Seat increased purchases from suppliers by 5.6% in 2018

Apr 17, 2019    OEM

In a record year for Seat, the Purchases area managed a volume of €7.137 billion ($8.065 billion) in 2018, which represents a 5.6% increase compared to the previous year.

Volkswagen bets big on SUVs in China

Apr 16, 2019    OEM

Volkswagen plans an extensive model offensive in China. The brand will have doubled its SUV range by 2020. Volkswagen announced during the Auto Shanghai 2019, that the share of SUVs is expected to rise to up to 40%. It is targeting the tradiotional market as well as the growing e-mobility sector.

Toyota exhibits its electrified portfolio at Auto Shanghai 2019

Apr 16, 2019    OEM

Toyota announced the premiere of its C-HR and IZOA battery electric vehicles (BEVs) as part of its activities on the opening day of Auto Shanghai 2019. The C-HR and IZOA will be the first BEVs to launch in China under the Toyota brand. Sales on the new models are slated to start from 2020.

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Dongfeng Honda completes construction of its new plant in Wuhan, China

Apr 16, 2019    OEM

Dongfeng Honda Automobile Co., Ltd., a Honda automobile production and sales joint venture in China, held an opening ceremony to commemorate the completion of construction of its third automobile plant in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China.

Volkswagen Group to intensify its NEV strategy in China

Apr 15, 2019    OEM

China will play a key role in the Volkswagen group’s global transformation and its accompanying decarbonisation program. Thus, this year will see an intensified roll-out of new energy models. Volkswagen Group China aims to produce more than half of the group’s global objective of 22 million BEVs by 2028.

Honda produces the millionth transmission at its plant in Celaya, Mexico

Apr 15, 2019    OEM

Honda Mexico celebrated the milestone of producing one million units of CVT transmissions at its Transmission plant in the manufacturing complex of Celaya, Guanajuato, This comes in less than 4 years since manufacturing operations started at the plant in July 2015.

Volvo to begin production of XC40 at the multi-brand Luqiao plant in China

Apr 15, 2019    OEM

Volvo Cars is starting production of its XC40 in Luqiao, China to meet ever-growing demand for the company’s first compact premium SUV. The XC40 was launched in late 2017 to global acclaim.

The all new Vauxhall Corsa sheds 10% of its weight

Apr 15, 2019    OEM

Available to order this summer, Vauxhall’s all-new, fifth generation Corsa has achieved a significant weight loss, with the new model weighing in from just 980kg.

Groupe Renault's new Design Centre opens in Shanghai

Apr 15, 2019    OEM

Groupe Renault’s Design Department, already present in France, Romania, South Korea, Brazil and India, is pursuing its strategy of international expansion with the opening of a new design centre in Shanghai. The new Renault Design Centre Shanghai will imagine and design future Groupe Renault models directly addressing the expectations of Chinese customers.

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