early success for Suzuki Jimny, plus Peugeot boss on being prepared for WLTP emissions assessments

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Our reporters empty their notebooks to spherical up this week’s gossip from throughout the automotive business

This week’s snippets of automotive information embrace information on the Vinfast A2.zero saloon launch, the brand new Suzuki Jimny and Peugeot’s chief government on new WLTP emissions testing.

Peugeot’s chief government on WLTP:

Peugeot chief government Jean-Philippe Imparato took a dig at different producers’ homologation delays and unsold fashions because of the lately adopted Worldwide harmonised Mild autos Check Process (WLTP) emissions laws. He mentioned: “We didn’t must cease manufacturing. We didn’t must retailer inventory. We didn’t have to purchase airports to park a great deal of unsold vehicles in. We have been prepared.”

Vinfast A2.zero saloon launch:

Vietnamese automotive producer Vinfast wheeled out David Beckham to launch its new A2.zero saloon and SA2.zero SUV at Paris – however we reckon they missed a trick. Given Kia acquired Robert de Niro to endorse the Kia e-Niro, certainly Vinfast ought to have signed up actor Vin Diesel moderately than the footballer?

Suzuki Jimny 2018 evaluation

The brand new Suzuki Jimny:

Suzuki’s UK boss Dale Wyatt says it has had 4500 folks join on its web site as “” within the new Jimny, a primary for the model. That’s 150% of the earlier mannequin’s finest annual quantity. The issue for Suzuki goes to be the quantity it might construct, as a result of demand in Japan has been “staggering”. Wyatt is 1100 vehicles within the first yr after which 2000 per yr thereafter.

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