Europe

No Pick Yet to Succeed Ghosn at Nissan

December 05, 2018 at 12:32 AM

Outside directors at Nissan Motor Co. met on Tuesday but failed to nominate a board member to replace Carlos Ghosn as chairman, according to media reports.

VW: No Pure Piston Platforms after 2026

December 05, 2018 at 12:07 AM

Volkswagen AG says its next generation of gasoline and diesel engines will be its last when they begin to arrive in 2026.

German Carmaker Chiefs Meet with Trump

December 04, 2018 at 6:15 PM

Top executives from BMW, Daimler and VW met with U.S. trade envoys and then President Donald Trump in Washington, D.C., today to discuss tariffs on cars.

Diess: VW, Ford in “Advanced” Talks About Alliance

December 04, 2018 at 5:35 PM

Volkswagen AG and Ford Motor Co. are in “quite advanced negotiations” about a global nonequity alliance that may include production of VW vehicles in Ford plants in the U.S., says CEO Herbert Diess.

Next-Gen BMW Models to Get Differentiated Styling

December 04, 2018 at 10:59 AM

BMW AG plans to offer greater styling variation within its vehicle lineup as it introduces new models.

BMW Autonomous-Driving Group to Add Rival Carmakers

December 04, 2018 at 10:09 AM

BMW AG is close to coaxing at least two major carmakers to the coalition it launched in 2016 to speed development of self-driving-car technologies.

Audi Allocates €$14 Billion for Advanced Tech through 2023

December 04, 2018 at 9:15 AM

Audi AG plans to invest €14 billion ($15.9 billion) on electric mobility, digitalization and autonomous driving technologies over the next five years.

Toyota Takes Flak in Germany for Backing Anti-Diesel Group

December 04, 2018 at 2:14 AM

Toyota Motor Corp. is facing mounting criticism in Germany for supporting an environmental group that has forced partial diesel bans in some of the country’s cities.

BMW Predicts €1 Billion Hit from Trade War, Higher Costs

December 04, 2018 at 12:49 AM

BMW AG says the trade war between China and the U.S., exchange rates and costlier materials will cut profits at least €1 billion ($1.1 billion) next year.

Report: Carmakers Face New Diesel Recalls in Europe

December 03, 2018 at 5:28 PM

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Nissan, Renault and Suzuki may soon be recalling diesels because of emission concerns in at least three European countries, Bild am Sonntag says.

New Alfa Crossover to be Based on Jeep Compass

December 03, 2018 at 2:40 PM

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV’s Alfa Romeo unit plans to offer a compact crossover vehicle based on the Jeep Compass (below), Automotive News Europe reports.    

VW, British Retails Partner on EV Charging Stations

December 03, 2018 at 1:28 AM

Volkswagen AG and British retailer Tesco plc plan to add more than 2,400 electric-car charging points in the U.K. over the next three years.