Nick Gibbs

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SW16 5PE London
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Recent articles
Jaguar Land Rover names new global engineering chief
March 27, 2015 17:11 CET
Jaguar Land Rover named company veteran Nick Rogers as its new engineering director to succeed Wolfgang Ziebart. ...


McLaren aims 570S at high-end Porsche 911, Audi R8
March 26, 2015 12:50 CET
McLaren has named the first of its entry-level supercars the 570S. The V-8 powered coupe will compete against high-end versions of the Porsche 911 and Audi R8. ...


Jaguar's revamped XF sedan slims down to boost fuel efficiency
3:00 pm U.S. ET | March 24
Jaguar's redesigned XF sedan has taken a big leap in refinement, weight savings and fuel efficiency. ...


Jaguar unveils new XF; touts sedan's good looks, fuel efficiency
March 24, 2015 17:09 CET | UPDATED: March 25 11:00 CET - adds video
Jaguar says its new XF sedan has taken a big leap in levels of refinement, low weight and fuel efficiency. The brand unveiled the second generation of its best-seller wit ...


FCA axes Chrysler in UK to focus on Jeep
March 17, 2015 18:35 CET
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is ending sales of Chrysler cars in the UK to focus on its Jeep brand. FCA sells the U.S. ...


Ford expects big boost from high-tech Mondeo
March 13, 2015 06:01 CET
Ford expects a significant sales boost in the tough midsize segment from its latest-generation Mondeo because of the car's advanced technology, new upscale trim line and ...


How Michelin may give Europe's SUV craze even more traction
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 13
Michelin has developed a tire that could give even more traction to Europe's SUV craze. ...


Ford's Farley feels the squeeze in Europe's middle
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 11
The squeeze in the middle of the European car market is getting worse for volume automakers, Ford of Europe CEO Jim Farley says, but he's confident the automaker has the ...


Why McLaren can be profitable without an SUV
11:45 am U.S. ET | March 10
McLaren Automotive CEO Mike Flewitt says the supercar maker doesn't need an SUV to generate the cash required to keep renewing its range. ...


Why McLaren can be profitable without an SUV
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 10
McLaren Automotive CEO Mike Flewitt says the supercar maker doesn't need an SUV to generate the cash required to keep renewing its range. ...


2-seat sports car concept may become Bentley's 5th model
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 9
Bentley's EXP 10 Speed 6 two-seater concept unveiled here may join the British luxury brand's lineup before long. ...


Audi will offer Q7 as diesel or gasoline plug-in hybrid
March 7, 2015 06:01 CET
Audi will offer its Q7 large SUV with multiple plug-in hybrid variants: a diesel-electric for Europe and a gasoline-electric version for the U.S. and China. The Q7 e-tron ...


SUVs poised to boost sales in Europe's priciest niche
March 6, 2015 06:01 CET
Sales in Europe's most exclusive car segment are poised to top 10,000 units in 2015 and will continue to grow in 2016 and beyond because of the arrival of as many as five ...


Nissan Sway concept previews possible segment-busting small car
March 6, 2015 11:02 CET
Nissan executives say the Sway concept, unveiled at this week's Geneva auto show, hints at an entirely new subcompact for the brand rather than a straight replacement for ...


Record-breaking Rolls-Royce expects further gains from growing lineup
March 5, 2015 06:01 CET
Rolls-Royce set a new sales record in 2014 and looks likely to keep raising deliveries in the future following the announcement last month that it would develop an ultral ...


Infiniti will aim QX30 crossover at affluent young buyers
March 2, 2015 20:06 CET
Infiniti said it will target younger affluent customers with its QX30 compact crossover. Infiniti unveiled a concept for the crossover on the eve of the Geneva auto show. ...


Bentley unveils two-seat sports car concept that may become 5th model
March 2, 2015 20:39 CET | UPDATED: March 3 11:19 CET - Adds CEO comment
Bentley unveiled the EXP 10 Speed 6 concept for a two-seat luxury sports car that it says may join its lineup in the near future. ...


Behind Ford's big performance push
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 2
Increased speed and performance is the new mantra at Ford Motor Co. as the company scrambles to differentiate itself from rivals. ...


Rolls chief confident of another record sales year
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 2
Rolls-Royce set a record by delivering 4,063 cars worldwide in 2014, and CEO Torsten Mueller-Oetvoes, 54, expects to top that total this year. ...


Honda counts on roomy Jazz for sales boost
Feb. 27, 2015 10:56 CET
Honda hopes features such as segment-leading interior space will boost sales of its Jazz subcompact in Europe. The third-generation Jazz is 95mm longer than the current c ...


Aston's clever distractions
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 27
Aston Martin is cleverly covering up its biggest weakness -- its slow-selling, money-losing, aging lineup -- by creating headline-grabbing limited-edition models. ...


Aston says Vulcan supercar will cost $2.79 million
Feb. 25, 2015 11:06 CET
Aston Martin said its 800-plus-hp Vulcan will cost 1.8 million pounds ($2.79 million) in the company's UK home market. ...


Nissan Sway concept may preview new Micra
Feb. 24, 2015 12:58 CET
Nissan will unveil the Sway concept car at the upcoming Geneva auto show. The Sway will preview the automaker's next Micra subcompact, reports said. ...


Lotus plans U.S. return with Evora 400
Feb. 19, 2015 11:13 CET
Lotus unveiled the Evora 400, a revised version of its flagship Evora sports car that will spearhead the brand's return to the United States. ...


Aston Martin will unveil Vulcan high-performance car
Feb. 17, 2015 12:03 CET
Aston Martin will unveil the Vulcan limited-edition supercar at the upcoming Geneva auto show. The Vulcan will be available for customers to drive on racetracks, the comp ...


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