PSA Group strikes deal to buy Opel, Spanish minister says its plants are ‘well-placed’

March 06, 2017

PSA Group (Peugeot Citroën) has reached a deal to buy General Motors’ (GM) Opel division, sources told Reuters on Friday, 3 March. The deal is set to be officially announced today, Monday 6 March...

Takeover talks drive Opel dealers to possible defection

March 03, 2017


GM CEO Barra hesitant on potential Opel-PSA merger

March 02, 2017

General Motors (GM) CEO Mary Barra refused to say that a possible sale of its Opel European business to PSA Group was on the cards on Tuesday, in what is a step backwards from a previous confirmation of the possibility on its own website...

Vauxhall plants require ‘new direction’ to survive post Opel-PSA merger

February 28, 2017


Insight: Capacity and RV management issues could plague Opel-PSA merger

February 27, 2017

Questions have already been raised about the potential of an Opel-PSA merger to unlock the stated cost savings and generate true economies of scale, but with significant unused production capacity and a series of ‘middle of the road’ brands, the combined entity would need a substantial overhaul if it is to reverse recent lacklustre residual value (RV) performance...


PSA Group and autobiz sign strategic partnership

February 23, 2017

PSA (Peugeot Citroën) has announced it has acquired a minority stake in online used car trader autobiz SA to further its ambitions in the used car market...

PSA and Geely launch bidding battle to buy Proton

February 22, 2017


Analysts puzzled by PSA’s Opel takeover plan

February 21, 2017

Analysts are struggling to understand the logic behind PSA’s proposed takeover of General Motors’ (GM’s) European division Opel/Vauxhall – although they see ample reasons for GM to sell...

Barra’s move to cast off Opel suggests a deeper shift at GM

February 16, 2017

General Motors (GM) once prided itself as being the top-selling vehicle maker in the world, aiming to dominate all markets. Under chief executive officer Mary Barra, the move to sell its European business Opel to PSA Group (Peugeot Citroën) shows it will now focus on cash flow and profitability rather than sales volume...

Separate European showrooms answer to sliding sales of troubled DS brand

February 02, 2017


French authorities now corner Citroën over exceeding emissions tests

January 19, 2017

The judicial investigation into diesel-test fixing in France has widened from Renault to Citroën, according to French daily Le Parisien. It reports that is has seen a copy of a study implicating the brand...

PSA launches 500-car emov car-sharing scheme in Madrid

December 22, 2016

On Monday, PSA launched a major car-sharing scheme in Madrid through its Free2Move brand. The emov scheme, which uses a large fleet of 500 Citroën C-Zero electric vehicles for the initial roll-out phase, was launched in the presence of the Mayor of Madrid, Manuela Carmena, and covers an area considerably beyond Madrid’s city centre...

Even in the brave new digital world, consumers still see dealerships as ‘indispensable’

October 27, 2016


OEMs help online buyers add cars to their baskets

October 17, 2016


Call for all OEMs to adopt independent emissions tests

October 11, 2016


Safety drive could see some roads ban human drivers

September 26, 2016


Real-world fuel use 29% worse than official figures

September 22, 2016


Diesel retains cost advantage in new economy tests

July 27, 2016


PSA Group H1 2016 sales in Europe break one million barrier

July 13, 2016