PSA and FCA Merger talks underway - LATEST Merger 50/50 going ahead

Big Automotive news today, the possibility of a massive merger combing the forces Fiat Chrysler Automobiles or FCA and PSA Groupe. That's right, talks are being are held again with the possibility of merger talks with PSA who own Citroen, Peugeot, DS and recently acquired Vauxhall - Opel know, these car companies have been in talks over the last few months previously.

 

FCA has been trying to grow the empire and have held talks with Renault Groupe, talks broke down when neither of the firms could reach an agreement.

 
This merger possibility would build a car giant with a worth of around £40 billiion, a combo of many of world’s biggest car brands. Fiat, Alfa Romeo, Jeep, Maserati, Lancia, Ram, Chrysler - while Groupe PSA who have recently upped their game with vehicles like the
 The French company owns Citroën, DS, Peugeot and Vauxhall-Opel.
 
 
PSA have also expressed interest in JLR, Jaguar Land Rover and also previously held talks with FCA. Carlos Tavares PSA Boss lead the buy of Vauxhall Opel, and is looking to expand the company.
 

PSA issued a statement this morning saying: “Following recent reports on a possible business combination between Groupe PSA and FCA Group, Groupe PSA confirms there are ongoing discussions aimed at creating one of the world’s leading automotive groups.

 

The merger has been approved and FCA and PSA are going in on a 50/50. It'll be interesting to see how this evolves the automotive giant. 

 

Can I Jetwash my EV and Hybrid?

Should I use a garage forecourt car wash for my Hybrid and EV? In a word yes, Istobal have put together answer and info sheet.

 

How to wash an electric or hybrid car, there has been a lot of controversy about this, namely washing any vehicles with electrical sysytems, motors or batteries.

Updates October 2019 and the Subaru e-Boxer

Our latest Subaru e-boxer videos for the Forester and XV from Latvia

 

What a great day namely for one of our cars, we'll get to that though - It's time for an update first things first our 1999 Honda Civic ek4 or Santa pod challenge car as its been dubbed has passed its MOT, it received one advisory for a tire that could do replacing sooner rather than later, not dnagerous though.

 

Mind you that doesn't matter because we are fitting some BBSs from the Mk2 Golf to it next week, they'll look cool combined with the livery, and apart from that it's all go at planet auto HQ.

 

We've lots of things coming up including:-

 

  • Subaru Levorg early next week and a roadtrip to Farnbrough.
  • Forester and XV e-Boxer models Latvia special Michaels last content for the channel
  • Youtube car Reviews being released ASAP are the MG ZS EV, Swift Attitude and New Subaru Forester

 

There's also lots of other cars coming up before Christmas including Mitsubishi, Honda, Vauxhall and Subaru as well as some heritage Honda cars to look forward to.

 

Updates October

Coming up we have a number of vehicles on review, including Subaru, SsangYong, Peugeot, MG and more.

We are also catching up on our video content too, you'll find these and more on our Planetauto Youtube channel - videos include

MG ZS EV Road Trip Part One

MG ZS  EV Road Trip Part Two

MG ZS EV Road Trip Part Three

Concours Of Elegance Hampton Court 2019

Mercedes Sprinter Van 116 CDI Review

Part one of the ZS S Electric vehicle 400 mile road trip will follow.

 

Updates and the Future of Planet Auto

Well what a few months it's been,there are a couple of announcements however let's get to the cool things first.
 
As you've seen we've had lots of car reviews coming in and we've had commercial vehicles as well from Mercedes-Benz, now there's lots more commercials coming as well as a range of cars & SUVs and you name it.
 
This year has been the most jam packed yet, we've been Goodwood FOS, Concours of Elegance at HAC and Hampton Court, Salon Prive at Bleheim and Goodwood Revival, and of course launches including Ssang Yong and Subaru our first international one.
 
Now we've been quiet for a while however there is a reason for that, three is now 2 and it's just Ben and Annabelle now, Michael has left to explore other things.
 
This hasn't stopped us, instead we've done the opposite and gone full steam ahead, expect more updates and video reviews posted to the site as well as updates and do you us on youtube too.
 
Infact in the last few weeks we've had more traffic than ever with our MG ZS EV road trip trilogy and we attended SMMT and got lots of content too, we also have a backlog of videos coming out over the coming weeks, we aim to put one video out a day, as well as review car bits.
 
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Goblin works garage and Holts blog feature

This month already is going crazy, we've so far been to the unveiling of the Goblins Works Garage latest project car, a rather funky yet 90's themed dystopian e30 with e46 engine, cambered wheels and custom bodykit created by the Goblins.

Founder of Goblin Works Garage Jimmy De-Ville interview coming soon.
 

We also had one of Ben's and Annabelle's adventures featured in the Holts blog, its well worth a read, it involves Mk2 Golf GTI 16V, driving rain, unfamiliar location and unfriendly lights.
 

Intrigued? Well read all about it here - Holts Driving Stories
 

As for car reviews it has been rather packed everything from New Jimny SZ5 to the BMW X5 M-Sport watch all our latest LIVE streams and car reviews on the Planet Auto YouTube Channel

Springing into the auto year

It's Spring already, the clocks have gone back and the automotive world is coming to life, as you can see we've been busy reviewing cars as well lining up some of the newest models.

We've lots planned in the coming months including some rather cool automotive events including The Commercial Vehicle Show, London Concours and some invite only events one being Goblin Garage.

 

For more on these events and what the team are getting upto visit our Planet Auto Youtube channel for LIVE streams and car video content.

 

What a year for Planet Auto, what's coming up?

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That's right it's coming upto to the end of year, 1 month left if you remember we set a target of 1000 subscribers on our channel for EOY.

Well, we achieved our goal 1 month and 1 week before target, and that is thanks to you guys, since then in the last week we have hit 1056, it's flying.

 

Here are a few of our stats, 

Monthly minutes watched currently 209.8K 

Monthly views 50k

 

Now we're over the 1k we are really going to boost our content delievery, with a minimum of 3 videos being published every week on https://www.youtube.com/c/planetautouk 

We've lots coming up in the new year, and for December we are reviewing a 2 Ford models, a Volvo and a Skoda.  

 

This week we have the 9 Speed Honda Civic, Abarth 124 GT and Mazda CX-5 reviews being published.

 

2019 is going to be immense, more drone footage, more live events, more cars and more events.

 

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Here's just one of the things we've attended in the last week, and yes that is Ben Quirk driving a Tommi Makinen Evo VI.

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