Mitsubishi Motors Corp.’s headquarters and Nagoya plant were raided by Japanese government officials this week.
The raid comes after Mitsubishi said that more of its vehicle models were involved in a mileage cheating scandal than initially stated and deepens the crisis for the Japanese automaker struggling to recover from a mileage manipulation scandal which it admitted went back 25 years and was based on estimated data.
Volvo will recruit about 400 new engineers over the coming year to bolster development efforts in safety technology, autonomous driving and electrification.
The recruitment drive, which Volvo said was one of its largest ever, comes as the automaker is enjoying brisk sales and is looking to establish itself in a premium car market dominated by larger German rivals.
Volkswagen Germany is reportedly reviewing the way it sources components.
It follows a damaging breakdown in a contact with a Bosnia company which suspended deliveries to two car lines following a dispute over claims for work done in advance of an order it did not get and which VW had to compensate, but now it is looking at dual-sourcing of parts in future agreements.
Allianz Insurance has reinforced its commitment to the motor trade sector by extending its business relationship with the Retail Motor Industry Federation, the UK’s leading automotive trade body.
The RMI is the voice of retail motor industry large, medium and small businesses and has been a major opinion former and influencer in motor trade matters since 1913.
After selling a record number of LCVs in the UK last year, Renault is offering a host of contract hire rental packages that are designed to make its award-winning LCV range even more appealing to businesses who are considering new 66-plate vehicles.
Kangoo, Trafic and Master models are all included with lower finance costs to better plan expenses.