The top stories from Automotive News Europe's August 2, 1999, issue -- and how they developed.
Medium minivan sales soar
Medium minivan sales in Europe will surpass large minivan sales by 2000. The segment, which was created by the Renault Megane Scenic, grew 26 percent to about 210,000 units in the first six months of 1999.
Volvo will battle BMW
Volvo Car Corp. is developing a mid-sized sports sedan to rival the BMW 3 series. The S60 is at the center of Volvo's plans to join the elite of Europe's luxury carmakers.
Porsche harmonizes prices
Porsche is the first carmaker to offer unified pre-tax car prices across its model range in Europe. Starting this month, Porsche will charge the same prices for its cars in five European countries -- Germany, France, Italy, Spain and Portugal.