SEAT restarts production after street protests forced halt22.October 2019
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 CEO seeks to calm fears about push downmarket21.October 2019
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.
China’s vehicle market heading for another decline17.October 2019
September’s China vehicle market was the 15th consecutive monthly decline in China, the world’s largest and it’s a growing concern for the global automotive sector.
Porsche increases deliveries by three percent14.October 2019
In the first three quarters of 2019, Porsche AG delivered 202,318 vehicles worldwide. The sports car manufacturer therefore achieved an increase of three percent compared with the prior-year period.
(Česky) Kia připomněla Světový den mozkové obrny7.October 2019
Denmark calls for EU to phase out diesel, gasoline cars7.October 2019
Denmark, backed by 10 other European Union countries, called for a strategy to phase out diesel and gasoline cars, including allowing the ban of sales at member state-level by 2030 to combat climate change.
Rolls-Royce design chief departs after brief tenure4.October 2019
After roughly six months on the job, Rolls-Royce’s head of design, Jozef Kaban, has left the British ultraluxury brand and BMW Group.
VW’s top executives charged with stock market manipulation25.September 2019
Volkswagen Group’s two top leaders, CEO Herbert Diess and Chairman Hans Dieter Poetsch, were charged with market manipulation in Germany over allegations they failed to inform investors early enough about the automaker’s diesel-emissions scandal.
Skoda expects 15,000 sales for Superb plug-in hybrid24.September 2019
Skoda expects annual sales of 15,000 units for the Superb plug-in hybrid. Key markets for the midsize model will be Germany,the UK, Sweden and the Czech Republic
(Česky) Škoda začala v Kvasinách vyrábět Superb iV19.September 2019
Audi gets ultimatum to remove illegal diesel software18.September 2019
Germany’s KBA motor vehicle authority has told Audi that it faces penalties for its failure to remove illegal software from diesel cars that can manipulate emissions levels, the Bild am Sonntag newspaper reported.
GEFCO celebrates 15 years on the Slovak market17.September 2019
GEFCO Slovakia celebrates its 15th anniversary this year. Luc Nadal, the head of the group, informed journalists about the company history and current results in the region in Bratislava.
Nissan searching for third CEO in 3 years11.September 2019
Nissan is looking for its third CEO in as many years. Following the resignation of Hiroto Saikawa after a scandal over pay, the Japanese automaker’s board needs to find a leader who can guide the company through decade-low profits and job cuts as car sales slow globally.
Automakers urge Brexit delay rather than no-deal exit10.September 2019
Britain should delay Brexit beyond Oct. 31 rather than leave the European Union without a deal, which would be particularly harmful to large automakers, the head of the sector’s industry body said.
Battery-powered models to dominate in Frankfurt9.September 2019
The Frankfurt auto show will see debuts of key electric vehicles such as Porsche’s first series production EV, the Taycan, and Volkswagen’s mass-market battery-powered hatchback, the ID3.
Italy’s August car sales drop to 3%6.September 2019
Sales of new vehicles in Italy declined 3.1 percent in August to 88,939 units, according to the country’s Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport.
Škoda DigiLab launches eScooter sharing in Prague
ŠKODA AUTO DigiLab launches an eScooter sharing service, BeRider, in Prague. BeRider is now beginning its pilot phase.
VW’s authority had epic success and scandals3.September 2019
The brilliant but ruthless billionaire died Sunday, Aug. 25, at age 82 for reasons believed to be natural, after collapsing while dining at a restaurant. Where he will be burried?
Toyota will halt UK production for a day following Brexit2.September 2019
Toyota will not build cars at its factory in England, the day after Britain is scheduled to leave the European Union as the automaker looks to avoid disruption from a potentially disorderly Brexit.