New Name in the Auto Industry: Stellantis

FCA, PSA reach for the stars with corporate identity
#Citroen #Chrysler #Dodge


Antitrust Issue Raised Over Fiat Chrysler-PSA Merger

Partner must address van market share worries this week
#europe #legal #Chrysler


Coronavirus Auto Industry Roundup for May 15

Carmakers juggle production, search for funding
#covid-19 #asia #europe


GM Makes Hamtramck an All-EV Plant

It’s alive! EVs give GM’s Detroit-Hamtramck plant a new life
#Chevrolet #facilities #Vauxhall


Buick to Drop Regal Sedan in U.S.

Buick will drop the Regal, the only conventional sedan in its U.S. lineup, at the end of the 2020 model year to focus exclusively on SUV/crossovers.
#Vauxhall #Buick #Opel

Mazda CX-30 Sets Top Mark in Euro Safety Tests

Mazda Motor Corp.’s all-new CX-30 compact crossover vehicle earned a top five-star rating from the European New Car Assessment Program and scored a record-high 99% in the Adult Occupant Protection category.
#MercedesBenz #Mazda #Ford


Merged FCA-PSA Would Maintain Current Brands

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and PSA Group plan to maintain all current brands under their proposed merger, PSA CEO Carlos Tavares tells French television station BMF Business.
#Peugeot #Dodge #AlfaRomeo


A Scary Look at the Auto Industry

A witch, a clown, a masked vigilante, and a doctor go into a studio. . . .
#Volkswagen #GeneralMotors #Peugeot


PSA Readies Electric Vans

PSA Group will launch all-electric variants of its Citroen, Peugeot and Opel/Vauxhall compact vans next year in Europe.
#Peugeot #europe #Vauxhall


What to Do In an R&D Overcapacity Situation

Opel is making a big change in staffing in Rüsselsheim
#GeneralMotors #Opel #PSAPeugeotCitroen


Sales of Electrified Cars to Quadruple in Europe

Deliveries of plug-in hybrid and all-electric vehicles across Europe will jump fourfold to 1 million units in 2020, predicts Europe’s Transport & Environment group.
#Honda #Daimler #Vauxhall


Investment in British Auto Industry Plunges 74%

New investment in Britain’s automotive sector plummeted 74% in the first half of 2019, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders.
#Vauxhall #europe #PSAPeugeotCitroen


PSA May Close Vauxhall Plant over Messy Brexit

PSA Group says it will move production of Astra and Vauxhall cars out of Ellesmere Port, England, if the U.K.’s exit from the European Union makes local production unprofitable.
#facilities #Vauxhall #europe

The First Half in the U.K.

Not even the language is the same between the U.S. and the U.K.
#Ford #Nissan #Vauxhall


PSA Says Brexit Will Determine Future for U.K. Plant

PSA Group says its decision about making the next-generation Opel/Vauxhall Astra in England will depend on favorable tariff terms when the U.K. exits the European Union.
#facilities #europe #Vauxhall


Cadillac’s Andrew Smith on Design

“A Cadillac wants to be a simple, memorable statement,” says Andrew Smith of the brand he leads design for. And another characteristic: “Americanness.”
#GeneralMotors #Google #Vauxhall


PSA Boss Affirms Interest in Adding Luxury Brand

PSA Group CEO Carlos Tavares he is evaluating all opportunities, including buying or partnering with a luxury brand such as Jaguar Land Rover.
#Tata #Ford #Vauxhall


Carmakers to Begin Brexit Plant Shutdowns in U.K.

Carmakers will begin long-planned Brexit-related plant shutdowns in the U.K. this month, despite a last-minute delay in Britain’s exit from the European Union.
#Land Rover #Honda #BMW


Opel’s Union Okay Employee Transfers at German Tech Center

As many as 2,000 workers at PSA Group’s Opel engineering center in Russelsheim, Germany, will be allowed to transfer to a French engineering company.
#GeneralMotors #Vauxhall #europe


PSA Hires Ex-Renault Chief to Head Sales, Marketing

PSA Group has appointed Thierry Koskas to take over as senior vice president of sales and marketing for the group’s five brands—Citroen, DS, Opel, Peugeot and Vauxhall—on March 26.
#Peugeot #Vauxhall #Citroen