Europe

Renault-Nissan Alliance Names Overseer

By: Bill Hampton - December 04, 2019 at 10:02 AM

Hadi Zablit, who heads business development for the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance, has been named to oversee the 20-year-old partnership.

Bentley to Build New Engineering Center

By: Steve Plumb - December 03, 2019 at 2:34 PM

Volkswagen Group's Bentley unit is building a new engineering center in Crewe, England, for emission testing and electrification technologies.

Jag F-Type Gets New Look

By: Steve Plumb - December 03, 2019 at 1:39 PM

Jaguar Ltd. is giving its F-Type coupe/convertible a makeover that includes a redesigned front-end, upgraded interior and a more powerful V-8 engine.

Prosecutors Raid VW Headquarters over Diesels

By: Bill Hampton - December 03, 2019 at 12:34 PM

Prosecutors in Germany raided Volkswagen AG headquarters in Wolfsburg today in an extension of the carmaker’s 4-year-old diesel emission cheating scandal.

BMW Investing €400 million in German EV Plant

By: Steve Plumb - December 03, 2019 at 10:50 AM

BMW AG is investing about €400 million ($443 million) in its Dingolfing, Germany, manufacturing plant in preparation for production of the iNEXT  electric vehicle.

Daimler Could Face New Diesel Emission Recalls

By: Bill Hampton - December 03, 2019 at 12:18 AM

Daimler AG reportedly is being investigated for using suspicious emission control software in its smallest diesel-powered Mercedes cars.

U.K. Lawsuit Calls VW an “Obvious” Diesel Cheat

By: Bill Hampton - December 02, 2019 at 3:09 PM

A lawsuit involving more than 90,000 Volkswagen diesel owners in the U.K. claims VW is guilty of an “obvious cheat” in rigging diesels to evade emission laws.

Germany’s VDA Trade Group Names New Chief

By: Bill Hampton - December 02, 2019 at 2:51 PM

Hildegard Mueller, a former energy industry lobbyist and member of Germany’s parliament, will take over as president of VDA, the country’s auto trade group, on Jan. 2.

Renault’s Marketing Chief Replaced

By: Bill Hampton - December 02, 2019 at 1:51 PM

Francois Renard, who joined Renault SA in November 2018 as global marketing director, has been succeeded by Xavier Martinet.

Germany’s Auto Jobs Boom Collapses

By: Bill Hampton - December 02, 2019 at 12:25 PM

The German auto industry, which has been steadily hiring more workers for a decade, has shifted to shrinkage mode.

Tavares Touts Compatibility in PSA-FCA Merger

By: Bill Hampton - December 02, 2019 at 12:34 AM

PSA Group CEO Carlos Tavares says merging with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will create a company large enough to pay the cost of electrification and tighter emission limits.

BMW Confirms Electric Mini Plant in China

By: Bill Hampton - November 29, 2019 at 2:16 PM

BMW AG confirms it will open a factory with partner Great Wall Motor Co. to make electric Mini-brand cars in Zhangjiagang.