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Volkswagen handed over the Golden Needles
28.February 2018

Porsche Czech Republic, the Volkswagen passenger cars division, handed over the Golden Needles for 2017 in February. At the Augustine Hotel in Prague, the company celebrated the three best sales and service representatives of the Volkswagen brand in the Czech Republic.

Porsche remains committed to diesel
27.February 2018

Porsche expects to launch a diesel version of the new-generation Cayenne SUV this year and may offer the powertrain in the smaller Macan crossover as well, a top executive said, denying reports that the automaker plans to abandon the technology.

France looks to help industry adapt to diesel decline
27.February 2018

The French government has a message for automakers and suppliers who are grappling with the swift decline of diesel sales. Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire will meet with industry leaders in early April to discuss ways to save the 12,000 French jobs related to diesel engines and components.

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German court rules in favor of city bans on diesels
27.February 2018

A top German court ruled on Tuesday in favor of allowing major cities to ban heavily polluting diesel cars, a move likely to hit the value of 12 million vehicles in Europe’s largest market and force automakers to pay for costly modifications.

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The Golden Wheel poll knows the winners
26.February 2018

The winners of the 41st Annual Motorcycle Poll, the 2017 Golden Steering Wheel, took over their trophies. The announcement of the poll was held in the congress hall of the PVA Expo in Letňany, Prague.

New marketing manager in Cebia
23.February 2018

Cebia longtime marketing manager Jan Dryák leaves the company on February 28th, 2018. He is heading to one of the big Czech investor groups. Cebia puts on a new press spokesperson on March 1.

German court delays ruling on diesel ban to next week
23.February 2018

A German court on Thursday delayed a ruling on whether major cities can ban heavily polluting diesel cars, which could hit the resale value of 15 million vehicles in Europe’s largest market and force automakers to pay for costly modifications.

VW may face new U.S. emissions probe
23.February 2018

Congress should investigate new allegations that Volkswagen Group diesel cars were sold overseas with rigged software after the company’s $14.7 billion settlement of a cheating scandal in the U.S., a Republican lawmaker said.

Kia will partially electrify Ceed lineup
20.February 2018

Kia will add a 48-volt mild hybrid Ceed next year to the compact hatchback’s gasoline and diesel engine lineup, the automaker’s chief operating officer for Europe, Michael Cole, said.

Czech R. will host the V4 Automotive Summit
19.February 2018

Czech Automobile Industry Association convenes an international conference of Visegrad countries in Prague in mid-April. The topics will be new CO2 emissions regulation and the arrival of clean mobility. Who will be on the invitations list?

Hyundai wants to sell 22,000 cars in the CR
18.February 2018

Hyundai Motor Czech invited the motorcar journalists to Hyundai Brand Experience Center on Tuesday, February 13, 2018. The brand’s leaders evaluated the past year 2017, showing plans and product news for 2018.

Audi denies CEO Stadler will be replaced by Vahland
18.February 2018

German daily newspaper Bild reported that Stadler will be replaced in April because of his handling of Audi’s part in Volkswagen AG’s diesel-emissions scandal, with former Skoda CEO Winfried Vahland seen as his most likely successor.

Brexit shock begins to hit the UK car industry
18.February 2018

Jobs have been cut at Vauxhall, Jaguar Land Rover plans production curbs and union bosses fear this is just the prelude. For some in the industry, this is also just the beginning of wider disruption that will be caused by Britain’s vote to leave the European Union.

CZECH TOP 100 leaders met in Mototechna
18.February 2018

The Regional Meeting for Entrepreneurs and Entrepreneurs from Central Bohemia and Prague, prepared by the CZECH TOP 100 Association, gathered 130 representatives of companies and individual entrepreneurs from both regions. The host of the meeting was the retailer of Mototechna, which belongs to the AAA AUTO Group.

Scuderia launches a Maserati campaign
8.February 2018

Scuderia Praha, the official dealer of Maserati and Ferrari in the Czech Republic, is launching a new advertising campaign. Its goal is to promote brand excellence as well as to increase sales of the Maserati Levante and Ghibli models, including the communication of their main strengths.

Ford wants to sell trucks in the Czech Republic
8.February 2018

Ford Trucks International announced at a press conference at the Corinthia Hotel Prague entrance to the Czech Republic. Ford Trucks trucks will be distributed by F TRUCKS, an importer for the Czech Republic.

Yanfeng Interiors honors its suppliers in Europe
8.February 2018

Yanfeng Automotive Interiors (YFAI) recognized the outstanding performance of its European suppliers with the European Supplier Award. A total of 15 suppliers yesterday received awards in various categories at YFAI’s European headquarters in Neuss.

Renault and DiDi Chuxing explore car-sharing in China
7.February 2018

Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi, the automotive alliance, announced it has signed a memorandum of understanding with DiDi Chuxing (‘DiDi’), the leading Chinese mobile transportation platform, to explore future business cooperation on a new electric vehicle car-sharing program in the People’s Republic of China.

Czech Golden Eye Poll has 12 finalists
6.February 2018

The Golden Eye for the Best Picture of the 2017 Season of the Motorized Sport Competition has recorded a record 280 photos. The Pozitif Publishing Agency announced 12 finalists.

Porsche CR targets CZK 30 billion this year
5.February 2018

Porsche Czech Republic Managers Franz Pommer and Vratislav Strašil praised the annual press conference in Prague last year’s results. They also revealed product and business plans for 2018.