Two of the world's major automotive manufacturers plan to reduce the number of platforms for the respective ranges. According to Automotive News Europe, BMW and Mercedes-Benz site soon adopt such a policy in order to lower their costs.
Toyota, which launched last week the cornerstone of its new engine plant in Porto Feliz (SP) reported that, from 2016, will be produced in the plant blocks 1.3 and 1.5 of Etios and 1.8 and 2.0 of the new Corolla.
Skoda showed on Tuesday (11) the Octavia Scout. This is an "adventurous" version of the van, which will be shown to the public at the Geneva Motor Show in March and will hit the European market in the second half of 2014.