Europe

VW ID.4 Crossover EV to Start at $33,000 in U.S.

October 18, 2019 at 5:04 PM

Volkswagen AG’s upcoming ID.4 electric crossover vehicle will start at about $33,000 in the U.S.

Truck Orders Plunge 45% for AB Volvo

October 18, 2019 at 3:15 PM

Commercial truck maker AB Volvo says orders for its vehicles dropped 45% in the third quarter.

Renault Cuts Outlook as Sales Shrink

October 18, 2019 at 1:54 PM

Renault SA, which had expected flat income this year, now says its revenue will drop 3%-4% because of unfavorable economic conditions.

Germany Awards New Fuel Cell Contracts

October 18, 2019 at 1:43 PM

Germany’s Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure has awarded $26 million in projects for a range of fuel cell vehicles and hydrogen stations.

Polestar Names 1st N. American Retail Partner

October 18, 2019 at 11:10 AM

Volvo Cars Corp.’s Polestar Polestar electric vehicle unit has selected Groupe Park Avenue in Montreal as its first retail partner in North America.

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.