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 stopped.
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 body styles in the brand’s lineup.
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 and analytics company, offers his view.
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 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 Dacia.
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