Jaguar is introducing an efficient and powerful new 300PS Ingenium petrol engine to the XE and XF saloons and F-PACE performance SUV models.
The 2.0-litre four-cylinder Ingenium petrol engine produces 400Nm of torque for exceptional acceleration, with low fuel consumption and emissions.
Nine years on after 16 deaths and180 injuries, Takata has filed for bankruptcy protection over its airbag failings which have brought it to its knees.
About 100 million inflators were involved in the world’s biggest ever recall leading to billions of dollars in claims and penalties but the part of the company which was most affected will not be bought in an agreed sale to US manufacturer Key Safety, which will not be liable for any claims.
Work has returned to normal after a six-day strike by VW Slovak employees stopped production of several VW, Audi, Seat and Skoda models.
Unions wanted a 16% rise over two years but they settled for 4.7% this month, the same in January and a 4.1% rise in 18 months plus a €500 one-off bonus.
US court documents indicate GM has settled terms with over 200 plaintiffs over defective ignition switches on models which made engines stall and prevented airbags inflating in accidents.
The issue has been linked to 124 deaths and 275 injuries, reports Reuters, and the company has paid out $2.5 Billion.
Ford has decided to boost its Focus model production in China at the expense of Mexico because it says the manufacturing costs outweigh shipment to the US.
That is despite a threatened 45% tariff by the Trump administration on cars made in China and imported and comes after the US said it was looking at a 35% tariff on Mexican-made models it receives.