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

Peugeot concept shows off autonomous plans and powerful connectivity

February 28, 2017

The PSA Group has partnered with Ericsson and Orange for field trials with 5G technology alongside Qualcomm. Also, in March, PSA will start testing autonomous cars on motorways and is set to showcase its autonomous and connected car technology with the Instinct concept at the Geneva Motor Show...

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...

International car buyers look for UK bargains

November 03, 2016

Call for all OEMs to adopt independent emissions tests

October 11, 2016

Profit and RVs take priority over volume at Peugeot

October 07, 2016

Paris fashion parade reveals impact of design on RVs

September 30, 2016

The public response to new car designs at the Paris Motor Show will play an influential role in future years as it will impact on new car demand and how cars perform on the used vehicle market. Among the biggest changes on show is the new Nissan Micra, which the firm calls a ‘redefinition’ of the car, with a complete redesign that marks a bold departure from the looks of the current model...

Highest safety ratings essential to protect RV

September 29, 2016

The latest cars to achieve the highest five-star safety standards in EuroNCAP crash tests have been revealed as analysis shows residual values can fall if vehicles perform below expected standards...

EVs, mobility and SUVs in focus at Paris Motor Show

September 29, 2016

Manufacturers’ electric ambitions are unveiled for the first time today at the start of the Paris Motor Show. In the wake of the diesel emissions scandal and an EU strategy to increase the number of low-emission vehicles, manufacturers have rushed to develop new models, with a focus on extending the range of electric vehicles so they can match the convenience of petrol and diesel...

Real-world fuel use 29% worse than official figures

September 22, 2016

TCO Challenge – Volkswagen Golf

July 29, 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