Nick Gibbs

UK-based correspondent for Automotive News Europe

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SW16 5PE London
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Recent articles
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 ...


Ford aims Vignale Mondeo at business buyers
Feb. 14, 2015 06:01 CET
Ford of Europe's Vignale upscale trim line, which will launch In September on the new Mondeo, will be aimed mainly at business customers. ...


Infiniti's Europe boss expects boost from new compacts
Feb. 13, 2015 06:01 CET
Infiniti expects a big boost to its European sales, helped by the launch of the Q30 premium compact hatchback and QX30 crossover. Infiniti's Europe chief, Francois Goupil ...


Suzuki to boost European lineup with 2 new models
Feb. 12, 2015 06:01 CET
Suzuki will debut two concept cars at next month's Geneva auto show that preview future additions to its European lineup. ...


Range Rover Evoque cabrio spied during testing
Feb. 11, 2015 12:55 CET | UPDATED: Feb. 13 14:30 CET - adds Geneva debut unlikely
A convertible version of the Range Rover Evoque has been spotted during road testing. ...


Premium compact SUV sales forecast to top 500,000
Feb. 10, 2015 06:01 CET
Sales of compact premium SUVs in Europe are poised to top half a million for the first time this year because of new model launches from brands such as BMW, Land Rover an ...


Ford Mondeo hybrid may benefit from diesel backlash
7:53 am U.S. ET | Feb. 10
Ford does not expect its Mondeo hybrid to be a big seller in Europe but the environmentally friendly car could benefit from a backlash in some countries against diesels d ...


Ford, Opel, Renault step up battle for No. 2 in Europe
Feb. 3, 2015 06:01 CET
Renault and Opel/Vauxhall will step up their efforts this year to replace Ford as Europe's No. 2 brand by vehicle sales with major product pushes. ...


Mitsubishi concept teases next ASX, bolder design
Jan. 30, 2015 06:01 CET
Mitsubishi will use the Geneva auto show to reveal a plug-in hybrid concept that previews the next ASX compact crossover and showcases the brand's bolder design language. ...


Jaguar expects record rewards from huge investments in products and plants
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 26
Jaguar appears poised to have a record 2015 and to keep increasing global sales to well more than 200,000 this decade as a massive investment in products, plants and unde ...


Honda axes Accord in Europe
Jan. 23, 2015 16:33 CET
Honda will end sales of the Accord midsize sedan in Europe after the car failed to make headway against German rivals. ...


Michelin CEO aims to win share from Chinese rivals
Jan. 21, 2015 07:48 CET
Michelin aims to counter rising pressure from low-cost Chinese brands in Europe and North America by increasing the number of cheaper tires it offers from budget subbrand ...


Ford revises EcoSport to counter slow sales
Jan. 20, 2015 12:02 CET
Ford will offer its EcoSport SUV in Europe without the spare wheel on the outside of the rear tailgate after the model's sales got off to a slow start. ...


VW's Seat brand recruits Ford designer Lamm
Jan. 19, 2015 12:39 CET
Volkswagen's Seat brand has recruited Ford of Europe stylist Stefan Lamm as its new head of exterior design. ...


Ford will launch new Galaxy minivan as brand pushes upscale in Europe
Jan. 19, 2015 11:28 CET
Ford of Europe will start sales of its new-generation Galaxy large minivan this year as part of a wider product offensive that includes the launches of its Vignale upscal ...


Crossover craze takes hold in Europe
Jan. 16, 2015 06:01 CET
SUVs and crossovers will feature heavily in the launch of new models in Europe this year. Audi, VW, Renault and Fiat are among carmakers planning to launch updated or new ...


European sales of compact cars forecast to dip after strong 2014
Jan. 14, 2015 06:01 CET
Europe's volume compact segment may become a victim of its own success this year as compact car sales, which were on track to reach nearly 3 million in 2014, are forecast ...


Michelin aims to fight off Chinese rivals on 2 fronts
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 12
Michelin Group will counter rising pressure from fast-growing, low-cost Chinese brands in Europe and North America by increasing the number of cheaper tires it offers fro ...


Bentley considers smaller SUV to win women, younger buyers
Jan. 9, 2015 14:33 CET
Bentley is mulling a smaller version of its upcoming SUV to attract more women and younger buyers to the brand. Bentley will unveil the larger SUV, its first such model, ...


Jaguar poised to pounce in 2015
Jan. 5, 2015 06:01 CET
Jaguar is poised to have a record 2015 and to increase global sales to well above 200,000 vehicles this decade as a massive investment in products, plants and underpinnin ...


XE, fleet market will drive Jaguar's surge, sales boss says
Jan. 5, 2015 06:01 CET
Jaguar sales are set to surge following the arrival of the new XE midsize sedan and updated large premium XF. ...


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