Volkswagen lays down clear rules to protect employees

Apr 8, 2020    OEM

For the resumption of production at Volkswagen, health takes priority over speed. For this reason, company management and the General Works Council have laid down clear rules and measures for the protection of employees in a works agreement.

UK new car registrations fall 44.4% in March

Apr 6, 2020    OEM

The UK new car market declined 44.4% in March, according to figures published by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). In the important plate change month 203,370 fewer cars were registered than in March 2019, as showrooms closed in line with government advice to contain the spread of the coronavirus.

BMW Group focuses on flexibility and solidarity in dealing with Coronavirus Pandemic

Apr 6, 2020    OEM

During the current coronavirus pandemic, protecting employees and taking responsibility for society are the number one priority for the BMW Group. At the same time, it is important to safeguard the company’s liquidity and secure its long-term success.

Chinese customers prefer the safety of their own cars

Apr 3, 2020    OEM

In China, there are indications that the corona pandemic is increasing the desire to travel in a protected space. In a recent study by the market research institute Ipsos, two out of three respondents say that they prefer their own car to public transport. Twice as many as before the corona outbreak.

Ford's European production suspended at least until May 4

Apr 3, 2020    OEM

Ford has confirmed that the temporary suspension of vehicle and engine production at most of its European manufacturing sites is now expected to run at least until May 4.

Mazda marks centenary with special edition models

Apr 3, 2020    OEM

Mazda has revealed its 100th Anniversary Special Edition series, a range of special versions of all the key passenger cars in the firm’s global line-up. Designed to celebrate the company’s centenary, the 100th Anniversary models adopt a white-and-burgundy two-tone exterior/interior combination, inspired by high-grade versions of Mazda’s first passenger car: the Mazda R360 Coupe.

Daimler signs €12 billion loan facility agreement

Apr 2, 2020    OEM

Daimler AG is increasing its financial flexibility with a further loan facility agreement in the amount of €12 billion ($13,08 billion).

Volkswagen extends suspension of production

Apr 1, 2020    OEM

The Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles and Volkswagen Group Components are extending the suspension of production at their German plants for a further five working days especially as a result of the continued fall in demand for vehicles and the challenges still faced by the supply chain.

GAC Motor resumes operations in China

Apr 1, 2020    OEM

In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, GAC Motor has introduced various preventative measures to protect its customers and employees, while working with partners from all regions to assist in the global effort against the epidemic.

2020 North American International Auto Show cancelled

Mar 31, 2020    OEM

The North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) announced it will cancel its June 2020 show in Detroit in light of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic sweeping across the world and the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s expected plans to repurpose TCF Centre into a temporary field hospital.

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