Conti notes slowdown in global car production

Hanover, Germany – Continental AG has noted a slowdown in global production of passenger cars and light commercial vehicles, driven largely by recent emissions-control measures in Europe.

Citing preliminary industry data, the German automotive supplier said vehicle production in Europe fell by 6% year-on-year in the third quarter of 2018.

The decline was mainly due to the introduction of the Worldwide Harmonized Light Vehicles Test Procedure (WLTP) for measuring exhaust-gas emissions, the group said in an 8 Nov financial statement.

The WLTP test has been mandatory in the…

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