The top stories from Automotive News Europe's November 8, 1999, issue -- and how they developed.
Leach leaves Mazda
Mazda product czar Martin Leach will move to Ford of Europe as Ford's head of global small-car programs.
Audi launches CVT
Audi plans to equip most of its larger-engine models with continuously variable transmissions. The A6 Multitronic is the first large-engine car to be coupled with a CVT in Europe.
D/C will kill Plymouth
DaimlerChrysler will eliminate its Plymouth passenger-car brand in the USA to focus on more upscale models. Plymouth's Voyager and Grand Voyager minivans will be rebadged as Chryslers.