Europe

JLR Trims Production at Engine Plant in England

November 30, 2018 at 5:12 PM

Jaguar Land Rover Ltd. will “pause” output temporarily at its engine plant at Wolverhampton, England, to match sales and production fluctuations.

Toyota to Take Ownership of JV Czech Plant in 2021

November 30, 2018 at 4:42 PM

Toyota Motor Corp. confirms it will take full ownership within three years of an assembly plant in Kolin, Czech Republic, currently operating through a joint venture with PSA Group.

Porsche Names New 911 Chief

November 30, 2018 at 2:38 PM

Porsche AG has appointed Frank-Steffen Walliser to succeed August Achleitner as the head of the carmaker’s 911 and 718 (Boxster/ Cayman) sports car programs, effective Jan. 1.

German Carmakers, Trump Administration to Meet Next Week

November 30, 2018 at 12:24 AM

Top executives from BMW, Daimler and Volkswagen are expected to discuss trade policy with the Trump administration next week, perhaps on Tuesday.

Car Production Falls Again in U.K.

November 29, 2018 at 5:31 PM

Britain’s output of new cars slid 10% to 155,600 units last month, marking the fifth consecutive monthly decline.

Volvo Shelves IPO Plans

November 29, 2018 at 3:59 PM

Volvo Car Corp. has abandoned plans to launch an initial pubic offering, two months after postponing the move because of trade tensions and an erratic equity market.

CEOs to Share Leadership of Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance

November 29, 2018 at 3:24 PM

The CEOs of Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi Motors have agreed to jointly head their alliance.

FCA Plans €5 Billion Move to Hike Production in Italy

November 29, 2018 at 11:19 AM

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV intends to invest more than €5 billion ($5.7 billion) through 2021 to add new models at its plants in Italy in a bid to improve their capacity utilization.

Honda Will Phase Out Diesels in Europe by 2021

November 29, 2018 at 12:47 AM

Honda Motor Co. says it will drop diesels from its European product lineup within three years as it shifts to electrified powertrains.

Worst-Case Brexit Could Push U.K. into Deep Recession

November 28, 2018 at 5:48 PM

Two reports today say the U.K. will be worse off economically no matter how it exits the European Union next spring.

Pininfarina Teases “Pure” EV Design

November 28, 2018 at 2:05 PM

Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd.’s new Automobili Pininfarina unit has released images of its upcoming electric hypercar that features Pininfarina’s new “Pura” design language.

EU: No Last-Minute Effort to Avert U.S. Tariffs on Cars

November 28, 2018 at 11:06 AM

The European Union denies a German media report that its chief trade negotiator plans to meet with her counterparts in Washington, D.C., this week to avert U.S. tariffs on imported cars.