Ford will slim down its model ranges and plans to build more SUVs and crossover models, the company said as it announced last quarter results.
Profits pretax fell nearly 20% last year with a 66% decline in the last quarter in Europe, and it’s analyzing what it needs to axe and what it can expand in its range to gain most profitability to catch up with rivals.
PSA has indicated it may move Corsa production from a former GM plant in Spain unless unions agree to new working practices to improve efficiency.
The French company which bought Opel and Vauxhall last year says its PSA factories are more efficient than the GM Zaragoza plant which also makes Adam, Crossland X, Mokka and Citroen C3 Aircross.
Germany looks like it will insist its car makers retrofit costly software and equipment to cut emissions from older models.
The move comes after the diesel emissions scandal and the fact a number of car makers were found not to be following the spirit if the legal requirements of tests over the last few years.
Volvo is considering building Chinese models in Belgium and may make them available to European dealers, says Bloomberg.
It reports that the Lynk & Co 01 SUV based on the Volvo XC40 model will be the first but their parent Zhejiang Geely has controlling stakes in Proton and Lotus and is likely to want to develop these as well.
Visitors to London Motor Show 2018 in May will see some live car entertainment for all the family in an all-new action segment hosted in a dedicated hall each day at the ExCeL Exhibition Centre.
The celebrity-hosted action will take place across seven shows every day of the four-day event with £10.50 tickets to access the immersive 40-minute displays included with every ticket to the main show.