PSA names former Renault, Nissan execs to head Citroen, DS brands

Citroen CEO Vincent Cobee joined the PSA last year after working for 17 years at the Renault-Nissan alliance, largely at Nissan. PARIS — PSA Group named Vincent Cobee, a former Renault-Nissan alliance executive, as CEO of the Citroen brand, replacing Linda Jackson, who will take on a strategic role within the group. PSA also said Wednesday that Beatrice Foucher, another former Renault-Nissan alliance executive, will be the CEO of its DS Automobiles upscale brand, replacing Yves Bonnefont. Jackson, who had led Citroen since 2014 and also oversaw PSA’s low-emissions vehicle business unit, will lead a study “to clarify and support differentiation” of PSA’s brands, and will report to CEO Carlos Tavares. PSA last month signed a memorandum of understanding to merge with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. The merged PSA-FCA will have more than a dozen brands. Cobee, a French national, left Mitsubishi in April 2019 as part of a wider shuffle among the top ranks at Nissan and Mitsubishi in the wake of the arrest of Carlos Ghosn last November. He joined Citroen as deputy CEO in October 2019, with a mission to increase international sales. He had worked for 17 years ...

With a school-holiday road trip comes the threat of car-sickness. For a brief period in automotive

With a school-holiday road trip comes the threat of car-sickness. For a brief period in automotive history, as cars became less dreadful and had bigger glasshouses, motion sickness abated. But 21st-century children can’t go for more than six minutes without staring at a mobile device, which has brought car sickness back big-time. Citroen owners are being offered a potential solution in the form of “Seetroen” glasses, which have the technology to keep motion sickness at bay. READ MORE: * Fewer prickles, more comfort in new Citroen C4 Cactus * Citroen puts some SUV colour back into the mix * Future Jaguars could stop motion sickness before it starts * Feel dizzy after being on a boat? For some, it’s permanent I say “Citroen owners” but actually anybody can buy them. It’s just that (a) you get them at Citroen dealerships and (b) Citroen people are probably the most likely to embrace what is an innovative but challenging-looking product. We’ve written about the $199 Seetroen glasses before but now we’ve actually tried them. On children. Mine. The Seetroen glasses surround your face with four transparent circular rings, which con...