Carlos Tavares

PSA says new Peugeot, Citroen and Opel vans will set benchmark for segment

Feb. 13, 2018 10:54 CET
PSA aims to boost its position in Europe's lucrative light van sector by launching three new models for its Peugeot, Citroen and Opel/Vauxhall brands.

EU car sales grow to slow to 1% in 2018, ACEA predicts

Jan. 31, 2018 17:30 CET
The EU's new car sales are expected rise just 1 percent in 2018, industry body ACEA said, warning that stricter rules on emissions and Brexit were a threat to the industry. Last year, registrations in the EU increased 3.4 percent, reaching more than 15 million vehicles for the first time since 2007.

Opel, Spanish unions reach deal over Corsa plant

Jan. 30, 2018 11:08 CET
Opel and its Spanish unions have reached an agreement on worker conditions at its Zaragoza plant after threats by owner PSA to cut investment at the factory that builds the best-selling Opel Corsa.

PSA will continue Vauxhall recovery plan after talks with UK union

Jan. 22, 2018 14:39 CET
PSA said it would move ahead with recovery plans for its Vauxhall plants in Britain after agreeing to further talks with the UK's biggest trade union.

Carlos Tavares on the need for speed

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 22, 2018
Scale only gets you so much, says PSA's chief: more purchasing power in dealing with suppliers and higher volume on which to amortize new product and technology investments. Beyond that, it could just as well be a liability.

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12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 22, 2018
Quotes from speaches and presentations at the 2018 Automotive News World Congress

PSA wins union backing for 1,300 domestic job cuts

Jan. 19, 2018 14:54 CET
PSA said it has won the backing of several unions for plans to eliminate 1,300 jobs using a new form of voluntary cuts introduced by President Emmanuel Macron.

PSA's Tavares says UK plants uncompetitive, open to alliance in South America

Jan. 18, 2018 18:34 CET
PSA CEO Carlos Tavares said he planned to meet next week with UK unions and government officials to discuss the future of the automaker's Vauxhall plant in Ellesmere Port. Separately, Tavares said he is open to a potential alliance in Latin America.

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: VW's struggle to become a U.S. sales leader

3:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 18, 2018
AN World Congress: VW's struggle to rise above niche status in U.S., Volvo exec sold on subscriptions; Buick to expand Avenir line; Ghosn proclaims alliance global sales title.

PSA will lose Vauxhall sales if UK plant shuts, union warns

Jan. 10, 2018 12:09 CET
PSA's Vauxhall brand would lose sales if the automaker closes its Ellesmere Port factory in England, a union chief warned.

2017 Photos of the year: Racing

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 1, 2018
Some executives spend time on the race track when they can. Here's a look back at three doing just that in 2017.

PSA CEO Tavares will succeed Zetsche as ACEA president

Dec. 7, 2017 11:12 CET
PSA CEO Carlos Tavares will succeed Daimler chief Dieter Zetsche as president of ACEA, the European auto industry's lobbying body. Tavares said safety and reducing CO2 emissions would be priorities.

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PSA outlines plan to de-GM-ify Opel

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 4, 2017
Said PSA's Carlos Tavares: "We are moving from a world where the center of decision is Detroit to a world where the center of decision is not Paris, it's Ruesselsheim."

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Why Opel expects to thrive under PSA ownership

Dec. 3, 2017 06:01 CET
Opel faced a number of restrictions under GM ownership that covered areas such as where it could build and even sell its cars. Now, under PSA control, the money-losing German carmaker believes it will finally thrive.

VIDEO: First Shift: Toyota's 'now or never' executive shuffle

8:45 am U.S. ET | Nov. 28, 2017
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Dan Ammann and Carlos Tavares

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 26, 2017
PSA Group's purchase of Opel/Vauxhall from General Motors was a blockbuster deal that jolted the industry and changed the course of two storied automakers.

Challenges loom for Opel recovery plan

Nov. 13, 2017 09:57 CET
Opel's plan to return to profit has similar goals to PSA's recovery road map. But Opel may have a hard time bouncing back as it faces weak demand in key markets and the high costs of funding new technologies.

PSA CEO defends Vauxhall but says Brexit adds pressure on UK plants

Nov. 10, 2017 09:37 CET
PSA CEO Carlos Tavares defended the Vauxhall brand against suggestions that it should be axed but said the UK factories acquired by PSA as part of its deal for GM's European operations need to make a leap in competitiveness to offset the potential risks posed by Brexit.

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Without PSA tech, Opel could have been killed by EU CO2 fines

6:08 am U.S. ET | Nov. 10, 2017
The EU's target to reduce CO2 emissions from new-car fleets to a 95 gram per km average by 2020-2021 might have been the kiss of death for Opel/Vauxhall if PSA hadn't stepped in.

Opel teases new SUV that will come with 7 seats and plug-in hybrid version

Nov. 10, 2017 10:46 CET
Opel teased a new SUV that will go into production in 2019 with seven-seat and plug-in hybrid variants. The model will join the Crossland X and Grandland X in the automaker's SUV/crossover lineup as parent PSA moves to underpin all Opel vehicles with its platforms.

Opel turnaround plan will seek to end years of losses under GM

Nov. 8, 2017 14:40 CET
Opel's first business plan under its new French owners, PSA, will set out how the German automaker will reach profitability that has eluded the former GM division since 1999.

Opel will switch to PSA engines, putting jobs at risk

Sept. 29, 2017 06:01 CET
Opel's engines will gradually be replaced by powertrains from the automaker's new owner, PSA, a move likely to affect thousands of assembly workers and development engineers.

PSA making cars for U.S. standards

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 18, 2017
PSA is engineering its next generation of vehicles to meet United States regulations, allowing vehicles produced as soon as three years from now to be part of the automaker's return to North America.

Opel engine-testing jobs at risk from regulatory push for EVs, PSA's Tavares says

Sept. 12, 2017 16:47 CET
PSA CEO Carlos Tavares said European policymakers were responsible for the fate of 800 jobs at Opel's engine testing facility in Germany, given that a regulatory push to promote EVs could lead to sweeping job losses.

 
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