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Germany dismisses report on VW emissions manipulation
3.September 2018

Germany’s Transport Ministry said on Sunday there was no fresh news in a Bild am Sonntag report that Volkswagen Group engineers told investigators certain gasoline engines in VW, Audi and Porsche vehicles can be used to manipulate emissions tests.

Siemens and Bentley strengthen strategic alliance
27.August 2018

Strategic alliance with Bentley Systems, which started in 2016, to be further expanded. In the companies’ latest Alliance Board meeting, Bentley Systems and Siemens decided to further strengthen their strategic alliance.

Škoda continues on course for growth in July
14.August 2018

Škoda made a strong start to the second half of the year, delivering 99,700 vehicles to customers worldwide in July, and exceeding last year’s car deliveries by 14.6%. Alongside Europe (+15.7%), ŠKODA made considerable gains in Russia (+24.7%), China (+13.9%) and India (+12.7%).

Automakers risk $16 billion in fines on EU emission breaches
7.August 2018

Manufacturers ranging from Renault to Mercedes-Benz maker Daimler are on the hook for total fines in excess of 14 billion euros ($16 billion), should they fail to comply with tighter emission regulation phased in from 2020, an analysis by IHS Markit shows.

Škoda marketing communication to OPTIMIST and thjnk
3.August 2018

ŠKODA AUTO has awarded its international marketing communication account to a collaboration between the agencies OPTIMIST and thjnk. They entered the competitive tender process together and were convincing with their pitch.

BMW will open $1.2 billion car plant in Hungary
1.August 2018

BMW is investing 1 billion euros ($1.17 billion) in a new assembly plant in Hungary, its first factory in Europe in nearly two decades as the automaker strengthens its European footprint amid growing protectionism.

New CEO of the BMW Region Central Europe
30.July 2018

BMW AG will appint Neil Fiorentinos as the new CEO of BMW Group Region Central & Southeastern Europe on September 1, 2018. Fiorentinos replaces Christoph v. Tschirschnitz, who has decided to accept new management challenges outside the BMW Group.

BMW sponsored Carlsbad Classic Race
16.July 2018

BMW Czech Republic was, as in the past year, a partner of the Carlsbad Classic race car. The sixth year of this “rally” started in Karlovy Vary from Thermal Hotel on Friday afternoon (July 13, 2018).

Skoda aims to end VW Group’s India failures
10.July 2018

The Volkswagen Group is making its biggest bet yet in India after announcing that its Skoda brand will spend 1 billion euros ($1.16 billion) in the country developing and building new models both for Skoda and the other VW brands.