Peugeot-Citroen will cut 400 jobs at a Vauxhall factory in Ellesmere Port, England. A spokesperson for the company said the job cuts are painful but necessary to ensure the factory remains open and profitable.
Audi will present the second-generation A7 at a private event held in its home town of Ingolstadt, Germany, on October 19th. The reveal is scheduled for 7 pm CET, according to the automaker, and enthusiasts can stream it live by going to the official Audi website.
An owner's manual for the 2018 Jeep Wrangler (JL generation) was leaked to JLForums.com. The manual confirms new options (including a forthcoming power-folding soft top) and updates to characteristic Wrangler features, such as its folding windshield and removable doors. http://bit.ly/2hJvEAV
The closing of the Holden Elizabeth plant in South Australia this Friday will mark the end of automotive manufacturing in the country. The facility produced the Holden Commodore, which was exported to America under the Chevrolet SS nameplate (and previously the Pontiac G8). The shuttering of the facility will mark the end of the SS and its companion vehicle, the law-enforcement-spec Caprice. http://bit.ly/2hJneJC
Performance reviews at Tesla have reportedly resulted in hundreds of terminations of employees in the company's Model X, Model S and SolarCity operations. As many as 700 employees may have been purged in the process. The company has been under fire for missing production targets for its new Model 3 compact. http://bit.ly/2hJyJRb
French automaker PSA will cut jobs from its Ellesmere Port facility in England, the company has announced. Reuters reports that 400 jobs will be lost at the plant, which assembles the Vauxhall Astra. Vauxhall (known elsewhere in Europe as Opel) was divested from G.M. and purchased by PSA earlier this year. http://reut.rs/2yMWfYG