Guenter Verheugen, European Commission vice president of enterprise and industry, says European Union auto makers no longer will be able to classify SUVs as light commercial vehicles, which are subject to less-stringent pollution restrictions. The EC is proposing rule changes to an exemption that has enabled SUVs, and other passenger vehicles with a maximum mass of more than 5,512 lbs. (2,500 kg), to be type approved using emission standards of light commercial vehicles. Mercedes ...

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