BMW expands recall on fire risk to 1.6 million vehicles23.October 2018
BMW is recalling about 1.6 million diesel cars to fix a potential fire hazard in their engines, expanding repairs from just under half a million vehicles in Europe and Asia.
(Česky) Historie: Autem roku 2018 se stal Karoq5.October 2018
(Česky) Dodavatelé pro Auto roku 2018 v ČR4.October 2018
Automakers warn against tough emissions caps ahead of EU vote3.October 2018
European automakers’ industry association ACEA warned that excessively steep cuts in carbon dioxide emissions limits on cars and vans could harm the industry and cost jobs ahead of a vote by the European Parliament on the new targets.
Skoda unions oppose moving Superb output to Germany19.September 2018
Trade unions at Volkswagen Group’s Czech unit Skoda oppose any idea of moving some of the production of its flagship Superb sedan to German plants.
VW, BMW, Daimler face EU probe over collusion on emissions tech18.September 2018
The European Commission has opened a formal investigation into whether German automakers BMW, Daimler and Volkswagen Group colluded to avoid competition in developing clean emissions technology.
(Česky) SUV vozy otestovalo v Čertousích 30 novinářů7.September 2018
Germany dismisses report on VW emissions manipulation3.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.
Škoda workers fear moving of production to Germany31.August 2018
Workers at Skoda Auto’s Mlada Boleslav plant fear that the Volkswagen Group, owners of the Czech marque, intend to shift a part of the production to Germany or other countries abroad.
PSA halts 308 output at Sochaux plant after gearbox problem30.August 2018
PSA Group has halted production of the Peugeot 308 at its plant in Sochaux, France, after the factory ran out of manual transmissions.
VW plans wave of dismissals following diesel scandal27.August 2018
Volkswagen Group plans to fire a group of engineers and managers implicated in the automaker’s diesel emissions-cheating scandal, German press reports said.
VW CEO Diess received memo about fallout from emissions violations27.August 2018
Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess was given a memorandum warning the company might face legal action in the U.S. over the use of cheating software in cars just days before the scandal broke, a public broadcaster reported.
Siemens and Bentley strengthen strategic alliance27.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.
S. Korea to ban 20,000 BMWs following engine fires15.August 2018
South Korea’s transport ministry said on Tuesday it would ban about 20,000 BMW vehicles from the streets amid mounting public fears about engine fires.
Škoda continues on course for growth in July14.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%).
BMW apologizes over 27 engine fires in S. Korea7.August 2018
BMW’s South Korean unit apologized over 27 engine fires between January and July that have prompted a government probe and a major backlash from consumers.
Automakers risk $16 billion in fines on EU emission breaches7.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 thjnk3.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 Hungary1.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.