Personnel changes at Volkswagen Design

Dec 5, 2019    People

Klaus Bischoff, Chief Designer at the Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand, will take over as Head of Group Design effective April 1, 2020, initially serving in both capacities. Jozef Kabaň will lead Design at the Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand from July 1, 2020. Michael Mauer, who currently heads both Group Design and Design at Porsche, will concentrate on his responsibilities at Porsche once the changes have come into effect.

UK witnesses record demand for alternatively fuelled cars in November

Dec 5, 2019    OEM

The UK new car market fell 1.3% in November, with 156,621 models registered, according to figures released today by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

Hadi Zablit appointed Alliance General Secretary

Dec 5, 2019    People

As of December 9th, Hadi Zablit has been appointed Alliance General Secretary, reporting to the Alliance Operating Board and the CEOs of the three companies.

Volkswagen Group Components to produce battery systems for all EVs built on the MEB platform

Dec 5, 2019    OEM

Up to 550 kilometres with just one battery charge: Volkswagen’s fully electric ID.3 has impressive driving dynamics and great ranges. It is the first model of a product line of vehicles based on the modular electric drive matrix (MEB). Its fast charging capability allows the ID.3 to be recharged with 100 kW charging power within 30 minutes for a range of around 290 kilometres (WLTP).

BENTELER plants celebrate decades of Metal Processing Competence

Dec 5, 2019    Tier Suppliers

Twelve BENTELER locations have achieved significant milestones this year: From Chongqing, China completing its first year of operation to Chrastava, Czech Republic and Burgos, Spain reaching their 20th and 30th.

Goodyear begins Intelligent Tyre pilot with European fleets

Dec 5, 2019    Technology

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has initiated a new pilot programme with Redspher, a transport and logistics group operating in 19 countries throughout Europe, aligning with the company's focus on providing mobility solutions to fleets.

Ulrich Schrickel to be the new CEO of Brose Group

Dec 5, 2019    People

During a meeting held on 2 December 2019 the shareholders and advisory board of the Brose Group decided to make the following changes to the Brose executive management board: Ulrich Schrickel will become CEO of the Brose Group effective 1 January 2020.

Vauxhall reveals the new Insignia

Dec 5, 2019    Vehicle Launch

Vauxhall has revealed first images of the all-new Insignia, the brand’s flagship large saloon with a refreshed design and a wide range of improved technology features. With its dynamic exterior styling, high levels of efficiency and innovative new functions, Vauxhall (along with sister brand Opel) is looking to add to the success of the 1.2 million Insignia models delivered to customers (over 300,000 to UK customers) since it was first introduced ten years ago.

UVeye to unveil industry-leading Vehicle-Inspection Technology at CES

Dec 5, 2019    Technology

Israel's UVeye plans to unveil an industry leading vehicle-inspection system based on deep-learning technology that can identify even the smallest exterior defects on any vehicle within seconds. The company's Atlas 360-degree quality-control system will be shown for the first time in North America at CES 2020 in Las Vegas next month.

Limited Edition Continental GT celebrates Bentley’s Pikes Peak record

Dec 5, 2019    Vehicle Launch

Bentley has announced details of a striking Continental GT Limited Edition that celebrates a record-breaking automotive achievement from earlier in the British marque’s centenary year. The run of special coupes is restricted to just 15 examples and honours Bentley’s accomplishment at the demanding International Hill Climb event in the USA in June.

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