Mazda and Toyota announce additional investment in their joint-venture manufacturing plant in the US

Aug 14, 2020    OEM

Mazda Toyota Manufacturing, (MTM), the new joint-venture between Mazda Motor Corporation and Toyota Motor Corporation, announced an additional $830 million investment to incorporate more cutting-edge manufacturing technologies to its production lines and provide enhanced training to its workforce of up to 4,000 employees.

Kia Motors to accelerate diversification of global mobility services

Aug 14, 2020    OEM

Kia Motors Corporation has announced plans to expand its partnerships with global mobility companies to meet the needs of a diverse range of customers worldwide. Kia’s President and CEO Ho Sung Song shared the company’s strategy for global mobility during his visit to the company’s Sohari plant in Korea to review launch preparations for the new fourth-generation Kia Carnival.

Daimler reaches agreements in principle to settle regulatory and civil proceedings in the United States regarding diesel emissions

Aug 14, 2020    OEM

Daimler AG and its subsidiary Mercedes-Benz USA LLC (MBUSA) have reached an agreement in principle with various U.S. authorities to settle civil and environmental claims regarding emission control systems of approx. 250,000 diesel passenger cars and vans in the United States.

Building EVs in America begins with engineering EVs in Chattanooga

Aug 13, 2020    OEM

With the all-electric Volkswagen ID.4 due to be revealed in full-production form soon, Volkswagen has begun expanding its Chattanooga factory to build a North American center for electric vehicles – not only for assembly, but for engineering the EVs of the future.

BMW M GmbH begins test drives with the first BMW M3 Touring

Aug 12, 2020    OEM

A few weeks prior to the world premiere of the all-new BMW M3 Sedan, there are increasing signs of unparalleled model diversity in the range of premium mid-range BMW M automobiles. Together with the all-new BMW M4 Coupe, the new BMW M3 Sedan will be celebrating its world premiere in September 2020.

Toyota invests in solar energy to help power manufacturing operations in Alabama, Missouri and West Virginia

Aug 11, 2020    OEM

Toyota is adding 10.8 acres of new solar arrays across the company's plants in Alabama, Missouri and West Virginia, reducing its reliance on outside energy needed for operations. The solar arrays will offset 6,480,000 kWh energy – the equivalent of powering nearly 800 homes per year. Toyota's $9.3 million solar investment will generate 4.95 megawatts of energy and reduce CO2 emissions at the plants by 4,304 metric tons annually.

Ssangyong Motors relocate UK Operations

Aug 7, 2020    OEM

SsangYong Motors UK Limited, the importer of SsangYong vehicles and parts from South Korea, has confirmed the move of its headquarters from Luton in Bedfordshire to Swindon, Wiltshire.

Isuzu D-Max sales up 50% for best July on record

Aug 6, 2020    OEM

The award-winning Isuzu D-Max has recorded its strongest ever sales performance for July, up 50% on the same month last year. As the company prepares for launch of the All-New D-Max in 2021, Isuzu UK is recruiting new dealers to help it achieve its medium-term target of 10,000 sales per year by 2025.

New car registrations in the UK up 11.3% as pent-up demand helps lift market

Aug 5, 2020    OEM

UK new car registrations rose for the first time this year, by 11.3% in July, according to figures published by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). Some 174,887 cars were registered in July 2020 as dealerships across the UK opened for their first full month of trading since February. This represents a significant improvement on the same month last year, when declining business and consumer confidence undermined the market.

BMW Group reaffirms outlook for full year 2020

Aug 5, 2020    OEM

At the halfway stage, the BMW Group remains on course towards achieving its targets for the full year. After implementing controlled cutbacks at many of its plants in March as a response to the foreseeable drop in global demand, the Group initiated a coordinated restart of its production facilities in the second quarter.

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