Welsh comedian and son of a car dealer Rob Brydon has been confirmed as the celebrity guest speaker for the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders 100th Annual Dinner.
It will be held on Tuesday 29 November 2016 at Grosvenor House Hotel, London and ticket details are here: www.smmt.co.uk/annualdinner.
Trade Centre Wales will open a new supercar site outside Cardiff and has plans for another.
The news comes after the business announced a 27% profits rise in its current Neath and Merthyr Tydfil outlets to £7.1M.
Another engineering “tweek” is being probed in Germany which may have distorted emissions figures and which could lead to a further round of retests and possible penalties.
The German Government’s testing agency has been keeping its details secret but local media says the engine management software is being decoded to study implications of ambient temperature and hot-start settings for anti-pollution systems.
A large slice of Calsonic Kansei may be sold by shareholder Nissan.
The car maker wants to raise funds for R&D into autonomous cars and electric vehicles and Nissan holds a 41% stake in the components supplier.
The U.S. International Trade Commission has launched an investigation into whether Volkswagen AG and its subsidiaries infringed hybrid electric vehicle patents owned by Baltimore-based Paice LLC.
The commission said it has not made any decisions on the merits of the case but a ruling against Volkswagen could be a significant setback to the automaker’s strategy to shift towards hybrid vehicles after a crushing emissions fraud scandal halted sales of its diesel vehicles in the United States last year.