Giancarlo Perini


Giancarlo covers the European auto industry from his base in Turin, Italy.

2015 Geneva Auto Show: More Shots From the Floor
Highlights from day one of the media preview at this year's Geneva Auto Show.
2015 Geneva Auto Show: Shots From the Floor
Highlights from day one of the media preview at this year's Geneva Auto Show.
FCA Design Chief: Renegade, 500X Styles Go Own Ways 
“Today the worst choice, when it comes to decide on a product strategy, is to not choose – banking on something very generic in order to appeal to everyone,” Lorenzo Ramaciotti says.
New Top-of-Line Offering By VW’s Skoda Is Superb
Roomier and better-appointed than the model it replaces, the new Skoda is targeted at affluent buyers in China and elsewhere and billed as having the same functionality as a limousine.
BMW to Enter New Segment With 7-Seater
Making its public debut at next month’s Geneva auto show, the 2-Series Gran Tourer is aimed at bringing new more family-oriented buyers into the performance-car brand’s fold.
Ferrari Breaks Cover Early on 488 GTB Mid-Engine V-8 1
The supercar this year will replace the Ferrari 458 Italia and continues a tradition that originated in 1975 with the Ferrari 308 GTB, the automaker’s first mid-engine V-8.
Kia Slovakia Plant Breaks Production Records in 2014 
The Zilina facility’s performance reflects the market success of the Kia Sportage compact SUV, which represented 55% of last year’s output.
Mercedes Concept Designers Render Luxury in Motion 
‟The design had to appeal equally to the intellect and to the emotions and its exterior had to signal its visionary and pioneering character at first glance,” Mercedes-Benz design chief Gorden Wagener says of the F 015 self-driving concept car.
VW Group’s Egger to Head Interbrand Design Studio 
Wolfgang Egger has spent the past year with the VW-owned Italdesign Giugiaro design and engineering studio following six years with Audi and Lamborghini.
BMW M Models to Blend Right in at L.A. Show
The new X-Series from BMW M offers more torque and power from their turbocharged 4.4L gasoline V-8s.
VW Sets Ambitious Targets for New Passat for Europe
Although its overall dimensions are virtually unchanged, the revamped Passat rewrites the rules in its segment by sitting on a longer wheelbase, allowing for a much roomier cabin.
VW Beginning Design Management Transition, Insiders Say 
Design chief Walter de Silva has had a lot on his plate as manager of a huge empire, and it is unclear whether a direct replacement will be groomed or responsibilities divided more strategically among the bevy of brands in the VW Group.
2014 Paris Auto Show: Scenes From the Floor
Key new-product unveils and some people watching from the floor of the bi-annual Paris show.
Renault Eolab Concept a Fuel-Efficient Tour de Force
Volkswagen reportedly has been working on similar technology and may show off a similar concept in Paris. But Renault wants to be the first automaker to offer a B-segment compact family car that delivers 235 mpg and can carry four people.
PSA to Unveil 118-MPG Citroen Concept at Paris Show
The outstanding fuel economy comes from a unique hybrid powertrain that uses air instead of electricity. The technology combines a 3-cyl. PureTech gasoline engine with a compressed-air energy-storage unit that powers the automatic transmission.


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