Passenger car registrations in the European Union have continued to grow during the opening month of 2016.
According to the latest data released by the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA), registrations during January have grown by 6.2% year on year (y/y) to 1,061,150 units.
Volkswagen is facing an investors’ revolt over its diesel scandal.
A Dutch group is applying to their court to have compensation for lost investment value as share prices plunged in the wake of the engineering scandal and if the group is successful it will ask for all shareholders to be entitled to claim from the car maker, not just those in Holland.
Nissan will expand its Light Commercial Vehicle (LCV) range with the introduction of an all-new model.
The Nissan NV300 is a new mid-sized van that will sit between the NV200 and NV400 as successor to the popular Primastar and will be built by Renault in Sandouville, northwest France and will go on sale later this year.
TomTom has launched the RIDER 410, a portable navigation device for motorcycles.
The launch comes as TomTom marks the 10th anniversary of the very first RIDER and to celebrate, the new RIDER 410 Great Rides Edition comes with Lifetime World Maps and 100 of Europe’s most thrilling routes preinstalled.
Renault is recruiting 1,000 permanent staff and taking on 1,000 apprentices this year.
It had been criticised over massive redundancies over the last few years and agreed a restructuring with the French Government.
Mexican environmental authorities said they had fined Volkswagen’s local unit 168 million pesos ($8.9 million) for failing to obtain emission certification permits for tens of thousands of cars the company imported to Mexico.
Profepa, Mexico’s environmental prosecutor, said in a statement that it levied the fine for importing 45,494 vehicles.
The performance and environmental impact of future electric vehicles will be revolutionized by an innovative range-extending turbine recharging technology, which will be presented for the first time at the Geneva International Motor Show on 1 March 2016.
China-based automotive R&D company, Techrules, will showcase its unique and patented Turbine-Recharging Electric Vehicle (TREV) system in an all-new concept supercar.