Bentley is hatching plans to introduce a sportier, coupelike version of the Bentayga, the brand's first SUV. Bentley CEO Wolfgang Duerheimer said advance design and engineering work on a performance-enhanced, fastback Bentayga variant are under way, though the program still needs formal approval.
The EPA and California air regulators received an initial proposal from VW, which faced a Friday deadline, to address emissions violations with the company's 2.0-liter diesel vehicles. Details about the fix were not released and VW officials were not immediately available for comment.
Volvo will open a car plant in the U.S. as the Swedish automaker pursues a global comeback under Chinese ownership. The factory will start operation in 2018 and will produce vehicles built with the same underpinnings as the XC90, Volvo said.