Europe

Report: JLR Crossovers to Use BMW Platform

August 12, 2019 at 5:28 PM

Jaguar Land Rover Ltd.’s Jaguar unit is developing two small hybrid SUV/crossover vehicles that could ride on a front-wheel-drive platform sourced from BMW AG, sources tell Autocar.

Conti Cuts Lead in Electronic Components

August 12, 2019 at 4:35 PM

Continental AG is reducing the lead in some electronic components used in vehicles sold in the European Union to meet the region’s end-of-life recycling regulations.

Carmakers Prepare an EV Plan for South Africa

August 12, 2019 at 3:42 PM

BMW, Nissan and Volkswagen are among carmakers who are creating a unified approach to vehicle electrification in South Africa to present to the government by year-end.

Austria’s AMS Offers €3.7 Billion to Buy Osram

August 12, 2019 at 1:51 PM

AMS AG, an Austrian maker of high-tech sensors, has upped its bid for Osram Light AG to €3.7 billion ($4.2 billion).

PSA-Dongfeng Venture to Close 2 Plants in China

August 12, 2019 at 12:04 AM

PSA Group and Dongfeng Motor Group plan to close two of their four joint-venture assembly plants in China and dismiss half the venture’s employees.

Mercedes to Show New EV in Frankfurt

August 09, 2019 at 2:49 PM

Daimler AG’s Mercedes-Benz unit will unveil a new electric vehicle at next month’s Frankfurt auto show.

Report: Daimler May Face €1 Billion Diesel Fine

August 09, 2019 at 12:25 PM

Daimler AG could face fines between €800 million and €1 billion ($897 million-$1.1 billion) by year-end for a variety of violations of European Union diesel emission rules, Der Spiegel reports.

U.K.’s Economy Shrank in Second Quarter

August 09, 2019 at 11:57 AM

The British economy contracted by 0.2% in April-June, its first quarterly retreat since and identical decline the fourth quarter of 2012.

Bentley Recreates 1939 Corniche

August 09, 2019 at 11:20 AM

A part of its 100th anniversary celebration this year, Volkswagen AG’s Bentley unit has built a replica of its iconic 1939 Corniche sedan.

Lamborghini Mulls Le Mans Racer

August 08, 2019 at 2:32 PM

Volkswagen AG’s Lamborghini unit is considering joining the hypercar category in the World Endurance Championship (WEC) series with a new model based on the supercar maker’s one-off SC18 project car.

Alfa Romeo Sales Plummet in Europe

August 08, 2019 at 10:40 AM

European demand for sporty cars from Fiat Chrysler Automobile NV’s historic Alfa Romeo brand is drying up.

Conti Plans Further Cost Cuts as Profits Plunge

August 08, 2019 at 1:26 AM

Continental AG vows “rigorous cost discipline” after a sharp drop in second-quarter profits.