The VW Polo was the world’s best selling small car in 2016.
Almost 706,000 were sold, over 50% more than the Ford Fiesta, which was just ahead of the Renault Clio.
Volvo Cars is adding Skype for Business, Microsoft’s leading collaborative productivity app, to its new 90 Series cars.
Skype for Business is actively used by millions of people at work around the globe and in Volvo’s 90 Series cars people will be able to view their upcoming meetings and participant details, and join meetings with one click via the large centre display.
The Chevrolet Bolt is the first EV to win Car of the Year in America, home of the internal combustion engine.
The model is not sold in Britain but a version is expected to be added to the Vauxhall range in a year or so.
French presidential hopeful Marine Le Pen will seek to repatriate production of French vehicles and other industrial goods – just as President-elect Donald Trump hopes to do in the US forcing Ford and Chrysler to announce expansions in America.
Trump has threatened to slap tariffs on cars made abroad, saying the practice costs American jobs and Ms Le Pen says that is what she has campaigned for over several years and plans to tell French car makers they will be supported if they build in France but expect to pay import duties otherwise.
VW has reportedly told its senior executives not to leave Germany.
They fear the bosses will be extradited to America to face investigation by FBI over the diesel-gate issue and following the arrest of an executive on holiday in Florida.
The electric vehicle platform announced by VW will be used under Skoda and SEAT brand models as well.
The expected news has been confirmed as a way for the group to recover investment costs and expand technology of what is potentially an expensive powertrain.
More than eight out of 10 new cars registered in 2016 featured the latest digital radios, according to the SMMT.
Last year, 2.28 million cars hit the roads with the kit fitted as standard – the first time the 2 million milestone has been reached and over the past five years, the number of newly registered cars factory fitted with digital radio has increased more than four-fold.