FCA cleared as Italian diesel probe finds no defeat devices

March 06, 2017

FCA faces US state and federal probes as emissions crisis widens

March 03, 2017

Insight: Capacity and RV management issues could plague Opel-PSA merger

February 27, 2017

Questions have already been raised about the potential of an Opel-PSA merger to unlock the stated cost savings and generate true economies of scale, but with significant unused production capacity and a series of ‘middle of the road’ brands, the combined entity would need a substantial overhaul if it is to reverse recent lacklustre residual value (RV) performance...

Opel and PSA post weakest sales growth in Europe as merger discussions continue

February 17, 2017

EU losing patience with national regulators over emissions probes

February 14, 2017

Nissan used defeat device in Qashqai, court rules as PSA referred to French prosecutors

February 13, 2017

A South Korean court has upheld government accusations against Nissan that the carmaker used an emissions defeat device in its best-selling Qashqai SUV. Meanwhile, in what may be the final straw for current diesel technology, PSA Group has been referred to French prosecutors and accused of emissions cheating...

Italian FCA diesel probe omitted key tests

February 10, 2017

FCA emissions accusations referred to French prosecutors

February 08, 2017

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has been referred for possible prosecution by investigators in France over the unusual emissions of NOx pollutants from some of its diesel engines...

EU piles pressure on Italy as deadline set for response to FCA emissions accusations

February 03, 2017

Separate European showrooms answer to sliding sales of troubled DS brand

February 02, 2017

Carmakers struggle with Trump as Obama advisor says Trump ‘doesn’t understand the car industry’

January 31, 2017

EU strengthens defeat device rules following VW emissions scandal

January 30, 2017

The European Commission (EC) has announced guidance that strengthens how EU counties should enforce a ban on emissions-cheating devices following the Volkswagen (VW) emissions scandal. EU officials have said the move will likely lead to the EU taking legal action against member countries that fail to take action against manufacturers that cheat diesel emissions regulations...

French emission probes could go beyond Renault as Germany calls for Fiat recall

January 17, 2017

The judicial investigation into diesel emissions test-fixing in France could widen beyond Renault following tests that show other carmakers have exceeded authorised emissions levels. Meanwhile, the months-long row between Germany and Italy over FCA (Fiat Chrysler) car emissions is escalating...

Diesel cars set to be banned from Oslo city centre

January 17, 2017

In a precedent for Europe, all diesel cars are to be banned from 6am to 10pm in the centre of the Norwegian capital, Oslo, until further notice. The move comes amid increasingly hostile attitudes worldwide to diesel vehicles...

FCA and Renault under investigation for using software to manipulate emissions

January 16, 2017

Whereas the Volkswagen Group has agreed a settlement with US authorities, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has now accused Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) of using software to manipulate the emissions of diesel engines. In addition, the European Commission is chasing FCA to prove that similar allegations made by the German Federal Office for Motor Vehicles, the Kraftfahrt Bundesamt (KBA), are not true. In a final twist, the prosecutor’s office in Paris is investigating whether Renault also used software to hide excess harmful emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx)...

FCA:GM merger talks sparked as Marchionne suggests possible Trump support

January 12, 2017

Le Pen to pursue Trump-style pressures to keep car production in France

January 11, 2017

French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen has announced that she will follow Trump’s protectionist lead in acting to keep car production in France.  

She is seeking the repatriation of French vehicles and other industrial goods, similar to what President-elect Trump is moving towards in the US. Trump has threatened to slap a ‘big border tax’ tariff on cars made abroad, arguing that the practice costs American jobs. He praised Ford’s decision last week to scrap a new plant plan in Mexico and Fiat Chrysler’s announcement to create 2,000 jobs at US factories...

Mexico, Japan hit back at Trump attacks as shadow looms over Detroit motor show

January 10, 2017

As executives meet at the leading US automotive trade show in Detroit following Trump’s attacks last week against GM and Toyota, carmakers which operate in Mexico are bracing themselves for hostility from President-elect Trump after he launched an attack on the US industry last week. Japanese government officials have also hit back against Trump’s criticism of Toyota, which has caused reverberations across business in Japan...

OEMs face fines for missing emissions targets

November 29, 2016

VW woes continue as accused of manipulating tyre systems

November 08, 2016

Volkswagen has been found once again to be manipulating official tests, this time at the expense of safety...

FCA Group rejects emissions accusations

October 17, 2016

Emissions cheats to be fined up to €3,400 per car in Italy

October 07, 2016

Cyber-security is a priority for connected cars

September 16, 2016

Fiat Chrysler pays hackers to finds bugs in its software

July 14, 2016