Jaguar Land Rover is expected to lodge a planning application for a “huge expansion” of its Coventry base.
The company plans to invest more than £500m in its research and development plant at Whitley and is in addition to plans to double the size of its car making plant on the same site which were unveiled last spring.
Volkswagen is reported to be considering a retrofit catalyst system to models affected by the US diesel-emissions scandal.
It is thought about 430,000 cars would be included in the programme and the technical solution has to be approved by US authorities, and the car maker is also reported to be increasing compensation to the American buyers only.
A fast freeze led to nearly 70 crashes on North Wales roads on Sunday night.
Forecasts had caught out gritting teams who were told the weather would be milder and had not covered roads as a result.