EV-Hybrid

Buick to Add EV and Plug-In Hybrids in China

March 23, 2017 at 12:07 PM

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.

Sales

Truck Sales Growth Slows to 3% in Europe

March 23, 2017 at 11:46 AM

Registrations of new commercial vehicles across Europe rose to 170,700 units in February from 148,600 units in the same period last year, trade group ACEA reports.

Business

Geely Drops Proton Bid

March 23, 2017 at 9:34 AM

Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Co. has withdrawn its bid to purchase Malaysia’s struggling Proton Holdings Bhd, Geely President An Conghui tells South China Morning Post.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

March 23, 2017 at 8:37 AM

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).