27% of all new passenger cars sold worldwide are sold in China, though Q1 car sales there fell. But German premium carmakers have been able to buck that trend. They unveiled many world premieres at the Auto Shanghai.
The German auto giant has been ordered to recall an extra 60,000 Mercedes-Benz models built between 2012 and 2015, a German newspaper reports. The cars are believed to have been equipped with emissions-cheating software.
An unknown "illegal defeat device" was found in one of the carmaker's Mercedes models, a German newspaper reports. The country's auto sector is struggling to restore its reputation following the Dieselgate scandal.
The president had previously threatened to raise import tariffs on foreign cars as a matter of national security on May 18. It was announced that the decision over the hikes will be delayed for 180 days.
Car sales have fallen in all key regions, especially in China, the world's biggest auto market. With concerns about the economy and stricter emissions rules looming, there is no end in sight for carmakers' troubles.
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