Ford said vehicle sales in its 20 core European markets rose 9.8 percent to 88,700 in January, outpacing industry growth of 6.5 percent.
Strong demand for the latest Mondeo midsize car, as well as the automaker’s compact and subcompact SUVs and the Fiesta subcompact helped to drive the growth.
Renault is expected to slow down adding Russian unit AvtoVAZ to its books, so insulate the automaker from the country’s political and economic turmoil.
Renault originally intended to consolidate AvtoVAZ, the Soviet-era manufacturer that makes Lada-brand vehicles, this year after securing majority control of Russia’s biggest carmaker together with alliance partner Nissan Motor Co..
Diesel is not dead, that’s the message from the SMMT seminar on future commercial vehicles and improving air quality.
The SMMT wants the government and local councils to recognise the vital role modern diesel vehicles can play in reducing emissions across Britain’s towns and cities – and to do more to support their adoption.
Nissan has become the first manufacturer to apply glow-in-the-dark car paint to showcase how its market-leading, all-electric LEAF is helping more and more people convert to solar energy at home.
The manufacturer worked with inventor, Hamish Scott, creator of STARPATH, which is a spray-applied coating that absorbs UV energy during the day so that it glows for between eight and 10 hours when the sun goes down.