Europe

Bulgaria, Romania, Serbia Revive Bids for VW Plant

October 18, 2019 at 1:06 AM

Volkswagen AG’s postponement of plans for a $1.4 billion factory in Turkey has prompted previous contenders to revive efforts to win the project.

VW Gets 90 Days More to Test Diesel Programs

October 17, 2019 at 5:14 PM

Volkswagen AG has been granted another 90 days to verify emission compliance programs it was ordered by the U.S. Dept. of Justice to launch in the wake of its diesel emission cheating scandal four years ago.

Mercedes-AMG C63 May Get Mild Hybrid Option

October 17, 2019 at 5:00 PM

Daimler AG’s Mercedes-AMG unit reportedly will switch the 4.0-liter V-8 engine in its C63 performance car for a turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder mill teamed with a mild-hybrid system in 2022.

Peugeot Names N. American Marketing Chief

October 17, 2019 at 3:48 PM

PSA Group’s Peugeot unit has appointed Lisa Mark chief marketing officer and vice president for its fledgling North American operations.

U.K., EU Reach Tentative Brexit Deal

October 17, 2019 at 3:03 PM

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and the head of the European Union say they have reached a deal for a “soft” U.K. exit from the EU at the end of October.

Volvo Unveils XC40 EV

October 17, 2019 at 8:48 AM

Volvo Cars Corp. took the wraps off its first full electric vehicle, the XC40 Recharge compact crossover, yesterday in Sweden.  

Report: Cobee to Head Citroen

October 17, 2019 at 7:53 AM

Vincent Cobee, who left Mitsubishi Motors Corp. in April, will succeed Linda Jackson as CEO of PSA Group’s Citroen unit, Automobilwoche reports.

Tata Would Consider a Partner for JLR Unit

October 17, 2019 at 1:44 AM

The head of the Indian conglomerate that owns Jaguar Land Rover Ltd. tells Bloomberg News that he won’t sell the unit but is will to consider partnering the business with another carmaker.

September Car Sales Rise 14% in Europe

October 16, 2019 at 8:09 AM

Registrations of new passenger vehicles across Europe jumped 14% to 1.29 million units in September, thanks to abnormally low volume in the same month in 2018, says trade group ACEA.

Volvo Launches Recharge EV Sub-Brand

October 16, 2019 at 7:59 AM

Volvo Cars Corp. is introducing a new Recharge sub-brand for all future fully electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles, starting with the EV variant of the XC40 compact crossover.

SMMT: “Hard” Brexit May Kill U.K. Auto Industry

October 16, 2019 at 12:36 AM

A British exit from the European Union that doesn’t include a trade deal will jeopardize the future of the U.K.’s auto industry, warns the Society of Motor and Manufacturers and Traders.

U.K. Vows Plan to Make Transport Carbon-Free

October 16, 2019 at 12:12 AM

Britain’s transport ministry says it will finalize a report early next year that details how the country’s entire transport system can achieve net zero emissions of greenhouse gases by 2050.