Vauxhall Motors introduces new redesigned logo

Sep 23, 2020    OEM

Vauxhall Motors has officially unveiled its latest logo design, presenting a “confidently British” reworking of its iconic griffin emblem.

Škoda introduces plasma-coated cylinder blocks

Sep 17, 2020    OEM

Škoda Auto has put a new processing line for plasma coating into operation. This technically innovative concept allows conventional cylinder liners to be replaced with a powder coating that measures just 150 μm (0.15 mm). This will now be used when producing the new EVO three-cylinder engines from the EA211 series and will reduce internal friction.

Rolls-Royce resumes two-shift working with workforce maintained

Sep 14, 2020    OEM

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has announced that the company has resumed full two-shift production at its Global Centre of Luxury Manufacturing Excellence at Goodwood, West Sussex. The move means that the marque is now operating at pre-lockdown levels, with the workforce maintained and all manufacturing staff on site. Strict health, safety and hygiene measures remain in place, in line with the latest official guidance.

Production of the Bugatti Chiron Pur Sport due to start soon

Sep 9, 2020    OEM

The engine heat rises from the ventilation grilles, making the air shimmer. The brake discs crackle, the exhaust clicks rhythmically. After the last test lap, Andy Wallace gets out of the car and grins. He has driven the new Bugatti Chiron Pur Sport for the first time.

New car registrations down 5.8% in the UK

Sep 4, 2020    OEM

UK new car registrations declined by 5.8% in August, according to figures published by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). Just over 87,000 vehicles were registered during what is traditionally the quietest month of the year for new car sales.

Honda and General Motors to establish strategic alliance in North America

Sep 3, 2020    OEM

General Motors and Honda announced that they have signed a non-binding memorandum of understanding following extensive preliminary discussions toward establishing a North American automotive alliance. The scope of the proposed alliance includes a range of vehicles to be sold under each company’s distinct brands, as well as cooperation in purchasing, research and development, and connected services.

Groupe Renault announces new project to develop its organisation around its brands

Sep 3, 2020    OEM

Groupe Renault announced a plan to develop its organisation around its brands, grouping them mainly into four business units (BU): Renault, Dacia, Alpine and New Mobility. The objective would be to give each BU an autonomous organisation.

GR Yaris Production Has Started

Sep 2, 2020    OEM

On August 26th 2020, the first unit of GR Yaris serial production left the line at the Motomachi plant in Toyota City, Japan. Totally new, the production facility has been designed to meet the specific needs of the GR Yaris production.

Official opening of Factory 56 and start of production of the new Mercedes-Benz S-Class

Sep 2, 2020    OEM

Flexible, digital, efficient and sustainable: Factory 56 embodies the future of production at Mercedes-Benz and sets new standards for the automotive industry.

Škoda Auto invests €32 million in Enyaq iV production line at Mladá Boleslav

Sep 1, 2020    OEM

Škoda Auto has now completed the conversion of an existing production line at its main factory in Mladá Boleslav for MEB vehicles, which has been in progress since last summer. This work included structural changes to the building as well as modifications to the conveyor technology and final assembly line.

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