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Results Must Improve: Audi CEO PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 14 October 2019

Audi in May outlined a strategy focused on sustainability that includes having 30 models with electrified drivetrains, of which 20 will be fully electric, by 2025. Audi have earmarked €14bn euros toward electric mobility, digitalisation, and autonomous

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VW's New Turkish Plant for Passats and Superbs PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 07 October 2019

The VW Group will build the next-generation Volkswagen Passat (shown) and Škoda Superb cars at a new plant in Turkey.

The factory will be located in Manisa, 40 km northeast of Izmir on Turkey's West coast.

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Daimler End Combustion Development, Go Full-Steam on EVs PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 30 September 2019

Daimler's recently-introduced latest versions could also be the last versions of their internal-combustion engines. The German giant have ended engine development; from now on, electric vehicles will take precedence. According to German motoring magazine Auto

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Great Wall Consider European Car Builds…Again PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 15 September 2019

Chinese automaker Great Wall presented two Wey-branded SUVs at the Frankfurt auto show, including their "S" (not to be confused with Tesla's).

Great Wall Chairman Wey Jianjun says the maker might again consider building a plant somewhere in the European

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SEAT Take to the Fast Lane on EV Releases PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 15 September 2019

Following SEAT's announcement of the Mii and el-Born, the brand's first two fully electric models, the maker's Cupra brand is also presenting the new Tavascan concept car.
It will be joined in by the new Seat Tarraco FR PHEV, the brand's first plug-in hybr

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VW Eye Chinese Supplier Buy-Ins PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 02 September 2019

Volkswagen Group, jockeying for access to key technology in the world's largest auto market, are looking at potential investments in Chinese automotive suppliers.

Options under discussion include buying equity stakes or getting into joint ventures especially

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Volkswagen to Show New Logo at IAA PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 26 August 2019

Volkswagen will present a new brand design and new logo at IAA. The presentation of the brand is to become 'significantly younger, more digital and generally more modern'.

The brand relaunch coincides with the launch of the all-electric ID.3, which VW

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Honda enhances passenger-side safety with next-gen airbag PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 26 August 2019

Beginning next year, Honda will roll out a next-generation passenger-side airbag designed to reduce the probability of injuries in a wider variety of frontal crashes.
The automaker previewed the technology for the press at its Honda R&D Americas complex here.

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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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