Workers at the Vauxhall plant in Ellesmere Port, England, were told that production of the Astra would be delayed because of the continuing uncertainty around Brexit but PSA said the launch will go ahead as planned.
Mitsubishi may be a small player in Europe, but in a declining market it increased sales in the first nine months of 2019. The strongest growth is coming from the Outlander SUV, which is Europe’s best-selling plug-in hybrid. Mitsubishi Europe CEO Bernard Loire spoke with Automotive News Europe about the brand’s future.
Toyota will find it difficult to increase profits in Europe because of tougher regulatory CO2 targets, which will push the automaker to add expensive full-electric vehicles and more plug-in hybrids. Johan van Zyl, who has led Toyota Europe since 2015, discussed this and more with Automotive News Europe.