Renault-Nissan has jumped to third in the world car rankings sale helped by its Mitsubishi acquisition, says Focus2move.
In Q1 2017, Toyota narrowly outsold Volkswagen but the French-Japanese alliance grew an impressive 11.5% to overtake GM, with Hyundai-Kia fifth and Ford in 6th place, ahead of Honda, Fiat Chrysler, Suzuki and PSA.
Higher sales and cost savings from the Renault-Nissan take-over have helped Mitsubishi to a 14-fold rise in profit, says Reuters.
Mitsubishi’s business almost collapsed last year after it admitted long-term falsification of emissions and economy data and it had to be rescued by the Franco-Japanese company.
Medium sizes vans up to 3.5 tonnes are escaping safety checks applied to heavier vehicles but still need regular checks, say experts.
The law requires no special user checks until they exceed 3.5 tonnes but the reality is the lighter vans may be used far more intensively than some bigger models, sayd FleetCheck.
A shake-up is on the way for investors behind F1.
Liberty Media paid $8 Billion for the controlling rights in the sport last year but now wants to set out a new investment and growth strategy to appeal to younger people around the world.
It’s the home of Britain’s biggest diesel engine plant of Ford Dagenham but Essex is the county where drivers are really deserting the oil-burners.
Used diesel cars sales have dramatically fallen on lengthening selling times while petrol powered models are doing well on forecourts and on-line, reports Wizzle, and the other not-spots for diesels are London, Manchester, Birmingham and along the south coast.
The likely future value of diesel cars up to five years old can now be assessed by going to hpivaluations.com.
The respected financial services company has opened its books in a bid to allay concerns over nearly new models in the light of increasing concern from owners.
Volkswagen will build four electric cars at its Zwickau-Mosel Germany plant from the end of this decade.
It has already set cost, production and performance targets and fully autonomous versions should be ready in eight years.