Europe

Jaguar Teases Electric XJ

September 11, 2019 at 12:07 PM

Jaguar Ltd. affirmed plans for an electric version of the next-generation XJ large sedan with a teaser image of the car’s rear end at this week’s Frankfurt auto show.

BMW Previews X5-Based Fuel Cell Model

September 11, 2019 at 11:00 AM

BMW AG’s iHydrogen Next concept unveiled at this week’s Frankfurt auto show previews the X5-based fuel cell vehicle the carmaker plans to launch in limited volumes in 2022.

Audi Simplifies Lineup

September 11, 2019 at 9:40 AM

Audi AG has trimmed the number of vehicle variants it offers by 27% over the last year and plans to eventually cut such options by as much as 45%.

China’s Great Wall Ponders Production in Europe

September 11, 2019 at 8:07 AM

China’s Great Wall Motor Co. Ltd. hopes to begin selling its premium Wey-brand crossover vehicles, including electric variants, in Europe two years from now.

Renault CEO: No Plans to Revisit FCA Merger Offer

September 11, 2019 at 4:33 AM

Renault CEO Thierry Bollore says an offer by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV to merge is “no longer on the table” after FCA withdrew the $35 billion deal.

Daimler to Buy Battery Cells From Farasis Energy

September 11, 2019 at 12:14 AM

Daimler AG says it has agreed to add China’s Farasis Energy (Ganzhou) Co. Ltd. to the list of companies supplying battery cells for its electric cars.

VW’s First EV for the U.S. to Be Called “ID4”

September 11, 2019 at 12:02 AM

Volkswagen AG plans to introduce at least three electric car models in the U.S., starting with a small crossover that will be called the ID4, a source tells Automotive News.

Geely Invests in Second Flying Car Company

September 10, 2019 at 6:05 PM

Zhejiang Geely Holding Group, which acquired flying car developer Terrafugia Inc. two years ago, has invested in German startup Volocopter GmbH.

Toyota Hints at Plan to Add Small SUV in Europe

September 10, 2019 at 5:51 PM

Toyota Motor Corp. appears to be moving closer to adding an all-new, small crossover vehicle at its factory in Valenciennes, France.

Ford Ramps Up Electrified Offensive in Europe

September 10, 2019 at 5:07 PM

Ford Motor Co. expects electrified vehicles will account for 54% of its sales in Europe by the end of 2022.

New Land Rover Defender Sizes Up, Adds Tech

September 10, 2019 at 4:23 PM

Land Rover Ltd.’s all-new Defender SUV is larger, more comfortable and much more technically advanced than the previous model, which was discontinued in 2016 after a 67-year run.

“Hard” Brexit Will Prompt Mini Production Cut

September 10, 2019 at 12:14 PM

BMW AG says it will drop a production shift at its Mini small-car plant in Oxford, England, if the U.K. exits the European Union next month without a new trade deal.