Jaguar Land Rover gears up for its electrified future

Jaguar Land Rover gears up for its electrified future

Jaguar Land Rover revealed plans to manufacture a range of new electrified vehicles at its manufacturing plant in Castle Bromwich, UK. The announcement is the next significant step in delivering on the company’s commitment to offer customers electrified options for all new Jaguar and Land Rover models from 2020.

UK new car market declines for fourth consecutive month

UK new car market declines for fourth consecutive month

UK new car registrations declined for a fourth consecutive month in June, with year-on-year demand falling by 4.9% to 223,421 units, according to the latest figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

Volkswagen renames and expands Electronics Research Laboratory in the US

Volkswagen renames and expands Electronics Research Laboratory in the US

Volkswagen Group of America announced a new name and expanded role for the former Electronics Research Laboratory (ERL), and unveiled a unique vehicle concept that combines Volkswagen heritage with futuristic technology.

Renault Group awarded by World Economic Forum

Renault Group awarded by World Economic Forum

The World Economic Forum rewarded the Renault plant in Cléon (Seine-Maritime, France) as an “advanced lighthouse” for Industry 4.0, gratifying the Groupe Renault's commitment to a human, digital and connected industry of the future.

Euro NCAP releases ratings based on its latest safety tests

Euro NCAP releases ratings based on its latest safety tests

Euro NCAP released safety ratings of six new cars. Four of those have achieved five stars: the much talked about Tesla Model 3, the new Škoda Scala, the Mercedes-Benz B-Class and the latest GLE from the same stable. The new Kia Ceed and crossover SUV DS 3 Crossback rated four stars with equipment offered as standard but both make it into five stars territory when equipped with an optional safety pack.

Hyundai unveils new engine with CVVD technology

Hyundai unveils new engine with CVVD technology

Hyundai Motor Group has developed the world’s first Continuously Variable Valve Duration (CVVD) technology to feature in future Hyundai and Kia vehicles. The innovation was revealed at Hyundai Motorstudio Goyang on Wednesday alongside the Smartstream G1.6 T-GDi the first engine to feature the technology.

GM invests additional $20 million in Texas plant ahead of new SUV launch

GM invests additional $20 million in Texas plant ahead of new SUV launch

General Motors Co. is investing an additional $20 million at Arlington Assembly to upgrade plant conveyors in preparation for the launch of GM’s all-new full-size SUVs. GM has invested more than $1.4 billion in Arlington Assembly since 2015 to build a new paint shop and for body shop and general assembly area upgrades. The new upgrades at Arlington are scheduled to be completed next year.

Volkswagen reiterates its commitment to vehicle electrification in China

Volkswagen reiterates its commitment to vehicle electrification in China

Volkswagen is striving for the lead in transforming the auto industry towards electric mobility in China. This was endorsed by the CEO of Volkswagen AG, Dr. Herbert Diess, at the first World New Energy Vehicle Congress (WNEVC) in the southern Chinese city of Boao.

BMW begins production for three new BMW 8 Series models at its Dingolfing plant

BMW begins production for three new BMW 8 Series models at its Dingolfing plant

No fewer than three new models from the BMW 8 Series family went into production at BMW Group Plant Dingolfing: the new BMW 8 Series Gran Coupé, the new M8 Competition Coupé and the new M8 Competition Convertible. This brings the total number of luxurious sports coupé variants built at the plant in Lower Bavaria to five, with the sixth family member already on the horizon: The BMW M8 Gran Coupé will also celebrate its world premiere later this year, as the Dingolfing plant expands its position as the BMW brand’s primary plant for luxury cars and continues its product offensive in this segment.

Volkswagen Group to establish Sustainability Ratings for suppliers

Volkswagen Group to establish Sustainability Ratings for suppliers

As of 1st July 2019, the Volkswagen Group will introduce a worldwide Sustainability Rating for its suppliers. This enables the company to assess the sustainability conduct of its business partners in its supply chain with regard to risks relating to human rights, environmental protection and corruption.