Daimler decides on key points to streamline the company

Daimler decides on key points to streamline the company

Daimler and the General Works Council have agreed on key points in order to streamline the Group structure and thus increase efficiency and flexibility. Therefore, measures to reduce costs and employment in a socially responsible manner have jointly been agreed upon. Daimler will, among other things, use natural fluctuation to reduce jobs.

Audi increases upfront expenditure for electric mobility

Audi increases upfront expenditure for electric mobility

Audi AG has planned a total amount of approximately €37 billion ($40.7 billion) for research and development expenditure and investment in property, plant and equipment over the next five years.

BMW to build future electric MINI vehicles in China with Great Wall Motor

BMW to build future electric MINI vehicles in China with Great Wall Motor

The BMW Group and Great Wall Motor are driving e‑mobility forward by building a joint plant in China, where the BMW Group will produce future fully-electric models of its MINI brand.

Mercedes-Benz produces 55,555th Citaro buses

Mercedes-Benz produces 55,555th Citaro buses

Mercedes-Benz delivered the 55,555th urban bus of the successful Citaro model series. The anniversary bus is an all-electric, locally emission-free eCitaro which will be on the road for the Swedish Bergkvarabuss AB company in the port town of Trelleborg.

UK vehicle production falls 4% in October owing to weak demand

UK vehicle production falls 4% in October owing to weak demand

UK car manufacturing output fell 4.0% in October, with 134,752 units rolling off production lines, according to figures released today by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). This was 5,622 fewer models than in October last year.

Production of new Škoda Octavia begins at main plant in Mladá Boleslav

Production of new Škoda Octavia begins at main plant in Mladá Boleslav

The first fourth-generation Octavia rolled off the production line at Škoda Auto’s Mladá Boleslav plant.

500,000th S-Class rolls off the production line in Sindelfingen

500,000th S-Class rolls off the production line in Sindelfingen

The 500,000th current-generation S-Class saloon has rolled off the production line at the Mercedes-Benz Sindelfingen plant.

SMMT calls on next government to put sector at heart of economic and trade policies

SMMT calls on next government to put sector at heart of economic and trade policies

The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) has urged all parties to put UK Automotive at the heart of their economic and trade policies. Setting out the industry’s priorities for a new government, the trade body called for an ambitious, world-beating Brexit trade deal to maintain the sector’s competitiveness and ability to deliver innovation, productivity and prosperity for Britain.

CUPRA brand makes its debut in Mexico with the launch of the CUPRA Ateca

CUPRA brand makes its debut in Mexico with the launch of the CUPRA Ateca

CUPRA is revving its engines in Mexico. As part of its expansion strategy, the new brand is making its debut in the country by opening its first global flagship store and with the market launch of the CUPRA Ateca.

Tata Motors rolls out the first Altroz from its Pune plant

Tata Motors rolls out the first Altroz from its Pune plant

Tata Motors rolled out the first unit of Altroz from its plant in Pune. With this, the company is all set for the launch of the highly anticipated, premium hatchback in Jan 2020.

Mercedes-Benz celebrates 25 years of production in India

Mercedes-Benz celebrates 25 years of production in India

This year marks two major milestones for the local success story of Mercedes-Benz Cars assembly in India.

Audi concludes fundamental agreement with Works Council

Audi concludes fundamental agreement with Works Council

Audi is taking sustained action for greater economy, flexibility and secure jobs. The Board of Management and employee representatives have reached a fundamental agreement within the framework of Audi.Zukunft. The decisions relate in particular to the optimisation of production capacities at the two German plants and socially responsible workforce adjustments while extending job guarantee up to the end of 2029.

Hyundai to establish its first Indonesian manufacturing plant

Hyundai to establish its first Indonesian manufacturing plant

Hyundai Motor Company announced that it has entered into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Indonesian government to build its first manufacturing plant in the country.

Volkswagen is making faster progress towards sustainable and efficient production

Volkswagen is making faster progress towards sustainable and efficient production

Volkswagen Group is making faster progress towards sustainable and efficient production. At the same time, the company continues to make good progress towards reducing its production costs.

Nissan leads calls for battery technology roll-out to achieve European Climate Change targets

Nissan leads calls for battery technology roll-out to achieve European Climate Change targets

An action plan to unlock the potential of electric vehicles and battery technology and enable Europe to meet its goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2050 has been unveiled. The proposals are designed to increase renewable energy generation, electric vehicle (EV) ownership and the integration of vehicles with power grids across European countries.

Ford issues safety recall for select 2019 Ford Ranger vehicles

Ford issues safety recall for select 2019 Ford Ranger vehicles

Ford Motor Company is issuing a safety recall for select 2019 Ford Ranger vehicles. In affected vehicles, the inline electrical connector terminals for the tail lamps may be misaligned or not properly seated.