Europe

Honda U.K. to Stockpile Cars Ahead of Brexit

February 01, 2019 at 12:45 PM

Honda Motor Co. is accelerating production in England to build inventories ahead of expected shipping delays when the U.K. exits the European Union in March.

Mitsubishi Rules Out Alliance Holding Company

February 01, 2019 at 12:14 PM

Mitsubishi Motors Corp. CEO Osamu Masuko has sided with Nissan Motor Co. in opposing Renault’s desire to meld the three companies under a single holding company.

Porsche Warns of New Emission Problems

February 01, 2019 at 2:07 AM

Volkswagen Group’s Porsche unit has advised German regulators that it submitted inaccurate figures about wind resistance values for its 2016-2017 model 911 sports cars.

Ferrari Earnings Rise 6%

January 31, 2019 at 12:02 PM

Ferrari NV reports that its vehicle shipments climbed 10% to 9,300 supercars in 2018. evenue was flat at €3.4 billion ($3.9 billion) as the iconic brand strove to shift sales to more profitable models.

VW Reveals Electric Dune Buggy Concept

January 31, 2019 at 10:05 AM

To showcase the flexibility of its modular MEB electric vehicle platform, Volkswagen AG has developed an all-electric concept dune buggy.

Audi Workers End Strike in Hungary

January 31, 2019 at 2:32 AM

Audi AG’s unionized workers in Gyor, Hungary, have ended a six-day strike over wages.

Car Production in U.K. Drops to 5-Year Low

January 31, 2019 at 12:38 AM

British assembly plants built 1.52 million vehicles in 2018, down 9% from the previous year, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders.

German Auto Industry Vows to Fight Anti-Car “Crusade”

January 30, 2019 at 3:54 PM

The head of German auto industry lobbying group VDA vows a “louder” opposition to what he calls a “crusade against the car.”

VW Moves Forward with Plans to Share EV Platform

January 30, 2019 at 3:46 PM

Volkswagen AG is in advanced talks about providing its MEB (modular electric toolkit) platform with competitors.

Skoda Plans Compact Crossover for Europe

January 30, 2019 at 2:41 PM

Volkswagen AG’s Skoda unit is repurposing the Kamiq nameplate it launched last year in China on an all-new model that will bow this year in Europe.

Bosch Sales Rise 2% as Pretax Earnings Stall

January 30, 2019 at 1:55 PM

Robert Bosch GmbH report that its adjusted revenue in 2018 grew 2% to a record €77.9 billion ($89 billion).

Ginetta Teases 600-hp Supercar

January 30, 2019 at 11:54 AM

U.K.-based specialty builder Ginetta Cars Ltd. plans to unveil a new supercar in March at the Geneva auto show.