EV-Hybrid

Buick to Add EV and Plug-In Hybrids in China

General Motors Co. says its Buick brand will offer several new powertrain technologies on new and refreshed models in China this year, and it plans to launch unspecified all-electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles there by the end of the decade.

Business

Geely Drops Proton Bid

Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Co. has withdrawn its bid to purchase Malaysia’s struggling Proton Holdings Bhd, Geely President An Conghui tells South China Morning Post.

Powertrain

Volvo Readies 3-Cylinder Engine Family

Next year Volvo Car Corp. will introduce gasoline and diesel versions of its new 1.5-liter 3-cylinder engine in an unspecified model built on the company’s Compact Modular Architecture (CMA).