ZF expects the investment to strengthen its position in the growth markets of mobility services, autonomous transportation systems and shared self-driving vehicles.
After weaker profitability last year, Skoda wants to restore its luster with a product offensive and a revamp in China, its biggest market.
Ford is moving production of the Transit Connect van for North American markets to Mexico from Spain as part of a manufacturing reorganization.
Volvo expects a huge increase in its plug-in hybrids sales after underestimating demand for its growing family of electrified models.
China's Geely Automobile posted an 18 percent jump in annual profit, driven by higher sales of its sedans and SUVs, but forecast flat sales growth in 2019 due to uncertainty about domestic demand.
Volkswagen's labor leaders are asking for concessions on planned job cuts to avoid a confrontation that would "paralyze the company for months," a German news magazine said.
Volvo plans to add cameras and sensors in its next-generation cars that will detect drunk or distracted drivers and intervene to prevent accidents.
Trevor Mann, Mitsubishi's departing chief operating officer, expected to be preparing to take a newly created chief officer-level position within the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance. That all changed after Carlos Ghosn's arrest in Japan.
Suzuki will get two new Toyota models for Europe -- a station wagon built at Toyota's UK factory and an SUV imported from Japan.
BMW will start production of an electric Mini model in the UK later this year and does not anticipate radical changes to its four British plants even in the event of a no-deal Brexit.
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