Europe

FCA Partners with Aurora on Self-Driving Commercial Vehicles

June 10, 2019 at 1:57 AM

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV has partnered with California startup Aurora Innovation Inc. to create and market self-driving commercial vehicles.

Renault to Block Nissan Governance Reforms

June 10, 2019 at 12:58 AM

Renault SA says it will block planned management reforms at alliance partner Nissan Motor Co. unless it can retain its clout with the Japanese carmaker, the Financial Times reports.

Rostec to Sell Stake in AvtoVAZ to Renault

June 07, 2019 at 1:53 PM

State-controlled Russian conglomerate Rostec says it will reduce its stake in carmaker OAO AvtoVAZ to 25% by selling 10 billion rubles ($154 million) worth of its holding to Renault SA.

Hella Doubles up on Mild-Hybrid Tech

June 07, 2019 at 1:29 PM

Germany's Hella GmbH aims to launch two new 48-volt mild-hybrid systems by 2023 to help carmakers meet more stringent tailpipe emission regulations.

Ford Seeks Buyers for Idled Plants in Russia

June 07, 2019 at 11:38 AM

Ford Motor Co., which is closing three factories in Russia, says it is ready to sell two of the shuttered facilities.

Audi Mulls A6 Allroad Wagon Return to U.S.

June 07, 2019 at 11:17 AM

Audi AG may bring the Allroad wagon variant of the A6 midsize sedan back to the U.S. after a 15-year hiatus, Car and Driver reports.

Car Sales in U.K. Dropped 5% in May

June 06, 2019 at 6:32 PM

New-car registrations in the U.K. continued to slide in May, falling 5% to 183,700 units, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders reports.

May Sales Up in Germany, Down in Italy

June 06, 2019 at 11:11 AM

New-car registrations in Germany climbed 9% to 333,000 units in May, but sales in Italy dipped 1% to 197,300 units.

Ford Confirms Engine Plant Closure in U.K.

June 06, 2019 at 10:09 AM

Ford Motor Co. has confirmed media reports that it will shut down its British engine plant in Bridgend, South Wales.

Gordon Murray Teases McLaren F1 Successor

June 06, 2019 at 3:55 AM

Legendary Formula One designer and lightweighting specialist Gordon Murray plans to launch the T.50 hypercar, a follow-up to his iconic McLaren F1, in 2022.

UPDATE: FCA Withdraws Renault Merger Offer

June 05, 2019 at 10:06 PM

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV confirms it has withdrawn its offer to merge with Renault SA, citing an unfavorable political climate in France.

ZF Demos External Airbag for Side Impacts

June 05, 2019 at 7:41 PM

ZF Friedrichshafen AG is developing an external airbag to enhance vehicle occupant safety during side impact collisions.