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.
For the first time since 1998, JD Power and Associates reported that the number of problems per 100 vehicles has increased in the United States. The study, with 41 million people, aims to raise defects in cars up to three years.
Ford is working on the development of a 3.0 V6 diesel engine for the recently launched new generation of F-150 pickup. The news was revealed by the website The Truth About Cars, citing internal sources of the automaker, who maintained anonymity.