The WLTP storm is becoming a hurricane. The new emissions test is proving quite challenging as many car makers are still dealing with the homologations. It was the main reason of the big drops of registrations in Europe during September, with many countries posting double-digit drops. With the WLTP, the European legislation is becoming more and more challenging for the car makers.
One of the main consequences of the tougher requirements is the change on the product planning. The homologation gets more difficult when there are more versions, partly because under the new conditions all of them have to be tested. It all happens at the same time the diesel cars continue to lose ground in several markets in Europe.