Carlos Tavares

PSA taps Renault's former China chief to head DS brand in Asia

May 20, 2014 10:53 CET
PSA has hired Renault's former China chief, Chen Guozhang, to oversee its upscale DS brand in Asia, a Chinese newspaper reported....
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NICK GIBBS

Citroen's incoming CEO worked wonders in the UK

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 9, 2014
Incoming Citroen CEO Linda Jackson has proved herself in the UK by reducing image-harming discounts and boosting morale....
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BRUCE GAIN

Ghosn aims for No. 3 spot for Renault-Nissan

7:17 am U.S. ET | May 8, 2014
Carlos Ghosn has high ambitions for Renault-Nissan after getting a new mandate as Renault CEO. He wants to catch industry leaders Toyota, General Motors and Volkswagen....
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BRUCE GAIN

Ghosn aims for No. 3 spot for Renault-Nissan

7:17 am U.S. ET | May 8, 2014
Carlos Ghosn has high ambitions for Renault-Nissan after getting a new mandate as Renault CEO. He wants to catch industry leaders Toyota, General Motors and Volkswagen....
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PSA CEO Tavares targets VW as he scraps unprofitable cars, upgrades DS subbrand

May 8, 2014 06:15 CET
PSA's Carlos Tavares is aiming the company's Peugeot brand directly at Volkswagen Group's core VW unit as the CEO seeks to transform Peugeot into an upmarket volume manufacturer as part of a wider turnaround plan at the struggling French automaker....
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PSA names new chiefs for Citroen and DS brands

May 7, 2014 12:02 CET
Citroen's UK chief, Linda Jackson, will replace Frederic Banzet as the brand's CEO while strategy director Yves Bonnefont, who is Citroen's deputy head, will lead the upscale DS line as it becomes a stand-alone unit....
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PSA begins stock sale after Dongfeng, France buy stakes

April 29, 2014 10:45 CET
PSA/Peugeot-Citroen is offering stock to investors at 6.77 euros a share after selling stakes to Dongfeng Motor and the French state at a higher price. The lower price "is further negative news" for the automaker," according to an analyst....
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PSA chief Tavares will be keynote speaker in Brussels

April 28, 2014 06:01 CET
PSA/Peugeot-Citroen CEO Carlos Tavares will be the keynote speaker at the Automotive News Europe Congress in June in Brussels....
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PSA chief Tavares to keynote Brussels congress

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 28, 2014
Carlos Tavares, the ex-No. 2 executive at Renault who recently took over as CEO of France's other automaker, PSA Peugeot Citroen, will be the keynote speaker at the Automotive News Europe Congress on June 4 in Brussels....
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Peugeot shareholders back plan for $4.2 billion capital hike

12:04 pm U.S. ET | April 25, 2014
PSA Peugeot Citroen owners voted to support a 3 billion-euro ($4.2 billion) capital increase to boost funding at Europe's second-largest carmaker, which has been unprofitable for the last two years....
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LUCA CIFERRI

PSA needs the Citroen DS 6WR in Europe

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 19, 2014
PSA/Peugeot-Citroen's decision not to sell the DS 6WR compact crossover in Europe is strange....
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BRUCE GAIN

PSA will survive for now, but long-term challenges remain

6:42 am U.S. ET | April 17, 2014
PSA/Peugeot-Citroen CEO Carlos Tavares' Back in the Race business plan and a cash injection from Chinese partner Dongfeng are almost certainly enough to ensure his company's short-term survival, but PSA's long-term prospects remain uncertain....
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Old and new alliances crucial to Tavares' turnaround plan for PSA

April 15, 2014 13:48 CET
PSA/Peugeot-Citroen will keep its industrial partnerships with General Motors, Toyota and Fiat despite the arrival of China's Dongfeng as a stakeholder in the automaker, CEO Carlos Tavares said....
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LUCA CIFERRI

PSA's recovery will be boosted by the 'Tavares factor'

9:52 am U.S. ET | April 14, 2014
PSA CEO Carlos Tavares admits that his turnaround plan for the struggling automaker isn't a wonder cure: "I cannot make miracles." His honest, no-nonsense approach is one of his strengths....
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PSA to halve lineup in push for 2% margins by 2018

April 14, 2014 09:11 CET
PSA outlined plans to cut its model lineup by almost half and to make Citroen's DS unit a separate brand in a bid to restore the automotive division's profit....
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PSA's Tavares prepares to tackle pricing, low-cost threats

April 12, 2014 12:08 CET
PSA/Peugeot-Citroen's prospects may be brightening as Europe emerges from a market slump, but new CEO Carlos Tavares still faces long odds as he prepares to present his Back in the Race recovery plan on Monday....
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AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Views mixed on DS's chances as stand-alone brand

April 7, 2014 06:01 CET
PSA CEO Carlos Tavares wants the company's Citroen DS marque to become a stand-alone brand that can compete with premium German carmakers' products. Market watchers, however, have mixed views on this goal....
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AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

How PSA lured Tavares

April 7, 2014 06:01 CET
Carlos Tavares' disclosure that he didn't want to remain No. 2 at Renault got him fired, but it also got him what he wanted: the chance to be CEO of a major global automaker....
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AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

How high-revving PSA CEO Carlos Tavares plans to turn around Europe's second-largest automaker

April 7, 2014 06:15 CET
New PSA CEO Carlos Tavares faces a number of big challenges in his new job including halting losses, reducing bloated lineups, boosting PSA's presence in China and adjusting the company's European production footprint....
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Check out the ANE monthly e-magazine

April 7, 2014 06:01 CET
The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly e-magazine is ready for you to view. This edition looks at the challenges facing new PSA CEO Carlos Tavares....
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ANE monthly e-magazine goes live Monday

April 4, 2014 06:01 CET
The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly e-magazine goes live on Monday, April 7....
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BRUCE GAIN

With Tavares no longer involved, Renault divorces Alpine partner

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 2, 2014
Renault appears to be scaling back its ambitions for the sporty Alpine subbrand after ending plans with Caterham, its racing partner, to revive the marque. But a source says the project will still go ahead....
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PSA to cut executive pension packages, report says

March 20, 2014 13:04 CET
PSA/Peugeot-Citroen will cut the size of its executive pension packages, a French daily reported, months after public criticism forced former CEO Philippe Varin to turn down his pension....
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Dongfeng CEO says his company won't 'eat' PSA

March 15, 2014 06:01 CET
Dongfeng CEO Zhu Fushou has sought to quell fears over his company's planned purchase of a 14 percent stake in PSA, saying the Chinese company was not seeking to take control of PSA....
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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....
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