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...


Insight: UK used car demand solid, despite ongoing Brexit uncertainty

February 13, 2017


Legal framework needed to drive electric vehicle growth in Belgium

February 03, 2017


Compensation momentum grows as VW ordered to buy back emissions-cheating Skoda by German court

January 20, 2017

A second German court in a month has ordered Volkswagen Group to provide compensation over the emissions-cheating scandal. The statement from the three judges uses harsh language almost never found in court releases, underlining phrases such as ‘illegal manipulation of engine control’ and ‘illicit deviation of pertinent rules’...


Survey respondents are positive about the outlook for Germany’s used car market in 2017

January 19, 2017

Although growth in the volume of used car transactions in Germany slowed to just 1.0% in 2016 according to data released by the German federal transport agency Kraftfahrt Bundesamt (KBA), a survey conducted by Automobilwoche reveals a broadly optimistic outlook for Germany’s used car market in 2017...

Insight: New car sales rise in France, Italy and Spain in 2016 but the outlook is diverse

January 05, 2017

Overall, new car demand exceeded expectations in France, Italy and Spain in 2016. However, France and Spain only registered just over 10,000 new cars more than forecast in the Autovista Intelligence Residual Value Outlook 2017 report and a mere 3,000 more cars were registered in Italy than predicted. The underlying assumptions about the outlook for new and used car demand and, ultimately, the performance of residual values are unchanged...


VW German lawsuit could open floodgates to EU compensation in emissions scandal

January 05, 2017

Volkswagen (VW) faces a fresh lawsuit in Germany claiming the company must buy back diesel cars at the full purchase price due to the emissions scandal, potentially benefitting thousands of drivers...

Residual Value Outlook 2017

December 23, 2016


Volkswagen Group gains share in West Europe and residual values hold firm

December 19, 2016


Insight: Plug-in hybrids yet to gain a foothold in UK fleets

December 15, 2016


Autonomous car uptake could be quicker in Asia than in Europe and the US

December 09, 2016


Paris trials flawed new measure to reduce air pollution

December 07, 2016

Further to a commitment to ban diesel-powered cars from its streets within the next 10 years and increasing fuel duties on diesel, Paris trialed a new measure to cut air pollution for one day yesterday, 6 December...

Italian car market grows in shadow of economic worries

December 05, 2016


France nears the end of diesel dominance

December 02, 2016


EVs set to rival petrol and diesel for TCO

November 30, 2016


Online car sales face trade-in challenge

November 30, 2016


Connected car trials reveal TCO benefits

November 25, 2016


Germany’s €8 billion mileage fraud bill

November 23, 2016


Insight: Why UK fleets shun EVs despite incentives

November 22, 2016


Pan-European battle to fight odometer fraud

November 18, 2016


Training programme puts TCO in spotlight in Poland

November 16, 2016


Connected car technology offers RV risks and rewards

November 16, 2016


Unrealistic RV predictions ‘threaten credibility’ of PCP offers

November 15, 2016


European car industry raises fears over Trump victory

November 10, 2016



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