Italy’s August car sales drop to 3%register or log in. Sales of new vehicles in Italy declined 3.1 percent in August to 88,939 units, according to the...
Eighth Porsche Experience Centre to be built in Italy20. November
The eighth Porsche Experience Centre (PEC) worldwide and the biggest of its kind so far will be built at the “Autodromo di Franciacorta” racetrack in Italy.
European sales rise 9% in October19. November
European new-car sales rose 8.6 percent in October, driven by robust demand in Germany and France and a rebound in demand for Volkswagen Group brands that were hit by...
Two ex-VW board members charged18. November
Two former Volkswagen management board members and two other managers were charged by German prosecutors for paying too much to labor representatives.
Russia sales fell 5% in October; Skoda make gains15. November
Russia’s new-car sales fell 5.2 percent in October to 152,057, the Association of European Businesses (AEB) said in a statement.
VW may opt for Slovakia instead of Turkey for Passat production14. November
Volkswagen Group may decide to build its Passat midsize model in Slovakia in future instead of in a new factory in Turkey, according to sources.
Tesla plans to build factory in Germany13. November
Tesla plans to build its next factory near Berlin, CEO Elon Musk said, sending a stark message to Germany’s automakers that he is headed for their home turf.
PSA-FCA will maintain brands after merger12. November
PSA Group and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles have no plans to scrap any of their brands following their $50 billion merger, PSA CEO Carlos Tavares told a French television station.
European factories at risk in FCA-PSA merger7. November
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and PSA Group have said they will not to close factories if they merge but this promise is likely to come under heavy strain as the...
VW labor boss Osterloh blocks Turkey plant4. November
Volkswagen Group’s powerful labor unions vowed to block the automaker’s plan to build a factory in Turkey until violence triggered by the country’s cross-border offensive in northern Syria has...
Skoda adds plug-in, mild-hybrid variants to new Octavia lineup31. October
Skoda’s new Octavia compact model will come with plug-in hybrid and mild-hybrid versions. The compact car is Skoda’s best-selling model globally and offers the widest range of drivetrains and...
PSA and FCA merger makes sense for both30. October
Following the news that PSA Group and Fiat-Chrysler (FCA) are in discussions to combine operations and create a leading global group; David Leggett, Editor at GlobalData, a leading data...
VW touts connectivity leap for new Golf25. October
Volkswagen is adding advanced connectivity and semi-autonomous features to help its latest Golf retain buyers in a market shifting toward SUVs and full-electric cars.
VW has no alternative locations to Turkey plant23. October
Volkswagen Group is not scouting for alternative locations as it evaluates plans to build a new car factory in Turkey, said Andreas Tostmann, VW’s production chief.
SEAT restarts production after street protests forced halt22. October
Volkswagen Group’s Spanish brand, Seat, restarted production on Monday after the automaker was forced to halt output last week amid civil unrest in Barcelona.
Skoda CEO seeks to calm fears about push downmarket21. October
Skoda has sought to reassure its employees after reports suggested that its owner, Volkswagen Group, is considering repositioning the brand downward to compete with low-cost marques such as Renault’s...
China's vehicle market heading for another decline17. October
September’s China vehicle market was the 15th consecutive monthly decline in China, the world’s largest and it’s a growing concern for the global automotive sector.
Porsche increases deliveries by three percent14. October
In the first three quarters of 2019, Porsche AG delivered 202,318 vehicles worldwide. The sports car manufacturer therefore achieved an increase of three percent compared with the prior-year period.
Denmark calls for EU to phase out diesel, gasoline cars7. October
Denmark, backed by 10 other European Union countries, called for a strategy to phase out diesel and gasoline cars, including allowing the ban of sales at member state-level by...
Rolls-Royce design chief departs after brief tenure4. October
After roughly six months on the job, Rolls-Royce’s head of design, Jozef Kaban, has left the British ultraluxury brand and BMW Group.
VW's top executives charged with stock market manipulation25. September
Volkswagen Group’s two top leaders, CEO Herbert Diess and Chairman Hans Dieter Poetsch, were charged with market manipulation in Germany over allegations they failed to inform investors early enough...
Skoda expects 15,000 sales for Superb plug-in hybrid24. September
Skoda expects annual sales of 15,000 units for the Superb plug-in hybrid. Key markets for the midsize model will be Germany,the UK, Sweden and the Czech Republic