Volkswagen Group’s Skoda division said talks with India’s Tata Motors on a strategic alliance have ended because the two automakers failed to achieve planned cost savings.
Renault is poised to raise its bet on Russia, voting with other shareholders in troubled AvtoVAZ to launch an 85 billion ruble (1.2 billion euro) recapitalization in which the French carmaker may be the sole cash contributor.
Volkswagen Group is not considering the sale of any of its brands or a capital increase to cope with the costs of its emissions scandal, Chairman Hans Dieter Poetsch told German business daily Boersen-Zeitung.
Audi’s labor boss has called on the automaker’s top management to build more electric models in Germany and extend a job guarantee for workers in its home market beyond 2018.
Nissan could decide to end production of its Juke subcompact SUV in the UK after the country voted to leave the EU. Nissan Chief Performance Officer Trevor Mann declined to give assurances that Juke output will continue at the automaker’s factory in Sunderland.
Nissan wants Britain to pledge compensation for any tax barriers resulting from its decision to leave the European Union, or the Japanese automaker could scrap a potential new investment in the country’s biggest car plant, CEO Carlos Ghosn said.
Skoda may take another year before deciding whether to sells its cars in the U.S. Volkswagen Group’s value brand plans first to enter the South Korean and Iranian markets next year.
VW Group’s former CEO, Martin Winterkorn, approved a plan to disclose only partial information on the automaker’s software rigging to U.S. authorities seven weeks before the scandal broke last September, Bild am Sonntag newspaper reported.
In total, Škoda Auto has delivered more than 580,000 ŠKODA YETIs to customers worldwide. Due to high demand, ŠKODA is currently expanding the capacity for the production of the compact SUV.
Jaguar Land Rover has started work on its new factory in Slovakia. The plant will build a range of all-new aluminum Jaguar Land Rover vehicles, JLR said in a statement on Tuesday.
Volvo’s fully autonomous truck is the first in the world to be tested in operations deep underground in the Kristineberg Mine. The self-driving truck is part of a development project aimed at improving the transport flow and safety in the mine.
Twenty years ago, on 3 September 1996, former Czech President Vaclav Havel gave the starting signal for the production of the ŠKODA OCTAVIA in the newly opened part of the plant at the company’s headquarters.
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