Bruce Gain

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Citroen creates Trip Advisor-style Web forum

May 21, 2015 06:01 CET
Citroen has launched a website where customers can rate their experiences at dealerships and workshops in France, the UK and Germany. ...

Citroen names former BMW exec as China director

May 20, 2015 13:06 CET
Former BMW executive Sabine Scheunert is the new head of Citroen in China. Scheunert is the first woman to become director of a European brand in China and is responsible ...

PSA will debut self-driving features on 508

May 15, 2015 06:15 CET
Peugeot will debut self-driving features on its next 508 midsize car as the brand seeks to move upscale in Europe. The 508 will offer hands-free steering and braking cont ...

Renault readies Porsche Boxster, Audi TT rival

May 13, 2015 06:01 CET
Renault may unveil its first modern Alpine sports car at the 24 Hours of Le Mans endurance race next month, a report said. ...

Espace starts Renault's upper-range revival

May 8, 2015 06:15 CET
The new Renault Espace starts the renewal of the automaker's upper range where the brand trails rivals such as Volkswagen, Ford and Opel. ...

PSA and Ford will extend diesel tie-up, report says

May 7, 2015 06:01 CET
PSA and Ford will extend their partnership for small diesel engines, a report said. Ford will get variants of PSA's new DV-R family of diesels, which will be introduced i ...

Renault expects pricing boost from better lineup

May 7, 2015 06:15 CET
Renault's new head of product planning, Bruno Ancelin, says improving the brand's pricing structure is a lot easier now the lineup features reliable, high-quality models. ...

PSA's new EVs will be cheaper with longer range; production plug-in hybrid nearing completion

May 3, 2015 06:01 CET
PSA's new electric cars will be cheaper and have a longer range than the automaker's current EVs, CEO Carlos Tavares said. The automaker also is close to completing devel ...

Renault taps Hollywood star to promote new Espace

April 29, 2015 06:01 CET
Renault is tapping a Hollywood star appeal to boost sales of its new Espace minivan. Actor Kevin Spacey appears in Renault's Europewide marketing campaign for the Espace. ...

Valeo says Audi will use its supercharger to reduce lag and save fuel

April 13, 2015 06:01 CET
Valeo says other automakers likely will follow Audi in using its electric supercharger that boosts an engine's acceleration while also saving fuel. ...

Citroen C4 Cactus's love-it-or-hate-it styling is a winner

3:49 am U.S. ET | April 10
The C4 Cactus's victory in the World Car Design of the Year contest vindicates Citroen's decision to launch the unconventionally styled crossover. ...

Citroen mulls new naming structure for its lineup

April 10, 2015 06:01 CET
Citroen is considering a new naming structure to help better distinguish its cars within parent PSA/Peugeot-Citroen's range of vehicles. ...

Renault increases Zoe EV's range by 30km

March 27, 2015 06:01 CET
Renault has extended the range of its battery powered Zoe subcompact hatchback by 30km to 240km (149 miles) to help boost sales. ...

Ghosn's pay increase criticized by Renault union

March 27, 2015 09:23 CET
Renault's biggest trade union, the CGT, criticized the automaker's proposal to more than double CEO Carlos Ghosn's 2014 pay package to 7.22 million euros ($7.85 million). ...

Renault seeks fresh start with single model to replace Laguna and Latitude midsize cars

March 25, 2015 11:33 CET
Renault will replace its slow-selling Laguna and Latitude midsize cars in Europe later this year with a single model in a bid to get a fresh start against rivals such as ...

Renault reinforces quality oversight

March 24, 2015 12:09 CET
Renault aims to improve its quality and customer satisfaction ratings by moving its Americas chief, Denis Barbier, to a new role overseeing those two areas. ...

Renault Megane will get sleeker design

March 6, 2015 06:01 CET
The next Renault Megane will have a new platform and sportier styling as the automaker seeks to boost demand for a core model whose sales are flagging because of competit ...
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