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Business

PSA’s Tavares Named World Car Person of the Year

FCA merger, Opel turnaround lead list of accomplishments

Marketing

Munich Picked to Succeed Frankfurt Auto Show

Can the new location bring back exhibitors and jumpstart attendance?

Sales

Vietnam Carmaker Takes Aim at U.S.

Vietnam’s first local carmaker, 2-year-old VinFast, aims to do something no Chinese OEM has yet accomplished: launch sales in the U.S.

Business

Report: Dongfeng to Cut Stake in PSA

Dongfeng Motor Group will reduce its stake in PSA Group to help the French carmaker clear U.S. regulatory hurdles ahead of a planned merger with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles.

Mazda3 Named Women’s World Car of the Year

Mazda Motor Corp.’s Mazda3 small sport sedan has been selected the overall winner in this year’s Women's World Car of the Year awards.

Business

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.

Hybrid

PSA Readies Electric Vans

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

Report: Cobee to Head Citroen

Vincent Cobee, who left Mitsubishi Motors Corp. in April, will succeed Linda Jackson as CEO of PSA Group’s Citroen unit, Automobilwoche reports.

Sales

PSA, Dongfeng Finalize Plan to Restructure JV

PSA Group says it is launching a restructuring plan for its 27-year-old carmaking venture with Dongfeng Motor Group in Wuhan, China, to cut costs and boost sales.

Citroen Mulls Production Possibilities for Massive Concept Tires

PSA Group's Citroen unit may adopt oversized tires like those that adorned this year's 19_19 concept electric car on future production vehicles.

Regulations

Revival Plan for Opel: EVs and PSA Platforms

PSA Group figures its Opel brand will be able to meet carbon dioxide emission targets in Europe by building new models on lighter platforms and injecting its lineup with electrified cars.

Sales

22 Brands Opt Out of Frankfurt Auto Show

This year’s Frankfurt auto show in September won’t include 22 vehicle brands, according to Automobilwoche.

Hybrid

Citroen Shows Quirky EV Concept

PSA Group’s Citroen unit took the wraps off its 19_19 Concept car this week in commemoration of the brand’s 100th anniversary.

Business

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.

Design

BMW, Rolls-Royce Get New Design Leaders

BMW AG’s Rolls-Royce ultra-luxury brand has appointed Jozef Kaban as design chief, effective today.

Marketing

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.

Hybrid

Jaguar I-Pace EV Named European Car of the Year

Jaguar Land Rover Ltd.’s all-electric Jaguar I-Pace crossover vehicle has been named European Car of the Year by a group of 60 journalists from 23 countries.

PSA Names New Chief for China Operations

PSA Group has named Massimo Roserba, formerly CEO of its Italian operations, to head its joint venture in China.

Sales

Opel Brand to Return to Russian Market

PSA Group plans to relaunch the Opel brand in Russia with a mix of imported and perhaps locally produced models.

Hybrid

Citroen Shows Tiny EV Concept

PSA Group’s Citroen unit says its microscopic Ami One concept car represents the brand’s vision for future urban mobility.

Business

Fiat Chrysler, PSA Extend Van Partnership

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV and PSA Group have agreed to continue joint production of large commercial van at FCA’s factory in Sevel, Italy.

Sales

Minicar Market Shrinks in Europe

European demand for city cars is shrinking, prompting some of the largest makers of the A-segment cars to consider dropping the number of models they offer.

Hybrid

Kia e-Niro EV Nabs European Car of the Year Award

The all-electric variant of Kia Motors Corp.’s Niro crossover vehicle was named Car of the Year by U.K. magazine What Car?

Production

PSA Opens Powertrain R&D Center

PSA Group is opening a powertrain center of excellence in Carrieres-sous-Poissy, France.

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