Japan, Germany, the Czech Republic and the US – this week Drive It! tests cars from all over the world. With the Honda HR-V Sport SUV, Mercedes CLS 350d sedan, Skoda Superb station wagon and Jeep Wrangler Rubicon, there's something for everyone.
German police have taken Porsche manager Jörg Kerner into custody, amid concerns that he could flee the country. The emissions scandal has spread from Volkswagen's core VW division to many other brands.
Despite China's car sales falling for nine months, German automakers are betting on new electric models to boost market share. Further headwinds could emerge when Beijing's generous electric car subsidies end next year.
Employees of the German luxury car maker Porsche are now being eyed by investigators in the emissions scandal which is slowly engulfing the industry and has already led to criminal and civil charges in America.
Volkswagen Slovakia is laying off 3,000 people by June as the parent company shifts its focus to electric vehicles. The domestic economy is heavily dependent on car production, and EU emissions targets mean big changes.
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