French investigators probe palace party related to Ghosn prosecution

Carlos Ghosn in Norway

French prosecutors are probing a party which former Renault-Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn threw for his wife at the sumptuous Versailles palace will in the next few weeks ask judges to examine the case, bringing a prosecution a step closer. Prosecutors have been checking whether Ghosn – currently in Lebanon after he fled from Japan on […]

U.S. regulator to review the complaint against Mahindra

Mahindra XUV500

A U.S. regulator stated it will review part of a recommendation made last year that Indian automaker Mahindra and Mahindra infringed upon the intellectual property rights of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ Jeep SUV design. The International Trade Commission (ITC) stated it would take a look into administrative law judge’s initial determination last November that Mahindra’s Roxor […]

Jeep, Suzuki models found to have broken EU emissions regulations

2016 Jeep Cherokee overland two

Fiat Chrysler’s Jeep Grand Cherokee and Suzuki’s Vitara diesel models both breach emissions rules and must be fixed or be subjected to the ban on sales across Europe, the Dutch road authority ruled on Thursday. The RDW authority, acting as the reference regulator throughout the European Union, stated Jeep had developed a software repair and […]

Jaguar Land Rover to cut 10% of workforce at Halewood factory in UK

Jaguar Land Rover Discovery 5

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) stated on Wednesday it will reduce around 10% of the workforce at its northern English Halewood factory as it modifies shift patterns to boost performance at the site. The factory produces the Range Rover Evoque and Land Rover Discovery Sport vehicles but the Unite Union cautioned that the obstacles facing the […]

Toyota to recall 3.4 million vehicles worldwide due to air bags concerns

Pictures of Toyota Corolla

Toyota Motor stated on Tuesday it is set to recall 3.4 million vehicles worldwide as an electronic defect that can result in air bags not deploying in accidents. The recall, which concerns 2.9 million U.S. vehicles, covers 2011-2019 Corolla, 2011-2013 Matrix, 2012-2018 Avalon and 2013-2018 Avalon Hybrid vehicles and is connected to a reported fatal […]

Hyundai, Kia backs electric van startup Arrival Ltd with $110 million investment

Arrival Ltd

South Korea’s Hyundai Group is backing a UK electric vehicle startup that plans to start selling battery-powered delivery vans in 2021, the companies stated last week. Hyundai Motor and sister firm Kia Motors are making an investment of 100 million euros ($110 million) in Arrival Ltd. Founded in 2015 and based in London, Arrival has […]

Carlos Ghosn’s Japanese lawyers quit after he fled to Lebanon

junichiro hironaka

Japanese attorneys representing Carlos Ghosn, including lead lawyer Junichiro Hironaka, nicknamed ‘Razor’, quit on Thursday after the former Nissan chief’s flight to Lebanon from Japan, where he had been facing financial misconduct charges which he has denied. In an emailed statement, Hironaka stated everyone associated with the case at his practice had resigned, according to […]