Toyota Europe has promoted Tom Fux to head of sales and marketing amid a series of executive changes following the retirement of CEO Johan van Zyl in April. Fux takes over the position vacated by Matthew Harrison, who succeeded van Zyl on April 1.
Stellantis is replacing the established, approved used car schemes of brands such as Citroen, Peugeot and Vauxhall with the service as it responds to the growing popularity of online-based sellers.
The factory in the Netherlands, which builds cars for BMW group, was awarded a contract for 1,000 "lifestyle vehicles" in 2022 and up to 15,000 in 2023 while Canoo builds its own plant in the U.S.
Volkswagen received approval this week from a Chinese ministry overseeing the auto industry to build the ID3 full-electric model with joint-venture partner SAIC. VW already builds the larger ID4 and ID6 models in China.
Many of the EVs the automaker has planned for 2024 or 2025 will be moved forward a year and their fossil-fuel equivalents will be dropped from the lineup, Germany's Manager Magazin reported.
The automaker also noted it has booked 36,000 reservations for the Maverick compact pickup in the nine days since its reveal.
VW brand development chief Thomas Ulbrich said an updated U.S. EV strategy is currently “being worked out.”
The automaker will roll out three hybrids, five plug-in hybrids and three full-electric vehicles as it aims to electrify all vehicles by 2030.
New-car registrations jumped 74 percent last month to 1.08 million but were still 25 percent below 2019 levels. "Underlying demand remains mostly weak," researcher LMC Automotive said, noting that sales in Western Europe showed "uninspiring improvement."
The Milan-Monza auto show was host to 63 brands that displayed about 120 models in downtown Milan and at the nearby Monza racetrack this month. It was Europe's first live auto show in 21 months.
Please enter a valid email address.
Please enter your email address.
Please verify captcha.
Please select at least one newsletter to subscribe.