Volkswagen Chattanooga produces one-millionth vehicle

Jun 3, 2020    OEM

Volkswagen has achieved a key production milestone at its Chattanooga, Tennessee assembly plant with the completion of its one-millionth vehicle, an Aurora Red Metallic 2020 Volkswagen Passat R-Line.

Toyota Motor Europe starts production of new 1.5L TNGA engine in Poland

Jun 3, 2020    OEM

Belonging to Toyota’s New Global Architecture (TNGA) powertrain family, the engine will be installed in both the conventional and hybrid versions of the Toyota Yaris as well as the recently unveiled B-SUV Yaris Cross.

Bentley's Great Eight finishes production

Jun 2, 2020    OEM

The mighty Bentley 6¾-litre V8 engine – the longest serving V8 design in continuous production – has finally reached the end of its handcrafted manufacturing run.

Groupe Renault presents plan to reduce fixed costs

May 29, 2020    OEM

The draft plan's objective is to reduce fixed costs by more than 2 billion euros over 3 years and aims to restore the Group's competitiveness and ensure its long-term development within the framework of the Alliance.

Nissan unveils transformation plan to prioritise sustainable growth

May 29, 2020    OEM

Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. unveiled a four-year plan to achieve sustainable growth, financial stability and profitability by the end of fiscal-year 2023. The scalable plan, involving cost-rationalisation and business optimisation, will shift the company’s strategy from its past focus on inflated expansion.

Volkswagen Group Components presents the SPEED+ Awards

May 29, 2020    OEM

For the third consecutive year, Volkswagen Group Components awarded the Speed+ Award to its best performing plants. Thomas Schmall, CEO of Volkswagen Group Components, presented the coveted awards from the international and cross-brand competition for efficiency for the first time in an online event.

Aston Martin DB5 production resumes

May 28, 2020    OEM

Aston Martin DB5 production resumes after 55 years as build work begins on DB5 Goldfinger Continuation cars at Aston Martin Works.

Renault Nissan Mitsubishi Alliance adopts new cooperation business model

May 27, 2020    OEM

Groupe Renault, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. and Mitsubishi Motors Corporation, the members of one of the world’s leading automotive alliances, announced several initiatives as part of a new cooperation business model to enhance the competitiveness and profitability of the three partner companies.

JETTA now holds a 1% share in the Chinese market

May 26, 2020    OEM

JETTA, Volkswagen’s sub brand in China, continues to be a well-received option for buyers in China seeking to own a car for the first time. In April, JETTA delivered 13,500 cars to customers. This equals roughly 1% of the world’s largest automotive market, a development made possible by one of the best brand starts in Chinese history. From January to April, around 38,000 of the brand’s cars were sold.

ŠKODA AUTO Volkswagen India resumes production at both locations

May 26, 2020    OEM

Production at the Pune site to resume on 1 June; production of the SUPERB already underway in Aurangabad. Preparations for INDIA 2.0 projects continue unabated.

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