Tina Mueller, Opel’s high-visibility marketing chief, is leaving the company just a few months after France’s PSA Group finalized its takeover of the German car brand. Mueller, 49, will return to her industry roots and become CEO of German beauty care products group Douglas, effective November 1. Before joining Opel in 2013, she worked for Read More..
PSA/Peugeot-Citroen and General Motors confirmed Monday that the French carmaker will acquire Opel, its British sister company Vauxhall, and half of GM’s European finance arm for a combined 2.2 billion euros. The two companies said in a press release that the acquisition will make the Peugeot Group Europe’s second-largest automaker after Volkswagen, with 17.7 billion Read More..
Brigitte Cantaloube became chief digital officer of PSA/Peugeot-Citroen on February 1. At the Paris auto show, the former Yahoo executive spoke to automotiveIT about the digital transformation of Franceâ€™s biggest car group Youâ€™ve been on the job for eight months. How is your first year in the auto industry shaping up? These are crazy and Read More..
PARIS — Major carmakers are founding new mobility brands as theyÂ look for ways to complement and even replace traditional revenue from new car sales. At the Paris auto show last week, volume car makers Volkswagen Group and PSA/Peugeot-Citroen, and premium car groupÂ Daimler each announced Â new brands and business units that would handle a growing range Read More..
PSA/Peugeot-Citroen is acquiring a controlling stake in Autobutler, an online platform that givesÂ car owners the ability to get an online quote for maintenance and repair. The French car group said the move fits in its strategy to make its various business areas more attractive to customers. Autobutler, it said, will help further develop existing businesses Read More..
The Genivi Alliance has joined a broader Web consortium to accelerate the adoption of open-source technologies in the automotive industry. The alliance, whose goal is to drive the adoption of a Linux-based in-vehicle infotainment platform, brings together more than 175 auto and consumer electronics companies that are keen to speed up the development of in-car Read More..
Carlos Tavares will become CEO of PSA/Peugeot-Citroen sometime in 2014, the struggling French carmaker said late Monday. Tavares will join PSA’s management board on January 1 and will succeed Philippe Varin in the course of the year. PSA said the company had conducted an extensive search for a successor and had concluded that Tavares, Read More..
General Motors and PSA/Peugeot-Citroen will build three cars together and move ahead Â with plans to jointly purchase components. The US and French carmakers, which earlier Â this year agreed on a far-reaching cooperation, said they would develop common vehicle architectures for a C-segment vehicle for Opel and Peugeot; a B-segment MPV for both groups; and an Read More..
General Motors and PSA/Peugeot-Citroen confirmed they will jointly develop four vehicles as part of a wide-ranging cooperation pact put in place earlier this year. The US and French car groups said in a press release that they would, together build a compact class multi-purpose van for Opel and a compact-class crossover utility vehicle for the Read More..
PARIS – PSA-Peugeot/Citroen is betting on hybrids rather than full electric vehicles, a senior company executive toldÂ automotiveITÂ at the auto show here. “AT PSA we believe hybrids have more future than pure electric vehicles,” said Christian Chapelle, head of powertrain & chassis engineering at the French car group. PSA was one of the first carmakers to Read More..