Marc Heydrich, Kia France: "At 3% market share, we're above our target this semester"

Marc Heydrich, Kia France: “At 3% market share, we’re above our target this semester”

Issue 12/07/2022

Discover the image of 290 distribution groups in the catalog 2022

The thirteenth edition of the Directory of Groups is enriched with 16 new operators to count 290 in total, which we present in the form of an individual ID card and in the form of a classification (by sales volume, NV volume and department).

Publishing Editor

Beatrice Foucher, CEO of DS Motors: ‘Every new model allows us to gain a bad reputation’

Brand deliveries are up despite production constraints and the order portfolio is higher thanks to the launch of the DS4 and the release of the second phase of the DS7. France’s position in sales, the evolution of delivery times, the electricity strategy, the evolution of distribution… An overview of the challenges of the brand with its General Manager, Beatrice Foucher.

builders

New managers at Skoda France

Skoda France announces changes in its network management and in the planning and commercial operations department.

assignments

Strike at the Goodyear-Dunlop in Auvergne

(AFP) – Production at the Goodyear-Dunlop plants in Montluçon (Allier) and Riom (Puy-de-Dôme) has been severely disrupted by a strike linked to purchasing power claims, we learned Monday from union sources.

equipment makers

Dmitriy Posorkin switches to VinFast

Dmitriy Posorkin, a defector from Nissan, joined VinRast on July 1, 2002 as Director of Global Sales Planning.

assignments

Christophe Perrin has been appointed as Director of Pre-Owned Vehicles at Jean Royer Group

Christophe Perrin has joined the Jean Royer Automotive Distribution Group as the newly created Used Vehicle Manager.

Networks

The Tressol-Chabrier Group is once again considering the acquisition of Peugeot Perpignan

All Stellantis brands are represented in Perpignan, with the exception of Peugeot, the Tressol-Chabrier Group plans to acquire this franchise from David Gerbier. The project, already envisaged in 2016, was unsuccessful.

Networks

Changes in Mitsubishi Motors France

Mitsubishi Motors France announces changes to the Marketing and Sales Departments: Guillaume Lambot takes over as Marketing Director and Ashvin Kalupnauth has been appointed BtoB and UV Sales Coordinator in the Sales Department.

assignments

Regulation of after-sales contracts for cars: online consultation

Last week, the European Commission published the elements of a consultation on the block exemption regulation applicable to the automotive sector, that is, the specific provisions for aftermarkets that expire on May 31, 2023. The Commission is proposing an extension corresponding to the existing regulations for 5 years. In the guidelines, it expands the competitive behavior that is constrained to impede data transmission generated by vehicles.

Networks

Manufacturer category

Elon Musk, baroque businessman, visionary and elusive

(AFP) — Elon Musk doesn’t want to rule the public square after all: The extravagant businessman, already trying to save humanity with electric cars, missiles, tunnels and brain implants, has stopped buying Twitter.

07/11/2022

Mahindra ready to invest in battery cell maker

(Reuters) – The CEO of India’s Mahindra & Mahindra said the company may invest in the battery cell business to ensure its future electricity needs are met, after the group raised $9.1 billion (8.9 billion euros) for its new electric vehicles. .

07/11/2022

Volvo Cars leaves ACEA car lobby due to climate targets

(Reuters) – Volvo Cars said on Friday it would leave the European Association of Automobile Manufacturers (ACEA) by the end of 2022, citing differences between its zero-emissions strategy and that of the European car lobby.

07/11/2022

Toyota France partners with Douze Cycles to market cargo bikes

Toyota and Douze Cycles have teamed up on a project to develop a service-specific cargo bike for commercial launch in 2023. Toyota is killing two birds with one stone by expanding its green mobility offering beyond the car and strengthening its roots in France.

07/11/2022

Beatrice Foucher, CEO of DS Motors: ‘Every new model allows us to gain a bad reputation’

Brand deliveries are up despite production constraints and the order portfolio is higher thanks to the launch of the DS4 and the release of the second phase of the DS7. France’s position in sales, the evolution of delivery times, the electricity strategy, the evolution of distribution… An overview of the challenges of the brand with its General Manager, Beatrice Foucher.

07/12/2022

Lahori Phnom, Audi France: “In June 50% of our sales were out of stock”

Audi France and its network are doing their best to be able to deliver cars to their customers in this period of shortage and the longest lead time. The head of the label, Lahori Phnom, explained that they are also using means to make them wait.

07/08/2022

Batteries: Volkswagen begins building its first German factory

(AFP) – In its race toward an electric transition, Volkswagen launched work on its first battery plant in Germany on Thursday, a cornerstone of the company’s strategy to perfect that production that is currently dominated by Asia.

07/08/2022

Ford sales rise in the US despite supply problems

(AFP) — Automaker Ford saw sales jump 2% in the second quarter in the US despite supply chain problems, particularly in semiconductors, that hampered its major rivals much more.

07/07/2022

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