France's auto industry saw its worst numbers in 2013 in 15 years. Sales are stagnant, demand is low, and French carmakers are way behind international competitors in growing markets.
French prosecutors have launched a judicial inquiry into allegations that carmaking giant PSA has cheated on diesel pollution test. It's the latest twist in a huge results rigging scandal which VW started in 2015.
Car sales in the European Union enjoyed their strongest October in eight years, with new car sales up by almost six percent. But poor performance in Britain and Ireland is holding the bloc back.
Automakers at the Frankfurt car show, IAA, have been highlighting their e-auto credentials and distancing themselves from Dieselgate. But how will this impact the European car industry and its 12.6 million employees?
The French automaker has said that it is in talks to "expand existing projects" with the German car company. Rumors have been circulating for months that GM would try to launch another major bid to offload the brand.
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