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PSA, Dongfeng to drop 2 China auto plants, halve workforce, Reuters reports PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 11 August 2019

PSA Group and partner Dongfeng Motor have agreed to cut thousands of jobs in China and drop two of their four shared assembly plants, according to a document seen by Reuters,

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The Millionth Seat Leon PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 04 August 2019

This week the third generation Seat Leon has achieved the million units sold mark since its launch in 2012.

Designed, developed and produced in Spain's Martorell municipality, the current-generation Leon has been built on VW's modular MQB platform since

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BMW CEO Krueger will not seek contract extension PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 08 July 2019

from Bloomberg

BMW CEO Harald Krueger will not make himself available for a contract extension after 2020, pre-empting deliberations about whether to give him another 5-year term at the automaker.

"Harald Krueger today informed the Chairman

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Ford's New Israel Research Centre PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 17 June 2019

Ford have opened a research centre in Israel, intended to help the automaker tap into the region's burgeoning mobility startup community. Israel in recent years has grown to rival Silicon Valley in terms of tech entrepreneurship, with success stories

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Nio ES6 Production Starts at Hefei PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 17 June 2019

Chinese EV startup Nio have begun series production of their second model, the ES6 at the Nio-JAC plant in Hefei, China—where the larger ES8 is also built.

The first ES6 should already have left the production hall. In the second half of this month, Nio want

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BMW, JLR in EV Parts Pact PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 10 June 2019

BMW will develop their next-generation electric motors, transmissions, and power electronics with Jaguar Land Rover, unveiling yet another industry alliance designed to lower the costs of developing electric cars.

"Together, we have the opportunity

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More Details on VW's Next Golf PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 03 June 2019

Compared to its predecessor, the Golf 8's cabin has a completely different layout , with a central screen that tries to merge with the digital gauges and a radical reduction of physical buttons. The lower side of the dashboard incorporates the slim air vents, separated

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Renault’s Board of Directors has decided to study with FCA the potential 50/50 merger PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 28 May 2019

Renault's Board of Directors met yesterday, Monday 27 May, to examine the proposal received from FCA (Fiat Chrysler Automobiles) regarding a potential 50/50 merger between

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BMW's Harald Krüger Sings Shareholder Praises in Munich PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 20 May 2019

Extract from the conference to the stakeholders

"Earning of €9.8bn is the second-highest Group earnings in our history. Our Group EBT margin was above 10%, and we invested almost €6.9bn in R&D.

"You are passionate about everything you do. You create

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German R&D Centre for Geely PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 20 May 2019

Geely Auto Group, who claim to be China's leading privately-owned automotive company, have opened a research and development facility at Raunheim, Germany. They say their intent is to accelerate innovation in new propulsion systems and next-generation

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Outside Perspective for Manley's FCA Team PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 20 May 2019

Since succeeding Sergio Marchionne as CEO last summer, Mike Manley (photo) has largely untangled FCA's organisational chart, delegated critical duties and given the leadership council several calculated infusions of new blood, inviting fresh perspectives

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