The US economy is picking up and that is also reflected in car sales. February auto sales soared to a 15-year high for the month. And it's SUVs and luxury cars that take center stage at this year's New York Auto Show.
The German car group is offering owners of older diesel cars rebates of up to 10,000 euros when they trade in their vehicle for a new lower-emissions car. VW subsidiaries Audi and Porsche have announced similar plans.
Luxury sports carmaker Ferrari has said it may build a crossover utility vehicle, calling the SUV market "too big and too inviting" to ignore. It promised the brand's exclusivity would not be compromised.
Police in Mali said four gunmen had attacked the luxury Campement Kangaba resort east of the capital. Two victims and three of the assailants have been killed while one attacker escaped.
Two years of leaks about emissions cheating and pollution fears have damaged Germany's standing as the world leader in car production. But analysts think the scandal could have surprising positives for the industry.
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