The new Volvo S60 sedan and V60 estate this week received the maximum five-star rating in their 2018 EuroNCAP safety tests, continuing a five-star streak for the Volvo line-up.
The result underlines Volvo Cars’ reputation for consistently putting some of the safest cars available on the road from the compact V40 hatchback to the large XC90 SUV, all tested Volvo models currently on sale offer five-star-rated safety technology.
On average over 14 million Brits will commute to their homes over the festive period.
Brits are 20 percent more likely to be involved in a motor vehicle incident during the festive period and experienced drivers are concerned some 700,000 new motorists on the road each year with no winter experience., they told pollsters for All Car Leasing.
Volkswagen will develop its final vehicles using combustion engine technology in 2026.
Volkswagen made a strategy shift toward battery-driven vehicles in the wake of a damaging diesel-emissions cheating scandal in 2015 and it’s since paid out more than €27 Billion in fines.
VW and Ford are progressing talks on joint manufacturing of models in America.
At the same time the German car maker is considering a second US assembly plant in Tennessee and both plans could be for EVs to cut costs for both businesses.
Nissan’s most senior executives might be dragged into the investigation of ex-chairman Carlos Ghosn.
He remains in detention without charge in Japan while media leaks suggest it would have been impossible for the Nissan board not to know what his controversial remuneration was or how it was paid and must have approved his actions at some point.
Western European car registrations dipped 8.3% in November with a seasonal slow down in sales combined with model shortages due to engineering changes, according to LMC Automotive data.
Sales fell to 1.05 million from 1.14 million a year earlier.
Italy is moving to boost EV sales and reduce petrol and diesel models.
The home of some of the world’s fastest and most luxurious models is now considering buying incentives for low emission models and higher pump taxes from 1 January 2019.