Nick Gibbs

UK-based correspondent for Automotive News Europe

Address: Barrow Road
SW16 5PE London
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Recent articles
Plug-ins poised to be Europe's top electrified drivetrain
April 24, 2015 06:01 CET
Plug-in hybrid cars are forecast to outsell standard hybrids by 2019 and reach 1.2 million sales annually in Europe in 10 years. ...


Honda will cut European Civic production costs with global platform
April 23, 2015 06:01 CET
Honda will significantly reduce production costs on its next European Civic compact hatchback by basing it on a global platform. Honda will launch its next-generation Civ ...


Chinese-owned MG eyes Europe push with new SUV
April 22, 2015 06:01 CET
MG Motor may expand into mainland Europe with the MG GS SUV, which was unveiled at this week's Shanghai auto show. ...


Crossovers to boost awd suppliers for rest of the decade
April 15, 2015 06:15 CET
Booming demand for SUVs and crossovers in Europe and China will keep benefiting suppliers of all-wheel-drive technology such as GKN Driveline, BorgWarner and JTEKT for th ...


Renault Kadjar, VW Tiguan will help drive compact SUV sales past 2 million
April 14, 2015 06:15 CET
Rivalry in Europe's compact SUV/crossover segment will intensify as more brands compete with refreshed models or all-new entries such as the Renault Kadjar. ...


Automakers defend diesels, call them key to meeting CO2 goals
April 13, 2015 06:15 CET
Automakers in Europe are calling for long-term clarity on legislation that affects diesels after some governments, including France, started to discourage buyers from pur ...


Aston CEO calls crossover, Daimler deal keys to revival
April 9, 2015 06:15 CET
Aston Martin will develop two new platforms, add a crossover, refresh its supercar lineup and leverage its technology alliance with Daimler to help make the brand consist ...


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. ...


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