:01 CET
PSA has narrowed the search for a new supervisory board chairman to ex-Airbus Group CEO Louis Gallois and former Nexans CEO Gerard Hauser, a source said.... Read More »


Citroen C4 Cactus to start below 14,000 euros

March 12, 2014 06:15 CET
Citroen says the C4 Cactus will start at 13,950 euros when sales begin in June. That is well below the 18,850 euro starting price of the C4.... Read More »



C4 Cactus design chief on how the Citroen combines quirkiness and simplicity

March 11, 2014 06:15 CET
Mark Loyd, the designer behind the unique styling of the Citroen C4 Cactus, thinks the car fits well into the French automaker's history.... Read More »


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Daring design is the norm at Geneva show

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 10, 2014
Automakers are looking for a healthier European market this year, and their new products reflect the confidence.... Read More »


Toyota reconfirms commitment to PSA minicar alliance

March 7, 2014 08:43 CET
Toyota reconfirmed its commitment to its minicar alliance with PSA even though the French automaker has agreed a capital tie-up with China's Dongfeng.... Read More »


Tavares hustles to make humbled PSA an auto champion

March 7, 2014 09:23 CET
PSA's incoming CEO, Carlos Tavares, hustled around the Geneva auto show this week in a way that didn't suggest he was taking one of the toughest jobs in the auto industry. “I'm a lucky guy,” Tavares said.... Read More »


Citroen adds DS5 sedan for China

March 7, 2014 06:01 CET
Citroen has added a sedan to its DS line, the DS5 LS. The model has been designed for the Chinese market and will initially only be sold there.... Read More »



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 assisted cars.... Read More »


Opel CEO says automaker aims to become No. 2 brand in Europe by 2022

March 4, 2014 20:52 CET
Opel wants to overtake PSA/Peugeot-Citroen to become the second-largest carmaker in Europe by 2022, the German automaker's CEO, Karl-Thomas Neumann, said.... Read More »


PSA boss Tavares wants DS to become stand-alone brand

March 4, 2014 14:09 CET
Incoming PSA/Peugeot-Citroen CEO Carlos Tavares wants the company's Citroen DS range to become a stand-alone brand as the automaker seeks to promote its upscale product offerings.... Read More »



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 automakers reveal a host of new models.... Read More »



Tavares's message to PSA execs: Make money

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 4, 2014
Incoming PSA CEO Carlos Tavares wants profitability to be the key priority for the ailing French automaker.... Read More »


Peugeot 308 named European Car of the Year

March 3, 2014 21:15 CET
The Peugeot 308 was named Europe's Car of the Year after winning more votes than six other vehicles including electric autos from BMW and Tesla Motors, providing a boost to PSA/Peugeot-Citroen, which is struggling to return to profit.... Read More »


Carlos vs. Carlos: PSA move turns double-act to rivalry

March 3, 2014 22:32 CET
Whatever the secret of French carmaker Renault's crisis-defying performance, Carlos Tavares has taken it with him to domestic competitor PSA/Peugeot-Citroen.... Read More »


New PSA boss Tavares eyes further cost cuts

March 3, 2014 21:32 CET
PSA/Peugeot-Citroen may seek more cost savings and does not rule out capacity cuts in France after 2016 if they are needed to turn the struggling carmaker around, new CEO Carlos Tavares said.... Read More »



Citroen aims to pioneer 'pay-per-use' leasing scheme for C4 Cactus

March 3, 2014 06:15 CET
Citroen plans to be the first automaker in Europe to offer a "pay-per-use" leasing scheme with the launch of the new C4 Cactus. The scheme mirrors plans offered by mobile phone operators.... Read More »



Will the Citroen C4 Cactus be a game changer?

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 2, 2014
Citroen is taking a bold step with its new C4 Cactus compact car that debuts at the Geneva auto show – just like Nissan did when it launched the Qashqai in 2007.... Read More »



Why the PSA-Dongfeng deal does more harm than good

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 27, 2014
The bailout that PSA negotiated with the French government and Dongfeng will prop up the French automaker in the short term but could cripple its competitiveness in the long run.... Read More »



Citroen reveals softtop C1; touts 'cheerful' design

Feb. 24, 2014 12:52 CET
Citroen has given its new C1 minicar what it calls a "cheerful" design. The brand is also adding a C1 variant with a sliding fabric roof to compete against models such as the Fiat 500 Cabrio and Opel Adam Rocks.... Read More »


PSA gets EU backing to sell stake to French gov't

Feb. 20, 2014 09:49 CET
PSA has initial EU backing on its agreement to sell a stake to its home government. PSA plans a 3 billion euro capital increase in which Dongfeng Motor and the French state will contribute about half the money for stakes of 14 percent apiece.... Read More »


PSA-Dongfeng deal seen as necessary, but skepticism remains

Feb. 20, 2014 12:27 CET
PSA/Peugeot-Citroen's tie-up with Dongfeng and the French government may not bring stability to the struggling automaker, observers said. PSA will change radically after “the dragon came to the rescue of the lion," a newspaper said.... Read More »



Family squabbles cost Peugeot clan control of PSA

Feb. 19, 2014 10:37 CET
Infighting played a large role in the Peugeot family's loss of control of PSA/Peugeot-Citroen, industry watchers say.... Read More »


PSA's incoming CEO Tavares plans model makeover

Feb. 19, 2014 12:19 CET
Carlos Tavares, PSA/Peugeot-Citroen's incoming CEO, laid out aggressive plans to remake the unprofitable automaker's model lineup. He said his plan is to focus on fewer models and to "scare" competitors with the new vehicles in the coming years.... Read More »


FROM OUR ARCHIVES: New Peugeot dynasty leads PSA - published Jan. 13, 2003

Feb. 19, 2014 06:01 CET
Thierry Peugeot, eldest son of Pierre Peugeot, has been named chairman of PSA/Peugeot-Citroen's supervisory board.... Read More »


'Car guy' Tavares will become PSA chief on March 31

Feb. 19, 2014 12:36 CET
Industry analysts say former Renault executive Carlos Tavares, who will succeed Philippe Varin as PSA CEO on March 31, is the right man to lead the automaker.... Read More »


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