Sergio Marchionne voted 'World Car Person of the Year'
Sergio Marchionne has been voted '2018 World Car Person of the Year' by the World Car Awards jury, after his sudden passing in July last year.
The award was voted on this week by more than 80 jurors from 24 countries, and was presented to Marchionne's replacement as Fiat Chrysler chairman and chief executive, Mike Manley.
“It is an honour for me to receive this recognition from the World Car Awards’ jury, made posthumously to Sergio Marchionne," Manley said of the award.
CarAdvice podcast 143: Ford Australia CEO, Kay Hart for International Women's Day
Joining Mandy Turner this week are Mike Costello and Kez Casey.
In car news, the 2020 Mazda CX-30, Volkswagen ID Buggy concept, the Skoda Vision IV concept, and the Imagine by Kia electric sedan have been revealed at the Geneva motor show. Plus, Tesla has slashed prices for the Model S and Model X in Australia.
Mike discusses the February VFACTS, after another slow month of new car sales.
Alborz Fallah and Josh Dowling talk about their hits and misses from the 2019 Geneva motor show.
McLaren improving resale values, brand equity through video games; days of supercar resale profiteering ‘long gone’
McLaren is working to build its brand equity and better compete with the likes of Ferrari and Lamborghini on resale value, despite continuing its plan to launch 18 new models by 2025, of which four have now been revealed.
The upstart supercar brand has increased its global sales by 44 per cent in the last four years as it takes on the supercar incumbents of Ferrari and Lamborghini.
Peugeot 508 Sport Engineered: 'We ARE going to make it'
Peugeot has confirmed it'll build the hotted-up, hybrid 508 Sport Engineered revealed as a concept at the Geneva motor show.
Responding to a journalist saying there's a "slim chance" it'll build the quick 508 on Twitter, Jean-Philippe Imparato, CEO of Peugeot, responded with a fairly emphatic "It's not a slim chance... We ARE going to make it!".
Audi has recalled a small batch of 2018 A5 models, over concerns about incorrectly tightened bolts.
According to the company, individual bolted connections on the front axle might not have been tightened to the correct torque. If the issue is present, the connections could loosen over time and affect wheel control.
A total of five cars are included in the campaign – a VIN list is attached here.