Driven by low gasoline prices and high profit margins, drivers and carmakers in the US are smitten with SUVs.
Invited by the US administration, three German car bosses went to Washington — an unusual move. The upshot is that, if anything, there's probably more understanding now for each other's positions, say DW's Henrik Böhme.
Top executives from Volkswagen, Daimler and BMW met with US President Donald Trump seeking to stave off pending tariffs on automobile imports. The German bosses promised to invest more in the US.
US carmaker General Motors (GM) has announced 14,000 job cuts and the closure of several plants worldwide, including four in the US. President Donald Trump is furious, but he's partly to blame, says DW's Henrik Böhme.
Transport Minister Andreas Scheuer has announced that German car manufacturers have agreed to retrofit older diesel vehicles at their own cost. BMW, however, has refused to go along with the plan.
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