Toyota kept its title as the world's top-selling carmaker in 2015, putting it ahead of scandal-ridden Volkswagen and US rival General Motors. Toyota sold more than 10 million vehicles last year, beating its own forecast.
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.
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.
New car sales have taken a dive across the EU. But according to a trade group's analysis, the marked decrease is solely attributable to the introduction of a new emissions test cycle and a sales peak before its launch.
Toyota has picked the region of Silesia in southern Poland as the site for a new car factory. As Europe turns its back on diesel cars, the rush is on for electric and hybrid cars and Poland wants to be in on the action.
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