Europe

Daimler Refutes Diesel Recall Report

August 20, 2018 at 4:23 PM

Daimler AG refutes a Der Spiegel report that the company faces a recall of 700,000 diesels, asserting that the vehicles are already part of a repair campaign announced in June.

No Sports Car in Bentley Future

August 20, 2018 at 3:28 PM

Volkswagen AG’s Bentley unit has no plans to add a sports car as part of its efforts to grow global sales.

VW Plans Global Recall for Ceiling Light Fire Hazard

August 20, 2018 at 1:52 PM

Volkswagen AG is preparing a global callback of nearly 700,000 of Tiguan crossover vehicles and Touran minivans to fix a ceiling-mounted lighting strip that could cause a fire.

Dyson Extends Digital Motor Tech Name to EVs

August 20, 2018 at 12:27 PM

Household electronics specialist Dyson Ltd. has filed for a trademark in Europe that would extend the company’s “digital motor” terminology to include its planned electric vehicle lineup.

Report: Diess Knew of VW Diesel Cheating 2 Months Early

August 20, 2018 at 1:28 AM

Volkswagen Group CEO Herbert Diess was alerted to the company’s use of cheater diesel software two months before the practice was made public, according to recently unsealed documents.

Ford Sales Advance 1% in Europe

August 17, 2018 at 6:38 PM

Ford Motor Co. reports that a 31% jump in demand for its SUVs pushed July sales in Europe up 2% to 101,800 units.

Volkswagen’s Sales Climb 11%

August 17, 2018 at 11:31 AM

Volkswagen Group reports that its global new-vehicle deliveries rose 11% to 908,200 units in July, led by a 24% increase to 408,300 units in Europe.

Redesigned Bimmer Roadster Breaks Cover

August 17, 2018 at 10:59 AM

The production version of BMW AG’s next-generation Z4 roadster retains much of the styling—albeit toned down—of last year’s concept model.

London Launches “Green” Parking Scheme

August 17, 2018 at 9:29 AM

London is introducing a tiered parking fee program based on a vehicle’s tailpipe emissions.

New BMW 3 Series Sheds 120 lbs

August 16, 2018 at 5:41 PM

BMW AG’s redesigned 3 Series small car will be lighter, larger and more powerful than the current model.

Volvo Readies IPO at $30 Billion Valuation

August 16, 2018 at 11:47 AM

Volvo Car Corp. is moving ahead with plans for an initial public offering later this year after investors indicated support for a company valuation of $30 billion, sources tell the Financial Times.

Germany Cracks Down on Owners of Cheater Diesels

August 16, 2018 at 10:34 AM

Germany’s motor vehicle authority, KBA, warns it may ban some owners of Volkswagen Group diesels from driving their vehicles if they fail to have the engine’s emission-cheating software fixed.