Bruce Gain

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PSA moves Xavier Peugeot to Citroen, names new Peugeot product chief
Nov. 14, 2014 06:01 CET
PSA/Peugeot-Citroen named Xavier Peugeot as product planning chief of Citroen. He moves to the role from head of product planning for the Peugeot brand and is tasked with ...


Suzuki seeks BMW-like success -- on the seas
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 7
Suzuki is trying to emulate BMW's and Volvo's success on the seas by associating its brand with one of the world's most famous sailboat races. ...


China has room for PSA's upscale DS brand
12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 25
PSA's upscale DS brand is on track to be successful in China because of consumer demand for French luxury goods, but it is unlikely to be a serious rival to the popular G ...


PSA will add production shifts to meet demand for Citroen C4 Cactus, report says
Oct. 21, 2014 18:21 CET
PSA/Peugeot-Citroen is adding extra production shifts at its Villaverde factory near Madrid to meet increasing demand for the new Citroen C4 Cactus, a report said. ...


Citroen withholds new crossover from booming segment in Europe
Oct. 21, 2014 12:17 CET
Citroen's new C3-XR subcompact crossover will remain a China-only vehicle after the brand ruled out European sales of the model. ...


Toyota tests car-sharing in French city
Oct. 16, 2014 10:08 CET
Toyota has launched its first car-sharing service outside Japan in the French city of Grenobles. Consumers can hire EVs using a smart phone app in a scheme that may be ex ...


Citroen mulls production of SUV-styled C1
Oct. 14, 2014 10:36 CET
Citroen will launch a production version of the C1 Urban Ride concept if public response is favorable, the brand's CEO Linda Jackson said. The SUV-styled concept is based ...


Renault sets pricing for Clio Initiale Paris
Oct. 11, 2014 06:01 CET
Renault is targeting prosperous car buyers in urban areas with its Clio Initiale Paris, the first Renault to use the upscale Initiale Paris trimline, which will cost 3,35 ...


Renault's radical new Twingo could become segment leader
Oct. 10, 2014 06:01 CET
Renault's new Twingo is radically different than the two previous generations of the minicar with a rear-mounted engine, rear-wheel drive and five doors. ...


Peugeot plots U.S. re-entry under DS brand
12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 4
PSA Peugeot Citroen could re-enter the United States early in the next decade with its DS premium brand. ...


Tavares brings PSA back in the race
5:56 am U.S. ET | Oct. 3
PSA CEO Carlos Tavares is already achieving positive results with his turnaround plan at the money-losing automaker. ...


Renault Clio will be first production car with upscale trim line
Sept. 30, 2014 12:17 CET
Renault will launch its upscale Initiale Paris trim line on its Clio subcompact. ...


French use Paris to show progress in low-CO2 cars
Sept. 27, 2014 06:01 CET
French automakers are putting a big emphasis on fuel efficiency at the Paris auto show this year, having received financial help from the French government ahead of tough ...


Renault concept rivals VW's 1-liter car for fuel economy
Sept. 26, 2014 06:01 CET
Renault says the Eolab concept previews fuel-saving technologies that will appear on its production cars before 2020. ...


Renault's new Espace gets major makeover
Sept. 25, 2014 16:46 CET
Renault's big, boxy Espace large minivan will be transformed into a sleek-looking crossover that's more in line with what European customers want. ...


Renault mulls cutting Dacia's lineup
Sept. 25, 2014 06:01 CET
Renault must decide whether to cut the Logan MCV station wagon, Dokker car-derived van or Lodgy compact minivan from Dacia's lineup, a company spokesman confirmed. ...


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. ...


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