The Volkswagen Group board will today meet and decide on the future direction of the business.
It comes after escalating costs in the wake of the car-maker’s diesel deception and advances in technology which could mean far fewer workers will be needed, infuriating German car workers and who could see work exported to other countries.
Vauxhall has officially opened its Police car factory, the largest of its kind in Europe, at its manufacturing plant in Luton, Bedfordshire.
The factory will convert 2,500 vehicles per year, including cars and vans, for use by Police forces, and Fire and Ambulance services nationwide and it brings 50 new jobs to Luton, the new facility has been created after moving production in-house from its previous location in Millbrook, Bedfordshire.
Volvo has confirmed its moving much of its 60-series production from Sweden to China, home of its parent company Geely.
It will join the 40-series being made in the Far East while plans are also progressing with a US plant for the 60-series it sells there.
Canadian telecoms company BlackBerry is working with Ford on the new generation of autonomous vehicles.
Ford has talked to several software developers for systems in its cars covering infotainment and guidance as well as driver controls.
The new SsangYong Tivoli SUV is now available on Personal Contract Hire (PCH) from just £199 inc VAT through Lex Autolease.
The higher spec ELX version is £240.
A facelifted Mitsubishi ASX is now on sale.
It more closely resembles the Outlander appearance and gets a simplified trim level with more equipment on some versions starting from under £16,000.
The Nissan Note is going hybrid in Japan.
A new e-Power version will use a 1.2 litre petrol engine as a generator with the electric motor still driving wheels, similar to the Vauxhall Ampera.
The Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership launched the Low Emission Bus Guide at the Euro Bus Expo 2016 in the NEC, Birmingham this week.
It aims to be a vital reference for bus operators and local authorities, providing an overview of the benefits of a range of low emission fuels and technologies that reduce both air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions.