Bruce Gain

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Recent articles
Divine concept reflects Citroen DS's design direction
Sept. 14, 2014 06:01 CET
Citroen's DS brand is hinting at its future styling with the Divine concept car that will debut at next month's Paris auto show. ...


Citroen touts 'cheerful' C1
Sept. 11, 2014 06:15 CET
Citroen is touting the C1's "cheerful" front-end design, open-top variant and a modern infotainment system as key attractions for the latest-generation minicar. ...


Renault will build Bollore's electric Bluecars
Sept. 9, 2014 09:51 CET | UPDATED: Sept. 9 15:10 CET - adds details
Renault signed a partnership deal to build electric cars for French billionaire Vincent Bollore's car-share programs. ...


Citroen CEO on why the C4 Cactus embodies brand's revised values
Sept. 3, 2014 06:15 CET
Linda Jackson, Citroen's new CEO, has the tough task of leading the brand without the newly independent DS line. ...


Nissan's revived Datsun launches mi-Do hatchback
Aug. 29, 2014 12:55 CET
Datsun unveiled its second model, the mi-Do hatchback, at the Moscow auto show. ...


Hollywood glamour, Parisian chic and the Peugeot 308
12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 26
PSA is using the Hollywood film "Lucy" to give its Peugeot 308 a marketing boost in more than 50 markets around the world as the automaker strives to build sales outside ...


Renault will build Fiat Scudo successor
Aug. 1, 2014 06:01 CET
Renault will build Fiat's replacement for its Scudo commercial van starting in 2016, taking over production of the model from PSA/Peugeot-Citroen. The Scudo successor wil ...


Citroen DS upscale line off to a slow start as a stand-alone brand
July 25, 2014 06:01 CET
Vehicle sales at Citroen's upscale DS line, which became a stand-alone brand on June 1, fell during the first half, hit by an aging product lineup and tougher competition ...


Renault puts more focus on India, Iran
July 20, 2014 06:01 CET
Renault is splitting its Asia Pacific region in two to help boost sales growth in India and the Middle East. Renault expects China and India will become the world's two l ...


PSA may be better off without Thierry Peugeot
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 11
PSA/Peugeot-Citroen's future could be brighter following former chairman Thierry Peugeot's departure from the automaker's board. ...


Infiniti lures BMW exec to head global operations
July 8, 2014 12:49 CET
Infiniti has named longtime BMW executive Gaby-Luise Wuest as its head of global operations. Wuest succeeds Francois Goupil de Bouille, who has been appointed Infiniti's ...


Peugeot will drop 807 minivan as Tavares begins model cull
June 26, 2014 06:01 CET
PSA/Peugeot-Citroen will stop selling the Peugeot 807 minivan as part of plans by CEO Carlos Tavares to eliminate unprofitable models from the automaker's product lineup. ...


Renault names new engineering chief
June 25, 2014 12:02 CET
Renault named company veteran Gaspar Gascon Abellan as its new engineering chief. Abellan succeeds Jean-Michel Billig, who has left the automaker to work on personal proj ...


At PSA, Tavares echoes Renault's management template
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 24
PSA/Peugeot-Citroen CEO Carlos Tavares's new executive committee structure is very much like the one he left behind at Renault when he was Carlos Ghosn's No. 2. ...


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